Category Archives: Technology

A solution for DDOS packet flooding attacks

This article summarizes a proposed solution to thwart DDOS attacks on the internet based on PEIP (Path Enhanced IP), an extension to the IP protocol. On Friday, October 21, 2016, a major DDOS attack crippled access to major Web sites, … Continue reading

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Stolen passwords? Not to worry. Advice about passwords.

The recent theft of a billion user names and passwords by Russian hackers is nothing to worry about as long as you understand a few simple facts and rules. KNX News Radio Los Angeles (CBS) would have you believe pundits … Continue reading

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Chemtrails are really just Contrails

One of the many bogus conspiracy theories speaks of so-called chemtrails. Chemtrails are actually contrails. Contrails (condensation trails) are water vapor caused by both jet engine exhaust and the Bernoulli effect around a plane’s wings as air is rapidly decompressed … Continue reading

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How to block calls on your iPhone

It is now easy to block unwanted phone calls to your iPhone if you have iOS 7. When an incoming call arrives from a number you do not wish to receive calls from in the future, hang up, go to … Continue reading

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How to watch TV without Time Warner

Time Warner and CBS, two gargantuans of television, are bickering with the result that a few million people are not able to view CBS via Time Warner Cable. I somehow feel this is all part of the ongoing reconcentration of … Continue reading

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Why Twitter is popular and what I dislike about that

This article talks about Twitter but the points made here apply equally to Facebook. There are two reasons Twitter took off like it did.  First, it fills a desire in the culture for ubiquitous notifications from everyone to everyone.  Second, … Continue reading

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