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Comment Re: Nah. (Score 1) 335

It's not that hard if you have a decent IDS that does file/directory hashing. There are open source ones too that do this like OSsec that can run as server client model or stand alone. The bussiness cost bennifit is not there with money lost in downtime when you can effectively irradiate threat. That's why we do risk analysis in the field.

Comment Fracutization is cause (Score 1) 550

Of course they are: Surface RT was released shortly before surface pro. RT using arm and pro using x86 architecture. Surface RT applications were touted to not run on surface pro or on your OC while everything surface pro = win 8 on your pc. With that and the RT price point why wouldn't you a) go to a competitor or B) wait for pro or even better c) use another win 8 tablet with an atom processor for cheaper than the pro ? Microsoft did a good job of splitting its potential buyer base

Comment Re: Damage control (Score 1) 611

Your information unfortunately is completely inaccurate. While I agree with your sentiments that the drm comments were and are unsatisfactory, when you attempt to flame bait at least use facts. For instance Xbox1 is already sold out of initial units on amazon as oppose to your completely inaccurate grindings about no one wanting to purchase them.

Comment Virtual box + vagrant + sudo user (Score 1) 212

Since each student will probably only need 1 or 2 vms virtual box from oracle would be just fine and free. It also works well with a developer / system admin practice tool call vagrant... Which allows one to spin up, roll back, and destroy virtual machines at will via command shell as if one was SSHed into thier vm. (Will force your students to learn how to manage thier machines without a GUI) and if they break something developing or just brick themselves administering its as easy as typing vagrant destroy and then vagrant up and back in business. As far as root access: Yes they should be given the power on their vm to root and then discouraged to use it. They should be encouraged to set up appropriate user/groups and permissions on their vm as consistent with Linux/unix best business practices and appropriately manage their sudoers file. They can elevate themselves when necessary via the sudo command, and disable telnet completely and disable root login through SSH. All this will start good hygiene and practices for day 1.

Comment Re: Internet connection (Score 1) 395

Osprey doesn't have a glitch. Its crashes were due to a flight phenomena common in helicopter flight, but the pilots were fixed wing converted. Now the training issue has been addressed and the v-22 hasn't crashed in a while. It in fact is one of my favorite to be transported on in theater because compared to the UH-60/CH-46/7 it's much faster thereby decreasing my "attack surface" during flight.

Comment Did the same thing in HS (Score 1) 1078

Myself and about 4 other friends of mine in high-school did the same thing with HCL and aluminum with 2 liter bottles. We also used c02 dry ice an other fun things. Not to mention we distilled hydrogen with batteries and other methods to fill balloons and create big mushroom clouds, by which we lit by using alcohol poured on concrete in front of our house. Our parents sometimes watched us other times Not. Our neighbor was a fire marshal and sometimes watched for fun. We would video tape these experiments and our AP chem teacher would play them for our class. It was celebrated. Potassium was my fav. Now 2 of above friends are chemists. One of them teaching. Another a computer science grad that works for amazon and I'm a sys admin doing network defense. Good thing our school supported us. When we did dumb stuff they called our parents. None of us have criminal records.

Comment Re:I looked at that website- my brain hurts (Score 1) 2

I used to think that the jokes about "Apple fanboys" were misplaced. Not any more. The comments on that rather silly piece were so sycophantic that the Apple marketing department would reject them as being too obviously favourable.

I'm not really an apple fanboy. Do I own appple products? Yes... I do... I also own sony, LG, and a myriad of other companies produdts as well. Do I use operating systems other than Lion and iOS? Yes, I use Solaris (Unix), Win 7, and various flavors of Linux. I'm a system admin by trade. The point is... look at the pictures of the two phones. It's a blatent rip off, and one of the reasons why they're in huge patent wars with each other. Aside from the obvious toned article... it's hard to deny the key point. Sumsung in this case did not use it's own innovation. They straight xeroxed. Yes, I also know the main reason behind the patent wars are part of the main battle to own "the stack". If you don't know what I'm refering to by "the stack" you should probably not be a slashdot reader and go watch Fox News instead.


Submission + - Latest Samsung Vs Apple LolZ ( 2

ShadowFoxx writes: Macgasm reports:

While considering the source, it's hard to not admit that samsung is straight ripping off Apple technology, thier new upcomming phone is an exact clone of the Iphone 3GS if you just take away the apple logo and move the camera from the top to the middle of the back.


Comment Use common sense (Score 1) 394

as some one with asthma, the new inhalers suck sorry... there is a big differance. and to the person that mentioned "primatine mist". The only time I ever use primatine is if for some reason I'm in a pinch and the only way to get releaf is to go to a wallgreens which sells primatine... primatine sucks even more... While I'm a big fan of eliminating sources of CFC's... when it comes to a health issue like this there needs to be a viable replacement first.

Comment very little UAV survallience is done CONUS U.S. (Score 1) 154

Very little UAV surveying is done on U.S. soil as it's against FAA regulations to have Drones in most of our airspace due to aviodance regulations. That doesn't mean that border patrols don't use them however... or there aren't any Active ROZ areas for training purposes, but for what your stating ( like watching vehicles and traffic enforcement) it's just not currently being done becauses of the regulations. That being said... I think it would save the tax payer a lot of money if some of these regulations were deconflicted so lets say... something like a scaneagle could linger over a stretch of highway like I-5 for half a day as opposed to other traffic enforcement which costs more and is less effective. We've learned many lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan on highway patrolling with UAV's and I think we should apply them to home.

Comment Smartphones currently fit in your pocket (Score 1) 187

If your chief concern as you posted is smart phone portability for phone connectivity... the current smart phones DO fit in your pocket. I'm pretty sure my iphone 4 fits in all styles of my pockets on all my pants. Smart phones aren't the bulky crackberries of last decade... you should check out your local phone store. If you currently have an ipod touch you should already know this... as an ipod touch is basically the same size as an iphone save for a little depth... and it should fit in your pocket.

Comment Poor Security (Score 1) 1

As a security professional myself: The fact that EA/Bioware were running a 10 year old server, means that they don't take Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability, of their systems seriously and handled their security rather negligently.

Submission + - Bioware / EA Hacked ( 1

ShadowFoxx writes: I recently received an e-mail from EA saying my PII was stolen from one of their "10 year old " Servers. The contents of the mail was:

We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers’ data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security.

We take the security of your information very seriously and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. If your username, email address and/or password on your EA account are similar to those you use on other sites, we recommend changing the password at those sites as well. We advise all of our fans to always be aware of any suspicious emails or account activity and report any suspicious emails and account activity to Customer Support at 1-877-357-6007

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