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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

Adeptus_Luminati Re:The scammer's dream. (172 comments)

>Over half the Bitcoin exchanges have gone bust.

Gee, reminds me of the 1999 .COM bubble, where >50% of every *regulated* tech company went bust.
Or should we make an analogy to the *regulated* housing market in 2007/2008?

Regulation has little to do with it. The fed blows bubbles, by printing vast sums of 'dollars', including the current bitcoin and stock market bubbles. Excess credit has to flow speculatively somewhere when negative real interest rates are the norm in ZIRP capital.

about 2 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Adeptus_Luminati Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

"If you can't power the things up there is no way to tell what they actually are."

Umm yeah, no. All this does is force the terrorists to implement their bombs in smaller areas of the electronic device, or produce fake screens, so the untech saavy TSA employees are mislead to think the device is real.

I guess I'm wondering why X-raying the laptop, cell phone etc isn't enough to find the bombs or whatever it is the terrorists are supposed to be hiding in there.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hosting Services That Don't Overreact To DMCA Requests?

Adeptus_Luminati Solution: Register .IO + Bullet Proof hosting (148 comments)

As a Canadian, I'm finding the USA's over reach getting more and more excessive, to the point that my next online business will avoid have anything hosted, purchased, programmed, owned or registered in the USA. It's getting to the point that in some circumstances, avoiding selling anything to USA customers saves tonnes of money and time with expensive lawyers... at the cost of 330 Million potential customers... but hey... there's over a 1 billion other internet users out there and growing.

Solution: Register .IO out of some Luxemburg or Monaco or other offshore registrar, then get bullet proof hosting and lastly apply a filter that throws out all DMCA emails. Problem solved?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Runs Out of US Address Space For Azure, Taps Its Global IPv4 Stock

Adeptus_Luminati *** QUICK! Migrate to IPV6... (250 comments)

.... So I can get your IPV4 addresses!

IPV4 is like the fax machine... it will never go away :-D

about 3 months ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

Adeptus_Luminati Can't find aliens? Take head out of sand! (686 comments)

1) 2011 "Out of the Blue" - Best researched UFO documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
2) 2001 Disclosure Project - Dozens of high ranking goverment+military officials testify publicly of aliens+UFOs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
3) 2013 Citizen's Hearing - 40 researchers and military/agency/political witnesses testify for 30 hours before 6 former congress members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... (part 1)
4) Bob Lazar Area51/S4 whistleblower - 10.5 hours of testimony : https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
5) Ex CIA death bed confession on reality of aliens/ufos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
6) List of countries that have disclosed UFO files: (loooong list) - http://www.disclosureproject.o...

I could go on, but there's already week's worth of material here alone.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Adeptus_Luminati Re:8.1 !=Start Menu.. Why Win8 was doomed... (516 comments)

Before people say I forgot the server stuff... They did a little better here:

Windows NT 3.5 - Crap
Windows NT 3.51 - Useable
Windows NT 4 -- Good
Windows 2000 --- crap
Windows 2003 --- Good
Windows 2008 -- Good (after R2)
Windows 2012 -- judgement still out

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Adeptus_Luminati 8.1 !=Start Menu.. Why Win8 was doomed... (516 comments)

The Start Menu in 8.1 is crap. Most of the features that were in Win7's start menu don't exist in 8.1. Typical Microsoft, screwed up their "second" OS release:

Windows 3.1x (1992) - Good
Windows 95 (1995) - Mixed bag, at the beginning it sucked
Windows 98 (1998) - Good
Windows ME (2000) - Sucked (hard)
Windows XP (2001) - Good
Windows Vista (2006) - Sucked although not as hard as ME
Windows 7 (2009) - Good
Windows 8.x 2013 - FAIL
Windows 9 - ???

about 4 months ago
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Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

Adeptus_Luminati Re:The answer is simple (482 comments)

Or she can just stay at my place... I certainly wouldn't mind. I'll even let her eat crackers in bed.

about 6 months ago
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Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone

Adeptus_Luminati Don't care - Screw BETA (249 comments)

You cannot ignore us forever... soon enough we will ignore you.

about 7 months ago
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Got Malware? The FBI Wants It

Adeptus_Luminati I protest! BETA sucks! (93 comments)

I've emailed them... they ignore... the more they ignore the quicker their downfall.

Ignore your userbase, and you shall have none. If I am ignored much longer, I will leave. Just like I left mashable after their AOL'ed it.

PS. I've been a slashdotter for 7+ years.

about 7 months ago
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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

Adeptus_Luminati I protest BETA (197 comments)

I've emailed them... they ignore... the more they ignore the quicker their downfall.

Ignore your userbase, and you shall have none. If I am ignored much longer, I will leave. Just like I left mashable after their AOL'ed it.

PS. I've been a slashdotter for 7+ years.

about 7 months ago
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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

Adeptus_Luminati Slashdot Beta SUCKS (221 comments)

I've emailed them... they ignore... the more they ignore the quicker their downfall.

Ignore your userbase, and you shall have none. If I am ignored much longer, I will leave. Just like I left mashable after their AOL'ed it.

PS. I've been a slashdotter for 7+ years.

about 7 months ago
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Target's Data Breach Started With an HVAC Account

Adeptus_Luminati Slashdot Beta sucks (232 comments)

I've emailed them... they ignore... the more they ignore the quicker their downfall.

Ignore your userbase, and you shall have none. If I am ignored much longer, I will leave. Just like I left mashable after their AOL'ed it.

PS. I've been a slashdotter for 7+ years.

about 7 months ago
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Major Internet Censorship Bill Passes In Turkey

Adeptus_Luminati Slashdot Beta Sucks! (104 comments)

I've emailed them... they ignore... the more they ignore the quicker their downfall.

Ignore your userbase, and you shall have none. If I am ignored much longer, I will leave. Just like I left mashable after their AOL'ed it.

PS. I've been a slashdotter for 7+ years.

about 7 months ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

Adeptus_Luminati Let me be the first to say... (664 comments)

.... I quit. I for one, do not welcome our Orwellian overlords.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?

Adeptus_Luminati Stop Ejaculating (I'm serious) (384 comments)

Contrary to popular belief, sex, or more correctly, ejaculation isn't good for you. Sure it might feel like the best thing in the world for all of 10 seconds, but afterwards you will feel far more tired and emotionally distant and negative. For each subsequent ejaculation you will feel even more tired and even more emotionally negative. Depending on how old and healthy you are, excessive ejaculation can lead to excessive tiredness and emotional depression (although the effect is usually temporary).

How does this relate to your concern? Ejaculation has a direct effect on your energy levels and thus has the same effect as sleep deprevation, again depending on frequency of ejaculation and your age/health.

If you don't believe me try ejaculating 3 times what you normally do in 1 day, then tell me I'm wrong. For further proof, try the exact opposite. Stop ejaculating for at least 2-4 weeks, then tell me your energy, sleep and memory haven't improved significantly.

about 8 months ago
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U.S. Measles Cases Triple In 2013

Adeptus_Luminati Re:Duh (462 comments)

*Some* of this vaccination stuff is overrated. Seriously, I've had like 5 diseases (measles, mumps, varicella, rubella and influenzaa) as a child that people get vaccinated for here in North America. I remember having a wonderful childhood, and I'm still alive and quite healthy with ZERO side effects of having had those diseases.

I find it even more ridiculous people get vaccinated for the flu these days. Pretty soon they'll come out with a vaccine against carbon dioxide.... LOL.

Big pharma marketing has apparently been successful in creating a nation of hypocondiracs.

Yes, get your children vaccinated, but for serious stuff only, and only with vaccines that have proven themselves after at least a decade.

about 9 months ago
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Bitcoin Hits $400 Ahead of Senate Hearing On Virtual Currency

Adeptus_Luminati Re:Some brief points (276 comments)

"BitCoin will become a game-changer (oh, that phrase!) simply because nothing can stop it."

Except a Tier1 ISP router edge firewall rule to block TCP port 8333.

*POOF* all bitcoin transactions in USA go to ZERO, and price soon follows.

about 10 months ago

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Enterprise Firewall feature wish-list

Adeptus_Luminati Adeptus_Luminati writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Adeptus_Luminati writes "My company is about to drop over $100K on a new set of Enterprise firewalls that should ideally have a 5 year life-cycle. We have a couple of data centres, multiple Extranet & Internet connections, 2000 PCs & VoIP phones, 400+ Servers. I'm wondering what types of features I should consider when evaluating different vendors. Here's what I have so far: Layer 2 transparency, 802.1q (VLAN), Multi-layer (L1-L4) QoS support 802.1p, IPS, non-stop fail-over, GUI management, UTM/SIM intergration, VPN concentrator, feature-rich NAT/PAT, IPv6, SNMP3 & NETFLOW9, IGP/Multicast passthrough, dynamic routing (RIPv2,OSPFv4, BGPv4), VRF, time based rule scheduling, antivirus, physical & OS modularity, fast reboot, intelligent troubleshooting tool-set. What else would be on your wish-list if you were in my shoes?"
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Adeptus_Luminati Adeptus_Luminati writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Adeptus_Luminati (634274) writes "Check out the new logo on The Pirate Bay's (TPB) front page and you will notice it resembles that of the contravertial Sealand once featured (July 2000) in the front page of Wired magazine. Click on TPB's new logo and you will redirected to their buysealand.com website where they have setup a public forum allowing anonymous posts, but specifically stating their very brief Plan A & Plan B intentions and asking for Paypal donations. Apparently, the owners of Sealand are looking to sell the man-made island for an unspecified sum — which some external sources value at an incredible 750Million Euros! Seeing as the entire Wikipedia is struggling to raise even $1Million in donations, I doubt the TPB will succeed in raising enough funds... but hey, maybe if enough slashdotters contribute, perhaps they can at least proceed with a much needed paint job."

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