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Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth

PenquinCoder Re:Translation ... (893 comments)

I'll have you know I'm poor, and quite Intelligent. Whats dichotomy mean??

1 year,14 days
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How Do You Detect Cheating In Chess? Watch the Computer

PenquinCoder Re:Cheating techniques ... (328 comments)

That 'article' makes absolutely no explanation for what 'neo-cheating' is... Useless.

about a year ago
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Mother Found Guilty After Protesting TSA Pat-down of Daughter

PenquinCoder Re:If billionaires were decent people... (652 comments)

You do realize that it is not the defendant that 'picks' the jury of his/her peers, right??

about a year and a half ago
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Captive Beluga Was Able To Mimic Speech

PenquinCoder Sounds like (103 comments)

Batman to me.... Who gave this whale youtube access??

about a year and a half ago
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Booted From Airplane For Wearing Anti-TSA T-shirt

PenquinCoder Re:It's even worse (826 comments)

$65k salary -is- rich. Try raising a family on $22k a year, no benefits or welfare support because 'you make too much money'.

about a year and a half ago
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Teenager Arrested In England For Criticizing Olympic Athlete On Twitter

PenquinCoder Wait, what?? (639 comments)

You can be arrested for an improper message but according to that law, not for a violent message? Shouldn't the latter fall into the former?

about a year and a half ago
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The PHP Singularity

PenquinCoder Re:Recursive? (622 comments)

Pretty Home Page

about 2 years ago
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7,000 Irish e-Voting Machines To Be Scrapped

PenquinCoder Re:awwwww (198 comments)

Ever read any other comment threads on this site??? Every. Single. ONE, starts the same way. How is that not redundant?

about 2 years ago
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Carderprofit.cc Was FBI Carding Sting, Nets 26 Arrests

PenquinCoder Re:honeypot detect? (181 comments)

FBI and other US officials like the 'Operation 4:00AM knock on the door' better. at 6:00AM, some people are actually you know, already awake to start their day. Much less likely at 4:00AM; Path of least resistance.

about 2 years ago
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On Orbitz, Mac Users Offered Pricier Hotels First

PenquinCoder Re:Well, duh (305 comments)

Depending on the vendor you get the box from though, you might have to tape it up yourself to make it useable. Now, the only question is do we start calling these Universal Box Accommodations DEB hotels, or RPM hotels?

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Phasing Out Office Starter Edition

PenquinCoder Re:Paragraphs? (132 comments)

Your sig should be on a t-shirt.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Phasing Out Office Starter Edition

PenquinCoder Re:Who cares? (132 comments)

Do you use your Fedora install in an AD Enviroment and get proper resource/permission/authentication? What packages properly handle the translation from AD permissions to the Linux level of permissions? Only projects I' can find for AD on Linux are old as RMS himself, or too expensive for one laptop out of 400 in a company.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Phasing Out Office Starter Edition

PenquinCoder Re:Who cares? (132 comments)

$99 for a partial Office suite, could be seen as a good investment. Until next year, when your new investment is no longer compatible with the latest OS/hardware shit being pushed. Then it's another $99 to upgrade. (Rinse, Repeat.)

about 2 years ago
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FCC Revisiting Mobile Device Radiation Standards

PenquinCoder FCC doing what it does best... (80 comments)

Absolutely nothing worthwhile. They should actually look into the rampant corruption and outrageous pricing model of the cellphone carriers instead of worrying about a few alpha particles.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

PenquinCoder Re:Found happiness elsewhere (818 comments)

I tried so hard to get used to E16, and get it running stable on Debian wheezy... but it just wasn't in the cards for me. I'd love to give it another shot, but I don't want to fuck up the system I'm using right now without a way to get back to it if E16 does fuck up again.

about 2 years ago
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Flame Malware Authors Hit Self-Destruct

PenquinCoder Re:Interesting (260 comments)

Somebody has to farm gold in WoW.

about 2 years ago

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Ubisoft sued by Sci-fi author over "Copyright infringement"

PenquinCoder PenquinCoder writes  |  about 2 years ago

PenquinCoder (1431871) writes "John L. Beiswenger a science-fiction author, among other professions; is suing Ubisoft for allegedly ripping off his novel 'Link. He claims that Ubisoft's new Assassins Creed III game has 'numerous similarities' to his book.

The writer claims: "Ubisoft have directly copied [...] and contributorily infringed on the whole of Plaintiff's copyrighted work" with the release of games, guides, comic book series and trailers.

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Microsoft to buy Skype for $8B

PenquinCoder PenquinCoder writes  |  more than 2 years ago

PenquinCoder (1431871) writes ""Microsoft has agreed to buy Skype for $8.5 billion in cash. Skype will become a new business division within Microsoft, and Skype Chief Executive Tony Bates will assume the title of president of the Microsoft Skype Division, reporting directly to Mr. Ballmer. The companies said Skype would support Microsoft devices like Xbox and Kinect, Windows Phone and Windows devices, and Microsoft will connect Skype users with Lync, Outlook, Xbox Live and other communities. Microsoft plans to continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms. "

Yet somehow, I can't help but think 'There goes any hope for a up to date build of Skype for Linux...'"

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HDCP encryption cracked

PenquinCoder PenquinCoder writes  |  more than 3 years ago

PenquinCoder (1431871) writes "The encryption that protects most high-definition video content has officially been cracked says an Intel spokesman. The HDCP (High-Definition Digital Content Protection) technology is found in most Blu-ray players, set-up boxes and HD displays. This type of technology protects audio and video content as it flows through cables that connect HD devices. The hack unlocks protected content by providing a "master key," which could be used to strip that encryption, such as during transfer on a cable between your cable box and your DVR. Without those restrictions, a nefarious user could make unlimited copies — rendering the copy-protection software useless."
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McAfee doesn't think HTML5, or URL Shorteners are

PenquinCoder PenquinCoder writes  |  more than 4 years ago

PenquinCoder (1431871) writes "According to a new study by McAfee, who are one of the top security software vendors, shortened URLs will be the heavy target for Cyber criminals on sites like Twitter and Facebook in 2010. In addition to that McAfee also has raised equal threat levels for Adobe Reader and Flash, which are one of the most exploited end-user software. One interesting point in the study is the prediction that HTML5 will induce more attacks, and entice more rogue sites, due to the fact that it is cross-platform and will help them attack more users. McAfee also says that web based OS such as Google Chrome OS would make malware creators shift towards attacking the web more than desktop users."
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YouTube jumps on URL Shortening bandwagon

PenquinCoder PenquinCoder writes  |  more than 4 years ago

PenquinCoder (1431871) writes "YouTube videos are one of the most shared stuff on Facebook and Twitter. So now, Youtube allows you to use their shortener service instead of an intermediary site.

To use this service, you will have to activate the 'AutoShare' feature on the Youtube account you wish to use with the shortener. Then, when you favorite a video on Youtube, it will be automatically shared on Twitter or other social networking site. The link will be the shortened version of the video’s Youtube URL."

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