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Comment Re:Ignorance shouldn't be an excuse. (Score 1) 37

And how many IT directors say "We can't fix it!"? Not that many, because they all say "We have found a new way and we implement that." and all the while they forget the weakest part: humans.
And no, you can't just upgrade them as if they were a machine with not enough memory. You have to work with what is give to you and make it work.

Comment Technical solutions for social probs don't work (Score 1) 37

Security was; is and never will be a technical solution for just IT. From the beginning it was clear that most of it was social enginering. Security is more a mindset.
As many went through IT related ways (computers), the IT departments told us over and over again that they would take care of it with more and more technical solutions.

We are all aware that technical solutions for social problems don't work. People will write down their passwords, because they have too many. People will tell them to somebody who says he is from IT. People will do things, because they are afraid their boss will yell at them if they don't. They palm people into buildings. And all because they have no idea why it is so dangerous.

People are not even interested in protecting their own identity and secrets and make themselves volnerable to attacks. If they do this to them selves, why would they not do it for the company they work for?

The reason is simple: ignorance. You need to explain that if you give one piece of the puzzle (e.g. just the first number of your CVV code) if they get the otherpieces elsewhere, they have all of the information.

So it is indeed now up to IT to realize that they have been lying and finally start to understand that security is a state of mind and not something you can deal with as if it were a bug (or a feature). NEVER solve a social problem with a technical solution.

Comment Re:Captain Kirk says... (Score 1) 290

My great aunt was 115 when she died. Lived alone till 106. Open-sourced her body to science.
When she was 99, she had cancer and they had to take a breast. Doctor did not want to do it. She said: If I die on the table or in a bed is no difference to me and take the other one as well. I am not using them anymore.

Comment Re:Painful Life (Score 3, Interesting) 290

My great aubnt lived to be 115 and was at one point the oldest know living person in the world. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Many people wanted to talk about life then. She lived inb a time people in the Netherlands lived in "plaggenhutten". When people asked if she kne when the first cars came, she laughed and said she remembered when the first bikes came. Imported from the US.
She lived alone till she was 106. She was always positive minded, even though almost all she knew had died.
She wanted people to learn and she gave her body to science. From that came the knowledge that alzheimer is 'just' a dissease and not something everybody will get when you get old. She was the basis for other discoveries as well as a push to do research with 100+ year olds.

She wanted the knowledge that came from her body to be her gift to some students that would cut her open or look at in a bottle. She never thought it would be such a success and she would have been delighted.

She never gave the impression that her universe left town. More that she was welcoming a new universe of things to learn. With that I learned that contact and optimism are very important. She always wanted others to learn and that is why she open-sourced her body. She insisted that the knowledge should be used by all. Again: she open-sourced her body.
An other thing the found : https://www.newscientist.com/a...

Comment Re:Come the fuck on (Score 1) 350

If you run Linux, why are you typing it in every week? Use crontab or if your PC is not on all the time, make it part of you shutdown and/or startup process.
If it is a portable, let it verify if you are connected to you homework or not before it launched.
A nice program tro use for incremential backups is http://savannah.nongnu.org/pro...

Comment Re:#1 source of malware is ads on mainstream sites (Score 1) 193

My backup process is
1) Incremential
2) Mount RX, backup to NAS, mount RO
3) Backup from NAS1 to NAS2. NAS2 is not directly connected to the PCs and is dedicated for backup of the backups.

Data like music and movies and pictures are always RO as soon as they are sorted. Process:
1) rip or download or copy
2) mount RW and moving of data
3) Remount RO

As much as possible is left as RO. Not so much because I am afraid of hackers, but to protect me from my own stupidity.

Comment Make a restore plan first (Score 3, Informative) 350

I have the following:
1) 1 SDD that I work on and another that is mirrored every day. If one disk fails, I have another. This is my working disk.
2) Incremential backup of data that changes often, like emails or some directories I work in. Mostly use if I delete a file by accident. Just copy it back and be done. This goes to a NAS.
3) Data that does not changes often, like movies, images and music is stored on a NAS.
4) Second NAS to backup the data of the first NAS.
5) Essential data (less than 10MB) is put on my website on a personal directory. This is data that I might need in case of the house burning down.

So when something goes wrong (unless the house burns down, but the I have other problems and my music is not one of them.) I have a way to restore it.

The most important thing however is not to backup, but the knowledge on how to restore it. You need to test that out from time to time. I have people seen who did backups to /dev/null to test it and forgot to remove that parameter.

What you can do if you REALLY need to have things off site, like photos and other things that you can't replace is just buy a dedicated HD that you put this data on and keep it in a drawer at your office. Once a month or so you take it home and add the new data.
And if that disk is full, buy a new one or a bigger one. If data is really THAT important, the price of the HD is well worth it.

But again, test the restore.

Comment I am on none of them (Score 1) 218

The only one I have is here and Imgur and that gets deleted every month or so. And when I travel, I use a separate mailbox for each trip. Easier to organize. So they could get the email usa2016@example.com, but they have that already as it was the one I used to apply for my Visa. So they can follow it, but they already know where I am going, because I had to enter that on my Visa.
And that address will be deleted when I get back.

And why do they need it? NSA unable to crack https?

Comment Re:Better go arrest Google execs (Score 1) 110

Google filters out porn. Google does not filter out filetype:torrent
So if I want to open a torrent site, all I have to do is provide other things as well, and it becomes legal?
The fact that Google has been in trouble because of how they handle copyright issues is most likely besides the point, I assume.

Comment Re:Pixels density (Score 5, Informative) 158

True if you want to just put the family photos on line or the food you ate today. You take 4 or 5 pictures and put the best one online. However if you want to go for a quality shot, you most likely will do at least some color correction in Lightroom or something similar. You will have made pictures in RAW, edit them and then reduce them to size.
The more information you have, the better the end will be after editing.

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