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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

klui Re:Viable Replacement? (240 comments)

I got an account to afraid.org several days ago. I thought as an owner of a private domain, you are allowed to reject the subdomains before they can be active. Isn't this so?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

klui Re:Shorewall (186 comments)

You a word there.

I think you meant Windows does the same thing? Indeed, netsh is used to manage firewall rules on the command line level, and the Windows firewall snapin uses netsh. There are 3rd-party programs that replace the snapin or make it more intuitive like wfc from BiniSoft. I'm not sure if it replaces the regular snapin or runs on top of it.

about two weeks ago
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The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

klui Re:conversational format (142 comments)

Outlook also had AJAX first. GMail was the among the first free webmail to use AJAX.

about two weeks ago
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New Attack Hijacks DNS Traffic From 300,000 Routers

klui Re:Exploit, or dumb users? (105 comments)

I just saw a new AT&T subscriber where its Motorola 3347 router allowed it to be managed via the WAN port. But it does have the password set to a number on the label. Most routers today are capable of TR-069 so the ISPs are more than capable enough to do this management. But do they?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

klui Re:As Frontalot says (631 comments)

Ask that to people who have lost homes.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

klui Re:As Frontalot says (631 comments)

Exactly this. It's just like PKI is sound but the security of a system comes down to its implementation. Unless these Bitcoin exchanges are audited or have best practices put in place one could never know who the next victim of these hacks would be and therefore a person's wallet would always be in jeopardy. If I were to have a Bitcoin wallet, I would have used Mt. Gox since they're the biggest, oldest, and original founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation. Little did everyone know they could come down so soon.

I'm not against Bitcoin but it's much too soon to start relying on it as a stable currency.

about 2 months ago
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Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

klui Re:"Looks like we got ourselves a thinker!" (412 comments)

No, some people don't like it because Chu would have smoked them with his style of play. People watching wouldn't be able to feel "superior" even though playing along has advantages.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Extends Updates For Windows XP Security Products Until July 2015

klui Re:*sigh* (417 comments)

just opened most used and largest excel workbook (~1.3MB) and excel memory usage was ~4.3M memory use and 9.1M VM size (in task manager)(winxp sp3)(excel 2003). Cannot imagine excel taking up more than 1GB except if there is a memory leak.

You need to imagine harder or don't do a lot using Excel.

I have a 100+MB spreadsheet that's connected to a database back end with pivot tables and graphs/charts. Open it up and it takes around 400MB. Imagine developing it. You would have lots of other programs/clients opened as you're integrating everything together. I very much doubt you could have developed it under XP 32-bit or you would have had to do so much finagling you would have gladly punted the machine.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Extends Updates For Windows XP Security Products Until July 2015

klui Re:*sigh* (417 comments)

I would have thought so, too. But my current machine in the office isn't running too many development/management tools and it's using 4.5GB. The largest RAM hog? Outlook at 400MB. There are a little over 100 processes. I can't imagine someone who uses Excel on a regular basis using less than 6GB.

about 3 months ago
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The Dismantling of POTS: Bold Move Or Grave Error?

klui Re:Wire is good (582 comments)

No. The whole project is the telcos wanting out of highly regulated POTS so they could charge their customers more by unregulared IP-based telephony.

about 5 months ago
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Elon Musk Talks About the Importance of Physics, Criticizes the MBA

klui Re:Halfway through my MBA... (343 comments)

Pretty sure if MBAs were running Tesla, they would have waited for lawsuits filed for the fires before they did anything, let alone giving customers a free retrofit by mere recommendation rather than mandate from the NHTSA. It's just running the numbers, where goodwill and customer satisfaction is difficult to measure in a spreadsheet.

about 5 months ago
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First Arab Supercar Costs $3.4 Million, Has Diamond-Encrusted Headlights

klui Monster cable territory? (241 comments)

Didn't the doors look a bit flimsy/wobbly when it was first opened?

The end of the video links to the Devel Sixteen that claims will have 5000 hp, go from 0-60 in 1.8 sec., with a max speed of 348 mph. I don't know about you but these cars seem like they're for autophiles who use Franklins as toilet paper. Who knows how well they will perform.

about 5 months ago
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HP's NonStop Servers Go x86, Countdown To Itanium Extinction Begins

klui Re:NonStop (243 comments)

You've gone that far, might as well finish the loop: Tandem was started by HP employees whose product was two HP mini computer systems running in tandem.

about 5 months ago

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