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Comment: Re:secure network? (Score 1) 64

by higuita (#49546723) Attached to: Pentagon Discloses Network Breach By Russian Hackers

Details, check the damn details!!

1- there is also a agreement to not put weapons on space
2- Money! you would need a HUGE amount of fuel to put something that big on space, even if piece by piece... probably too expensive for any country.
3- physic laws:
      if you fired those guns on space, you would start to move away from the target... so on each fire round you would need to correct the velocity and position, quickly wasting all your fuel

So yes, damn details!! :)

Comment: Re:Unity next (Score 1) 494

by higuita (#49545261) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

for small workloads (eg: home users), unity is good. Mate is also good
for high workloads, with many windows open, openbox, fluxbox, awesome, dwm, ratpoison, etc are better
KDE is not bad too, as it is very flexible and lighter today than gnome ... Their major problem is that it still have that "not free enough!" or "it uses C++!!" shadow, that scared many to start gnome. Since then many things changed, but Redhat/fedora still run from it like hell and ubuntu always hide kubuntu from most people.
Gnome shell, IMHO is trash, even worst because of the same model as sytemd ( "Take over everything, do it my way, don't care about what people say, they are all idiots anyway")

Comment: Require all apps to be controlled by MS (Score 0) 190

by higuita (#49529535) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10

one more step so that MS can control what you can run on your computer...

You already have Boot loader signing, now you may block the non-whitelisted apps... (for sure MS signed apps are automatically allows)
next is to require all apps to be signed to be executed (if not enabled with this)...
Finally require all apps to be delivered by MS store (with the excuse to automatically sign all apps), or if you are big enough, setup your public store with expensive MS software and some CA like key from CA

I'm so glad i have stopped using windows

Comment: Re:Because K9 sucks like most (Score 1) 179

by higuita (#49521035) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

- both support from MS and Oracle is sh*t our days... i know, i used then until a few months ago
  I understand that "companies" will not care, they want someone to blame and pay the money they ask... but those are brainless companies. Companies that do really think on why and the costs see that it may be better to use something help or even pay for a "cloud" solution

-If you company business is doing @100+ million based on exchange, your company is doing it wrong, for sure!!
Almost no companies are "email based" (eg: making money based on the email), even worst depending on something so hard to scale as exchange.

Lets face it, companies use exchange because is MS, because they have many tools and people trained on that and because they don't know anything help.

Comment: Re:Sadly, I don't see an "out" for AMD (Score 2) 133

by higuita (#49492489) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

A10 CPU is very good!

Is not the faster CPU, that is right, but is fast enough!
Then you have the internal GPU, that will eat intel one alive. Taking out the hardcore gamers, the normal users (home users, casual gamers, office work, etc) will get a very good machine for a lower price. Everyone likes to have the most powerful rig of the neighborhood, but that is just ego talking, most people will not use it.

hardcore gamers will always choose top CPUs and GPUs and will pay huge amount of money to get then... but that doesn't mean that lower spec hardware is terrible worst, they are many time just a little slower for lot less money

Comment: Re:Sadly, I don't see an "out" for AMD (Score 5, Insightful) 133

by higuita (#49492417) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

what are you guys using that even see the difference between this CPUs? I use several computers with different CPUs (cores, speed and brands) and i see almost no difference at all. Most systems are idle, waiting for user input or HD access. Of course i'm ignoring video editing and some small set of very cpu hungry single thread apps, but most people don't use then anyway. Most people will see get better performance by buying a SSD, not cpu

I think this is just a matter of "who size is bigger", not real performance differences.

What i like in AMD cpus is they have all the features, not bullshit capped cpus like intel cpus, where they remove features from lower cpus to force you to buy higher (and much expensive) ones

Comment: Re:Because K9 sucks like most (Score 1) 179

by higuita (#49489347) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

Simple, don't use exchange!! don't try to fix the wrong problem!

If you choose a closed email server full of closed protocols, you will have problems finding tools that work with it! All the tools that can work with it will cost money and usually require yet another closed tool or service.

Use other things or pressure MS to support open protocols. if you don't do that, then you can't complain about application support.

If you really want to follow that path, set up a davmail server and use it (directly with SSL or via a vpn)

Again, exchange is broken and is not required... exchange people don't really know anything else and always complain that nothing can replace it... yet million of companies and people use other solutions and are happy. So yeah, exchange users/companies are "blind" inside a walled garden.

Comment: slowly teach then (Score 1) 260

by higuita (#49111235) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Parental Content Control For Free OSs?

you can try privoxy as a proxy with tight control (whitelist/backlist, regexp by words, url, etc), if needed as a transparent proxy, so one can not change that. you can later screen the logs to see if anything more needs to be filtered (recommended ublocker or ghostery to also block ads and tracking, to help keep the logs cleaner)
WoT (web of trust) firefox add-on as a generic blocker, as it block bad, dangerous or not child safe... is not perfect but no solution will completely filter all urls... having said that, if is very good, also protects adults :)

Chats and social network are the main dangers, so parental supervisions and teaching is always required
Make then understand that the internet stores and copies everythings, so they should keep private things private and that they should always questions how much they should trust people that they don't know in flesh and blood.

you kids need to trust you enough to tell you about the problems and things they found... if they really want to workaround any filter, they will do it...
i see friends kids using the dogs facebook login to hide things from parents, others connecting to the neighborhood network and many using the (unprotected) friends computer to do things that they can't do at home

Comment: Re:Only a partial removal? (Score 1) 266

by higuita (#49095163) Attached to: Lenovo To Wipe Superfish Off PCs

?!?! what ??! those news reports don't know what they are talking about!!

firefox was not affected by this, it have it own certificate store and this software didn't installed any CA on it.

HTTP traffic from all browsers should be views and changed by this software, but HTTPS was only intercepted by the browsers that use the system certificate store

Comment: Re:Some ad networks are still HTTP-only (Score 1) 171

by higuita (#49092437) Attached to: HTTP/2 Finalized

AFAIK they will... but this will not be flagged as a valid https, the traffic will be encrypted but the browser will just act to the user as it was a plain http connection. This because the new https URL was delivered by plain http, without any kind of protection, so could faked. Browsers will only show the correct "https icons" when all (or at least the main) connections are directly valid https

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. -- P. Erdos