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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

chriscappuccio Re:What are the practical results of this? (424 comments)

Quite the opposite, in fact, now Verizon can eventually likely get more funding to serve areas that are not profitable by themselves (or not profitable in a short enough time frame).

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

chriscappuccio Re:pfsense (403 comments)

That's because you're an idiot. ksh and bash both tell you how this works. It's far from rocket science here.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

chriscappuccio Re:pfsense (403 comments)

The funny thing about "FreeBSD's PF is essentially an actively maintained fork which doesn't follow the upstream closely anymore" is that, on a Soekris net6501, PF is all-around faster with OpenBSD 5.7-beta (current snapshots) on a SINGLE core than FreeBSD PF is on multiple cores.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

chriscappuccio Re:pfsense (403 comments)

oh really? you mean the many years after the early realtek chip was maligned, still avoid them?

about two weeks ago
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HTTP/2 - the IETF Is Phoning It In

chriscappuccio Re: Shrug (161 comments)

You'll have to explain why they're crap.

about two weeks ago
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

chriscappuccio Re:Wonderful software (79 comments)

I assume you've used it? because it keeps time on my servers and serves that time to well over 10k devices on my network!

about three weeks ago
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

chriscappuccio Re:OpenNTPD: 4 Out Of 5 Stars (79 comments)

It sets your local server time immediately if you use -s. Otherwise, it slowly drifts your local clock to the real time, which could take days if it is far off. I always use ntpd -s on boot for systems with no RTC. Or ntpd -s when my clock is way off. The drift feature is designed to keep software from freaking out due to sudden time changes.

about three weeks ago
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

chriscappuccio Re:protocol broken (79 comments)

Please enlighten us.

about three weeks ago
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

chriscappuccio Re:Learn Something About NTPD Before You Rant..... (79 comments)

It would be nice if the whole world got the BCP38 memo. But they haven't. I'm a network operator. I got off my lazy ass and firewalled all of the ntp.org servers on my network, that customers didn't enable and had no idea were even running, courtesy of Cisco and various Linux distributions. Reality is a bitch.

about three weeks ago
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

chriscappuccio Re:Learn Something About NTPD Before You Rant..... (79 comments)

Admit it. It's a large, fat piece of shit that nobody should be running. OpenNTPD in fact works perfectly as an accurate NTP (not SNTP) server AND client for more than 10,000 devices on my network.

about three weeks ago
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

chriscappuccio Re:Mathematics (79 comments)

Funny how I am firewalling ports so that your vulnerable shit running on customer Cisco firewalls, Linux servers and other customer boxes across my network, just so that your shit doesn't cause a 550x amplification factor, or who knows whatever other vulnerabilities compromise these devices. My hat is off to you for your shit garbage. Fuck you, sir.

about three weeks ago
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OpenBSD Releases a Portable Version of OpenNTPD

chriscappuccio Re:Mathematics (79 comments)

This is moronic.

A very high percentage of people use ntp simply because they want accurate time on their devices.

Why should they use a program that does 90% something else (by your estimation) as a piece of critical infrastructure running on all of their devices?

OpenNTPD allows me to serve accurate time to devices across my network, and it allows those devices to keep their local clock set right as well.

If I was you, I guess I should feel bad I'm missing 90% of the features, like buffer overflows and other security failures in the ntp.org version!!! But, I don't. I'm not a fucking moron.

about three weeks ago
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Tracking the Mole Inside Silk Road 2.0

chriscappuccio antilop.cc??? (81 comments)

These guys should give credit to lamoustache. See http://antilop.cc/sr/

about a month and a half ago
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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

chriscappuccio Re:If they're doing it, it's correct. (162 comments)

Instead of making vague fucktard analogies, why not actually explain what is wrong with LibreSSL ?

about 3 months ago
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Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips

chriscappuccio Re:What's the issue here? (192 comments)

The government has the info already, they handed it out!

about 7 months ago
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Improperly Anonymized Logs Reveal Details of NYC Cab Trips

chriscappuccio Re:Data Security Officer (192 comments)

Sorry but unless you define "GOOD ITSEC company audit the shit out of it" in tangible terms that can actually hold someone liable for failure in a real way, this is just baloney. And if you define it with teeth, the price will increase. Basically, to define it properly, you'd be able to do it yourself. Oops.

about 7 months ago
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OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

chriscappuccio Re:Vetting the replacement libraries? (144 comments)

There are no replacement libraries. The ED25519, ECDH, ChaCha20 and AES-CTR code is all part of OpenSSH itself. And the code is very, very tight and compact and very easy to audit. Entirely the opposite of OpenSSL!!!

about 9 months ago
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After a Long wait, GNU Screen Gets Refreshed

chriscappuccio Most useful? (77 comments)

The most useful? You mean tmux? Not this old antiquated, bug ridden piece of code, right?

about 9 months ago

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Thorium Fueled Automobile from Connecticut Company

chriscappuccio chriscappuccio writes  |  1 year,18 days

chriscappuccio (80696) writes "Laser Power Systems (LPS) from Connecticut, USA, is developing a new method of automotive propulsion with one of the most dense materials known in nature: thorium. The company has been experimenting with small bits of thorium, creating a laser that heats water, produces steam and powers a mini turbine. 1 gm of thorium equals the energy of 7,500 gallons of gasoline. Prototype systems generate electricity within 30 seconds of firing a laser."
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Birthday Song's Copyright Leads to a Lawsuit for the Ages

chriscappuccio chriscappuccio writes  |  about a year and a half ago

chriscappuccio (80696) writes ""The song “Happy Birthday to You” is widely credited for being the most performed song in the world. But one of its latest venues may be the federal courthouse in Manhattan, where the only parties may be the litigants to a new legal battle.

The dispute stems from a lawsuit filed on Thursday by a filmmaker in New York who is seeking to have the court declare the popular ditty to be in the public domain, and to block a music company from claiming it owns the copyright to the song and charging licensing fees for its use.

The filmmaker, Jennifer Nelson, was producing a documentary movie, tentatively titled “Happy Birthday,” about the song, the lawsuit said. In one proposed scene, the song was to be performed.""

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Sham journals, scam authors

chriscappuccio chriscappuccio writes  |  about 2 years ago

chriscappuccio (80696) writes "Two reputable European science journals have fallen prey to identity theft by criminals who have created counterfeit journal websites. These online doppelgängers have duped hundreds of researchers into paying author fees, with the ill-won gains being funnelled to Armenia. The crooked websites are masquerading as Archives des Sciences, a multidisciplinary journal founded in 1791 and published by the Society of Physics and Natural History of Geneva (SPHN) in Switzerland; and Wulfenia, a botany journal published by the Regional Museum of Carinthia in Klagenfurt, Austria."
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Marissa Mayer To Head Yahoo As CEO

chriscappuccio chriscappuccio writes  |  more than 2 years ago

chriscappuccio (80696) writes "Google literally started in her garage. As a top executive at Google for the past 13 years, Marissa Mayer played an instrumental role in developing many of the services that have tormented Yahoo as its appeal waned among Web surfers, advertisers and investors. Now, Mayer, 37, will tackle the imposing challenge Tuesday when she takes over as Yahoo’s fifth CEO in the past five years."
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Was LinkedIn Scammed?

chriscappuccio chriscappuccio writes  |  more than 3 years ago

chriscappuccio (80696) writes "If there’s one thing we’ve all learned in the aftermath of the financial crisis, it’s that stiffing your client is not a crime. Not if you’re an investment bank.

Suppose, he wrote, your trusted real estate agent persuaded you to sell your house for $1 million. Then, the next day, the same agent sold the same house for the new owner for $2 million. “How would you feel if your agent did that?” he asked. That, he concluded, is what Merrill and Morgan did to LinkedIn."

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Microsoft Head Announces Windows 8 Release

chriscappuccio chriscappuccio writes  |  more than 3 years ago

chriscappuccio (80696) writes "Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer on Monday confirmed that Windows 8, the next iteration of the software giant's operating system, will be available in 2012.
Speaking at a Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo today, Ballmer said Microsoft is "obviously hard at work on the next version of Windows."

A variety of rumors regarding Windows 8 have popped up on the Internet in recent months, but Microsoft has yet to confirm any particular features it will add to the OS. While Ballmer didn't go into detail about what Windows 8 users will see, he did outline several areas into which Microsoft is committed to investing.

Ballmer also talked up Windows Phone and the expected 500 new features that the next upgrade will bring. If you're so inclined, Ballmer also encouraged users to email him with questions (SteveB@Microsoft.com)"

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Michigan Police Search Phones During Traffic Stops

chriscappuccio chriscappuccio writes  |  more than 3 years ago

chriscappuccio (80696) writes "The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wednesday demanded that state officials stop stonewalling freedom of information requests for information on the program.

ACLU learned that the police had acquired the cell phone scanning devices and in August 2008 filed an official request for records on the program, including logs of how the devices were used. The state police responded by saying they would provide the information only in return for a payment of $544,680. The ACLU found the charge outrageous."

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