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I think next winter will be:

mu51c10rd Re:European... (111 comments)

wondering if there'll be any Russian gas coming this time around to keep me warm

Not sure where to go with that one...


Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

mu51c10rd Re:why? Better for Comcast to not know (405 comments)

A thousand times, this.
I never thought any good would ever come from the distribution companies owning the content companies...and I turned out right.

2 days ago

Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

mu51c10rd Re:This may be the way to escape from Comcast (405 comments)

A VPN? That's hiding internet traffic from them, which is precisely their problem with Tor.

I am sure most office workers and many small businesses are going to have a problem if Comcast starts blocking vpn traffic. Then again, use an SSL vpn instead of IPSec and I don't see how they could block it.

2 days ago

Hackers Break Into

mu51c10rd Re:Jesus wept, will people never learn? (150 comments)

Easy, because one of 3 things:
1. It is too expensive and no one wants to budget for it.
2. I.T. is severely understaffed and forced to work in reactive mode, not proactive mode.
3. They have the security in place, but it is so complex and covering such a large architecture, it is not well-monitored nor maintained for fear of breaking something.
This being the US federal government, there are probably about 100 different contracted companies for all the various parts of and pieces, with no federal IT employees overseeing any of it.

about two weeks ago

Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

mu51c10rd Re:So what was the plan? (848 comments)

Since Crimea? Honestly, Putin has been using force for some time now. He invaded and pacified Chechnya, followed by an incursion into South Ossetia...with a followup into the rest of Georgia. Now, he is in Ukraine. I suppose for an encore...Armenia, Belarus better beware. The Baltics are in the best shape...they are NATO members.

about three weeks ago

No, a Huge Asteroid Is Not "Set To Wipe Out Life On Earth In 2880"

mu51c10rd Not going to hit us eh? (123 comments)

That's what they WANT you to think...

about a month ago

The Quiet Before the Next IT Revolution

mu51c10rd Hardware still matters (145 comments)

It seems too many forget that all this virtualization still runs on physical servers. Those physical servers still need hardware upgrades, monitoring, and resource management (especially when one starts oversubscribing). I don't get why people keep thinking hardware went away. Instead of lots of 1U servers, now you have big iron running lots of virtual servers.

about a month ago

Expensive Hotels Really Do Have Faster Wi-Fi

mu51c10rd Re:How much is due to Congestion (72 comments)

Having worked for an ISP specializing in hotels...your wishful thinking is quite true. Hotels that charge tend to splie the revenue between the provider and the hotel. This is a higher margin for both, which allows for better equipment and better circuits. "Free" wifi at the lower and mid tier hotel build a flat rate into the room cost, as well pay a flat rate to their provider. This is a low margin product, so they tend to have smaller circuits and lower end gear. Keep in mind, the hotels buy the circuit size and equipment packages...not the providers. The Providers can recommend anything they want, but only the high end hotels tend to go with the recommendations (think Ritz Carlton by Hilton, JW Marriott, etc.)

about a month ago

Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

mu51c10rd Re:Citation needed? (165 comments)

No no...he is a proud domestic lizard who only eats domestic babies...

about 2 months ago

Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

mu51c10rd Reptilian Humanoids (165 comments)

This is going to drive the Area 51 conspiracy theorists crazy...
This edit on this article.

about 2 months ago

Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

mu51c10rd Truth (165 comments)

The biography of former U.S. defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say that he was an "alien lizard who eats Mexican babies."

Truth hurts...although I hear Guatemalan babies are much tastier with better spices.

about 2 months ago

NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

mu51c10rd Re:why didn't he take his emails (231 comments)

He may not have thought it worth the time to export his NSA mailbox to a pst when he had much juicier stuff to copy off the network...

about 2 months ago

NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

mu51c10rd Re:neat (361 comments)

so, can the government now confiscate their own bank accounts for financing terrorists?

Would there be anything there to confiscate?

about 2 months ago

Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

mu51c10rd Re:Do they own him? (272 comments)

Did you know that Clause 18 section B allows slashdot to demand that you donate any or all compatible organs if they need a transplant for any of the executive?

Congratulations on doing a better job than Slashdot at getting people to read their terms and conditions...

about 2 months ago

Protesters Launch a 135-Foot Blimp Over the NSA's Utah Data Center

mu51c10rd Re:the NSA already thought of this. (104 comments)

Not really. Check the local news and plenty of residents saw it. In fact, the data center is easily visible by most in the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys.

about 3 months ago

NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test

mu51c10rd Re:Not the first test, first test failed.... (75 comments)

previous tests went into space first and did an end to end test. This will be the first test emulating a mission.

about 3 months ago

Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

mu51c10rd Re:How unexpected... (534 comments)

No, he just really likes Lake Powell...

about 3 months ago

Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

mu51c10rd Modern kids (151 comments) even Neanderthals ate their veggies...and yet we struggle getting our kids to eat anything green.

about 3 months ago



Cisco purchasing Sourcefire

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  about a year ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "According to this, Cisco is purchasing Sourcefire for 2.7 Billion dollars. It remains to be seen what their plans are for popular open source products such as Snort and ClamAV. Forks anyone?"

Nurse Chapel has passed away

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "A piece of Trek history has quietly passed away. Majel Barrett Roddenberry of Star Trek fame passed away on December 18th. She carried various roles from Number One in the TOS pilot episode, to Nurse Chapel, Deanna Troi's mother, to all the ship computer voices up to the soon-to-be-released movie. She will be missed. The article on her passing is here."

SCO chooses to lose their Unix business

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "SCO has chosen to try to opt out of the Unix business by selling it to York Capital Management. There is an article at Computerworld detailing their decision. Perhaps SCO has finally thrown in the towel and we won't be subjected to more SCO news?"


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