Everyone should love ZFS. It’s the monarch of nas! It is the standard in our houses.
If you are seeing ads YOU ARE BEING INJURED
Everyone should love ZFS. It’s the monarch of nas! It is the standard in our houses.
If you are seeing ads YOU ARE BEING INJURED
There will be no raspberry pi wifi touching internets folly here.
blocking trackers is sufficient, but poisoning them is better
Eyeo gmbh, the owner of ad “block” plus ads, is not to be trusted- or relied upon to block ads any further than you can throw wladimir palant
” and non-intrusive ad standards”
eyeo is built upon lies and half truths
In January 2006 Wladimir Palant wrote Adblock Plus. Less than a year later Adblock Plus was the most downloaded [via press kit]
Eyeo implies Wlad created the first adblock extension: FALSE. It wasn’t even the second or third incarnation.
Somehow third party privacy raping is not considered ‘intrusive’. Can you think of anything more intrusive?
eyeo does NOT promote first party ads.
As TDMA is less awesome than CDMA so is TDD less awesome than FDD
Thanks to microsoft YOU WILL use SIP, SIP SIMPLE (sip texting), and XMPP texting video calls presence file exchange etc
That’s a good thing, sheeples.
I’ve been pairing SIP with XMPP for forever. Foolish ss7 entrenchments will die!
Lync doesn’t connect you XMPP & SIP do
to ensure successful verification
(for the slow: you’ll know which numbers and CNAM, and email address to allow, rejecting all others)
Do remember to
DEMAND whois contacts to be able to use SIP URI instead of PSTN accessible values, DEMAND non-suspension if email communicant cannot VERIFY they are a person via industry accepted Challenge Response system
Paying to receive spam/spin/calls is more imbecilic than sms texting or f*booking.
Free market enthusiasts and aspiring small business owners:
in a way whois privacy scam-services have implied but never fulfilled let alone explicitly offered.
ICANN ought demand accredited registrars publish APIs for whois management as it’s to the public benefit (see first purple highlight above image)
Hopefully someone else will create such a service in the now accelerated arms race to personal privacy
Thank you, ICANN and the Registrar Whois Validation Working Group, for creating a new- and profitable use for 900 numbers and other toll calling!
With toll numbers people will likely “report” themselves ‘guilty’ of inaccuracy to generate revenue — delightful godaddy comeuppance: icann.org/en/resources/compliance/complaints/whois/inaccuracy-form
900-sagacious + 976-himself
There. The admission these parasites are abusing “free”: they know they’re extracting payment from you.
The ends justify the means: profit at your expense, or blood money. This is the opposite of capitalism: wherein both parties win in the transaction.
You are being charged: privacy rape the fee.
free != not-free
the-dma.org : Dishonest Megalomania Association
aboutads.info : half truths about ads
youmail‘s voicemail app continues to fight the Sisyphean battle with android and to a lesser extent with ios.
It would seem Alex, youmail CEO, has abandoned first hand development entirely to newpace. yay?
To avoid teeth gnashing youmail installation on android
IF all went according to YOUR WILL for YOUR DEVICE and YOUR DATA youmail will not have flooded any of YOUR contact databases (local or remote) will hundreds or THOUSANDS of “contacts” generated from missed calls or people you simply don’t want to know or have as contacts.
Otherwise your contacts database is superbly foobared. Hand phone to I.T. or assistant to resolve. Or suffer endless tedium yourself first hand.
Should not the default be NOT to sync? yes!
Paying youmail to torture youself is ludicrous but this is the state of the youmail app well since version 2 late betas.
“best” it guys (or mediocre business guys) better youmail is an excellent alternative but only an option for some:
For those who may use google market consider the business naive BetterYoumail. They refuse to be bothered accepting payments via paypal. Their software “protection” is trivial at best. Hiding away in the google market head-in-sand style is unbusinessy!
The market segment youmail deems an island unto themselves now sees competition for human assisted voice transcription not the least of which are offerings from anveo.com .
perhaps a few whip crackling emails to domain:youmail.com user:freddy, VP of development, or domain:youmail.com user:aquilici , youmail CEO, Alex Quilici (left)?
Paid youmail service (with purchased transcription) does not live up to the hype for [business] users with more than one number per device.
XPrivacy through XPosed allows both spoofing data and returning null for less trusted apps which includes those poorly designed, or as I do default to ZERO SHARE.
MY DATA is MINE
a corollary: my money is mine
saga cio us himself
As I ponder comical acronyms for such as “ICI, here, Individual Counter Intelligence” I wonder how many of the enlightened sheeple have employed such plans well before the latest cute name for government failure — government here exists to protect our God given rights.
Surely at least you’ve crafted custom RSS lists for
Track Me Not, a firefox extension that sounds eerily like something else penned
brave new BRAZEN world
magic lantern, carnivore, rfid papering
NO tin foil hat required but you might want to adopt a policy of accidentally damanging ASICS in cards you carry.
EMV cards are especially silly if you’re STILL relying on a mere FOUR digit code to ‘protect’ your monies.
are you high?
Use the full SIXTEEN your atm is capable of accepting. This typically requires bank manager re-education. Sure, depending on the ATM symbols on your card you might be limited to EIGHT digits, but why limit yourself?
16 digits won’t protect you against atm skimmers, but that’s another issue entirely
“Chip cards will still have a magnetic stripe during the U.S. migration to EMV to ensure that customers can continue to pay until all merchants have been given the time to upgrade their equipment.”
Accidentally damaging EMV by policy will allow the card to work by fallback magnetic strip
Credit Card companies invest the same level of resources in encryption as satellite TV companies. The latter are routinely breached by satellite pirates. How much should you trust EMV (euro master visa)? EMV claims authenticity verification (not a duplicate).
EVM POS skimmers? you betcha.
EVM goal: eliminated unathenticated instruments — no more cash.
VISA timeline and coercion
.These beasties [pun] cost more, POS costs on merchant include devices and the MASSIVE increase in data requires to process. CC use coercion of fraud liabilty to force needless upgrades which will be magnetic card backwards compatible.
Tech CANNOT, C A N N O T, stop fraud any more than can regulation/legislation stop crime.
[image hells tyranny]
Consider making murder illegaLER?
NFC and older RFID are only as “near” as close mindedness allows. Two kilometer RFID pickup using standard short randge RFID ring any bells?
Talking heads haven’t picked up on the entertaining history of Faraday enclosures. Imagine more google map trucks, but instead of the wifi scanning fiasco they’ll capture images from all your LED/LCD devices. Won’t that be fun?
I could craft a system to reduce financial theft similar to identifying the non-authorised resident., but I won’t share that out loud as I don’t want it. Akin to recent NSA reasoning the only way to “protect” card holders from crime will be to make google privacy rape seem trivial on the Holocaust genocide scale. That’s not the type of security any moral man wants.
[image: emv vs internet fail]
How many instrument accessories do you want [to carry]?
“Why bother carrying a card when we can tie your financial security to your identity via your chip enhanced fingerprint and holographically tattooed retina?”
“In the past criminals could excise your digits to access your zeros, but now that we’ve branded your retina with our new 999 holography you’re safe! and belong to our master in a new way! Membership’s privileges.”
emv replay , emv preplay
satellite smart card hacking
satellite tv piracy history
satellite card emulator , smart card emulator
conmen skills re-refined
limit your loss potential yourself without hardware shackles: prepaid [gift] cards. American Express prepaid cards have many delightful uses. Depending on application it is often best to purchase in cash paying the setup fee than having the fee waived overnighted as a perk of membership.
If you wish to proactively have your privacy rapes for a few pence ebates and similar ilk will “return” 1% ish for mitm purchases. “wow” a whole $33 for the mere $3000 outlay. Unless your goal is partially points laundering …. but if you’re doing this you’ve never read ToS or contracts from the issuing bank let along interweb policies. Points laundering through ebates or other is only worth it if you time isn’t worth much. Depending on rewards percentages the break point is about $90/hour.
NO deposit/funding required to acquire iNum && free incoming-SIP & free outgoing-SIP
Sagacious 130412 Himself
Too humorous.. will upload WAV capture
oh, yes, I auto-record ALL calls to any Customer Servivce (IP PBX); it’s much harder to claim “no such assurances were made” when confronted with the recording [uploaded to the interweb].
GOV robocall blocking challenge? expose signaling to the called party or called party’s system to better defend against spoofing.
Most of the lessons dealing with email spam apply fabulously well analogously to phone or texting (sms,sip,xmpp): whitelist, blacklist, greylist, IVR tarpitting, PBX RBL, SPF [signaling], reverse lookup call frequency, PBX DCC, razor, SA, challenge/response, rx jitter, gap signal proc, honey pot, etc
phone abuse persists in the dark like spam. Shed upon it the light of reason in social communion like the Glory of God and it will be vaporised
Sure this works best for [IP] PBX but mobile LTE IMS is more akin to VoIP than PSTN. It is overdue for the mobile carrier to expose more subsystem to client manipulation. Signaling in PSTN or otherwise need not be the exclusive province of RBOC or ILEC!
because the contest rules bar disparaging the government I won’t bother to enter. a good system should be publicly disclosed; relying on obscurity is not s _ c _ r _ _ y.
Anveo.com : SMS to SIP, SIP to SMS (using SIP SIMPLE (MESSAGE)), SMS to email, sms to http [get], SMS web ui
Vitelity.com : SMS to SIP, SIP to SMS (using SIP SIMPLE (MESSAGE)), SMS to email, SMS web ui
voip.MS : SMS to email, SMS web ui
sms to xmpp, xmpp to sms — using ‘randomized’ resources
there are several VSPs with functional beta systems who wish to remain nameless
Himself being Sagacious
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5692 [auto firmware]
Bits of patience are required and perhaps more stringent SD card alliance standards (see also EXT and UDF for SDA3+)
yay! making a hyperlink wipes form contents so no hyperlink for you!!
Guess we’ll wait some more before wielding SDSDX-008G-X46
yeah it’s great kit but some people might skip the learning part entirely 😦
AppArmor as sandbox
Walmart lost its kind nature when Sam died. The Walmart of today is anti-second amendment, and brings fascism of spending to bear against electronics manufactures to produce an inferior (less costly) version for walmart stores.
Will the death of Steve retard apple’s move towards openness?
“fraudulent enticement” : is the phrase for those pitching class action suits to such law firms.
Part 2, draft 1
verizon staff, even senior tech staff [not network], cannot seem to understand that “private:public” is ONE distinction of ip addresses and that “dynamic:static” is another distinction. Several people now have approached verizon wireless with the problem that their handset, the phone itself, is receiving a private ip address instead as before a public ip address (internet ip address, or public routable, or insert colloquialism here) on the 3g ppp0 interface. The joy for “smart” phone users is Port Restricted Cone NAT. It is a great way to break voip and vpn functionality of the device. NAT per se is not the issue; user non-configurable “feature” is the problem. Additional complexity is introduced by VZW denying addressing scheme.
Not sure you and your mobile station are in this private address space wan facing boat? IF android: Grab “STUN client” application, pick any functional STUN server from the drop down, and perform the test. At the bottom of the results will be the name of your 3g interface, in my case ppp0, and the associated ip address, in my case 10.n.155.n
STUN client: appbrain: http://www.appbrain.com/app/stun-client/com.kodholken.stunclient I can provide the apk if you have opted to disable google “features” by not adding a gmail address to your handset.
The comical troubleshooting one must initially endure is the assertion that if the web browser is working the data network is working perfectly. Out of order packets don’t noticeably affect web browsers; out of order packets are very bad for voip. Lost packets aren’t bad for TCP web browsers; Lost packets are very bad for UDP voip conversations.
“The [3g] ip address on the phone is ONLY for talking to our towers”
Oh really? ** Wait it gets better:
“[3g ip addresses are] not for talking to third party services on the internet”
yes, verizon really made that delightful claim.
“are you saying I’m stupid?” No, based on the call recording I heard this guy is clearly grossly ignorant and not suited to a network support department.
“If the data isn’t working it’s the third party software you’re using”
‘software can control your side of the network? please walk me through how I access that manually’
‘if web pages are timing out is it the fault of the web browser?’ .. “no” .. distinction failure continues
Various analogies are drawn to soho nat…
“you have to understand your ip address is dynamic” ..
uh huh. what’s that to do with it now being private address space and the evil of network address translation whereas recently the 3g interface was _dynamically_ issued from a public address space?
Let’s compare the dhcp class of this handset with the dhcp class of another handset. Awkward silence. Even their unassailable network people don’t have access to this information. Scary.
“you might need to create a new rule in your corporate firewall”
How does that effect my phone? There is nothing I control between my handset and the tower. I’m not even using a rooted phone with a software firewall with this issue.
We all commiserate there is little point pushing this issue up the food chain by voice with non-business class accounts… especially with the appalling terminology dearth and concept fail.
Stuck with a private ip address? Too bad. Suffer but please continue to pay us.
All silly suggestions to contact the manufacturer of the phone, or the developer of VoIP product x or y ought be ignored. The manufacturer of a handset that speaks CDMA (or lte), for verizon wireless, will direct all questions pertaining to the network back to verizon. The software is not relevant to this issue — it merely MANIFESTS (or indicates) that there is an issue, and if you are voip familiar you recognize quickly the flavor of NAT involved.
“Perhaps you should contact google”
Yeah, that’ll work out so well. Sadly no longer employed by a multinational, multibillion dollar venture group I don’t wield that kind of power any more, so no thanks I’ll try bashing your head against the wall instead. It’s nice to have memories of seeing microsoft, [phone co], and intel dance to make me happy.. I mean work to find a solution to a problem with stuff.
Expect VoIP to FAIL and FAIL BADLY. There’s a reasonable chance of VPN pain in your near future. But at least your browser works, right?
It may be a secret top down plan to sell static ip addresses as that has been repeatedly suggested as a ‘solution’.
Please share your verizon wireless fun [pain]. I have several phone conversations from several people in my allegedly small boat in WAV — VoIP allows call recording for claim consistency purposes. Consider capturing all your CS phone calls; it’s easy with viatalk (roll your own asterisk people have a few buttons to mash).
See post on “google port-OUT .. revisionist history” for voip/itsp recommendations. Also consider PIAF vitelity endorsement. Additionally try TLS nightlies of CSIPsimple. Howardforums has luminaries worth consulting.
* VoIP : udp sip
** Although it could be an unqualified reference to pg 5 of VZW document b2b.vzw.com/assets/files/PrivateNetwork_WP.pdf [Verizon Wireless Private Network whitepaper] — section 3.1 grasps the public:private and dynamic:static distinctions. A static IP address is available without having a business account. Section 3.8: “static IP — verizon wireless hosted” as opposed to “static IP — verizon business hosted” makes further distinctions. Dynamic Mobile Network Routing exchanges tower-calls for voip calls. Any claim by Verizon Wireless that a static IP address [on non-business account] would cost $500 reveals gross ineptitude by the agent. It is obvious that the agent is phrase searching and landed on section 3.8 “verizon wireless private network setup fee”. There are a number of circumventions to verizon wireless [tortial interference] ranging from irksome to vexatious.. but VZW provoked Proof of Concept circumvention necessity.
*** upselling: CradlePoint CBA250, CadlePont CTR500, CadlePont PHS300 : opennetwork.verizonwireless.com/devicesShowcase.aspx
addendum: verizon 5+ gb throttling easily circumvented without modifying system files.. hahaha delightfully simple change to system! (requires SuperUser)
learn to speak verizonese: CGN
Ubuntu CD/DVD burning exclusively-successful with Schily CDRecord: http://cdrecord.berlios.de/private/cdrecord.html
cd /usr/bin sudo rm wodim sudo ln -s cdrecord wodim sudo rm genisoimage sudo ln -s mkisofs genisoimage sudo ln -s readcd readom
wodim, genisoimage, mkisofs, growisofs, cdrkit, cdrtools, cdrecord, ubuntu,
or from source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=851707
Important information: Linux-220.127.116.11 breaks CD/DVD writing for suid root applications
If you have related problems, use a recent original cdrecord and install cdrecord suid-root
Warning: do not use Debian binaries/sources as they include many Debian specific bugs and still do not run correctly on Linux-2.6
Be careful with cdrecord derivates/forks from Debian, Debian seems to ignore the new constraints for
SCSI pass through on Linux-2.6. As a result, that they still incorrectly believe that it is possible
to use SCSI pass through as non-root on Linux-2.6, they created a cdrecord variant that tries to hide
the problems instead of dealing with the problems.
The Debian fork is based on an extremely outdated version of cdrtools.
The Debian fork of cdecord did rip off DVD support for no reason and
the mkisofs version distributed by Debian misses find(1) support, correct file meta data support
and the UDF enhancements as well as useful UTF-8 support is missing.
An original recent cdrecord is the preferred software.
Cdrecord supports DVD+-R and DVD+-RW with all known DVD-writers on all UNIX-like OS and on Win32.
DVD writing support is implemented in cdrecord since march 1998. Cdrecord writes DVD media similar to CD media.
Here is the place from where you may download the cdrtools source packages that include cderecord-ProDVD.
Both RedHat and SuSE started to publish the bastardized and defective variants of cdrtools from Debian in their distributions.
If you have problems on RedHat or SuSE systems, first fetch a recent original cdrtools source, compile it yourself
and run the original instead of broken software that illegally claims to be cdrecord.
Not surprisingly wikipedia denizens are not Jorg Schilling fans; They don’t care for me either.
Sagacious * Himself
Sure, mid conversation one could mash the speaker button and switch the call to speakerphone while on hold
…. but there is a f/OSS application [on google code] that uses the proximity sensor to do this automatically for you. What’s more is has a toggle switch to engage only when phone is set upon a mostly horizontal surface:
Take phone from face, set on table… voila speakerphone on hold
there be one gui bug: speaker button does not illuminate when the application toggles speakerphone on by proximity sensor
Plays well with IMSdroid
Hop on the SMS sunami
If your VSP / ITSP / VoIP provider does not offer SMS forwarding (DID to mobile) find one that does as that’s a new capability litmus test.
Demand at least
DID_SMS to broadcast group
DID_SMS to audio file (POST, email, IM attach)
DID_SMS to broadcast voicecall
Since prevx was acquired by webroot they have “acquired” a decrease to zero integrity
Sure the news is a little dated but I wanted to reaffirm a recommendation before issuing it again… which now is not going to happen.
Once upon a time “what should I do to protect my [windows] machine” could have been answered with “buy a prevx license”. In good conscience did I recommend this single “security product” to most everyone from barely-able-to-turn on computer illiterates to power-users.
No longer. The bloatware/malware PRODUCERS, webroot, now controls the ship. Webroot software, like norton, FIRST design priority is license validation at an unacceptably HUGE resource cost. Webroot code is also fundamentally malicious.
Prevx was trustworthy. Until demonstrated otherwise prevx as a webroot product is completely untrustworthy.
… sadly as more people “discover” email I need continue re-educate them on BCC usage.. sigh
ISP leary of selling static ip address to home users? read as: lazy wretches
horrific ISP refusing to sell ONE whole extra IP address to residential package to solve voip NIGHTMARE [caused by isp]? shocking I know. I don’t want to buy 5 IPA.. I merely want a total of 2 IPA one for voip toys
that’s ok. A “tenant” independantly subscribed to another residential package. oh, look, I have 2 IPA now and so much less expensive than imbecilic “upgrade” to a business account I don’t need.
fastmail.fm is the standard against which all free webmail filtering is measured. gmail fail, yahoo fail, hotmail fail.
both yahoo mail and gmail provide the facility for 3rd party application development. Why are there no pure-user controlled applications with the power of exim — short of bounce? Although I would dearly love to have a bounce action in filters.
[insert fastmail.fm filtering screenshot here]
[insert cpanel/exim gui screenshot here]
[insert cpanel exim filterset xml screenshot here]
categorize brings extra big ‘helping’ of circuity and paradox to ‘simplify’ firefox bookmarking through radical fundamental change.
screenshots live on machine through which I’m RDP’ing into here so stay tuned for the awesome ‘fun’ this extension brings
fascinating decision to cram addons manager into a sidebar, fascist mindset greying out buttons for non-compliant use of existentially challenged keywords, tooltips where uneeded and missing where critical — help burried in documention with ‘convenient’ one click access… and so much more!
spellcheck is behaving poorly so I have ceased caring for this post.
lions, tigers, and bears… animal instrict to rip, shred, and destroy if given physical proximity to extension developer…. or maybe I would wield a HUGE syringe of haloperidol for that pediaphile fanboi. [sic & sick]
Before experimenting sort out how to download xanax.
CAPS, Policy Manager, Security Policy, huh, it has many names. Developers of NoScript, AdBlock Plus, RequestPolicy, ABE, Karma Blocker etc have quietly been ignoring the need. First into the forray was the developer of Controle de Scripts, but gold star for effort only.
Piro, mad extensions deveoper extrodinary, oft derided by extensions “peers” for TBE issues, returns to us this new decade with Policy Manager albeit optionless
yes, it’s on AMO, but those twits allow near anything these days. (there’s a hole in the bucket dear, Liza: “forced opt in”)
And his new-to-him ideology of packetizing extensions that interact rather than megalithic wonders of the world. Tab Kit is learning to play well with others. My, if only there were some kind of, oh, manager for extensions that could mitigate such issues.
Time for a bit of housekeeping
GeoIP location == bad
I would like my home IP addresses to NOT geolocate me. I am baffled why more people do not demand this service from their respective ISP. All the tw*ts, droidroolers, and itards “thinking” ‘oh neato I can send my GPS coordinates to my friends’ — all the while google “promising” not to do anything evil.
Being possibly over fond of no-remote I use several different profiles simultaneously. This profile is bogged download with five dozen or so extensions.
Should not phones primarily BOTH
(1) have excellent signal reception/relay
(2) have excellent audio fidelity / vocoders
Does the motorola droid? who knows?! The engineers might not have bothered testing. What has happened to the motorola name? merely YAPP (yet another phone producer)?
Does anyone test PHONE network connectivity or test PHONE voice quality anymore?
As long as a phone is SHINY, small, light, and run programs to delight the feckless surely it will be a winning selling product…
Soon the generation who inflicted contraceptives on society will in turn receive the similar gift of euthanaia. … iTards and useful idiots first.. then second generation iTards.. then public school employees and overseers…
I want a slimmer motorola e815. HTC has one passable PHONE, but I am not interested in paying a $60/month verizon FINE. One cannot opt-out of the verizon penalty fee. I want to use the PHONE as a PHONE and nothing more (than the occasional SMS).
edit: even eWeek doesn’t bother to review PHONES as a PHONE per se... seems like eWeek has moved to the iTards column
Where are the QUALITY PHONES????
edit: droid “does” stuff but how well IS it a PHONE?