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Comment: Amazon EC 2 IP reputation gets even worse (Score 4, Insightful) 78

by lordsilence (#43893217) Attached to: Disposable VPN: Tor Gateways With EC2 Free Tiers

It's a good idea, but it'll also creates a hassle with spammers, bots, scrapers and other malicious users that will use Amazon EC2 to do bad stuff.
The IP reputation of Amazon EC2 was already bad (with many services blocking EC2 pre-emptively) now it's going to get even worse.
 
In the past malicious amazon ec2 users would at least have to put some effort into learning EC2. Now they can just use the TOR layer instead to use amazon IPs.

Comment: Re:No. Just No. (Score 1) 391

by lordsilence (#41689327) Attached to: Nissan Develops Emergency Auto-Steering System
While this is true. There are quite a few situations that can be calculated. For example, a driver losing falling unconscious / falling asleep would be a perfect example of a system that could kick in and safely slow down the speed of the car. I'm not saying that a system such as this should be trigger-happy, but simply kick in as a last resort.
Sony

EVE Online Targeted By LulzSec 352

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the think-of-the-children dept.
lordsilence writes "It seems LulzSec is now targeting CCP Games' Eve Online with a denial of service attack. The extent of this attack is yet not known but the game cluster and EVEOnline.com website are down at the writing of this post.. A possible reason for targeting CCP could be the affiliation with Sony. CCP recently announced during E3 that their upcoming game Dust514 would be Sony Playstation 3 exclusive."
Sony

+ - EVE Online targeted by LulzSec-> 1

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lordsilence
lordsilence writes "It seems LulzSec is now targeting CCP Games Hf with a denial of service attack. The extent of this attack is yet not known but the game cluster and EVEOnline.com website are down at the writing of this post..

A possible reason for targeting CCP could be the affiliation with Sony. CCP recently announced during E3 that their upcoming game Dust514 would be Sony Playstation 3 exclusive."

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Comment: Mikrotik a possible choice? (Score 4, Interesting) 178

by lordsilence (#31378226) Attached to: Best WAP For Dense Crowds?
Even though they're suspected GPL offenders (opinions differ) I still have to put in my word for mikrotik. These guys know how to build wifi in rural areas with plenty of subscribers, stable hardware and good software at low cost. Even their cheaper products are very well up to the task and can be expanded upon with different wireless-transmitters and antennas. If that is not enough you can always look at their more "enterprise:ish" products. I've only good things to say about them, and we used their products for well over 5 years when we still ran a WISP.
Books

Plagiarizing Wikipedia For Profit 223

Posted by kdawson
from the ip-is-on-the-other-foot dept.
An anonymous reader sends word of a dustup involving the publisher John Wiley and Sons and Wikipedia. Two pages from a Wiley book, Black Gold: The New Frontier in Oil for Investors, consist of a verbatim copy from the English Wikipedia article on the Khobar Towers bombing. This is the publisher that touched off a fair use brouhaha earlier this year when they threatened to sue a blogger who had reproduced a chart and a table (fully attributed) from one of their journals.

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