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Comment: Re:This LAN is your LAN, this LAN is my LAN... (Score 1) 520

by neotokyo (#35969384) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Leave My Router Open?

Exactly. I'm doing this as well. I configured a second wifi interface, wl1, and once you have second interface in dd-wrt, you can apply bandwidth throttling. It works like a champ. I connect my systems to the primary wifi interface, and any guest can connect to the open secondary interface. To test the throttling, I fired up a bandwith test on the open guest interface, and then another on the primary network and confirmed that the primary network takes priority over any of the guest traffic.

I used this wiki to help configure my setup:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Multiple_WLANs

Comment: With out a *hint* of irony (Score 3, Interesting) 217

by neotokyo (#35181204) Attached to: Out of Egypt Censorship, US Tech Export Under Fire

"now a push for stronger controls and monitoring for technology exports 'that would provide a national strategy to prevent the use of American technology from being used by human rights abusers.'"

Where is the grilling of our own country's use of this technology to spy on our citizens? Yeah, I thought so, not a single word. That'd be looking in the past and we never do that. Nope never...

Honestly, this is consistent with what the US has been saying for the past 10 years on any human rights abuse. We've continued to rack up our own abuses and as long as the targets are "terrorists" or "Muslims" or whatever the current boogeyman, it's OK if the US does these things. Meanwhile, out of the other side of our mouth, while we continue these abusive and repressive tactics, we have the gall to point the finger at other countries, ones who we even have supported and ASKED to do our repression because it gives the US some value, we point our finger and tsk tsk tsk, spying, invasion of privacy, these are the things of tyrants and dictators... let the sound of freedom ring...

Nope, not even a hint of irony there...

Comment: Re:Hypocrites (Score 1) 696

by neotokyo (#34709924) Attached to: Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

Because we live in a democracy, and the public cannot make an informed decision about their elected leaders unless they know what those leaders are really doing.

The leaks are primarily -- and perhaps exclusively -- from the writings of career civil servants, not elected officials.

It doesn't matter who *wrote* the cable so much as for whom the cable was written. Specially, these cables were for the state department as a whole. That's clearly government and it reasonable falls into an area (diplomacy) that US Citizens have an interest in understanding what their state department is doing on their behalf.

Comment: Re:Hypocrites (Score 1) 696

by neotokyo (#34709866) Attached to: Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

But he doesn't seem to be exercising a lot of descretion in these releases. I wonder if he might not always be completely truthful.

How can you claim that there isn't a lot of discretion with the leaked documents?

Assange has requested support from the US Govt on redactions; he was rebuffed[1]. He's provided the cables to newspapers and has only released a small portion of documents that they've felt were important. To date, were talking ~1% of the total documents.

None of this sounds like someone who just dumped the whole lot without a care in the world besides total transparency.

1. http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2033771,00.html

Comment: Re:Hypocrites (Score 1) 696

by neotokyo (#34709792) Attached to: Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

So far, Wikileaks has published approximately nothing that is shocking or surprising or that reveals unlawful activity -- and I include the misleadingly edited "Collateral Murder" video in my consideration

Maybe it wasn't shocking to you, but I consider things like lying about military action (Yemen, Pakistan), coercion to prevent prosecution (Spain, Germany) pretty big deals. I can't say that I'm shocked, but you can't say there aren't huge huge stories included in just the first 2000 (1% of the total volume) documents that have been released. A small list of those here:

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/12/24/wikileaks

and more exhaustive list here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contents_of_the_United_States_diplomatic_cables_leak

Just take 5 minutes and read through those lists and come back and tell me nothing shocking, surprising, or unlawful behavior is included.

Comment: Re:Guilty much? (Score 3, Insightful) 685

by neotokyo (#34440342) Attached to: Graduate Students Being Warned Away From Leaked Cables

Don't disagree that good character, to the best of your ability to judge is a good idea, but the whole point of elected officials and transparency is that those in power have demonstrated time and time again that we just can't trust them. The US constitution was written to enshrine this idea. We don't have to trust officials because we're in control and demand accountability through elections.

Comment: wait.. what? (Score 1) 284

by neotokyo (#32519894) Attached to: AT&T Leaks Emails Addresses of 114,000 iPad Users

So folks get up-in-arms about a 100k email addresses leaked by AT&T api but never mind the *millions* of emails, email contents, phone conversations, irc chats, *everything* that we've sent over the intertubes that AT&T, for the last 8 years, shuffled to the NSA? Really?

Awesome, have the government archive my internet content just don't send me SPAM?

Comment: Re:No mention of local media support (Score 2, Interesting) 116

by neotokyo (#28513051) Attached to: Boxee vs. Zinc vs. Hulu

Other than the livetv part, there isn't much to love in mythtv. Mythvideo is *horrible*. It doesn't have much in the way of automatically finding and acquiring metadata around your local media. The navigation menu assumes one big flat folder with everything in it. While it does work with directory trees, you end up having to click through that to get the video. Boxee really shines here -- it separates TV series from movies, and for tv shows, groups them according to season. This was exactly what I wanted. When you add new media, in myth you have to go an select scan from the setup screen while boxee is always watching for new media and it just shows up under the recently added section.

While the alpha does crash every now and then (the 0.12 has improved a lot for me) what I'm struggling with is the need for the fglrx -- the LTS fglrx support on my ati 9500 pro was horrible (freeze the screen, took 5 reboots to get stable from power on) -- I'm currently on 9.04 with xorg from 8.10 and that's been working out quite well now.

Comment: No mention of local media support (Score 1) 116

by neotokyo (#28512857) Attached to: Boxee vs. Zinc vs. Hulu

I tend to agree that the "social" aspect of boxee is a bit in the way in the main interface, but what the reviewer didn't mention is whether zinc or hulu do anything with local media. From the zinc website it seems like it too can scan local media like boxee, what I would have liked in the review is some coverage over how well each one worked. In my experience, boxee does a really good job at this and includes a built-in interface for correcting the mistakes (aka Wrong Video link). I do agree that boxee could use a global search, however, I'm quite happy with boxee having just converted away from a mythtv setup.

Portables

How Do You Manage Your SD Card Library? 485

Posted by kdawson
from the sticky-notes dept.
txmadman writes "Like a lot of my colleagues and all of my three children, I have several SD , mini-SD, and micro-SD cards for various purposes: cameras, cell phones, my laptop, etc. These things are handy to have around, offer easy and significant storage, but are very easily lost. We have also have run into some instances where it wasn't clear whose SD card was whose, and have also started to see a need for a storage mechanism. I have seen SD card 'wallets' and such, but have never seen anyone actually use one. So: How do you manage and keep track of your SD cards?"
Security

Feds Tighten DNS Security On .Gov 140

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the totally-safe-we-promise dept.
alphadogg writes "When you file your taxes online, you want to be sure that the Web site you visit — www.irs.gov — is operated by the Internal Revenue Service and not a scam artist. By the end of next year, you can be confident that every U.S. government Web page is being served up by the appropriate agency. That's because the feds have launched the largest-ever rollout of a new authentication mechanism for the Internet's DNS. All federal agencies are deploying DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on the .gov top-level domain, and some expect that once that rollout is complete, banks and other businesses might be encouraged to follow suit for their sites. DNSSEC prevents hackers from hijacking Web traffic and redirecting it to bogus sites. The Internet standard prevents spoofing attacks by allowing Web sites to verify their domain names and corresponding IP addresses using digital signatures and public-key encryption."
The Internet

Comcast Discontinues Customers' USENET Service 327

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the only-a-matter-of-time dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Comcast has discontinued its provided usenet service, once provided to all its high speed customers. First with the cap put on its customers several years ago on amount of traffic provided as part of the customer high-speed package, as of September 16, the service is no longer provided. Without fanfare, this bastion of the internet is being removed from the mainstream."

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