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Comment: Re:Come on already (Score 1) 64

by ciscoguy01 (#48936671) Attached to: D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

Put OpenWrt on it and problem over.

OpenWrt is not without it's issues.
It's not a panacea. Unless you need a package that has been implemented on that platform.
If you do, OpenWrt is appropriate.
DDWrt might be slightly easier to configure, but certainly not without it's own problems.
But other platforms are better for average home users. Easier to use.
Man, so many people get glazed looks when asked to make a change to even a simple home router. They are so simple!
When the guy from the cable company did my install and I made the few little changes that needed to be made, his eyes opened wide that I knew how to do that!
He seemed shocked.

Comment: Re:dsl2741b firmware (Score 1) 64

by ciscoguy01 (#48936629) Attached to: D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

old sff pc with two gigabit nics and a separate switch.. Install linux or bsd of your choice and configure, or use distros tailored to the purpose like zeroshell or m0n0wall.

Uh, right. Now that makes no sense at all for most people.
Zynos is not bad, just turn off remote administration if you don't need it.
If you *do* need remote admin, make sure to establish a good username and pw.

Comment: Europe has always had better stuff after the US. (Score 1, Flamebait) 495

Europe has always had better stuff than the US.
PAL instead of NTSC tv, because they got it after, and it was able to be improved.
America got internet when Algore invented it, and Europe got it after, when better equipment and infrastructure was available.
No surprise about that.

Comment: Re:This is logistically impossible. (Score 1) 148

by ciscoguy01 (#48933869) Attached to: Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

Don't even get me started on the logistics behind putting shit in space. We'll need to call Spock for that logic showdown.

And the cost is such that only one time, the Hubble Space Telescope, were repairs done to an unmanned orbiting object. Because of cost.
It cost hundreds of millions of dollars to fix that thing.
Cost is important to business. You cannot ignore it, if you do you often find you are making no money at all.
It happens all the time.

Comment: This is logistically impossible. (Score 1, Insightful) 148

by ciscoguy01 (#48932773) Attached to: Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center
Haha. This is essentially impossible.
The more equipment, the more broken equipment, the more techs need to go in to work on it.
An airless data center would have to be a very small data center, because if someone has to go in and fix something, well, they are gonna need oxygen.

Comment: Precisely what AT&T did with their UVERSE IPTV (Score 1) 98

by ciscoguy01 (#48932719) Attached to: Canada Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Wireless TV Case
Which is precisely what AT&T did with their UVERSE IPTV service.
They exempted the UVERSE TV data the customer used from their data caps and overages, while charging hefty overages for any other usage, whether web browsing, Netflix or Amazon instant video traffic. Or any other kind of traffic.
The exact definition of non-Net Neutrality.

Comment: Re: Nostalgic for Windows 7? (Score 1) 640

by ciscoguy01 (#48807831) Attached to: Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

Good luck with pushing [Windows] 8 to the corporate world... it's about as adoptable as an angry badger with syphilis.

Why would a corporate customer choose to install Windows 8 when Windows 10 is just around the corner? MS will still be pumping out FREE security updates for Windows 7 for 4-5 more years, certainly long enough to wait for Windows 10 SP 1...

Probably because Windows 10 will be designed for a touch interface, which as far as I can tell will never be adopted by most corporate customers.
Can you see a secretary typing a business letter or report on a touchscreen? Talk about low employee productivity! Gad.
Not that Microsoft will not try to get it adopted, but mostly by taking away Windows 7, and before that Windows XP, at which a secretary could sit, and begin productivity immediately.

Comment: Re:64bit (Score 1) 640

by ciscoguy01 (#48807741) Attached to: Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7
Hah. No kidding! I had a Win2k Server in a closet on a DSL line doing what I needed it for, mail, FTP, tiny bit of web hosting. For over 10 years!
When it finally failed I had to go deal with it, I had forgotten how it worked.
It was there so darned long, years after discontinuance of security patches for that OS.
It ran for so many years. I just can't complain about that. Not at all.

Whoever dies with the most toys wins.