Re: It wasn't DDoS...
Or someone fat fingered a subnet mask :)
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For the PIs I run various single function settups I also mount /var/log elsewhere
tmpfs for things that I don't care much about... an NFS mount for when I do
Even cheepie SD cards seem to survive just fine
But if you are looking for a desktop/family machine class10 from reputable brands can do wonders for speed & reliability :)
It's usually easy enough to build out an IPv6 DMZ and run some proxy servers to pip data in and out of the core IPv4 stuff. Esp for web traffic. You can even buy/rent this as a upstream service.
Convincing manglement that they need to budget some time & money is a whole different kettle of fish.
I have recently switched to a Nissan Leaf(30kw/h)
The charging issues are not as bad as everyone makes out. Overnight charging from the household supply brings me up to a full charge. And I recently tested a fast charger battery was at 20% and I charged to 80% in about 15-20 minutes. Just enough time for a coffee and peruse the news sites (Well, ElReg)
Yes there is a change in how you think about "fuelling" your car. But the ability to charge at your house takes care of most of the worries I had. If these "glass" batteries have better performance then the range anxiety will go too
True; However whatever faults Elon may have. He's pretty consistent with his statements about risks etc. "High pucker factor" and "<sarcasm>That went well</sarcasm>" when something RUDs.
It's one of the reasons I think that the established aerospace companies like to ridicule him for not being professional enough. Then we have Boeing :(
"why it wasn't fixed yet"
I once managed to piss off a head trader by saying; Look, I can stay on the phone while you yell and scream at me! Or I can call you back once I have fixed the problem. But I can't do both.
Which would you like me to do? He slammed the phone down while swearing a fit :)
I have often recommended during a major cluster-fuck that the manglement teams and the engineers hold different conference calls.
Works a treat... Except for the boor dumb bastard that has to jump between calls or have two phones to their skulls as they have to keep reporting back to the manglement team as to current progress.
The number of time I've seen borkage in various global distributed systems because some dumbfuck didn't set the time zone on the bloody server to UTC like they should.
When you tell them; You can actually hear the gears in their heads shredding as they attempt to contemplate "A machine in Europe should NOT be set to US CST"
Listen up people... All default Timezones on a global network should be set to UTC. If *YOU* want times in *YOUR* timezone set your local users TZ variable.
One one side; As long as the images are not illegal who gives a flying fuck?
On the other side; Firing the techies for finding said pics on a work computer no less = dick move.
On the gripping hand; Running and whingeing to HR about pics of a few bewies = childish dick move.
No one in this story has covered themselves in glory
I have donated to the Debian project, Now that money goes to Devuan. Also thrown Shekels at the OpenSSH crowd and a couple of others that I can't remember offhand.
I've never had millions to throw around, but I suspect that most of us here at elReg could spare a tenner or two every once and a while.
I don't know if I should up-vote or down-vote...
Most of what you said is reasonable... The fig leaf of impossibility however is not; and it is I suspect the reason for your current down-votes.
The the crypto boffins tell you that there is no way to build a secure crypto system that contains back doors... They do so with reason.
What you effectively doing; is wanting to go up AND down at the SAME time. It's a physical impossibility
[edits are mine]
"We can be certain that if we build a backdoor for the US government, [the] government, including [ours, can be another] repressive and authoritarian regime [just like those others all] around the world, [we] demand access or try to gain it clandestinely, including to persecute dissidents, journalists, and their political opponents,"
There; Fixed that for them.
If this situation is one of the "pure suits / non-technical / boardroom-only" decisions, is there a critical mess of techy-resistance to it such that disobedience / resistance is possible?
Well the browser guys are already moving the browsers to TLS only DNS lookups via a "trusted" resolver.
I was thinking about some sort of truly distributed back-end that still serves up what look to be port53 DNS records. But such that everyone gets to play on a level pitch
Something along the lines of what the LetsEncrypt guys did for TLS certs?
Internet Society’s vision that the Internet is for everyone
Yeah; But only if they have phat wallets or deep pockets full of loot
Wasn't there an alt DNS project somewhere? I seem to recall you pointed your DNS upstream to the "alt" servers and they would answer if they had a local record; or pass the "real" DNS entry if they didn't?
Maybe it's time for a fully decentralized DNS... Block-chain anyone ;)
I'm looking to retire in the next few years & get the hell outa the rat race; Only big issue I worry about is internet. Mobile systems seem mostly fast enough (4g/5g) but few (none that I can find) off flat rate data.
I'm pinning my hopes of star-link and it's ilk to bridge that gap. The wet string used for internet in non urban environments makes my skin crawl.