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AppleCare Reps Told To Skirt Malware Questions

Thaidog Re:It will be swept under the xprotect rug... (389 comments)

What you are saying is not provable. This is because viruses don't have to give off signs you've got it... that is, in fact, the whole point behind virus protection. Tell me what's better.... being under the impression that your OS can't get a virus while having one and not knowing your OS can indeed get a virus, get a virus, find out you've got it, and then get it fixed. I never said you said "Mac is invulnerable". What I will say is the Mac has had viruses, they have been added to the Xprotext plist (which is NOT mentioned in the link you gave, go figure) and the Mac will get more viruses in the future. That's something to anticipate and count on rather than sit back in a false state of comfort.

more than 3 years ago
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AppleCare Reps Told To Skirt Malware Questions

Thaidog Re:It will be swept under the xprotect rug... (389 comments)

Ok so you're saying Macs don't get viruses... but they get trojans just fine? You know I'm pretty sure I want my virus protection to catch trojans also.... lucky for me most good virus protection does. I don't care if it's a virus, torjan, spyware, potato or tomato.... if it's not supposed to be there it should not be there.... kind of like location tracking data... it's not a virus but I'd rather it not be on my system either.

more than 3 years ago
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AppleCare Reps Told To Skirt Malware Questions

Thaidog Re:It will be swept under the xprotect rug... (389 comments)

"Mac OS X doesn’t get PC viruses. And its built-in defenses help keep you safe from other malware without the hassle of constant alerts and sweeps."

*Doesn't get viruses as in it doesn't get *PC* viruess - it gets Mac viruses.

*Constant alerts and sweeps in that it sweeps them under the xprotect rug. Is there anywhere in the mac to scan manually? No. Because mac don't need virus protection right?

I like / have Macs but I'm not blind to the fact it's just more code on x64 that can be exploited just the same. Don't even try to convince me they don't try the we don't get viruses sales pitch... the url you pointed to and this article is proof enough.

more than 3 years ago
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AppleCare Reps Told To Skirt Malware Questions

Thaidog It will be swept under the xprotect rug... (389 comments)

Little know that OS X comes wit built in virus protect with the Xprotect.plist... Not advertised because Apple want to keep the impression that Mac's don't get infected.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs: 'We Don't Track Anyone'

Thaidog They don't track anyone.... (373 comments)

...and napster didn't pirate copyrighted mp3s. So if you don track you don't need... so take it off the device because your wasting storage space. Seriously you don't have to track.... that's because the people you let access it do. Do you get paid for that? Let me guess... it's a "Service".

more than 3 years ago
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Open-Source 2D, 3D Drivers For ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series

Thaidog Has to mean better drivers! (245 comments)

But could they have been any worse? I always loved the way I hacked around for weeks trying to get 3D working after the drivers finally installed correctly and were apparently working correctly... all but 3D... and then to find out on some obscure link on google that the driver did not support it... but no mention to be found on ATI's site. But now that they are opensource these things can change! (Or at least be fscking documented correctly)

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Announces iPhone 4

Thaidog 10th post!!! (1184 comments)

Sent from my iPhone.

more than 4 years ago
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Darwinian Evolution Considered As a Phase

Thaidog Re:Once again (313 comments)

But they're not really your ideas are they? I mean, unless you invented the religion chances are you've just have a "time share" on your beliefs.... and I hate timeshares.

more than 4 years ago
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Crazy Firewall Log Activity — What Does It Mean?

Thaidog Security issue? (344 comments)

Pretty sure I'd lose my job for posting this kind of stuff on slashdot....

more than 4 years ago
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The Top 5 Technology Panics of 2009

Thaidog You forgot.. (146 comments)

When a hard drive died on one of the servers at my startup... According to management that was definitely the biggest of 2009.

more than 4 years ago
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Ethics of Releasing Non-Malicious Linux Malware?

Thaidog Malware is... bad... right? (600 comments)

So don't release it. Pretty straight forward if you ask me.

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

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

Port knocking is a good way to conceal that ssh is available. Use fwknop!

more than 4 years ago
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"District 9" Best Sci-fi Movie of 09?

Thaidog I thought it sucked (705 comments)

The trailer made the movie look like it had much more tension in the plot... but no world ending weapons hosted by intellectually superior aliens. Instead you had a bunch of cat food eating over sized crickets that were stupid... oh and the way the aliens and humans talked so easily... again stupid. The star actor was a complete idiot the entire movie. Let me chop of my finger to stop the spreading... ok right. What part of this movie was great exactly? It was like Independence Day after the stars took a few bong hits.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Your Credit Report Disqualify You For a Job?

Thaidog The actual problem is even more complex (513 comments)

The real problem I've found is not only do these companies blatantly deny your privacy with a credit check but those same people who do it *believe* that the credit system is unflawed and is somehow a perfect reflection of your habits. Quite disturbing.

more than 4 years ago
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Bootkit Bypasses TrueCrypt Encryption

Thaidog If it's that important you should use hardware (192 comments)

There at least a few SAS drives on the market that use hardware encryption baked right in to the drive's on-board controller. Probably faster too but more expensive.

about 5 years ago
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A Secure OS For the Dalai Lama?

Thaidog Re:neither is the Microsoft approach (470 comments)

Somebody mod this as insightful.

The same problem is inherent in all major IT corporations I've worked for unfortunately. Here's hoping Red Hat figures that out in time.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Asks For a Refund From Laid-Off Workers [updated]

Thaidog Chicks for Free!!! (424 comments)

No wait that's IBM.

more than 5 years ago
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More Websites Offending Thai Monarchy Blocked

Thaidog I wonder if I've been blocked (220 comments)

My nick name "Thaidog" used to be number one on google and it went to my personal page. Since I'm neither Thai nor Thaidog I wonder how that comes across there.

more than 5 years ago

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LinuxDNA releases a new 64bit 2.6.32 kernel patch

Thaidog Thaidog writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Thaidog writes "I wanted to let Slashdot know that we have just released a high performance patch for the x86_64 platform. Benchmarks show this patch to be especially good for multitasking — giving anywhere from 40 to over 150% performance increase compared to the same GCC kernel in context switching. It should be an ideal patch for Atom based systems like Netbooks. We have also made it much easier to compile — simply apply the patch and build your kernel like normal. The patch works for both 2.6.32.7 and 2.6.33 kernels and up."
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High Performance Linux Kernel Project - LinuxDNA

Thaidog Thaidog writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Thaidog writes "I thought Slashdot would be interested in our high performance Linux kernel project "linuxDNA". I am heading up a project to get a current kernel version to compile with the Intel ICC compiler and we have finally had success in creating a kernel! The website for the project is: www.linuxdna.com All the instructions to compile the kernel are there (geared towards Gentoo but obviously it can work on any Linux) and it is relatively easy for anyone with the skills to compile a kernel to get it working. We see this as a great project for high performance clusters, gaming and scientific computing. The hopes are to maintain a kernel source along side the current kernel... the mirror has 2.6.22 on it currently because there are a few changes after .22 that make compiling a little harder for the average Joe (but not impossible) Here is our first story in Linux Journal: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linuxdna-supercharges-linux-intel-cc-compiler"
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