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NASA Warns of Magnetic Storm After Huge Solar Flare

xploraiswakco Re:Sorry what time of day was that ?!? (84 comments)

True, but RTFS is supposed to help us decide if we want to RTFA, which kinda fails when we find ourselves feeling like we have to when we don't want to.

about 3 years ago
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NASA Warns of Magnetic Storm After Huge Solar Flare

xploraiswakco Re:Sorry what time of day was that ?!? (84 comments)

That still doesn't identify what timezone the source is, and if you RTFA NASA did identify the timezone, coondiggie failed properly repeat that detail.

about 3 years ago
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NASA Warns of Magnetic Storm After Huge Solar Flare

xploraiswakco Re:Sorry what time of day was that ?!? (84 comments)

Wow, someone sounds like a typical american, can't tell one side of the world from the other (New Zealand is about as far from Europe as you can get, i.e. opposite side of the planet).

about 3 years ago
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NASA Warns of Magnetic Storm After Huge Solar Flare

xploraiswakco Sorry what time of day was that ?!? (84 comments)

Reading the article, 9am appears to be US Eastern time, and roughly 1300 UTC. As a New Zealander I do find it annoying when people fail to identify the timezone.

about 3 years ago
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Turkish Police Nab 32 Suspects Tied To Anonymous

xploraiswakco Re: or, Turkey cracks down on dissidents (153 comments)

>"DOS attacks can be a pre-cursor for a far more malicious exploit. Lose the ignorance, think Sony"

What ignorance ? I have been the target of a DoS attack in the past, so don't assume any ignorance on my part. As for the subject in hand, I agree with Synerg1y's last comment... "Still, I have a feeling this whole situation is going to make the internet a much less free place, start reading on SSL tunnels & off-shore server hosting?"

more than 3 years ago
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Turkish Police Nab 32 Suspects Tied To Anonymous

xploraiswakco Re: or, Turkey cracks down on dissidents (153 comments)

I forgot to add, and at a rally like a website, you have the choice to go to it or not, a DoS attack blocks that choice but stopping the ability to go to the website.

more than 3 years ago
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Turkish Police Nab 32 Suspects Tied To Anonymous

xploraiswakco Re: or, Turkey cracks down on dissidents (153 comments)

bad example, at a rally, people are there to hear those on stage, same deal with a website, being drowned out, does not stop the visibility, even for those on stage, a DoS attack stops even the visibility. But in the end that still doesn't change the fact that the DoS attack is a form of censorship.

FYI, a DDOS attack is just a type of DoS attack, as they are acronym's, lets break them down... DDOS - Distributed Denial of Service, DoS - Denial of Service, the word distributed is just a reference to how a DoS attack is performed. There is no point in continuing to describing them as DDOS attacks when most DoS attacks are distributed attacks these days anyway.

more than 3 years ago
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Turkish Police Nab 32 Suspects Tied To Anonymous

xploraiswakco Re: or, Turkey cracks down on dissidents (153 comments)

>"Only if you consider governments to be people. There is a fundamental difference between privacy in official governmental capacity or (to a limited extent) by a public figure and the privacy of an individual person."

But, a government, any government, is still made up of individual people.

I also have a comment for the group Anonymous, DoS attacks are the opposite of free speech, as it denies free speech from the person/group receiving the attack. So all I am seeing with Anonymous' DoS attacks is support for the very thing they claim to be attacking. Free speech is one thing where being the example to show why something is bad, is actually only working against Anonymous because their DoS attacks are actually showing why censorship is good.

more than 3 years ago
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Vendors Say Data Protection Software Too Complicated To Use

xploraiswakco Re:Alot of Enterprise Software is "too complicated (153 comments)

I've said this before, ease of use and security do not go hand in hand. In short they are generally not compatible.

The hard part is finding the right balance between them.

more than 3 years ago
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Old Media Says Google Will Destroy Film & Music

xploraiswakco Re:It's the Daily Mail (336 comments)

If that were really true, the iTunes Plus format would not exist, and none of their devices would be able to play mp3's... (like Sony tried to do with their ATRAC format until they finally realised on one was buying).

more than 3 years ago
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Remembering the Apple I

xploraiswakco Re:Yes but did it run Linux? (153 comments)

so while Apple is turning 35, Linux will be turning 20 later this year.

more than 3 years ago
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Old Media Says Google Will Destroy Film & Music

xploraiswakco Re:It's the Daily Mail (336 comments)

Apple is already trying to kill the music cartels, but it's slow going because they are just so darn big...

more than 3 years ago
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Huge Shocker — 3D TVs Not Selling

xploraiswakco Re:I know why.. lack of standardization (535 comments)

Because every true "nerd" knows the current version of "3D" or stereovision is a waste of time, and what they really want is true holographic 3D.

about 4 years ago
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What iOS 4 Does (and Doesn't Do) For Business

xploraiswakco Re:Email capabilities (253 comments)

actually it's still better to have the server do the work than your 4 phones, there is no reason the server can't be set up to provide the 4 different views for each phone, question is, why have all 4 phones process all your email to create the view that phone needs, when your mail server could do it faster and better.

more than 4 years ago
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Can Employer Usurp Copyright On GPL-Derived Work?

xploraiswakco Re:Where did you develop the initial code? (504 comments)

I forgot to add, what also needs to be remembered is that Universities make a lot of money from Patents and Copyrights on work they have done through research and other means, so it make plenty of sense that a University is less likely to be interested releasing code under BSD or GPL type licenses.

more than 4 years ago
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Can Employer Usurp Copyright On GPL-Derived Work?

xploraiswakco Where did you develop the initial code? (504 comments)

"I am a recent graduate, and I've been working on my own on a project that uses GPL-licensed libraries..."

Where you started with coding can have some issues too, if the code you developed on your own was also developed on university computers they may have some claim to that too, especially if you developed the code for an assignment or something similar. This too can be dependant on factors such as the country you are in, and how it may relate to the license the libraries are under.

In the end, as long as the employer has no intention of distributing your code, then they own all the code you have developed for them, and as for GPL or LGPL licensed libraries, there should be no violation issues.

more than 4 years ago
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How Do You Handle Your Keys?

xploraiswakco Put a handkerchief in your pocket... (763 comments)

I place a handkerchief in my pocket before I put my keys in, the handkerchief then protects the pocket from the sharp keys and pocket knife, and also provides padding that will at least muffle the noise of jingling keys in your pocket.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Raises E-book Prices For Everyone

xploraiswakco this is odd (327 comments)

since that .99 thing doesn't appear to apply outside the US

more than 4 years ago

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Gmail Bug larger than Google chooses to believe

xploraiswakco xploraiswakco writes  |  more than 4 years ago

xploraiswakco (703340) writes "A couple of years ago I reported a bug in Google's Gmail system, basically any message you send to a mail list you are subscribed to, or that anyone cross-posts to several mail lists you are subscribed to, Gmail will ignore all messages except the first message it has on record. ie. If you sent it, it will effectively ignore the copy you would expect back obviously because it already has the copy you sent, and for cross-posted messages you are left with not knowing what other mail lists the message was sent to since you only see the first copy it accepts.

Response I have from Google was, "not a bug" ?!?"
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xploraiswakco xploraiswakco writes  |  more than 7 years ago

xploraiswakco (703340) writes "With the recent activity over Digg.com vs AACS, how valid do you think Digg.com is? Add to that there are many that think Digg.com is easy to hack and therefore falsify it's listings (this is I believe what really happened, hackers didn't want the AACS "stuff" to be removed, it isn't that hard for hackers to get there virus "bots" to register and vote. (This is my opinion).

So what do you think?

Hacked
Not Valid
Valid
Very Valid
Can't live without it.
I don't care, where is my fish, the answer was 42"

Journals

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recent viruses

xploraiswakco xploraiswakco writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Recent viruses like Sobig etc, are being helped my sloppy mail server admin's. I say sloppy because most Internet Service Providers have started to set up spam and virus filters into their mail servers, however they are not keeping an eye out for those pesky virii that do things like falsify from addresses.

This can be just as annoying as being infected, because a popular mail lists could potentially recieve 3, 4, to several dozen emails that were all generated by 1 infected user having the lists address and that address manages to get used as the from address to a whle host of servers where badly configured virus checkers are running.

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