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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

JackieBrown Re:clarifying rumors: (114 comments)

I loved this whole post but this part was the gem

seriously most of the phone tree is a circular loop. we have maybe 4 phones in this office

yesterday
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

JackieBrown Re:I was affected (114 comments)

it came back up before I was awake (IRC logged my disconnect) and with IPv6 service finally

Guess it's time to turn that on on my router...

yesterday
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

JackieBrown Re:shoot the admins (114 comments)

Depends where. In San Antonio, public schools started this Monday and private schools started last week.

yesterday
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MediaGoblin 0.7.0 "Time Traveler's Delight" Released

JackieBrown Re:First Day Online (68 comments)

SPAM is a registered trademark of Hormel. It's a controversial food product; people tend to love it or hate it.

I don't usually eat food with that much salt, but it's pretty good fried.

As a kid, I used to love it including that jelly stuff. Now when I see the jelly stuff, I have to stop myself from gagging.

yesterday
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

JackieBrown Re:Okay... and? (316 comments)

What I am confused about is how this is happening. I keep hearing on slashdot that the US has the lowest tax rates for corperations and the rich so how come it is cheaper (tax-wise) to go to another country - especially since from what I have read here, the US treats it's employees the worst as well as underpays them while stealing their benifits.

Surely, those comments were not just US hating propaganda?

4 days ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

JackieBrown Re:Not exactly endearing you to the public (441 comments)

I've found that most people who can't understand accents tend to be poor communicators themselves.

Let me guess... you have a heavy accent?

5 days ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

JackieBrown Re:If you start making money off it (458 comments)

Or... you are not a criminal no matter how violent you are if you work for the government

5 days ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

JackieBrown Re:The real crime here (458 comments)

That system would hurt poorer people a lot harder than wealthier people unless the fine is set at a sliding scale. But then you need to explain why a rich person using drugs costs society more than a poorer person.

5 days ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

JackieBrown Re:Benjamin Franklin said once (391 comments)

They don't want people watching this because these actions go against the PC message that the muslim religion is a religion of peace and love (parroted quickly by the US president).

5 days ago
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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

JackieBrown Re:The memo you are about to see (159 comments)

Except when I lived next to a gas station, I never lived in a neighborhood that had a payphone. And yes, I am old enough to predate cell phones

about a week ago
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Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

JackieBrown Re:Power Grab (276 comments)

Ownership is a great statue of freedom.

If you don't understand the difference in freedom that comes with private ownership versus government ownership, you are most definitely a far leftie.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

JackieBrown Re:Why focus on the desktop? (723 comments)

>rather than trying to break into the standalone desktop OS market.

It's there and dominant in a whole host of industries. The western world would collapse if Linux ceased being available on the desktop. For example we couldn't make chips.

But the eastern world would be ok?

about a week ago
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Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

JackieBrown Re:Power Grab (276 comments)

It's not an all or nothing idea.

This does seems to be the new meme, though. I am seeing this great "comeback" pop up all over the place.

I guess the left really do get their news from the same place.

about a week ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

JackieBrown Re:Authors' consent (116 comments)

It's unfortuneate that Digia uses this as an excuse for unethical purposes.

What is the unethical activity they are doing?

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

JackieBrown Re:Sigh (735 comments)

Back when the whole Mozilla controversy was going on there were endless posts about how "just not liking gays" was somehow a perfectly okay position to take, and blaming them for daring to demand equality and human rights.

Way to simplify that topic. Being against gay marriage is not the same thing as being homophobia (a fear of gays) nor is it not the same thing as not liking gays. I am not for dads marrying daughters but that doesn't mean I hate dads or daughters.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

JackieBrown Re:Very subjective (381 comments)

The only time I hear the 5000 year old Earth argument is when the pro-evolution folk say that creationist believe this.

It's very easy to let your bias determine for you how others probably think.

about two weeks ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

JackieBrown Re:Why not just ignore it until you get back? (232 comments)

Additionally, what about the times when you forget to turn off your out of office? Heck, I usually forget to update my work phone voicemail for at least a month (or until someone else notices.)

about two weeks ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

JackieBrown Re:Ah, the joys of backscatter (232 comments)

Then your customers assume that they have the wrong email address

about two weeks ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

JackieBrown Re:Defeats the purpose (232 comments)

I used to do something similar as the author. My out of office was something to the effect of

"I will be out of the office from XX to XX. During this time, John will be my point of contact and he can be reached at john@email.com.

If you prefer to wait until I return to work, please send me a follow up email so I know your request still needs attention."

That said, I still went through all my emails when I came back. This system just helped me prioritize.

about two weeks ago

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Time Warner customers may lose FOX channels

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JackieBrown writes "FOX is trying to raise fees for cable companies and is threatening to drop Time Warner if Time Warner does not agree to pay more fees to air FOX's stations.

Come January 1st, we may lose FOX and FX as well as some FOX sports channels.

Time Warner has a site up where you can enter your zipcode to see if this will affect you. http://www.rolloverorgettough.com/

Time Warner is using Hulu as as an example of the value on network TV. I am surprise they use this argument as Hulu seems to devalue Cable TV more than devalue the network itself."

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White House collects user data without notice

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 4 years ago

JackieBrown writes "

The White House is collecting and storing comments and videos placed on its social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube without notifying or asking the consent of the site users, a failure that appears to run counter to President Obama's promise of a transparent government and his pledge to protect privacy on the Internet.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/16/obama-wh-collects-web-users-data/"

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Another forum attacked

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JackieBrown writes "Today, many of us received emails advertising some website (I won't name it because I don't want to reward them.) The strange part was the spam came came from one of the admins. When visiting the site, the admins announced that the problem was being worked on and were trying to determine if someone just use brute force to crack the password. Apparently there where bigger problems. forums.debian.net now redirects to the Debian mailing list with this message http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2009/04/msg00056.html

This afternoon DSA received reports that forums.debian.net might have been compromised: registered users had been email spammed from the forums software. forums.debian.net has therefore been disabled.

There are many forums out there, but this one has been around for more than five years and was usually considered the closest thing that Debian had for an "official" forum. It was a place frequented by new users and Debian developers alike."

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