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Surface RT Devices Won't Get Windows 10

JackieBrown Re:Not surprising (157 comments)

Most apps are not dependent on the updated android OS version so it's less of an issue. I had a windows 5 phone bought when windows 6 phones were already out. Shame on me for not doing my homework, but almost every app I was interested in required (not preferred) Windows 6.

3 days ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

JackieBrown Re:Most calls not really from Dish (230 comments)

What's ethical about the massive volumes of spam that they snail mail out?

They are just trying to do their part to help fund the post office. Why do you hate postal workers?

3 days ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

JackieBrown Re:Censorship? (415 comments)

I think you might be overestimating the minimum intelligence of right wingers.

3. A right wing supporter of Scalise, who should (but still doesn't) know the result will be #1.

I think #1 and #3 are both pretty likely.

You would. A lot of closed minded people view people with opposite viewpoints as less intelligent.

4 days ago
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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

JackieBrown Re:Crusty Hardware (188 comments)

I think what he's saying is that linux manages to retain support for these while Windows 7,8,8.1 needs active vendor support to keep it working

4 days ago
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Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

JackieBrown Re:The good thing about it is.. (439 comments)

If the republicans of the past 15 years wanted what a mass gov pushed for his state, they would have passed it when Bush was in office.

The dems own this.

4 days ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

JackieBrown Re:Rationale (253 comments)

"Successive budget cuts by Congress are forcing the Internal Revenue Service to delay system modernization that would improve its ability to prevent fraud."
  One suspects that might have been the point.

This is crap. They are picking where to spend their money. This just shows that this is less important to the IRS than other areas.

4 days ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

JackieBrown Re:Congress Makes Cuts (253 comments)

Project budget does not could as a real budget.

I am expecting a certain raise but I won't budget that until I see if it materializes.

4 days ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

JackieBrown Re:Let's hope (253 comments)

I seem to remember any requests for a flat tax or the 9-9-9 plan (really any attempt to simplify the tax plan) being attacked by social democrats.

4 days ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

JackieBrown Re:One has to wonder (253 comments)

You didn't answer why they decided to wait until tax season?

4 days ago
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Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

JackieBrown Re:The good thing about it is.. (439 comments)

I'd agree with that is the bill was just a vote on whether climate change is real or not. It's attached to another bill.

The democrats voted in mass for Obama Care. Are you saying that means they agree and support everything in it? Because recent history would prove that wrong.

4 days ago
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US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax

JackieBrown Re:More proof (661 comments)

So I guess your against SS and other programs that will sacrifice the wellfare of our country for future generations?

4 days ago
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Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?

JackieBrown Re:Question mark in title! (165 comments)

See - that's the problem. You view Obama as a moderate conservative. Most conservatives would view him as an extreme liberal and it scares them (and me) to think that you want someone more extreme than Obama.

The tea party has shown that this is not just angry old white men. My black wife was more conservative than I am and you can see other races moving up in the party and deciding to just think shrug off all the people that will call them sellouts for not subscribing to the groupthink that all minorities must be democrat.

4 days ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

JackieBrown Re:Not "like Slashdot" (224 comments)

Isn't that what the firehouse is for?

4 days ago
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Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?

JackieBrown Re:Question mark in title! (165 comments)

I think basically both sides feel this way.

Obama is out of sync with the rest of America so we want the Republican Congress to note no on a lot of stupid bills becoming law.

"The Republicans are (out-of sync) with the rest of America, the veto pen will be needed to stop a lot of stupid bills from becoming law."

What's happening is the Conservatives are becoming more Conservative and the Liberals are becoming more liberal. There is a whole lot less in-between than their used to be.

Before, during Kennedy's and Reagan's time, we at least had a common enemy (Soviets) which help bridge some divides. Now we don't have that. Instead, the enemy is the opposite side of the aisle.

4 days ago
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Windows Server 2003 Reaches End of Life In July

JackieBrown Re:End of support, not "end of life". (156 comments)

There is definitely a market for very long term support, which you have to look no further than IBM to see.

In fact many would trust IBM to fill such a role if they were to do so. Others may trust Google. I'm sure there are plenty of other examples as well.

I agree with IBM to a point but Google doesn't have the best track record of supporting their products after they decide the product has reached the end of its life. In fact, they probably have one of the worst.

5 days ago
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Windows Server 2003 Reaches End of Life In July

JackieBrown Re:A reason to go with Open Source (156 comments)

It's a different scenario since there have been many updates and versions to choose from in the past 11 years versus (based on the comments here) only one real upgrade choice for windows - and even with that, most people tend to wait a while to upgrade just for MS to get the kinks out.

5 days ago
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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

JackieBrown Re:I thought (197 comments)

You are correct that this is the password to access the setting for the router through their webgui. The password to connect to the wifi, though, was similar to badorange456. (To be honest, it was actually harder than anything I ever manually set since I get frustrated typing long passwords into consoles using a gamepad.)

5 days ago
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The Most Popular Passwords Are Still "123456" and "password"

JackieBrown Re:I thought (197 comments)

I bought a Netgear AC1450-100NAR Dual Band Slim Gigabit Smart WiFi Router.

The instructions specifically state that it would be a bad idea to change the SSID and password. I did anyways, of course, but was surprised to read this advice.
http://ww.amazon.com/gp/produc...

5 days ago

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Time Warner customers may lose FOX channels

JackieBrown JackieBrown writes  |  about 5 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 5 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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