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Anonymous Claims Responsibility For WikiLeaks Attack

Kamokazi Re:This Doesn't Make Sense (183 comments)

It is where the 'Anonymous' identity/idea originated. It's as close to a home as there is. Anonymous is everything from 13 year-olds with LOIC to legitimate hackers with botnets at their disposal. Although reporting on 4chan getting DDoS'd is about like reporting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow morning. It's only news if it doesn't happen.

about 3 years ago
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Anonymous Claims Responsibility For WikiLeaks Attack

Kamokazi Re:Wow... (183 comments)

Anonymous originated from 4chan, so is this their rebellious teenager stage where they try to run away from home?

about 3 years ago
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Netflix Announces Streaming Only Plans and Higher Prices for DVDs

Kamokazi Re:Maybe this makes cents? (488 comments)

Another thought just popped into my head, and that might be that Netflix is trying to actively fracture their customer base to beat on their chest to the content providers that streaming or on demand content is the only means people will access media,

I'm inclined to think this may more actually be the case, based on some recent comments from their CEO. I think they are forcing people to choose, and banking on them choosing streaming, therefore forcing more content to streaming.

more than 3 years ago
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Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

Kamokazi Re:Preorder now! (279 comments)

You stick to your principles, I'll stick with enjoying a great game. A year before you do. At half the price.

Principles are all well and good, but blindly following them without considering things on a situational basis is just stubborn and silly.

more than 3 years ago
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Voyager 1 Beyond Solar Wind

Kamokazi Re:NASA Craftsmanship (245 comments)

That's a great idea. Going by typical NASA costs for things, the toys would only run 10-50k, and you could get yourself into a nice efficient compact for a cool $15M

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source-Friendly Smartphones For the Small Office?

Kamokazi Re:wrong! (222 comments)

Well as the other reply here kind of pointed out, what I meant to imply with that statement is that you do what is best for the business even if you don't agree or like it, and if it starts to turn into serious ethical issues then you look for a job elsewhere.

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source-Friendly Smartphones For the Small Office?

Kamokazi Re:Windows/Exchange (222 comments)

I think we can agree peoples' lives are a little different than files, right?

And as someone so astutely pointed out in another reply, if your employer violates your principles that much, find a new one. Otherwise you make concessions to do your job. That's why you're PAID to do it.

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source-Friendly Smartphones For the Small Office?

Kamokazi Re:Windows/Exchange (222 comments)

No, I'm talking about their day-to-day business before we even came along...MS Office docs are the norm in b2b transactions, and as a supplier the burden is kind of on you to take the crap your customer gives you. Some of the employees were just happy to have the more familiar Office experience...one comment was, "Oh, good, it's like the one I have at home now."

I won't even start on the cobbled mess his servers were in...however it starts with using WINE to host their ERP and goes downhill from there...

On the bight side, he did get a bunch of people to stop using IE.

And actually FWIW, I set up an Exchange 2k7 server at home (TechNet ftw) a few years back, having never set up an e-mail server, period, and I had it working fine in 2 hours, and it's still running to this day, because I am too much of a procrastinator to update it to 2010...

more than 3 years ago
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Open Source-Friendly Smartphones For the Small Office?

Kamokazi Re:Windows/Exchange (222 comments)

That would be a little overkill for 2 users, but it is a good point. I agree with your last statement completely. We acquired a company admin'd by a Linux-obsessed freak, and the people we hired on were quite happy about not having to send the occasional un-openable MS Office doc to the one person with Office to re-save and convert for OO.o use, and how well Exchange handled their email than Zimbra, etc. His over-adamant use of OSS was a hindrance on the business. As a sysadmin, you first obligation is to your employer, not your principles.

Of course, we're both going to get voted down because we are a bunch of MS sellouts, despite a full third of my servers/appliances running Linux and other OSS...

more than 3 years ago
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Portal On the Booklist At Wabash College

Kamokazi Re:Proprietary (203 comments)

Oh, get off your high horse. A friend of mine was forced to buy a fucking Mac for a psychology-related major. This is insignificantly minor by comparison. The world is, has, and always will be full of proprietary crap, well outside the realm of software, get used to it.

more than 4 years ago
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7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail

Kamokazi Re:So tired (320 comments)

Hmm, I have an idea. How about we use one of the most ferocious predators on the planet...the shark! And then, to make it unique, we need to add something. Something deadly, but impractical, for comic effect. How about lasers? Sharks with frickin' laser beams on their head...how's that?

more than 4 years ago
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Xfire Purchased, Team Leaving

Kamokazi Re:Why bother with seperate widgets? (161 comments)

Not sure where you are getting off accusing games to be bundled with 'crap widgets' ('widgets', seriously?) Xfire was completely 3rd party. I can't think of any games off the top of my head that came bundled with it, though I am sure there were a few. I used it once for like a week and got rid of it, I never used it, though I thought it was a pretty decent application.

I really can't think of any random crap 'widgets' other than Gamespy.../shudder. I'm, sure there are a few other random things I'm forgetting, but it's far from the deluge of crap that you are describing.

more than 4 years ago
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Your Online Education Experience?

Kamokazi Re:College (428 comments)

Then I must be an a-typical graduate. With a few exceptions, I learned shit. I just have an expensive piece of paper that gets me decent jobs.

more than 4 years ago
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ITER Fusion Reactor Enters Existential Crisis

Kamokazi Re:Use what now? (470 comments)

Yeah I feel like I am watching an episode of Star Trek and they forgot to use the simple analogy so it all makes perfect sense.

more than 4 years ago
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California's Santa Clara County Bans Happy Meal Toys

Kamokazi Re:I swear.... (756 comments)

Actually I quite enjoy single-malt Scotch (not Walker blended swill), something from Speyside preferably. Can't stand any sort of smoke though, so the cigar would be out. Also, I'm a big fan of port baby back ribs, served wet and smoked, or a NY Strip steak, moderately seasoned and cooked medium-well. The Wii Fit likes to debate whether I am obese or overweight on a weekly basis, I hover right around 30 BMI. So I think you could safely say I enjoy food.

My point is, you can do all of those things you mentioned without alcohol (It's quite easy to go to a bar and drink soda...I did it for years until I got a taste for good bourbon and scotch). Without food...well you kind of...die. I was just comparing and contrasting different restricted items as a part of my argument.

more than 4 years ago
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California's Santa Clara County Bans Happy Meal Toys

Kamokazi Re:I swear.... (756 comments)

I was about to flame you for being a moron, but I thought about it again. This is like comparing a fast food meal to a pack of cigarettes. So at least there is precedent for such restrictions.

However, there are key differences. For starters, cigarettes are illegal for anyone under 18. Also, while both are quite unhealthy, cigarettes are far more so, and they provide zero benefit.

Now, that's not necessarily enough to consider it unjustified, but I think this is a slippery slope. What's next? Restrictions on video games to inhibit unhealthy playtime lengths?

We can't have the government protect us from everything...moreover the government shouldn't protect us from everything. We need to learn to be responsible for our actions and to resist the temptation of short term perks with long-term consequences.

So where should the line be drawn? Well, I think food is over the line. Most restricted things, like alcohol, gambling, and tobacco offer little or no benefit, where food at least offers nourishment and is necessary for you to live.

more than 4 years ago
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Man Put On "No-Fly List" While In Air To NYC

Kamokazi Re:No fly list is a dumb idea (300 comments)

Perhaps this case is an exception, but I have always fest that the no-fly list is one of the dumbest ideas out there. In a criminal case (which terrorism and conspiracy are) you do not want to let the suspect know you are on to them until the cops come to arrest them.

Considering the main point of the no-fly list is to prevent suicide bombings, combined with the fact that it's hard to arrest a corpse, I think the preventative method is a better choice.

(I am in no way endorsing the no-fly list, just using some sarcastic humor to point out the part the parent missed)

more than 4 years ago
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New Software For Employers To Monitor Facebook

Kamokazi Re:Easy enough to avoid (342 comments)

I was just going for +Funny...you deserve my Insightful points.

I think the really insightful part was what you hinted at the end: You can deny the bogus Facebook account, but that's only if your employer confronts you with it. They might just treat you differently and you would never know otherwise.

However, I don't know how likely that scenario is, as you have friends (hopefully) that use Facebook, and they would surely at some point want to discuss something posted to your Facebook account.

more than 4 years ago
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New Software For Employers To Monitor Facebook

Kamokazi Re:Easy enough to avoid (342 comments)

1. Don't use Facebook

Why did you type all that extra text when you had the perfect solution from the beginning?

more than 4 years ago

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