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Comment Re:How is this possible? (Score 3, Interesting) 103

Any trusted certificate authority can issue certificates for ANY domain. This is the trust aspect that is required in a PKI.

Your browser gets a list of trusted root certificates and will accept any valid certificate issued by these CAs. On my windows 8 box there are 53. Any of these providers could issue certificates for any number of domains.

The failure here is that Thawte allowed those certificates to be issued for ANY reason.

Google is their own certificate authority and likely has no need for a relationship with Thawte.

Comment Re: i work in enterprise datacenter (Score 1) 150

If used in such a case it would not result in such a sensational "complete data center outage" unless the network was designed by a retard.

Yes, it is a terrible design problem but anyone using the hardware in such a way that it takes out an entire data center deserves what they get.

Comment Re: Bad in any case (Score 1) 150

Express setup is confined to newer models such as the 3650 and 3750s.

You are correct that on the 3750 and 3560 that depressing the mode button will only break off and arrive at a rommon> prompt if the mode button is depressed while it's powering it on. I've had a power outage happen when a device was in a messy cabinet and not racked properly... it pressed up against the door and the mode button was held.

Made quite a bit cleaning up the cabinet and mounting things properly over the weekend.

Comment Re:i work in enterprise datacenter (Score 4, Interesting) 150

The problem is that 3650 and 3850 are not designed for a "Datacenter" deployment.

They aren't even designed as top of rack switches.Their use case is access or distribution for end-users. They belong in a wiring closet.

That, of course, doesn't stop morons or small companies deploying them as "Core" routers or switches in their datacenters....

Comment Re: Bad in any case (Score 4, Interesting) 150

The mode button triggers "express setup" which is basically a lazy way to configure the shit for retard small business/enterprise admins so they don't have to console the device via rs232 to configure it.

I've had similar issues with older gear not racked properly. The mode button a 3750 (and other models) can still be accidentally depressed in a messy cabinet.

Comment Re:How about educating your dumbfuck mother? (Score 1) 463


I fully expect to be made fun of for shit I fuck up. BECAUSE THAT IS HOW PEOPLE LEARN.

I work in IT it is my job to put out fires and clean up messes. Over and over again the same people make the same mistakes because of soft management bullshit like that.

If you make a mistake and there is no cost why would someone spend the 10-20 hours learning how to do something the right way.

If I step outside my area of expertise I either get a contractor to do it or learn. I'm so tired of entitled little shits wanting hand-holding through their entire job.

Comment Re: On the other hand... (Score 1) 700

They arent bricking the device. Just setting the USB product Id to 0. As the vendor and product id belong to fdti.

If the vendor of the knock off trash wanted they could provide a utility to rewrite the id and provide the own driver.

Anyone using a knockoff with the fdti driver is violating the tos/aup.

Comment Re:Spare Change (Score 1) 320

Drinking booze is a luxury. Smoking is a luxury. Coffee is a luxury. I forgo them when I can't afford them why shouldn't a homeless person?

There is no right to drink booze and certainly have no obligation to pay for their booze.

Have you ever tried to give a pan-handler food? They won't take it. If you offer to buy them food they'll just ask for the $. If you insist they'll come with you to ATM.

They aren't hungry. They can scavenge more than enough food from the garbage or get it free at a shelter. What they need is money to get the things they can't scavenge (booze, drugs). So when I walk by a bum after working an 100 hour week... the last thing I have is empathy.

Comment Re:WTF mate? (Score 1) 118

"The Nik-O-Lok Company is a company founded in 1910 with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, that manufactures and leases door locks for pay toilets, along with other types of equipment for public bathrooms. Locks are designed that can be operated by manufacturer-supplied tokens or by coins (quarters) as well as tokens."

I'm guessing the security camera is so you can't piss in the alley.

Comment Re:I'm an atheist. (Score 4, Insightful) 674

I am an atheist. It's not an organization, it's not a belief, and it certainly is not a fucking religion.

If they start annoying me with it I'm gonna troll the shit out of them. I do this all the time and if they don't want to be screwed with they should keep their trap shut and leave me the fuck alone.

I'd have no problem with it if they managed to keep their 'beliefs' to themselves but it seems they have to drag it into school, government, and every-fucking-where else they seem to think they have a right.
My problem with them is large majority vote whatever way their pastor tells them and believe whatever crap they interpret out of their religious text. There is nothing more dangerous that stupid people in large numbers with a book that tells them whatever they do is right and the will of whatever deity they worship.

Religion is a disease and sooner or later it will be destroyed or mankind by it.

Comment Re:Usability issue, not hard technical one... (Score 2) 320

This is just a matter of changing the way the URI is displayed:


With a helpful little blurb that explains (with pictures) the differences. I'm sure with some thought and a few user trails you could come up with a UI solution that most people will be able to understand well enough to know that credit card stuff should be green and that pink is better than red.


Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 95

I don't know how your office was setup but ours is a complete zoo.

It's 100% open concept with about 4-5ft high dividers. The noise is insane. It's horribly distracting.

The only way I get any work done is jacking into my cellphone for music to block all the annoying chatter out. If this was the only problem you might be able to say it was just bad design.

Another problem is interrupts. People constantly ask me stupid questions when they can see me instead of following the process and opening a ticket. If I put my headphones in and ignore them (yes, I see you there, I don't care about your stupid question so I'm pretending I don't) they will wave a hand in front of my eyes or touch me. And yes give them shit if they interrupt me for something stupid.

I'm allowed to work 1-2 days a week from home and those are the ONLY days I get a reasonable amount of work done.

A bug in the hand is better than one as yet undetected.