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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

davidhoude Re:Nothing unconstitutional about this (347 comments)

Where do you draw the line? I understand that it is illegal to intercept mail, but we are talking about foreign exports which are under tight scrutiny.

about 3 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

davidhoude Re:Wrong concern (409 comments)

In my experience, the difference between VPS and cloud is the orchestration system. Cloud usually means that the customer can create and launch instances at will, while VPS need to be created by a human before releasing to the customer.

about 3 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

davidhoude Re:Wrong concern (409 comments)

You get what you pay for. Also while related, I don't think VPS fits directly into the cloud conversation. This would be no different then a collocation getting DOS'd

about 3 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

davidhoude Re:Mod parent up! (409 comments)

I am very curious how they are running a public cloud if they themselves are not server huggers.

about 3 months ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

davidhoude Re:The NSA is a liablity (347 comments)

This was posted in 2010. In the last 4 years everyone has stopped buying any and all electronics in fear. I wonder if anyone will ever use a computer again.

about 3 months ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

davidhoude Re:Nothing unconstitutional about this (347 comments)

Citation? Not that I expect an AC to respond, but this sounds like you pulled it out of your ass.

"Sorry Mr President, we have confirmed there is an armed nuclear weapon heading to Washington, but it is arriving by mail so there is absolutely nothing we can do to prevent it. Trust me, an anonymous coward told me so."

about 3 months ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

davidhoude Re:China (347 comments)

Yes, because accusing China of espionage is fucking crazy! These people need to put their tinfoil hats back on if they think China would ever spy on foreign businesses and government. The United States is the only country that is able to spy, because Snowden said so!

The blindness of the sheeple is amazing. I am sure you denied that any spying was plausible before the leaks, and now you are denying its possible for anyone other than the US because of the leaks, and your opinion will change next week when another leak is published. To those who use common sense, you can see the larger picture here. This is nations doing what nations do. The US is not alone, nor is China the only other culpable country. This is being done by everyone with the resources to do so, and those who don't really wish they did.

about 3 months ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

davidhoude Re:Knock knock (347 comments)

We may have some growing pains, and might not stay as dominant was we were post WW2. I don't think we will fall as a nation though, we have too many natural resources and big bombs.

about 3 months ago
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SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Plans For 8TB Next Year

davidhoude Re: Finally the disk drive can die (264 comments)

How much space do you need for your computer?

250GB SSD's are about $100 if you catch them on sale, some even cheaper. The prices are dropping by the day, they were twice the price last year. I expect 500GB to be around $150 here soon.

about 3 months ago
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Sony Tape Storage Breakthrough Could Bring Us 185 TB Cartridges

davidhoude Re: But is it even usable? (208 comments)

Say what? Everyone here keeps telling me that RAID is backups!

about 2 months ago
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Hulu Blocks VPN Users

davidhoude Re: BS! (259 comments)

You should be forcing SSL from the start and advertising SSL URL's only. Having mixed content leads to MITM attacks using stuff like sslstrip. While your points are mostly true, it is just shitty practice that you shouldn't expect from such a large company.

about 3 months ago
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FTC Approves Tesla's Direct Sales Model

davidhoude Re:Will not matter. (328 comments)

this is a product designed for the 0.0001%.

Come on now...

Society worldwide is changing towards renewable energy. While Tesla's cars might not be perfect right now, they are a step in the right direction. It is so hard to go up against an established industry, especially when they have such large lobbying budgets. I hope you can understand that this isn't just about Tesla, it's about new businesses being able to compete.

And for the 0.0001% give me a break. These cars may be expensive and considered a luxury item, but it doesn't mean they cannot be afforded by middle to upper middle class. Also, new technology is expensive, that's how it works. If they don't sell any new cars due to archaic laws, how do you expect the price to drop?

This topic is very interesting to watch unfold, and I think many slashdotters would agree with me.

about 3 months ago
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Preventative Treatment For Heartbleed On Healthcare.gov

davidhoude Re:"no indication ... site has been compromised" (81 comments)

Due to the fact that this exploit leaves no traces in server log files, we have concluded that there is no evidence of an attack on our servers.

about 3 months ago
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

davidhoude Re:Spyware status (179 comments)

This is the dumbest post I've seen.

Slashdot allows users to post, which requires a keyboard. Does that make Slashdot a keylogger/trojan?

about 3 months ago
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NSA Allegedly Exploited Heartbleed

davidhoude Re:NSA put the bug there, of course they exploited (149 comments)

The bug seems quite obvious. I would expect they could be a little more clever if they were to write the bug itself. This is failure of the OpenSSL project, period.

about 4 months ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

davidhoude Re:Go DogeCoin! (275 comments)

I was able to make $2,000 off dogecoin in the first 24 hours, it was amazing. Talk about the right place at the right time, I don't even own a decent video card.

about 4 months ago
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Security for the 'Internet of Things' (Video)

davidhoude Re:don't connect it (106 comments)

I agree mostly, but just wanted to note that having a unique publicly routable IP address does necessarily mean the device is open to the internet.

about 4 months ago
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Security for the 'Internet of Things' (Video)

davidhoude Re: Here's how to secure your "Internet of things" (106 comments)

People here can't see the implications beyond tweeting toasters, don't mind them. The future is a scary place for those people involved in technology of the past.

about 4 months ago

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