* Posts by kellerr13

80 publicly visible posts • joined 6 May 2010


It's US Tax Day, so of course the IRS's servers have taken a swan dive



It's funny.

Some people have said over the years that it would be funny if their offices burnt down so they would have no way of knowing who paid and didn't.

Personally, I think the IRS is using this as a excuse to justify demanding more money. It's how all government agencies expand their power. But I say NO! Sell off some of those billion bullets and use that money to fix things.

US says it's identified six Russian officials as DNC hack suspects


Crack teams

If it was a crack team of Russian government cyber ninjas then I am sure they used the very basic practice of randomizing IP and MAC addresses. All hackers worth their salt automate that step and have their router check for it as redundancy.

The only way a Russian address would be in there if somebody intentionally put it in.

CyberRehab's mission? To clean up the internet, one ASN block at a time


Crime fighters

What happens when those that fight crime, become the criminals, but pretend they are fighting crime. For example, when a Pol-pot comes to power and decides to kill all first born children.

Judge rules FBI can hack any time, any, place, anywhere


Re: So the FBI has the right to hack the world

The FBI lives in a glass house.

So is it 4.5G or LTE-Advanced Pro? Either way, it’s pretty damn quick



Every time they come out with a new "faster" network, it ends up slowing back down over time, as they increase the amount they charge. They also offer unlimited storage (for now) only to change their mind a few years down the road.

No thanks. I will keep and EXPAND my own control over my own communications.

Everybody needs to be hard at work in developing "Internet 3". I needs to be...

1. A mesh network (so government and corporations don't have control)

2. No DNS (so government and corporations don't have control)

3. No DHCP (so government and corporations don't have control)

4. Auto encrypted point to point (so government and corporations don't have control)

Sick of politicians robo-calling you? Bin your landline, says the FCC


Re: Phones - phooey

999 calls?

I'm in the United States, and If I don't want to take a call, I don't take it. I don't care who or what it is. Even 911 calls I will ignore if I want to.

What is 999?

'The Internet of Things is like the Cloud 8 years ago' ... Boss of Dell's new IoT biz spills beans



He is completely clueless.

Only FOOLS use "the cloud", and the "Internet of things" has been met with a LOT of resistance because of privacy and security concerns.

Let the doctor's do the doctoring, the accountants do the accounting, and let us engineers do the engineering.

Mildly successful flying car crashes - in mildly successful test flight


Re: an unexpected situation

If the Wright brothers did things that way, we would STILL be waiting for aircraft.


It's a plane

It's not a flying car, it's a small plane.

Anything that has wings is not a flying car. I expect a flying car to fly by some sort of thrust. It should be roughly the same size in the air as it is on the highway.

FCC: Thanks for the concern, telcos, but we're not delaying Open Internet rules


Re: Good to see the boobs out so early

NO idiot. It will turn on YOU!


Re: Good to see the boobs out so early

Exactly correct!




Most of you are idiots.

I didn't want the corporations to have control over the Internet, but I didin't want government to have control over it either.

Every single piece of legislation takes money out of your hands and puts it in the hands of government or a corporation, or it takes control out of your hands and puts it in the hands of government or corporations.


Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid


Fuck them

Fuck Doctor Who, and Fuck the BBC, and FCC

BLOOD STAR of the NEANDERTHALS passed close to our Sun


Re: Timely...

What if cartoon characters existed in real life...WE'RE ALL DOOMED!

ATTENTION SETI scientists! It's TOO LATE: ALIENS will ATTACK in 2049


Re: Death by Alien Cockup ...


Our bacteria and their's form an alliance and decide to eliminate both us and the aliens, thus revealing the true most intelligent life form in the universe.

ALIENS are surely AMONG US: Average star has TWO potentially Earth-like worlds



Many civilizations were probably taken over by their own, or an invasive Artificial Intelligence. If that is the case, we will not detect them, they will just sit dormant and listening until they pick up a signal from us, then they will deide our fate in a microsecond.

'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...


Re: @auburnman The new man

Vimeo still has a sucky engine, and too much crap on the screen and control just like Youtube.

The best option is to come up with one where we can keep 100% control if we like, but the more control people are willing to relinquish, the more features they get. Although,that has pitfalls also.

FBI-baiter Barrett Brown gets five years in chokey plus $890,000 fine



I thought he was smarter than that.

NEVER take a plea deal. They are incredibly dependent on admission of guilt, and if they even offer a plea deal, then they have a weak case to begin with.

Mr President, is this a war on hackers – or a war on people stopping hackers?


Mr. Obama

Sieg Heil !

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Sieg Heil !

Put me through to Buffy's room, please. Sony hackers leak stars' numbers, travel aliases


Re: Poor Sony

They can go through my data freely. I seeded my data with several computer viruses but Sony, by attempting to access it, is accepting my viruses and all legal repercussions it may cause on them or anybody else.


Re: Those psuedonyms...

Amber Pointy. Do you think this was a mixture of Amber Benson and Mr. Pointy?

Sony FINGERS DDoS attackers for ruining PlayStation's Xmas


Re: Still...

I'm sorry, but that's not correct. The MAC address TYPICALLY stays in the subnet, bet there are ways to pass it, and IPv6 for example could include a MAC (real or spoofed) from start to finish.


Re: Wrong side of somebody

Lots of stupid paper pushers in management.

Tell them to leave the engineering to the engineers.


Re: Wrong side of somebody

But Sony maliciously went after Geohots, the guy that was simply using and teaching the features that Sony advertised.


Re: Wrong side of somebody

They changed their mind and released it.


Re: Wrong side of somebody

Hackers have been in a cyber war with Sony for at least a decade. Sony pissed off a LOT of people.

Sony supported the bringing down of Wikileaks. Pirate Bay, they support the actions of the RIAA and MPAA of suing people all over the world.

Sony supported SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, CISPA, NDAA, Patriot Act, Freedom Act, Citizens United, and countless other hostile actions against freedom.

Sony offensively attacked their customers that purchased their software by installing root kits on customers computers because Sony executives thought that it was okay for them to just take and accesss whatever they want on your computer.

Sony files lawsuits against hackers that used features on the Playstation, even though Sony advertised them.

I could go on all day. In short, Sony created their own problems, and they continue to propagate them. They have nobody to blame but themselves.

Kim Dotcom vows to KILL SKYPE with encrypted MegaChat


Re: Attn El Reg

Go back to your TV. I am sure there's another ball game on someplace.


Re: Herr Bunter, please expedite your return to the US

It's right in the EULA if you bother to read it.

Internet governance group pushes on without, er, internet organizations


Re: Stupid is as stupid does

Why the hell should THEY be able to decide what kind of conversatioons YOU and I are allowed to have with each other?


Re: Tell therm...

You missed the entire point.

It was a couple of years ago that the Obama administration turned over some of the root servers of DNS to ICANN. It didin't seem to make sense then, but it does now.

This is an atempt by the NWO to take control over the Internet. Seizing control over communications is a major form of attack on any nation; just ask anybody in the military.

THIS meeting was recorded and released, because it creates a picture that they are all friendly people making a positive change to the Internet, but all the other meetings are kept secret.

Many people believe and have said, "This cannot be allowed under ANY circumstances, and we need to completely eliminate ICANN involvement with the Internet, by all means available."

I think we need a replacement of DNS immediately. A replacement that can't be under the control of any government or organization. IPv6 may make it possible. If web sites were to publish their IPv6 address along with their DNS URL, then DNS can be bypassed.

We need browsers to start downloading and obtaining IP address information locally, in a database, and downloadable from various web sites.


Re: This is bad

Many have said "A full out cyber attack on ICANN would be justified, to keep them from functioning in ANY capacity."

I think we absolutely need an immediate replacement to DNS, that is NOT under control of any entity or government on any level. It should be tier to tier and pier to pier.

Lizard Squad gang moves from PlayStation, Xbox Live attacks to Tor


Re: Well....

Normal - Adjective. Consistency with the majority or most common.

Bitcoin exec gets two years over illegal Silk Road funny money trading



It's all a sham. In other words, they try to enforce something as law, when in fact is isn't.


Re: @AMFM Charlie Shrem gets jailed for helping criminals launder money

I.T. means Information Technology.

Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences


Re: Mightier than the sword

The Crown is part of the New World Order, and their goal is to destroy the old, so they can offer the solution of the New World Order.

One government

One currency

Under the control of a few.

A lot of people will respond on them with violence. The powers that be must have a plan to deal with that.

Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots


Re: Are they killing more people in Dr Who now or am I just being more observant?

They should rename the show to "The Doctor Who Dalek Hour" since Daleks come back over and over and over and over.


The Real problem

I don't even watch it any more. It's not because I don't like it, it's because the production have dropped the ball in actually getting it produced.

When was Series 7? Two years ago? Seems like it. And the DVD's come our one episode at a time and they try to sell them for 20 bucks each. And the Christmas special, and when they do come out with the entire series, they do it in two parts with many moons between each.

I'm not paying for that.

I'm not waiting for a half baked series.

I'm done with it.

I'm now looking at some nice indy projects online.

Routine WHAT NOW? Bank of England’s CHAPS payment system goes TITSUP



If any of you really believe this is an accident, then you are the fool in the army of fools.

NAKED CELEBRITY PICS LAW BOMB dropped on ad giant Google



If it exist in the real world, it exist on the net. And once it exist on the net, you can be sure, it will ALWAYS exist on the net in some location, in some form, regardless of all efforts to remove it.

It's called the Streisand effect.



Re: Eh????

Attorney does not understand copyright law.

Those that took the pictures own the copyright, unless it was first contracted with them otherwise. The copyright owner is responsible for defending their own copyright, and for control over the material.

If the copyright owner is the one that uploaded it, then it's that persons responsibility, and they have effectivly entered it into the public domain.

The magic storage formula for successful VDI? Just add SSDs


Another trick

Here is another trick. Use of GiB or MiB or KiB instead of GB, MB, KB. The old terms are the correct ones, if you use the correctly. Kilo means 1000, not 1024. Just because computers use a base 2 system and it has remainin unused bits does not change the true meaning of the word.

Mega means 1 Million

Giga means 1 Billion.

You don't need to worry about the extra bits of data unless you are a programmer, then you can simply reference them mathematically.

Got your NUDE SELFIES in the cloud? Two-factor auth's your best bet for securing them



You are going to upload it to "the cloud" THEN encrypt it? Guess what? It's already there and on backups in an unencrypted form.

The "cloud" is just a new buzzword for a very old idea (over 30 years). It simply means store your data on somebody elses servers, all under THEIR control.

If you work for a company or a government agency that has an internet connection, and your own servers, then you already have everything you need for your OWN cloud, completely under YOUR control.

As a Network engineer, I have my own servers running at home, and I can access the data from anyplace on earth.

Nobody is going to take it down without my knowledge or permission, and even if they could, I have hidden backups, and my data is heavily encrypted.

No warrant, no information, sorry governments.

No negotiation to all you corporations. Out of sight, out of reach, out of touch

Figure it out folks. If you use a cloud service, you are putting your privacy in other people's hands.

JPMorgan Chase: 76 milliom homes, 7 million small biz thumped in cyber-heist


Re: Where do/did stuff like PCI rules and audits fit into this picture?

Haven't you heard? They are too big to fail, so the PCI rules don't apply to them.

The law must be binding on everyone, high and low, or there not laws at all. If the banks don't and they are not held accountable, then we don't recognize those rules either, and we would expect any "fines" to be exactly perportional.

Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows


Re: Standard Windows timings

God! I don't believe you are talking "Windows 8" and a scaled down system all in the same sentence. And I'm not even talking about the resources that Windows 8 requires. I'm talking about the fact that Rasberry PI and any equivilent are hacker tools, and any descent hacker is not even going to consider Windows 8 as part of that tool.

Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates


Re: When will these idiots realise

It's NOT stealing. If they have exactly 10 copies on the shelf to be sold, and they sell every one of them, then you who have no intention of buying it anyways, decide to copy it for yourself, you have not deprived them of peoperty.

Just because they call it theft in their little advertisements, does not make it so. In order to be theft, you must be depriving them of property. Making a copy of something is copyright violation, and that is a different definition under law.



Since the media industry have been so unfair, ruthless, openly hostile, injust, and downright criminal in their actions, many of us no longer recognize their copyright. SONY!

Any artist, or studio releasing anything with one of those brands, forfet their copyright, and pirates everywhere will use whatever methods they can to crack, and distribute, and will ofen even place their own watermarks, or at least establish plausible deniability.

ISPs: Relax. Blocking porn online won't really work


Block ISP

It's time to start blocking ISPs

Secret US spy court lets Microsoft, Google reveal their petitions


Re: Passport revoked

Passports are nothing more than a formality. If they revoked mine, I would still travel to any country I wanted.

New York takes 2,100 pervs offline, gets gaming support


Re: "2,100 pervs offline"

Yeah. The TSA agents ("Security guards" according to the courts) are the biggest perverts around, and need their asses kicked.



A sneaky way around it is right, and it is a direct violation of the 9th amendment.