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Comment: Re:PFsense (Score 1) 264

by Spazztastic (#46287243) Attached to: Routers Pose Biggest Security Threat To Home Networks

There's a learning curve with Vyatta but once you catch on it's pretty easy. There's also plenty of guides online that'll get you started and a very friendly community.

I didn't like the web interface of pfSense, and at the time of using it I was still pretty green with the Linux CLI so using that wasn't as much of an option. From what I can see there have been improvements, plus it's also been 7~ years since I used it, so I might give it a shot in a VM.

Comment: Re:PFsense (Score 3, Interesting) 264

by Spazztastic (#46286161) Attached to: Routers Pose Biggest Security Threat To Home Networks

I really liked pfSense but when I used it long ago it was very buggy. It may be time for me to give it another try. However, if you're familiar with the Cisco IOS CLI, Vyatta is another solution. I plan to set up a small low power box to be my router and only use my Linksys Router/AP combo (flashed with DD-WRT) as an access point. It gives you far more options in terms of management, and if you happen to seed a lot of Linux ISOs you don't have to worry about filling up the memory with the routing table.

Comment: I've seen this too. (Score 0) 8

by Spazztastic (#46222451) Attached to: Proof Comcast Throttles Netflix

This has been going on for a while -- at least a few years -- with youtube. I remember back when entire Youtube videos would actually load (and let you skip back and forth without reloading) I was watching the progress bar take forever on some 720p video. When I jumped on my OpenVPN and refreshed it the video loaded significantly faster.

Comcast has proven time and time again that they are scumbags. Thanks for monopolizing Philadelphia, ya jerks!

+ - Proof Comcast Throttles Netflix-> 8

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Matt Vukas has done some (not so thorough) testing to prove that Comcast is definitely throttling Netflix after the FCC gave the green-light. On comcast network, Netflix is slow. Still using the same network, but with an added VPN layer, which should be slower, Netflix is suddenly back to normal speed."
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Comment: Re:Sounds Like a Hoax Right Up Until You Read the (Score 2) 362

by Spazztastic (#38587214) Attached to: Paypal Orders Buyer of Violin To Destroy It For a Refund

You still want to do a visual inspection on anything or have a third party do it. I bought a C&R rifle from a guy in AZ and a friend who lived nearby looked at it and confirmed it's legit and that it was in good shape. Same applies for a guitar since you can easily hide cracks in the neck with a bit of nail polish for a photo or just about any kind of damage that isn't 100% obvious.

Comment: Re:also reduces IT costs (Score 1) 232

by Spazztastic (#38424778) Attached to: Businesses Now Driving "Bring Your Own Device" Trend

If you're on call it makes it easier to carry one phone at a time. The IT department where I work got mad because I had my blackberry forwarding to my personal cell, so we compromised by just using a Google Voice number for my work number. With that I can set hours to accept calls, easier to manage voicemail, and incoming calls. Also means that I can just turn it off when I'm on PTO.

The use of money is all the advantage there is to having money. -- B. Franklin