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Ask Slashdot: Identity Theft Attempt In Progress; How To Respond?

Maarek Personal email vs Social Email (239 comments)

Most people only have 1 account. But you shoul hdave more then one.

Holding account purchases: main email that is your backup and used to hold online purchases for Amazon and other sites.
personal: used for friends and family
social: used on message boards and social networks.

if one is compromised, it will not affect the others.

about 2 years ago

Ubuntu Moves Away From GNOME

Maarek NETBOOKS ONLY!!!!! (514 comments)

Read the article, this is for netbooks, not desktops or laptops!!!

more than 4 years ago

RDS Protocol Bug Creates a Linux Kernel Hole, Now Fixed

Maarek If it were MS, it would be months later (89 comments)

Until the fix was sent out to everyone. Even though Apple and MS people find something like this with Linux, the issue is immediately fixed and distributed overnight rather then waiting for a committee from Microsoft to fix the problem months from now.

more than 4 years ago

If You Don't Want Your Car Stolen, Make It Pink

Maarek My pink $3mil Bugatti won't be stolen? (390 comments)

I highly doubt the case. The pink cars are always a repaint. Theives know that pink is not a color that is sold off a car lot. But, paint a Porsche, Lexus, Bugatti, etc pink, and the car will still be stolen.

more than 4 years ago

How Google Trends & News Pollute the Web

Maarek Idea and media makes profit (101 comments)

These guys got lucky and hope to keep going with their chocolate idea. The only thing is that they need to keep their idea going. By being near the top of Google's search list, they will make money until it wavers. The CNN news story is the ground breaking story, now they would need to advertise on Television and maybe make an appearance on a show for a few minutes to make a huge profit for the company to survive on.

more than 4 years ago

Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

Maarek Carriers Require an ID anyways (615 comments)

All carriers require an ID to obtain a prepaid. The system will not allow the person to put anything in... well unless they were bribed to do that so the number would be untraceable. The result would be a legal address to the someone that actually didn't live there. Other then that carriers like AT&T & Verizon Wireless require the person's information before they can activate the account.

One problem with this law. The phone numbers will be outdated even the IMEI number. Customers can switch numbers and phones faster then a cop can trace them. Especially GSM phones, since the IMEI (traced ID number) can be switched to a new phone just be switching the SIM card.

Or just activate another SIM card. It's that easy ($10) for a SIM card. All it takes is someone greedy at the cell phone store to accept the changes without letting anyone else know.

more than 4 years ago

Best Buy Is Selling Ubuntu

Maarek Re:It flew under the radar (656 comments)

There are people out there that do not trust the sites and would rather BUY the CD and use that. It's a feeling of ownership and that they've earned the product. It's what's been drilled into their heads over the years that nothing is free.

more than 6 years ago


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