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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

Doug Otto Re:How can you "steal" a pic off the 'net? (126 comments)

"Collecting" isn't the problem. It's using someone else's copyrighted property to sell one's own services.

Would you feel differently if someone used your source code as a reference for a contract gig?

about a week ago
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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

Doug Otto Re:Photographers (126 comments)

I see you have a fancy stove. You must be an excellent chef.

about a week ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

Doug Otto Re:user profile location (353 comments)

Depends on how many files you have it your home dir. If it's lots, I prefer:

cd /home
find . -print -depth | cpio -pvdum /mnt/home

about two weeks ago
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Target and Trustwave Sued Over Credit Card Breach

Doug Otto Re:Mandatory arbitration? (87 comments)

Don't spread that around....

about three weeks ago
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Navy Database Tracks Civilians' Parking Tickets, Fender-Benders

Doug Otto Re:The Army is spying on people too (96 comments)

While the fact the Navy is compiling the data is concerning, the information they're collecting is public record. Newsflash: if you get arrested, everyone can know.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

Doug Otto Re:Not MITM (572 comments)

This +1

about a month and a half ago
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Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring

Doug Otto Re:I'm confused... (248 comments)

It's like killing two turds with one flush!

I think Ballmer is going to take an extra flush.

about a month and a half ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

Doug Otto Re:Delta infotainment (322 comments)

United uses it too.

about 2 months ago
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Red Hat Hires CentOS Developers

Doug Otto Re:Maybe (91 comments)

Sadly, I believe you're correct.

about 2 months ago
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IBM Looking To Sell Its Semiconductor Business

Doug Otto Re:What's left? (195 comments)

IBM is primarily a professional services company. They've been evolving into that for years.

about 2 months ago
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California Bill Proposes Mandatory Kill-Switch On Phones and Tablets

Doug Otto They've got it wrong (341 comments)

Already half of all robberies in San Francisco and 75 percent of those in Oakland involve a mobile device and the number is rising in Los Angeles, according to police figures.

Really, what we need, is a kill switch for Oakland, San Francisco and LA.

about 2 months ago
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Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild

Doug Otto Re:For crying out loud ... (187 comments)

By VMware client, I actually meant Vsphere. Part of my job is managing the several hundred virtual servers that run a state wide law enforcement agency. VMWare hasn't updated their thick client to support all of the features in ESXi 5.5. To access those features and have passthrough authentication, you have to use Flash, and a windows based browser. Perhap the position you've chosen to take works for you, but If your only experience with VMWare is workstation then you're hardly an authority.

about 2 months ago
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Adobe Flash Remote Code Execution Flaw Exploited In the Wild

Doug Otto Re:For crying out loud ... (187 comments)

That's a convienent position to take but sometimes you don't have a choice. VMware, for example, requires flash for their web client while at the same time removing functionality from their thick client. I can either take a philosophical stand or I can do my job.

about 2 months ago
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EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

Doug Otto Re:I worry about the script kiddies (364 comments)

and all of London's cars come to a grinding halt...

And this will be different than the M1 or M25 during rush hour how?

about 3 months ago
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Chinese Firm Can Now Produce 500 Cloned Pigs Per Year

Doug Otto Re:Can I get a copy of myself. (156 comments)

This is /. While you're statement is true, it's likely impossible for many regular posters.

about 3 months ago
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Bitcoin Payments Go Live At Overstock — Two Quarters Early

Doug Otto Re:I don't get it (182 comments)

Privacy afforded by bitcoin is lost here since buyer identity is known to at least two parties - Overstock and Coinbase.

And UPS.

about 3 months ago

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We're your government, and we know who you are.

Doug Otto Doug Otto writes  |  about a year ago

Doug Otto (2821601) writes "Buried deep in the bowels of a bi-partisan immigration reform bill is a "photo tool." The goal is to create a photo database consisting of every citizen. Of course the database would be used only for good, and never evil."
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Does antimatter fall up? Experiment could provide the answer.

Doug Otto Doug Otto writes  |  about a year ago

Doug Otto (2821601) writes "Scientists at CERN ask the question:
But one interesting question remains unanswered: does antimatter possess antigravity, experiencing a repulsive force when matter experiences attraction? And, even if antimatter experiences plain old gravity, does it behave in exactly the same way as matter does? And if it does fall up, could a dog see it?"

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Which licensing model for a "free to use" application?

Doug Otto Doug Otto writes  |  1 year,14 days

Doug Otto (2821601) writes "I work for a small defense contractor. We provide long range cameras and control systems to the military. We've developed an application to aid in configuration and maintenance of these systems that we'd like to distribute with the camera systems. The idea is to provide the application with a "free to use and distribute" license that doesn't give up ownership. Any thoughts?"

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