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Comment: Re:Good episode of Frontline (Score 1) 119

by Enry (#47899063) Attached to: US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

No, far later than that. Slaves brought from Africa in the 15th and 16trh centuries came with Yellow Fever and Malaria. Since they either already had it as children or had better genes to handle the disease, they were usually okay, but Europeans who were in the colonies would get sick for a year and possibly die. They made a connection, but didn't do anything about it.

Comment: Good episode of Frontline (Score 5, Informative) 119

by Enry (#47898643) Attached to: US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

For those of you in the US, the PBS show Frontline had part of an episode dedicated to what's going on. While it is very hard to get, cultural problems there make it really easy (mourners touch the dead). People in remote villages are scared to tell doctors that they have symptoms since they'll be whisked off to the clinic, never to be seen again, just like almost everyone else that went to the clinic. In the larger cities, some nitwits are spreading the rumor that Ebola doesn't exist and the government is just trying to steal blood from the patients. So bands of people think that patents bleeding from every orifice needs to be rescued(!).

Comment: Re:Ping is not reliable (Score 1) 137

by Enry (#47845327) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Server Support and Monitoring Solution?

People disable ping because if you don't know a server is there you can't attack it. It's like enabling MAC address filtering - it doesn't really help that much, but it in a specific set of circumstances help a bit.

If there's no other services presented to the world, yes. But a simple port scan will tell you it's up and that doesn't take long to do.

Comment: Re:Great idea at the concept stage. (Score 1) 254

by Enry (#47835269) Attached to: UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

If by long term you mean 50 years, I'm fine with that. And as a "hey, if we had to replace TCP/IP today, what could we do?" thought experiment.

But to think that we're going to replace TCP/IP when we can't even replace IPv4, don't for a second think this will happen during our lifetime (well, I might make it another 50 years, but I'll be in my 90s then).

Comment: Re:Notified and ignored? (Score 5, Informative) 107

by Enry (#47803489) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

From the namecheap link:

I must reiterate this is not a security breach at Namecheap, nor a hack against us. The hackers are using usernames and passwords being used have been obtained from other sources. These have not been obtained from Namecheap. But these usernames and passwords that the hackers now have are being used to try and login to Namecheap accounts.

Comment: That's open source (Score 5, Insightful) 165

by Enry (#47795875) Attached to: Update: Raspberry Pi-Compatible Development Board Cancelled

Here's what one person said about it:
 

What I don't like about this project is that they simply use all the work (software development) of the foundation and the RPi community to sell their product. They call it "compatibility" but in fact it means: let other people do all the work and we make money from it.

Someone is new to open source/designs I see. Arduino has a bazillion knockoffs that are compatible yet they still seem to be doing okay. Unless RPi isn't an open architecture - in which case, why do we advocate its use?

Get hold of portable property. -- Charles Dickens, "Great Expectations"

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