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Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

JoeSchmoe007 Re:On behalf of all network specialists, (197 comments)

Yes, they do. I used to have Verizon 3G phone and it had public IPv4 address. At the same time later Verizon phones (LTE) would only have IPv6 (maybe also NAT-ted IPv4 , I am not sure).

I am now on AT&T and my LTE phone only has NAT-ed IPv4 address.

On both of these carriers you can have static IPv4 IP for one-time fee of about $500 if I remember correctly.

about 6 months ago
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Surge In Online Orders Overwhelms UPS Christmas Deliveries

JoeSchmoe007 Members of Amazon Prime can request one free month (378 comments)

Members of Amazon Prime can request one free month of Prime membership for each late package. I received 2 so far - just contact Customer Service via website.

about a year ago
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Security Researchers Want To Fully Audit Truecrypt

JoeSchmoe007 Re:Typo? (233 comments)

As was mentioned above, digital signature key used to sing Windows executable are not released. Therefore, it will never be possible to get a binary result identical to what is published on TryueCrypt website.

about a year ago
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MasterCard Joining Push For Fingerprint ID Standard

JoeSchmoe007 In Soviet Russia... (138 comments)

...Fingerprint changes you???

about a year ago
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Developers May Be Getting 50% of Their Documentation From Stack Overflow

JoeSchmoe007 Re:Different purpose for different sources of info (418 comments)

Goals mentioned above include learning, applying what you learned to real-word problems and solving issues that one comes across along the way.

about a year and a half ago
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Developers May Be Getting 50% of Their Documentation From Stack Overflow

JoeSchmoe007 Different purpose for different sources of info. (418 comments)

I think one should consider that there are 3 distinctive source of help/information serving somewhat different but overlapping goals:

1) Comprehensive books on the subject - especially useful when learning new technology from scratch to get a general overview of the whole environment/functionality/language/tools and how all pieces work together to create real life application. They often contain fairly comprehensive API description overlapping with:

2) Official online documentation (MSDN and alike) - complete API/technology reference with some of how-tos

3) Crowd sources - MSDN forum, Stack Overflow and other forums. Mostly geared towards giving answers to specific real-world question that cannot be answered by 1) and 2). Extremely useful because nobody can predict all possible real life scenarios and this is where the strength of the crowd knowledge really shines through because more often then not - whatever you problem is there is a good chance someone already experienced it and possibly found solution.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Convince a Company Their Subscriber List Is Compromised?

JoeSchmoe007 Re:Is it fixed? (247 comments)

Well you may have some kind of issue with Atlassian but AFAIK they don't make any tools for System Administration. Unless you count JIRA and/or Confluence as such, which they aren't.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best File System For Web Hosting?

JoeSchmoe007 Re:You are asking wrong question (210 comments)

* I think picking file system should be the least of your worries.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best File System For Web Hosting?

JoeSchmoe007 You are asking wrong question (210 comments)

If you are concerned about performance and expect constant email stream you should host mail, database and web-servers on separate computers. There is a reason any reputable host does it this way. Plus increased load on one component doesn't affect others.

I think file picking system should be the least of your worries.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Test Storage Media?

JoeSchmoe007 For backups - restore + check MD5 hash (297 comments)

If storage media is used for backups - try restoring them. If files that are stored there are not changed - you can also save MD5 (or some other hash) in separate file and re-calculate/re-check it periodically.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Mobile Phone Solution With No Data Plan?

JoeSchmoe007 Verizon 3G phone on Page Plus (294 comments)

Someone else already mentioned 3G Android phone. I recommend http://www.pagepluscellular.com/ (prepaid Verizon reseller). They have monthly plans and pay-as-you go plans. I use $80 card that gives you 2000 minutes and lasts a year. Data on this plan is $1/MB but it is still viable if you use rarely and limit background data usage with Droidwall app (your phone needs to be rooted)

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox Too Big To Link On 32-bit Windows

JoeSchmoe007 Re:Firefox will die (753 comments)

Can you elaborate? Chrome already supports AdBlock

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Your Data Safe In the Cloud?

JoeSchmoe007 How is it different from having your own server? (332 comments)

How is it different from having your own dedicate server in someone's datacenter? It seems that OP assumes that cloud is somehow less secure than other alternatives. I just don't see a difference.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Your Data Safe In the Cloud?

JoeSchmoe007 Re:Of course it is safe if you encrypt it yourself (332 comments)

To clarify: I am only talking about storing encrypted data on the cloud. If you need to run an application on the cloud that needs data decrypted none of what I said applies.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Your Data Safe In the Cloud?

JoeSchmoe007 Of course it is safe if you encrypt it yourself! (332 comments)

Am I missing something here? If you encrypt your data yourself before sending it to the cloud storage and use more than one provider - what seems to be a problem?

more than 2 years ago
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Why Netflix Had To Raise Its Prices

JoeSchmoe007 Anybody knows how streaming content is licensed? (574 comments)

Is it:

1) NF pays content owner lump sum $X and gets right to stream content unlimited number of times within specific time period

2) NF pays content owner $Z lump sum and then $Y for every time content is streamed

3) Mix of the above?

more than 3 years ago
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Do Gadgets Degrade Our Common Sense?

JoeSchmoe007 Gadgets cause dimished attention span (311 comments)

Another important point not mentioned by the author of the article is that gadgets and being "permanently connected" cause dimished attention span. IMO it gets to the point when individuals are unable to concentrate and get anything done because there is always something "important" that requires their attention RIGHT NOW, like Facebook notification, text message on the phone, Twitter updates, etc. And if there are no distractions people subconsciously start seeking for them.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Lowers Data Access To Just $500/GB

JoeSchmoe007 Re:for pete's sake (339 comments)

Take a look at http://www.pagepluscellular.com/ - they are prepaid Verizon reseller that I've been using for years. They allow BYOD; you can use most of the Verizon phones (except BB, IPhone and Verizon prepaid phones) - I use Droid Incredible. I am on their "Pay-Per-Minute" plans because it fits me the best - my usage is quite small. There is a forum about PagePlus here: http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/364-Page-Plus-Cellular

more than 3 years ago

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