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Comment: Re:What is the problem here? (Score 1) 137

by LordThyGod (#48610935) Attached to: Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

The problem is that the US courts ruled that US law does apply in Ireland because Microsoft has a presence in both countries.

And you think that somehow the ruling of a US court absolves Microsoft from Irish law?

Yes but these aren't 2 distinct entities. Does MS Ireland own MS US, or are they wholly separate entities, or does MS US own / control MS Ireland? It would seem the latter. I'm sure there's all kinds of shenanigans done for tax purposes, etc, but its part of MS, nonetheless, and the parent is US based, and under US legal jurisdiction. That said, I hope they loose on this. A really bad precedent would be set and probably be detrimental to long term US business doing anything outside the US.

Comment: Re:from TFA (Score 1) 172

by LordThyGod (#48557883) Attached to: Just-Announced X.Org Security Flaws Affect Code Dating Back To 1987

Yes, most Linux distributions seem to have used -tcp nolisten for quite a while. ssh -X still works fine and is very useful (IMHO).

Very long time. Most typical server installations don't even install X, so if you are wanting to exploit this, you are going to have to look really hard for somebody on your LAN running an ancient distro who's disabled the firewall and other remote auth stuff.

Comment: Re:so.... (Score 2) 96

by LordThyGod (#48523753) Attached to: Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

No - it's Microsoft's incarnation of Apple's AppNap feature. (think of it as an aggressive and automatic version of the *nix renice function with a suspend feature latched onto it.)

Sounds a lot like the Android platform things that's been around for awhile. You configure battery life left, and a bunch of stuff that you can limit if its below that point.

Comment: Re:Could have been worse (Score 0) 236

by LordThyGod (#48325547) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

The vast amount of apps out there are not tablet optimized however, and the majority would actually be hard to use without a keyboard and mouse.

And there is the virus / security thing, the difficulty in keeping MS bound applications updated with the OS, the MS tax and so on. The ecosystem is too much of a 90's holdover for people doing most things.

Comment: Re:working as designed? (Score 1) 139

by LordThyGod (#48299831) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Useful Are DMARC and DKIM?

Also means you should avoid those services. My company had to rule out MailChimp for email specifically because they wouldn't support those protocols. It's unfathomable to me that a company who's entire business revolves around sending email does not actually have a way to let you use these.

I just looked at a Mailchimp delivered "Newsletter" and it has SPF, DKIM, and DomainKey.

Comment: Re:If it supports rsync I'll care. (Score 1) 145

by LordThyGod (#48247377) Attached to: OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers

Anyone know of such a service that supports the rsync protocol (either over ssh or any other rsync-friendly transport). If so - bandwidth limitations don't suck so bad; since you'd be typically just streaming incremental changes.

Yea, Dropbox. Use the Linux client. I kinda feel like I am missing something here ..... There is also a third party Linux Google Drive client. That feels a little clunky to me but would probably do the trick.

Comment: Re:Web scaling (Score 1) 42

by LordThyGod (#48133791) Attached to: Book Review: Scaling Apache Solr

Doesn't one just use MongoDB and Solr automatically becomes web scale?

Speaking of web scale what's wrong with Google? Google custom search is really easy to set up (free or not free de-branded), and just works really well. The only use-case I can see for something like this, would be for stuff that can't go "web scale", because its private. What else are people using it for?

Comment: Re:I've been impressed with IE lately (Score 1) 122

by LordThyGod (#48056365) Attached to: Internet Explorer Implements HTTP/2 Support

Chrome has plenty of innovations but it easily becomes a resource hog and bogs down the system. IE 10 keeps chugging along. Microsoft isn't quite the microsoft of the past. These improvements should be felt the most in the mobile space where they clearly have the best browser. Their only problem? it might all be too late if they can never get out from under the shadow of their reputation.

Yea, but until they release Android and iOS versions, its still going to be a niche consumer product.

Comment: bash (Score 1) 137

by LordThyGod (#47843123) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Server Support and Monitoring Solution?
... is your friend. A simple shell script run from cron every so many minutes to test to each server, and then text / email / raise an alarm if no answer. I'd do this from at least 2 locations to allow for transient network issues or the monitoring systems have hardware issue and tank. And don't use windows for critical stuff. A couple of low end linux systems on amazon or similar would work. Low cost, efficient and very manageable.

Comment: Re:We don't make money from peering or colocation (Score 1) 238

by LordThyGod (#47068399) Attached to: Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

So what do you make money from if I become a Google Fiber customer? That's what I'm concerned about. If it's just the fair-market cost of the service I'm paying for, then that's fine. If your noble stance hides the fact that you attach yourself to the fiber like a tick to suck value by monitoring my use of the service and selling that information to the highest bidder, then we have a problem.

Presumably you are in the US, and most service providers do some level of monitoring of individual connections. Nothing new. ANd then there's the NSA. Your life and all those little secrets is "That" close to being an open book.

Mausoleum: The final and funniest folly of the rich. -- Ambrose Bierce