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Comment Firewall/Router blocking settings? (Score 1) 240

Does anybody have instructions for common hardware firewalls and routers on what needs to be blocked at the network level?

My google-fu keeps failing me and everybody tries to explain how to do it using the built-in firewall which is probably as secure as guarding the hen house with foxes.


Comment House wiring needs (Score 1) 557

In-Wall speaker wire and other entertainment system wiring (with lines to a projector mount in the ceiling.).

12 Volt DC electrical wiring in addition to standard AC wiring. That way if you go Solar or Battery, you can keep your electrical systems from doing multiple wasteful conversions.

Ethernet wiring and Cable wiring. While wireless is handy, you need a good wired infrastructure to get your gear in to optimal places. Wired fixed equipment frees up your wireless bandwidth for your portable stuff (and is a bit more future proof since the wired standards are fairly well set).

Drains in the floors of rooms with water service. Much less flood damage when the washer or dishwasher breaks down somehow or a sink gets stopped up with the water forgotten.

Comment Re:Numbers (Score 1) 837

Then you are compensating for the guy who only does 90% of his miles in Oregon, but the car is registered outside of the state.

How is this much different from just buying your gas across the state line and never buying Oregon gasoline?

Just go with the Odometer and ignore the sources of the miles. I'd rather be a little over-billed than give up information on where I've been to the state like that.

Comment I like the ghost town. (Score 5, Interesting) 146

The ghost town state actually makes it easier to follow a few things and keep up. My Facebook feed is long and Facebook's most-recent sorting likes to pick random dates out of the comments of the postings to "refresh" it. With what I follow on G+, a quick browse will catch me up on all of what I am following. It is a feature to me.


Comment Poor Douglas Adams, died too soon. (Score 1) 531

I mean what’s the use of us sitting up all night saying there may -

Or may not be

[Softly] or may not be [louder] a god, if this machine comes along the next morning and gives you ‘is telephone number?

We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

We're here to give you a computer, not a religion. - attributed to Bob Pariseau, at the introduction of the Amiga