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RFID-Blocking Blazer and Jeans Could Stop Wireless Identity Theft

SeaFox It's by Norton... (101 comments)

When you're wearing the jeans your legs will only move at two-thirds normal speed. You have to have the blazer dry cleaned, and specifically by Norton, once a year otherwise it and the trousers may cease to function and leave you naked out on the street one day.

yesterday
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Snowden Leaks Prompt Internet Users Worldwide To Protect Their Data

SeaFox Re:Reliability of questionnaires (53 comments)

Well, they're counting changing the password from "GoBadgers1" to "GoBadgers2".

2 days ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

SeaFox Re:Sounds like they should ban the cabbies (295 comments)

That shouldn't be hard -- obstructing traffic is against the law. They can just arrest the cabbies after they refuse to move when requested and have their cabs towed.

4 days ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

SeaFox Re:It's rotten barley water (130 comments)

Marketing is a part of commerce itself, which yes, I'm pretty sure, predates the invention of beer.

5 days ago
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New Compilation of Banned Chinese Search-Terms Reveals Curiosities

SeaFox Re:Another suggestion: (43 comments)

You actually search for that? What kind of masochist are you?!

about a week ago
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FreeNAS 9.3 Released

SeaFox Hardware requirements jumped WAY up now with ZFS. (115 comments)

I've been running FreeNAS systems on hardware that's considered junk by most standards for years, and I think I'll have to stay with the 9.2 branch for now. The 9.3 version makes ZFS mandatory and the hardware requirements for running the drives in ZFS is huge compared to a NFS setup.

Before someone replies the ECC is only a little more than regular RAM, yeeeah. But it's a lot more RAM you need, and to use ECC you also need the rest of your system to be compatible with it. That means a new motherboard and processor, and a beefier processor capable of keeping track of the ZFS overheard on top of what you want to actually want to do.

about a week ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

SeaFox Re:This really is a man's world... (377 comments)

If they have to be told what the image is from to get upset, to paraphrase Steve Jobs, they're getting offended wrong. The image as it is now does not objectify women any more than images that run in modern newspapers. Once it's been cropped to this level, it's literally lost all value that made it sexist to start with. If you can tell them instead it's from some old ladies fashion magazine and they're suddenly okay with it, I'd have to say you proved my point.

about a week ago
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Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

SeaFox Re:Less interference... (127 comments)

You seize the last mile infrastructure under "eminent domain", "national security", or whatever reason your want to give. Then let the service providers lease access to that to deliver their connections to the backbone. Use the funds from the lease to pay for the upkeep of the network (the first thing the current providers will do once they lose the ownership of the network is stop rolling techs to make people who lose service get upset and side with them).

about two weeks ago
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How One Man Changed the Ecology of the Great Lakes With Salmon

SeaFox Re:Is it really true? (118 comments)

Sounds like this guy's plan was a bit too large in scale.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

SeaFox Re:Yes. (545 comments)

Are you really saying there should be one day of the week where this applies (the day being irrelevant), or can you give an argument why Sunday should be special -- an argument has nothing to do with religion?

about two weeks ago
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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

SeaFox Re:Over what time interval? (528 comments)

"Motion picture subtitles (as they are distributed on disc) are not text-based"

Do you actually do any ripping with hardware/media made this decade?

They dropped the images crap from DVD and went to time-coded text files with a chosen system font to display. Smaller, more efficient.

Uh, no they didn't.
Doom9: How to deal with Blu-Ray subtitles.

They still appear to be PGS (subpicture) based.

about two weeks ago
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The Sony Pictures Hack Was Even Worse Than Everyone Thought

SeaFox Re:Over what time interval? (528 comments)

"Then there are Subtitled and Closed caption versions."

Except those are separate TEXT FILES moron.

Motion picture subtitles (as they are distributed on disc) are not text-based. They are a subpicture that is overlayed on the original video.
Yes, they wouldn't take up a lot of room, given the majority of the picture is the designated mask (clear) "color" and the limits on the number of other colors used, but they are not text files.

about two weeks ago
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Fraudulent Apps Found In Apple's Store

SeaFox It does what? (89 comments)

How does an app with no functionality get through the approval process to start with? This isn't a case of the app having a secret feature of calling home or installing malware. I mean, if it doesn't do anything how could anyone have reviewed the app to begin with?

about two weeks ago
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Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind

SeaFox Re:I shudder to think what the system will order i (186 comments)

the customer is an average male and the cashier is a lovely lady with a large bust.

A pizza with all whole-milk cheese toppings?

about two weeks ago
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Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind

SeaFox Re:Dumb idea (186 comments)

Ah, I think you really need to review the definition of subconcious again.

Point here is even you won't know how dumb the idea really is...until it works.

Wouldn't the idea working prove that it's not a dumb idea?

about two weeks ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

SeaFox Re:Dumps, you say? From the anus? (523 comments)

Historical records in many countries are written in cursive, and not just English wring ones. Only a complete idiot would want to sever children from their past.

Or a government wanting more control over information.
There's a pretty big history of the printing press and literacy fueling social change.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

SeaFox Build a system meant for the living room. (720 comments)

Not sure what kind of PC you have going on, but if it looks like this your wife it right.

Don't have a dedicated living room "gaming PC". Build a new system -- build an HTPC that has gaming-capable hardware.
  - Make sure the case fits in with a living room setting. Preferably a horizontal or cube-shape. Not a tower. Look at Silverstone's stuff.
  - You can have a large case if you need it -- as long as you can get it to fit with with existing home entertainment components.
  - Reduce the size if possible MiniITX or MicroATX at the largest.
  - ONE graphics card. No SLI/Crossfire. Time to let that go. The shorter the length the better, for helping control the overall system size.
  - NO LED FANS.
  - Get a case that is large enough for you needs, but as small as possible and still fit the components.
  - Don't buy a large case because you have multiple hard drives for content. Move that shit to a NAS somewhere else in the house.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

SeaFox Re:Propagation delay ??? (720 comments)

I have placed it in another room and run HDMI and USB cables, but the propagation delay caused horrible tearing and lag when playing games

Eh? This sounds more like crappy cables, than anything else.

I especially like the part right after where he asks about replacing the cables with wireless to solve this.

about three weeks ago

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SeaFox SeaFox writes  |  more than 8 years ago

SeaFox writes "Macworld reports that a U.S. judge has denied the request of E360Insight to have Spamhaus's domain pulled by ICANN. Judge Charles P. Kocoras wrote that such an action would "not correspond to the gravity of the offending conduct." ICANN has previously said that even if served such an order they would not have the authority or ability to carry out such a request and it would be the up to the actual registrar to carry out the action. Spamhaus's registrar, Tucows is based in Canada, making the situation even more complicated. Tucows could not be reached for comment at the time of ICANN's statement on October 12th."
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SeaFox SeaFox writes  |  more than 8 years ago

SeaFox writes "Mac-rumor site ThinkSecret reports that at least part of Apple's WebObjects, the web application infstructure that powers the iTunes Music Store and Apple's own online store will be Open-Sourced in a new version to be released next year. A public announcement is expected at the release of Leopard. This follows up the license fee for WebObjects falling from $50,000 to Free when Tiger was released.

From the article:
Apple will not be withdrawing support for WebObjects, sources stressed, despite the software's omission from the list of Application Server Technologies under Mac OS X 10.5 Server and the Intel-based Xserve. Portions of WebObjects code are covered by patents Apple acquired from NeXT, and Apple will keep that code in-house.

Also mentioned are changes to a J2EE-style environment and preformance improvements of four to six fold via a new threading module. Apple aquired WebObjects as part of the 1997 buyout of Steve Jobs's company NeXT."

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