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Comment: Conclusion goes too far? (Score 3, Insightful) 159

by ByTor-2112 (#48775245) Attached to: Inside North Korea's Naenara Browser

Can you really generalize that all the internal network must be from the block? What prevents those addresses from being used other than convention and router setup. Perhaps they are only for the internal government computers to make them completely invisible to outside networks.

Comment: Whatever their friends use (Score 1) 93

by ByTor-2112 (#48435149) Attached to: WhatsApp To Offer End-to-End Encryption

What encrypted messaging app do I use? None. My friends don't use it. I had *one* friend I could talk into installing Telegram. But it's really not "secure" because it saves things on your device, and the desktop version saves things in the clear, so anyone with access to your computer can ready them.

Like another poster said, the other end is your weak link. An open source app might even be worse, because someone could modify their app to say a message was deleted when it wasn't. Or rather, their device could be hacked and a modified app installed.

If WhatsApp really does do E2E encryption, more power to them, but don't assume it's very secure.

Comment: Check your phone wiring (Score 1) 279

Houses built in the last 5 years or so usually have cat5 wiring to the phone jacks. And they are probably pulled to a convenient location for a switch. My last home was like that and I rewired the phone for gigabit, got a switch that supported PoE and installed HP intellijack switches on the walls where I needed multiple ports. Worked great. The new owners should be thanking me!

Comment: Re:Magic (Score 1) 370

by ByTor-2112 (#47883529) Attached to: The State of ZFS On Linux

You could add the 3TB drive to the pool, it just wouldn't be a part of the RAID-Z vdev and thus have limited redundancy. It would be RAID-0. But you could survive one failure in the original vdev. Any additional failure or loss of the new drive would result in total loss of data.

So... Backup, destroy pool, restore. Think ahead better the next time. Really, a good SAS JBOD controller is only a couple hundred bucks. Spend the money and plan your storage accordingly.

Comment: Re: Magic (Score 1) 370

by ByTor-2112 (#47883477) Attached to: The State of ZFS On Linux

OP is not talking about adding to a pool but replacing drives (zpool replace is a one-for-one replacement). You are correct in that one cannot add to an existing vdev, only replace drives. But you can add additional vdevs to a pool without a problem. They don't even have to have the same redundancy level (stupid idea).

Comment: Re:Moving to FreeBSD is probably more a ZFS thing (Score 1) 613

by ByTor-2112 (#47818577) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

I've been on FreeBSD since 1999, and went "all in" on ZFS about 7 or 8 years ago. I can attest to the robustness of the system; it's incredibly stable. Definitely a reason to look beyond Linux. Most code should be pretty portable unless you are looking in /proc for a bunch of things, something which I has always appalled me.

Comment: Re: Baby steps (Score 1) 289

by ByTor-2112 (#47794995) Attached to: Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Every time you start up your driverless car, are you going to click agree to an EULA that says you take full responsibility for the car's actions? Are you going to sue the guy who wrote the braking algorithm? The vision system? The granny detection module? The snow module? Would you write any of that code knowing it could kill people? Are the people who get injured going to sue the coders? The driver? The car manufacturer? Some of these questions were probably ready asked way back when cars were first invented but may have to be read dressed.

In my opinion it will never happen as a purely vehicle based solution. Why spend millions of dollars developing a new stoplight detection algorithm that will never be 100% accurate when you could simply add a 5 cent reflector to stoplights. Or some other bit of cheap tech that communicates with the cars. The driverless cars need roads designed to aid them.

The goal of Computer Science is to build something that will last at least until we've finished building it.