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Panel Urges Major NSA Spying Overhaul

Darkk Won't make a difference (242 comments)

Let them revamp NSA. It won't make a difference. What they will do is spill off some new top secret division that only top brass knows about. This won't change a thing.

 

about 4 months ago
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Crushed Silicon Triples Life of Li-Ion Batteries In the Lab

Darkk Re:But...it can never replace gasoline. (123 comments)

Yep. It will happen in a few years. Gas isn't going to be around forever and China is now the biggest consumer so it will be a matter of time before gas shortages and prices going up. By then for those with electric cars will be happy.

My next car is going to be all electric so hopefully soon they will get this into production.

about a year and a half ago
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Crushed Silicon Triples Life of Li-Ion Batteries In the Lab

Darkk Re:But...it can never replace gasoline. (123 comments)

The article said they tested this 600 times so we don't know how many recharge / discharging cycles it can do before it degrades.

about a year and a half ago
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Solaris No Longer Free As In Beer

Darkk That's fine (392 comments)

We still have choices of free OS to choose from.

They don't scare me.

about 4 years ago
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Why Are Digital Hearing Aids So Expensive?

Darkk Re:Voc Rehab (727 comments)

Years ago the doctors suggested to get the implant too but I can hear ok most of the time.

What risks are associated with surgery? It used to be 50/50 chance which is why I didn't do it.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Are Digital Hearing Aids So Expensive?

Darkk I am in the same boat too with these things (727 comments)

I too have to wear one and it's ungodly expensive. My argument is the fact I need them to have a normal life and work. So if people can get glasses for fairly low price and it's a item that people need then why can't insurance companies provide coverage too? Reason for that it's very specialized market and expensive.

Don't get one of those cheapie $49.95 hearing aids from the ads as they do not provide the proper specs to the type of hearing loss you have. In fact it'll make your hearing worse. It'll be like listening to iPod all day long.

See if they can offer a payment plan.

Good luck.

more than 4 years ago
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Windows 7 May Finally Get IPv6 Deployed

Darkk Re:Why? (283 comments)

Umm... We tried Sonicwall's SSL VPN functionality and it SUCKS eggs!!

Frankly I wouldn't touch Sonicwall with a 10 foot pole!!

I am sticking with open source such as PfSense

more than 4 years ago
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Home Router For High-Speed Connection?

Darkk Re:IPC board + PFsense (376 comments)

Yep, PfSense rocked. I even bought the book they recently released.

more than 4 years ago
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Home Router For High-Speed Connection?

Darkk Re:pfsense (376 comments)

Yep, I too run PfSense on an old Dell Optipex GX150 PIII 1Ghz processor with 512MB of ram. It was able to handle over 7000 connections without problems. I did have it limit to 50000 as I feel the hardware can handle it, just I think Comcast may not like it too much.

more than 4 years ago
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Home Router For High-Speed Connection?

Darkk Re:Cisco (376 comments)

Still pricey for average home user. They're around $340 to $400. Seems cheaper to find an old PC and throw something like IPCop or PfSense.

more than 4 years ago
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GNOME 3 Delayed Until September 2010

Darkk Re:Feel Like I've Been Punched In The Stomach (419 comments)

Same here. I've tried KDE and was like...WTF is this?? So I went back to Gnome.

Gnome is cleaner and faster in my opinion.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?

Darkk Re:Roboform - ubiquitous, multi-device viewable, e (1007 comments)

I too use RoboForm but the biggest thing I like is RoboForm2Go which is a USB version and very portable between Windows machines. I too tried other password programs but RoboForm have a ton of features.

Now, I don't trust them having my encrypted password file stored on their server which is why I keep it on my USB flash drive. Naturally if I lose it I still have a copy and plenty of time to change the passwords on the websites. I doubt they'll be able to crack the encryption but at least I can plan it if I have to.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Tool For Remembering Passwords?

Darkk Re:Keepass (1007 comments)

I've been using RoboForm for sometime now and it's a real time saver of filling out same crap on the websites I visit for business. The only gripe is that they don't have plans to develop a linux version.

I have looked at Keepassx and it's not as feature rich as RoboForm but it does work on multiple platforms.

I've used TrueCrypt method for awhile as it works with Windows and Linux with no problem but I still needed a tool to fill out the same data fields on the websites.

more than 4 years ago
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Plowing Carbon Into the Fields

Darkk Another thing for Mythbusters? (467 comments)

What a load of bunk. Let's see if Mythbusters would be willing to bust this myth.

more than 4 years ago
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First Botnet of Linux Web Servers Discovered

Darkk Re:Ok, so I got the popcorn ready.... (254 comments)

Not entirely true about Linux server. When I build them I usually install Webmin which allows me to manage the server via web-gui. Yes I know if I were a real linux geek I'd do everything in command line but when there are times I can't remember the proper CLI sequence it's easier just use the web-gui.

Recently I built a linux webserver with RAID 5 drives. I've read the docs on how to create a RAID 5 array but that took awhile. When I installed the raid 5 module into Webmin I did it in 5 mins. I've also set the iptables rules to only allow certian IPs to access the webmin and changed the ports.

So there are options for those who want some kind of a GUI. CLI is also suspectable for those who don't pay attention to the modules being installed on the linux server, i.e. untrusted programs. etc.

more than 4 years ago
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Skype Trojan Can Log VoIP Conversations

Darkk Re:How can you hide this? (151 comments)

Good catch. Now you just gave them new ideas!

more than 4 years ago
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Australian Defence Force Builds $1.7m Linux-Based Flight Simulator

Darkk Re:OOS should never be used for war (232 comments)

I'm safer when our troops use linux in their gear as opposed to waiting for "WinXP" to crash cuz the enemy waits for nobody.

more than 4 years ago
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Australian Defence Force Builds $1.7m Linux-Based Flight Simulator

Darkk Re:It's pretty much a given that they saved money (232 comments)

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) been using Linux for workstations and rendering farms for years. They said running the apps on linux ran 5 times faster than SGI workstation with the same spec'd hardware! The computer generated special effects on Pirates of the Caribbean were done almost entirely in linux.

Here is a nice write up article about it... http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6011

more than 4 years ago
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Skype Trojan Can Log VoIP Conversations

Darkk Re:How can you hide this? (151 comments)

Nope. You'd hardly notice it sitting on your 1.5TB hard drive since low bitrate of voice MP3s are usually pretty small. Betcha the trojan would store the files in the ole temp folder of IE along with other junk files.

Pretty slick idea of a trojan but boring to listen to millions conversations that have little value. Only thing I can think of the trojan author would use some kind of speech recognition software to look for phrases like "passwords" or "credit card info"

Sadly that I rarely download software anymore due to concerns of backdoors or trojans as it's a money game now.

more than 4 years ago

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Yahoo! will replace co-founder Jerry Yang as CEO

Darkk Darkk writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Darkk (1296127) writes ""Yahoo! will replace co-founder Jerry Yang as CEO and is searching for a replacement, the Internet giant says." This was just headlined on www.cnn.com so waiting on more info. I saw this coming so no surprise here."

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