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Google Fiber Comes To Kansas City

Klaruz Re:Topeka's renaming stunt didn't work. (162 comments)

I don't think you'd get a COOP working, but you may be able to get the municipality to do so. You can do that in Kansas, but not Missouri, it's illegal. Same with Nebraska, Texas and Arkansas. The telecoms are actively lobbying to get laws passed in other states as well.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/07/who-supports-city-owned-fiber-networks-the-us-government.ars

The proper thing to do is sit back and wait, the telcos are sitting on a huge pile of money we gave them in the 90s to build these fiber networks, they'll get to your town soon....

more than 3 years ago
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Why Doesn't Every Website Use HTTPS?

Klaruz Re:Well lets see... (665 comments)

Self signed certs DO NOT make traffic encrypted. If you think they do, you're a complete idiot.

The point of SSL is to protect against man in the middle attacks. If you're in the middle and able to control somebody's session, all you have to do is re-sign the session with a CA you control. The end user has NO WAY OF KNOWING YOU DID THAT since they don't have a trusted CA on their computer to validate the session against. Self signed certs are a completely pointless waste of time and CPU.

Repeat after me

SSL without a certificate authority is a pointless waste.
SSL without a certificate authority is a pointless waste.
SSL without a certificate authority is a pointless waste.

Get it?

more than 3 years ago
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NASA's Top 10 Space Junk Missions

Klaruz Re:brooms, plural (103 comments)

You could put the laser on a boat with a nuclear power source. We already have both technologies. The firestrike laser comes to mind, it can do 100kw with an array of them. You'd need a longer ablation time, but the junk would still start moving.

more than 4 years ago
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22 Million SSL Certificates In Use Are Invalid

Klaruz Re:Two reasons for SSL (269 comments)

Wow, calm down. You have to work the system sometimes, it's the nature of the beast. A little sugar goes a long way. Failing that, you can also report the up your chain that this Sergeant Major isn't letting you accomplish your mission.

Also, like I said, some IT is run better than others. In those cases, not to far past the IT and Security managers there's somebody with a bird or a star that needs to fix their organization.

more than 4 years ago
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22 Million SSL Certificates In Use Are Invalid

Klaruz Re:Two reasons for SSL (269 comments)

'the army' isn't one big magical network, it's actually hundreds of separate AD domains, and there is more than one branch of the military, some fly planes, some sail ships, some get shot at, they all have different ways of finding people to manage those AD domains. Some suck, some don't. I can tell you those that don't suck do indeed install the correct certificate authorities.

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Handle Your Keys?

Klaruz Re:multitool key mod (763 comments)

I've accidentally flown with my micra (on my key chain of course) through security before, but I do try to avoid it since I'd rather not throw it away if they find it.

This is a really good idea though, unfortunately I mainly need 2 car keys and a house key and I think the car keys are too long. :(

more than 4 years ago
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Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser

Klaruz Re:Nothingtoseeheremovealong (853 comments)

Umm, the person who found the phone did contact the owner. The owner then ignored him.

So the car analogy would be: "Well, I was at this bar and found these car keys, I knew exactly who they belonged to and tried to give them to him. He laughed and said there's no way you have my cars keys. Then he slammed the door in my face, so I sold the car."

more than 4 years ago
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FCC Asks You To Test Your Broadband Speeds

Klaruz Re:Hmm... (454 comments)

The solution to broadband is ridiculously easy -

- Congress should mandate with a simple law that the telephone company must provide DSL to any customer requests it (within six months). The twisted-pair lines are already there, except for the need to add a neighborhood DSLAM. If Verizon/ATT/whoever balk about expense, simply point to the billions they received circa 1996 and say "use that". Actually the expense should be quite low to upgrade existing phone lines to DSL lines.

So you're proposing that instead of the taxpayer paying for it via taxes, the customers will pay for it via price increases handed down by the providers to cover the extra costs?

So it's OK for everyone to pay for it as long as it's not called taxes? Brilliant.

Did you even read what he said? We ALREADY paid for it with our taxes in the 90s, instead of building out broadband THEY STOLE THE MONEY.

more than 4 years ago
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Does Your PC Really Need a SysRq Button Anymore?

Klaruz Re:What about CTRL and Fc (806 comments)

Why in the world don't you just map your control key to caps lock? I don't know if there's a way to do it in the BIOS, but it's remapped in linux/win7 on my T series and it works great.

more than 4 years ago
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Print Subscribers Cry Foul Over WP's Online-Only Story

Klaruz Re:Headline: (96 comments)

Film at 11.

Don't you mean "Streaming digital video at 11"?

Or "Streaming digital video when you have some free time to watch it".

more than 5 years ago
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TiVo Wins Appeal On Patents For Pause, Ffwd, Rwd

Klaruz Re:The inventive step vs. RealPlayer (215 comments)

Bah, digitizers that streamed to disk were out way before tivo. I remember throwing an old one for a mac in a dumpster around the time tivo came out.

about 6 years ago

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