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Comment: Re:Reverse the hack (Score 0) 149

by fullmetal55 (#46664633) Attached to: TCP/IP Might Have Been Secure From the Start If Not For the NSA

they're actually talking about layer 3 (network layer) encryption... which is entirely possible if you want to slow down the entire routing of the entire network... yes current encryption is in the presentation/application layer, (6/7) the idea is that it could have been implemented at a much lower layer in the stack, had Cirf been allowed to take his work that he did for the NSA to his work on TCP/IP.

although to be fair I doubt it would have been implemented, or been optional. as the networking speeds of the time and the computing power required for encryption on such a base level, would be hard to implement, and slow.

Comment: Re:Walmart cares? (Score 1) 455

by fullmetal55 (#46602425) Attached to: Wal-Mart Sues Visa For $5 Billion For Rigging Card Swipe Fees

actually the visa fees are usually transparent to the customer, and every company i've ever known pays them out of their profits, which is why some smaller stores once upon a time charged a fee for credit card transactions... So the visa fees impact their bottom line. The credit card fees are also a major factor in the number of stores issuing their own credit cards,

Comment: Re:Data caps (Score 1) 466

How do you get that from them demanding NETFLIX pay AT&T for the right to provide AT&T customers with their service?
It's not about AT&T customers footing the bill, it's about NETFLIX footing the bill... which is not right.

Speaking of which there is no free streaming being requested, the customers are ALREADY PAYING FOR IT... what difference is streaming 2GB of video vs downloading a 2 GB ISO?

yet they claim there is a difference. Even though I paid for that 2 GB ISO just as I paid Netflix for my monthly subscription. I'm not expecting Valve, Microsoft or any 3rd party to pay my ISP for the right for me to download a file. I expect them to pay THEIR ISP for the bandwidth I use to get the file from their servers to my computer.

Netflix has never claimed to want data caps removed, they want traffic throttling removed. Specifically they want ISPs to stop throttling traffic coming from them as they are doing now. Net Neutrality has nothing to do with Caps, and everything to do with throttling.

Comment: Re:$30K = 2K Sparkfun Multis = 100 Fluke Multis (Score 1) 250

by fullmetal55 (#46545811) Attached to: Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

good point, See Dewalt... they have a trademark on their design as well which also includes a Yellow color scheme.

(from The following are trademarks for one or more DEWALT Power Tools and Accessories: The yellow and black color scheme; the "D"-shaped air intake grill; the array of pyramids on the handgrip; the kit box configuration; and the array of lozenge-shaped humps on the surface of the tool.

Comment: Re:How is this a good thing for SparkFun? (Score 2) 250

by fullmetal55 (#46545771) Attached to: Fluke Donates Multimeters To SparkFun As Goodwill Gesture

SparkFun and Fluke aren't even in the same league though, their customer bases are completely different. that's like saying Ferarri giving Chevrolet 30 cars to do with as they wish because of a mix-up on something that cost chev 300 cars, and Ferarri out of the goodness of their hearts (aka for good PR) gives them free cars, suddenly those 30 ferarris are going to reduce demand of Chevs?

of course not. the Market for people who buy Ferarris, is not the same as the guys who buy Chevs. same with the guys who buy Fluke Meters, and Cheap Chinese Meters... two completely different markets, two completely different price points. Why would I pay $400+ for a Fluke Multimeter when I can get a cheap one for $9.99 that meets my needs? And the other side of the coin, why pay $9.99 for one that doesn't meet my needs when I need the features and functionality of the $400+ Fluke? Two completely separate markets, now the higher end will always have the PWTMM (people with too much money) who go Meh, I can afford the $400 Fluke, I'll buy that instead of the $9.99 one, even though I'll only ever use 1% of what the cheap one can do, and way less than what the fluke can do... They are competitors in the same way Ferarri competes with Chevrolet. Someone who wants a Ferarri isn't going to consider a Chevrolet, and a guy looking at Chevrolet, is going to look longingly at the Ferarri, and then buy the Chevrolet, because he can't afford to have a car worth more than his house.

Yeah SparkFun lost a lot of money. It's not going to bankrupt them though, and they were willing to eat the loss, and they sell other products as well. All this does, is probably ends up giving them a charitable tax deduction for donating them to schools and other charitable organizations, which will help them a little bit with the loss of money come tax time. Also, this whole incident has brought them into a lot more people's minds, I personally have never heard of them. Now I know they're a electronic hobbyist company. I'm not their target market, although to be fair I have always wanted a fluke multimeter, just never wanted to pay the price for one.... I'm using my $9.99 Canadian Tire brand multimeter for all my multimeter needs. But if I were and hadn't heard of them, now I have. maybe I'd even send some business their way because I know they exist.

Also why would selling them damage their line of business? Which as near as I can tell is as a cheap knockoff reseller targeting hobbyists getting into the hobby, based on previous comments about their other product lines being cheap knockoffs too. It may open them up to a new market as a reseller for Fluke. Assuming they could strike a deal with Fluke to continue to be able to sell Fluke products. I highly doubt it's a slap in the face, nor was it intended as a slap in the face. you really have to reach to get there from what fluke did. Especially when they didn't HAVE to do anything since they didn't DO anything other than apply and get a trademark many years ago...

Comment: Re:Not in the EU (Score 1) 572

note: The only example the OP has about this is google maps which is not a banking site.

most proxies have a built in (often on by default) passthrough for SSL to banking, health, and finance sites. which bypasses the MITM scanning of the financial, health and banking sites.

Also most proxies don't have a method of actually seeing what was decrypted. it's generally decrypted scanned, and passed through, and discarded. no logging of personal info. other than authenticated username (domain credentials, so information the company already knows) and the site you went to.

Comment: Actually Belkin bought them from Cisco (Score 4, Informative) 134

by fullmetal55 (#46240965) Attached to: Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"

Belkin purchased Linksys from Cisco last year. Linksys no longer has ties to Cisco, thus the unpossible is now possible.

and Belkin routers have a lovely feature that lets you schedule an automatic reboot so that you don't have to manually do it anymore... Rather than fixing the firmware problem that requires the frequent reboots.

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