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Comment: Re:They don't enforce snooping on everything (Score 1) 782

by nj_peeps (#40361071) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's Your Take On HTTPS Snooping?

When a company uses HTTPS proxies, it's just making it so all of the client browsers trust every HTTPS website.

Yes, HTTPS proxies save money, but so does not using any security.

I hate to say this but most, if not all, HTTPS proxies will do certificate/domain checking to verify that the cert is in fact valid. At my previous job I maintained a WebSence proxy/web filter for the company. I would get complains all the time when a site would become unaccessable because the site did not renew their certificate before it expired, and WebSense would block it.

Comment: Re:Whole Home Surge Suppression (Score 1) 341

My parents did the same thing. Their electric utility called an offered it to them (I don't remember if they needed to pay anything extra) and they came an installed it on the electric meter.

Just keep in mind that you still need to protect phone/cable lines as well, but i think it's a good idea, if your utility offers it.

Comment: Re:The power of privacy (Score 1) 720

by nj_peeps (#38918225) Attached to: Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist

Repeat after me: "The patriot act allows searches without a warrant within 100 miles of any US border."

In your link, it states that

The Department of Homeland Security has the authority to stop, search and detain anyone, for any reason within a “Constitution Free Zone,” resident or traveler.

The FBI, local/state PD are not part of DHS, so they would need a warrant, consent, or probable cause (this includes terrorism) in order to conduct a search, even with-in 100 miles of the border.

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Journal: one server, or one server with many virtuals? 4

Journal by nj_peeps

So, I am in the planing of expanding my home network. I am going to include, a wordpress blog, email (including webmail, imap, etc) webserver (separate from wordpress), proxy server (with content filtering), file server, mysql, and a jabber server. I plan on centralizing logins by openldap. I will other people outside of my home accessing some of these services. My question to the masses is: should I run all of these on one box, or on a slightly bigger box in VM's. I am looking to keep co


+ - By Nerds, for Nerds->

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GeekyMonkey writes "An interesting piece in New Scientist on a group creating live performances for geeks crossing science, comedy, and geek culture. An excerpt from the article:
"Carry-on calculators are to be stowed in the lockers provided, electronic devices must most definitely be left switched on (to make fact-checking easy) and remember, the nearest geek may be behind you. Oh, and if you have a question, please wave the white latex glove — or "personal protective question device" — that you were issued with on entry. With that, this month's Festival of the Spoken Nerd, or FOTSN, takes off.""

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Comment: Re:Millions of children become felons? (Score 4, Insightful) 150

by nj_peeps (#35533538) Attached to: CCIA Calls Copyright Wiretaps 'Hollywood's PATRIOT Act'
I think that is the craziest part! I love how we (the tax payers) are going to have to pay for the wiretaps, personal to comb though the wiretapped info, and cost of court cases that are brought. All so that the corporations can continue to make money by having us buy their products, and not have to pay to gather the evedince against those they deem pirates.

+ - Google’s Action Against Link Schemes Continu-> 1

Submitted by nj_peeps
nj_peeps (1780942) writes "Last week, J.C. Penney made the news for plummeting in Google rankings for everything from “area rugs” to “grommet top curtains”. Turns out the retail site had a number of suspicious links pointing at it that could be traced back to a link network intended to manipulate Google’s ranking algorithms.
Now, has lost rankings for another type of link that Google finds to be manipulation of their algorithms. And in the midst of all of this, a company with substantial publicity lately for running a paid link network announces they are getting out of the link business entirely."

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+ - Pussy-slurping: You think you understand it, BUT Y-> 1

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climenole writes "Videos Time-rich boffins in the States, who have been analysing the mechanism by which cats lap up beverages for more than three years — research which included the construction of an articulated, robotic feline tongue simulator — say they have finally cracked the mysterious moggies' methods."
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+ - Artists Meld Mind with Machine->

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An anonymous reader writes "Linux based CNC system built by two artists in Nebraska paints real artwork. Recently featured on ABC News (YouTube video), the open source system, known as Vangobot, is self contained with an array of paint brushes and onboard paint mixing system. The artists call the technique Synthesized Painting and compare the development to the early days of music synthesizers. The artists are releasing build plans under a creative commons license."
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