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DynDNS Cuts Back Free DNS Options

p00ya router-ready DNS UPDATE client (223 comments)

Shameless plug: I wrote dudders, a DNS UPDATE client a few years ago for basically this purpose. It only supports SIG(0) rather than TSIG (but public key authentication is cool, right?), but I had it running on my OpenWRT-based router happily (unfortunately nsupdate wouldn't fit).

about 3 years ago
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Prosecuted For Critical Twittering

p00ya Did you RTF Affidavit? (334 comments)

Some selected tweets:

ya like haiku? Here's one for ya: "Long, Limb, Sharp Saw, Hard Drop" ROFLMAO.
hey! who left the light on in the barn!
late at night at the edge o da farm, somethin creepin in the woods gonna do ya harm all ya gots 2 do 2 make it go away is pay pay pay pay

Seems to imply Cassidy had the property under surveillance, and sounds threatening to me. The last one is just your example with more innuendo.

more than 3 years ago
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Watch 200 Years of Global Growth In 4 Minutes

p00ya Re:Abortion and Inflation (270 comments)

Abstinence and marital fidelity are the only effective methods that can stop this deadly trend. In fact, in light of the scientific and historical evidence, it is gross negligence bordering on manslaughter to promote "sex education" as a cure when millions suffer from the effects of this "civilised" education.

Actually, public health policy based solely on abstinence has not been shown to be effective.; it has a failure rate at a population level.

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft Ups Online War, Says Google's 'Failing'

p00ya Re:has any fortune 500 company gone Google Apps? (220 comments)

"They certainly have done due dilligence."

Is shipping the data to a country where it is known that you run an increased risk of agencies and interested 3rd parties taking a peek at the data 'due diligence'? Is that a 'reasonable' action in protecting the privacy of individuals and the execution of commercial contracts guaranteeing that privacy?

What if you zipped it up and put it on a public website with a readme.txt that said "don't download this"?

I don't have any particular knowledge about the increased accessibility of data in the US versus the EU, but it seems to me if you knowingly increased the exposure of the data that you're contractually meant to be keeping private, that might be a breach.

about 4 years ago
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Can Curiosity Be Programmed?

p00ya Re:Physics of computing the universe (269 comments)

No, the inference devices in Wolpert's paper can be as simple as answering yes/no questions about the worldline. Essentially there always exists a question that can't be answered by a device from within that worldline. That "future we end up in" can be defined as a paradox and hence not exist.

more than 4 years ago
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Can Curiosity Be Programmed?

p00ya Re:Physics of computing the universe (269 comments)

Even at a slower rate than real time you cannot simulate the universe from within the universe. This has been proved by Cantor diagonalization (see Wolpert's "Physical limits of inference" paper).

more than 4 years ago
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How often do you reboot your primary computer?

p00ya Reboot: it's the faster hibernate. (596 comments)

I actually choose to reboot (Mac OS X) because it is much faster than saving/restoring 4GB from a slow hdd.

more than 5 years ago
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My longest stretch without sleep (catnaps count) ...

p00ya Re:Caffeine instead of sleep results in hallucinat (605 comments)

Went to a couple of lectures,

That seems like an error, especially with a CP project hanging over your head. Debugging deadlocks with no sleep is depressing times... *recalls cits3213 fondly*

more than 5 years ago
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OpenBSD 4.1 Released

p00ya Secure bricks (218 comments)

Embarrassing? Why? Because they don't run a bunch of unneeded services off the bat like some other OS's do/have-done-in-the-past?
The bricks of my house have proved secure against *all* remote attacks, and I suspect they may be capable of RFC1149. If I start advertising them as a secure competitor to OpenBSD (0 is less than 2, after all, and who needs useless services like SSH), I'd have no reason to feel embarassed, right?

more than 7 years ago

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