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Comment Re:uh, what? (Score 1) 229

Netflix geolocates all the tunnel correctly to the start-point, NY=US, Stockholm=SE.
You have free choice of the start-point and you can even change it at will.
The problem is, users outside specific geo-area can change their location and get access to content they're not supposed to have.
Not limited to non-US users accessing US content, as US users can register UK start-point and get BBC content they shouldn't otherwise see.
Their geolocation cannot work around this and it becomes a business problem due to contract limitations with content providers.

Comment Re:Someone didn't do their research (Score 2, Interesting) 66

Nokia hasn't collapsed anywhere. They were stuck with nearly zero-profit obsolete business-line(mobile consumer devices) which was management heavy and managed to sell it before starting to lose too much money on it.
Remaining Nokia reported 1,2B € earnings last year with decent operating margin.

You might disagree how Flop handled the sell-out to MS but the overall result is what Nokia has been the last ~150 years, a company that can reinvent itself when necessary.

Comment Re:In small scale.. (Score 1) 87

No reason why the same form couldn't be used for when the user is leaving.
Gives nice ticked boxes which indicate each system where accounts need to be closed.
Passwords should expire automatically every 30-60 days regardless the user is leaving or not.
Rehires or department change? Just refill the form on another sheet to match the new position.

Comment In small scale.. (Score 1) 87

For small scale implementation: Excel.

One excel per employee.
HR fills sheet which contains tick boxes for existing systems and sends filled form to IT.
IT opens accounts for that user per selection.
HR didn't file the form? No accounts.
HR missed certain box? Speak with manager and request access using normal request policies.

Comment Re:A country sized face palm event. (Score 1) 755

There is trash that needs to be picked up on the side of the road and public toilets everywhere that need to be scrubbed.

You're not allowed to collect trash from roadside in Finland. That requires a 2-day training for roadside safety pass which costs ~150€. Sad part is, I'm not joking.
Cleaning toilets requires a hygienie pass, for which training takes 1 week and costs ~500.

What's killing Finland is stupid bureucracy like described above, and basic income would eliminate a portion of such, just from different branch of governments.

Comment Re:im sure the meeting was interesting (Score 1) 132

they reduced prices on visual studio.

Actually, they raised the price.
Professional retail without MSDN is now gone, so say goodbye to the $299 non-msdn upgrade version. This was the most used edition for companies needing software development tools but not being software-only houses.

Express edition? Gone. The community edition gives some leeway, but most of those companies won't be able to use it since they have turnover beyond $1mil. Meaning, no more free development for .NET 4.6 with visual studio .

Comment Re:So (Score 1) 72

Well, spotify works on android, windows phone, iphone, and has browser-based client too.
They also provide sdk for subscribers so you can write your own player if you want.

Itunes, it's probably one of the worst applications I've used. Platform support? One, more perhaps later..
Sdk so you can write your owwn app? Yeah no.
From technical standpoint, apple is hopelessly late to the game.
They could compete by undercutting pricing but this is apple we're talking about, profit before anything else.

I think I'll keep my spotify subscription for now.

Submission + - Sourceforge Hijacks the Nmap Sourceforge Account (seclists.org) 2

vivaoporto writes: Gordon Lyon (better known as Fyodor, author of nmap and maintainer of the internet security resource sites insecure.org, nmap.org, seclists.org, and sectools.org) warns on the nmap development mailing list that the Sourceforge Nmap account was hijacked from him.

According to him the old Nmap project page (located at http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap/, screenshot) was changed to a blank page and its contents were moved to a new page (http://sourceforge.net/projects/nmap.mirror/, screenshot) which controlled by sf-editor1 and sf-editor3, in pattern mirroring the much discussed the takeover of GIMP-Win page discussed last week on Ars Technica, IT World and eventually this week Slashdot.

That happens after Sourceforge promises to stop "presenting third party offers for unmaintained SourceForge projects. At this time, we present third party offers only with a few projects where it is explicitly approved by the project developer, or if the project is already bundling third party offers."

To their credit Fyodor states that "So far they seem to be providing just the official Nmap files (as long as you don't click on the fake download buttons) and we haven't caught them trojaning Nmap the way they did with GIMP" but reiterates "that you should only download Nmap from our official SSL Nmap site: https://nmap.org/download.html"

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