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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

SuperCharlie Sigh.. you just dont get it (742 comments)

MS.. we dont hate you because you were a douchebag in the 90's. We hate you because youre still a douchebag. Stop being a douchbag and maybe we wont hate you.

everyone on the planet except your employees and shills.

about 10 months ago

Open Source Video Editor Pitivi Seeks Crowdfunding to Reach 1.0

SuperCharlie Re:I'm surprised ... (79 comments)

Wasnt Kdenlive the one where the main developer walked away and they thought he was dead for a while?

about 10 months ago

How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

SuperCharlie Re:Gave it up (270 comments)

Guitar and weekly or so board games night with some friends.

about 10 months ago

How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

SuperCharlie Gave it up (270 comments)

About 5 years ago I was a pretty heavy into gaming.. probably 60+hrs a week (with a full time job). I realized it was eating up too much of my time and money so I pulled the plug on the whole thing, sold it all, and never looked back. Best decision I ever made.

about 10 months ago

US Democrats Introduce Bill To Restore Net Neutrality

SuperCharlie Net neutrality is not the problem (535 comments)

Marketplace monopoly is the problem. When the majority of access is controlled by a handful of ISP's there is no option to simply "Go somewhere else". It's a moot point tho, as the money flows, so shall the votes.

about a year ago

Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

SuperCharlie Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

The right-left argument is like leaving a note with "Look on the other side" written on both sides to keep the idiots busy while being gang-raped.

about a year ago

FCC Wants To Trial Shift From Analog Phone Networks To Digital

SuperCharlie Obvious.. (218 comments)

It is probably orders of magnitude easier to intercept and store digital.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community?

SuperCharlie Re:Joomla (120 comments)

Not sure what you mean by closer fit.. you could launch a joomla with only the calendar, Jevents is a decent mature app and joomla 3 is small screen capable. You also get the update infrastructure to manage your security and updates. Joomla gets a hard rap around here, but its not that bad when you work with it for a while. I could launch this from start to dns flop over in around 3 hours.

about a year ago

What Makes a Genius?

SuperCharlie Abnormal (190 comments)

It takes abnormal to be different. It takes different to make changes. From DNA that didnt quite come out right to someone who has an unstoppable obsession, these are the type things that open new doors. Genius is not a normal person working hard, genius is something different. Of course these people are social misfits, and easily abused, they are not on the same plane, they are by nature, different. And most likely for every person we hear about as genius there are multitudes who are idiots as well as many many who are squashed by the machine. A normal person sees a box and puts things in it, a genius sees a box and fills it with their obsession.

about a year ago

Data Broker Medbase200 Sold Lists of Rape & Domestic Violence Victims

SuperCharlie Realize this (168 comments)

The question is never "Will they?". The question is always, "Can they?" And more to the point.. "Can they and still get away with it profitably?" So when you are puzzling over some abhorrent possibility, run it through that filter and you will invariably find your answer.

1 year,1 day

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

SuperCharlie You Insensitive Clod! :p (308 comments)

I quit working for "The Man" 5 years ago and now work for myself. I find that I work twice the hours, at least, but I also take regular learning tangents and am free to follow them wherever I wish, and often times they add to my general knowledge and allow me to offer different, new services and such. I find that I do a lot of "me" learning in-between projects and it not only helps me grow but also allows me to clear my head for the next project.

1 year,2 days

North Korea Erases Executed Official From the Internet

SuperCharlie Stalin? (276 comments)

I think it was Stalin who erased people from existence. paintings, books, tax roles, every mention in every place. Very thorough, and very very paranoid.

1 year,8 days

NSA Head Asks How To Spy Without Collecting Metadata

SuperCharlie Secondary Issue.. (509 comments)

So apart from the blatant Constitutional shredding, which in and of itself should be plenty to call BS on the whole thing, how about the simple ROI of the whole damn thing? How much money, resources and man-hours have we shit away for practically no public good or protection? I would guess in the billions and growing. This whole ordeal is nothing but a power grab for control. It has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with pure unadulterated power.

1 year,9 days

Bots Now Account For 61% of Net Traffic

SuperCharlie Re:visitor statistics (124 comments)

Aaaand there goes your search ranking

1 year,9 days

NSA Uses Google Cookies To Pinpoint Targets For Hacking

SuperCharlie It's time for a paradigm shift (174 comments)

While I do appreciate the ongoing releases of how we are tracked, mostly for the less technical crowd to come up to speed, I think it's time to realize that if you are connected to any network with any device, regardless of what "security" measures you take, you will be tracked.

1 year,11 days

Insight On FBI Hacking Ops

SuperCharlie The Next Level (137 comments)

The next level of "Spyware" has arrived. Enjoy.

1 year,14 days

Patent Troll Bill Clears House With Huge Majority

SuperCharlie Grants.. Grants...Grants.. (138 comments)

While the student debt machine pumps out a great amount of money, the icing is in Grants, and Universities who can and do research work with associated patents get crazy grant money for important things..you know..like golden bulls and stuff..

1 year,16 days

Ask Slashdot: Application Security Non-existent, Boss Doesn't Care. What To Do?

SuperCharlie Think of it as banking overtime (310 comments)

Sure send your notification emails and cya.. once that's done it's more a game of wait for the overtime, because when, and I mean when, it goes down it will be like Oprah came by with.. And overtime for you, and for you, and for you.. overtime for everyone until we fix this!!

1 year,17 days

Why People Are So Bad At Picking Passwords

SuperCharlie Re:because (299 comments)

Ive been doing the 4 tiered password thing for over 10 years now. There is NOTHING like hitting an old website you havent been to in years and logging in first try.

1 year,20 days



PGP - Hacked or not?

SuperCharlie SuperCharlie writes  |  about a year and a half ago

SuperCharlie (1068072) writes "I have been a windows desktop tech since 3.1 and around the early 2000's took the web developer direction. I am somewhat ashamed to admit that until the recent spat of news I have never investigated encryption.

After a few nights of drinking from the PGP firehose and discussing encrypting my emails and such with a fellow web developer who has about as much knowledge as me in the PGP arena we have come to a loggerhead.

He believes that some time shortly after 1996 PGP was basically compromised by the U.S. government and that any versions afterwards can quite easily be decrypted, basically making the process a waste of time.

I explained that Gpg4win and other open source PGP versions would be obvious to the community if they were compromised.

Maybe I am so uninformed that I am not even asking the right questions, so, I present this question to the /. community at large: PGP — Hacked or not?"

Internet blackout coming for hundreds of thousands

SuperCharlie SuperCharlie writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SuperCharlie (1068072) writes "The Internet will fall dark for many who have failed to clean their system from a DNS changing virus aptly name DNSChanger on July 9th 2012 at 12:01am. The virus had affected up to 4 million PC's redirecting traffic to look-alike sites such as Google and Bing to steal credentials and ultimately millions of dollars for the creators. The US FBI set up interim servers instead of taking down 4 million infected users Internet worldwide, however, after almost 5 years they will now pull the plug on these servers and the estimated 304,000 PC's still infected will no longer be able to access the internet. The FBI has a step-by-step method for you to see if you are infected in this pdf document or you can go to dcwg.org for an automated check if you are so inclined."
Link to Original Source

Google Checkout Fee Changes

SuperCharlie SuperCharlie writes  |  more than 5 years ago

SuperCharlie (1068072) writes "Upon logging in to my Google Checkout account I found this little message:

"Google Checkout 2009 Fee Changes

On May 5, 2009, Google Checkout's transaction processing fees will be changing from 2.0% + $0.20 per transaction to a new tiered pricing structure, where the rates will vary depending on the amount of your monthly sales processed through Checkout."

Digging a little further shows the meat of the new changes...

"New fee structure starting May 5, 2009
At that time, we'll also be discontinuing the free transaction processing promotion for AdWords advertisers. Any AdWords transaction processing credits accrued during April 2009 will be applied towards transactions that occur on May 1-4, 2009.

Beginning on May 5, 2009, transaction processing rates will be determined by your sales volume during the prior calendar month minus any refunds:
Monthly sales under $3,000 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction
$3,000 — $9,999.99 2.5% + $0.30
$10,000 — $99,999.99 2.2% + $0.30
$100,000 or more 1.9% + $0.30"

Beating up the little guy and reducing rates for the higher monthly transaction people just seems like a recipe for organized credit card theft nirvana from where I'm sitting."

USB Thumb Drive Encryption Catch 22

SuperCharlie SuperCharlie writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SuperCharlie (1068072) writes "Working at a University and with the increasing amount of security break ins, lost data and the real potential for massive identity theft due to the data that my departments deal with, we have decided to implement a USB thumb drive encryption policy.

After two days of trying many many free and paid software solutions I am finding that there is a real problem in usability and portability of encrypted data on USB drives. The goal is to provide a seamless, easy way for users to simply drag and drop their files.

Every solution I have come across so far either requires an administrator to install the file system level drivers or leaves the data un-encrypted until it is specifically selected and encrypted. Neither of these solutions will work as I know my users and when they bring their PowerPoint slides to remote locations they will not have administrator access and relying on them to manually select and encrypt/decrypt files is simply not going to happen.

Are there any solutions where a user can simply plug in the USB drive, put in their password, and drag and drop encrypted files?"

SuperCharlie SuperCharlie writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SuperCharlie writes "I am in the process of setting up a home media center where all my movies, music, etc.. can be streamed throughout my house. I think there could be a real market for this where I live and would like to take the final solution on the road in my backwoods part of the world and try to sell it to house builders for doctors, lawyers and the likes. The sticking point I am running into is the media, specifically, movies. Sure, you can stick a DVD in, share it and be on your way, but most people have libraries of movies that even a decent sized jukebox can't hold. How can I provide a *legal* digital version of a users movie collection?"


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