top Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN
Avoid using whois on registrar sites to check availability. It's trivial for them to hijack that info and then allow someone else to see what domains people have been checking, so they can pre-emptively register them.
The best way is to check the TLD server directly, using "dig"
Failing that, use a real whois client (NOT anything web-based)
$ dig thisdomaindoesnotexist.com ns
; <<>> DiG 9.8.4-rpz2+rl005.12-P1 <<>> thisdomaindoesnotexist.com ns ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 39567 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;thisdomaindoesnotexist.com. IN NS ;; AUTHORITY SECTION: com. 899 IN SOA a.gtld-servers.net. nstld.verisign-grs.com. 1405884613 1800 900 604800 86400 ;; Query time: 178 msec ;; SERVER: 192.168.1.1#53(192.168.1.1) ;; WHEN: Sun Jul 20 15:31:01 2014 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 117 $ whois thisdomaindoesnotexist.com
Whois Server Version 2.0
Domain names in the
.com and .net domains can now be registered with many different competing registrars. Go to http://www.internic.net/ for detailed information.
No match for "THISDOMAINDOESNOTEXIST.COM".
>>> Last update of whois database: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:30:55 UTC <<<
top Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes
Sigh.. its not even on their "considering" list.
Nor any other city in Michigan. BAH.
top New IE 8 Zero Day Discovered
Or people could just quit using this crap.
top New IE 8 Zero Day Discovered
IE is a vulnerable pile of crap and always will be.
Everyone that doesn't live under a rock already knows this.
No amount of "ZOMG! NEW HACK FOUND IN IE!" announcements is going to get through the skulls of those that still use it.
Please, no more stories about IE vulnerabilities. Consider it a standing notice "IE is a POS"
top XMPP Operators Begin Requiring Encryption, Google Still Not Allowing TLS
So their lack of support for TLS with it is sort of a moot point.
top How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion
the Internet offers.
Learning about reality is a GOOD thing.
Learning that the silly myths and superstitions pounded into your head when you were a child are silly myths and superstitions, and NOT universal facts, is a GOOD thing.
I know it wont be in my lifetime and probably not in my children's either, but someday, humans will shed all religious superstition.
top "Microsoft Killed My Pappy"
is still a near-monopoly, and their platform still sucks and helps to fester malware and trojans.
I don't use MS software, I don't recommend MS software.
Its not (just) because of what they USED to do, its because of what they STILL DO and what they STILL ARE.
They stole the consumer PC by just happening to be in the right place at the right time. They had shrewd marketers and slick lawyers to make sure they got to keep it.
But they've never managed to dominate anything else. Zune is dead. Windows tablet will die. And the PC world is slowly (all-too-slowly) leaving them behind. I look forward to the day they are nothing but a bit player, relegated to the sidelines. Maybe all they will have left is heir gaming market, since that will the only thing helping them hold on to life when people mange to escape the lock-in elsewhere.
top The Dismantling of POTS: Bold Move Or Grave Error?
along with the wirecenters/etc should be transferred to local cities and townships, to use for emergency communications. (Eg 911).
Every line should automatically have a number, every line should able to dial 911. Cost of maintenance should be covered by a SMALL tax, similar in amount to the "e911" charge already in use, per home.
In fact, this is what should have been done with payphones, too. But its too late for that I guess.
top Microsoft Reportedly Seeks To Put Windows Phone On Android Devices
Desperation, I think.
The king of "You must sell windows with every device, you may not offer other options" is now begging, with its tail between its legs, to an "other option" on a device.
top CCC Says Apple iPhone 5S TouchID Broken
the security sender that you use for the touchscreen..
How hard is that?
In fact I'm surprised that wouldn't already be part of the advice for users of this.
Either that or require a swipe from two different fingers, in a specified order.
top Google Blocks YouTube App On Windows Phone (Again)
Who cares, other than Steve Chair-throwing Ballmer.
top MS Office For Android: Pretty, But Woefully Incomplete
I take exception to your "all of us use MS software", despite your being somewhat vague about which "us" you are referring to.
Believe it or not, there are a very large number of people that DO NOT "use MS software". In fact the readership of this site probably has a higher proportion thereof than other more "mainstream" sites do.
Unless by "us" you mean "clueless end users living under a rock" or "office drones locked in by their CIO's choice"..
top MS Office For Android: Pretty, But Woefully Incomplete
I cannot imagine anything that is becoming more and more irrelevant than "MS Office".
There is NOTHING I can imagine wishing to use those applications for, no information I can imagine wanting to enter, store, or process in those formats, on ANY platform.
There is also no reason to be "locked in" to those formats anymore. "Final output" can (and should) be in a format such as PDF regardless of whether its a business producing a report, or an individual submitting a resume. Anyone that sends some information blindly in ANY application specific format is an idiot, and deserves to have it returned or ignored. Anyone that has massive stores of information ("documents") in such formats that hasn't already at least started planning
to migrate it to a standard format (a format cannot be a "standard" if it is not fully and openly documented such that anyone can implement a 100% functional reader/writer from scratch)
MS porting Office to other platforms is a feeble last ditch attempt at remaining relevant, and that is the only reason it might be "News".
top Microsoft Cuts Surface Pro Price By $100
If they hadn't arrogantly locked the ARM-based devices into Win8 ONLY with UEFI/SecureBoot, there might have been a market for them among people that would have bought them, wiped them, and put something else on them.
I'm sure the dev community would have come up with an Android load for them, and I'm sure Linux hackers would have had fun with them too.
Instead, they will follow the fate of the Zune, and MS are stuck holding millions of near-worthless paperweights.
Good for them.
top Ask Slashdot: What Is the Future of Old Copper Pair Technology?
1. Its already there, pretty much everywhere.
2. Only one end needs to have power for it to work. (This is the "911 works even when the power is out" issue) 3. You don't need multi-thousand dollar tools to splice it or terminate it. 4. You don't need multi-hundred dollar equipment to connect to it.
top iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years
Two bloated pieces of garbage. They deserve each other. I use neither.
top FCC Issues Forfeiture Notices to Two Business for Jamming Cellular Frequencies
Yes, because if theres a fire in the theater, or someone's having a heart attack, we wouldnt want anyone to be able to call 911.
How about this - about the theaters just kick any individuals that are disturbing other movies goers?
And as far as jails, I say the jail should have a special cell/tower that they can monitor. Prisoners should be physically denied possesion of cellphones. Those caught with them would be subject to appropriate penalties.
Take action against the INDIVIDUAL that is causing a problem, don't punish everyone for the transgressions of the few.
top Google Fiber: Why Traditional ISPs Are Officially On Notice
The problem is not a *technical* problem - its a motivation problem.
The biggest problem is the lack of competition in almost all markets.
Providers have no motivation to provide better service, if they know that their customers either have no choice, or very limited choices.
The LUCKY people can choose between crappy overpriced DSL from the local telco monopoly, or crappy overpriced cable from that local monopoly. (Sometimes with a monthly cap, sometimes not)
Wireless (fixed and cellular) and satellite are even worse in comparison. High upfront costs, crappy service, and monthly transfer caps in pretty much all cases.
They know they've got you over a barrel, so they just keep taking your money and shining you on.
I would drop $300 for free 5Mbps is a *heartbeat*. I would *seriously* consider their higher tier offerings.
top ISP Trying Free (But Limited) Home Broadband Plan
So.. $10 for 10GB.. (or $1/GB).
Then its $5/GB after that?
So the second 10GB would cost $50??? 5 times as much? That seems.. insane..
Whats to stop me from getting two devices/accounts, and then paying 2X $10 for the same 20GB?
(could either load balance, or use one up until 10GB then switch to the other....)
top Thumb On the Scale? Study Finds 5 of 7 Broadband Meters Inaccurate
I'd say you've got it exactly right.
They should do the same for health insurance - not dictate how much it costs, or what is or isn't covered, but rather regulate how the coverage is described. Perhaps define various "standard" levels of covered, give them names, and then allow insurance to use those names for their products so long as the products they meet the official description. But still allow other packages, so long as the covereages and costs are describe in compliance with the regs.
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