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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

stickystyle All the time (572 comments)

I do it here, and not for nefarious reasons.

My use case is our floor workers all have very restricted access to the internet at their non-user specific workstations. Since we use Google apps for our mail here I needed a way to allow access to our corporate gmail, but not their personal ones. Since all accounts are on the google.com domain I can't just block via fqdn, I need something to intercept which account they are accessing and restrict based on that.

Heck, google even documents how to do it right here https://support.google.com/a/a...

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Are the Complete Hosting Providers?

stickystyle You're looking in the wrong place (178 comments)

Lot's of companies exist that do exactly that, but I think you're looking for a big nationwide (or worldwide) company. Look for local managed IT providers, lot's of them exist that do nearly all that you want (don't see many offering XMPP, as much as I would like it), heck in my small circle if IT friends, two of the guys own such companies. These guys exist to provide turnkey IT solutions to companies that don't have the abilities to do it themselves and I'll bet if you can drive enough business they would probably let you setup some kind of whitebox rebranding deal if you want your name on it.

about 10 months ago
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Server Farms Flourish In Iowa: Microsoft Plows $700M More Into Des Moines

stickystyle Re:where is the talent going to come from (103 comments)

'where is the talent going to come from?' Local I would imagine. Since it's only going to create 29 jobs in the city, surely there are 29 local people that are qualified to work in a DC with the six colleges nearby from your cited link. I doubt anyone would want to uproot and move there that didn't have pre-exiting ties.

about a year ago
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Quad-Core Stick PC Runs Ubuntu

stickystyle Re:a new connection format (72 comments)

Well, it's my understanding that MHL (on the newer Android phones) already has specs for all of that.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Identify This UAV?

stickystyle Re:There was a TED talk about robot birds that siz (232 comments)

You should learn to shotgun your beers, unless of course it was a Gunnies and if that's the case you should have spent two minutes pouring it.

Shit. I spelt Guinness wrong...here come the drunk spelling nazis.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Identify This UAV?

stickystyle Re:There was a TED talk about robot birds that siz (232 comments)

Took about 45 seconds to find on Google. Most of the time was spent opening the beer can.

You should learn to shotgun your beers, unless of course it was a Gunnies and if that's the case you should have spent two minutes pouring it.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Removes MySQL From Lion Server

stickystyle Re:Will anyone use Lion 'server'? (303 comments)

Right, it's not really ment to be end user serviced, because most end users are not capable of servicing a dead drive. You simply pay $149 to extend you AppleCare coverage to three years when you purchase your shiny new macmini server, and when a drive fails they can walk it into an apple store and the "Genius" will replace the drive for them, no extra charge.

THAT is exactly what small businesses need. I've worked large multi-national enterprise IT, and I've worked small business; oftentimes my "Enterprise" brain wants to kick in and build out a fully redundant setup for a small business that is only employing 8 people making a few thousand profit each month. In my mind of five nines of uptime it makes sense, but for those 8 people it makes no sense at all.

about 3 years ago
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Apple Removes MySQL From Lion Server

stickystyle Re:Will anyone use Lion 'server'? (303 comments)

a mini/mac pro as a fileserver for a small business might not be bonkers, but beyond SOHO use, why would anyone bother with a mac server?

SOHO / SMB is their target now. A mac mini with RAID-1 drives is more than sufficient, and many times more capable than what I see a lot of small business using.

about 3 years ago
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LSD Alleviates 'Suicide Headaches'

stickystyle Already known?? D.H.E. 45 (272 comments)

I thought this what already a known thing about LDS/LSA, perhaps this is just another type of headache they have found it helps? D.H.E. 45 is a medication that pretty much stops headaches dead (while your having one), it is an ergot alkaloid and ergot is a precursor to LSD/A

more than 3 years ago
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Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

stickystyle Re:Not bothered (1162 comments)

The $ sign goes in front of the number, dumbass.

Not everywhere, dumbass.

more than 3 years ago
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Photo Tour of Facebook's Open Source Datacenter

stickystyle Re:Open source data center? (70 comments)

Where can I download the data? >__>

zynga.com servers

more than 3 years ago
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Google Preparing To Launch G-Town

stickystyle Re:Nightlife .. (251 comments)

Put on your Google Goggles

more than 3 years ago
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Where Do I Go Now That Oracle Owns OpenOffice.org?

stickystyle Make it a pic of your cat instead. (510 comments)

I'm not usually the one to post these types of 'fix it yourself' OSS comments...

Download the source
replace oracle logos with something else
compile
problem solved (profit?)..

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Adds Friend Stalker Tool

stickystyle Re:Solution (357 comments)

None of this is default behaviour though. It might be tired and you might be sick of hearing it over and over but that's because it's a problem for a lot of people.

[citation needed]
If it is a real problem, that *real* people (not just slashdotters) care about, they need to seek out a solution...that already exists. If it is too advanced for them, and it is still an issue for them on facebook then they need to practice self preservation and remove their account.

Judging by your reaction to me, it sounds like you have very little sympathy for that and that they get what they deserve. I think that says more about you than me.

Yep.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Adds Friend Stalker Tool

stickystyle Re:Solution (357 comments)

That doesn't stop random asshats tagging you in photos.

Yeah...but it's pretty easy to adjust the privacy settings so that only you can see the photos you are tagged in, effectively turning off the 'feature'. Also the 'random asshats' would be people you explicitly added as a friend.

Try actually using the site before you just repeat the same tired phrase you hear over and over.

more than 3 years ago
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Indian Military Organization To Develop Its Own OS

stickystyle please send me the codes. (466 comments)

Can't wait to see this future post on every java forum.

"Please send me the java codes for operating system to jawadiwahail2243@hotmail.com"

more than 3 years ago
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Burglary Ring Used Facebook Places To Find Targets

stickystyle Re:Paranoid much? (152 comments)

Facebook places is only for iPhone and phones that support W3 geolocation, and only available via native application or touch.facebook.com. You also actually have to explicitly 'check in' / 'check out' of places.

Only half correct. You state that the metaphorical 'you' has to explicitly have to 'check in' to places, but you're friends have the ability to check you into places by default. "Out having coffee with @w0mprat, having a great convo about privacy, could last hours"

from blog.facebook.com....
"When your friends check you in, it is as if you have checked in at that place yourself. You also will appear checked-in to your friends."

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source OCR That Makes Searchable PDFs

stickystyle Re:Why on server? (133 comments)

Because not all scanners are directly plugged into user computers with a software interface.
I have a large office MFP that scans into network shares and with this little server running I can have it watch that share and fix up my PDF's real nice for the users, rather than installing something on everyones computers.

more than 4 years ago
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Police Stop Journalists From Photographing Metrorail System

stickystyle Re:Hmmm... (601 comments)

I bet Miami-Dade PD is going to have to throw up some decent PR on this one.

Doubtful it would even make it to the general public. Seeing how this place is an absolute cesspool of crime that fills the news and the fact that the MD-PD isn't much better than the "criminals", an incident like this wont even make it to the ticker going along the bottom of the 11'oclock news.

more than 4 years ago

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