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IPv6 Traffic Volumes Are Low, But Nobody Knows How Low

Straterra Re:ISP:s at fault (231 comments)

Also, you can (and most likely already do) AAAA lookups over IPv4. Just because you have an IPv6 tunnel doesn't mean your DNS queries are going to use IPv6 as the transit.

more than 3 years ago
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Tasmanian Dept. of Education Wants Anti-Virus for Linux, OS X

Straterra Re:Passing on Viruses (396 comments)

Except that most servers should be running an LTS release of their favorite distro. Sometimes, it can take a while for the fix to be backported. Just because the problem is fixed in the latest kernel doesn't mean it's no longer a threat, as very few people run the latest kernel as soon as its released. Finally, kernel level threats happen from time to time but the bread and butter of compromising Linux are the applications running on it. Surely people remember the old sendmail fiasco, or have heard of someone who hasn't configured their file system permissions properly and get rooted via a badly written PHP app...

more than 3 years ago
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A Late Adopter's Guide To USB 3.0

Straterra Re:eSATA? (185 comments)

The standard works, its the cheapo implementations that do not. Just like with everything...

more than 3 years ago
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A Late Adopter's Guide To USB 3.0

Straterra Re:eSATA? (185 comments)

Then get a better controller and/or better drivers.

more than 3 years ago
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A Late Adopter's Guide To USB 3.0

Straterra Re:eSATA? (185 comments)

Uhm..all of those problems are attributed to crappy controllers. Spend more than $10 on an eSATA controller (or use a bracket to convert an internal SATA port to eSATA) and all of those issues go away.

more than 3 years ago
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Twitter Joins the HTTPS By Default Party

Straterra Re:What's the penalty for HTTPS? (95 comments)

Forcing SSL makes any hardware endpoint compression/optimization tools pretty much useless (Look at Riverbed products). You also put more of a strain on anything with smaller MTUs (VPN tunnels, PPPoE, dialup [Yes, it still exists]) or with higher latency (client in China, satellite users).

Additionally, you need one IP address per https website you want to host. This isn't an issue with IPv6 (Yay IPv6) or when using a webserver/client that can use Host headers before the SSL transaction (which all older browsers do NOT support). The main problem is that not everyone has a metric 'shitton' of IPv4 addresses and the software isn't wide spread enough to reliably host multiple SSL websites on a single IP with vhosts.

Now, there are some other circumstances that people will state that isn't really valid IMO. Some people will state that SSL certs cost money. I recently purchased a handful of wildcard certs from StartSSL for $20 (IIRC). The only thing that cost money was the identity check and even that was pretty painless. I highly recommend them for small/medium businesses or individuals. Their root certs are in iOS, Android, RHEL as far back as I cared to check (RHEL 4), Windows, Ubuntu, etc. </slashvertisement>

more than 2 years ago
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NVIDIA To Push Into Supercomputing

Straterra Re:Come on Slashtards (103 comments)

Low end cards already have that ability. I play games on my aging laptop that has a 8600M GT flawlessly at 1920x1200. "1080p" isn't that impressive of a resolution for PC games.

more than 3 years ago
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New MacBook Pro Teardown Reveals 'Shoddy Assembly'

Straterra Re:So much for build quality... (531 comments)

Except until this very last hardware refresh, you were buying a DUAL CORE i7 in the Macbook Pro when one could easily get a QUAD CORE i7 in other manufacturer's laptops. Also, the graphics card that tends to get put in to Macs are typically mid range at best. So..no, the feature set isn't about the same amount of money.

more than 3 years ago
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Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

Straterra Re:Persistent myth? (705 comments)

I, unfortunately, still have to admin AIX 4 and 5 servers. No RIP for SMIT in my life.. :/

more than 3 years ago
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Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

Straterra Re:Persistent myth? (705 comments)

Depending on the language, you may be required to do this. I know I need to do this when doing Windows + C++/Qt development.

more than 3 years ago
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Last.Fm Founder Criticizes Apple Over Music Subscription Fees

Straterra Re:Cy me a River (218 comments)

That's why I recently switched from Pandora to Last.Fm, personally.

more than 3 years ago
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Driver Sued For Updating Facebook In Fatal Crash

Straterra Re:Same time? (365 comments)

Not really. You see, I was going by the summary of the article which implies that Volez was in a wreck with Bea. It also says that Bea was updating to Facebook the same time that Volez called 911. It's not that far of a stretch to assume there was ONE accident, not two (without reading the full article).

more than 3 years ago
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Driver Sued For Updating Facebook In Fatal Crash

Straterra Same time? (365 comments)

I assume the phone call was made AFTER the wreck. If she updated at the same time as the 911 call, wouldn't the update also be AFTER the wreck?

This is, of course, assuming that the person making the call isn't psychic and made the call before the wreck.

more than 3 years ago
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Ants Build Cheapest Networks

Straterra Re:skynet (108 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new IBM ant overlords...well, as long as they don't make me use/admin Lotus Notes again.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Gets Geohot's Hardware, But Not YouTube/Twitter User Info

Straterra Oops! (254 comments)

"Sorry, Sony. The hard drive is encrypted with a 35 character password and 3DES/AES.. Darn it! I knew I should have used a shorter password..because you see, I forgot it! So sorry about that."

more than 3 years ago
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Cisco Linksys Routers Still Don't Support IPv6

Straterra Re:wow (380 comments)

Why ship dd-wrt when openwrt is updated more and actually works with IPv6? And not to support Linksys, but there are still very few good offerings for home router appliances with IPv6 support. Lastly, the summary isn't exactly correct. We are NOT at IPv4 exhaustion yet. When the RIRs allocate the last of their reserves, THEN we will be at IPv4 exhaustion.

more than 3 years ago
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Immigration Officer Puts Wife on No-Fly List

Straterra Re:He's in trouble (13 comments)

It figures she wouldn't divorce him after all that.

more than 3 years ago

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