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Comment: Going back to cash (Score 5, Informative) 524

by El_Oscuro (#47445475) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills
Last week I swiped my card at a gas station pump before noticing the tamper proof seals had been broken. I have replaced the card, but while waiting for the new card I used cash. You tend to conserve more money when it is cold, hard cash instead of of just swiping a card. Less surface area for compromise as well.

Comment: Re:"To replace obsolete and aging aircraft platfor (Score 3, Insightful) 358

by El_Oscuro (#47420487) Attached to: The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

The parent is wrong. Nothing has replaced the A-10. The Pentagon tried to kill the Warthog earilier this year until everyone who actually uses them screamed bloody murder.

This fricken plane is airworthy with half a wing and an engine missing. Could the F-35 do that?

The Iraqis don't want us to send troops over there to deal with the ISIS business. They have plenty of troops of their own. What they have asked for is some air support. Immagine what a couple of A-10 squadrons would do there..

Comment: Re:Stupid? (Score 1) 204

Playing fetch with my Black Lab is cruel. To me. After a day with her, I feel like I am ready to blow out a rotator cuff or need Tommy John surgery. The damn dog NEVER gets tired. Walking her in the usual fashion is impossible. The only way I can reasonably "walk" her is with a skateboard. Specifically a Landyachtz Evo downhill racer. Riding a skateboard at Black Lab speeds can be terrifying, but one of those bad boys is super stable. Still doesn't tire the dog, though. :)

Comment: Re:Is there a way to tell? (Score 1) 239

by El_Oscuro (#46710555) Attached to: Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability: A Technical Remediation
You could just go to http://www.netcraft.com which has a search function to do just that.  They also have an anti-fishing toolbar which will give very detailed information about a site.  For example:

Site title     Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters     Date first seen     September 2004
Site rank     5747     Primary language     English
Description     Not Present
Keywords     Not Present
Network
Site     http://it.slashdot.org     Netblock Owner     SourceForge, Inc.
Domain     slashdot.org     Nameserver     ns1.p03.dynect.net
IP address     216.34.181.48     DNS admin     hostmaster@corp.sourceforge.com
IPv6 address     Not Present     Reverse DNS     star.slashdot.org
Domain registrar     pir.org     Nameserver organisation     whois.dyndns.com
Organisation     Dice Holdings, Inc., New York, 10018, US     Hosting company     Dynamic Network Services, Inc.
Top Level Domain     Organization entities (.org)     DNS Security Extensions     unknown
Hosting country      US
Hosting History
Netblock owner     IP address     OS     Web server     Last seen Refresh
SourceForge, Inc. 12150 Meredith Drive Urbandale IA US 50323     216.34.181.48     unknown     Apache/2.2.3 CentOS     13-Dec-2013
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