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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

HogGeek Analogy Sucks... (255 comments)

"Under this sort of thinking, Volkswagen would be liable if someone drove a VW as the getaway car in a bank robbery"

That may be the case, but probably only if VW knowingly pursued bank robbers as customers (e.g.; in their ads they said something to the effect of "Perfect as a get-away vehicle!")

I'd bet the courts/prosecutor said something to the effect "As the 'administrator' of a TOR exit node, It's not unreasonable for the operator to expect illicit or illegal activity to take place, as the intent of TOR is anonymity", or something along those lines...

about 7 months ago

Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking

HogGeek Re:Makes Sense (377 comments)

It has always been my observation that people aren't afraid of change, rather people fear being changed...

about a year ago

Book Review: A Gift of Fire

HogGeek a bit steep (52 comments)

To buy this book is $81.47, to rent it is $34.50.

Seems a bit steep, no?

about 2 years ago

Solar Panels For Every Home?

HogGeek Re:HOA approvals (735 comments)

It may be a state to state thing, but here in Colorado:

Colorado law (C.R.S. 38-30-168)

  Associations are not permitted to prohibit the installation of solar panels on a unit or property which is owned by a member of the association. Any such prohibition in the governing documents of an association is void and unenforceable.

more than 2 years ago

System Admins Should Know How To Code

HogGeek Welcome (298 comments)

Captain Obvious...

more than 2 years ago

Debian Derivative Optimized for the Raspbery Pi Released

HogGeek Re:Slashdotted already (95 comments)

If it is, I would recommend selling them to all of those that are waiting and buy a real server...

more than 2 years ago

XBMC V11 Eden Has Been Released

HogGeek Re:Never got the "point" of XBMC (195 comments)

Now you can get it running on a $99 dollar media player (Apple TV 2, and 3 (when it gets jailbroken))

more than 2 years ago

The Mexican Cartel's Hi-Tech Drug Tunnels

HogGeek Re:Spics (448 comments)

Hmmm, While living in farming areas growing up, That name was given because they worked out in the hot weather and sweat, a lot. Since they were bent over forward, their shirt would only get 'wet in back'...

more than 3 years ago

IT Pros Can't Resist Peeking At Privileged Info

HogGeek Re:Bad setup (388 comments)


The security team should be setting policy and doing audits, not being "the privileged ones"!

more than 3 years ago

Congressmen Worried About Amazon Silk Privacy Issues

HogGeek Re:If this is an issue... (148 comments)

Amazon mustn't have bought them off, yet


more than 3 years ago

Is Apple Pushing Away Professionals?

HogGeek Re:server (556 comments)

I believe appropriately so.

While it is my preferred desktop OS, it leaves a lot to be desired as a server.

more than 3 years ago

Book Review: Scalability Rules

HogGeek Re:Don't mix the vendor networking gear? (54 comments)

notwithstanding vendor incompatiblities, the "one throat to chock" position is often held by organizations that lack technical competency, at least in a lot of my experience.

more than 3 years ago

Age Bias In IT: the Reality Behind the Rumors

HogGeek Re:jobs (582 comments)

"However, any time the screening process is handled by H/R or non-technical management people, I rarely even get my foot in the door"

This suggests you need better inter-personal skills. Try joining a speaking group like toastmasters, or find local social groups in your area. Not only is it good networking, but you may pickup how non-technical people perceive you.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Does SSL Validation Matter?

HogGeek SSL has never been "the answer" (243 comments)

It was a solution to two separate problems:

Secure the communication and ensure the identity.

It works for securing the communication, we need a better solution for ensuring identity.

Note: If I had the answer, I wouldn't be "here"...

more than 3 years ago

Google+ Already At 10 Million Users

HogGeek Any Left (1223 comments)

If you have one to spare... (andrew.gehring(gmail)

more than 3 years ago

Court to Decide If Man Can Keep His Moon Rock

HogGeek Offer him FMV... (390 comments)

According to the TFA, the item was "presented to the state of Alaska in 1969 by President Nixon".

If the museum was run by the state, then they tossed it, and he owns it...

more than 3 years ago


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