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US Students Suffering From Internet Addiction

Linux_ho "Suffering" from internet addiction? (314 comments)

Suffering, really? I'm reminded of that scene from Office Space:

Bob: "Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately."
Peter: "I wouldn't say I've been *missing* it, Bob."

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

Linux_ho Re:Sounds like an ISP problem. (459 comments)

They behave differently. A client normally connects to it's local mail server or its ISP's mail server on port 25. Clients normally don't generally connect to port 25 on mail servers outside the ISP's network unless they're spamming, which is why ISPs have been limiting that kind of connection from home networks.

more than 3 years ago

Google Unveils Android 'Honeycomb' Tablet

Linux_ho Honeycomb's big (187 comments)

Yeah, yeah yeah. It's not small. No, no, no

/get off my lawn

more than 3 years ago

My GPL code has been... patented!

Linux_ho So, there's no new art? (4 comments)

The fact that you were quoted as prior art suggests the patent only applies to improvements they made over the method you used in your code. Are there significant improvements described in the patent over what your code does?

more than 3 years ago

W3C Says IE9 Is Currently the Most HTML5 Compatible Browser

Linux_ho That's great (382 comments)

Now if only they could get it to do HTML4 correctly.

more than 3 years ago

Annual US Intelligence Bill Tops $80 Billion

Linux_ho $80 billion for US Intelligence? (230 comments)

We're not getting our money's worth.

I'll be here all night, try the ribeye, it's excellent

more than 3 years ago

1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film?

Linux_ho NO TOWERS!!! (685 comments)

Like, I can totally accept the possibility of time travel, but a mobile communication device with no cell towers? Unpossible.

more than 3 years ago

New Programming Language Weaves Security Into Code

Linux_ho Reminds me of an old magazine ad (216 comments)

The ad pictured a brick wall, covered floor to ceiling with fire alarm bells. The caption was, "More security doesn't make you more secure."

more than 3 years ago

Australian Visitors Must Declare Illegal Porn To Customs Officers

Linux_ho Re:Yes office, (361 comments)

As it happens, I'm not actually a zoophiliac. Merely a vegan who finds it a bit twisted that we seem to consider it worse to let an animal have sex with you than it would be to kill it.

I used to mourn when I ate animals, so I switched to vegetables. Then I started mourning when I killed any form of life. It's all so beautiful, isn't it? I think you have insufficient compassion for vegetables. Simply because they are a more alien form of life than people or animals, you think it's moral to eat vegetables, but not to eat animals. Can you really justify that? I found I couldn't.

Then starvation kicked in, and I realized that the universe is more morally complicated than I had previously imagined. I love all life, and now I kill and eat many forms of it, appreciating its beauty while acknowledging there is also beauty in the predator. Plus bacon tastes really good.

more than 3 years ago

Attack Targets LinkedIn Users With Fake Contact Requests

Linux_ho Re:PLEASE take SPF out of softfail mo (122 comments)

For big domains with multiple machines and customers who access the net in many different ways. Having an SPF record with "-all" is a guaranteed way to have your legitimate customer emails blocked at some point.

I don't see why, if it's correctly configured. The domain I run has hundreds of machines. There are bigger domains out there, but I don't see how they would be significantly different. "Having an SPF record with -all" simply means you're confident that you know what IP addresses your domain's outgoing mail mail will be sent from. Do you not think most organizations will know the IP addresses of their own outgoing MTAs? Is it so difficult to set up all of an organizations' mail clients so they ALWAYS relay mail through one of those servers?

more than 3 years ago

Attack Targets LinkedIn Users With Fake Contact Requests

Linux_ho PLEASE take SPF out of softfail mode (122 comments)

Changing one tilde to a dash would solve this problem for 90% or more of the phishing targets.

$ dig txt

;; ANSWER SECTION:        21600    IN    TXT    "v=spf1 ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: ip4: mx ~all"

more than 3 years ago

Stewart and Colbert Plan Competing D.C. Rallies

Linux_ho Re:brilliant (696 comments)

You've just not read enough. Like the 1970s manslaughter committed by Ford (using Pinto cars), or the blatant poisoning of water by various chemical corporations over the years. While they are not as dangerous as government (which sucks money direct from your wallet) (or drafts you to die in Nam), megacorps are still a danger to individual consumers and workers, and must be watched just like any other predator that is more powerful than you are.

Oh, for heaven's sake. OK, I'll bite, but I probably shouldn't. Your use of hyperbole and radical left catchphrases (megacorps? Really?) makes it difficult to take you seriously, but I'm gonna take a leap of faith and assume you're not just trolling.

The specific example you described as "manslaughter" by the Ford Motor company was a myth -- the Pintos were no more dangerous than any other average car on the road at the time.

Both government and large private organizations, in the long run, are generally beneficial to individual "consumers and workers," to borrow your terminology. Yes, they bear watching, but don't let a few bad apples spoil your whole worldview.

more than 3 years ago

Did Google Go Instant Just To Show More Ads?

Linux_ho I mostly ignore it, but... (250 comments)

I found it useful last week. I was doing a search on the model number of the water heater in my house, looking for a replacement part. There were no search results for the full model number, but when I hit the backspace button a couple times in the Google Instant search, I was able to find some search results for a model that was pretty close to the same one in my house. As it turned out, they were close enough and I was able to find the replacement parts I needed.

more than 3 years ago

New HRP-4 Humanoid Robots From Japan To Go On Sale

Linux_ho HRP-4? (157 comments)

I'm gonna hold out until they release its canine robotic companion, the DRP-4.

about 4 years ago

Security Concerns Paramount After Early Reviews of Diaspora Code

Linux_ho But how does it compare with the alternatives? (206 comments)

The release of pre-alpha source code for their Diaspora social Website was only a few hours old on Wednesday when hackers began identifying flaws they said could seriously compromise the security of those who used it. Among other things, the mistakes make it possible to hijack accounts, friend users without their permission, and delete their photos.

"The bottom line is currently there is nothing that you cannot do to someone's Diaspora account, absolutely nothing," said Patrick McKenzie, owner of Bingo Card Creator, a software company in Ogaki, Japan.

So in other words, yes, it's a little bit worse than Facebook at this point.

about 4 years ago

Geocentrists Convene To Discuss How Galileo Was Wrong

Linux_ho Re:Doesn't really matter... (1027 comments)

Have you ever seen Idiocracy?

All except the last fifteen or twenty minutes, at which time the storyline predictability and the two dimensional characters actually put me to sleep. There were a few great lines, but that was about it. It is actually possible to make dumb characters who are also interesting, you know. The movie assumed everyone was stupid in the same way, which is stupid.

about 4 years ago

Geocentrists Convene To Discuss How Galileo Was Wrong

Linux_ho Re:In Soviet Russia... (1027 comments)

Having said that, it appears that Buddhism requires a belief in supernatural (thoughnot immortal or omnipotent) Devas

As with Christianity, there are hundreds of different traditions within Buddhism. Many have different beliefs. Some believe in Devas, some don't, but all are properly considered Buddhists. Some Christians believe the communion wine and wafer literally becomes the blood and body of Christ, some don't. Both are properly considered Christians.

about 4 years ago

The Fuel Cost of Obesity

Linux_ho I'm sequestering carbon (285 comments)

Do you have any idea how much carbon I've sequestered in fat? Get off my roly poly back.

more than 4 years ago



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