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TSA Moving X-ray Body Scanners To Smaller Airports

RavenChild Re:I always opt out (168 comments)

I can relate to this. The first time I encountered one of these machines, I had no idea what was happening (this was a good while ago). Now I always opt out even if I'm running late. I've had people behind me in line follow me in opting out because they did not know they could. I've never missed a flight because of it and have even gotten through faster than the person behind me at least twice (they had a long line going through). I think that opting out is a small statement but the people who see you do notice.

about 2 years ago

Google Releases Geothermal Potential Map of the US

RavenChild Up Next, Global Cooling. (401 comments)

I can see the headlines in a hundred years:

"Up against concerns over the global cooling crisis, researches are finding ways to utilize our abundant oil reserves to slow the inevitable heat death of our planet."

more than 2 years ago

Boeing To Deliver First 787 Today

RavenChild Re:Good luck guinea pigs! (366 comments)

I can assure you that, as of now, this plane is historically the safest plane boeing has built. Zero crashes to date.

more than 2 years ago

McCain Decries "Hobbits," Accused of Ringbearing

RavenChild Re:Silly McCain... (722 comments)

Sir, please remove that 1 from your UID. You have been promoted.

more than 3 years ago

HP Announces a Watch That Unifies WebOS Devices

RavenChild Skip to 25:15 for the watch. (84 comments)

The rest is marketing/investor bullshit. Actually the rest seems to be that way too. Nvm.

more than 3 years ago

Posting AC - a Thing of the Past?

RavenChild Re:So, (390 comments)

Marion County is one of the most corrupt places I have ever visited. I went to Indianapolis with some friends, went out to bars, and then everyone got arrested (too long a story to say how it went down). Anyways, the Judge gave everyone the highest bail (one person even received higher than the bail schedule's max amount), we paid it, got charged double (20% cash instead of 10%), and had to go back to court twice. They are thieves. All of the charges were dropped the second we went to court. In the end, we have arrests on our records, everyone is out $2000 for bail and at least $5000 in legal fees, and Marion County Circus is still stealing innocent people's money. Hope someone with money can fight them some day.

more than 3 years ago

Apple: You Must Be 17+ To Use Opera

RavenChild Re:non-story (315 comments)

The video player can be used for porn, Safari can be used for porn. If that is their policy, then shouldn't you get a 17+ warning the second you start your iProduct?

more than 3 years ago

Betty Boop and Indefinite Copyright

RavenChild Re:Weird decision (249 comments)

The problem is that this decision doesn't do anything. The Fleischers were unable to show evidence that they owned Betty Boop and therefore the case was decided against them. There wasn't any precedent set for gaming the copyright system.

more than 3 years ago

First Alpha of Qt For Android Released

RavenChild Found the video. (212 comments)

Here's the video. There is "sexual" content in that his background isn't SFW. You have been warned if you really care about it. [NSFW]

more than 3 years ago

First Alpha of Qt For Android Released

RavenChild Re:Video Removed (212 comments)

Running alpha releases can be very risque.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

RavenChild Re:This is a big deal for me. :-( (459 comments)

I would have to echo you on this. I've been running my own mail servers for about 8 years and have had to switch ISPs at least 5 times. The first was from a move, the second one (Insight) changed their TOS to make companies upgrade to a business class line. I told them to go screw themselves and got a business-class DSL (from one of the *Bell companies). When they changed their TOS at Insight though, they ran port scanners on every subscriber. If you had any ports open such as 25 or 80, they placed you on a watch list. Once on that list, if they detected any traffic, they cut your access and tried to extort business-class fees from you. The place I'm at now is not a business connection but I still have those ports for use. The only problem is that every major email provider blocks residential IPSs for mail. I haven't sent an email to a major provider from my servers for 1.5 years. However, all the people I know running their own servers get my emails just fine. In their attempts to "stop spammers" they have made it impossible for anyone but companies with money able to send email. I can't even relay my outbound SMTP through my ISP anymore.

Times change and now the majority of users think email only comes from hot/gmail and their work. ISPs don't have any reason to cater to those who want their own email unless they pay up.

more than 3 years ago

Bandwidth Being Throttled In Bahrain?

RavenChild Seen this before. (69 comments)

They just need to reboot their router.

more than 3 years ago

The Joys of Running a Bug Bounty Program

RavenChild Re:Hackers and directions (52 comments)

Hackers are hackers because they don't follow directions. Using something as intended goes against hacking's very essence.

more than 3 years ago

Charity Raising Money To Buy Used Satellite

RavenChild Re:Woot! (175 comments)

More likely they will goe 3-strikes with us, send out 2 DMCA notices and reserve the last for our government kill switch. Too conspiracy theorist? Just take a look at how friendly the White House is with the *AA fellows. They'll enact 3-strikes with a name like Protect Our Receptive Newborns and Abolish Worldwide Atrocious Yuckystuff (PORN AWAY for short). You're not protecting your children if you vote no.

more than 3 years ago

Do Tools Ever 'Die?'

RavenChild Re:Tools for Encryption (615 comments)

I remember having to emulate older machines and systems such as the Enigma in one of my college classes. I'd have to say the Enigma is still a relevant tool today (be it for learning and not hiding wartime transmissions).

more than 3 years ago

Official — Economic Crash Not Computers' Fault

RavenChild Re:Makes sense. (386 comments)

SCSI bankers? Sounds like it was the computer's fault.

more than 3 years ago


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