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Slashdot Anniversary: Lethbridge, AB, CA

KingPin27 Re:2 people (3 comments)

not sure what to say about this.........I'm pretty sure there are at least 2 more in lethbridge...... Unless you are one of the two.

about 2 years ago
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Get Your 15 Years of Slashdot Shirt (For free, Depending)

KingPin27 Re:SlashDot should be renamed (146 comments)

I would think that this day in age it would be more apropos to do iAtHash ... but that gives the allusion of iAssHat ... but still seemingly appropriate.

about 2 years ago
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Slashdot Anniversary: Lethbridge, AB, CA

KingPin27 Lethbridge (3 comments)

Lots of places to meet....Pretty open to suggestions on this one. If you join up let me know your preference.

about 2 years ago
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India Plans To Build Fastest Supercomputer By 2017

KingPin27 Mr Fusion (135 comments)

So Doc Brown is going to bring us the MR Fusion Upgrade -- supposed to have taken place in 2012. Maybe India could use the MR Fusion to power their new Super Computer?? It would kill 2 birds with 1 stone...........Just sayin.

about 2 years ago
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Physicists Demonstrate Quantum Router

KingPin27 Very Nice (81 comments)

This router is very ...... enlightening..... I wonder how light it is... Is it going to be light on the pocket book too when it comes out?

more than 2 years ago
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No, SETI Has Not Detected Alien Signals From Space

KingPin27 okay soooo....... (160 comments)

I for one welcome our new alien communication overlords.

more than 2 years ago
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Water Pump Destruction Not Due To SCADA Hack

KingPin27 These Are Not (90 comments)

I cant help but think to myself ----- "these are not the droids you are looking for" -- Honestly too weird for me hackers, no hackers, makes no nevermind to me.

about 2 years ago
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In Bolivia, a Supervolcano Is Rising

KingPin27 Zalman (469 comments)

Why not get Zalman to create the worlds largest heat sync and place it on top of the volcano -- combined with geothermal-tech you could effectively cool down the core of the volcano and harness some pretty good energies from it too.

more than 2 years ago
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National Broadband Map Shows Digital Divide

KingPin27 Canadian Broadband (182 comments)

For those of you interested in under served markets -- check out the Canadian set of broadband maps (current to 2010) Maps here

Just an FYI currently where I am at (southern Alberta, just outside of Lethbridge). I am maxed out at 3Mbps down on a good day when my DSL isn't bottlenecked from the DSLAM. On average I get about 1.7Mbps with 120ms Ping to most places.

more than 3 years ago
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Tales From the Tech Trenches

KingPin27 Re:Daily WTF (99 comments)

The DAILY WTF ought to be called the SOMETIMES DAILY WTF..... hasn't been regular in a while and they've been doing a crapload of reposting lately. Good times tho; some really interesting stories at that.

Still far above infoworlds' ad riddled pages.

more than 3 years ago
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OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

KingPin27 AMOS (763 comments)

Used to work with Alpha Micro computer systems back in the day.....AMOS is kind of interesting if not a headache. AMOS ftw.

more than 3 years ago
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Massive Gamma Ray Bubbles Discovered In Milky Way

KingPin27 Hello (115 comments)

God called - - he asked if you could stop peeking while He's taking a bath. Thanks.

more than 3 years ago
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Pee On Your Phone STD Test

KingPin27 Programmers have new Fun (208 comments)

This gives a whole new meaning to using STDIN and STDERR for STREAM Capture eh?

more than 3 years ago
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How often do you Google yourself?

KingPin27 Lucky Me (225 comments)

Its nice to be me -- my last name is a verb - so googling for my name turns up results for people doing something ..... hard to find me in the googled crowd.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Games Getting Easier?

KingPin27 Multiplayer Experience (854 comments)

I enjoy playing games for both Single and Multiplayer -- which is why i'm drawn towards games like TF / TF2 and CoD etc... The only trouble i'm finding these days is the danged game hackers. Wall hacks, aimbots, modded lobbies all make life more frustrating when i'm just wanting a challenging experience playing someone else on a somewhat level field of play.

more than 3 years ago
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Geolocation XSS Tracker Proof of Concept

KingPin27 Re:Wierd (102 comments)

It's reassuring to know that there is a 1:1 relationship between devices and mac addresses and that each device in the world that requires a mac address has its own very unique mac and that there is no duplication. Heaven forbid the calamity that should arise if there was any duplication at all.

more than 3 years ago
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CIA Drones May Have Used Illegal, Inaccurate Code

KingPin27 Re:Wow. (279 comments)

I guess thats why i can plug into my car with my acer laptop and a few bits and pieces bought from Radio Shack and get a connection to change things such as braking, lights, and air bag deployment? Secure it is my friend...secure it is.

more than 3 years ago
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Rocket Thrusters Used To Treat Sewage

KingPin27 Re:Kind of like... (73 comments)

turd bombs!!!

more than 4 years ago
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Crytek Dev On Fun vs. Realism In Game Guns

KingPin27 Re:My Gripe (324 comments)

its worse when you get one stuck in your butt crack cuz you happen to be showing off your plumber (don't ask -- just know its very very uncomfortable).

-=Kingpin=-

more than 4 years ago
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Playboy Launches Safe For Work Website

KingPin27 Re:Well... (98 comments)

"The internet is for porn"

more than 4 years ago

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Shaw Canada to offer 1000Mbps

KingPin27 KingPin27 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

KingPin27 (1290730) writes "Shaw Canada announced just this past Friday (Feb 18th 2010) that they will be trialling Gigabit service via Fiber to the home coming April 2010. This is an exciting step for most Canadians who are familiar with the tragic speeds available for home internet use. For additional information you can check out this article"
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Promising new Cell carrier for Canadians

KingPin27 KingPin27 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

KingPin27 (1290730) writes "Tho the news might not be new to some people the overall offerings of Wind Mobile might just be the breath of fresh air Canadians need. Wind mobile is an upstart Cell Phone carrier just coming into life on the East Coast. They are promising lower prices, no system access fees, and above average customer service. I for one an kind of excited for them, if they can deliver what they promise I would consider changing from my current provider in a heart-beat.

I wonder what experiences my fellow Slash-Dotters have in dealing with new cell phone carriers. The ideas themselves aren't new — what do you think about these promises and deliverables? Any chance these guys can make it in the market? Would you consider changing?

(BTW: I am not affiliated with this company in any way)."

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Drive Safe -- don't text and drive

KingPin27 KingPin27 writes  |  about 5 years ago

KingPin27 (1290730) writes "An article taken from The daily Mail references interesting public service safety video, published by "A low-budget Welsh road safety firm", which has strangely become a sort of internet phenomenon. The video itself has viewed over 6million on YouTube alone. It is the most graphic representation of the possible dangers of texting (or being distracted for that matter) while driving that I've ever seen.

Take a moment to read the article and view the video — perhaps it might change your mind on using your CrackBerry while cruising through traffic."

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Irelands Main ISP under possible DNS attack

KingPin27 KingPin27 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

KingPin27 writes "According to several articles found on the web — most notably from http://news.softpedia.com/news/Possible-DNS-Hack-at-Ireland-039-s-Largest-ISP-115860.shtml.

Users have EIRCOMs services have had a variety of problems from slow queries for websites, being redirected to advertising sites from known urls, and generally slow service.

EIRCOM officials released the following statement (from http://support.eircom.net/)



(Issued Tue, 14th July 2009) Last night eircom.net customers experienced significant congestion while browsing the web.

While it is too early to confirm, eircom believes that it is related to an unprecedented volume of traffic deliberately directed at our network, which has caused difficulties for customers over recent days.

Service has been restored to our customers since late last night. Our technical specialists have been and will continue to work around the clock to determine the source of the problem.

eircom has been in contact with other operators in the Irish market to collaborate and pool technical expertise in this area. We will keep our customers advised with regular updates.

"

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Employee Rights

KingPin27 KingPin27 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

KingPin27 (1290730) writes "A "friend of mine" recently had some issues at work. Before I relate the story please know that this is in Canada so particular labor laws may be different compared to the united states.
The issues involve a contract term of employment — His employer approached him one day about a week ago and said congratulations your contract has been extended for another X number of months; not even a week later his employer pulls him aside and states that this is no longer the case and that he could take the conversation as being basically the 2 weeks notice.
My question to the /. community is — Have any of you faced similar experiences? With this type of situation is there any recourse or is it a case of BOHICA?"
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Chinese Hackers Feud - Outage Insues

KingPin27 KingPin27 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

KingPin27 (1290730) writes "An article taken from Dark Reading states:

Four individuals have been arrested in China after an alleged denial-of-service "war" between underground gaming services spun out of control, according to news reports.

According to a report by Xinhua News Agency, China's Ministry of Public Security said Tuesday that the suspects were detained on May 29 following police investigations in the Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Guangdong provinces. The suspects were not named, although the surnames of two — Xu and Wang — were released.

The ministry told the news agency that on May 19, the suspects allegedly launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the servers of DNSPod, a Chinese DNS provider and domain registrar."

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CCNA Test Preperation Anxiety

KingPin27 KingPin27 writes  |  about 6 years ago

KingPin27 (1290730) writes "So here I am; finally gearing up to put the polish on what Cisco wants me to know about networking.

As I'm sitting here sifting through the, literally, hundreds of books and softwares that are available for "Cisco Test Preparation" I can't help but wonder what some of the better tools might be for the Cisco under-educated. I'm not looking for a "Cisco for Dummies" book nor do I need a "Networking for Idiots" guide. What I am looking for is real world practical advice from /.'ers who have been there and done that and have found something that really helped them prepare solidly for the CCNA exam.

What are some of the resources that other /.'ers have used to help them with preparing with CCNA exam preperation?"

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