top How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?
I could be rid of my full rack in the data center and build my dreamed private cloud distributed accross relatives and customers with full replication for our 8 TB professional data. GNU/Linux + openVPN + CEPH + openvswitch + KVM + freeNX would be just fine...
top Apple Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-Gay Legislation
is this really a news for nerds?
Is this site becoming a local politics news outlet?
top Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost
I guess I will...
I know! this a totaly unuseful comment but an opinion.
I usually don't comment here but lurk at least twice a day for more than two years before registering.
I guess I will have to find another site where I can find news for nerds and stuff that matters...
top Ask Slashdot: Do You Move Legal Data With Torrents?
...the so called "freebox" (ADSL modem with lot of extra features) includes a bittorrent client. I use it to get and share the full gutenberg project.
about a year and a half ago
top Of currently dead inventors, my favorite is ...
Hint: it's a poll for your favorite
No I understand why CowboyNeal was not in that list. He is alive!
top Countries Ranked In Terms of Internet Freedom
with the HADOPI and LOPSI laws... isn't it woth of evaluating or the response would be scary at best?
top Income Tax Quashed, Ballmer To Cash In Billions
funny for an european (I mean from EU). we pay both...
the Value Added Tax (VAT) was invented in order to replace other taxes but that was theory. In practice it was just added to other taxes...
top Who Invented the Linux-Based Wireless Router?
we did that at ReseauCitoyen.be several years ago. At that time there was nothing nor on the Internet nor elsewhere... We never claimed invention for that as this was obvious for us who where in the field... But we build some devices...
We had some design published as public domain ones in hope to see them builded by corporations. And finally that was the case.
So I can not understand that someone is now claiming a patent on such kind of ideas...
PS: I'm not an english language native, so forgive some faults in my wording!
top French City To Use CCTV For Parking Fines
This system is already in use for awhile in Cannes (the film festival city) and for sure in other cities in south of France... And the enforcement is drastic. You stop in front of a shop to pick up some ordered goods, you've got a ticket coming home...
top Best Way To Archive Emails For Later Searching?
The Archiveopteryx solution is the one I have setup for a customer of mine with similar requirement. He has about 600GB of email now...
You can access the email trough IMAP with any client or use phppgadmin or any other tools to access the database directly with any custom queries you need.
top Where Were You When PLATO Was Born?
We had a wonderfull time playing fligh simulator (remeber becoming so often a peperoni pizza) or dungeon of moria with PLATO when I was freshmen
top Anyone Can Play Big Brother With BitTorrent
A friend of mine (I'm a debian sysadmin) has developped a tool to find who is downloading a given file in realtime. It is used by police to track chlidren porn downloader in several european contries. It's quite effective and has a long strory of success. I wanted to sell that product to the police of my country (european) to track those guys but they wanted to use it to track music downloaders (our license restrict the use of the tool to track chlidren porn downloaders). We did not agree here but in other places we did. So I know for sure that those kind of tools is around for years...
top What Is the State of Linux Security DVR Software?
Just the same. Monitoring about 13 IP axis cameras ans 2 webcams, following a network of about 100 one-wire sensors and vocal feedback with flite and pulseaudio. All is done on a shuttle with Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 430 @ 1.80GHz and !GB of RAM...
All is wired with bash and perl scripts launched in response to events fired by motion or by the one-wire monitor.
A couple of one-liners are a sufficient glue to configure complex strategies having defined a nice collection of standardized behaviours.
Was not *nix designed to manage telephone system? Is a building more complex than a phone system? My guess is that *nix is well fitted to the task near natively...
top Ethics of Releasing Non-Malicious Linux Malware?
Why should a (web)server be allowed to issue any request ? It should be configured to answer queries only, no ? iptables is great and easy to set up for that task. Even for software update, one may push the package needed to the target server in place of the usual pull from the target; so no exceptions are needed on the firewall.
For desktops it's a little bit more complicated... but using a home partition mounted with noexec should suffice. Installing a new software is not a casual issue but a real event and should be taken care of by someone knowing what he's doing. That's why root was invented, isn't it ?
top GPL Case Against Danish Satellite Provider
at some stage, manufacturers will realize the hidden cost of using GNU/Linux in their embedded platforms... For commodity gadgets and tools, it will not be an issue to share the internals are the hardware will be the added value. But for unique items that should not be the case and therefore some other toolkit with no ogligation to share modifications should be preferred.
And I'm making my living with GNU/Linux tools only
More often, I see my customers using GNU/Linux because it's without licenses to pay for the final product. But they do not realize theyr obligation to share... And it'is very difficult to educate them.
/.ers have similar issue with customer?
top An Early Look At What's Coming In PHP V6
I'm with you on this...
I still have production site running in php3 on old debian boxes. and the customer doesn't want to upgrade an old time zinning team...
just 0.05 EUR...
top European Crackdown On Skype "Loophole"
what if one uses a dedicated VoIP network with strong encryption and white noise generator when idle so you may not know when in use or not?
How could interception works if no key where exchanged on the wire?
How could law be written to take care of this while keeping some reserve for legitimate uses?
top Verizon.net Finally Moving Email To Port 587
I like the suggestion that people are somehow lax in security because their mail client remembers their password. Who are these guys who type the password in every 3 minutes when they check their mail?
once per session is enough... the client may keep the password in RAM never writing it to a file.
top Amazon 1-Click Lawyers Make USPTO Work Xmas Eve
Christmas is a religious time. As far as religion can be envisionned without any deity. Santa Claus is not a god in any fashion. It's more an impersonnation of some fundamental principe. It's all about the winter solstice. It's the time to celebrate hope. The hope of the return of the light. This is taking place in the longest night of the year. When men are about to forfeit hope against darkness. This celebration uses a evergreen tree illuminated by lights. All girl are called "lucy" and running with lights in their hairs. and so on...
Christianity just put the birth of JC at the same time because is also celebration for hope from they point of view.
PS: I'm not native english speaker, so forgive any language mistakes.
top BUG - "The LEGO of Gadgets"
http://www.arduino.cc/ does something like what you describe and is very inexpensive
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