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Why Screen Lockers On X11 Cannot Be Secure

Kaenneth Re:not the point (371 comments)

I don't have a Windows key, you insensitive clod.

(IBM Model M keyboard from 1996)

2 days ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Kaenneth Re:The Dangers of the World (784 comments)

Well, does 'car accident' include pedestrians being hit by a car?

3 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

Kaenneth Re:Cryptography is lost (155 comments)

Fire makes everything better.

4 days ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Kaenneth Re:it IS a hoax (512 comments)

Be a real shame if a recording of that were to leak.

about a week ago
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Senator Who Calls STEM Shortage a Hoax Appointed To Head Immigration

Kaenneth Re:No way! (512 comments)

Static electricity?

about a week ago
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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

Kaenneth Re:Sounds like it can stand up (323 comments)

Because the school locker is School property, but Facebook isn't?

about two weeks ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Kaenneth Re:As my attorney says (291 comments)

However, shitting your own pants is sure to make the interview more interesting.

about two weeks ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

Kaenneth Re:The (in)justice system (291 comments)

Plea Bargains save everyone time and money; as long a prosecutorial discretion exists, plea bargains will be possible. The alternative is the prosecutors office being required to pursue every single case. 5-17 year old took a nude picture of herself? Child Porn charges. kill in clear self defense? Murder charges. transpose two digits on your tax return? Tax Fraud charges.

There wouldn't be enough people to serve on the juries for the people that missed jury duty!

about two weeks ago
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FCC May Permit Robocalls To Cell Phones -- If They Are Calling a Wrong Number

Kaenneth Re:Time to abandon normal phones? (217 comments)

If it's an emergency, they can call 911.

about two weeks ago
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China's Engineering Mega-Projects Dwarf the Great Wall

Kaenneth Infrastructure (206 comments)

It's easy for us in the US to decry China building massive projects, when we already have our transcontinental rail, interstate highways, panama canal, etc. which would require so much 'environmental review' today, (just look at the difficulty of building modern nuclear power plants.)

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Kaenneth "deniers-for-hire" (786 comments)

So, If you disagree you must be a paid shill. Who's making ad-hominem attacks?

about three weeks ago
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Glitch In OS X Search Can Expose Private Details of Apple Mail Users

Kaenneth Re:Outlook (49 comments)

Funny story, back when I was contract testing at MS, I bugged that as potential privacy issue in Outlook Express before it was released but the triage team didn't think it was important enough to change.

about three weeks ago
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UK Arrest Over Xbox Live and Playstation Network Outages

Kaenneth Re:Having odd service problems the last few days (86 comments)

Google used to take 30+ seconds to load for me, switched to Century Link, and now it loads effectively instantly...

Comcast sucks.

about a month ago
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Sony Sends DMCA Notices Against Users Spreading Leaked Emails

Kaenneth Re:Are emails copyrighted ? (138 comments)

Everything you create is copyrighted automatically; unless you create it as part of your job, in which case it's owned by whoever paid you.

about a month ago
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Early Bitcoin Adopters Facing Extortion Threats

Kaenneth Re:Told you so (106 comments)

DRM is enforced by 'technical' means; Bitcoin is enforced by mathematical means.

about 1 month ago
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Sony Hack Reveals MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was a Lie

Kaenneth Magic! (117 comments)

The real Hollywood Magic is in the accounting departments.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Kaenneth Re:What happened to (589 comments)

Just park a nuclear aircraft carrier offshore, and set up a TV antenna on the deck, and blast the strongest possible signal.

about a month and a half ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

Kaenneth Re:Balls (177 comments)

Or Captain America...

about a month and a half ago

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The Buffalo Bills' Million Dollar Text Messages

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  about 9 months ago

Kaenneth (82978) writes "The Buffalo Bills are planning to settle a lawsuit over excessive text messages, for sending 3 messages over the amount they intended to send over a period of two weeks through their opt-in program for fans. When the plaintiff, a Bills 'Fan', received 6 then 7 messages instead of 'no more than 5 per week' over a two-week span, he filed suit. The proposed settlement includes up to two and a half million dollars in merchandise vouchers, and half a million for the lawyers."
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Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Been taking a database design class; looks like I designed the databse for my lawyer referral site ( HTTP://freeduiconsultations.com ) somewhat wrong, it didn't account for the possibility of a lawyer being able to practice in more than one state, and many other things so I'm re-designing from scratch.

Probably making it over-complex now, as the current design allows for relationships between directory entries, such that an attorney can be a member of a law firm; and both can be members of bar associations; along with geographic area relationships (State/County/City), practice types (to expand beyond DUI), and a new way of handling Contact information, to allow multiple addresses and phone numbers of the same type.

it's almost a generic Object-Properties-Relationships implementation at the core, I don't know if thats a good or bad thing... I want it to be flexable, but I don't want to make it so flexable that it effectivly does nothing.

All that attorney data will mesh with a site redesign allowing multiple content templates and CSS Styles, allowing each domain name for the site to present appropriate data, user accounts, and such.

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Self teaching web development

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago I'm working on learning CSS, C#, ASP.net, and SQL by creating this site: http://freeduiconsultations.com/

This I'm using as an index of sites: http://portal2portal.com/

I bought these for no good reason, if anyone wants them, I'll consider selling them for a reasonable price for non-profit use.
http://toham.com/
http://themoist.com/
http://mushystuff.com/
http://mippo.com/
http://ibfun.com/
http://gamingshops.com/

and yes, I'm hoping Slashdot will indirectly help my search engine rankings =)

One thing I'm curious about, is do the big search engines adjust the value of a link based upon the subject of the site?, for example, does a link from a minor law site (like mine) to another law site (an attorneys) have more value than a link from a major technical site (like slashdot) to a law site (an attorneys)?

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OTA HD is a pain.

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm still working on setting up an Over the Air HD antenna, for use with Windows Media Center...

My first antenna, an indoor one did not work very well, particularly, channels would skip out if someone walked between it and the transmitter.

Also, skips in the video stream would cause my video drivers to crash, taking out Windows, (which, I suppose would be a benifit of Vista, if it can restart the video subsystem without rebooting the machine.)

Updating the video driver seems to have solved that problem, and I managed to obtain an antenna for my roof. The box said it included all needed equipment, but I still had to buy a video cable, a mast, clamps for the mast, a grounding wire (copper is expensive nowdays), and an amplifier.

I plan to lock the antenna in one position, as I don't know of any computer controlled antenna rotors, and that I may want to watch one channel, while recording another, with the transmitters in different directions. Ideally, the large, amplified roof antenna would give me a good enough signal on enough channels without specific aiming.

I still don't have access, in Media Center to the secondary channels, that is, I have 4.1, 5.1, and 7.1, but I can't get to 5.2 or 7.2 on Media Center, while the HDTV set itself can tune them. It's my understanding that this is because the online Program Guide lacks data for those channels; but I still can't manually tune to them.

Maybe Vista will do it better, but I'm holding out for a Vista machine until I can get a 'CableCard' tuner, at which time the OTA antenna will be obselete.

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