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Comment Re:Fail2ban (Score 1) 336

Wat? FTA:

"The fact that the noisemakers kept coming anyway lead me to a rather obvious conclusion: Any IP address that generates a 'denied' response from our name server is up to no good, and can legitimately be blackhole routed at the Internet-facing interface. Implementing the solution was (no surprise) a matter of cooking up some scriptery, including one that tails the relevant logs closely, greps out the relevant information and one that issues a simple route add -host $offendingip -blackhole for each offending IP address. My users reported vastly improved network conditions almost immediately"

Sounds like reinventing fail2ban to me.. and writing an article about it. He even says what really worked was 1) removing the domains from his named config and 2) refusing to talk to the IP's that were obviously DDOSing.. #2 is what fail2ban does automatically and dynamically..

Comment Re:Not MPAA, studios (Score 1) 473

I totally agree.. streaming is pointless to me except for old TV shows or something. Movies, I can't put up with the quality. Even with Netflix HD which is not really HD quality, and nevermind the sound sucks. Seems like many people who would pay extra for entertainment would be in the same boat. Larger-screen 1080p displays and good sound systems.

I just know that a streaming netflix movie on a 108" 1080p projection screen turned up hurts your eyes and ears with the compression artifacts and compressed sound.

Comment Re:Compiling the kernel (Score 1) 603

I agree. The GP was not accurate.

I recall visiting an older friend in college in 1994. We both had TI DLC486-40 CPU's at the time, and he was compiling this new thing called "lie-nucks" and it scrolled some messages on the screen. I ran a BBS then under DOS 5, and I believe I had a "softmodem" card that theoretically could do 33.6Kbps but I never saw better than 28.8 and that was only a few times with my crappy phonelines.

Comment Works for Droid too (Score 5, Interesting) 138

Was just in China last week. Own a CDMA Droid 1, which was on international roaming (1x speed). I noticed I could access facebook, so I tried a few other things. Long story short, I was able to access the wikipedia article on Tienamen square while IN tienamen square. Well, briefly then I put the phone away and got out of sight.

Motorcyclist Wins Taping Case Against State Police 485

stevegee58 writes "Slashdot readers may recall the case of a Maryland motorcyclist (Anthony Graber) arrested and charged with wiretapping violations (a felony) when he recorded his interaction with a Maryland State Trooper. Today, Judge Emory A. Pitt threw out the wiretapping charges against Graber, leaving only his traffic violations to be decided on his October 12 trial date. 'The judge ruled that Maryland's wire tap law allows recording of both voice and sound in areas where privacy cannot be expected. He ruled that a police officer on a traffic stop has no expectation of privacy.' A happy day for freedom-loving Marylanders and Americans in general."

Comment Re:no-harm no-foul (Score 1) 567

Yeah I agree running the red light is bad. But I think it is worse that the red light camera companies (i.e. RedFlex) require that the intersection yellow light duration be lowered to the minimum allowable by law when they are installed. How does that promote public safety? Not to mention the places where they violate the law and lower it even further just to get more money.

And, the cameras don't even help what I see as the main issue in the intersections, which is people failing to yield on left turns. That has nothing to do with the red light cameras.

Comment This seems different.. (Score 1) 198

This seems different than the typical Martha Stewart type deal..

Just read some of this stuff.. They had phone taps on these guys for a YEAR... They were blatantly sharing information, and it even infers at one point that the IBM Exec got there through influence from this group of people doing the insider trading..

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