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Comment Re:Am A Noob Too (Score 5, Insightful) 274

> Keep routers and access points separate...
> low power atom device to run something like pfsense
> cheap managed switch
> wireless ap as a dumb bridge
> Create separate VLANs

Once you're done making this server room you describe, you'll be in the .0000001% of people qualified to run an IoT device, many of which are BORN malicious and sending pictures of your bedroom/front lawn/children to a central server in China, a decent number of which are fundamentally insecure with no possible way to change passwords or a default password they forgot (or "forgot") to strip out that you can't fix, and at least some of which will fail to work on a VLAN that can only see the outside internet (for some goddamned reason, they want to ping a router or something).

The short version is this: If you want your IoT devices to not be part of a botnet, DO NOT BUY ANY. Once you buy those components, you have to set them up. Then configure them. Then maintain them. And almost no one will jump through any of those hoops.

Comment Re:Clearly (Score 2) 97

Most iPhone jailbreaks rely on the phone opting in to the exploit, they usually aren't just "get text message, get owned". That's a different class of security vulnerability.

Of course, there are exceptions, like the one used recently that got patched within days.

Comment Re:Stick a fork in.... (Score 1) 610

> Trump isn't winning shit.

Well, he's winning in some of the polls. And he won the nomination versus a field of over a dozen Republicans, some of whom spent all their money attacking him.

So... you SURE he won't win? I've been hearing everyone saying Trump was about to wash out since he announced.

Comment Uber drivers were taking a risk (Score 1) 428

There were multiple bombs. If there were multiple bombs in MY city, I wouldn't be driving downtown back and forth in it, one or more of the other bombs might blow up. Even if there had just been ONE bomb, it isn't like you know that.

It seems reasonable that the contractors would want extra compensation for the risks they were taking to their life and property. Even soldiers get combat pay, and they have a full time job, not a series of gigs.

Comment Re:Very cruel (Score 5, Insightful) 429

> If there's a bug, I catch it and release it outside

What if there's fifty bugs? What if there's a hundred bugs and a dozen mice? Someone is keeping your apartment free of bullshit parasitic creatures that spread disease and filth. It's not you, apparently, but someone is doing the fucking job out of your sight.

Comment Re:Very cruel (Score 5, Insightful) 429

No one is trying to kill your pets. Rats are filthy and violent. They destroy food, spread disease, and even hurt the animals we WANT to keep around and well cared for. Varmints are going to be killed, if you don't do that you don't even have a civilization.

You definitely speak like someone who has never had to deal with an actual infestation, or thought much about that situation much.

Comment Re:Not a nice way to die (Score 5, Insightful) 429

If technologically superior aliens come here wanting earth (or whatever), I don't particularly care about how humane their human-extermination methods are. I'm more concerned about if our alien-extermination methods are effective enough to stop them, and perhaps whether or not our methods of alien-extermination are MORE effective than their methods of human-extermination.

Comment Re:My iPod Touch 6 Has This Flaw (Score 1) 204

> It would be interesting to know how many of those that complain about a broken digitizer on the 6 have a screen protector film

I mean, the word on the net is that this is ultimately based on the same issue that the 6+ was infamous for at lauch- bending. With less structural integrity than any iPhone before or after, the solder on certain chips can get messed up.

Also, there's several types of screens- the glass ones, for instance, seem unlikely to be porous. The current "best practice" seems to be to have your iPhone 6 Plus in a case of some sort.

Comment Re:Goodbye Quality (Score 1) 69

I love my Logitech mice. It's all I use for gaming, productivity, whatever. They are the best.

But I'm *scared* at what they'll do to Saitek. Those HOTAS setups are beyond what Logitech can handle unless they run them as a separate division.

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