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Comment: Re:you need to kill the botnets (Score 1) 312

by jameshofo (#48705957) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

DDoS attacks are only possible because of the ready availability of huge networks of compromised computers. Fix that, and the world becomes a better place.

Also, this peace on earth thing has been a while coming, you might want to take a look at that. too.

And flying cars.

I'm told flying pigs as well, for whatever reason.

Comment: Use Pubcookie (Score 1) 168

by jameshofo (#48312009) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Single Sign-On To Link Google Apps and Active Directory?
What you want is Pubcookie. I've configured Kerberos SSO across a network before and found pubcookie at a different job. Its a little tricky at first, possibly because of some of the thin or confusing documentation but its very good. Its also Free.

Pubcookie wiki link
How it works

Comment: That sucks (Score 1) 552

by jameshofo (#47075629) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?
Well I'm a little disappointed in the narrow-minded responses of "just pull the plug". Regardless, I understand its just a TV show, House did an episode with a patient in locked in syndrome. Episode 5x19 in that they used a brain computer interface, that looks like it took a lot of effort for little return. If it was me I would start asking the doctors to do deep brain stimulation or ECT, in hopes that electricity can help open up some of the damaged passageways. There is a good tech talk about how ECT is used here. Realistically her brain is probably going to have to learn to re-wire and understand how it needs to communicate with the rest of the body again.

Best of luck!

If this is timesharing, give me my share right now.