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Small Satellite Dish Systems 'Ripe For Hacking'

Sinus0idal Re:CRACKING... (44 comments)

Sorry but these days it does, that battle is lost. The common lexicon doesn't wait around for the old school.

about 6 months ago
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The UK's Internet Porn Filter and Fighting Censorship Creep

Sinus0idal Re: really? (234 comments)

You realise the Queen has no real power over policy/government these days right? She's a figurehead. Your post reads like you think she's running the show!

about 7 months ago
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900 Ton Containment Vessel Bottom Head Installed At Vogtle 3

Sinus0idal Re:Bottom head? (123 comments)

I have to agree, Slashdot articles is getting more and more cryptic and the editing is non existent! Not even the smallest attempt at explaining what is being referenced. It's a summary for a reason, you should only need to Google if you want more information, not to find out what the hell it's talking about! Maybe that's part of the fun?

about a year ago
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World IPv6 Day: Most-watched Tech Event Since Y2K

Sinus0idal Funny/interesting addresses (243 comments)

I've seen a few already today!

www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c18:0:face:b00c::
cisco.v6day.akadns.net has IPv6 address 2001:420:80:1:c:15c0:d06:f00d
www.luns.net.uk has IPv6 address 2a01:8900:0:1::b00b:1e5
www.bbc.net.uk has IPv6 address 2001:4b10:bbc::1

Does v6 kick off 'IP addresses as a marketing tool'? :)

more than 3 years ago
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It's World IPv6 Day

Sinus0idal Funny addresses (1 comments)

I've seen a few already today!

www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c18:0:face:b00c::
cisco.v6day.akadns.net has IPv6 address 2001:420:80:1:c:15c0:d06:f00d
www.luns.net.uk has IPv6 address 2a01:8900:0:1::b00b:1e5

Does v6 kick off 'IP addresses as a marketing tool'? :)

more than 3 years ago
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The Luck of the Irish Runs Out

Sinus0idal Interest.. (809 comments)

What I found quite interesting is that they're planning to save something like 15bn a year in austerity measures, but something like 10-12bn of that will go on interest! So they'll only be managing to pay back 3bn each year at best! Crazy.

more than 3 years ago
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What Google's Chromium OS Is Reaching For

Sinus0idal Re:The real reason (216 comments)

So why did we move from centralised mainframes with dumb terminals to having the power at the edge hosts?

more than 4 years ago
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Sloppy Linux Admins Enable Slow Brute-Force Attacks

Sinus0idal Re:Outward facing systems ... (391 comments)

Whoops yeah that wouldn't work against this attack, didn't realise we were talking about such low frequency attempts!

more than 4 years ago
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Sloppy Linux Admins Enable Slow Brute-Force Attacks

Sinus0idal Re:Outward facing systems ... (391 comments)

I tend to do something like: iptables -A INPUT -m state --state NEW -p TCP --dport 22 -j ACCEPT -m limit --limit 5/min to limit bruteforce attempts. Of course, this does open you up a little to someone DoSing your SSH, but you could always stick some specific IPs in there two which aren't rate-limited.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 Clean Install Only In Europe

Sinus0idal Re:OOh (803 comments)

I'm still running my 2k install from 2001, soon to be retired though. It's been through several different PCs and is still fine. Only app that i've ever been told by the installer it can't run is MSN messenger - so I just used an opensource MSN app.

about 5 years ago
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Best IT Solution For a Brand-New School?

Sinus0idal Re:This is a waste of time and money. (411 comments)

Somewhat unfortunately, I agree. Having fairly recently been a student at a UK city academy, AND afterwards been the IT admin in more than one, they tend to spend a massive amount of money on tech, for which the majority of teachers have no idea how to use. If anything the budget should be split in half, and half go to tech, and half go to teaching people how to use it. Hundreds of thousands spent on interactive whiteboards is pointless if no one has any idea how to use them. In addition, computers ARE very distracting, even if they are locked down to hell. At least with a textbook I can't spend half my lesson trying to get around the lockdowns, or seeing what internet pages weren't blocked, or reading slashdot. I think there is quite a niche in the market for education software that isn't quite covered or well known yet. An easy way to cusomise web use for a lesson would be a start, rather than global blocking - "for this lesson this bunch of PCs in this classroom can only access this webpage, and this application" would be a neat feature. I'm sure it's available somewhere, but it's not well known and probably not free (unless you want to be scripting it yourself - this needs to be something a teacher can do). Anyway blabbering - as a UK taxpayer, I too would like some more thought to go into the way school IT is run, maybe a government policy, but without stifling those schools which actually have good IT techs who spend wisely (few and far between).

more than 5 years ago
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Repair Crews Reach Vicinity of Damaged Cables In Mediterranean

Sinus0idal Re:How do they do it? (145 comments)

Haha you joke, but I've actually opened a cabinet before to find a broken fibre taped up with a note on it saying 'inline splice, don't touch'. If you nudged it, the connection went down! Quality.

more than 5 years ago
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PC Grand Theft Auto IV Features SecuROM DRM

Sinus0idal Re:no (531 comments)

I've always made a point of buying the GTA titles as I enjoyed them so much, even if I didn't play them loads, but if this is in the pay for version, I'll more than likely just get the DRM free download... it isn't worth the hassle.

more than 5 years ago
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The State of UK Broadband — Not So Fast

Sinus0idal Re:Before or after throttling? (279 comments)

Use the virgin media mirror, they don't throttle that ;)

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Bringing Powerline Broadband Back?

Sinus0idal Re:Technical problems still exist, why not WiMax? (141 comments)

I've still never seen an implementation of wimax that actually meets the specification. I work in a small ISP deploying 'wimax' branded alvarion radios, but they sure as hell don't transmit through buildings/objects like 3G might. They're still very much LoS dependant. They also suffer greatly from interference once your number of available channels run out (particularly in the UK). We started off with 2.4GHz radios, moved to 5.8GHz, and now we're having to move everything again to 5.4GHz purely due to interference from other operators. That said, when in good LoS they operate at up to 15Km plus, so 400m does sound odd unless your channel space is heavily congested/contested.

more than 5 years ago

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World IPv6 day underway!

Sinus0idal Sinus0idal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sinus0idal (546109) writes "So World IPv6 Day is under way.

"The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry — Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies — to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out."

Have any Slashdotters seen any issues anywhere in the world as yet? We've already seen some good IPv6 addresses today from the participants. What other good v6 address combinations can Slashdot think of?

www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c18:0:face:b00c::
cisco.v6day.akadns.net has IPv6 address 2001:420:80:1:c:15c0:d06:f00d
www.luns.net.uk has IPv6 address 2a01:8900:0:1::b00b:1e5"

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