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Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 2) 238

>>A TV is a TV is a TV.

It's clear that you don't know what OLED is. I just bought an LG OLED 65 inch two weeks ago and it's the most amazing thing I've ever seen. The colors are incredibly bright. The contrast ratio is infinity because black means that the pixel is actually turned off. If the whole screen goes black for a moment while watching a movie, it's like the TV is turned off. Watching space movies at night with all the lights off is a jaw dropping experience. I just watched Prometheus again in 3D at night with all the lights off. It's a whole new experience. This is hands down the best TV I've ever seen or had.

Granted there's not much 4k content, but you can get quite a bit currently on Netflix. I'm currently re-watching all of Breaking Bad at 4k, 7.1 surround. I hightly recommend the OLED experience.

Comment Google's podcar isn't spectacular... (Score 1) 255

I see Google "podcars" on my way home from work everyday. I drive on Central Expressway between Palo Alto and Santa Clara. These podcars are slow as shit, typically doing about 20mph in a 50 and holding up lots of traffic. They are over cautious and have their safety thresholds dialed way too high, as I've had numerous occasions to "play" with it by invading its personal space; good fun by the way, highly recommended.

From what I've seen with Google podcars, we're a long way off from having these all over. And I mean a loooong way off.

Comment Re:Microsoft Bash to the rescue (Score 1) 129

The knowledge gap between windows and linux users is quite large. To answer your question if a linux shell is more secure than windows powershell, it isn't, at least, not at face value. However, the fact that linux users are more likely to take care about what they're running than windows users, this makes all the difference.

Comment Re:Set up correct secondary DNS servers (Score 1) 351

Secondary DNS would not have helped here. The issue with DNS is that it's a centralizing service. As the world moves more towards a decentralized, distributed Internet, the first piece that moves in that direction should be DNS.

It could be done right now using a similar blockchain to the one bitcoin uses. In fact, you could also tie in SSL into the platform, to prevent centralizing services like Verasign from being a weak point. The design is already in my head - just need to build it. Anyone have some free time?

Comment DNS blockchain (Score 1) 77

The issue with DNS is that it's a centralizing service. As the world moves more towards a decentralized, distributed Internet, the first piece that moves in that direction should be DNS services.

It could be done right now using a similar blockchain to the one bitcoin uses. In fact, you could also tie in SSL into the platform, to prevent centralizing services like Verasign from being a weak point. The design is already in my head - just need to build it. Anyone have some free time?

Comment how many bitcoins (Score 1) 77

did the attackers ask for to stop the attack?

Here's an actual letter sent to my company when we we're attacked earlier this year. By the way, they didn't breach us in any way, shape or form. They just hit us with traffic. The letter makes it sound like they had more, but nope, they didn't have shit.

Hello Support,

We are a team of highly skilled independent security consultants. One of your competitors hired us to take your site offline for an entire month (which we have the resources to do but don't like the contact and might be able to work together instead) and I must say that we have seen ALOT of miss-configured sites with security issues but it took our DB expert less then 30 minutes to dump your sql database without setting off your IDS system.

We want to disclose some of the flaws we found with you and have already put a significant amount of time in researching, exploiting and then documenting the vulnerabilities we found. Unfortunately, most site owners don't give a shit and would rather wait for more malicious hackers to come along. We are going to stop that from happening.

We are taking your site offline until we here from you. Our initial consultation will cost 1 BTC. That price will go up half a btc for every 12 hours we have to keep your site offline. I want to personally assure you that we have the power to keep your site down for an indefinite amount of time. We are the ones who took down xbox live all week (testing ONE of our new servers). In addition to letting your site up and giving you a report of what we found and how to fix it we will also let you know the ONLY way to stop a DDos attack the size we are capable of launching. We will also add you to a blacklist so no one else fucks with you.

The BTC can be sent to the following address :

I know that you are going to try to mitigate but in the end that is only going to cost you a lot more money. You make enough from betting and advertising alone that just an hour of downtime wont justify the cost. Our team also understands that you will try to mitigate but nothing will stop the attack except my command. Your hosting provider will not be able to help, the authorities wont be able to help you, your firewall is easily bypassed and any ddos service you try to bring in we can bring down (we have done this for a long time). believe it or not we are not the masked assholes stealing credit card numbers. Most of us have families and can't find legitimate jobs in our fields right now and have families to feed.

Regards,

GETDD0sed

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