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UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

Cwix Re:Re:well then! (341 comments)

A couple of things.

1) White space is your friend.
2) Don't abbreviate the word people. It makes you look like an 16 year old. Oh, and capitalize the word "I".
3) Take your meds, you are obviously having some kind of breakdown. Calm down.

about three weeks ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Cwix Re:READY OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE!!! (2219 comments)

Id wager you weren't trying to replace it with something much worse then COBOL. Analogy fail.

about 3 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Cwix Re:Why? (2219 comments)

You break it into pages? Naw not me I want all the comments in one giant list.

about 3 months ago
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Chromecast Now Open To Developers With the Google Cast SDK

Cwix Re:What does this mean to me? (104 comments)

Is your google broken? Do the links in the summary not work?

about 3 months ago
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Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

Cwix Re:Can't directly compare PC and phone sales ... (511 comments)

You seriously do not understand. I will break it down for you.

Lets say you have an old phone you are using. You pay 100 dollars monthly for service.
You go get the new free upgrade. You pay exactly the same, 100 dollars a month.

There is no added loan to pay off. The "payment" for the phone is hidden in your monthly payments. You will pay the same monthly payment whether or not you go get the new phone. There is no change for sticking with your old one. In fact you are the sucker if you dont go get the upgrade, you are already paying for it because it is already hidden in the monthly charges.

about 3 months ago
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Backdoor Discovered In Netgear and Linkys Routers

Cwix Re:Return to vendor (189 comments)

The free dictionary:
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/back+door

Noun 2. back door - an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it containsback door - an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
backdoor
access code, access - a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.)

Oxford:
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/back-door

noun
        the door or entrance at the back of a building.
        a feature or defect of a computer system that allows surreptitious unauthorized access to data.

So obviously it does not matter if it was a "published interface" or even if it was on purpose. It still qualifies as a backdoor. Frankly it does not sound like an accident either so I wouldn't even classify it as a bug. I certainly dont think it is unintended, a mistake, or an error. That means it does not fit your definition.

Note: Bold was added by me, and I did search other online dictionaries, most did not have definition that was technical in nature. Most referred to Back-door deals. Ones I checked were Miriam-Websters, Cambridge, and Oxford. If anyone does find a better definition I welcome being corrected.

about 4 months ago
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A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest

Cwix Re: Video editing... (501 comments)

My Alienware has better specs then the new MBP. On top of that I bought it a year ago, and it cost less.

about 4 months ago
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DoD Public Domain Archive To Be Privatized, Locked Up For 10 Years

Cwix Re:Legality vs Enforceability (183 comments)

Yes, and then the space aliens. After Ninjas, its space aliens all the way down.

about 4 months ago
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Oregon Signs Up Just 44 People For Obamacare Despite Spending $300 Million

Cwix Re:This is actually ok, assuming... (586 comments)

You're so correct, they shouldn't have hired Oracle to create the website.

about 4 months ago
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Oregon Signs Up Just 44 People For Obamacare Despite Spending $300 Million

Cwix Re:Misleading article is misleading (586 comments)

It is telling that he has not posted on his own submission. Hey Cold Fjord, go ahead and post, I would love to see what it does to the comments that have been moderated.

about 4 months ago
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Oregon Signs Up Just 44 People For Obamacare Despite Spending $300 Million

Cwix Misleading article is misleading (586 comments)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/18/the-other-side-of-obamacares-oregon-success-no-one-has-bought-private-insurance/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/20/oregon-obamacare-website_n_4308629.html

The number is so dismal because the Oregon website was worse then the National website. Not because people dont want it as the linked article implies.

Nearly 25,000 individuals and families have so far submitted hard-copy applications, Cox said, with nearly two-thirds of those applicants eligible for Medicaid, a federal-state healthcare plan for the needy.

But none of those applicants has actually been enrolled, with manual processing of the paperwork slowing the process dramatically.

Separately, about 70,000 residents have signed up for Medicaid by responding to letters sent by the state to more than 200,000 people deemed eligible for the program by virtue of their receiving food stamps, Cox said.

Oh wait look who submitted it, cold fjord our resident republi-troll. Hey Cold Fjord... Fuck Off.

about 4 months ago
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U.S. Measles Cases Triple In 2013

Cwix Re: Duh (462 comments)

Measles prognosis:

There are many complications associated with measles. Some of the complications are very serious and occur most frequently in babies or adults who contract the disease. These include ear infections, bronchitis, and pneumonia. However, the most serious complication associated with measles is encephalitis, an infection of the brain. Encephalitis can lead to convulsions, hearing loss, and mental retardation, and affects approximately 1 of every 1,000 children infected with measles. Despite advances in medicine, measles can still occasionally be fatal because of these complications.
How is measles treated?

There is no treatment for measles. Once a person is infected, the virus must run its course (usually 10 to 14 days). Bed rest, acetaminophen, and other medications are often recommended or given to help treat symptoms.

TLDR: Measles is rarely fatal but there may be severe complications in 1 in 1,000. Otherwise it is two weeks of hell that they have no treatment for.

Word to the wise, if I had a kid who couldn't get the vaccine for some reason and they caught this from your kid. I would not be a happy camper.

about 5 months ago
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Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records

Cwix Re:interesting though stupid comment (784 comments)

I most certainly disagree.
If you sold the ticket then they most certainly should be required to allow and enable you to take your flight. If you don't want them on your plane, do not sell them the ticket. Anything else is bullshit.
Now stop claiming to speak for everyone because I most certainly disagree, and I know I am not the only one.

about 5 months ago
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Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records

Cwix Re:very understandable (784 comments)

How exactly does knowing the diagnosis help them. Having a list of drugs you're on helps them, but knowing why does not help in the slightest. Nor does it help to be printed on the label. Perhaps you can make an argument that the diag may help prevent the wrong medicine from being given, but why does the bottle need the diag?

about 5 months ago
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Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records

Cwix Re:interesting though stupid comment (784 comments)

While I think we all agree that flying like many activities is something of a privilege.

No, and please stop speaking for everyone. It makes you look like an ass.

about 5 months ago
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Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records

Cwix Re:very understandable (784 comments)

are you kitting me !?!

I never kit people.

about 5 months ago
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Disabled Woman Denied Entrance To US Due To Private Medical Records

Cwix Re:very understandable (784 comments)

Yes but I would rather the pharmacist see "Antibiotic" on the label, and then assume an URI, then to see STD on the label.

Just because you know what Prozac is generally prescribe for does not mean you need to be able to see why it was prescribed.

about 5 months ago
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SSD Manufacturer OCZ Preparing For Bankruptcy

Cwix Re:...and (182 comments)

Obviously I missed all that. I must have been lucky, I have a vertex 3.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are We Older Experts Being Retired Too Early?

Cwix Re:FTFY (629 comments)

>

It pays.

This is exactly why I am working on learning the programing side of things. I have found having some knowledge of what an application is trying to do when it fails to be invaluable. I wish to expand my knowledge in that respect and then capitalize on it.

about 5 months ago
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SSD Manufacturer OCZ Preparing For Bankruptcy

Cwix Re:...and (182 comments)

I actually kinda am, I purchased one of their drives over a year ago and I have had no reason to complain about it. But that was just one drive, if there was news about issues, I missed it somehow.

about 5 months ago

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Apple banned from selling some iPhones and iPads after Samsung patent win

Cwix Cwix writes  |  about a year ago

Cwix (1671282) writes ""The International Trade Commission's long-awaited ruling bans Apple from importing or selling the AT&T (T, Fortune 500)-compatible models of the iPhone 4, 3GS and 3, as well as the AT&T 3G-connected versions of the iPad and iPad 2. "

Link to patent in question: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7706348.PN.&OS=PN/7706348&RS=PN/7706348"

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Annonymous attacks Ameircans for Prosperity's site

Cwix Cwix writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Cwix (1671282) writes "The cyber protest group Anonymous has joined the protesters of Wisconsin and Americans all across this country in the battle against what they described as the “Koch brothers attempt usurp democracy.” The opening salvo in Anon’s OpWisconsin occurred today when the Koch brothers funded Americans for Prosperity was knocked offline in an attempt to take a small slice of the Internet back from the liberty stealing propagandists.

Press release from Anonymous: http://anonnews.org/?p=press&a=item&i=585"

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Shaq sued for computer hacking.

Cwix Cwix writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Cwix (1671282) writes "An IT worker hired by Shaquille O'Neal is suing the NBA star, accusing him of computer hacking and destroying evidence, and contending that O'Neal attempted to frame another employee by planting child pornography on his computer. Also, that O'Neal covered up email evidence of an alleged affair by throwing a computer in a lake.

Some of the allegations:

        * Shaq hacked into the voicemails and phone systems of Darling and Vanessa Lopez, a mistress who is currently suing O'Neal. He deleted Lopez's messages and changed her password.

        * O'Neal used his law enforcement contacts, both active and retired, to obtain restricted information about one of his mistresses, Alexis Miller, while he was involved in a legal battle with her.

        * Shaq threw a personal computer holding much of this evidence in the lake behind his home.

        * Shaq conspired with active law enforcement as well as ex-members of law enforcement to frame Darling for a criminal offense and destroy any evidence that Darling might have against O'Neal."

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Net users in Belarus may soon have to register.

Cwix Cwix writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Cwix (1671282) writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34633201/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

MINSK, Belarus — Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts and special services.

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Google sues internet scammers.

Cwix Cwix writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Cwix (1671282) writes ""Google filed a lawsuit against Pacific WebWorks and other unnamed defendants for allegedly using the company's name and colorful logo to promote fraudulent work-at-home money-making schemes.""
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