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Karl Auerbach
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I am looking at the official report which is linked-to from the article below. I am appalled that the people who wrote the report did not bring in anyone who actually understands how email works.

For example the report says essentially nothing about whether Hillary C used an email address based in a domain name that is not part of state.gov. If she did then the analysis would be quite different than if she re-vectored email going to a email name based on "state.gov" (or any other government domain name.)

(The report implies in the footnotes that it was an email address based on a domain name that Hillary C. may have registered on her own, but there is nothing concrete about this.)

If one is concerned about security and stuff then relevant questions involve the domain names, A, AAAA, MX, and CNAME records.

And if the state.gov (or other government) name was used, how was her mail separated from the email to others in xxx@state.gov? Was there a procmail script, a .forward file, or something else?

All in all from the technical point of view its a pretty awful and
utterly inadequate report.

From a political point of view it is rather damning - it paints a picture of Hillary C oozing hubris.

I will still vote for her if she is the Brand-D nominee. But not happily.
The State Department's independent watchdog has issued a highly critical analysis of Hillary Clinton's email practices while running the department, concluding that she failed to seek legal approval for her use of a private email server and that department staff would not have given its blessing because of the "security risks in doing so."
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Agreed. Her server would never pass FISMA audit, and whoever signed off on the ATO was an idiot. Clearly her server guy wouldn't know NIST SP 800-53 from a 1040, or he never would have touched the job. And that (FISMA) is the law for federal services.
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I don't like that the "news" focuses on the "Republican" aspect of concerns about ICANN's proposed changes - I think that all of us should be very concerned about it.

Basically ICANN is making itself even less accountable and transparent to the public, and is doing so in ways that are of questionable legality and of Byzantine complexity that would make even George Orwell's eyes go cross.
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I found this animated gif to be very disturbing after a while. Gotta wash my brain out by watching some badgers ... http://www.weebls-stuff.com/badger/video/badgers.html
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For some reason it reminded me of Being John Malkovich.
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We went to see Talley's Folley ... This was a great production of a great show (it won a Pulitzer among other things.)

The acting was very good, the sets, costumes, lights and sound design were as good as anything in Palo Alto, Berkeley, or San Francisco.

This was a joint production between the Jewel Theatre and Santa Cruz Shakespeare. I hope they do more.

The show runs for another week - If you can get tickets and get to Santa Cruz I would recommend that you make the effort.

Tickets and information via http://www.jeweltheatre.net/
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Does anyone have any measurements of the delay patterns of the O3b mid-height satellite system?

I would imagine that this system is characterized by predictably varying delay patterns and quality that improves and erodes as the satellite passes overhead.
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+Karl Auerbach​ Seems that's a question you might pose to the project itself.

That said, following the Wikipedia link to the 03b satellite page gives:

O3b claims a mouth-to-ear one-way latency of 179 milliseconds for voice communication, and an end-to-end round-trip latency of 238ms for data services. The maximum throughput per TCP connection is 2.1 Mbit/s.[8] For maritime applications, O3b claims a round-trip latency of 130ms, and connectivity speeds of over 500 Mbit/s.[9]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O3b_%28satellite%29

Reference: http://www.o3bnetworks.com/media/60982/o3b_maritime_brochure.pdf
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An order has been placed for a bigger boat...
A recent video shows some chilling shark activity near Santa Cruz. Tour company Specialized Helicopters posted an aerial video to the company's Facebook page of sharks swimming near Brighton State Beach in Capitola.
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Well that will put the kabosh on anyone planning to visit Memorial Day weekend.
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Have we not all become tired of HP "innovating" by changing its org chart and by splitting and joining the pieces of legal paper that we call "corporation"?

In my book HP ought to "innovate" by actually inventing some technology.

Moving paper around does not increase value - it just pushes paper around.
HPE announces spin-off of enterprise services business, and merger, with CSC.
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+Karl Auerbach I'd like Sun back: right now I spend too much time groping around in the dark (;-))
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I'm voting for Kamala Harris for Senator from California to replace B. Boxer. I interacted with Boxer at a hearing and was less than impressed. But I've watched Harris from a legal point of view for a couple of years and have found both her positions and methods to be pretty good.
Three Republicans — former state Republican Party Chairmen Duf Sundheim and Tom Del Beccaro and Silicon Valley businessman Ron Unz — trail far behind in a field of 34 candidates. On a political insider level, Brown’s nod wasn’t surprising — Brown, Harris and Boxer share the same political consultants, San Francisco’s SCN Strategies. [...] given the governor’s political iconoclasm and unpredictability, and the fact that he throws around endorsem...
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I've gone live with my Hugo based website. ... Hmm, I wonder why G+ picked up the photo of me in a crocodile suit? (Yes, that's me inside there - and wow did that suit stink from years of sweat over several productions of Peter Pan and other shows.)

This is a less versatile website then the prior version, but it it is more likely to survive even if I don't.
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+Phillip Landmeier - At UCLA I kinda hung out with many dancers (there was one in particular I was interested in. ;-)

Work on stage is about the most dangerous work I've ever done. It is a lot more dangerous than building a railroad or repairing a locomotive. Everything on stage is ad hoc - even the building codes for on-stage stuff are less stringent than for permanent construction. And it's dark, and there's people running around, and there's often a lot of sounds ... and I-beams right where my knee just tried to be, or an orchestra pit, or an out-of-weight pipe (giving several hundred pounds of lift to whoever is leaning over it when the final safety gives way) ...
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We have a black cat ... and sometimes (too often) we get surprised.
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Sometimes serendipity brings you to something that reminds you of someone you know... In this case, my grandmother...
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Van Nuys High School - from whence the internet came. For some reason somebody keeps editing me out of the alumni list from the Wikipedia page for Van Nuys High. I graduated from there in 1968 (although I started UCLA in 1967).
The history of Van Nuys High School is a long and storied one. From Redford to Abdul, Waterfield to Drysdale, and includes Marilyn and Natalie. Eventually we will add our own bit of history here. There are some famous and not so famous amongst us. For now we would encourage you to travel to our ...
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Wtf?
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Locus ab auctoritate est infirmissimus - The argument from authority is the weakest.
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It's me, 'nuff said - how's that for hubris?
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First, and only, publicly elected director to ICANN for North America.
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