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DDoS From 4chan Hits MPAA and Anti-Piracy Website

Jester998 Re:And now... (318 comments)

Well, that's rather interesting... when I went to the mpaa.org site, it immediately got stopped by NoScript; it was trying to redirect me to a URL in the form www.mpaa.org/my.ip.add.ress

Put on your tinfoil hats, everyone.

about 4 years ago
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Canadian Android Carrier Forcing Firmware Update

Jester998 Re:Rogers is terrible (238 comments)

I run Cyanogen on my Dream as well, but I got around the data blockage like so:

If you were quick enough to take advantage of the free HTC Magic upgrade they offered, you can just root the Magic and install CursorSense (at least 1.2.1). CursorSense is a mod of the official Rogers firmware, so as far as Rogers is concerned, you have a 'patched' phone, so they re-enable data access on your account. At that point you can switch back to your Dream with full 3G access.

I was without data for about a day (my Magic only arrived Monday, a day after they started blocking data), but since then I've been fine.

Rogers can take their mandatory upgrade and shove it. :p

more than 4 years ago
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Senator Applauds Pirate Bay Trial, Chides Canada

Jester998 Re:RIAA Tax (526 comments)

There is, but little-to-none of it takes the form of kickbacks to US Senators, which is why he's all up in arms.

more than 5 years ago
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Energy-Beaming Space Collector To Also Alter Weather?

Jester998 I don't understand. (274 comments)

Why beam power all the way from orbit? Wouldn't an army of sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads be more effective? :p

more than 5 years ago
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Computer Science Major Is Cool Again

Jester998 Re:Cool? (328 comments)

How does that make it cool? It sounds more like desperation.

It's also what got us into the whole Java School mess.

more than 5 years ago
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Collaborative Map-Reduce In the Browser

Jester998 Re:Noscript (188 comments)

You keep your noscript plugin, and I'll keep intuitive webUI.

'Intuitive' web UI doesn't need JavaScript -- it can be done purely with CSS.

Example

more than 5 years ago
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Terry Childs Case Puts All Admins In Danger

Jester998 Re:Too bad "being an asshole" is not a crime (498 comments)

It's not about PERSONAL harm. It's about professional ethics and legal implications. If you were fired from a company, and subsequently went and posted every password you knew on a forum or email list, you'd be sued or charged in a heartbeat.

This is no different in the least -- even if he was already barred from accessing the system, it was still a random group of people whose authority over him and/or the systems was nonexistent, or questionable at best. If he HAD divulged the passwords in those circumstances, he should have been charged, not the other way around.

more than 5 years ago
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Terry Childs Case Puts All Admins In Danger

Jester998 Re:Too bad "being an asshole" is not a crime (498 comments)

No one in the room was in Childs' chain of command. His boss wasn't there, nor was his boss' boss, etc. It was a group of random city employees (city police, HR) and random, unknown people on the other end of a phone.

What authority did anyone there have to order him to divulge passwords?

If someone from HR or Finance, even if they're a VP or C*O, came to me and said "Hand over all the network passwords now.", I'd tell them to fuck off too until someone to whom I report said otherwise.

more than 5 years ago
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Charter Cable Capping Usage Nationwide This Month

Jester998 Re:Wow, they are lucky. (369 comments)

The Rogers overage charges stop at $25. So whether you use 150GB or 1TB per month, your bill will only be $54.95 + $25.00 + taxes.

My bandwidth is regularly several hundred gigs a month on Rogers Extreme. I've done 1TB+ in a month before.

more than 5 years ago
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IPv6 Adoption Up 300 Percent Over 2 Years

Jester998 Re:IPV4 addresses are NOT running out (425 comments)

Nat+uPNP is perfectly capable

Spoken like someone who grew up with NAT being the norm. NAT is terribly broken, and UPNP is even worse. There shouldn't be a need to resort to hack-upon-hack to get networking to work. I long for the day when I only have to worry about routing & firewalling on my network again.

That's not even getting into all the millions of unused IP's being held by the early internet companies.

IP's just need to be charged for on a early basis. Start with $1 per year per ip to EVERYONE who owns an IP's and you'll see the "IP Shortage" vanish overnight.

Great, $1 per IP. 2^32-1 possible IPs... that's only a touch over $4B per year. Who want to bet that Microsoft would eat up all it could, just to have control? Hell, at that price I'd buy a couple hundred just for me. Start talking several thousand dollars per IP per year and you might be on the right track... oh wait, no you're not, because it's an artificial scarcity. (Besides, who would the money for the IP addresses go to? IANA? What would they use it for?)

more than 5 years ago

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