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Comment: Re:Time to switch gears (Score 1) 163

by AG the other (#45704403) Attached to: Facebook Tracks the Status Updates and Messages You Don't Write Too

It occurs to me, in view of Snowden's revelations and the presumption that anything that Facebook knows the NSA also knows, that we as a community could completely overload the NSA by daily opening a page and typing words like bomb, hack, DNS attack and poison into a post and then closing it.

Comment: Routers can do it (Score 1) 284

by AG the other (#43943587) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Best To Disconnect Remote Network Access?

I don't know what type of router you have but many do have scheduling capabilities. Actually publishing information like brand and model of router would be pretty dumb.
My first step would be to contact your router manufacturer and if necessary get one that has that capability. You could even put all of your manufacturing equipment behind one unit on it's own segment of the network with limited access from outside, assuming that you really need network access at all.
Unplugging from the network is an option that will permanently take care of the problem.

Comment: Re: What Information? (Score 4, Informative) 256

They operate at least 4 or 5 in the state or Arkansas alone. During the 50s and 60s they just about damed up everything bigger than a trickle from a water hose here.
That's the Core of Engineers. That are where the guys that build for the Army get practice for digging in the USA for when they go other places.
They have a totally cool model of the Mississippi river in Vicksburg that they use to simulate floods, droughts and other projects in the entire Mississippi river drainage.
That's a big area in case you didn't know.

Comment: Re: What Information? (Score 4, Informative) 256

Actually army network passwords have or at least had to be when I worked for them 15 letters long, contain no dictionary words and have a minimum of 2 small letters, to caps and two symbols. They are also changed every 30 days and can not be reused.
Also at random times all passwords are just set to be reset because that is what the admins are told to do.

Comment: Re:30 hours per week? (Score 1) 523

by AG the other (#43245959) Attached to: How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia

It really depends on the industry that you work in. My wife is a CPA and during the winter and spring she tends to work 60 to 70 hours and was turned down for a job because she didn't think that she could keep up the average 100 hours a week that the people in that office averaged during the spring.
Many lawyers do the same thing when they have the work to do 70 to 80 hours a week aren't unusual.
When I was running my PC repair business I worked until I finished my work most of the time.

Comment: Re:What web sites and hosts do you visit? (Score 3, Interesting) 101

by AG the other (#43217653) Attached to: Google Implements DNSSEC Validation For Public DNS

My ISP, AT&T has terrible DNS, at least in this area. They randomly take down DNS servers, without replacing them. In case you don't know this leaves customers without any way to access the internet.
They occasionally stop serving requests to competitors. For a while the only way that I could reach my work home page from home was to type in the IP address, at least until I switched to Google DNS. It was sort of important because I was an admin.
Google DNS just works. I can go to any page I need to go to.

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