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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

BuckaBooBob Re:In related news (230 comments)

Seriously... Fine them and put the company into receivership... to collect... Corps need to learn they are not above the law. Bankrupt a few large companies and they should be less brazen about not giving a crap about anything but how to make money regardless of what they are allowed to do.

2 days ago

Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

BuckaBooBob Re:Windows 10 is Windows 7.10 (487 comments)

"Later this week Microsoft will provide more details of Windows 10, most likely focusing on how the new operating system will look and feel on smartphones and tablets."

So basically what they are saying is they are still forcing the Tablet/Smartphone interface on PC's and laptops.

5 days ago

Netflix Denies There Was a Policy Change With VPNs

BuckaBooBob Re: They don't do it now (67 comments)

Unless Netflix is furnishing them with access logs.. They have no idea how many people are circumventing the access controls deployed by Netflix... And in the end Netflix doesn't care if people do as long as the courts agree Netflix is taking reasonable measures to restrict content to the licensed region..

about three weeks ago

Chester Wisniewski of Sophos Talks About Secure Credit Card Transactions (Video)

BuckaBooBob haha (17 comments)

Nice April fools post... Secure credit card transactions... That's as likely as a honest politician

about 10 months ago

Maybe the FAA Gadget Ban On Liftoff and Landing Isn't So Bad

BuckaBooBob Re:Gahh (414 comments)

Pay close attention to the safety demonstration... It does the trick for me... I usually fall asleep during the seat belt part..

more than 2 years ago

Crying Foul At the BSA's "Nauseating" Anti-Piracy Tactics

BuckaBooBob Re:Use Linux (235 comments)

Windows is not free.. Its built into the price... Saying Windows comes free with your pc for free is like saying the CPU and memory are also come free with your PC..

more than 2 years ago

Your Tech Skills Have a Two Year Half-Life

BuckaBooBob Re:Depends... (289 comments)

I hate when people use the wrong terminology.. Its specific technical knowledge not skills.. Skills are things like reading, writing, typing or chewing gum while walking (which apparently the author cannot as he doesn't seem to understand what a skill is).. Things are getting more and more slack around here for the stories that get posted... Soon I suspect that we will start to see fox news stories poping up on here.

more than 3 years ago

Analysis of 250,000 Hacker Conversations

BuckaBooBob Re:Social Interaction? (111 comments)

Hackers have been getting dates longer than there have been computers around...

Go look up hot rodders... They were probably the most sought after hackers for a date in their day.. even today they are still sought after by alot of women..

more than 3 years ago

Find My IPhone Used To Locate Plane Crash In Chile

BuckaBooBob Re:Which also explains the cause of the crash... (95 comments)

And the plane crashed... This is why they tell you to swtich off your phone..

But really.. They could have been using cell phone triangulation to find this without GPS for years.. I dunno why people don't think of this stuff.

more than 3 years ago

Justice Dept. Files Antitrust Complaint Against AT&T and T-Mobile Merger

BuckaBooBob Re:+ 5000 jobs, - many more. (301 comments)

Google should just buy em and rename the company G-Mobile and expose the real cost is to customers that's not gouging..

more than 3 years ago

How the New Spectrum Bill Would Harm the Tech Community

BuckaBooBob Re:this is the whole point of auctions (58 comments)

Your totally wrong... They will buy the new spectrum to keep out new competition... Possibly using it in the future... Look at the articles on Cramming (2 Billion a year for bogus fees) Its not a problem for the big carriers to buy spectrum in the billions and not use it just to keep competitors out of their back yard..There are only a few densely populated areas where licensed spectrum is utilized and its hard to find unused spectrum... Usually if you find unused spectrum and approach the owner they will not lease it to you and if they do the fees to do so are made to prevent you from making money... They will almost never sell it...

For new spectrum going forward they should only allow bidding on smaller regions and bidders would need to have a development plan that will put the spectrum into use within a time frame of say 1 year... if their deployment is derailed and a significant portion of their plan isn't in active use then they should lose ownership of that spectrum and it goes back on the block for auction...

That will force utilization of spectrum and spur competition..

more than 3 years ago

Gov't Docs Reveal Canada's Net Neutrality Enforcement Failure

BuckaBooBob Re:VOIP via satellite? (109 comments)

Sorry to rain on your parade... But ping latency has little to do with voice quality(unless you are using a horrid codec that has super crappy buffers...).. most of the quality comes from jitter.. (Packet to packet delay) as long as you have a fairly steady stream of packets moving (IE your buffers don't run empty then get a wack load of packets then go empty for a while again) You quality should be fine... if there is a large amount of latency you will start to get an echo if poor/cheap handsets are used... but with a proper/robust echo cancellation this can be overcome... But once you start hitting 800+ ms of latency the talking delays do get annoying but the quality is still there.. Please stop using latency as a measurement of VOIP quality... what your really looking at is jitter... on FDD networks with high latency thats usually a sign of high congestion and you will get alot of packet clumping which is the real reason why quality starts to go to crap(The codec can't handle that amount of clumping hence the inconsistent quality of the VOIP call)...

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Leaks New Batch of Data

BuckaBooBob Re:Good for them (53 comments)

Its soo rare that there is actually someone that you want to vote for on a ballot.. Most of the time your trying to figure out who will do less evil..

They should just change how voting is done... you might as well go in and vote against someone.. It would make figuring out who your gonna mark on the ballot alot easier..

That or add in a No Viable Candidate(Aka they all suck)..

more than 3 years ago

Capcom Announces Unreplayable Game

BuckaBooBob Re:First! (535 comments)

But in the case of the game... you little sister comes and plays your game and finishes on you can you can't go back to replay it...

more than 3 years ago

US House Takes Up Major Overhaul of Patent System

BuckaBooBob Re:Mod parent up (205 comments)

It would be easy to fix it...

If the application contains the Words "A System" send it back and tell them to elaborate in higher detail.

There are two major issues with patents.. They are far too broad and are used to stave off competition... and they allow patents of the baltently obvious.. (One Click Purchase)

Then to top it all off... there is nothing but sheer reward for waiting until infringement is mainstream and you can reap huge bucks from settlements..

more than 3 years ago

Oracle Thinks Google Owes $6.1 Billion In Damages

BuckaBooBob Re:New Google Strategy (243 comments)

It would be funnier if they Open-Sourced Oracle DB Kept Oracles Patent Portfolio and put all the different parts of Oracle up on EBay or Craislist.

more than 3 years ago

GSM Association Slams Euro Call For Ban On Wireless In School

BuckaBooBob New Study (271 comments)

Someone should Visit a Mensa how to Hack your Cell Phone workshop and do a conclusive study to prove that wireless signals boost your IQ..

more than 3 years ago

Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?

BuckaBooBob Pointless (1002 comments)

Well.. Like so many people these days... rather than do a wee bit of research you resort to the internet without looking into it yourself... Some situations are a bit different but this one is just too simple. Ask him and observe how he utilizes the second monitor.. Is he using it to be effective? can you justify the cost for the man hours that it will save.. (Which is highly likely the ROI will be rather low unless you are really under paying him at which point you should fire all of your developers and get better ones that work for a good wage and do good work rather than crappy work for crappy pay)

more than 3 years ago

Clearly, Skype On Linux Has No Future

BuckaBooBob Skype RIP (1 comments)

Let it die... Just need a new replacement...

Depends maybe Google Voice will pick up if they do more work on it and make standalone clients..

more than 3 years ago


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