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Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

QuesarVII Re:Darmok and Jalad (83 comments)

Where did any of the words they told those stories come from?

If they don't understand regular language, how do they understand Picard's story?

So many holes, and so stupid.

about two weeks ago
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Yahoo DMARC Implementation Breaks Most Mailing Lists

QuesarVII Re:Darmok and Jalad (83 comments)

Worst. Episode. Ever.

about two weeks ago
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How I Cut My Time Warner Cable Bill By 33%

QuesarVII Re:why do people use landlines again? (206 comments)

There are plenty of non-unlimited plans out there.

I have a $12 a month plan with only 250 mins and texts. Low limits, but cheap as hell. Only 5c a min if I go over, which I've only done once in a year.
www.pagepluscellular.com

about a month and a half ago
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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

QuesarVII Re:Missing option (270 comments)

Yeah, and all those studies proving increased hand-eye coordination skills of video gamers were a waste of time too. That's why they've been doing research into having laproscopic surgeons play games on the regular to improve their skills.

about 2 months ago
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Yep, People Are Still Using '123456' and 'Password' As Passwords In 2014

QuesarVII Re:Maybe people don't care (276 comments)

He used iso date format - arguably the best and most universal way to represent a date. Get over yourself.

about 3 months ago
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Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

QuesarVII I was recently burned by a keyboard layout (459 comments)

Accidentally hit enter instead of backslash on an old keyboard. It had an L shaped enter instead of rectangular. That accident meant deleting all of my logical volumes on a big storage array instead of just the one I was trying to. I was very grateful for the automatic backups Linux LVM makes when you delete volumes as I had not yet made my own backup since adding a couple new logical volumes.

about 3 months ago
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Are Tablets Replacing Notebook Computers? (Video)

QuesarVII Hideous website - tabtimes (211 comments)

I tried checking out the tabtimes website but immediately closed it. It looks like 1 giant ad.

about 4 months ago
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How much of your media do you store locally?

QuesarVII Re:Exactly (187 comments)

[smug] I don't know about you chumps, but I'm covered for backups [/smug]

Not when they're all on the same drive.

Unless that was some of the more subtle sarcasm to show up here in quite a while.

Subtle? Really? Whooooooosh.

about 4 months ago
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Lawmakers Out To Kill the Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate

QuesarVII Re:Maybe this corn can be used for food again? (314 comments)

No, sunset clauses are easy to deal with; it goes down like this:

Senator Bob: Hey, this law is in sunset phase. Was it a good idea, and do we want to keep it, yea or nay?

Except it ends up not just being a yes/no vote to renew. People end up arguing about what to change, or what to tack on (raises!).

about 4 months ago
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SSD Failure Temporarily Halts Linux 3.12 Kernel Work

QuesarVII Re:Will never work with modern drives (552 comments)

A $15 radio shack soldering iron is all you need. I've done this and it worked to recover 4 drives that all had controller board failures (customer system) from a fried power supply.

about 7 months ago
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Door-To-Door Mail Delivery To End Under New Plan

QuesarVII Re:Plus secure parcel delivery (867 comments)

Never bought anything on ebay? Most stuff there is shipped USPS. It's cheaper for small stuff.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Deliver a Print Magazine Online, While Avoiding Piracy?

QuesarVII Re:Fingerprint it! (298 comments)

You should be held responsible for being negligent enough to get the virus.

about 9 months ago
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Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

QuesarVII Re:Perfect is the enemy of good. (1103 comments)

No, it's not legal to do that. An issueing bank is REQUIRED to cash their own checks for no fee.

about 9 months ago
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Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

QuesarVII Re:Perfect is the enemy of good. (1103 comments)

It's always free to cash a check at the issuing bank. Problem solved.

about 10 months ago
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Solar Impulse Airplane To Launch First Sun-Powered Flight Across America

QuesarVII Re:The good thing is... (89 comments)

Apparently you haven't learned the important life lessons from Family Guy. Even an amish wagon can explode when it crashes. The horses too.

1 year,21 days
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The Pirate Bay Claims It Is Now Hosting From North Korea

QuesarVII Re:Nope. (309 comments)

With NK, you are directly giving money to a dictator who is creating a nuclear weapons program. How is that so difficult to understand?

about a year ago
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The Pirate Bay Claims It Is Now Hosting From North Korea

QuesarVII Re:Nope. (309 comments)

Let me know when Zimbabwe starts doing nuclear weapons testing...

about a year ago

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Local priviledge escalation on all Linux kernels

QuesarVII QuesarVII writes  |  more than 4 years ago

QuesarVII (904243) writes "Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes have discovered a severe security flaw in all 2.4 and 2.6 kernels since 2001 on all architectures

"Since it leads to the kernel executing code at NULL, the vulnerability is as trivial as it can get to exploit: an attacker can just put code in the first page that will get executed with kernel privileges.""

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