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The Dismantling of POTS: Bold Move Or Grave Error?

Joebert Re:Fire Alarms still require POTS (582 comments)

We service fire alarms and this is one of our major issues. Property managers try switching to non-POTS lines to save money, which ends up in a fire alarm trouble / service-call because the panel no longer sees the phone lines, which negates any savings on the phone lines immediately. We've been moving panels over to radio monitoring when we can, to work around this.

about 10 months ago

Will Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Stay With MySQL?

Joebert Aquire and Obscure (245 comments)

I don't think Oracle really ever planned on doing much more with MySQL than keeping control of it until it dies.

1 year,8 days

How One Man Turns Annoying Cold Calls Into Cash

Joebert Re:and why not? (227 comments)

Lee Beaumont paid £10 plus VAT to set up his personal 0871 line

Am I missing something, or is "0871 line" something that could be considered common knowledge, especially among the telemarketing industry, to be a premium phone number where the caller will be charged? In the United States there's "1-900" numbers, and it's considered common knowledge that it costs money to call those phone numbers.

about a year ago

Glasses That Hack Around Colorblindness

Joebert DMV Logic (97 comments)

One downside is the Oxy-Iso lenses hinder the perception of yellows and blues at the expense of enhancing reds and greens. This is especially problematic for drivers because the eyewear renders yellow lights nearly invisible.

Well damn, I can see red and green better now and I don't see either of those color lights lit, what should I do?!

about a year and a half ago

Google Warns Irish Government Against Tax Increase

Joebert Fuck you (542 comments)

I'm tired of hearing about this competitiveness bullshit. Pay your fucking share of the taxes assholes. The people who you employ in the states and the majority of the people who buy your shit don't get to dodge paying taxes by putting playing musical chairs with office space. This whole corporate tax rate shit is designed to let these cocksuckers do this shit too. It encourages it. It's setup by the same cocksuckers who do it. We need to get rid of corporate income tax altogether. It's a waste of time and resources trying to collect it and actually getting it is nothing more than a pipe dream. I say we do away with income, corporate, and all similar taxes and have a single federal transaction tax.

more than 3 years ago

Bacteria Used To Fix Cracked Concrete

Joebert The new asbestos (177 comments)

I don't like the idea of a biological entity that produces calcium carbonate. This stuff has cancer lawsuits 10-20 years from now written all over it.

more than 3 years ago

Obama Says Offshoring Fears Are Unwarranted

Joebert Mexicans (763 comments)

Wait, aren't the jobs being created the same kind of jobs everyone's worried about the Mexicans coming here and taking ?

more than 3 years ago

33 Developers Leave

Joebert Unstable (500 comments)

So when whoever leads this group decides to sell out down the road (don't say it wont happen, it just did...) does that mean I'm going to be left high and dry, again ?

more than 2 years ago

TSA To Make Pat-Downs More Embarrassing To Encourage Scanner Use

Joebert You're fucking retarded (642 comments)

Right, because the guy who's about to suicide bomb a fucking airplane is going to have second thoughts when he discovers that the "infidels" might lauch at him before he gets on the plane. I hope someone sues the shit out of these stupid bastards. All they're doing is keeping the channel that lets terrorists though while adding fuel to the fire by subjecting them to ridicule I might add, as well as making the people that pay their fucking salary more uncomfortable than they already are. Fuck you airports. This type of shit makes me hope the terrorists beat you, if it weren't for the innocent passengers involved.

more than 3 years ago

Oracle Claims Google 'Directly Copied' Our Java Code

Joebert injunction (675 comments)

File an injunction preventing Google from continued use of the code. Code was in use before Oracle took control of the code base, no damages are awarded.

more than 3 years ago

Rise of the Small Botnet

Joebert Tempnet (61 comments)

If you think that's bad, just wait until the self-aware temporary infection botnets come out.

more than 3 years ago

ICANN Approves .IRAN (in Non-Latin)

Joebert Re:Dont do it (148 comments)

Don't worry, Apple's lawyers will be all over this iTLD in no time !

more than 3 years ago

College Student Finds GPS On Car, FBI Retrieves It

Joebert Re:What happens if you destroy it? (851 comments)

The FBI is supported by tax dollars, you're going to pay for it one way or the other.

more than 3 years ago

Should ISPs Cut Off Bot-infected Users?

Joebert Re:No help (486 comments)

Quarantining them also forces them to do something. It also leaves them with more options than cutting them off completely.

more than 3 years ago

Should ISPs Cut Off Bot-infected Users?

Joebert No help (486 comments)

How am I supposed to get my computer fixed if I get completely cut off from the Internet?

I would be much more in favor of rather than being completely cut off, such users were quarantined to a small sub-net with access to sites such as, common anti-virus providers, etc.

more than 3 years ago

New York To Spend $27.5 Million Uncapitalizing Street Signs

Joebert Re:Here's an idea! (322 comments)

Considering it's slated to take 8 years, I'm guessing that's how they're going to do it.

more than 3 years ago

Chinese High-Speed Train Sets New World Record

Joebert Re:Wrong! (267 comments)

In both scenarios the person is going to die, so the problem now becomes how to deter others from trying it.

Which one do you think will deter more people from trying it themselves, a train replacing the space where someone was standing in the blink of an eye, or a bunch of sparks and a smoldering body ?

about 4 years ago



Joebert Joebert writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Joebert writes "Thoose of you renting/leasing/ect out dedicated servers, what do you do inbetween tenants ?
Or, how do you go about screening tenants before letting them on your servers ?

How can people be sure that the online store they want to setup on your dedicated server doesn't have a "rootkit" left behind by a previous tenant that scrapes credit card numbers & email addresses from the transactions of any new tenants ?

With this "virtualization" stuff all over the place, wouldn't it be fairly easy for somthing like a "rootkit" to slip through the cracks ?"


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