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CO2 Levels Reach 400ppm at Mauna Loa For First Time On Record

HuckleCom Re:queue the denialists! (497 comments)

You're contributing to a dense smug alert right now! (http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s10e02-smug-alert)

about a year ago
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AT&T Should Be Investigated For 'Fraudulent' Data Policies, Says PK

HuckleCom Re:So now AT&T is saying it's NOT a capacity p (138 comments)

The beauty of this is like so:


1. User pays same amount for 'capped' bandwidth regardless
2. "Developer" pays for their bandwidth - even though it doesn't really line the pockets of the user with any savings
3. "Developer" passes buck to users with higher prices/more ads.


Wham-bam, thank you ma'am.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Should Be Investigated For 'Fraudulent' Data Policies, Says PK

HuckleCom Re:AT&T Investigated (138 comments)

Moo

more than 2 years ago
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New Prices For Google Apps Engine

HuckleCom Meh (41 comments)

Meh, at that cost ($9/mo?) - developers using it for non-android purposes will move away to a VPS. Giving the platform really just exclusivity for Android app makers for the publicity perks. The instance and bandwidth expenses are garbage compared to AWS.

more than 2 years ago
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Saving Gas Via Underpowered Death Traps

HuckleCom Re:Nothing is free (585 comments)

People drive like shit with two hands none the less put more manuals out on the road ... Lower the damn speed limits! Everyone's in such a damn hurry ...

more than 2 years ago
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Saving Gas Via Underpowered Death Traps

HuckleCom Re:This can be fixed. (585 comments)

Uhm, that tax already exists: It's called lower miles per gallon with raising gas prices. Does it hurt them enough to pay double in gas than they would have 8 years ago, to switch from an SUV to a car? Nope!

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'

HuckleCom Re:Half the story. FB MySQL - 500k transactions/se (509 comments)

At the butt-rape cost of switching to Oracle, they could hire an extra small army of programmers to turn MySQL into FBSQL and give the haters the middle finger (Hell, they're already there from what I understand).

about 3 years ago
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Hulu For Sale: Is There Good News For Users?

HuckleCom Re:Licensing Fees (473 comments)

To add, the 'hulu plus' still slams you with ads ...

about 3 years ago
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LulzSec Announces That It Is Done

HuckleCom Re:Cowards (412 comments)

For OCD purposes the quote from the movie is "My old pappy used to say 'He who fights and runs away can live to run away another day'" . It was "Bret Maverick". And in the end they had a line talking about how he always misquotes his dad.

more than 2 years ago
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LulzSec Announces That It Is Done

HuckleCom Re:Cowards (412 comments)

I have a hunch going to jail isn't even the worse threat they've encountered ...

more than 3 years ago
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LulzSec Announces That It Is Done

HuckleCom Re:Cowards (412 comments)

He who runs away today can run away another day - Brett Maverick (Or his 'pappy')

more than 3 years ago
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ICANN Domain Expansion Could Increase Phishing

HuckleCom Re:As stated in the original story: (142 comments)

Does everyone seriously think the cost will remain the same?
What happens when a company/brand goes belly up and the TLD is auctioned off?
Most of us don't trust ICANN as far as we can throw, this move is just point in case, the restrictions will loosen .

more than 3 years ago
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MySql.com Hacked With Sql Injection

HuckleCom Even more concerning (288 comments)

So what they have a ton of usr@% grants on an open-to-the-world server? No vpn? jesus ....

more than 3 years ago
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The 'Adventure' In Self-Publishing an IT Book

HuckleCom Re:That wasn't smart. (156 comments)

According to another post "He made between $2.25 and $4.50 per copy".

Which basically means that the $135,110 would be ~2-4 TIMES that.

more than 3 years ago
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The 'Adventure' In Self-Publishing an IT Book

HuckleCom Re:That wasn't smart. (156 comments)

Well let's see... He claims $9000 in income. He's selling it for $12.99 on amazon.com (Let's assume $10/copy, I dont know what amazon's cut is)

If he sold 1 per 446, and made ~$9000 at ~$10/copy: ~900 were sold.

~401,400 were downloaded (Unique)?

Iet's say the fact that he charged $0.99 for the ebook version, sales would have been lower, I think 66% LOWER is a pretty conservative number:

~401,400 - (~401,400*0.66) = ~136476 'sold' ebooks.

~136476 * 0.99 = ~$135,110

Yea. prolly screwed himself :P

more than 3 years ago
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German Foreign Office Going Back To Windows

HuckleCom First (901 comments)

"though it declines to give any actual figures. Users have, it claims, also complained of missing functionality, a lack of usability and poor interoperability." riiight. Move along?

more than 3 years ago

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Copyright, Contract and a Minor

HuckleCom HuckleCom writes  |  more than 4 years ago

HuckleCom (690630) writes "Many years ago when I was 15 (22 now), I entered a project for a pay-for-news site with a 'client'. There was no signed or written contract (There was a quote, which later meant nothing because the scope of the project changed).
I eventually finished the project and had moved across the US in the process where I finally received payment. After many years of free support, and even some free hosting — I instructed the client to pay for their hosting and I would transfer the site to the new server. This request was never met, so I pulled the plug on the site and archived the files. Yesterday, I received a demand letter from an attorney requesting I send the code, data and content to the client. I was threatened with court seeking personal property seizure and/or wage garnishment with no monetary amount mentioned. I am fine with sending the data/content. But the code itself contains a few 'trade' secrets and redistributable code. My understanding is that the code belongs to me, the author under US copyright law. Is it reasonable to require monetary reimbursement to give ownership of all the site code? How would this case go over in a court?"

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40% of Twitter messages 'pointless babble'

HuckleCom HuckleCom writes  |  more than 4 years ago

HuckleCom (690630) writes "It comes as no surprise to most of us to learn that lots of tweets are pointless babble.
According to Pear Analytics — "pointless babble" accounted for 40.55 percent of the total number of messages sampled (2000 random samples).
Conversational messages — defined by Pear as tweets that go back and forth between users or try to engage followers in conversation — accounted for 37.55 percent.
Pear said tweets with "pass-along value" — messages that are being "re-tweeted" or passed on by users to their followers — accounted for 8.70 percent.
Self-promotion by companies was next with 5.85 percent, followed by spam with 3.75 percent.
It said tweets with news from mainstream media publications accounted for 3.60 percent.
Pear said it planned to conduct the study every quarter to identify trends on Twitter."

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End-user responsible for security?

HuckleCom HuckleCom writes  |  more than 4 years ago

HuckleCom writes "Imagine this situation:
A massively distributed worm that connects to random P2P services and downloads and shares various music files gets installed on your machine.

The RIAA finds out and sues you right?

This brings up a good question:
Do we expect every citizen of the internet to be responsible for their own security — what happens if Microsoft hasn't released a 'hotfix' to alleviate the hole for a month or more? (often the case).

Does the RIAA and it's likes have to back off because people not all security experts?
Would this harbor in the dawn of responsibility for owning a computer connected to the internet?"
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HuckleCom HuckleCom writes  |  more than 7 years ago

HuckleCom (690630) writes "An article on F-Secure offers insight to a new vital issue with Vista security. It seems as though physical security doesn't matter anymore.

From TFA:
"Did you know that the Command Prompt tool found in Vista's System Recovery Options doesn't require a User Name or Password? And that the Command Prompt provides Administrator level access to the hard drive? For multiple versions of Windows? All you need is a Vista Install DVD and you're all set to go.",

F-Secure provides a link to detailed instructions that demonstrates how vital of an issue this really is."
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HuckleCom HuckleCom writes  |  more than 7 years ago

HuckleCom (690630) writes "F-Secure has a blog post regarding the latest version of Firefox and a vulnerability that allows malicious javascript code to manipulate any of your cookies.

From the Blog: "There's a new bug reported in the way Firefox handles writes to the 'location.hostname' DOM property. The vulnerability could potentially allow a malicious website to manipulate the authentication cookies for a third-party site."

From what I can recollect, this seems to be the first vulnerability discovered in the actual current version of Firefox — at least for a good long time."
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HuckleCom HuckleCom writes  |  more than 7 years ago

HuckleCom (690630) writes "The retail version is not even out the door yet, but Microsoft is already starting to prepare the first major update for its new Vista operating system, according to a letter the company sent this week to business customers.

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 "will be a standard service pack that will include security updates, hotfixes, as well as limited other changes focused on improving quality," according to the letter, which Microsoft sent to customers enrolled in its Technology Adoption Program. You can read the details here."
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HuckleCom HuckleCom writes  |  more than 7 years ago

HuckleCom writes "In light of the seemingly ongoing subpoenas from the RIAA and MPAA, who have the finger pointed at a person behind a computer working a P2P program and in light of ongoing Windows vulnerabilities, I ask this question:

What would happen in the rise of a virus/worm/trojan that would tap into BitTorrent trackers or use raw connections to different P2P networks and download random music and video?

It seems we don't sue people for taking a fraction of a part of a DDoS attack through unknowingly installing a virus. Could the release of something like this be the end of RIAA/MPAA lawsuits because individuals may claim inadvertent downloads?"

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