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Comment: Re:Evolution (Score 5, Insightful) 178

Reads like bullshit anyway. Something went wrong, he throws up the "it wasn't me it must be those evil hackers" defence rather than accepting the blame for putting his device together poorly or letting it go out of range. There would be no way of knowing for sure if another device took control during the incident (because who would build that in to a home made UAV), so he *may* be telling the truth, but if it happened twice in one day either someone is out there deliberately hashing the channels to mess with everybody, or he just went out of range/did something wrong/etc.

Comment: Re:sneaky but..... (Score 1) 417

by Architect_sasyr (#46439147) Attached to: School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA
Not me, no. I mixed two threads into one comment.

One of the states particularly in my mind intercepts SSL, ostensibly purely for DPI/content Filtering. Knowing their internal structure moderately well, I'd say this is about all their capable of - using McAfee's gateway to do it. A large number of private schools do it, particularly the more wealthy ones, and I've even seen it in a few government departments.

The other comment was more of a fall-over from my days as an exchange admin. Controlling the EXSRV means I can, if I choose, attach a mailbox anywhere I please. Got better things to do than read peoples email though..

Comment: Re:sneaky but..... (Score 5, Informative) 417

by Architect_sasyr (#46438661) Attached to: School Tricks Pupils Into Installing a Root CA
The entire department of education out here (.AU) installs a root CA with the express purpose of intercepting HTTPS to "protect the children". There are secondary certs installed at every school so that 802.1x doesn't crap out when you try to sign in (in point of fact, pretty sure windows installs the profile by default when you bind a machine).

There is the potential for creepy, but pretty sure 99% of the techs at schools aren't actually smart enough to intercept traffic. Being one of the 1% who can (actually not a school tech, a consultant, but anyway) I can say in all honesty that there is better porn available for free on the Internet. I'm only going to look if you kick up a fuss about my ability to look ;)

Comment: Re:Not freeloaders (Score 1, Informative) 120

by Architect_sasyr (#45963149) Attached to: The Role of Freeloaders In Open Source Communities
The ability for pretty much anybody to learn Excel, to interface it with a database (with, admittedly, a little help from their local friendly IT guy), to build An entire damned RPG inside a spreadsheet is a pretty good case for defining the most popular, user extensible, spreadsheeting application on the market as Microsoft's Excel. There are a number of reasons Microsoft is big in corporate - Excel is right up there with Active Directory and the OS GUI.

Comment: Re:It depends on your environment. (Score 1) 159

by Architect_sasyr (#45742619) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?
There are two options available to you - 1. Apple's caching server works perfectly (so long as your external IP doesn't change and everyone is on iOS 7 and Mountain Lion or Mavericks) - you download once (on demand rather than syncing the whole repo "WSUS" style) and distribute to many. This saves heaps of space without screwing with the end user, and it doesn't need to be managed via GP or anything like that. 2. SCCM on demand packages. Not an SCCM guy, but if you can replicate the caching server from Apple in SCCM, you're on the way.

Neither of these options gives a flying crap about HTTPS or Authentication.

Comment: Re:Do these projects OpenBSD, FreeBSD matter anywa (Score 1) 280

by Architect_sasyr (#45701295) Attached to: Theo De Raadt Says FreeBSD Is Just Catching Up On Security
If I put wheels on your metal office desk you can have a cool (temperature), fast (relative to otherwise stationary), usable (it's the top of a desk), and it will be bug (termite) free. That's all you get.

Working as an internet server is easy, sure, we've had Microsoft's IIS and Raspberry Pi's doing it. Working as a safe, stable, secure one is hard, and for that we have the BSD's.

Comment: Re:It tried to follow the plot (Score 2) 726

Which is surprising (assuming he is telling the truth) considering he includes Planet P, Zim, and Diz.

I've always, personally and with no basis in fact, felt that Verhoeven claiming that he didn't read the book is his cop-out for creating a movie that cops so much flak.

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