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Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0

Revek Hurry up (145 comments)

and take my money!

13 hours ago
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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Revek Gnome go home (687 comments)

Your broke.

5 days ago
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Can Web-Based Protests Be a Force for Change?

Revek NO! (76 comments)

The majority of the people in power or with power don't care until mainstream media stops ignoring it.

about a week ago
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Apple Reportedly In Talks With Comcast For Separate Apple Streaming Path

Revek Re:Rent-seeking? (150 comments)

They have the cable tv mentality. I work for a small cable company and I can assure you that the ultimate goal is to leverage the small guys out of business. Tell me one large company in this country that isn't set up like a despots dream. Its funny how america is about democracy on the surface but allows non democratic entity to attain the vote in the country.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

Revek Simple really (860 comments)

Most People don't want to relearn anything. They know how to do this or do that and its different the second you move up to the next version after windows xp and office 2003. Microsoft has to accept its customer base doesn't want to have to learn how to drive a new operating system or application every few years.

about a month and a half ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

Revek you got questions... (423 comments)

We got dumb looks. I stopped going in radio shack when the guy told me they didn't sell food when I told him I needed to order some chips.

about a month and a half ago
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Your Next Car's Electronics Will Likely Be Connected By Ethernet

Revek Hope they harden it. (180 comments)

Ethernet is notoriously susceptible to the emp from a close lighting strike. If you don't think so, just work in the cable industry for a while. After every serious lighting storm we will have several modems that appear fine except the ethernet is blown. It is usually the only thing burned out in the house. Often the rf side is still working fine and sending information back to the management system. It will suck when you have to go into a parts store and say gimme a box of ethernet chips for my car.

about a month and a half ago
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200-400 Gbps DDoS Attacks Are Now Normal

Revek booster/stresser sites (92 comments)

These services are available for any kid with five dollars. The last one that hit my network knocked us off and our upstream provider. They use spoofed packets to machines with services such as chargen/echo to amplify the attacks. If you contact one of these services they will threaten or try to extort money from you.

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Revek Re:Theft from an Unprotected Site is Still Theft (248 comments)

In what way? He compares a clear crime with a supposed crime. His case makes every person who ever retold what they have learned a criminal act.

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Revek Re:If you find an house with open door do you ente (248 comments)

Not the same thing. Not even close. Private dwellings on the internet are supposed to protected by some form of authentication.. Its a enormous library. If you want something kept secret don't be a luser and put it on the internet. I guarantee the root cause of this is some jackass who wanted to be able to access their data from home. He didn't go around url hacking, he used google. Its like they put it in the yellow pages and got pissed when someone saw it.

about 2 months ago
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Bing Censoring Chinese Language Search Results For Users In the US

Revek Tell me (100 comments)

What governmental model does a corporation represent? I've always seen the corps at best as a communist state. At worst, a personality cult.

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Revek Re:Theft from an Unprotected Site is Still Theft (248 comments)

Go buy offline explorer and set it to any large domain or wget for that matter. Make it ignore robots.txt and grab every link and soon you will have yourself at terabyte of fun. Its bullshit to think that if its publicly accessible that person can't make use of it. How many times have you laughed and said I simply must have that cute little kitty for my person collection? Thats you lolcat thief. This is retaliation for some small minded crat who got his panties in a wad. The only place this guy went wrong is perhaps he should have told the journalist that he could search google for his search term and find the goodies.

about 2 months ago
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Oldest Known Star In the Universe Discovered

Revek Re:old skuul (141 comments)

We know.

about 2 months ago
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Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Revek French Law? (248 comments)

Couldn't someone sue them for negligence in allowing these documents to be publicly accessible? Really if it was that sensitive, shouldn't the button monkey that allowed them to be indexed by google be the most responsible?

about 2 months ago
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CES 2014: A Bedbug Detector that Looks Interesting but has Detractors (Video)

Revek Diatomaceous earth works. (72 comments)

A bag cost nine bucks at a the farm store. Its not a poison. Its a FDA approved additive for livestock feed. It is composed of fossilized diatoms. Works well on fire ants also. Doesn't really kill them all, it just encourages them to move on. It will get rid of many small insects.

about 3 months ago
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U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

Revek Re:Porn ... (635 comments)

Quagmire is left handed. Who knew?

about 2 months ago
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Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

Revek thats crazy (301 comments)

As soon as I find a tilt a whirl, i'm gonna build me a spaceship!

about 3 months ago
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DoD Public Domain Archive To Be Privatized, Locked Up For 10 Years

Revek Don't Worry (183 comments)

I'm sure none of it will cease to exist in that time.

about 4 months ago
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Ars Checks Out CyanogenMod's New Installer

Revek simple instructions (143 comments)

I installed cm10.1 on a Samsung captivate today. Took it from its stock froyo build straight to ics in just 30 minutes. The instructions are more complicated than a one button upgrade but really the problem isn't that there is no way back. The problem is that people don't demand the same service for their purchase from the manufacturer.

about 5 months ago

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Cheap online DDOS sites let anyone kick you off xboxlive

Revek Revek writes  |  about 2 months ago

Revek (133289) writes "I am the sysadmin for a small ISP. We have limited resources to fight ddos attacks. Now on a weekly basis we get hit with huge ddos attacks that never last more than a few minutes. The traffic sometimes knocks our provider off up the line. What we have discovered is that people, mostly kids are using sniffers to get the ip address of their fellow xbox party members ip address and using a stresser/booster site to knock the other party off. There are numerous videos on youtube that explains how to do it, including this jewel from a youtube user with a prophetic handle. The domains and websites are all based outside the US. Panama seems to be the prefered country to register them. My contact with these sites has resulted threats and extortion attempts. The FBI contact I have sent me to ic3.gov to fill out a complaint form that was really more for reporting consumer fraud. Microsoft tried to send me to their website to sign in to my account(I dont have one) and report it. These sites have no legitimate use as far as I can see and result in disruption of more than just someones gaming experience. My question to slashdot is; what other options do I have to eliminate/mitigate this problem other than canceling our customers accounts?"
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Liability in computer repair for filesharing

Revek Revek writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Revek writes "I run a small one man computer repair buisness. I mainly clean and reload machines that have been infected with malware. Most machines have some form of p2p filesharing sofware installed on them. Although I shut them down sometimes they run for a while when I am otherwise occupied. I recently received a letter from my isp concerning distribution of copyrighted material. The mac address provided by them was not one of my machines. Am I responsible for p2p filesharing taking place on my customers machines?"

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