Monthly Archives: February 2017

Many sites on the Internet use a service called …

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Many sites on the Internet use a service called Cloudflare, including some domains hosted here at HTDNET. Cloudflare works by caching content physically closer to visitors with their CDN to improve performance of your website and reduce load on web servers. They also provide many other security features and block malicious visits to your sites/services. A security team from Google’s Project Zero, found a memory leak in the programming that exposes private data of some sites, they made the exploit known to Cloudflare along with several search engine providers like Yahoo and of course Google, who began scrubbing cached content of pages which was reportedly resolved in hours. [ 75 more words ]

https://www.htd.net/cloudflare-memory-leak-exposes-private-data/

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Cloudflare Memory Leak Exposes Private Data

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  Many sites on the Internet use a service called Cloudflare, including some domains hosted here at HTDNET. Cloudflare works by caching content physically closer to visitors with their CDN to improve performance of your website and reduce load on web servers. They also provide many other security features and block malicious visits to your sites/services. […]

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Game Changer for Wireless Charging …

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Game Changer for Wireless Charging

Think of this technology on a much larger scale, say the size of a car? It is time we cut the cables and start upgrading how we charge and power all of our devices.

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Google Records your Conversations …

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Google Records your Conversations

Seriously, we just checked and it included conversations we had around our phones. Most of the conversations were not intended to interact with our Google accounts by any means. You can check your transcripts by clicking on this link which should show only your audio transcripts: https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity?product=29

The article includes the general access link to other data that Google has archived: https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity

Once you go to the My Activity link you can filter your search to see other information. Delete it if you wish or leave it, that is a decision for you. We knew a lot about what Google archived from the places we visited physically to any web searches we have done but we had no idea that they recorded soooooo many of our conversations.

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Copyright Infringement and Social Media …

Copyright Infringement and Social Media

WEIRD….Recently we shared a few articles from Wired’s Facebook page. Subsequently our posts are archived/synced on our website by design using a Facebook to Wordpress plugin, but are no different than the Facebook posts themselves. We receive notice from Wired through Getty Images that we violated Copyright laws by linking or sharing this content more specifically the image in the Facebook post which we shared.

So apparently by using a social media page for which sharing and liking of content is highly encouraged, you can put yourself in an awkward position because you are using the technology as it was designed to be used, but then later threatened with fines for using it. They were ‘kind’ enough not to ask us to pay for the image use and we have subsequently removed ALL posts related to Wired and Getty Images.

For this reason and to the best of our technical ability, we will no longer be sharing Wired posts or other related content to include all other posts that may include images from Getty images.

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Companies Dumping Cali for Higher Ground …

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Companies Dumping Cali for Higher Ground

Activists are possibly turning Cali into a corporate desert. All that will be left are data centers and tech giants, likely too costly and problematic to move IMO.

Guess what, Nestle is coming to VA, then again they are getting 12M in tax breaks so in the shor run, how effective or positibe will this be for Virginians?

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Google’s New Mobile-First Indexing …

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Google’s New Mobile-First Indexing

What does it mean for your business? Kudobuzz.com has some answers. Enjoy.

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Gaming is for everyone. …

Gaming is for everyone.

Even Grandma Gamer playing Skyrim

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Bitcoin mining setup disassembled …

Bitcoin mining setup disassembled

Several years ago we started hosting a bitcoin mining operation with 8 GPUs for one of our customers. The GPUs (on the left) are pretty much obsolete now so the customer has decided to have them removed. Surprisingly.

It was kinda fun and a challenge to keep these guys cool during full operation. The power required to for this entire setup nearly tripled our electric usage unfortunately. It produced so much heat we did not need to run the heaters in the building for at least two winters. In the summer time a hood was installed around the liquid cooling reservoirs and fans which were cooling the GPUs and ventilated to the exterior of the building using large attic fan enclosure.

Want to learn more about bitcoin operations? There are several links but this one seems to describe what mining is all about very well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7opj5-32hw

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Interesting enough, Facebook uses HERE WeGo for …

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Interesting enough, Facebook uses HERE WeGo for mapping locations and it isn’t half bad at all. Houses are numbered, updated aerial photography, offers terrain, satellite, and map views. Also has traffic and transit mapping features to help plan your routes. Sends directions to your mobile Android or iOS devices. Mark places and collections and you can even use the map creator to help edit the map by adding things to it.

I believe Google Maps has a strong contender although, I think they may have won me over on maps. The only con I could find was missing the little man for street view, which is helpful but not if the imagery is 10 years old.

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