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Submission + - Dice Ruins Slashdot ( 12

An anonymous reader writes: In an attempt to modernize Slashdot, Dice has removed everything that made Slashdot unique and worthwhile and has turned it into a generic blog site. User feedback has been unanimously negative, but this is to no avail, and users will have to head elsewhere for insightful and entertaining commentary on tech news.

Comment This time I'm intrigued... (Score 3, Interesting) 109

Comprosing cheap routers is a topic that has been covered on Slashdot many times before. In every previous article, they've required that remote administration be enabled on the router, which is generally never a default setting. This report states, "tested with out-of-the-box configuration settings". Really? Yikes.

Comment Re:Similar situation. (Score 1) 66

I think if government (ie: DHS in the US) really wants to secure SCADA without overhauling it, they should require and provide site-to-site VPN routers with Internet traffic blocked minus a few things. Just plug them into a modem or switch and 99% of the problem is taken care of. I think it would cost pennies compared to things like the backscatter scanners.

Comment First-hand experience (Score 5, Informative) 66

I'm a sysadmin for a small municipal office with a SCADA system. I manage every computer except the one used for SCADA, which is the responsibility of the vendor. Their only concern is that the computer stays unmodified from their "standard" set up, but it still requires unrestricted Internet access. This means:

*Windows XP SP2
*Automatic Updates turned off
*No third-party software (ex: antivirus)
*No domain/group policy
*Symantec pcAnywhere 11 host (this is the version Symantec admited to being breached and to stop using)

As the sysadmin I can stick it on a VLAN to keep it away from the computers I'm responsible for, but other than that, my hands are tied.

Comment Re:The two they left behind (Score 1) 238

In the case of Wesley, I already list it as mutiny (same with Spock on the old Enterprise, but for very different reasons).

In the case of Guinan, I believe she was once the only person on the Enterprise, the others not even existing, which makes her a captain.
This is different from being in command.

Not mutiny, Wesley was intoxicated and goofing off. I don't recall Guinan being alone on the Enterprise, but Dr. Crusher was in Remember Me (seperate universe).

In Conundrum everyone loses their memory and assumes Worf is Captain. In Night Terrors and again in Gambit, Data becomes Acting Captain.

Comment Re:Ultrabook's biggest problem: (Score 1) 513

I would take a screenshot or something but it's someone else's PC now. Perhaps you were using Ultimate or another vendor's installation? Microsoft's hardware requirements for 64-bit is 20GB. The only non-default thing I did was disable the 6GB hibernation file. I remember with Windows, Office, drivers, service packs, updates, a few other little things, and a disabled hibernation file, it was 20-something GB used.

Anyway, the point is that 128GB is plenty for most uses.

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