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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

LiENUS Re:A few answers from the original AC (402 comments)

systemd is actually a lot of little utilities that each do one thing. If you don't know that, you're probably getting your information from biased sources.

The 'problem' with that line of thought is the systemd utilities are specific to systemd, they dont work with other systems. The unix philosophy isnt about just having lots of different commands, but that those commands work on a standard interface (hence the whole everything is a file aspect of unix even hardware devices). The complaint he's really trying to make is that those utilities are highly specialized and work only with systemd.

Disclaimer: I don't know how true the information on systemd in this post is. I'm just trying to better articulate a point the AC was trying to make.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

LiENUS Re:Google doesn't support old versions? (629 comments)

And this is why I won't buy any Android stuff except the "nexus" line that gets updates.

All google promises on those is 18 months of updates. Although the update to lollipop for my 2012 n7 was a pleasant surprise, it is the first time they've updated a nexus that old.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

LiENUS Re:How to get a Comcast hotspot in trouble (291 comments)

The hotspot is on a vlan seperate from the subscribers network, whats more is you have to log in with your credentials so follow this plan the only person getting an fbi visit is you.

about a month and a half ago
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Comcast Sued For Turning Home Wi-Fi Routers Into Public Hotspots

LiENUS Re:Streetlights anyone? (291 comments)

Would it be ok if the electric company required you to aim your yard light into the street for the publics free use?

your electric company has never tried to sell you "security lighting"? It's exactly that, they charge you money to install a light that shines on the street. You have to pay every month on your bill for it.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

LiENUS Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

People who equate the right to vote with firearms ownership shouldn't be allowed to vote.

The us constitution places greater importance on one of these and not the other, guess which (hint: voting is less important)

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

LiENUS Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

Slaves were typically prisoners of war, ie members of one tribe that were captured by another tribe they were at war with. A lot of the "forced prison labor market" are prisoners of the war on drugs

about a month and a half ago
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How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

LiENUS Re:Corn Subsidies (186 comments)

Many studies have shown that it is healthiest to eat mostly vegetables, which is more or less the exact opposite of the paleo diet.

You sure about that? The Paleo diet I heard of involves only 19-35% of your alories from meats, the rest from vegetables. It just calls for non-starchy vegetables

about 2 months ago
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Online Payment Firm Stripe Boots 3D Gun Designer Cody Wilson's Companies

LiENUS Re:I thought the lower receiver is the weapon.. (353 comments)

This is where the anti-gun folks have it all wrong. Banning guns will only lead to an increase in knife crimes (ask England)

Last I checked banning guns increased gun crime in england, not knife crime.

about 3 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

LiENUS Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

Up to $0.25 per Mb in overage fees or $256 per GB.

That sounds like you're talking about subscribers with no data plan, the most expensive overage fee for data plans is $59.96 per GB (not GiB as you mistakenly gave the price for).
However for most of the dataplans it is $10 per GB as per
http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/plans/dataplans.html
Elsewhere on their site (burried in http://www.att.com/shop/wireless/data-plans.html It looks like they may be going up to $15 per GB. All of these prices, even the highest of $59.96 per gb are far lower than your listed $256 per GB(sic)

about 3 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

LiENUS Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

AT&T revised the 'unlimited' contract terms more than two years ago and you agreed to them when you signed a new contract

about 3 months ago
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FTC Sues AT&T For Throttling 'Unlimited' Data Plan Customers Up To 90%

LiENUS Re:Meet somewhere in the middle (179 comments)

after the cap you owe a certain amount per gigabyte

You've described AT&T's only data plans new subscribers can get now.
The capped plans are the old grandfathered 'unlimited' plans that no one can subscribe to now. All new subscribers subscribe to say 5 gigs per month and after 5 gigs they charge like $10 per gig

about 3 months ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

LiENUS Re:Good luck with that. (558 comments)

The only thing they are not allowed to do is to decline to accept legal tender. I.e. they legally aren't allowed to reject a $100 if it is a genuine bill, regardless of what store policy is.

You should probably let the US Treasury know that as they disagree with you.
http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/faqs/Currency/Pages/legal-tender.aspx

Private businesses are free to develop their own policies on whether or not to accept cash unless there is a State law which says otherwise. For example, a bus line may prohibit payment of fares in pennies or dollar bills. In addition, movie theaters, convenience stores and gas stations may refuse to accept large denomination currency (usually notes above $20) as a matter of policy.

about 2 months ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

LiENUS Re:Computer Missues Act 1990 (572 comments)

I dont believe that driver is from FTDI. A) Russ Dill is a known kernel developer. B) from what I udnerstand that patch would actually brick legit FTDI FT232RL devices as well. He submitted the patch as a joke but it looks like it just overwrites the checksum located at an even address rather than using a collission by modifying only odd addresses. That even address write would cause a write on the real FTDI chips as well.

about 3 months ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

LiENUS Re:Homicides up by 50% in the UK (651 comments)

The number of guns used in those rapes and murders dropped once

Actually in the uk gun crime has doubled as well since the ban.

The UK and Australia tried it, and we can see what the results really are - twice as much violent crime.

The far more interesting thing is violent crime has gone up for those areas that enacted gun bans while for the rest of the world violent crime has actually gone way down.

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

LiENUS Re:Man I hates these guys (533 comments)

I'm glad you don't. I certainly hate them too, but you don't see me reaching for my rifle! Schmucks like you give gun-banners something to wield.

In his defense going out and shooting at little bits of paper is likely a more productive use of his time, and an excellent alternative to sitting on the computer when your internet is too slow.

about 5 months ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

LiENUS Re:pelvis (463 comments)

You must have very small Deer in the US.

US deer are grazers so their heads tend to be low to the ground despite standing much taller. We dont have carnivorous deer that go for our hearts like you seem to have in Germany.

about 5 months ago
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Wi-Fi Router Attack Only Requires a Single PIN Guess

LiENUS Re: Wireless security (84 comments)

Aha, so you missed the original quote, i'll try bolding the relevant parts this time.

Also, WPA2-Enterprise is pretty secure if you only use TLS auth, not TTLS where you use a username/password combo (too easy for a MITM)

I was specifically replying to that part, as TLS and TTLS both have the same degree of mitm vulnerability with properly configured clients.
If the server cert fails in TLS or TTLS then MITM is a possibility, you dont need the username/password or client cert to mitm a TLS connection, just the server cert.

about 5 months ago
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Wi-Fi Router Attack Only Requires a Single PIN Guess

LiENUS Re: Wireless security (84 comments)

Actually for that matter wouldnt a compromised server certificate leave you vulnerable to a proxy attack anyway where you would use the compromised server cert to pretend to be the access point communicating with the proper radius server thus giving MITM on TLS or TTLS the same? You might not get the actual client cert on TLS but you would have their traffic all the same.

about 5 months ago
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Wi-Fi Router Attack Only Requires a Single PIN Guess

LiENUS Re: Wireless security (84 comments)

If server cert validation has failed chances are your CA was compromised, in which case the attacker could just generate client certs at will anyway....

about 5 months ago
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Wi-Fi Router Attack Only Requires a Single PIN Guess

LiENUS Re:Wireless security (84 comments)

not TTLS where you use a username/password combo (too easy for a MITM)

TTLS properly configured is no easier to MITM than properly configured TLS, you should be using server cert validation with either.

about 5 months ago

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