* Posts by diadomraz

21 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Aug 2011

Crypto craziness craps out – and about time too


Re: And hopefully the end of crypto mining

Unfortunately SETI@Home is no longer properly funded and haven't been distributing work since March, but you can still check the BOINC projects page.

OVH writes off another data centre – SBG1 – and reveals new smoking battery incident


Re: What my first Electrical Engineering Prof taught us.....

Actually not all of their customers are spammers - it is more a case of being intentionally short-staffed. They don't do a lot of verification so basically anyone with a credit card can get a working server in minutes and keep it running until someone complains, which is obviously great for spammers and bots.


OVH experience

I have a server in SBG and it was fully restored yesterday evening. I don't exactly know which datacenter it was in and now it is listed as SBG6. This incident didn't really affect us a lot - the server load was migrated to another provider 10 minutes after the server went down and apart from some old data being inaccessible for less than 2 weeks there were no issues. Considering the severity of the damage we got lucky.

Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint


Re: How can just a new privacy policy be compliant

The thing is most services do not need your consent if they are using your data for legitimate purposes. For example an online store needs your address and is allowed to share it with a delivery company in order to ship you the goods you have ordered.

If they do not plan to share it with anybody else and you are able to request that your data is removed after the order is complete, they are GDPR compilant

Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed


RE: Criminals will still own guns

I see this argument frequently on many gun control discussions. Yes - you cannot regulate the black market and a determined criminal can obtain a gun pretty easy. However criminals don't do mass school shootings - they are shooting mostly at other criminals, sometimes at the police and rarely at some bystanders.

Gun laws won't prevent somebody like Breivik in Norway to legally acquire guns but may act as a deterrent for a disgruntled teenager.

Bots don't spread fake news on Twitter, people do, say MIT eggheads


Re: We Should All Speak Bulgarian

I do know some Bulgarian and yes there are some inflections to show doubt in the source or to retell something you haven't observed yourself. Still speaking from personal experience you can bend the truth in Bulgarian as well as any other language

Banking association calls for end of 'screen-scraping'


Re: API vs Screen-scraping

Yes of course, but if the EC can force them to accept screen-scraping, why not agree on a common API standard and force the banks to use it instead.


API vs Screen-scraping

Well, I'm actually agreeing with the banks on this one. Screen-scraping is just a waste of bandwidth. A good API will be more efficient, can be made more secure and allow better control over the data for the clients, and can be done without actually sharing access credentials to your bank account.

Lovely. Now someone's ported IoT-menacing Mirai to Windows boxes


Re: Same as it ever was

I guess you are missing the point of the article - if any of your windows boxes behind the routers becomes infected any IoT gadgets,printers or video cameras on the same network are potentially vulnerable. You might as well consider using separate VLANs for some of the stuff.

Does your broadband feel faster? Akamai says it went up 20 per cent*


Re: hmm

This wikipedia article is quite old and the data it is based on might be a bit skewed. Most of the internet access in Bulgaria is over 100Mbps LANs which is now being upgraded to fiber. Until recently these networks were not classified as broadband for some reason

Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON


There are at least two whole groups missing. First mutated humans with special abilities. This group will include most of the Marvel comics characters like X-men,spiderman. The second are the hell born - devils, demons, imps.

DNS poisoning slams web traffic from millions in China into the wrong hole


Re: Ultrasurf?

The routing to the IP was passing via dit-inc.us network and there were several interviews with Bill Xia the creator of Dynamic Internet Technology who was on the receiving end of the Chinese traffic at the time. They are in the same business as Ultrasurf but they might be doing a better job of it.


How to do DDOS properly

While I consider it highly unlikely that this was caused by a hacker attack, looking at the results I'm seeing the largest botnet in history.. The number of Internet users in China is estimated around 618 million and this doesn't include the number of servers running in the mainland China. An attack like this can point all their requests to any single IP in just a few minutes. This will dwarf any botnet to date - Bredolab was estimated at 30 million bots


I have a few servers in China and witnessed the problem first hand. While the initial claim was a DNS poisoning of the root and the gTLD servers, it affected only mainland China - no similar issues were found in Hong Kong for example. Our DNS cache logs showed bogus responses from DNS servers all over the world including the bbc.co.uk NS servers - most likely they were changed in transit by the China's firewall.

My best quess is they botched an update to the Great Firewall of China and instead of banning that IP just set a DNS redirect pointing to it. More information on http://websitepulse.com/blog/china_dns_issues

Candy Crush dev stuffs EU 'candy' trademark down gob


In the context of video games how will their Candy relate to http://donkeykong.wikia.com/wiki/Candy_Kong

Firefox OS: Go away fanbois, fandroids - you wouldn't understand


Re: I do understand.

Well they were selling the developer preview phones in two flavors. I got myself a Peak (149 EUR)

CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8225 1.2Ghz x2.

UMTS 2100/1900/850 (3G HSPA).

GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (2G EDGE).

Screen 4.3" qHD IPS Multitouch.

Camera 8 MP (back) + 2 MP (front).

4 GB (ROM) and 512 MB (RAM).

Battery 1800 mAh.

I don't think they deliberately dumbed it down - I rather think it is trying to make them as cheap as possible to attract more developers


Re: dumb question

I have a Peak - and currently there is only one eReader app (epubreader) which is quite rough but it works. You just copy your books to the sdcard - no cloud sync whatsoever. You might need an Internet connection the first time you open the app because some additional libraries are downloaded from the net.

Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?


@AC 12:49

I've been using a stock Nexus One for years and most of my apps are on SD, no rooting was required just 2 shell commands. OK you need the Android SDK to do that, but it was much easier than setting the ringtone on my wives iPhone 4

Apple kicked out of China smartphone top 5 by, er, Yulong and pals


Re: Apple losers

They are sold in China only, but being Windows CE 6.0 I wouldn't consider buying on those anyway

Ten apps to install on your Nexus 7 first

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FBReader +1

I tried Aldico, but FBReader is my thing. It has loads of configurable options and while the Aldico bookshelf looks nice I would rather browse my books by title, author etc.

Researchers poke gaping holes in Google Chrome OS


Re: Programming 101

If you read a bit more carefully you will notice that the problem has nothing to do with Java, Sun, Oracle etc. Javascript is a completely different beast. Anyway lazy programming is language and platform independent.