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Comment 30 and 40 cyberattacks per night? LOL (Score 1) 83

:-) This amount of attacks simply means that they don't care. I am working on one website of known Japanese corporation and this is the log from my IDS - how many attacks were detected/prevented a day - on average between 100 - 200... and that is just one commercial company: ....
        105x 2015-11-02
        122x 2015-11-03
        226x 2015-11-04
        108x 2015-11-05
        125x 2015-11-06
        149x 2015-11-07
        107x 2015-11-08
        231x 2015-11-09
          40x 2015-11-10

Statistics by attacker's country:
        27.5% CN
        14.8% US
          5.8% IN
          5.1% RU
          3.8% BR
          3.5% KR
          2.2% NL
          1.8% FR
          1.8% DE
          1.7% GB

I guess that it is because we don't use paywall as Australian government to protect our customer. That is why we see such high rate of hacking attempts. :-D

BTW This PR statistics means really nothing when we all know that it takes just 1 successful hack...

Submission + - BBC Wars: Tardis strikes back (europa.eu)

Elixon writes: Czech trademark monitoring service IP Defender reported that The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) applied for a figurative trademark POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX for wide range of goods and services like cinematographic and photographic films, printed publications, key chains, textile goods, toys, telecommunications and more. Metropolitan Police was defeated by BBC in the past while trying to monopolize Police box. Now its BBC's turn.

There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go and poke it with a stick.

Steven Moffat

Comment Simple (Score 3, Insightful) 298

I would definitely add "simple". Everybody can write complex code but it takes experience and great knowledge to be able to choose the best fit for the implementation. More experience and knowledge you have more options to choose from. Beginner will usually go with the first hunch that will get complex sooner or later as he will meet challenges he didn't expect...

So yeah, simple, readable, documented, functional, consistent...

Comment Re:um... (Score 1) 71

Nope. Every kid already got that. Those scientists obviously missed their childhood... otherwise they would know that the thing they discovered is known to every 6 years old child who ever tried to release air-filled balloons and watch it progressively accelerate... :-D

I hope they will get a massive grant for this discovery... to compensate for the childhood they probably never had.

Submission + - Spinning trademark revoked

Elixon writes: Have you ever tried spinning? You might be surprised to learn that the word "spinning" as it pertains to indoor spinning is registered trademark of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. If you are in fitness business and you didn't know it already you could learn it the hard way. Until yesterday. OHIM issued its fresh decision to revoke a community trademark "SPINNING". Where it leaves allegedly more then 200.000 certified spinning instructors and 35.000 certified spinning facilities is yet to be seen.

Submission + - How to Stop Spam in Gmail? (technofare.com)

HarishBali writes: Who does not want to stop spam in Gmail? untill couple of months back i was getting lot of spam in my gmail, by using these filters my inbox is clean, i get only what i opt for.

Comment In Plain English: Security Crap (Score 5, Interesting) 54

Anything that claims to boost your privacy and security should not have something like pagekite included. I have just visited their home page and this is what greeted me as 2 step "linux flight plan":

  $ curl -s https://pagekite.net/pk/ |sudo bash
  $ pagekite.py 80 yourname.pagekite.me

Am I stupid or what? Open my root account to some website page? Flight Plan to hell. Looking forward to somebody who will hack that site to create one file there saying "rm -rf /" LOL

Comment DRM Solution (Score 1) 227

And you thought that Encrypted Media Extensions coming to HTML is evil!

If NSA followed future open (read "closed") standards to protect state secrets you would not have a problem like this.

Snowden would need to deal with serious messages like "Click here to purchase one copy of 'Guide to PRISM, part 2.' from NSA for only $4.99 incl. VAT"... And of course he would be limited to share such documents only with maximum of one additional reading device. That would definitely put the uncontrolled spread of information (for the people, by the people) to the end.

Plus if "wget" was not freaking-OSS he could read something like "wget is not licensed to be run on computer NSA-1AD1-489, please purchase full version"...

See how evil is OSS and open web?

Comment HQ Only, Please! (Score 5, Funny) 366

The message the judge is sending is this:

If you pirate movies then you shall do it properly! No cam, webrip, telesync or other crap! All releases that does not match BRRip quality will be punishable by law!

Judge is obviously very tired of all that poor quality and out-of-sync crap out there. We all are!

Every little picofarad has a nanohenry all its own. -- Don Vonada