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EFF Slams Google Fiber For Banning Servers On Its Network

Scott Swezey Re:Pros/Cons (301 comments)

If you colo a server with an actual data center, you don't get a free pass to run a compromised system. Home ISPs should be no different. Abuse department alerts you to an issue, you have 24 hours to correct the problem and respond, or your service is suspended. Simple.

about a year ago
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With NCLB Waiver, Virginia Sorts Kids' Scores By Race

Scott Swezey Re:Discrimination (622 comments)

I did address this at the end of my comment.

>> On the flip side, this is a slap in the face to the idea of anyone becoming whatever they work for. To me, this conjurers ideas that Latino's and blacks either can't go
>> as high, or should expect to get what they want for doing less work than others... both of which are obviously untrue.

more than 2 years ago
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With NCLB Waiver, Virginia Sorts Kids' Scores By Race

Scott Swezey Discrimination (622 comments)

It's not often that I like people talking about whites being discriminated against, but in this case I do feel especially bad for Asian's and Whites given the higher requirement for them. As a student who went through school doing the least amount I could while still being able to graduate, I would have been very upset needing higher/lower test scores just because I had the (mis)fortune of being born into a certain family/race. On the flip side, this is a slap in the face to the idea of anyone becoming whatever they work for. To me, this conjurers ideas that Latino's and blacks either can't go as high, or should expect to get what they want for doing less work than others... both of which are obviously untrue.

more than 2 years ago
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Will Microsoft Dis-Kinect Freeloading TV Viewers?

Scott Swezey Re:Dis-kinect the spy camera? (478 comments)

What if they start building the Kinect technology directly into cable boxes, or televisions?

Don't buy it. There is plenty of competition on the market.

more than 2 years ago
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Will Microsoft Dis-Kinect Freeloading TV Viewers?

Scott Swezey Dis-kinect the spy camera? (478 comments)

I don't see why I need a kinect plugged in to watch TV... unplug the thing and problem solved. Any service that requires the use of kinect to watch their service? Don't sign up and they will find their own way out of existence.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Non-Coders Shouldn't Write Code

Scott Swezey Re:Marketing guy's function (421 comments)

The other side of the coin... why non marketing guys shouldn't write marketing materials:

function MarketingFunction(originalText)
{
var revisedText = new String(originalText + ", which will help build synergy and increase marketshare.");
return revisedText;
}

more than 2 years ago
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German Court Rules Rapidshare Is Legal, But Must Adjust Content Policies

Scott Swezey Re:So they left out the good part (73 comments)

@AC, if you are out there and still reading this.

Most of the sites I know of that index links to sites such as Rapidshare, use HTML magic to forward you to the link without a referrer anyway

I am relatively proficient when it comes to many things web/html related, yet I have never heard of being able to create a link that doesn't pass referrer information. After googling this topic for a little bit, all I see is that most modern browsers now pass the referrer info, even with target="_blank" or when the link is handled via javascript.

That said, I am well aware that "The more I learn, the less I know."... So... Can you enlighten us on this HTML magic to which you refer?

more than 2 years ago
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Santorum Calls Democrats 'Anti-Science'

Scott Swezey Anti-wha?! (1237 comments)

I'm not sure if I should say that Santorum is anti-truth, or go with the less harsh, anti-reality.

Maybe next he can explain to us about how all of the studies regarding contraception are clearly wrong. Or was contraception an "Obama conspiracy?" I forget...

more than 2 years ago
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DHS Sends Tourists Home Over Twitter Jokes

Scott Swezey In other news... (709 comments)

itwbennett, the author of this story, is now on the DHS no fly list.

more than 2 years ago
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North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Il Dead at 70

Scott Swezey North Korean State television Says... (518 comments)

North Korean State television Says Kim Jong Il died peacefully in his sleep while bowling a 300. (Via @NickGreene on Twitter)

about 3 years ago
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PlayStation Vita Gets NA, EU Launch Date

Scott Swezey PS Vita Mix (64 comments)

I'm sad to see they didn't go with the PS Vita Mix model. A game machine that could also make me a smoothie would be a big hit.

more than 3 years ago
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NoScript For Android Devices Released

Scott Swezey Re:NoScript is about all that is holding me to FF (107 comments)

Last I looked (a few months back), it was my understanding that chrome didn't offer the hooks needed to implement anything like noscript. But the site for NotScripts seem to show that this has changed, so I will definitely take a look. Thanks for sharing.

more than 3 years ago
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NoScript For Android Devices Released

Scott Swezey NoScript is about all that is holding me to FF (107 comments)

NoScript is about all that is holding me to FireFox. I would much prefer to use Chrome or Safari, but neither support NoScript.

more than 3 years ago
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California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches

Scott Swezey Re:Terrible reason for veto; Let courts do their j (462 comments)

Alright, that's definitely a good point but regardless of that, I would hope he would consider it to be redundant and let the court(s) handle it.

more than 3 years ago
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California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches

Scott Swezey Re:Terrible reason for veto; Let courts do their j (462 comments)

It was the supreme court of the state of CA, not SCOTUS, and since they didn't rule that a specific law was unconstitutional, I believe a new law would supersede their decision... unless of course they ruled that the new law violated the state constitution.

Remember, the court makes decisions within the bounds of current law. Unless a law violates the constitution, the courts are overridden by the law. Not the other way around.

more than 3 years ago
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California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches

Scott Swezey Terrible reason for veto; Let courts do their job (462 comments)

Wow. It was my impression that the supreme court judged cases based on existing law, and the legislature wrote new law. Perhaps the legislature wrote this law because it disagreed with the recent court decision. Part of why the legislature exists is to create and/or update laws in response to changing times and public opinion.

To Governor Brown: If the supreme court believes this law is unconstitutional, they can strike it down. Don't overstep your powers and do this for them. Unless *YOU,* on behalf of your constituents, have a specific objection: let the law pass.

(For the record, I live in CA and voted for Jerry Brown in the last election)

more than 3 years ago
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Creative Uses For Extra Drive Bays?

Scott Swezey Re:Self destruct button (366 comments)

I actually remember seeing that back when I was in high school. It was actually the inspiration for my comment, but I couldn't think of who made the video to post a link to them. Good find.

more than 4 years ago
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Things To Look For In a Web Hosting Company?

Scott Swezey Finding a web host (456 comments)

I usually check out webhostingtalk.com to find reviews of web hosts, offers, and more. I would definitely suggest you check them out. I personally chose mddhosting.com for my website.

Some other things to keep in mind: you get what you pay for... So unlimited of something means they are skimping elseware. Also remember to always keep your own backups. Even if your host does keep them, which they probably don't, it is a pain to get files restored for you. It also is nice to be able to leave without begging for your files.

As for custom infrastructure and scaling... Chances are that most hosts put you on a typical shared cpanel box and anything special is going to require you to get a VPS or dedi server and set it up and manage everything yourself. It just isn't realistic to add features or special software for a single user. And that doesn't even get into having to support this new stuff, or deal with the security implications.

more than 4 years ago

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