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Comment Re:Reverse notation (Score 1) 110

Are you sure that was part of thee DNS? Usenet used that kind of hierarchy: humanities.classics, humanities.design.misc, alt.binaries.nice, alt.tv, etc. Also, you see DNS names reversed like uk.co.bbc in algorithms. Makes a much more readable sorted list.

Comment Re:Should be .gb not .uk (Score 1) 110

At one time there were three countries without much geography in their common names:
United Kingdom (of...)
United States (of...)
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (no geography at all).

Then there's the (Roman) Empire and the (Roman) Catholic Church. Anglicans talk about a "catholic" church, meaning "universal," which is confusing.

Comment Re:Poor sods (Score 1) 110

I find "subzero" confusing in Canadian or British weather. Adds to the wind-chill confusion, but that is less common.
I read somewhere British phone numbers are the most difficult to remember. Maybe it's the punctuation, but I mostly like the U.S. system, except for the newer area code regime.

Comment Re:The airwaves are public not private (Score 1) 186

Yes, but in WPA2-Personal, how can the client distinguish the router from it's evil twin? If the evil twin router issues a challenge, it can probably decode the response. All the client knows to do is send the password encoded to meet the challenge. With WPA2-Enterpise the client keeps track of the router's SSL public key, so can verify the challenge is valid. The evil twin cannot send a valid challenge because it does not have the real router's private key (provided by Radius). That's how I understand it. Or "guess-understand" it! I would like to be wrong.

There a pretty simple Free Radius setup tutorial here: http://kirkkosinski.com/2012/10/securing-wi-fi-with-peap-and-freeradius-on-centos/ So I guess it just requires a hardware server and making sure your router has decent firmware to connect.

Comment Re:The airwaves are public not private (Score 1) 186

That's good to know. I assumed that since the client can't distinguish the real router form the fake, it would respond to a password challenge with the password response, and that the response could be demunged to the cleartext, in WPA2-Personal. Glad to know if that's not true.

Comment Re:The airwaves are public not private (Score 1) 186

Is it correct that the evil twin problem is unsolved for WPA2-Personal? Seems you can't prevent someone else from spoofing your SSID and harvesting the passphrase, unless you go to WPA2-Enterprise with Radius. Free Radius is available, but you need to run a little server in addition to your wireless router, I would guess. Maybe the extra hardware can double as a firewall?

Comment Re:Your tax dollars at work... (Score 1) 812

Sorry, so many typos I'm going to repost:

Wow that quote sure gets a lot of play. I'm guessing if she said it she said in the context of "this is what they are afraid of, but it's not what we are doing." Context please? Link to the full article? I have found two things: a 30-minute press conference she gave on 1993-12-09, and an Associated Press report on the following day. An A.P. report is the one commonly cited in association with this reputed quote. It says nothing like that, except that Pres. Clinton wanted to "go further" than the waiting periods and background checks in the Brady Law. Reno goes into her personal views, which are that licensing gun owners is more important than registration of guns themselves. Here she is drawing a distinction between her own views and those of the White House, which was proposing registration. Reporter: "what do you thing about registration?" Reno: " I don't think [she stops, then] I don't like it." She was very blunt and clear, and generally you won't find too many news conferences like this by officeholders on C-SPAN nowadays, especially on gun control. So the quote make no sense and does not appear in the video or the A.P. articles.

Janet Reno and Clinton were both against firearms for felons. She was for owner licenses, with no registration of firearms. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/52917-1 http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1993/Clinton-Talks-Tough-on-Crime-Mrs-Clinton-Joins-In/id-480dfa18d1c3d9f5149edd6177bb85d4 http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1993/Majorities-Back-Clinton-s-Gun-Control-Efforts-but-Oppose-Gun-Ban/id-58d85cfe2b91165518244c1d16cefa25

That is all an AP search turned up. It did say she appeared on all three major networks. "Attorney General Janet Reno said today she favored states taking action to restrict gun ownership. Reno, appearing on ABC, CBS and NBC, repeated her argument that gun ownership should require licensing just as driving a car does." She is in a sense more conservative than the White House, trying to leave the job in state hands, through the rubric of licensure.

The quote is commonly grouped with a bunch of other specious quotes, like gun control advocate Sarah Brady, whose entire career in the 1970s was working for Republicans, calling for a "socialist America."

Comment Re:Your tax dollars at work... (Score 1) 812

Wow that quote sure gets a lot of play. I'm guessing if she said it she said in the context of "this is what they are afraid of, but it's not what we are doing." Context please? Link to the full article? I have found two things: a 30-minute press conference she gave of 1993-12-09, and an Associated Press report on the following day. An A.P. report is the one commonly cited is association with this reputed quote. It says nothing like that, except that Pres. Clinton wanted to "go further" than the waiting periods and background checks in the Brady Law. Reno goes into her personal views, which are that licensing gun owners is more important than registration of guns themselves. Here she is drawing a distinction between her own views of the White House, which was proposing registration. Reporter: "what do you thing about registration?" Reno: " I don't think [she stops, then] I don't like it." She was very blunt and clear, and generally you won't find too many news conferences like this by officeholders on C-SPAN nowadays, especially on gun control. So the quote make no sense and does not appear in the video or the A.P. articles.

Janet Reno and Clinton were against firearms for felons. She was for owner licenses, which no registration of firearms. http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/52917-1 http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1993/Clinton-Talks-Tough-on-Crime-Mrs-Clinton-Joins-In/id-480dfa18d1c3d9f5149edd6177bb85d4 http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1993/Majorities-Back-Clinton-s-Gun-Control-Efforts-but-Oppose-Gun-Ban/id-58d85cfe2b91165518244c1d16cefa25

That is all an AP search turned up. It did say he appeared on all three major networks. "Attorney General Janet Reno said today she favored states taking action to restrict gun ownership. Reno, appearing on ABC, CBS and NBC, repeated her argument that gun ownership should require licensing just as driving a car does." She is in a sense more conservative than the White House, trying to leave the job in state hands, through the rubric of licensure.

The quote is commonly grouped with a bunch of other specious quotes, like gun control advocate Sarah Brady, whose entire career in the 1970s was working for Republicans, calling for a "socialist America."

Comment Re:Why would the Java exploits be related? (Score 1) 91

The Mozilla plugin check tool can be used in any browser, and reports Flash on IE10 on Win8 is still "outdated": https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/
But the tool can be inaccurate for some browsers. At this time it does show Flash on Chrome as up-to-date. Chrome also bundles its own Flash. Firefox shows as OK too, after you update. If you try to update Flash in IE10 you get a notice that Flash is bundled, but it also says you can install it if you really want to.

Comment Re:Wrong (Score 1) 181

Borland's early Turbo compilers were amazing (fit on two floppies, and fast). They used a DOS-based windowing system called Turbo Vision. Your app ended up looking like the Turbo IDE, with windows, drop down menus, checkboxes, etc., instead of the Windows 3.1 API. Indeed you could draw color graphics and animate math functions, etc., though that may have been in some kind of full screen mode.

Borland went over to the Windows API soon after all that. It all went to heck for Borland C++ when they dropped the Turbo name in the mid 1990s. Just too buggy to run (version 5). But Borland's Delphi Pascal stayed strong, and I use a text editor written in Delphi to this day. There were lots of user-contributed components, for instance, to make internet protocols work! Microsoft wasn't the only company that missed the boat on TCP/IP. Borland, like MS, put much of its effort into desktop database libraries instead.

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