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Comment: Re:What evidence do you have that you're being DoS (Score 4, Interesting) 319

by dills (#45110091) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mitigating DoS Attacks On Home Network?

This is not a DoS attack. Look at how infrequent the packets are...it's essentially background noise that every IP address will see.

This feels like 2002 all over again, when people had host-based firewalls and would freak out any time they got hit with a port scan, not really understanding what they were looking at.

Comment: What an improvement over gigabit ethernet! (Score 2) 120

by dills (#44166409) Attached to: Alcatel-Lucent Gives DSL Networks a Gigabit Boost

With gigabit ethernet, you can go 100 meters with cat6 wiring.

So, all this provides is the ability to use a single pair instead of two pair...at the expense of having equipment to terminate it at each end.

This has zero applications for delivering broadband. Nobody is within 100 meters of a DSLAM.

Comment: Why is nobody stating the obvious? (Score 5, Insightful) 275

by dills (#42487951) Attached to: John McAfee Explains How He Milked Information From Belize's Elite

This is clearly bullshit.

At every turn, he attaches quantities to resources:

75 cheap laptops
23 women
6 men
8 of the women lived with him
2 people in the Nicaraguan Hezbollah camp
3 people in Mexico dealing with the Zetas

The only "evidence" supporting his story are his "so easy to fake my kids could it" screenshots and audio files.

I think the original assessment stands: This is a guy who has snorted waaaay too much MPDV, is seeing shadow men in bushes, and killed his neighbor in retaliation for his neighbor killing his dog.

He escaped the country via a combination of his charisma, money, and the ineptitude of the Belize law enforcement.

This is all just a retroactive attempt at explaining why the Belize government would want to frame him. Look, it's simple...why would Belize kill his neighbor to frame McAfee, when they could simply just kill McAfee instead?

Paranoid bullshit, and so obviously so.

Comment: Just do a little research. (Score 3, Insightful) 352

by dills (#42411855) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Motherboard Manufacturers?

It's all about chipsets. Figure out what chipset a given motherboard has, do a few googles, and you'll likely have your answers.

I have no problem with either of the manufacturers that you mentioned. Were you perhaps trying to do an AMD solution? I'd just stick with Intel chips and chipsets at this point in the game.

Comment: Re:This is (probably) illegal... (Score 1) 387

by dills (#41847649) Attached to: Seattle's Creepy Cameraman Pushes Public Surveillance Buttons

In Washington State, the "2 party rule" specifically only applies to telephone conversations and other conversations where there is an expectation of privacy. Just because the rules are different in say, Maryland, doesn't mean that every state's 2 party rules are the same.

United Kingdom

Oxford Expands Library With 153 Miles of Shelves 130

Posted by samzenpus
from the card-catalog-of-the-gods dept.
Oxford University's Bodleian Library has purchased a huge £26m warehouse to give a proper home to over 6 million books and 1.2 million maps. The Library has been housing the collection in a salt mine, and plans on transferring the manuscripts over the next year. "The BSF will prove a long-awaited solution to the space problem that has long challenged the Bodleian," said its head librarian Dr Sarah Thomas. "We have been running out of space since the 1970s and the situation has become increasingly desperate in the last few years." The 153 miles of new shelf space will only be enough for the next 20 years however because of the library's historic entitlement to a copy of every volume published in the UK.
First Person Shooters (Games)

Infinity Ward Fights Against Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters 203

Posted by Soulskill
from the be-careful-they-cheat dept.
Faithbleed writes "IW's Robert Bowling reports on his twitter account that Infinity Ward is giving 2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters the boot. The news comes as the war between IW and MW2's fans rages over the decision to go with IWnet hosting instead of dedicated servers. Unhappy players were quick to come up with hacks that would allow their own servers and various other changes." Despite the dedicated-server complaints, Modern Warfare 2 has sold ridiculously well.
Input Devices

Nintendo Working On Football Controller 123

Posted by Soulskill
from the super-madden-brothers-'11 dept.
Siliconera found patent filings from Nintendo for a football controller addon that will work with the Wii. After tucking the Wii Remote into a lateral slot on the football, you slip your hand through a strap so that your fingers touch the Remote's buttons. Then you mimic running and throwing, which is interpreted by the accelerometer. 'The pitch angle and force of the throw determines the trajectory arc of the throw. Side to side motion determines the yaw angle. Pressing buttons on the Wii remote can adjust other options.' The device is described as 'squishy,' so your TV is probably safe, but I'd try it at a friend's house first.
Unix

Unix Turns 40 254

Posted by Soulskill
from the keep-on-truckin dept.
wandazulu writes "Forty years ago this summer, Ken Thompson sat down and wrote a small operating system that would eventually be called Unix. An article at ComputerWorld describes the history, present, and future of what could arguably be called the most important operating system of them all. 'Thompson and a colleague, Dennis Ritchie, had been feeling adrift since Bell Labs had withdrawn earlier in the year from a troubled project to develop a time-sharing system called Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service). They had no desire to stick with any of the batch operating systems that predominated at the time, nor did they want to reinvent Multics, which they saw as grotesque and unwieldy. After batting around some ideas for a new system, Thompson wrote the first version of Unix, which the pair would continue to develop over the next several years with the help of colleagues Doug McIlroy, Joe Ossanna and Rudd Canaday.'"

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