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Comment Re:You are assuming (Score 4, Informative) 186

Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)

FBI through an office in Quantico can directly tap ALL network main switches. The government PAID AT&T and Verizon to upgrade the switches to IP. The FBI added Colo cabinets at the main switch sites. The FBI can wiretap directly WITHOUT interacting with Verizon or AT&T.

Submission + - WikiLeaks publishes huge trove of CIA spying documents in 'Vault 7' release (

schwit1 writes: Julian Assange claims that documents are the most comprehensive CIA release ever

WikiLeaks has published a huge trove of what appear to be CIA spying secrets.

The files are the most comprehensive release of US spying files ever made public, according to Julian Assange. In all, there are 8,761 documents that account for "the entire hacking capacity of the CIA", Mr Assange claimed in a release, and the trove is just the first of a series of "Vault 7" leaks.

In publishing the documents, WikiLeaks had ensured that the CIA had "lost control of its arsenal", he claimed. That included a range of software and exploits that if real could allow unparalleled control of computers around the world.

Submission + - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke its own rules ( 2

turkeydance writes: A high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015.

The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 – revealed by UN scientists in 2013 – never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising faster than scientists expected. Launched by NOAA with a public relations fanfare, it was splashed across the world’s media, and cited repeatedly by politicians and policy makers.

But the whistleblower, Dr John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.


Comment Re:ddwrt / openwrt / or some variant (Score 1) 57

RGR that... DD-WRT for those who like the common feature set, flashy GUI and their hardware is supported and OpenWRT for the rest of us control freaks... Use them both.

The problem is for me on a R7000. DD WRT breaks the USB 3 port and the WAP button. My $50 Canon all in one will only connect to my wireless with WAP. I needed to use the R7000s USB 2 port and set up the printer as a IP network printer. But this killed Airprint and scanner on network. DD WRT will not support the USB 3 port because a custom driver needs to be reverse engineered. Also with DD I have a 150-160M cap on speed on both 5 and 2.4. I have used both Open and DD for years and like them. BUT it does not use the R7000 hardware fully.

Comment Re:Majority of college cost is not for education (Score 1) 537

Please at least do SOME research. The Huge schools with huge expenses make huge money. LSU football for example pays the short fall for ALL other sports. Covers its own expenses 100% AND gives 4 to 7 million to the general fund.


Comment Re:Hey, cable companies: (Score 3, Insightful) 200

LUS Lafayette LA City owned.

Speed Levels & Details

3x3 - 3 Mbps download & upload
- $19.95 - With purchase of LUS Fiber television or phone services

60x60 - 60 Mbps download & upload
- $29.95 - With purchase of television service and two-year agreement. Months 1-12 only.
- $52.95 - Standard price

100x100 - 100 Mbps download & upload
- $39.95 - With purchase of television service and two-year agreement. Months 1-12 only.
- $62.95 - Standard price

1,000x1,000 - 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) download & upload
- $62.95 - With purchase of television service and two-year agreement. Months 1-12 only.
- $69.95 - With purchase of all three LUS Fiber services
- $89.95 - With purchase of two LUS Fiber services
- $109.95 - Standard price

2,000x2,000 - 2,000 Mbps (2 Gbps) download & upload
- $299.95 - $500 installation fee, $500 activation fee and 48-month contract required.

Comment Re:Question (Score 1) 146

It would cost more than the machine is worth. Then you will have a new control on a worn out 30+ year old CNC machine. What happens is the machine is parted out to keep others working. Or a small shop or big home shop guy will retrofit a basically free worthless old machine with new servos and Mach or LinuxCNC. Where the payback verse investment (Free Labor) would not make business sense in a large production shop. Where time is money.

Comment Re:Lack of trusted options conveniently available? (Score 1) 26

I started with a wrt54g and DD WRT like everyone else. Then a Buffalo Networks N with factory DD WRT that died from a cracked board around the power plug. I went with a R7000 and always meant to flash DD WRT on it. I finally did. Two big issues with DD WRT on the R7000. It kills the WAP button on the router. No big deal until I realized my Cannon MG3200 printer will not/can not connect to a wireless network without WAP. DD WRT also DOES NOT support the USB3 port on the front of the router. So that is dead. I was able to connect the printer to the USB2 port on the back of the router. And add the printer as a TCP/IP printer ( Then let windows printer installer find it. BUT going this route kills Apple Air Print and the printer goes to sleep and needs to be powered on to use it.

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