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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

nihaopaul Re: +1 for this Post (427 comments)

I have two of these. My biggest gripe is the 5ghz WiFi bridge I have drops out every few minutes for a few seconds. I am running them hot as the location for my bridge is not cooled and can reach 70c running temperature with abient heat of 35-36c in the day

about a month ago

Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

nihaopaul Re: Loaded camera (320 comments)

Its a good thing. Police in China have them on their vests. But they must be tamper proof like in shanghai other wise they just record what they choose

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Makes a Great Hackathon?

nihaopaul Re: Pitch contest? (79 comments)

I strongly agree with you. Xinchejian in shanghai is going to run one next month. No business agenda. Just a challenge. You own what you make. Its basically a weekend party. Lots of booze and food. The plan is to put the others to shame and have a long party! Along with hacking with fun people. Its like the hacker space but more people doing stuff!

about a year ago

Records Labels Prepare Massive 'Pirate Site' Domain Blocking Blitz

nihaopaul Re: Run your own DNS server (110 comments)

In China you run your own local DNS that forwards to opendns over alternative ports. All ddwrt and openwrt support this.

Its how you get to Facebook in China.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Programming / IT Jobs For Older, Retrained Workers?

nihaopaul Re:Get a helpdesk job (215 comments)

Lol. Just got out the office. 330am. Going home to continue before my 8am flight.

about a year and a half ago

Announcing Adafruit Gemma – Miniature Wearable Electronic Platform

nihaopaul Re:I've worked with the ATtiny85... (44 comments)

Just saw a demo from dfrobot last night at xinchejian hackerspace that has super potential. It was designed to make entry to arduino much more attainable. At a 20rmb retail price and 3pwm 3analog spi and a tiny connector for programming makes it a much better solution for wearable electronics. They said its coming out in Feb.

about a year and a half ago

Meet "Ophelia," Dell's Plan To Reinvent Itself

nihaopaul Re:Been Done (280 comments)

I've got the next one up. Mygica a11 I like it a lot. Very fast. I put plex for android on it. 3 USB ports. HDMI port. No sperate audio jack but that's OK. Was half the cost of the apple TV and also has airplay on it.

about a year and a half ago

First Photos and Video of Raspberry Pi Model A

nihaopaul one word (125 comments)

Mk802iii much more powerful and cheaper than the raspberry pi

about 2 years ago

The Trouble With Bringing Your Business Laptop To China

nihaopaul Re:Industrial espionage (402 comments)

Photos or it didn't happen!

about 2 years ago

How Some Chinese Users Bypass The Great Firewall

nihaopaul dns (58 comments)

Most of the blocks are by DNS .. Using opendns alternative ports solves this or DNS over TCP

about 2 years ago

First Shanghai Maker Carnival

nihaopaul awesome (1 comments)

was pretty awesome on saturday, sunday looks even better

about 2 years ago

The Three Flavors of Windows 8

nihaopaul annoying and relearning (500 comments)

It took me 15 minutes to shut the computer down! You just push the power button now.

more than 2 years ago

Shanghai Government Proposes 100 Community Hackerspaces

nihaopaul Re:Good Idea (76 comments)

in a way it's a super cheap education..

more than 2 years ago

Shanghai Government Proposes 100 Community Hackerspaces

nihaopaul Re:slashdoted (76 comments)

just added in a proxy thomas, waiting for the primary dns to get updated... thanks though :)

more than 2 years ago

Shanghai Government Proposes 100 Community Hackerspaces

nihaopaul its going to be interesting development (76 comments)

planning/thinking and action are two different things, we've witnessed a lot of thinking at XinCheJian..

more than 2 years ago

UK Authorities Accused of Inciting Illegal Protest

nihaopaul are you that drunk? (371 comments)

you don't have to be an idiot or drunk to see what this article is really.. what do the opposition want to provoke... very well timed

more than 3 years ago

TSA Asked to Ensure Safety Of Customer Data After Clear Closing

nihaopaul Re:Pay for Security w/o as much Hassle? (75 comments)

i have to agree, safety is the least of their concern, much more work is done to get into a chinese datacenter unescorted than to pass security at the airports, but this is world wide not just America. security at the airports is for show, many times i've forgotten to empty my bag before flying and found out i've got a multipurpose screwdriver set and once i forgot to take my dive knife out of my carry on. and went through 2 international and one domestic airport.

more than 5 years ago

(Useful) Stupid Vim Tricks?

nihaopaul Re:Just using VIM (702 comments)

thats what screen is for

more than 5 years ago



China Telecom breaks web apps by preforming MITM

nihaopaul nihaopaul writes  |  more than 3 years ago

nihaopaul (782885) writes "During chinese new year which ran the beginning of February China Telecom one of only a handful of Internet providers turn't on their new MITM advertising injection system. This is their second version, however it now interferes with all web traffic over port 80.

the code itself can be seen here:

the interesting thing about this code is that the advertising servers are not switched on but in this example we see a hijack of if you use noscript like i do in firefox this warns you of the attack but is not able to prevent it due to the MITM nature of the attack, if you have a list of sites that are able to bypass noscript and you live in china i suggest removing them for the time being.

Upon phoning china telecom on their hotline number "10000" they try to give you the run around and insist advertising exists on the web and that they are not interfering with the traffic, only once you start to argue with them and go up the food chain do you get somewhere, which they are willing to disable this "service". my questions to them were "why am i paying twice for a service, i pay for it the first time, then you force me to look at your advertisements on my personal sites?" no comment is the response but a technician will follow up..

However the downside is that any web apps pulling data from sites are also being interfered with causing malformed errors.

One operator from china telecom said "i don't see any problems when i'm at home" which i quickly replied to "sure, but you're probably using IE and being that this service hasn't been fully activated yet you wont notice"

The more exposure this gets the more chance that this wont make it past testing"


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