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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Barryke Re:Juggle multiple gmail accounts (261 comments)

You could do without making each forward..
I use a domain name with catch-all email, so everything @mydomain.com gets sent straight into my @gmail.com inbox. And it works perfectly. No labels for these, i just search on the email address.

Whenever i subscribe, i just make up any StoreX@mydomain.com address i deem fit..
Now, whenever StoreX leaks my email to spammers, i can just block StoreX@mydomain.com .. but in reality i dont even need to do that as gmail apparently picks up on it before i do.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Barryke A few every 6 weeks.. to train the spam filter? (261 comments)

I just checked; my gmail catched 40 spams yesterday. I think the daily average is higher, especially since i also have a catch-all @domain.com that forwards to gmail.

About once every 6 weeks i see upto 5 false positives in 3 consequent days, and i think this could be deliberate: to help train the spam filter. Oddly these mostly have some tie to my past search/browse history, which is not creepy but logical in my hypnosis.

To me, the gmail spam filter is near perfect. I go as far to advise clients to use a gmail account if only as a pass-through spam filter..

about two weeks ago
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Why the Universe Didn't Become a Black Hole

Barryke Or are we inside this black hole? (109 comments)

I wonder why nobody pointed out the real possibility of our 3D universe being inside a black hole.
I could even imagine temporal displacement causing us to see the bigbang as a instant event, while on the outside its just near ethernity.

I've often wondered about this, only to end up with the question how many black holes deep we are..

about 2 months ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Barryke Re: Astronomy, and general poor night-time resu (550 comments)

I'm still supposed to get dilated yearly so they can check inside, a detached retina is apparently a very real possibility since my eye is so "long". They dilate me because otherwise it's like trying to look into a room thru a peephole - their words not mine.

I'm no eyexpert..
Get dilated, what does that mean? Do they alter the way your eye dilates, like changing its settings?

about 3 months ago
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The Simultaneous Rise and Decline of Battlefield

Barryke I already stopped buying BF3 and BF4 (208 comments)

For me, BF2 already was on the edge of decency.

I already stopped buying BF3 and BF4, this is why:
- I dont want DLC forced on me. I want to buy it once for 40 bucks and play it forever.
- I dont want to earn better weapons. I want to play it at once, not being able to blame losing on that opponents superior riffle.
- I dont want to have to buy a new computer. I want to play it for 40 bucks.
- I dont want to pay 60 bucks. I want to play it for 40 bucks.

Sadly there are not much vehicle centered first person war games. I dont really appreciate the infantry city maps that BF centers on.

about 4 months ago
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Century-Old Drug Reverses Signs of Autism In Mice

Barryke Re:Why fucking bother with the goddamned autistita (207 comments)

I agree why bother.
Autists dont need to be corrected .. they'll outsmart, outperform and outbreed the non-autists anyway. Nature will run its course, natural selection ftw!
Unless these non-autists get themselves corrected by medicine ofcourse..

about 4 months ago
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BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

Barryke Re: nissan or mazda? (137 comments)

Mazda also stated the mission to first invest in improving the Gasoline engine, as there is much to be gained in effeciency and performance.
The SkyActive engines sport a higher compression than Formula 1 cars ever had (!) which is insane.

I agree with that Mazda mission, but do hope they go all-in for an Electric+Hydrogen engine rather soon than later. To bad this article only mentions Nissan, not Mazda. :(

about 4 months ago
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The Disappearing Universe

Barryke Re:Maybe now, but (358 comments)

> Unreachable with current technology perhaps, but who knows about the future?

Unreachable with current physics known to man kind. Not just current technology.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

Barryke Re:Burner phone with local SIM, and forget 4G (259 comments)

Also, you dont want her local peers/colleages/friends have to call an overseas number just to call her regarding dinner.. just go for the local SIM in a burner phone.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

Barryke Burner phone with local SIM, and forget 4G (259 comments)

Dont bother with 4G, and you'll find plenty of multiband phones.

First off, consider buying a burner phone and sell it afterwards. Put a local SIM card in the device, so it can call local numbers cheaper. Lots of advantages here.

Second, if you do insist on one phone to rull them all, please do forget about 4G. Even with 4G coverage you wont exceed 3G speeds without looking for a very specific (unrealistic) scenario. Unless she wants to broadcast live video from her phone in HD, ofcourse.

about 5 months ago
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ISS Studies Show Bacteria From Earth Could Colonize Mars

Barryke Re: Article summary doesn't match article content (103 comments)

> You're missing the whole point of /. which is discussion. Just like a call in talk radio show, the source material doesn't need to be entirely accurate, objective, timely, thorough or any other standards you'd expect of real news. It's just entertainment.

A sad truth.

about 6 months ago
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ISS Studies Show Bacteria From Earth Could Colonize Mars

Barryke Re:how long? (103 comments)

The greenhouses have waste products, like smoke. Where should these end up?
The sky would not stay clear enough to keep using greenhouses. The planet must have a way to stabilize itself as a huge waste-recycling plant / ecosystem.

about 6 months ago
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Google Halts Gmail Scanning for Education Apps Users

Barryke Re:Also business and gov't accounts (67 comments)

Indeed, so it seems. Media says so, but i did not see this news outed officially by Google yet.

I read this at http://tweakers.net/nieuws/957...
which cited http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/...
but that lacks source, i for one did not find the original Google statement regarding business anywhere.

If true, i guess the gmail PGP they considered made it impossible to scan the emails anyway, so they might as well make a big deal out of it. First education ofcourse, it'll simplify that lawsuit and all. http://www.edweek.org/ew/artic...

about 6 months ago
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The Ways Programming Is Hard

Barryke comprehensible opportunities == limit options (278 comments)

Git is remarkable in that way in fitting into current practices of using hierarchical files changed by desktop tools. Still, it misses a lot as far as references to data items that can be exchanged globally (needing longer hashes), or dealing with large binary files (constantly rechecking stuff, but with workarounds), or dealing with rapid collaboration by several people such as to create shared drawings. But it is still awesome as far as it goes.

To that i say "To facilitate comprehensible opportunities, you have to limit options.".
This goes for game level design, the Apple ecosystem, jigsaw puzzles for toddlers, and the kind of focus that i only see in broke entrepreneurs that reboot their career.

about 6 months ago
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The Ways Programming Is Hard

Barryke Citation needed. (278 comments)

The main story is an interesting opinion piece.
But further down he represents facts that i dont believe. Citation needed.

Tell me more about the "two lines of code that parse two lines of embedded comments in the code to read the Mayan numbers representing the individual ASCII characters that make up the magazine title, rendered in 90-degree rotated ASCII art." program. I cant find it on the internet.

about 6 months ago
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Why Should Game Stories Make Sense?

Barryke Suspense of disbelief (169 comments)

Theres arcade games like hoops around a cone, but for games that require me to invest more than the few minutes of screentime i give them, i need something to help me keep the suspension of belief. This is where a story that keeps me interested is required.

But there are exceptions. The story may be cheesy, like C&C:Red Alert 2 where its just mechanism to explain the next mission. So either the story is informative, or the story is required to keep me interested.

about 6 months ago
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New Shape Born From Rubber Bands

Barryke Re:Old phone cords? (120 comments)

Same for curled garden hoses. This is no new shape, ROFLOL.

about 6 months ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

Barryke Units converted in celcius and metric (239 comments)

For those outside of Lybia, USA, and Burma:

"at 6 km the temperature experienced by a stowaway would be -25C, at 9,1 km it would be -45 in the wheel well — and at 12,2 km, the mercury plunges to a deadly -65C (PDF). "

20,000 feet = 6km
40,000 feet = 12,2km
-13F = -25C
-85F = -65C

about 6 months ago

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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Barryke Barryke writes  |  about 3 months ago

Barryke (772876) writes "Verizon has blamed Netflix for the streaming slowdowns their customers have been seeing. It seems the Verizon ">blog post defending this has backfired in a spectacular way: The chief has clearly admitted that Verizon has capacity to spare, and is deliberately constraining capacity from network providers. The Level3 blog posted in reply to Verizon show a diagram visualising underpowered interconnect problem, and offer a free upgrade for Verizon hardware: the interconnect network cables and ports to plug them in. "(..) these cards are very cheap, a few thousand dollars for each 10 Gbps card which could support 5,000 streams or more. If that’s the case, we’ll buy one for them. Maybe they can’t afford the small piece of cable between our two ports. If that’s the case, we’ll provide it. Heck, we’ll even install it." It seems there isn't much more to say, although i am very curious to the response of the ISP about this straight forward accusation of throttling paying users."
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QuakeNet addresses government sponsored attacks on IRC networks

Barryke Barryke writes  |  about 9 months ago

Barryke (772876) writes "Like FreeNode, it seems more and more legitimate businesses or non-profit organisations are being targeted by government subsidiaries, in attempts to disrupt and spy their users. One of those tactics applied by governments is the DDOS which (perhaps not so) coincidental is what their (criminal?) suspects are accused of. Is this irony or hypocritical?"
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NSA Information Dominance Center looks like Startrek Enterprise bridge

Barryke Barryke writes  |  about a year ago

Barryke (772876) writes "National Security Agency director Keith Alexander apparently sold the concept of surveillance to members of Congress using an operations centre styled on the bridge of the starship Enterprise from much-loved sci-fi series Star Trek.

The PDF seems down, but pictures are here http://www.dailypaul.com/299358/nope-your-eyes-are-not-lying-to-you-nsa-chief-alexander-is-a-star-trek-captain-dr-strangelove-wannabe.

Well, at least its not the Death Star."

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LEGO announces a new MINDSTORMS EV3 platform

Barryke Barryke writes  |  about 2 years ago

Barryke (772876) writes "Today LEGO announces the new mohawk (NASA's turf) sporting MINDSTORMS EV3 platform, press release:
http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/news-room/2013/january/new-smarter-stronger-lego-mindstorms-ev3/ (we all like the source)

And with details on its features and innards a story (dutch) at http://tweakers.net/nieuws/86473/lego-kondigt-nieuwe-mindstorms-robotkit-aan.html which in short comes down to:
"Its intelligent brick sports an ARM9-soc running Linux on 64MB RAM and 16MB storage memory, and supports SD cards. There are also four ports, which allow four other 'Bricks' can be connected. The intelligent brick can be reached by WiFi, USB and Bluetooth, and supports control via Android and iOS devices. It comes with 3 servo's, two touch sensors and an IR sensor to track other robots at upto six meters. It also includes 17 build plans, shown in 3D using Adobe Inventor Publisher.""

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LEGO announces a new MINDSTORMS EV3 platform!

Barryke Barryke writes  |  about 2 years ago

Barryke (772876) writes "Today LEGO announces the new mohawk (NASA's turf) sporting MINDSTORMS EV3 platform, press release:
http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/news-room/2013/january/new-smarter-stronger-lego-mindstorms-ev3/ (we all like the source)

And with details on its features and innards a story (dutch) at http://tweakers.net/nieuws/86473/lego-kondigt-nieuwe-mindstorms-robotkit-aan.html which in short comes down to:
"Its intelligent brick sports an ARM9-soc running Linux on 64MB RAM and 16MB storage memory, and supports SD cards. There are also four ports, which allow four other 'Bricks' can be connected. The intelligent brick can be reached by WiFi, USB and Bluetooth, and supports control via Android and iOS devices. It comes with 3 servo's, two touch sensors and an IR sensor to track other robots at upto six meters. It also includes 17 build plans, shown in 3D using Adobe Inventor Publisher.""

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bigger Surface Pro

Barryke Barryke writes  |  about 2 years ago

Barryke writes "The current trend towards smaller machines is hitting me in the Windows 8 touch lineup, where i would really like to buy a 18" touchscreen device. However understandable, the current lineup of devices is all about 7" tablets and 10" netbooks or convertables. I find it hard to developing software or do other creative things on such small screens, to me they are for media consumption only. However windows getting decent touch hardware should turn things around and allow me to have the best of both worlds. Is there a device out there that basically is a Surface Pro XL?"
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SmartSim, a new digital circuit designer and simulator

Barryke Barryke writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Barryke (772876) writes "shley Newsom is a sixth-form student from Oxford. Alex Bradbury and Rob Mullins from the Raspberry Pi Foundation met him at the University of Cambridge Computer Lab open day, where hecame over with an SD card ready to show off a demo of SmartSim, his home-grown circuit design and simulation package. It was, said Alex, hugely impressive – I’ve had a play too now, and couldn’t agree with him more. Ashley’s now polished it off andreleased it for public consumption under the GPLv3."
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Off the shelf Home Automation with Webinterface + Voice?

Barryke Barryke writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Barryke writes "My tech-savvy girlfriend and i will be moving to our first house soon. Since we have to redo the central heating boiler, meter, doorbel, fridge, light switches, window curtains, and other things, we consider domotics. We wonder if there is a home automation solution that sports a web interface (so its usable on any hardware), and allows future DIY extensions or voice control. Any first hand experience is welcome, as we're not sure yet what route to take or what products to look into."
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Timothy: error in title article Dutch Hotels ISP

Barryke Barryke writes  |  about 4 years ago

Barryke (772876) writes "Due to title and text of this article, I see all kinds of people assuming this is required by dutch law, but it is not.

There exists no law or other statute that requires Hotels with Wi-Fi to register as ISP. Its just OPTA suing 10 hotels for being an ISP .. they are testing a vague law.

Please see my post here which explains better.

As for why the OPTA sues 10 hotels: the law is vague and the OPTA decided to trial this so it (the law) gets less vague."

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PS3 firmware 3.21 is no joke: OtherOS removed

Barryke Barryke writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Barryke (772876) writes "Sony effectively castrated the PS3 of all customers by removing the OtherOS feature. The patch also tightens a video related security breach and is said to enable better quality video downloaded from PSN. Currently PSN (Play Station Network, its online service) seems broken, possibly as a result of this patch. Users are fustrated about a selling-point feature being removed, and i wonder how Sony will respond, if at all. Users who refuse to install cannot play online. Geohot (known for paving the way for the iPhone jailbreak) has stated on his blog that he seeks a way to keep the OtherOS feature. Many expected this to be a april fools joke because Sony's earlyer statement of it not removing the feature from 'fat' PS3's already sold. Seems they dont care as much anymore."
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LAN trafficshaping to get the most out of your ISP

Barryke Barryke writes  |  about 7 years ago

Barryke (772876) writes "I'm looking for a easy to set up traffic shaping solution, for a small LAN.
After spending over a year toying with software, reading more about Linux than i'd ever thought, i'm no further.

Is there "Traffic Shaping Made Easy" software out there?

Sharing my 1/10Mbps internet uplink with 4 people isn't the best of joys. Especially if someone pushes the upload to its limits. The rest of the network users will experience timeouts due to the ISP enforced ADSL QoS/Limit. How to avoid this?

I would like to know how you guys solved this problem, as i'm sure i'm not the first.
How to spread the available uplink bandwidth evenly?

Five people using a 1000Kbps (100KB/s) uplink breaks down on each being guarentied to 1/5th of it.
This is a start, but what if 3 users aren't uploading at all? It would be a waste to not utilize it.

So in short:
- Each user has several fixed IP's.
- Each user has a guarentied 20KB/s uplink.
- Bandwidth not utilized by other users may be put to good use.

The trick is in the above line.
How to dynamicly allocate this not utilized bandwidth to the active users?

I've stranded there, as i'm not that experienced at linux.
Maybe you guys have some insights, what is the best solution?"

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