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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

clay_shooter Netgear VPN router (238 comments)

Save a bunch of time. Buy a netgear FVS type VPN router. You can get 4 port, 8 port and/or wifi.

about two weeks ago
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Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

clay_shooter We have no idea how westerners handle quarantine (359 comments)

Furthermore, people in 1st world countries are also less inclined to break people out of quarantine...

Do you have any evidence of this? There hasn't been a major contagious outbreak in most of the west for decades. I predict people well break themselves and their families out of quarantine in an attempt to "save them".

about a month ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

clay_shooter Do Raspberry Pi or Arduino single purpose ? (391 comments)

Do Raspberry Pi with add on boards count as computers? If so then I built one last year.

The answer is different if we're talking about desktop class machines. All my "windows" machines are dell outlet specials.

Of course the Raspberry Pi is the same speed as "desktop class" of 15 years ago.

about a month and a half ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

clay_shooter Licensing isn't expensive? (300 comments)

Linux O/S in cloud vs Windows O/S in cloud. It can be a big difference. MSDN vs other IDE costs. Sure they bundle lots of benefits that are free to them but only used by some small percentage of those that want VS Ultimate features.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Find, Analyze Forged SSL Certs In the Wild

clay_shooter Re:Idiotic slashdotters man... (86 comments)

I'd love to trade my poorly articulated comments how people are complaining about the wrong thing for mod points t mod up parent.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Find, Analyze Forged SSL Certs In the Wild

clay_shooter Re:More secure browsing... (86 comments)

As opposed to regular browsing where you have no way of detecting these types of activities?

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Find, Analyze Forged SSL Certs In the Wild

clay_shooter Interesting technique and results... (86 comments)

It would be interesting to see what they would find if they could run this on a bigger scale. The biggest offender appears to be security appliances. Should the browsers flag security appliances?

about 4 months ago
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Rand Paul Suggests Backing Bitcoin With Stocks

clay_shooter Re:News flash (404 comments)

Not to mention another senator from Nevada calling his own citizens "domestic terrorists" for basically trespassing.

You're talking about the situation where government agents backed down from confronting a person who was trespassing and stealing government resources and his armed thug friends? They backed down because of a fear of violence not because they revised their policies. The senator was right.

about 5 months ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

clay_shooter 2 miles. Motorcycle :-) Lets ride... (398 comments)

I'd ride a motorcycle. Its just far enough that I'd save a bunch of time not walking. Of course I'm always looking for an excuse to ride...

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

clay_shooter Re:It sad really (1116 comments)

I'm married but I agree with your post. Never mod points around when you need them (sigh)

about 5 months ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

clay_shooter Re:Outed? (193 comments)

How did this get mod'd up. Its less coherent and more of a rant than the parent.

Right, because who needs to pass a law requiring a gun registry when we can just ask the NSA for a list on demand?

Oh, wait, maybe this is a BAD thing.

You gun nutjobs would probably be a lot more successful at making your case if you could string together at least 140 characters that make sense. Right now, people like you are actively keeping the phrase "gun nutjob" alive, and you're turning off people like me who actually support your position. I know it's asking a lot of someone with a room temperature IQ, but could you at least try to think before you click "post"?

about 6 months ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

clay_shooter Re:Outed? (193 comments)

Ugh, I hit submit while playing with the line breaks. I meant to say.

"outed" does have a negative connotation as if someone was hiding something.

From the Urban Dictionary: To reveal some previously secret part of someone's life.

Of course the original article doesn't say anything like that. It is the original poster's bias that added that phrase

about 6 months ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

clay_shooter Re:Outed? (193 comments)

"outed" does have a negative connotation as if someone was hiding something.

From the Urban Dictionary: To reveal some previously secret part of someone's life.

about 6 months ago
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E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

clay_shooter Author shows their own bias :-( (320 comments)

Black and Middle Eastern esports fans are conspicuously missing.

Hispanics make up 17% of the US population and aren't mentioned at all. What's up with that?

Those of Middle Eastern ancestry make up .42% of the US population. That would be 4 people at a 1000 person convention. The small percentage makes it very easy to skew the over/under representation.

about 7 months ago
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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pass 10% Market Share, Windows XP Falls Below 30%

clay_shooter Windows 8 task bars on every monitor (470 comments)

The best (?) thing about Windows 8 is that you get a task bar on every monitor. Great if you have a couple big screens. The magic corners with no visual hints has to be one of the worst ideas they've come up with. Killing metro apps is fun too. There probably is some more intuitive way but here's what I do :-( go to the upper left corner wait for the screen image of the desktop to appear flip back to desktop mode by clicking on the image go to the upper left corner wait for the images of all the metro apps to appear right mouse on the metro app you want to kill and select close.

about 9 months ago
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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

clay_shooter Lookup the definition of "sport". (370 comments)

"sport" has multiple definitions. The modern, urban, head-to-head competition is only one. Hunting, fishing and other behaviors are included in some of the definitions of "sport".

about 9 months ago
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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

clay_shooter Ethnic profile much? (370 comments)

There are plenty of ethnic and economic groups that hunt. Some people think you should understand the whole end-to-end process involved in getting and preparing food. Others like understanding the true meaning of "the food change". We kill to survive or improve our lifestyle. Some are more honest about it that others.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

clay_shooter Guns, Germs and Steel (796 comments)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond,

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Updates Model S Software As a Precaution Against Unsafe Charging

clay_shooter Lets beat on companies that improve their products (148 comments)

You're comments are a reason that companies drag their feet on enhancing safety. They could do the right thing to add more safeguards. Then some will take that to mean they were defective in the past, and sue. We're actually creating disincentives for companies to improve. The auto insurance IIS safety standards are one of the few places where we provide incentives for companies to improve. I'm kind of surprised it hasn't caused lawsuits "you sold me an x that wasn't as safe as y". Hmm, maybe CYA causes the car companies to have crash testing as early as possible the product cycle to avoid that.

about 9 months ago
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RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

clay_shooter RSA may be telling the truth to the limits of... (291 comments)

The government was trying to move to more COTS products instead of home grown so that they could push crypto across the government. USG goes to RSA and says "we'll use your product as a standard as long as you use this algorithm because it meets the minimum standard. We'll pay you to integrate it". RSA would analyze the algorithm and put it in based on assurances and the level of analysis they were capable of. They take the money and release the new product. There were a bunch of crypto export restrictions at the time. The government lessens export crypto restrictions because every country already has the main algorithms and their mathematicians and they want to know what algorithms people are using.

about 8 months ago

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