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Comment: Re:Choose a CMS you like (Score 1) 298

by rwven (#48871809) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

Honestly, if you just want to get a site with a few pages up for a client without a ton of money to spend, wordpress is the perfect solution. It takes mere minutes to set up a wordpress blog and install a theme, then just customize the images/content and you're done.

I think Wordpress is pretty horrible under the cover, but in the realm of "it just works," it's hard to beat for simple web sites.

Comment: Re:i heard that Sony hack was insiders (Score 1) 231

by rwven (#48740091) Attached to: US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

Google is a thing, btw. This article aggregates a lot of what I'm talking about.

The fact remains that regardless of their will, NK doesn't have the physical or technological means by which to hack sony and offload hundreds of TB of stolen data...

Comment: Re:i heard that Sony hack was insiders (Score 1) 231

by rwven (#48722109) Attached to: US Slaps Sanctions On North Korea After Sony Cyberattack

More like based on "convenience." True professionals (unlike the government agencies in question) have come forward several times with what effectively amounts to proof that NK couldn't possibly have hacked Sony. The government is simply using this as a tool to get more leverage against NK. Can't say I blame them, because "deception and manipulation" is the name of the game in government/politics, but it's still just BS.

I mean...when the hacker "organization" comes out and says "we're not north korea," and starts making fun of the FBI for arriving at that can probably bet it's not NK.

Comment: Re:Say what? (Score 5, Informative) 210

Yeah, pretty much. Watch Dogs doesn't look nearly as good as plenty of PC games out right now, and runs worse than most.

This is nothing more than a deliberately handicapped, badly ported console game. The author is being a shill for the XBone, but the truth of the matter is that he's hiding Ubisoft's dirty downgrade of the game.

PCs were capable of far more than these machines a year before they were released. Now the comparison is just a bad joke.

Comment: Re:The cloud (Score 3, Insightful) 387

by rwven (#47263473) Attached to: Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

It has nothing to do with the cloud. It could have been any un-managed hosting.

The fact that they went with un-managed hosting in the first place is what really screwed them. If they had a real support team they could turn to, steps could have been taken to keep this from happening as soon as the DDOS started, and they would have had "offsite" or at least "offline" backups.

This happened because it appears that code spaces had some knee-jerk reactions and didn't think through how they were handling this (like changing the password before making sure there weren't other methods of access already established). They should have straight-up called amazon, explained what was going on, and paid for support for amazon put access to their account and instances on lockdown until the situation was resolved. Shoulda, woulda, coulda though...

Are we running light with overbyte?