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Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

JLennox Re:Common sense? In MY judiciary? (457 comments)

Traffic tickets need to cite what law was broken. Officers can't write tickets for random activities and then let a judge decide later.

In this case it was "[a] state law that prohibits motorists from flashing after-market emergency lights, even though it's not clear that the lights Kintner used were after-market" which is clearly bullshit. It does not align with what the person did at all. I am impressed that the officer knew local code well enough to cite that specifically on the ticket.

about 6 months ago
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Why the Latest FISA Release By Google Et Al. Means Squat

JLennox Re:Classic Slashdot (131 comments)

I do not understand what they're attempting to fix and how they think this new version resolves those issues.

about 6 months ago
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The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

JLennox Dreaming of code? (533 comments)

I don't get this psudo-nerd bragging right. I've worked jobs I hated and had dreams about them, too.

about 6 months ago
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South Korean Court Rules That Phone Bloatware Must Be Deletable

JLennox Re:GPE (138 comments)

On my Google Play Nexus 4 I can either update Google Wallet, which wants new permissions, or I can sit there with the update notice forever, but I can't uninstall it.

Google Currents, Google+, Google Wallet, Google Drive, Google Hangouts, Keep, Movie Studio, News & Weather, Photos, Gallery, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Newsstand, Play Store, Quickoffice, Voice Search, Calendar, Clock, Downloads

Really, it's just Google branded bloatware. Using a custom shell I hid ~75% of the applications inside the launcher because I can't uninstall them, and I don't use them, ever.

about 6 months ago
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Target Admits Data Breach May Have Up To 110 Million Victims

JLennox Re:Target needs to be sued (213 comments)

Have the police at the station asking to see the name on the credit card people are swiping?

I'm not sure we allow that, for good reason.

about 7 months ago
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4 Tips For Your New Laptop

JLennox Re:ZOMG! Thank You! (310 comments)

Trolling is when they're not trying to be obvious... or I'm getting trolled right now... DAMN IT!

about 7 months ago
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A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest

JLennox Re:Advancing in what direction? (501 comments)

I believe this is now the only Apple product to not solder RAM directly to the board.

about 7 months ago
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Google Makes It Harder For Marketers To Collect User Data

JLennox Re:It also beefs up security. (195 comments)

Sorry, my point was obscured because it ate my html. I was saying you could send a link like img src="http://10.10.10.10/things/delete?id=9" and that being in an email, gets sent with your auth cookies to the server and issues the delete without you realizing it.

In that sense it's a big plus for security, but also hurts your privacy like you're saying.

about 7 months ago
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Google Makes It Harder For Marketers To Collect User Data

JLennox It also beefs up security. (195 comments)

If I could likely deduce that inside our local software you owned an item with the id 9, I could email you:

Because the request goes out with your authorization cookie it'll executes successfully.

This is why you should only accept post requests for actions that change data and use xsrf tokens (that aren't stored in cookies, local storage, etc).

about 7 months ago
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Leaked Passwords On Display At a German Museum

JLennox Re:Worse are sites with password constraints (42 comments)

I've worked with designers that though more rules = more secure, which is the opposite of true. More rules = less key space.

about 7 months ago
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Tesla Model S Battery Drain Issue Fixed

JLennox Re:And, Folks, stay tuned.. (239 comments)

40watts is how much power the charger is using, not how much the car really needs to idle.

You're taking a hit in the AC->DC conversion, you're also taking a crap shoot at what the batteries need for amperage/voltage. A float charge, for 12volt batteries, is 13 to 13.8 volts at whatever for amperage. ~2amps hitting the batteries sounds reasonable to me.

It's not different than having a battery charger on your start battery plugged in.

I lived off grid for a year on a battery based system. You get OCD about it.

about 8 months ago
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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

JLennox Re:Importance (562 comments)

My morality stops me from doing what's wrong. Fear of punishment is what stops me from breaking the law.

Laws are very [citation needed] in origin, they're not all based on morality or facts.

about 8 months ago
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NSA Planned To Discredit Radicals Based On Web-Browsing Habits

JLennox Re:Porn browsing? (415 comments)

Much of your list is valid only because prostitution is illegal.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

JLennox Re:Spoof the line as disconnected.. (497 comments)

Pardon, you actually want the intercept, not no circuit, tone :)

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Stop a Debt Collection Scam From Targeting You?

JLennox Re:Spoof the line as disconnected.. (497 comments)

It's sometimes called "the triple tone."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_information_tones

There's live samples that can be played there. IVR systems automatically detect the no circuit tones and removes or deprioritizes a number.

Playing the wikipedia sample by holding the phone to the PC speaker should be enough, I recon.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Adds Node.js Support To Visual Studio

JLennox Re:How to revert the uppercase menus (197 comments)

That's like taking a harrier jet to your mailbox and complaining the engines take forever to warm up.

If you want to peek the contents of a text file, open it in a text editor. It'll be a while when using xcode^H^H^H^Heclipse^H^H^H^H^H^Hvisual studio.

Also, SSD.

about 8 months ago
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Warner Bros. Admits To Issuing Bogus Takedowns

JLennox Re:The score so far (199 comments)

I just googled it, as requested, and the second entry was "No, The RIAA Is Not Asking For $72 Trillion From Limewire (Bad Reporters, Bad)"

about 8 months ago

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PSP Lite releases early in Hong Kong

JLennox JLennox writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JLennox (942693) writes "2 weeks before the official Japanese release, the Sony PSP Lite made it's way onto select shelves in Hong Kong. There has been some size reduction, as well as moving of ports, but the major addition is the ability to output to your TV using RCA, S-Video, or component video. Maybe if Sony released this as a feature on the first model, UMD video would still be around?"
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