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Comment: Use Chrome and "Click to play" for plugins (Score 3, Insightful) 322

by oberhaus (#39689219) Attached to: New Targeted Mac OS X Trojan Requires No User Interaction
This attack is done by taking advantage of an exploit in the Java plugin. There are also lots of exploits in Flash (unless they have all been found and fixed...) You should try using Chrome and Click to Play:

Comment: Automation (Score 5, Interesting) 426

by oberhaus (#37586274) Attached to: Tesla Model S: 0-60 In 4.5 Seconds
Another big part of the Tesla story is automation. Check out today's post by Robert Scoble:

This is the future of American manufacturing. They can make anything. It's almost 100% vertically integrated, which means everything from plastics and metals to batteries, electronics, motors and component assembly is done here, with flexible multi-purpose robots. Every car can be different, with no retooling, because the robots can do anything. It's just software.

Comment: Comcast forced me to use web mail (Score 1) 209

by oberhaus (#26972919) Attached to: Outage Knocks Gmail Offline For Many Users
I had my own mail server set up in my house for at least 8 years, and I was in control of my data/uptime/backups. That all changed when Comcast blocked my incoming port 25. Blocking outgoing port 25 is almost reasonable, but blocking incoming port 25 is just mean.

Now I am forced to use an external mail service.

jw3 asks "Of course, gmail is just one of the many providers of web-based e-mails. When I look around, almost everyone seems to be using them nowadays. So â" what do you do? Do you trust that the site of your web-based e-mail provider will never go down? Do you make backups of all your e-mails?"

Evolution is a million line computer program falling into place by accident.