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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

Kvasio Re:iPage (113 comments)

wstaw wasn maszyn do centrum hostingowego z bardzo dobrym poaczeniem do PLIXa, albo wasne plixa, albo atm.

Co do zasad i reakcji - na pewno atwiej bdzie z nimi ustali zasady ni z jakim zagranicznym hostingiem, który moe panicznie zareagowa np. na danie jakiej polskiej partii politycznej.

about a week ago

How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location

Kvasio Re:Not at all accurate (39 comments)

just hide in this unsearched area - the one between 78.5 and 78.539 sq m.

about a week ago

How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location

Kvasio accuracy (39 comments)

well, it it was accuracy to the planet, I would not be upset.
Unless I had a mistress on Mars ... or Uranus.

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Kvasio Re:Spam on Gmail? (263 comments)

I second that.
I have a domain for my business, and also another domain to catch the most typical typo. The latter one was previously used.

I hardly get any spam addressed to my primary domain; those would be mainly from my "national" spammers harvesting companies registry.
And with the second domain - typically I get 300-500 messages per day, with false negative every 10-20 days. So gmail is indeed very efficient.
However, on the break of August and September there were 4 or 5 days when I would get between 4000 and 6000 spam messages per day.
All of that nicely landed in spam folder.

Until few months ago I also had my longest running email address (since 1994 or early 1995) which was constant target for spam (as in ~1995 spam wasn't an issue so I used valid email on usenet). For over a decade that email was handled by the machine with RBL + SSL, declining messages from open relays. Still, I had to use a bogofilter + set of rules to trash all emails encoded with Asian charset (not to feed bogofilter with that; I don''t have any peers writing in asian languages) or originating from AOL/.cn/.ru (same reason) . This was also very efficient; but much less user-friendly than gmail.

about two weeks ago

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kvasio Re: And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

What I'm saying is that Italy is unable to clean their own politics, so there is not political power that would be strong in any issue. Especially since relations with Russia became "very friendly" under Berlusconi.

about 7 months ago

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kvasio Re: What does this have to do with tech news? (878 comments)

this makes nerds aware, that in the forthcoming months their electronic hardware may experience several EMPs followed by long-lasting black-out.
And if your computer cave is not that deep, nerd should also consider he may ceise to exist.

This is news for nerds by all means.

about 7 months ago

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kvasio Re:So..... (878 comments)

you seem to underestimate the gravity of situation.

Russia was perhaps "loser" in the 1990s, but for over a decade Putin has done what he could to grow european dependence on russian natural resources and capital.

And Putin mastered the art of "dividing the EU". It is only a couple of years that EU finally decided to try to speak with one voice. Still, Putin knew what he was doing buying people where needed.

I heard a diplomat who spent some years in Moscow said, that Clinton's major failure was not making Russia democratic state. At that time Yeltzin was "a modelling clay". Even later, Putin at the very start of his presidency has even asked if Russia could join NATO. Clinton's error no.2.

about 7 months ago

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kvasio Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

well said.
Unfortunately, this time Europe is more corrupted by Russia.

British are weak, as "Russians are your major investors and bought a couple of football clubs". Besides, I question their army's ability to do their trade.
German responce seemed hard, but unfortunately CDU's coalition partner, SPD are in reality russian agents. Former chancellor from that party is now employed by russian gas company. Besides, for russian-german relations it is business as usual (LetterOne is russian).
France would traditionally do anything to retreat or surrender. And communist trade unions would do anything to support rebuilding "USSR 2".
Italy is a corrupt farce that was unable to impeach a paedophile moron from the post for over a decade. They have very amicable relations with Russia.
Austria does plenty of business with Russia, they are HQ for russian company's subsidiaries in EU.
Greece, Bulgaria will remain silent, as "Russians are their brothers in orthodox faith".
Sweden lost ability to defent itself from own crowd, and with strong socialist sentiment they are unlikely to fight, in physical way, anyone.
Spain, Portugal fart in general direction of any troubles on the opposite side of continent.
Hungary seemed to act "independently" to some point, but few months ago prime minister Orban was "pacified" by Putin with major russian investment.
Czechs are trained in France to prepare quick welcome parties to any occupiers.
Poland, Romania and Lithuania are too weak to stand against Russia. They are heavily dependent on Russian petrol/gas. While they mostly understand the severity of situation, will remain not understood by the rest of EU, as "they are idiots who are always agains Russia".
Estonia, Latvia are checkmated, as they have huge (40%) Russian minority. If they speak too loud, Moscow will "hear Russians living in Tallin, requesting help"..
Finland and Slovakia will remain silent in hope, that in case of conventional military conflict Russian troops will opt to drive through other countries.
Cyprus is Russian bank.

Don't expect any Churchills :-(

about 7 months ago

Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kvasio Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

China has a choice here, as they could switch to Euro.
Russia won't switch to Euro, so what would they buy instead? Gold? they are gold supplier. Would make no sense. Yen? They did not end WW2 yet.

And TV idiot forgot, that in global nuclear conflict there are no winners. With the possible exception for rats, cockroaches and tardigrades.

about 7 months ago

Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It

Kvasio incentives (131 comments)

Such a tax would in practice erase the extra profit margins the studios are gleaning from the foreign subsidies, thereby leveling the competitive playing field for American workers and eliminating the purely economic incentive for the studios to engage in mass offshoring

or ... to move entire companies abroad. Given that more and more movie content is CGI, it would be cheaper to fly movie stars to the set somewhere in Asia.

about 8 months ago

The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

Kvasio Re:It's mostly immigrants that get poisoned (274 comments)

also, it is quite commonly confused with edible (and delicious) Macrolepiota procera.
Especially when both species are not fully-mature, error is quite easy to make.

about 8 months ago

Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril

Kvasio Re:Why should we care? (84 comments)

Perhaps a few years ago they've named some cubs Jaime and Cersei and they wanna watch sibling breeding

about 8 months ago

Press Used To Print Millions of US Banknotes Seized In Quebec

Kvasio Re:How they were detected (398 comments)

I remember that in 1990s the printing press was seized somewhere in central Europe, and printed bills were said to be of better quality in deatails than the original USD notes.

about 9 months ago

Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

Kvasio Re:cared... (544 comments)

You should care - it seems that Hawaii is not an US territory anymore.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

Kvasio Re:NoScript (731 comments)

real men emulate modem noise straight to the phone receiver

about 9 months ago

Thousands of Gas Leaks Discovered Under Streets of Washington DC

Kvasio In soviet Russia (292 comments)

In Soviet Russia streets leak from gas pipes.

about 9 months ago

Target Credit Card Data Was Sent To a Server In Russia

Kvasio Re:Quietly moved ??? (137 comments)

you must be new here...
Have you ever picked up the phone to hear modem transmission? If was LOUD!

about 9 months ago



Google to remove key functionality from groups

Kvasio Kvasio writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Kvasio (127200) writes "As announced last month, Google is to disable some key features of Google Groups pages effective February 2011. Today the company confirmed this plan in mailing to the groups' administrators. The company says it will be removing the ability to edit pages (incl. welcome messages) and to upload new files to groups starting early next year. Administrators who make edits to pages, or upload new files before the deadline, will be able to keep the changes and files, but will not be able to make any further changes after the February deadline. While providing replacement solutions with Google Sites and Google Docs, Google also recommended moving to "other service providers" if one wants to retain the current functionality."
Link to Original Source

"Three strikes and your out"

Kvasio Kvasio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kvasio (127200) writes ""Three strikes and your out"
* fair measure
* unreasonable
* creepy
* 7|-|3'/ \/\/0|\|'7 (47(|-| /\/\3 (they won't catch me)
* unions don't have easy life those days
* no woman that would be satisfied with that, it's premature!
* kdawson, this applies to bad articles!"

True reasons for recent submarine cable outages:

Kvasio Kvasio writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Kvasio (127200) writes "True reasons for recent submarine cable outages:
  • Echelon bugs are now operational
  • cut by diving CNN anchor
  • Matrix's "Nebuchadnezzar" crew needed to get 'hardwired' for a while
  • Kea parrot bitten through the rubber coating
  • Bollywood preventing illegal movie downloads
  • Cowboy McNeal bored with Elbonian pr0n


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