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Comment: Re:It Depends (Score 1) 327

Yes you should config iptables, If you thing all it's supposed to do is block inbound access your not really using it well. You should be locking down outbound as well per user/group. So rules for a LAMP stack box might only allow some very specific outbound connections from nobody, outbound packets to your log server, outbound connections to your config server and inbound connections to SSH from your jump box. Frankly I would not run a LAMP box in the modern day rather splitting up a web server box a DB box running on top of a VM server. Possibly adding in an application specific firewall/proxy/load balance VM in front. Allowing for you to expand laterally as needed.

Mind you I nearly never see just a LAMP box, you end up with an ecosystem once you add in backup, separate storage and compute tiers, management and monitoring applications etc etc etc.

Comment: Re:Moved and still they call (Score 1) 224

by silas_moeckel (#47566145) Attached to: Comcast Confessions

I sorta did that with AT&T, ordering DSL I specifically told them that the phone line was down from the pole to the house and they needed to dispatch a tech to correct that. Was using my own DSL modem and waiting to see that they had come out and fixed it. I got a bill for service and took nearly an hour and 2 escalations to figure out the wire did not connect to my house yet meant they had not provided service yet.

Comment: Re:Comcast Business is anything but! (Score 1) 224

by silas_moeckel (#47566107) Attached to: Comcast Confessions

This is a problem all over the world with ISP's providing "smart" devices now often incapable of running in dumb mode. Buy your own modem 60-100 bucks at staples solves a lot of hassles since the tier 1 guys do know how to activate a customer owned cable modem (or DSL box for that matter). Frankly the concept of my ISP running my firewall scares me.

Comment: The definition of copyright (Score 1) 293

by spyrochaete (#47565191) Attached to: Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

My limited understanding is that copyright dictates your right to copy media, and the restrictions surrounding that. Laws about software licensing consider factors such as installing software from physical media to a disk, copying code on disk temporarily to memory, how many machines you can have it installed on at once, etc.

I'm fairly sure this is a legitimate lawsuit according to the letter of the law. However, this is one of those situations where the law has become outdated and does not reflect real world use anymore. Not to mention citing the "Audio Home Recording Act of 1992" even though it's not reasonable to call a vehicle a home.

Comment: Moved and still they call (Score 1) 224

by silas_moeckel (#47564863) Attached to: Comcast Confessions

So I moved out of a Comcast area. It was 3 rounds of what can we do to keep you, to cancel. Apparently I no longer live in a Comcast area is to hard to process. I've since gotten a call trying to get me back.

I ready did not have much of a problem with internet from them, though my new Optimum service is faster and cheaper (75/25)

Comment: Re:Don't allow missils to be fired... (Score 1) 828

by silas_moeckel (#47560623) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Who is calling for the finial solution? Frankly even evacuating that whole hellhole and glassing it over the religious extremists would fight over the radioactive glass. The long term solution is education people so they can understand that religion by definition is insane.

As to understanding the means that a countries military is capable of or that half a century of war gives people reason to do, has nothing to do with the Finial Solution nor is this even close to the scale of what the Nazi's inflicted on the Jews and others.

I see a lot of complaining about a disproportionate response, would you tell a police offers that if they get punched they can only punch back just as hard? Should a thief just have to give the stuff back when caught? No nearly universally justice demands a much harsher response to deter others from doing the same. This conflict will not end until the Gazan's (sp) figure out peace is in their collective best interest for the long term.

Comment: Re:Hamas Is 100 Percent of the Problem (Score 1) 828

by silas_moeckel (#47557689) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

It's not much of a blockade if the are not hurting. Isn't the point that once they are hungry enough they will elect a leadership with a clue that wants peace and will stop the attacks? Pretty sure they do not want them to starve to death bad PR and enough of the old folks remember how nasty that is. But hunger is a good motivator to break a defiant population.

Comment: Re:Don't allow missils to be fired... (Score 4, Insightful) 828

by silas_moeckel (#47557617) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

That is the point of the blockade isn't it? Getting Gaza to capitulate and figure out it does not hold the upper hand. They are perfectly capable of leveling Gaza and frankly have more than enough reason to do so. They want a neighbor that will not attack them and will work aggressively to stop terrorist from doing the same. The Gazans are free to elect somebody that is willing to and can do just that or hit there current people with enough cluebats to make it happen.

Comment: Re:I thought it wasnt possible (Score 0) 133

by silas_moeckel (#47553117) Attached to: A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

When talking about lossy compression for video it might technically work but it's still worthless. For example my highly proprietary heavily patented postage stamp algorithm reduces all video down to 90 era dialup rate mpeg 2 aka a blurry postage stamp. This means it's massively compressed and very quick so it scores high on both metrics. It also looks like crap. Output quality and ratio are generally the metrics that matter and output quality is a subjective factor that needs to be determined by humans. How long it takes to encode is general a non factor as outside of live encoding it's a one time event. The other factor is how hard is it to decode generally not an issue right now.

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