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Comment: I wonder what the all network block is (Score 1) 184

by maxwells_deamon (#47866637) Attached to: Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

If I was going to implement something like this I would try the following:

Request for DHCP address detected:
            is it from a prohibited MAC address range?
                          Give a bogus Gateway address (packets from the device are lost)
            Else give legitimate address

Comment: Perfect Breakout player (Score 1) 231

by maxwells_deamon (#47848879) Attached to: Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

The Apple II had just come out when I started college. I got a job in the computer center. I had a hacked copy of the breakout game. I just set the paddle position to be the same as the position of the ball in the code.

When I knew someone was coming into the computer room, I would fire it up and then turn around and talk to them while still moving the paddle in my hands. I was facing away from the screen so I could obviously not see the ball.

People got shell shocked and stuttered but almost no one would ask how I was that good at the game.

Comment: Re:I am not colorblind (Score 1) 267

by maxwells_deamon (#47631311) Attached to: My degree of colorblindness:

Cataracts and issues with the vitreous (the "clear" fluid in the eyes) can cause color vision issues. She might want to talk to a eye surgeon if it interferes with her ability to work.

Most eye doctors will ignore such issues as a normal part of ageing unless specifically told that it causes work problems

Comment: Re:Not radiation free (Score 2) 146

I was thinking that the only way they could do this would be mass spec processing to remove all the radioactive elements (like carbon 14) from the soil and air before supplying this to the plants, They would be the most expensive plants ever harvested but in theory possible.

Then I noticed the plants were being grown in a building that is "totally free of chemicals" must be virtual food or uneducated people writing the article.

Comment: Re:bonus (Score 2) 664

I think that is the problem. they need to get a real warrant. If they just show up and demand the phone and cuff the jerk, A half way awake person will refuse the search and then destroy the phone. They need probable cause to narrow it down to a specific apartment and then go to a judge and then look like idiots if the they don't find 10 out of 10 of the phones they look for.

Also it does not earn any revenue for the city like traffic fines do

Comment: Re:This is just a stupid idea. (Score 1) 449

What I am most worried about is that it would look at the road with 1/2 an inch of snow on it and decide that driving is not safe today. Or worse, we are driving in winter weather and it pulls off to the shoulder and parks because the snow is too thick.

Yes, many people can not drive in winter conditions, but I don't want to wait on the side of the road for two days for the road surface to clear

Comment: Re:So.. I doubt you're actually,really getting DOS (Score 1) 319

by maxwells_deamon (#45111303) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mitigating DoS Attacks On Home Network?

I am not sure about DSL networks but there is another possibility I have seen on other types of networks. Is it possible there is a broken/infected computer/hardware on the same subnet at the ISP?

The user changes the mac address and gets a new DHCP assignment from the ISP. which changes the IP address each time but is in the same subnet because it is in the same local geographical area . Whenever the router wakes up it finds out that everything on the subnet is getting slammed. The ISP should be able to figure this out.

Wireshark also should help but I would be tempted to do a live boot from CD to a machine that is only connected to the DSL modem then run it from there. Get everything else know off the system.

lots of DSL modems now have wireless access built in. if that is being abused by a neighbor that could also be the problem. Check that out and clamp it down if there is wireless there.

it could also just be a bad modem,

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