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Is Algeria Deleting Facebook Accounts?

FatherDale Re:Unencrypted cookie auths (217 comments)

Thanks for this link. Why isn't this a default setting?

more than 3 years ago

Comparing Windows and Ubuntu On Netbooks

FatherDale Re:Ubuntu Notbook (317 comments)

You rule. Thanks!

more than 3 years ago

Comparing Windows and Ubuntu On Netbooks

FatherDale Ubuntu Notbook (317 comments)

I loathe 10.10 Netbook Edition and Unity. I've lost my thumb drive with 10.4 on it, or I'd re-re-image my EEE 901. I even went back to Xandros for a while, but since it doesn't do anything, went on to 10.10 big boy edition. I miss 10.4. a lot.

more than 3 years ago

TV Tropes Self-Censoring Under Google Pressure

FatherDale Right. (393 comments)

What are the chances I'm getting the whole story here? Zero? Oh, carry on, then.

more than 3 years ago

Indian Government Threatens RIM, Skype With Ban

FatherDale But wait, there's more! (281 comments)

We've also gotten notice that we have to show up at our nearest SIM retailer with proof that we are who we say we are and still have the SIM chip we bought. Oh, and bring a passport photo, please. This isn't the first time the Indian gov't has gone after RIM. Last year's attempt to strong-arm Blackberry was met with a giant shrug by RIM and near-mutiny by the financial sector, who depend mightily on the crackberry.

more than 4 years ago

Asus Budget Ultraportable Notebook Sold Sans OS

FatherDale Re:$380? (263 comments)

Funny, but a good point nonetheless. "Netbooks" were doomed from the beginning with the name. It's too general and subjective.

I'm replying to this from one of the four netbooks in my house, so I'm getting a kick....

more than 4 years ago

Largest Sodium Sulfur Battery Powers a Texas Town

FatherDale It keeps going and going (301 comments)

They've put the entire town on a UPS. We need this technology here in India...

more than 4 years ago

How Slums Can Save the Planet

FatherDale I'll pass (424 comments)

I live in India. If this is the future, I'm not interested.

more than 4 years ago

House Overwhelmingly Passes Cybersecurity Bill

FatherDale Re:I wonder (170 comments)

The State Dept DOES listen to NIST, and was the first federal agency to adopt the NIST SP800 series as the primary guidance for information security issues. State also made up 100% of the panel that built the CAP certification, and built it mainly on SP 800-37.

more than 4 years ago

Japan Will Start 3D TV Programming This Summer

FatherDale Moving to Japan (105 comments)

Takeshi's Castle will be awesome.

more than 4 years ago

7 of the Best Free Linux Calculators

FatherDale Linux Calendars (289 comments)

Sadly, I mis-read the headline and came here expecting a photo of Miss Ubuntu February and Miss RedHat April....

more than 4 years ago

Crazy Firewall Log Activity — What Does It Mean?

FatherDale Re:vertical stripes (344 comments)

Agree. It'd be interesting to know what the trigger is for EVERYBODY to hit it at once....

more than 4 years ago

The Year of the E-Bicycle

FatherDale Eh-Bikes (494 comments)

As an auto-obsessed American, I'd just like to say "So?"

more than 4 years ago

Truth Or Dare — What Is the Best US Cell Company?

FatherDale Theft by mobile (395 comments)

I too will be coming back to the States in June. Currently, I have Vodafone India service, and the difference between it and US service is astonishing -- Friday after Thanksgiving, I was in the middle of the Thar desert on the back of a camel. It occurred to me to see if I could call my Mom in the States and wish her a happy Thanksgiving. Yup, four bars. No electric lights in sight, but when the sun came up I could see a cell tower on a distant mountain. That 15 minute call cost me about $2. We have service *everywhere*, it costs six rupees per minute (1.5 cents), and data is cheap and fast. Note that this isn't a government-subsidized plan, it's Vodafone -- they're making money at this. I currently have about $20 worth of minutes on my Corby, and will probably not be able to use it all before we leave.

more than 4 years ago

Police Called Over 11-Year-Old's Science Project

FatherDale Re:I recommend ... (687 comments)

Makes sense to me. It can't be the principal's fault that he's a moron, so the family should get counseling.

more than 4 years ago

The FBI Wants To Know About Your IT Skills

FatherDale Re:Echoes of B5's "Night Watch" for IT? (211 comments)

The Federal Government is HURTING for IT talent, particularly CEH/CIH type talent. They may just be trolling for new employees.

more than 4 years ago

Mexico Wants Payment For Aztec Images

FatherDale Re:Good luck with that (325 comments)

Yeah. Maybe that whole tourism thing isn't working out for them and they need some bad press to calm it down a bit...

more than 4 years ago

IT Job Satisfaction Plummets To All-Time Low

FatherDale Limits (453 comments)

There are limits. Even the happiest, most optimistic IT pro gets weary of dealing with morons, asshats, and people whose sense of entitlement far exceeds their actual worth to the organization.

more than 4 years ago


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