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Comment Re:Oh the irony (Score 1) 111 111

The host name is provided by the client during the TLS negotiation. If the server were to go first, so-to-speak, it might have to send hundreds or more host names if it's hosting a lot of sites, and that would be slow and an ugly information leak (to be able to hit one IP address and discover all of the sites behind it).

Comment Re:As a recent buyer of a mid-2014 MBP (Score 1) 204 204

Happened to me a long time ago, but even worse. Just two months after buying my first new MacBook Pro, Apple switched from PowerPC to Intel. I still feel slighted about that, but I got 6 years of good use out of it. Still works fine as long as it's plugged in. And the software is horribly out of date, of course.

Comment Not as bad as I initially thought (Score 1) 135 135

I know it's dangerous to base opinions on summaries, but the summary says "during recovery mode boots". So, at least it doesn't seem to be as bad as autorunning files on a usb stick, which used to be pretty common.

It is certainly a serious vulnerability, but considering the number of times I've done a recovery mode boot, I'm not overly concerned about it.

Comment Re:Shyeah, right. (Score 1) 284 284

You're absolutely right. Just a few weeks ago I decided to look into backing up my home storage to tape. The tapes themselves weren't terribly expensive, but the drives... couldn't believe what they cost. And it didn't look like eBay had any deals on them either (or, at least, not at prices I'm willing to pay).

I think $200-$250 would be a better price point, but I would certainly go for one at $300, even if it was an LTO-5 drive.

The best things in life go on sale sooner or later.