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Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law

DigiShaman Re: So... (103 comments)

...and they were finally expended and discarded like a used husk.

China and their government isn't a mystery, enigma, or anything of the such. Due to the Cultural Revolution, their entire society was "rebooted". As such, both nationally and culturally, the modern Chinese are younger than America! The government further reflects this with rampant corruption and the two-faced attitude that comes from it. Today they 're your best friend; tomorrow they stab you in the back. That's China!

yesterday
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Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

DigiShaman Re: What do do now... (110 comments)

Which one? Star Citizen will be using the latest and is already crowd funded below 49 million so far. This game could the largest PC title next to Eve Online.

yesterday
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

DigiShaman Re: Confusing position (491 comments)

While I admit that it's a bit of a chicken / egg problem, there's no reason for an African American to not get both the training and education required to land an interview and do the job.

As with all the race-baiters and those that fall for their BS, he's conflating race and culture. I still contend that as with women in IT, African Americans don't want to be a part of the IT culture too. So why force the issue as a corporate responsibility? That's the underlaying issue I have with his message.

yesterday
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

DigiShaman Re:Zalman heat-sink case (163 comments)

It still is. The physics of oil cooling is good, but it's not practical in terms of the effort it takes to both administer and replace/upgrade hardware. If left in an enclosed system like power transformer, sure. But then again, those are mainly "set it and forget it" devices rarely touched once in place.

yesterday
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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

DigiShaman Re:Confusing position (491 comments)

Reverse discrimination. Jesse Jackson is putting race, not skill level, as the priority imputes to employ more blacks. In his world view, society must bend over backwards to cater to the African American.

Hey Jesse!!! Yeah you. They don't want to be an Uncle Tom. The idea of "white" culture (a culture of being educated and the further pursuit thereof) is what may of the blacks are against. Those that you represent value ignorance over everything else. For them, they derive power through victimization; and the liberal society is all to willing to go along with the coddle-fication of victimization attitude!

yesterday
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Comcast Confessions

DigiShaman Comcast Business is anything but! (231 comments)

So a client of mine uses Comcast Business as their ISP. I drove on-site to configure a SonicWALL. Their modem was in bridge mode with the only option of turning into "pseudo bridge mode" (something like a DMZ). Also, the modem wasn't yet provisioned for their assigned static IP pool. Only Tier 1 answers the phone. If you require Tier 2, a call-back within 24 period IS THE ONLY OPTION! And most of the Tier 1 guys don't know how to do anything other than provision modem, basic reboot troubleshooting, and scheduling a truck roll for physical coax connectivity problems. Or put it another way, I can't schedule in advance (proactively) to setup a business gateway firewall. You have to wait and be reactive, then drive X amount of mile on-site all while the customer is left offline with a business that can't function (IE losing money!!!). But it gets better; Tier 2 will configure the modem and reboot the unit without calling first. Epic fail!

Problem 1: I can't get a modem that will drop down to true bridge mode

Problem 2: Business class support is inharently reactive and not proactive with regards to scheduling downtime.

Problem 3: Tier support of all levels wildly range in competency.

Problem 4: -fill in the blank because I'm sure I missed something here-

2 days ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

DigiShaman Re:i blame my kids (559 comments)

Children are also an investment of sorts. When you get old, would you rather your child or children be there for you in a time of need? Or, depend on some faceless institution that couldn't give two shits about you once the nurse is off the clock?

2 days ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

DigiShaman Re:You needn't charge anything (559 comments)

Truth.

You credit history is based off a low ratio of revolving credit and never missing payments. Paradoxically if you're constantly zeroing out the card balance, you're not really establishing how well the borrower can manage debt carried over. So essentially, credit is built on having low debt ratios that's being managed conservatively (low risk) and consistently.

2 days ago
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35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

DigiShaman Re:Lies and statistics... (559 comments)

Say what?! My deductible for the year is $3,000 per person under our family plan. So when my son was born, both him and my wife maxed out for a total of $6,000 in checks I had to write out to the hospital. My insurance picked up the tab for well over double or even triple digit grand. There was -zero- complication in the birthing process and we didn't overstay our 2 or 3 day insurance covered visit.

For getting sick and seeing the doctor, yes, I just have to pay the co-pay. You got bit by a bat! That's pretty fucked up. I'm really surprised you didn't at least have to pay the $6,000 in full. You're damn lucky for multiple reasons BTW!

2 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

DigiShaman Re:Sorry to tell you... (540 comments)

Yeah, because who in the fuck doesn't want to compose a business e-mail on a qwerty keyboard with tactile (click) feedback?! Bunch of crazy motherfuckers out there I tell you. Surely this must be why Black Berry failed.

-end sarcasm

3 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

DigiShaman Re:NO, all candy bar (540 comments)

Depends on the pants. The iPhone5 fits nicely in my front jeans (deep) pocket . The larger phones make sitting down difficult as the phone now presses up against my hip. I was thinking about upgrading to an iPhone6, but now i'm not so sure. The "phablets" can die in fire for all I care. I want my smart phone to be a phone first and foremost; that includes a small form-factor.

3 days ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

DigiShaman Re:Server 2012 already looks like Windows 8. (322 comments)

Server 2012 Essentials. As an MSP, we admin plenty of new 2012 boxes for the SMB market as they're having to replace their aging SBS 2008/2011 boxes. And while I like the idea of Office365 hosting e-mail and off the server, it's a damn moving target. Just this week they changed the admin GUI all over again. That, and my Azure PowerShell commands no longer function. Apparently the commandlet got renamed or some such. IT has always been a game of cat-and-mouse, but this is getting ridiculous!

about a week ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

DigiShaman Re:Texas? (172 comments)

Texas is the only state in the mainland that has its own power grid too. So if the grid needs to be upgraded to support added load requirements, I would imagine it would be easier politically as it involves only one state.

about two weeks ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

DigiShaman Re:Texas! (172 comments)

Texas! A model for the rest of the world. Well, except for the patent trolling Marshall, TX. It's our "asshole" of the state.

about two weeks ago
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"Intelligent" Avatars Poised To Manage Airline Check-In

DigiShaman Re:nice job (102 comments)

You've never traveled with children, have you? Trust me, all sorts of odd situations occur that require a human to intervene to process special/last minute requests.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

DigiShaman Re:Black box data streaming (503 comments)

Even over the ocean? So the ISP is satellite based then.

about two weeks ago
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Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

DigiShaman Re:Double standards (533 comments)

Perhaps you're right. Perhaps in the end there is nothing that can be done because of who and what we are; self-serving human nature and all that. Like a cycle, the rise and fall of civilization is a natural process. It still sickens me that we live in a world where society is on the decline rather than the assent. Toss a coin, it's going to happen either way at some point and some where. I suppose I could count myself lucky that I wasn't born in N.Korea. An age of bullshit none the less for most of us.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

DigiShaman Re:Translation: Slash 18K jobs, apply for 18K H-1B (383 comments)

If we had any elected official worth their salt, they would state that we now have 18k back in the unemployment pool; thus we don't need 18k H1Bs.

about two weeks ago

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Bill O'Reilly website hacked

DigiShaman DigiShaman writes  |  more than 5 years ago

DigiShaman (671371) writes "Bill O'Reilly (Fox News commentator) had his website hacked on September 19th 2008 following Bill's criticism of Palin's e-mail account being broken into. According to the website, 205 members who signed up after the 14th had their security compromised. An e-mail from Bill states "Rest assured that we are on this. Our defense of Sarah Palin has led some criminals to attempt to disrupt our enterprise. At this moment federal authorites and our attorneys are compiling information against these people. We stand behind our products but, most importantly, we stand behind you. We'll get the bad guys. Count on it.""

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