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Beware of Using Google Or OpenDNS For iTunes

Paralizer Re:Good advice - Always use your ISP for DNS (348 comments)

Why don't you just run custom firmware on your router so you can have a local DNS server you idiot!

What firmware allows me to do this?

Oh I don't know that..

more than 3 years ago

Roku Now Licensing Its Media Player Design

Paralizer Re:A couple of annoyances (53 comments)

I don't have a USB or ethernet port on my TV. It would be a nice option but AC is still necessary for many of us old-fashioned people.

more than 4 years ago

Erasing Objects From Video In Real Time

Paralizer How do you (175 comments)

increase image quality?

more than 4 years ago

Android Software Piracy Rampant

Paralizer Re:Software is not a physical item (510 comments)

Maybe you can understand it better if it were you selling something.

Suppose you made something intangible and "infinitely reproducible", like an ebook or an android app. You sell it for $20.

Scenario 1:
I give you $20
I get a copy of the product

Scenario 2:
I get a copy of the product

The net difference between these two is that you don't get the $20 yet I still get the product. If I were not a potential customer to begin with (this has been discussed on /. before and I agree with it), then you really didn't lose anything since I was never going to pay anyway. However, if I were a potential customer and I pirated it, it would be the same as me buying it then stealing my $20 back, except you never really got the $20 to begin with. It's obvious that you not getting paid is the same as stealing, how can you disagree?

more than 4 years ago

Open Source OCR That Makes Searchable PDFs

Paralizer commercial? (133 comments)

Is there something similar available commercially anyone can recommend? We may end up needing to scan large amounts of pdf's to a shared drive somewhere and need the whole thing to be searchable for keywords, but a requirement for that would be a commercial product that has 24x7 support.

more than 4 years ago

Google's Free Satnav Outperforms TomTom

Paralizer Re:Maybe, maybe not (242 comments)

I created a contacts folder in gmail with my favorite addresses. Then I configured android not to display that folder in the phone contacts list, but it does show up when I go to the contacts in the maps app. Kind of a pain but it works.

more than 4 years ago

Claimed US Military Wikileaks Source Arrested

Paralizer why would he do this (698 comments)

When Manning told Lamo that he leaked a quarter-million classified embassy cables, Lamo contacted the Army, and then met with Army CID investigators and the FBI at a Starbucks near his house in Carmichael, California, where he passed the agents a copy of the chat logs.

If you're going to do something illegal that you don't want anyone to know you did, perhaps you shouldn't tell people about it on the internet. Whether it was the morally right thing to do or not, leaking it anonymously then bragging you were the source makes no sense and is stupid.

more than 4 years ago

10 Tips For Boosting Network Performance

Paralizer Re:2Base-TL (256 comments)

We run T1's everywhere, sometimes two in a bundle. It sucks but it's available almost anywhere, unlike metro ethernet.

According to AT&T

This service is currently available in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee

more than 4 years ago

House Votes To Expand National DNA Arrest Database

Paralizer $75 million? (341 comments)

What happened to "responsible spending"? Regardless of if this is a good idea or not, couldn't this money be better used elsewhere or, god forbid, not at all?

more than 4 years ago

Chinese ISP Hijacks the Internet (Again)

Paralizer Re:Fall guy (171 comments)

The internet runs the BGP routing protocol. It is by design a 'trust' system. You explicitly neighbor with autonomous systems you want to directly connect to and you freely exchange routes. It's possible to filter that routing information if you wanted (both in and out), but because you explicitly connected with them there's a certain level of "I trust anything you tell me, as I you should of me."

more than 4 years ago

Does a Lame E-Mail Address Really Matter?

Paralizer Re:I notice it. (1049 comments)

I work in IT and I like the web interface.

about 5 years ago

The US Economy Needs More "Cool" Nerds

Paralizer Re:I think us nerds are doing fine... (453 comments)

How sad your world must be if that is what gives you a feeling of accomplishment and self worth.

Furthermore you don't even know the circumstances (or seemed to imply you don't) to which he was working there. What if he's just doing his friend a favor by giving him some help on a busy day? What if he lost a bet and had to work there for a few hours? What if he owns or co-owns the place? If you merely saw him there then you know nothing and to assume you are better than him shows how shallow you really are.

more than 5 years ago

Hulu May Begin Charging For Content Next Year

Paralizer To make it a good service... (234 comments)

  • Charge something reasonable, say $5/mo
  • Make it all commercial free
  • Put all episodes back up for the shows that are available. No more of this 'only 5 episodes of American Dad' crap.
  • Allow products like Roku and PS3 to put it on their devices so we can watch it on a TV instead of a PC

Do the above and consider me a customer.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft, Cisco Finally Patch TCP DoS Flaw

Paralizer Re:what's the point of IOS? (114 comments)

Can you explain why Linux would be better suited for this?

more than 5 years ago

Blu-ray Adoption Soft, More Still Own HD DVD

Paralizer Re:Death to physical media! (685 comments)

Streaming is neat and probably what everything will convert to eventually. I just got a subscription for Netflix, and while being able to stream movies or tv shows on demand is really cool, they just don't have a big enough streaming library. With these types of services I don't really see any one service becoming dominate anytime soon. For example, Fox doesn't seem to stream anything on netflix (can't find king of the hill, simpsons, american dad, house, etc) but all their stuff is on Hulu. Well that's fine, until Hulu starts charging access fees too; now you have to buy subscriptions to two different companies instead of just one. Maybe that's not a huge deal, but it's annoying and will turn people off; I'd rather pay twice as much to access everything in one place than have to constantly guess which service I need to view X, Y, or Z.

On top of this, you have ISPs who want to cap your bandwidth. Comcast says 250GB/mo. Sure that's plenty now, but in 2-3 years when highdef streaming becomes much more mainstream, 250GB might be nothing. Now you've got an awesome (unlimited, for netflix anyway) service you can't use to its full potential because the company you pay to help deliver it from that other company you pay to your house doesn't want to (not unlimited).

I think that the challenges in bringing streaming services to the web are great enough that physical media isn't really going to go away anytime soon. Sad really, it's a damn cool idea and works pretty well.

more than 5 years ago

Bill Ready To Ban ISP Caps In the US

Paralizer Re:sounds like an (439 comments)

Pick your ISP?

I only have one broadband option available to me (that I know of). Unless I want to go back to dialup or get some ridiculously expensive air card or satellite link, I'm stuck with just one service provider: our local cable company.

The cable company decides to implement a cap or traffic shaping/policing to reduce throughput? I've got no choice other than drop them and go with some other even worse option. I suspect many people are in the same boat.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Downplays IIS Bug Threat

Paralizer Re:No not a Microsoft Bug (114 comments)

Are you implying that no other operating system has bugs, or that open source guarantees bug free code? I'm pretty sure you'd be wrong.

(Disclaimer: I love Linux and have been using it at home for years, but I'm sure as hell not going to go around and tell everyone that it's rock solid and bug free just because it's open and I like it.)

more than 5 years ago

Quake Live Dev Says Mac and Linux Are "Top Priority"

Paralizer Re:Interesting spin (117 comments)

id is small. They used to have a list of everyone who worked there on their site, but I can't find it anymore. It was no more than a two dozen people, most of which were artists.

more than 5 years ago



Paralizer Paralizer writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Paralizer (792155) writes "The mockumentary Borat, which earned an estimated $26.45 million dollars on its opening weekend, has been denied by the Russia's Federal Culture and Cinematography Agency from showing in Russian theaters. FTA: "The movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," about a misogynistic, wife-beating Kazakh journalist with a penchant for mustaches, thus becomes one of the first non-pornographic films to be banned since the breakup of the Soviet Union.""


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