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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

MavEtJu Re:2GB (876 comments)

From all the stations you could come up with, you came up with the one which handles these kind of issues worst.

Go for ABC 702, it is mentally relaxing listening to this while my colleagues are shitting their pants around the various commercial TV station broadcasts: http://streema.com/radios/ABC_...

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

MavEtJu Re:Wolves among sheep (876 comments)

Because the social "everybody is allowed to wear guns" experiment is doing so great in the USA.

about a week ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

MavEtJu Re:Helium? (296 comments)

Now if there was an easy way to get it out of all these stars....

about 3 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

MavEtJu Re:Stradivarius instruments were not created by Go (469 comments)

You should ask your synthesizer company why they have so much problems replicating the sound of a violin.

about 8 months ago
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Emotional Attachment To Robots Could Affect Battlefield Outcome

MavEtJu Mythbusters (194 comments)

Soldiers told her that attachment to their robots didn't affect their performance, yet acknowledged they felt a range of emotions such as frustration, anger and even sadness when their field robot was destroyed.

Anybody who has seen an episode of Mythbusters knows their positive relationship with Buster and the other dummies they have or craft.

about a year ago
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How Patent Trolls Stalled a New Transit App

MavEtJu Examples of good software patents? (85 comments)

So everybody is complaining about bad software patents, but are there any good software patents which are actually doing something tricky/interesting worth patenting?

about a year ago
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Hacking Group Linked To Chinese Army Caught Attacking Dummy Water Plant

MavEtJu Now how to prevent it? (214 comments)

As somebody who left the network / sysadmin business before the attacks started from the inside (send enough malware to everybody inside a company and you will get lucky at a certain moment), how would you protect it best?

Airgap it (or properly firewall it), and people will complain about the costs of duplicate infrastructure, remote support from vendors will be a pain etc.

Monitor the network and spot anomalies, it's a hard task but could be the way to go. Except that you need skilled people there (not saying that there aren't, my experiences in a TAC shows that there aren't many).

Letting the attackers waste time in a honey-pot while your own network is isolated? At least you learn from it and you give them a false sense of victory.

What is wisdom, any thoughts?

about a year ago
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Russian Rocket Proton-M Crashes At Launch

MavEtJu No self-destruct? (145 comments)

Why was there no self-destruct happening?
Where was the guy with his finger on the "press here to explode rocket" button?

about a year and a half ago
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ICANN Working Group Seeks To Kill WHOIS

MavEtJu What about non-domain name related data? (155 comments)

Like AS numbers, network blocks etc?

Oh wait, they don't make money out of that will be thrown out?

about a year and a half ago
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It's Time To Start Taking Stolen Phones Seriously

MavEtJu Re:Blacklist IMEI? (282 comments)

They said that in the article: It gets sold to a carrier which is not querying the US version of the Stolen Phone database.

We need something like DNS but then for IMEI numbers. .imei :-)

about a year and a half ago
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Researchers Infect iOS Devices With Malware Via Malicious Charger

MavEtJu Public chargers (201 comments)

Mental note: Don't use these public chargers anymore...
(Google for "iphone charging point airport")

about a year and a half ago
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Why Everyone Gets It Wrong About BYOD

MavEtJu Done properly in Australian government departments (377 comments)

http://risky.biz/byodauscert

PRESENTATION: BYOD in government, a high level talk
Handy talk for CIOs and CSOs...

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May 23, 2013 --

The following is a recorded presentation from AusCERT. It's by Al Blake, the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. In it he talks about BYOD, basically, from an Australian government perspective. It's not an overly technical talk, but it is a good overview of what a CIO like him has to consider when allowing staff to use their own devices in a heavily regulated environment.

about a year and a half ago
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Military Dolphins Discover 1800s Torpedo

MavEtJu 50 or 2? (112 comments)

"Only 50 were ever produced, this being the second example known to exist."

If there are 50 produced, then there are 50 known to exist.

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Developing Its Own Package Format, Installer

MavEtJu Re:The good old days (466 comments)

Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer a proper Makefile which only compiles the files required and which separates between the build and install phase.

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican

MavEtJu cultural (473 comments)

the researchers found that users who "like" "Thunderstorms," "The Colbert Report," "Science" or "Curly Fries" are all slightly more likely to have high IQ than those who don't.

And it rated for people not living in heavily American culturally influenced and non native English speaking countries that they all had a lower IQ.

about 2 years ago
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Automation Is Making Unions Irrelevant

MavEtJu Re:You've missed the point. (510 comments)

Oh wow.
Somebody who actually understands what unions are about. Too bad that the rest of the people here don't understand the whole of the concept about it.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Server Room Toolbox?

MavEtJu Ethernet tap (416 comments)

Put it between the two routers[*] which are having a problem and actually see what the packets are.

(Of course you still need the skills to read the packets, but that is not a hardware issue :-)

about 2 years ago
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Australia Attorney General Proposes New Laws To Stop Twitter Trolls

MavEtJu Internet only? (213 comments)

Or will they also go after the shockjocks and the printed media?

more than 2 years ago

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MavEtJu MavEtJu writes  |  about 8 years ago

MavEtJu writes "The Netherlands is the first European country which has switched off its analogue terrestrial signal. According to Signaal op digitaal (dutch for "The signal is going digital") and Screen Digest (a good explanation in english), it won't be a lot of fuzz: Only 74 thousand households will be affected and have to buy a digital decoder because they are still using their own antenna. Is the rest of the Netherlands so apathetic towards television? No, the infrastructure for television has been very centralized: Instead of an atenna on every roof, since the 1960s every suburb had its own big antenna in the middle, with cables going from it to all houses. Later, in the 1980s, the big antennas were replaced by city-based or region-based receiver stations which could pick up both terrestrial and satellite signals. See the dutch Wikipedia for more information about the history of the client-side of the dutch television infrastructure."
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MavEtJu MavEtJu writes  |  more than 8 years ago

MavEtJu writes "The list of podcasts and audio recordings related to FreeBSD or interesting for FreeBSD users is growing, and it's getting hard for people to keep track of these websites and resources. To overcome that issue, I have created the FreeBSD Multimedia Resources list with links to the published media."

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