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Network Scientists Discover the 'Dark Corners' of the Internet

juventasone IRC users (99 comments)

...make up a kind of underclass who eke out an information-poor existence in a few dark corners of the network.

...preserve their privacy or perhaps for more nefarious reasons.

...have scripts to kick out adbots.

about a year ago
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USB "Condom" Allows You To Practice Safe Charging

juventasone Huh? (208 comments)

Why does this require a big PCB with three ICs? Why not just simply remove pins 2 & 3?

about a year ago
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Massive Amount of Malware Targets Older Java Flaws

juventasone Re:Oracle Java: Bad (102 comments)

they don't patch: they give you new versions...require you to use old, vulnerable versions

Exactly. And as such, we will be running Java 6 Update 16 (released in 2009) until at least 2014 on 5,000+ machines.

about a year and a half ago
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Politician Wants Sci-fi To Be Mandatory In School

juventasone 1984 (295 comments)

1984 was required reading for us. I think it was up to the individual teacher or schools.

I also read Ender's Game in school. It was picked by me, but approved by the teacher.

about a year and a half ago
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Researchers Hack Over a Dozen Home Routers

juventasone This time I'm intrigued... (109 comments)

Comprosing cheap routers is a topic that has been covered on Slashdot many times before. In every previous article, they've required that remote administration be enabled on the router, which is generally never a default setting. This report states, "tested with out-of-the-box configuration settings". Really? Yikes.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best 32-Bit Windows System In 2012?

juventasone Irrelevant Question (313 comments)

If your application is designed for a legacy OS, it's not going to utilize more than 4GB of RAM. Next question please...

about 2 years ago
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Support Forums Reveal SCADA Infections

juventasone Re:Similar situation. (66 comments)

I think if government (ie: DHS in the US) really wants to secure SCADA without overhauling it, they should require and provide site-to-site VPN routers with Internet traffic blocked minus a few things. Just plug them into a modem or switch and 99% of the problem is taken care of. I think it would cost pennies compared to things like the backscatter scanners.

about 2 years ago
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Support Forums Reveal SCADA Infections

juventasone First-hand experience (66 comments)

I'm a sysadmin for a small municipal office with a SCADA system. I manage every computer except the one used for SCADA, which is the responsibility of the vendor. Their only concern is that the computer stays unmodified from their "standard" set up, but it still requires unrestricted Internet access. This means:

*Windows XP SP2
*Automatic Updates turned off
*No third-party software (ex: antivirus)
*No domain/group policy
*Symantec pcAnywhere 11 host (this is the version Symantec admited to being breached and to stop using)

As the sysadmin I can stick it on a VLAN to keep it away from the computers I'm responsible for, but other than that, my hands are tied.

about 2 years ago
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All Five Star Trek Captains Share a Stage

juventasone Re:The two they left behind (238 comments)

In the case of Wesley, I already list it as mutiny (same with Spock on the old Enterprise, but for very different reasons).

In the case of Guinan, I believe she was once the only person on the Enterprise, the others not even existing, which makes her a captain.
This is different from being in command.

Not mutiny, Wesley was intoxicated and goofing off. I don't recall Guinan being alone on the Enterprise, but Dr. Crusher was in Remember Me (seperate universe).

In Conundrum everyone loses their memory and assumes Worf is Captain. In Night Terrors and again in Gambit, Data becomes Acting Captain.

more than 2 years ago
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All Five Star Trek Captains Share a Stage

juventasone Re:The two they left behind (238 comments)

Guinan: Whoopi Goldberg
Wesley Crusher: Wil Wheaton (mutiny)

What episodes are you referring to? In the case of Wesley, I recall The Naked Now, but it was merely a self-proclamation. Of course, nearly every regular cast member was given command at one point or another.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple, Microsoft, Google, Others Join Hands To Form WebPlatform.org

juventasone IRC? (138 comments)

This site is all about uber-modern web standards and their chat protocol of choice? IRC. Awesome.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

juventasone Re:Ultrabook's biggest problem: (513 comments)

I would take a screenshot or something but it's someone else's PC now. Perhaps you were using Ultimate or another vendor's installation? Microsoft's hardware requirements for 64-bit is 20GB. The only non-default thing I did was disable the 6GB hibernation file. I remember with Windows, Office, drivers, service packs, updates, a few other little things, and a disabled hibernation file, it was 20-something GB used.

Anyway, the point is that 128GB is plenty for most uses.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

juventasone Re:The reason is simple. (513 comments)

Actually, the 13" MacBook Air does have 900px of height--it's 1440x900. Kind of interesting, because the 13" MBP is only 1280x800.

Every ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an anti-glare IPS display with a native resoltion of 1600x900. But you know, it's missing the Apple logo on the top cover.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Ultrabooks Are Falling Well Short of Intel's Targets

juventasone Re:Ultrabook's biggest problem: (513 comments)

Most early ultrabooks only had at best 128 GB of SSD memory, which is kind of cutting it close after you load Windows 7 and Office 2010.

This week I installed Windows 7 Pro, Office 2010 Pro Plus, and a slew of other business software on a 40GB SSD with room to spare. Amazing what you can do without porn.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Kills Apps Support For Internet Explorer 8

juventasone Another nail for XP (296 comments)

The summary leaves out the interesting part: IE8 is the latest version available for Windows XP. And there's no place that XP exists more than business, education, and government. This is Google's way to get sysadmins comfortable with Chrome in the workplace.

more than 2 years ago
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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led To Mat Honan's Identity Theft

juventasone Re:Why remote wipe? (222 comments)

If your device is lost or stolen.

more than 2 years ago
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Startup Turns Fixing Your Grandma's PC Into a Game

juventasone Not a game (113 comments)

It's really not a game, just a reward system, similar to Slashdot karma.

The removal concept isn't new either; if you use any OS (typically Windows PE or Linux live) that isn't the infected one, it makes everything much easier. The most interesting thing about all of it is their patent-pending "one-time modification to the Windows bootloader". Not exactly something you want to get wrong, but I think it's a serious step in the right direction.

more than 2 years ago

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Intel Recommends Upgrading To An Older PC

juventasone juventasone writes  |  more than 4 years ago

juventasone (517959) writes "Future Shop, the Canadian division of Best Buy, has partnered with Intel to bring you Rate My PC. After a scan of your existing PC, it will recommend to buy a new one--even if it's far worse that what you have. In the case of one of my home PCs with a Core 2 Quad processor, Radeon HD video, a 24" display, and Windows 7, it recommended a PC with a Core 2 Duo processor, integrated video, a 20.1" display, and Windows Vista."
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Toshiba Officially Announces End of HD DVD

juventasone juventasone writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JuventasOne (517959) writes "In a press conference in Japan, the Toshiba Corporation announced it will "no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders". While no comment was made about the HD DVD studio's current and scheduled movie releases, they did say they would "maintain collaborative relations with the companies"."
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