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T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

chrisgeleven Simple test on the bloatware hypothesis (127 comments)

Test with iPhones. No pre-loaded carrier bloatware, same exact OS across all carriers.

about a month and a half ago

China May Build an Undersea Train To America

chrisgeleven Re:A nice idea... (348 comments)

Personally traveling to and through Boston is a 100x better than it used to be because of the Big Dig. Not to mention it reconnected two parts of the city that the original above ground highway effectively severed from each other, allowing for an insane amount of development in the seaport area since ( The entire area has been transformed.

about 4 months ago

Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

chrisgeleven I'll be keeping mine (257 comments)

I'm willing to give Nest and Google the benefit of the doubt. Supposedly Nest has claimed in interviews after the news broke that their privacy policy is very strict and limits the info Nest gathers to Nest products only. If that is the case, and more importantly, their privacy policy doesn't change in the future, I'll stay a happy customer.

If there is evidence of Google doing evil, then it's easy to create an eBay listing.

about 8 months ago

Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

chrisgeleven Re:Say what you will (182 comments)

Assuming you mean traditional round-robin A records, the timeout(s) you still have to suffer through would kill your latency.

If your talking about DNS providers (disclaimer, I work for Dyn) with advanced features that detect a failover event occurring and will only serve healthy A records, then that is a different story.

1 year,27 days

New Targeted Mac OS X Trojan Requires No User Interaction

chrisgeleven Re:Missing from summary (322 comments)

Last time I knew (granted, couple years old knowledge), the Windows version of Java didn't install updates automatically. Has that changed?

Seems like every time I use a Windows computer, there is the Java update icon in the system tray.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: It's World Backup Day; How Do You Back Up?

chrisgeleven Backup plan (304 comments)

My backup setup is pretty simple. An Apple Time Capsule for hourly local backups that I can access right away, and Backblaze for off-site backups in the event of theft, fire, etc. I never have to worry about backups anymore.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Changing Passwords For the New Year?

chrisgeleven 1Password (339 comments)

Enough said.

more than 2 years ago

No IPv6 Doomsday In 2012

chrisgeleven Re:Business as usual (233 comments)

Incorrect in some aspects. All caching means is IF a recursive DNS server had done a lookup on your domain recently enough that the TTL hadn't expired, then you use the recursive DNS server's cached copy of the DNS record.

If the recursive DNS server doesn't have a cached copy of the record, it will simply go through the resolution path to get to the authoritative DNS provider and get a fresh copy of the DNS record.

Having a low TTL just means that more queries will hit the authoritative DNS provider since the recursive DNS provider is less likely to have a cached copy of it. It's not bad necessarily to have a low TTL, it just means more queries are generated which results in a little bit longer DNS resolution time compared to using a cached copy. In the case of Dynamic DNS, you are never really going to care/notice any speed hit caused by less caching.

more than 2 years ago

Go Daddy Loses Over 21,000 Domains In One Day

chrisgeleven It is actually more than 21,000 domains (356 comments)

This # doesn't include any domains transferred away from GoDaddy that were delegated to non-GoDaddy nameservers. The 21,000 number is only for domains that used GoDaddy's nameservers for DNS. So the actual # was higher than 21,000.

The question is what is the real number of transferred away domains? I don't know if any of those statistics are available publicly.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Registrars Support DNSSEC?

chrisgeleven Re:DynDNS does it (70 comments)

Yeah that DNSSEC page looks very old, I hadn't even realized it existed until now. Thanks for bringing this up. We are working on rewriting docs so I will make sure this gets addressed.

Once you have a registered domain in your account, for supported TLDs there is a 'DNSSEC DS records' section on your domain registration page.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Registrars Support DNSSEC?

chrisgeleven Re:DynDNS does it (70 comments)

We added DNSSEC support for the major TLDs several months ago, sounds like right after you looked. The domain registration page for supported domains will show a section for adding DS records.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Registrars Support DNSSEC?

chrisgeleven Re:DynDNS does it (70 comments)

Yep, we support DNSSEC on .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .se. No need to use us for DNS (although you certainly can, any DynECT Managed DNS products support DNSSEC).

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Streaming-Only For Home Entertainment?

chrisgeleven Re:LIve Sports (697 comments)

Works if you live not in the same market as your favorite team. If you want to watch in market games, then you can't, they are blacked out on all streaming sites.

more than 3 years ago

Google Pulls 21 Malware Apps From Android Market

chrisgeleven Re:iPhone suddenly looks wise (242 comments)

There is an implied trust when downloading an app from the official app store that that the app is safe for use. Users are far more likely to download something from the official app store compared to going to some random web site and allowing it to install stuff on your phone.

Comparing that to going to a web site that can jailbreak you phone is not the same situation.

more than 3 years ago

Google Pulls 21 Malware Apps From Android Market

chrisgeleven This is one reason why I have an iPhone (242 comments)

Say what you will about the App Store review policies, but at least I know someone at Apple has personally looked at every app and its update I installed on my phone so a situation like this won't happen.

more than 3 years ago

When the Internet Nearly Fractured

chrisgeleven Re:So then, (119 comments)

That would slow down DNS queries significantly having to run multiple checks against nameservers. That would be a great way to slow down the Internet.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

chrisgeleven A few things to try (459 comments)

1) Get a static IP address for your mail server if you don't already have one. Many mail servers use DNSBL blacklists that distrust anyone with a Dynamic IP address.
2) Get your ISP to configure Reverse DNS for your mail server's IP address. Many mail servers reject mail because Reverse DNS isn't configured properly.
3) Make sure your server is set to not run as an open relay.
4) Have a proper abuse@ and postmaster@ e-mail addresses so e-mail providers who claim to have spam complaints against your domain can actually send them to you.
5) Setup an SPF record ( has a great wizard for this) for your domain. SPF records basically specify which mail servers are allowed to send mail from your domain. This will help cut down on spammers spoofing e-mail addresses at your domain and increases the odds of legit e-mail not being marked as spam.

Not all of these will guarentee delivery of any e-mail, but they can certainly improve the odds.

more than 3 years ago


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