Actually they are pretty good about following copyright owner's wishes. They follow robots.txt and even remove past content from public view if you add them to robots.txt. They have always been happy to remove anything my clients have asked them to (and we've had to unfortunately request removal of a few things for legal reasons - due to 3rd parties threatening our clients in the publishing industry, public safety, etc)
you can smoke all you want. It isn't hot enough to be a problem. Just don't light up a new one.
I actually do repair a large number of motherboards that fail. Most are just a couple bad caps. The shipping is more expensive than the caps and under $5 usually fixes replacing board completely.
Yes, but every caching raid setup I've ever used also has a battery backed cache and some form of iLO/DRAC type monitoring to insure the battery is working as expected. Having two separate battery systems fail is pretty bad luck, and if your luck is THAT bad then you likely had your NVRAM fail from exhausting the write limit, which is more of a concern to me than a power loss.
Not sure you understand rfc1918, as 10/8 is listed right there as private IP space at the top of page 3... I mean the others are wrong unless bainbridge island recently became it's own country, but let's not confuse things more than they need to be!
Absolutely dead on. Rats love the plastic sheathing on cat 5 like nothing else. I can't tell you how many times I've had to rerun cables at one customer's business because of rats and mice. Things would start flaking out and it would be a rat chewed cable 9 times out of 10 (the other times it would be a leaky roof). I even told them that they could get a good exterminator for less than they were paying me to re-pull wires.
Ultra VNC can be run as reverse vnc and will even build a little self-contained executable that is preconfigured. Install the remote on her end and all she will need to do is doubleclick. You can point it at a ddns resolver if you don't have a static IP. There is also the old school remote assistant built into windows which works ok. That said, I would suggest moving her from xp to windows 7. It is much more secure and you can change most things to "classic" mode to make them look XP like to make learning easier. You can also install a router capable of running clamav or some sort of scanning to check those incoming wallpaper executables etc. for trojans and that might make life a little easier. Oh, and if hardware upgrades are ever on the map, consider a mirrored raid. Harddrives for home use are cheap and most motherboards support raid1 nowadays, so considering how few people actually make backups this might be a lifesaver for her and one less headache for you too. It won't protect from everything a good backup will, but it will save her from a sudden disk failure and the built in backup on windows 7 is sufficient for many home users.
It isn't all cuts some are overruns. New rules and budget cuts: -Bids must stay in budget. Companies aren't allowed overruns of several billions after accepting a contract. If they can't stay in their budget they get to eat the cost (I'm looking at your Lockheed Martin). DoD also can't ask for bids until their requirements are complete and can't go changing them after the bid is accepted without approval of the changes by the contractor. If they don't like it let the military build it internally instead of by contractors. The benefit here is we can see that labor, parts, etc is expensive versus projects that result in statements like "that plane is too expensive" -remove standing armies from allied countries. Go ahead and keep the bases and staff with maintenance so they are ready if needed, but no need to keep people fed and deployed, let them eat at home and train here on U.S. soil. -Covert operations budgets must be disclosed. We don't need a line item but we need general ledger numbers for review. no more free reign to play James Bond. We need to know that transport costs are $x and weapons are $y and cash expenses for "diplomatic reasons" are $z -Get rid of all your overpriced Raytheon contracts for simulators and hire a few games programmers directly into the armed forces to design them internally. use jet footage from training and other missions to develop more realistic scenarios. -Create an anonymous report that can be filed for overpriced parts and prosecute profiteers (I'm looking at you Boeing with your $7 gears you charged over $600 for) -Don't use contracted labor for facilities and cafeterias and food overseas. I've heard horror stories of electricity so bad vets still check their showers at home before getting in years later and at the prices they charged we could have flown the whole facility over by concord after building a new concord. -Get vets from each of the armed forces together to make further recommendations for their branch. They've been there and I guarantee they can tell you where there are large amounts of wasted money.
So yes, I've dealt with it. The easy solution is go wired for a while, setup a honeypot and track them down. Once you know where they are let them know you are less than pleased and if they don't stop there will be a call to the FCC and local authorities as well as a civil suit for harassment. If you can't go wired Lower your ACK timing and transmit power so they can't get a good signal without standing on your doorstep. switch to a certificate based system instead of a password based system with a new ssid. On the new system setup a proxy that requires additional authentication to reach the internet. Assign static macs to your own devices and block all other local IPs via iptables to prevent them from self-assigning one. As for deauthentication attacks, the best bet is to find them and ans send over a nastygram.
Yes, since there is clearly no way to check an https connection for dangerous content. It would be wonderful if administrators of intranets had a tool that could look Deep into the Packets flowing through their network and Inspect them for malicious content... we could even call it something like "DPI" for short.
The tupelo price isn't just for the taste, it is because true tupelo honey won't sugar on you like regular honey will.
Kia might sound funny, but they are actually pretty good cards for the money. I've never had any mechanical problems with mine. The only complaints I can even try to come up with are that the remote entry loses it's programming (but the key works fine) and the paint on plastic parts (bumpers, door handles) has started to peel after 8 years of sitting outside in Florida. The Honda I had previously had more work performed and worse paint by the time it was at 5 years and that wasn't a half bad car either.
I'm guessing you didn't buy them with Linux on them... or prove it was a hardware issue. They have no reason to support something they didn't ship. Sure the support varies but their pro server support is actually decent if you get the right person on the other end. I had a case where teaming 2 nics caused windows to eat crap and die inexplicably and getting it back up was quite the ordeal. I couldn't even keep it stable long enough to unteam or remove the drivers (even in safe mode). Fortunately they did have documentation on the problem - a broadcom driver had a problem with a particular firmware set when teaming was used. I managed to flash the firmware update from a usb flash drive which got me to the point I could at least boot into safe mode and delete the drivers and then get a working older version of the driver from Dell's site up and running and teaming reconfigured. This was on an poweredge r610 btw. I feel bad for the poor sap who ran into this first and having dell support saved me unnecessary downtime, especially since there is no mention of this problem anywhere on broadcom's website. That said for 99% of the issues I've ever run into having on-site spares and a good internal KB has been far more effective than paying for Dell's support, but if it is free with the server why not use it...
Kill switch, yes, but it will beg you not to kill it: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/01/28/170272582/do-we-treat-our-gadgets-like-they-re-human
Oxford disagrees (about conjunctions, but you are spot on about potatoes): http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/conjunctions It is fine to start a sentence with and.