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Comment: This helps me anyway (Score 1) 232

by kentmartin (#43262703) Attached to: GoPro Issues DMCA Takedown Over Negative Review

I'm just in the market for a camera from this family and was tossing up between the Contour and the GoPro (with a slight leaning towards the GoPro).

The Sony was out due to their ongoing complicity with the RIAA et al (I won't buy anything even with Sony chips in it unless there is absolutely nothing else on the market that meets my needs).

Thankfully, my decision has now been made for me - thanks GoPro!

Ethical purchasing is the only way we'll fix these thing. The age old problem with capitalism - profit has nothing to do with morality.

Spam

+ - What do you do when a botnet spams you to death? 1

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micromuncher
micromuncher writes "A month ago I was a happy IT geek. I host my own web site and email server (and have been for over 10 years), and I had been running MDaemon (v7) successfully for four years. A low percentage of spam reached my desktop, though admittedly its gone from a few a day a couple years ago to about twenty now, but then something bad happened. I had measures in place to rudely disconnect spammers; fail on no RDNS, fail on no MX records, and use several spam filters to weed out spam. But the trouble came, from what I can tell, when a non-existant email account got into a botnet — and from what I can tell — its huge. Even though my connections were throttled, I received so many requests, and something odd about the requests, it crashed my mail server. So I flipped on tarpitting and the like, and set my timeouts short, and throttle tight... and I still got crushed. All of the originating servers were passing through the spam filters. Most of them were passing through RBLs. I tried to find information on current spam outbreaks; and I didn't find much useful. I contacted my mail server vendor, and they suggested I fork out the money for an upgrade (that I did), that had the feature of a "bait account". But I'm still getting overloaded by spam (though I am not crashing as far as I can tell.) So my questions to the world; how the heck do you monitor spam outbreaks? What are the most effective measures for dealing with botnets (where all the senders seem legit)? And what the heck can you do to stick it to the foul scum who either advertise through this fraud, or facilitate it?"
The Courts

+ - Many Guantanamo practices illegal

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Cleveguru
Cleveguru writes "The U.N. Commission on Human Rights basically states in it's report that the United States isn't fulfilling it's legal obligations under treaties it has signed, and also violates practices of other treaties it has signed. In other words, the United States government is breaking it's own laws. View the Report It's interesting to note that the response from the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. at the end mentions checks and balances! This is just a prime example of when our checks and balances fail to work. In the end, it is the duty of the people to check the government itself as stated in our declaration of independence."

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