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Shutdown Illustrates How Fast US Gov't Can Update Its Websites 77

Posted by timothy
from the when-to-drag-feet-and-when-to-leap dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Despite what we hear about how much the U.S. government is struggling with a website, it is reassuring that most of government entities can update their websites within a day after they are asked to. This conclusion is the result of research done by the Networking Systems Laboratory at the Computer Science Department of the University of Houston. The research team tracked government websites and their update times, and found that 96% of the websites were updated within 24 hours after President Obama signed HR 2775 into law, ending the Government shutdown. Worth noting that two websites took 8 days to update. It is interesting that the team was able to use the shutdown as an opportunity to study the efficiency of the IT departments of various parts of Government."

Comment: Re:Only 53% of South Koreans claim any religion (Score 1) 286

The only thing theyre "behind" in India / China is evangelism. Theyre not exactly the sorts of countries where you come out and say "hey Im a Christian"; the government and culture tend to look rather poorly on it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Indian_Christians#Government_and_Politics

Comment: Re:Only 53% of South Koreans claim any religion (Score 4, Informative) 286

American Evangelical churches have money to burn, and are mostly the ones, who are behind this sort of nonsense. This sort of stuff is happening in many other countries too, including India, China (albeit in deep secracy), and many other Asian/African countries.

Comment: Re:ZFS on Linux (Score 4, Interesting) 137

by frodo from middle ea (#40189009) Attached to: Making ZFS and DTrace Work On Ubuntu Linux
+1, After having used linux daily for more than 14 years, I have recently ventured in to the BSD land. And I like it a lot.

If you've been playing in Linux land, and never bothered with any of the *BSD, do yourself a favor and install one of the BSDs in a VM. You'll not be disappointed.

Comment: Wow (Score 5, Interesting) 284

by frodo from middle ea (#39476653) Attached to: Getting the Most Out of SSH
Wow, ssh tunneling, and a few command line options , and screen, that's your ultimate SSH guide ?
I am impressed, not!

How about
- ssh master connection, for svn+ssh ?
- ssh agent forwarding
- opening ssh ports using knocking
- auto blacklisting with something like sshblack

I think the above are more advanced options than the ones mentioned in the article, no ?

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