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There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe

Revek Damn!!! (218 comments)

There goes my alternates chance with Kate Upton.

2 days ago
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Fark's Drew Curtis Running For Governor of Kentucky

Revek I can't wait for his first CNN interview (120 comments)

The ever changing image for CNN has included -4600 for wolf blitzers epic fail on jeopardy to the current one here. The story as I read it was that CNN wanted him to pay for use of their logo and he decided to create his on.

about a week ago
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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

Revek billionaires have plenty of time (228 comments)

To think of useless crap. Of course they pour money on it and make it their way. But still what a useless thought. The truth is most people have no awareness of those things and as time goes on they will have even fewer thoughts unless it goes down. Then they will respond with anger at the first person they expect to fix it. Its already that way, no need for more time to pass.

about two weeks ago
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The Paradoxes That Threaten To Tear Modern Cosmology Apart

Revek it can always be (231 comments)

paradoctored

about two weeks ago
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Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

Revek healthcare.gov is run by private companies (204 comments)

They couldn't identify me, so experian sent me a credit application to fill out. Its really pathetic that they can't use information the government already has. Instead they rely on some private company who only cares about the bottom line. Its our governments perverse need to reduce public systems in favor of inefficient and incompetent private models. They get paid even when they do a bad job. So what you really have here is some private company using data it gathered. I would bet it was in their contract and its not even shady, its just another government sell out of its people.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Revek If you want faster last mile (417 comments)

Stop giving money to mega companies and tailor your government "cheese" giveaway to companies who will build to new areas. The last stimulus scam that they tried contained so many impossible conditions that no small/start-up company could comply with them. The main deal breaker being giving the government first lien. Foolish to think any company wouldn't have a loan or two out there with a bank that isn't going to give up their lien. So either the people who draft those programs are fools or they are in the back pockets of the lobbyist who care not at all beyond what some money bags is paying them.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Restricts Advanced Notification of Patch Tuesday Updates

Revek A good reason why (57 comments)

They want to break more shit.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Programming Education Resources For a Year Offline?

Revek You have to learn (223 comments)

Yeti

about 3 months ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

Revek not likely (571 comments)

You have to consider that some believe the things they are saying. That is free speech not trolling. The fact that the person is raging and calling them a troll doesn't make them one.

about 3 months ago
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What's Been the Best Linux Distro of 2014?

Revek CENTOS until systemd (303 comments)

it sucks beta it and fix it and then foist it on the rest of the world.

about 4 months ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Revek expects=wants (425 comments)

These guys want a forever war.

about 4 months ago
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

Revek I always read these stories as (488 comments)

Blacksmiths try to stop the horseless carriage. See how that turned out for them.

about 4 months ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Revek Re:Soon to be patched (329 comments)

Shill much? I had three machines. One running Ubuntu, one Centos and the last one FreeBSD. The FreeBSD box was scripted to update ports regularly. The Ubuntu machine also runs updates from cron. The Centos wasn't set to update automatically but updated without issue. I went ahead and made it update on a weekly schedule while I was at it. In short free does not mean maintenance free. Microsoft has had its share of bugs some of which remain unpatched to this day.

about 4 months ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

Revek Re:I'm gonna go with (200 comments)

Ill just leave this here. Feel free to ignore it if it doesn't match your version of reality.
NASA can't hire enough engineers. Why?
NASA faces looming engineer shortage.
The ones they have are leaving. Why?
The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA
Bureaucracy is great when they are getting the job done. Not so much when they slow and often halt progress. They are inefficient with the current management style they use. Bureaucracy run amok is my take on it. Poor decision making and bureaucratic overhead preventing things from being done cheaper. Wasteful money pits where they pour cash and get nothing in return.
NASA Has Spent $20 Billion On Canceled Projects

about 4 months ago
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Why India's Mars Probe Was So Cheap

Revek I'm gonna go with (200 comments)

It didn't have a overbearing paralyzing bureaucracy driving the price up.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Allegedly Knew of iCloud Brute-Force Vulnerability Since March

Revek Re:celebgate (93 comments)

I know not of this celebgate. Perhaps I know it by a different name?

about 4 months ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

Revek Re:Its a pity (286 comments)

Were they caught with child porn? If so its a pity they will get off on a technicality rather than facing a long prison due to the fact that the person who discovered it was exceeding his authority. I do see something wrong with that.

about 5 months ago
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Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

Revek Its a pity (286 comments)

That some jerk without sufficient authority will allow these assholes to walk.

about 5 months ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

Revek step one (124 comments)

Make them come to work instead of working at home.

about 5 months ago

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Cheap online DDOS sites let anyone kick you off xboxlive

Revek Revek writes  |  about a year 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 7 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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