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Multi-Process Comes To Firefox Nightly, 64-bit Firefox For Windows 'Soon'

TyIzaeL Been using Nightly for a while. (181 comments)

My daily web browser is Nightly. A few days ago when they enabled e10s by default I found out about the change because my browser crashed on startup. The only way I could get it working again was to start Nightly in Safe Mode and disable e10s. Multiprocess in Nightly is varying states of very broken for most addons. For me the key ones are HTTPSEverywhere, Adblock Plus, and Reddit Enhancement Suite. None of these addons are functional with e10s enabled currently.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Useful Are DMARC and DKIM?

TyIzaeL We have implemented DMARC + DKIM + SPF (139 comments)

In my org (a high school) we were having issues with spambots using our organization's address in the From: field for spam campaigns. The turning point for us was when a malware payload came with a From: field of the assistant principal addressed to many of our employees. The mail was not from one of our mail servers, but the From field trick some of our users into opening it. With DMARC + DKIM and a strict policy we have eliminated this problem.

We did have some minor implementation headaches. Our admissions team's spam mailing vendor was non-compliant with DKIM and would not work with us to set up authenticated mail. We resolved our issue with them by making the admissions guys send mail from a more permissive subdomain so that we could implement the strict protections on our primary domain.

All that said, the implementation was not incredibly difficult. We use Google Apps for our mailing, and a SMTP server on-campus to allow our applications to send mail. Google DKIM+DMARC is easy, and there are plenty of guides on implementing DKIM in Postfix. Overall I think the change has been worth it. I'm a little frightened at all of the abuse reports I see now that otherwise would have gone out in our domain's name.

about a month and a half ago
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GitHub Open Sources Atom, Their Text Editor Based On Chromium

TyIzaeL Prime Example of Software Bloat (121 comments)

  • Notepad++: 7.3MB
  • Sublime Text: 7.6MB
  • BBEdit: 12.5MB
  • Atom - 67MB

about 7 months ago
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Federal Magistrate Rules That Fifth Amendment Applies To Encryption Keys

TyIzaeL Re:Last Sentence (322 comments)

This is a close call, but I conclude that Feldman's act of production, which would necessarily require his using a password of some type to decrypt the storage device, would be tantamount to telling the government something it does not already know with "reasonably particularity"

I'm guessing this is the trick. The government doesn't know there is evidence on the storage device. It sounds like they are making the argument that compelling a password for discovery purposes is a violation, but providing one to give them what they know you have is not. At least, that's what it seems like they are saying to me.

about a year and a half ago
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Poking Holes In Samsung's Android Security

TyIzaeL Re:Carriers can still detect tethering (107 comments)

I get by by running a VPN server at my house and then connecting to that while I'm on the go.

about a year and a half ago
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A Few Improvements for Firefox's Android UI

TyIzaeL Re:Start page (81 comments)

Nope. Even more annoying is if I pin sites to the start page they have tendency to go away every now and then.

about 2 years ago
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Java Vs. C#: Which Performs Better In the 'Real World'?

TyIzaeL Re:Language is hardly relevant (437 comments)

You must not work in the education sector. PowerSchool is becoming quite popular in many districts (at least where I live) these days and Windows and Mac are all they support. They most commonly set up Tomcat + Oracle on Windows servers.

about 2 years ago
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Netflix CEO Accuses Comcast of Not Practicing Net Neutrality

TyIzaeL Re:Comcast's memo in reaction (272 comments)

Youtube videos are just crap - gotta load them hit play and THEN hit pause and let the rest download and then hit play again AFTER they download completely because otherwise, it just starts and stops.

I don't know WTF it is. Is Netlfix buffering that much better or is Youtube shitty?

Youtube is just shitty sometimes.

more than 2 years ago
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As a target for malware, my main computer is ...

TyIzaeL Re:None of the above (429 comments)

Key phrase in the poll is "As a target".

more than 3 years ago
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Why IT Won't Like Mac OS X Lion Server

TyIzaeL Re:Elimination? (341 comments)

That's the joke.

more than 3 years ago
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Will Apple's Lion Roar For Business?

TyIzaeL Re:Lame excuse (340 comments)

Just copy the downloaded Lion to a thumb drive and install it on all the corporate computers. If anything, it's easier than windows.

Hate to burst your bubble, but in the Windows world you can deploy pre-configured operating systems to bare metal from a central server on your LAN. See: Windows Deployment Services.

more than 3 years ago
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No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

TyIzaeL Re:browsers too complex (445 comments)

Because creating and transferring text files is easier.

more than 3 years ago
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Mac OS Update Detects, Kills MacDefender Scareware

TyIzaeL Re:Honest question about security of unix systems (277 comments)

worst case is that the user's files are all gone.

This is just as bad (if not worse) than losing the operating system for most users today.

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Now Transcoding All New Uploads To WebM

TyIzaeL Re:Copyright issues? (267 comments)

People expecting any sort of copy-protection from YouTube are Doing It Wrong. The plethora of re-uploaded videos (with their source being other YouTube videos) should be evidence enough of that.

more than 2 years ago
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GNOME 3 Released

TyIzaeL Re:How To Tweak GNOME 3 (353 comments)

4) Can you recognize software by its icon? If not you'll hate Windows 7.

Unlike GNOME 3, Windows 7 allows you to get your old (Vista style) taskbar back with a simple setting change.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T To Introduce Broadband Caps

TyIzaeL Re:What's average Netflix datarate? (538 comments)

TFA says that U-Verse is indeed capped, but AT&T's IPTV service doesn't count towards the cap.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T To Introduce Broadband Caps

TyIzaeL Re:I wonder.. (538 comments)

According to TFA, U-Verse TV will not count towards the bandwidth cap. This strikes me as a wee bit anti-competitive.

more than 3 years ago

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