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Comment Don't remove AC; rather require registration (Score 1) 322

I may want to post info in two areas:
1) as a response to someone else and don't want the thread to have my name attached (multiple reasons why)
2) I may want to post something that I don't want tracked back to me.

Rather then delete AC, allow for a post of AC only when there is an account tied to it.

For all AC posting allow for a "moderation" that is "hate"; and when multiple sources report the offending post; the post would be reviewed by /. and if appropriate deleted.

Comment "The cloud" (Score 1) 465

And this is why I have about 100TB of hard drives lying around. “accidents” happen. Companies change policy. Three hard drives rotated; and this problem wouldn’t exist. I still want to know: How to backup (retain) my email from Yahoo.
I wish him the best. I would also be interested in knowing why his accounts were deleted.

Comment Style cop.... (new an better) (Score 2) 523

First: I've had to use style cop. It sucks.
But ... we each have our own variation of 'style'; which can be seen here.
So, why not have a 'stylecop' that acts locally; on white space & comments? If I like 3 spaces, and you like 4; we can just get along. The style is formatted on view, not on compile.
This would also fix his problem: When he views it... it will 're-format' to something he likes to see.

Comment Re:Let's Encrypt (Score 1) 216

You already have to pay your domain registrar and your home ISP.

I actually tried to avoid an itemized ... oh well

Many home ISPs' acceptable use policies prohibit running a publicly accessible server from your basement, and they enforce it either through a firewall (blocking inbound connections on 80/443 or on all ports), through carrier-grade network address translation (CGNAT) which doesn't give your computer a public IPv4 address in the first place, or simply through threat of having your home disconnected from the Internet for twelve months. To avoid this threat of disconnection, many customers upgrade to a business-class plan that includes an IPv4 address with inbound and no server ban in the AUP.

... one key term (missing) "commercial"; for profit; (If they start blocking, I switch ISP's... there are three nice ones in the area. It is good having a little competition) I'm using my server as an non-profit information portal. The technique also can route traffic to different ports (using 6 now) based on the actual domain (URL). As for CGNAT implementation ... I'll start bitching about being blocked by wikipedia and other broken websites. I will continually ask for credit for non-working internet access. After several credits, they will need to reconsider implementation of CGNAT.

How long ago were these three days spent? If it was years ago, perhaps the installer has improved since then.

It was 2-3 years ago. From above: I'll re-try installation (work... please... work!)

Comment Re:Now isn't that special (Score 1) 216

You trust Microsoft to implement the features you need...

Now *THAT* is funny!

They (M$) keep pulling features I need, keep adding bugs (and features) I don't want. Further... key features that I do need as an administrator (Example: export / import a black list of IP addresses is not available.) I *WISH* I could move to a different OS (Linux) but that would add even more to my painful process.

Comment Re:Let's Encrypt (Score 1) 216

You already have to pay your domain registrar and hosting provider.

I actually tried to avoid an itemized list. (Hosting provider: My basement)

But you don't have to pay StartSSL, WoSign, or Let's Encrypt for a TLS certificate.

As noted: After three days of working on just this problem; I was not able to implement SSL.

Comment Re:Now isn't that special (Score 1) 216

Thank you for the URL, however '' won't work (that I can see) for me... I have windows servers (only worried about one that is public facing). It appears that they only support Linux.

Plan "B"?

I've been trying to replace / upgrade the my key server; the upgrade is dependent on a change to the network. The change to the network involves finding need documentation on non-straightforward 'rout' commands.

Comment Now isn't that special (Score 1) 216

Now I have to pay someone else to have a web site that will visible to the public.

My website is primarily static information (actually, it is only static information). I don't exchange any data (other than standard log files) ... I don't even use cookies. Now big-ass Google is coming in and I need to pay someone else to have an encryption certificate.

If things were bad enough, the last one I tried to implement ... after three days I was not able to implement SSL on my server (help!?!). I suspect that implementation of SSL is one of those "if you know it - it's simple. If you don't - good luck".

Submission + - Plan To Run Anti-Google Smear Campaign Revealed in MPAA Emails

vivaoporto writes: Techdirt reports a plan to run anti-Google smear campaign via Today Show and WSJ discovered in MPAA Emails.

Despite the resistance of the Hollywood studios to comply with the subpoenas obtained by Google concerning their relationship with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (whose investigation of the company appeared to actually be run by the MPAA and the studios themselves) one of the few emails that Google have been able to get access to so far was revealed this Thursday in a filling. It's an email between the MPAA and two of Jim Hood's top lawyers in the Mississippi AG's office, discussing the big plan to "hurt" Google.

The lawyers from Hood's office flat out admit that they're expecting the MPAA and the major studios to have its media arms run a coordinated propaganda campaign of bogus anti-Google stories:

Media: We want to make sure that the media is at the NAAG meeting. We propose working with MPAA (Vans), Comcast, and NewsCorp (Bill Guidera) to see about working with a PR firm to create an attack on Google (and others who are resisting AG efforts to address online piracy). This PR firm can be funded through a nonprofit dedicated to IP issues. The "live buys" should be available for the media to see, followed by a segment the next day on the Today Show (David green can help with this). After the Today Show segment, you want to have a large investor of Google (George can help us determine that) come forward and say that Google needs to change its behavior/demand reform. Next, you want NewsCorp to develop and place an editorial in the WSJ emphasizing that Google's stock will lose value in the face of a sustained attack by AGs and noting some of the possible causes of action we have developed.

As Google notes in its legal filing about this email, the "plan" states that if this effort fails, then the next step will be to file the subpoena (technically a CID or "civil investigatory demand") on Google, written by the MPAA but signed by Hood.

As Google points out, this makes it pretty clear that the MPAA, studios and Hood were working hand in hand in all of this and that the subpoena had no legitimate purpose behind it, but rather was the final step in a coordinated media campaign to pressure Google to change the way its search engine works.

Submission + - Cambridge Professor alleges climate scientists were murdered. (

whoever57 writes: A Cambridge professor is alleging that the deaths of 3 scientists who were researching arctic ice loss may have been assassinated. All three died within a short space of time from causes that looked like accidents but, in the case of two of them could equally have been murder (falling down stairs, traffic accident). The third scientist died from being struck by lightning, which is a unlikely way to die, but would be hard to fake. The professor himself also experienced a traffic incident that could have been a deliberate attempt to kill him.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How do you store a half-petabyte of data? And back it up?

An anonymous reader writes: My workplace has recently had two internal groups step forward with a request for almost a half-petabyte of disk to store data. The first is a research project that will computationally analyze a quarter petabyte of data in 100-200MB blobs. The second is looking to archive an ever increasing amount of mixed media. Buying a SAN large enough for these tasks is easy, but how do you present it back to the clients? And how do you back it up?

Both projects have expressed a preference in a single human-navigable directory tree. The solution should involve clustered servers providing the connectivity between storage and client so that there is no system downtime. Many SAN solutions have a maximum volume limit of only 16TB, which means some sort of volume concatenation or spanning would be required, but is that recommended?

Is anyone out there managing gigantic storage needs like this? How did you do it? What worked, what failed, and what would you do differently?


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