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Open Source Alternative To Dropbox?

Ludedude Re:Hosted Alternatives (482 comments)

Spideroak sucks. The software is buggy as hell, their bandwidth must be purchased by the strawful as the transfer speeds are comparable to what I was getting on dialup in the 90s, syncing is hit or miss at best and it's a gigantic resource hog. It cost my company $90 to beta test this POS and the company insists that all sales are final so too bad for me. Stay away from Spideroak! As to the rest, Sparkleshare shows promise so far. I'm also intrigued by Aero FS ( but they're still in closed beta and I haven't been able to score an invite.

more than 3 years ago

U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors

Ludedude Irony. (1 comments)

While they're busy trying to shove a camera in everyone's pants here, they're busy trying to help freedom fighters there. Irony. We haz it.

more than 3 years ago

Could PayPal Be an In-Store Option?

Ludedude Fuck Paypal. (205 comments)

I'd rather give my money to AIG, Wamu, hell even Bank of America before I give those crooks another dime of my money. Carry on.

more than 3 years ago

Americans Trust Docs, But Not Computerized Records

Ludedude Re:inaccurate (162 comments)

Fact of life that you'll find more Lupe's checking you in at the Dr than you will Betty & Veronica. If Betty were there she wouldn't logoff either. Feel better now?

more than 3 years ago

Americans Trust Docs, But Not Computerized Records

Ludedude Re:inaccurate (162 comments)

Hardly true when "Lupe" at the front desk goes out to lunch and leaves her computer on and logged in to the EMR system. They do the same thing when they leave the office at night.

more than 3 years ago

Americans Trust Docs, But Not Computerized Records

Ludedude Dr's are tech idiots (162 comments)

I work for a large regional provider of EMR hardware and software and I can tell you first hand that you should be afraid, very afraid, of anything your Dr. does with health records that involve a computer. Anti-virus is the tip of the iceberg. You install it for them and their brother in law who's a burger flipper helpfully uninstalls it to "speed things up." Hilarity ensues. Entire offices are implementing EMR that refuse separate usernames and passwords because it's "just too damn hard to remember all that" so everyone logs in as user with some simple password; that's if they even bother to log in or off at all. Of course they have to have admin rights because it's their hardware and they know what's best.

Since most of the offices that are being force-fed EMR because of the lure of up to $44,000 in "stimulus" funds are smaller practices, they don't have domains that can be used to enforce universal security policies.

The larger ones, sure, but most of them already use EMR and have on site servers etc. along with the requisite firewalls and VPNs. The vast majority of the new ones though are being sold "cloud" based systems with no local servers at all, so it's a friggin' free for all in terms of security (or lack thereof). They're just lining up for a swipe at the stimulus golden ring but half of them shouldn't even be entrusted with anything as complicated as a TV remote, let alone computer systems.

more than 3 years ago

Inside England and Wales' DNA Regime

Ludedude It'st too late... (141 comments)

"The report recommends that an independent advisory body oversee the database, and that laws be passed to limit the uses of the database, while tracking those with access to it, and making misuse of the information a criminal offence." It's too late. You can never put the shit back in the donkey.

more than 4 years ago

Using Aluminum Oxide Paint To Secure Wi-Fi

Ludedude Re:Finally!! (271 comments)

A good fashion tip. I hear aluminum oxide is the new black ;)

more than 4 years ago

Using Aluminum Oxide Paint To Secure Wi-Fi

Ludedude Finally!! (271 comments)

...a way to stop wearing this itchy tinfoil hat!

more than 4 years ago

AV-Test Deems Windows Security Essentials "Very Good"

Ludedude In other news (318 comments)

Redmond WA, June 24 2009. Microsoft is proud to announce today its acquisition of independent and trusted testing firm AV-Test. Details of the transaction are not immediately available but rumors involve a large cash payment and real estate on a remote Caribbean island.

more than 5 years ago



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