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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Chewbacon Go teach (471 comments)

I thought that's what PhDs are mostly for.

about a week ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Chewbacon Hold on a sec (610 comments)

It's on my phone but I'd have to download it to icloud. All they did was add it to your ethereal icloud music library. It's not taking up any space in your iDevice unless you download it.

about two weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

Chewbacon Re:Breast super bowl ever (81 comments)

Here here! Now let's turn on some primetime TV. VIOLENCE, BLOOD, AND GORE! Don't stare at those boobies, Timmy, your mom says they're evil because she feels inept with her tits you sucked the perkiness out of. Awe, still I love ya son, the site of those eggs on a fork reminds me watch my cholesterol.

about three weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Surge Past 1.7M, an All-Time Record For the FCC

Chewbacon Re:Good (81 comments)

The number of corporate dollars will surpass the number of comments. I think the exchange rate of comments to dollars is pretty lopsided. Guess which way it it skews.

about three weeks ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Chewbacon Sum up nutrition (291 comments)

There is not one food that's bad for you, it's bad quantities of food. Hell, you can survive small exposures to highly toxic substances as much as you can have a serving of potato chips from time to time and remain healthy. My BMI is about 33 because I love the quantities.

about three weeks ago
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The State of ZFS On Linux

Chewbacon Re:I used it for about a year (370 comments)

I'm using Ubuntu server with ZFS and haven't had such issues after updating it other than it changing /dev/disk/by-id. I had to seek a little help with it to fix and it turned out being 2 commands and my ZFS array was up and running again. I love it flexibility as far as drives go like you described: you can make things work in the fashion of duct tape and extension cords. Performance and reliability is great for a home server when you compare the price of a high-end true RAID card. Haven't had a real issue with ZFS yet (knock knock).

about three weeks ago
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FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

Chewbacon Half-assed work (222 comments)

Instead of finding a solution for the problem (drone crashes and public safety) they just remove the problem. Cut off your leg to fix your broken toe.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Chewbacon Ummmm (311 comments)

I thought Find My iPhone didn't lock accounts after too many failed logins? This was discussed in many twitter conversations yesterday and how the script used no longer works since apple updated the system. I call that a failure in Apple's security. Who the hell forgets to put in that kind of fail safe anymore?

about a month ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Chewbacon Re:It's easier than that (588 comments)

So eating a recommended calorie intake based on my BMI and weightless goal (and I was never hungry) is bad? I was eating far too many calories to begin with. Combine with exercise is bad, too? So I guess I should've picked up some ephedrine pills.

about a month ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Chewbacon It's easier than that (588 comments)

Just restrict calories. I lost the most weight doing that. I was eating 2200 calories a day and I was never hungry except when I woke up in the morning. After mastering the calories, I went to restricting sodium and increasing protein while decreasing carbs. Just one step at a time. It eventually became habit. Exercising is a must to maintain (or increase) lean tissue. The net result should be fat loss.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Chewbacon Never had an issue (294 comments)

Ever. I've used motherboards from Dell, HP, Intel, Gigabyte (which had issues with windows interestingly, piece of shit and I'll never buy again), and Asus.

about a month ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

Chewbacon US government be like (341 comments)

Comcast: this animal which walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, fucks like a duck is actually not a duck.
US gov: we see your point.

about a month ago
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Mangalyaan Gets Ready To Enter Mars Orbit

Chewbacon Re:Congratulations, India ! (67 comments)

Hold on there. Plumbing and sanitation is an absolute MUST before you start putting food in everyone's belly. Are YOU gonna clean up that mess?

about a month ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Chewbacon Hottest redhead (364 comments)

Other than Christina Hendricks. Sad day to see kari go.

about a month ago
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Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency

Chewbacon Duuuuuh (266 comments)

Of course they have used some leverage. It's Russia. There's a reason the world doesn't trust them.

about 2 months ago
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

Chewbacon Re: Extremely Useful (136 comments)

Agreed. GA failed lesson one in jailbreak release 101: wait until the next major release comes out before you give away the exploit.

about 2 months ago
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

Chewbacon Re: Why? (136 comments)

Many of them evaluate the file system and determine the device is jailbroken. tsProtector fixes this by denying apps (you choose) file access. Makes apps that get cranky over jail breaking stfu and get back to work.

about 2 months ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Chewbacon Built in obselescence (281 comments)

Can't beat that dead horse enough apparently. Those little fancy features add up on older systems. I was forced to upgrade laptops when I couldn't prevent Gnome 2 from bogging it down... and Linux is supposed to be the good guy to old hardware.

about 2 months ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Chewbacon WTF??? Did I miss something in that argument? (200 comments)

Isn't that what consumers pay Netflix for (and justly so!)? And where the hell would that work? If the ISP didn't pay the bill, then the service would fail and the consumer wouldn't pay their part of the bill either. These guys are fucking insane. A chimp eating carrots out of his own asshole makes more sense.

Reality: cable companies are afraid of Netflix because they fear the day they lose the competition with them.

about 2 months ago

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Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

Chewbacon Chewbacon writes  |  about a year ago

Chewbacon (797801) writes "The policy explains how used game retailers can survive Xbox One destroying the used game market as we know it: they have to agree to their terms and conditions to do so. In summary, the used game retailer can still buy the game from the consumer, they report the consumer relinquishing their license to play the game to a Microsoft database, and sell it at a market price, but the publisher will get a cut of the price. This will undoubtedly only hurt the trade in value for consumers and will not allow the private sale of games between two consumers. The article goes on to explain Xbox One will phone home every 24 hours to verify a player hasn't sold the game according to the mentioned database. Suspicions among gamers are correct, and it should be no surprise: this plan for used games has nothing to do with countering piracy, but only serves corporate greed."
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Vudu Resets User Passwords After Burglary

Chewbacon Chewbacon writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Chewbacon (797801) writes "If you can't hack it, smash and grab it. Video streaming service Vudu has emailed customers informing them of the theft of hard drives containing customer information. CNET reports the information on the stolen drives included: names, e-mail addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, account activity, dates of birth, and the last four digits of some credit card numbers. Vudu's Chief Technology Officer Prasanna Ganesan said while no complete credit card numbers were stored on the hard drives and expressed confidence in password encryption, he felt the need to be proactive with the password reset and encouraged users to be proactive as well should the encrypted passwords become compromised. Vudu fails to mention, perhaps in a downplaying move, the last 4 digits of a credit card and much of the other information stolen is often enough to access an account through virtually any company's phone support."
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"Authentication chip" found in Apple's Lightning Cable

Chewbacon Chewbacon writes  |  about 2 years ago

Chewbacon (797801) writes "Looking for a third-party charger for your iPhone 5? AppleInsider says hold off on buying one. A tear-down of the Lightning cable, the new connector introduced with the iPhone 5, reveals an "authentication chip" which may render third-party cables useless. Many people buy these third-party cables to avoid the Apple premium, but Apple has decided to literally block the competition from charging their latest iDevice. How is this not an antitrust issue?"
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Can ISPs really police file sharing for the RIAA?

Chewbacon Chewbacon writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Chewbacon (797801) writes "I've read a number of stories about the RIAA going after ISPs for file sharing such as Limewire or torrent services. My provider was featured in a local newspaper for not threatening to turn over file sharers, but disabling their service and forcing customers to call their security department to have it restored and even as far as adding hefty fines to their bill. The first scenario happened to someone I worked with and he said, "Oh, we have Wi-Fi, it wasn't us." The ISP even told him what file was being downloaded. They lectured him on Wi-Fi security and how he's responsible for protecting his network from unauthorized access and illegal activity. I discussed this with someone I know working for the ISP and he backed up what his company told my colleague. When I explained Wi-Fi encryption standards are compromised all the time and how MAC addresses can be spoofed to circumvent filters, he said the company still has ground to punish their customers for file sharing even if the perpetrator is someone who compromises a customer's protected network. Are there any other ISPs doing this? Has anyone heard of this backfiring for providers or impacting the lives of innocent people?"

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