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Comment: Re:Sounds like an ISP problem. (Score 1) 459

by Linux_ho (#35273252) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?
They behave differently. A client normally connects to it's local mail server or its ISP's mail server on port 25. Clients normally don't generally connect to port 25 on mail servers outside the ISP's network unless they're spamming, which is why ISPs have been limiting that kind of connection from home networks.

Comment: Re:Yes office, (Score 1) 361

by Linux_ho (#33987170) Attached to: Australian Visitors Must Declare Illegal Porn To Customs Officers

As it happens, I'm not actually a zoophiliac. Merely a vegan who finds it a bit twisted that we seem to consider it worse to let an animal have sex with you than it would be to kill it.

I used to mourn when I ate animals, so I switched to vegetables. Then I started mourning when I killed any form of life. It's all so beautiful, isn't it? I think you have insufficient compassion for vegetables. Simply because they are a more alien form of life than people or animals, you think it's moral to eat vegetables, but not to eat animals. Can you really justify that? I found I couldn't.

Then starvation kicked in, and I realized that the universe is more morally complicated than I had previously imagined. I love all life, and now I kill and eat many forms of it, appreciating its beauty while acknowledging there is also beauty in the predator. Plus bacon tastes really good.

Comment: Re:PLEASE take linkedin.com SPF out of softfail mo (Score 1) 122

by Linux_ho (#33721980) Attached to: Attack Targets LinkedIn Users With Fake Contact Requests

For big domains with multiple machines and customers who access the net in many different ways. Having an SPF record with "-all" is a guaranteed way to have your legitimate customer emails blocked at some point.

I don't see why, if it's correctly configured. The domain I run has hundreds of machines. There are bigger domains out there, but I don't see how they would be significantly different. "Having an SPF record with -all" simply means you're confident that you know what IP addresses your domain's outgoing mail mail will be sent from. Do you not think most organizations will know the IP addresses of their own outgoing MTAs? Is it so difficult to set up all of an organizations' mail clients so they ALWAYS relay mail through one of those servers?

Comment: PLEASE take linkedin.com SPF out of softfail mode (Score 2, Interesting) 122

by Linux_ho (#33717606) Attached to: Attack Targets LinkedIn Users With Fake Contact Requests
Changing one tilde to a dash would solve this problem for 90% or more of the phishing targets.

$ dig txt linkedin.com

linkedin.com.        21600    IN    TXT    "v=spf1 ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: mx ~all"

Comment: Re:brilliant (Score 1) 696

by Linux_ho (#33639980) Attached to: Stewart and Colbert Plan Competing D.C. Rallies

You've just not read enough. Like the 1970s manslaughter committed by Ford (using Pinto cars), or the blatant poisoning of water by various chemical corporations over the years. While they are not as dangerous as government (which sucks money direct from your wallet) (or drafts you to die in Nam), megacorps are still a danger to individual consumers and workers, and must be watched just like any other predator that is more powerful than you are.

Oh, for heaven's sake. OK, I'll bite, but I probably shouldn't. Your use of hyperbole and radical left catchphrases (megacorps? Really?) makes it difficult to take you seriously, but I'm gonna take a leap of faith and assume you're not just trolling.

The specific example you described as "manslaughter" by the Ford Motor company was a myth -- the Pintos were no more dangerous than any other average car on the road at the time. http://www.pointoflaw.com/articles/The_Myth_of_the_Ford_Pinto_Case.pdf

Both government and large private organizations, in the long run, are generally beneficial to individual "consumers and workers," to borrow your terminology. Yes, they bear watching, but don't let a few bad apples spoil your whole worldview.

Comment: I mostly ignore it, but... (Score 2, Interesting) 250

by Linux_ho (#33638468) Attached to: Did Google Go Instant Just To Show More Ads?
I found it useful last week. I was doing a search on the model number of the water heater in my house, looking for a replacement part. There were no search results for the full model number, but when I hit the backspace button a couple times in the Google Instant search, I was able to find some search results for a model that was pretty close to the same one in my house. As it turned out, they were close enough and I was able to find the replacement parts I needed.

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928