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Comment DHCP snooping and related technologies* (Score 1) 309

This would have negated any issues that Princeton's networks were seeing. Properly configured, the only impact would've been that offending DHCP clients would not be able to use the network until they get a proper DHCP lease. There'd be no manual banning or need to contact your user. The user would probably contact you. All of the major networking hardware manufactures have some flavor of it: Cisco, HP, even Juniper claims to. I'd imagine the Princeton network uses something that would support this feature. *The particular related technology in Cisco world is "IP ARP Inspection".
Hardware Hacking

Submission + - A 5-Watt, Tiny Linux or Windows PC

ThinSkin writes: "Meet the fit-PC, a tiny 4.7 x 4.5 x 1.5-inch PC that only draws 5-watts, consuming in a day less power than a traditional PC consumes in one hour. By today's standards, the fit-PC has very little horsepower, which makes it apt for web browsing and light applications; today's games need not apply. Loyd Case over at ExtremeTech reviews the fit-PC and puts it through its paces, noting that performance is not this PC's strength, but rather its small size and price tag of $285."

Submission + - Google Bans Ads

Whip-hero writes: "Citing copyright infringement, Google has removed a Republican candidate's ads attacking "Internet giant Google has banned advertisements critical of, the far-left advocacy group that caused a national uproar last month when it received preferential treatment from The New York Times for its 'General Betray Us' message." The article goes on to state that "Google routinely permits the unauthorized use of company names such as Exxon, Wal-Mart, Cargill and Microsoft in advocacy ads. An anti-war ad currently running on Google asks 'Keep Blackwater in Iraq?' and links to an article titled 'Bastards at Blackwater — Should Blackwater Security be held accountable for the deaths of its employees?'""

Comment Re:sucks (Score 1) 1691

Did you even rtfa? No one's name was taken. The only mention of that was by you in an attempt to relate to what you thought was going on in tfa you clearly didn't r. While that makes for nice fodder, it really adds nothing worthwhile.

Interesting story though. Maybe they really ARE out to get you.

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.