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Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

Sylak Re:So how is that going to work (188 comments)

I'm sorry, you seem to be forgetting why the guy in Florida was fined. It wasn't solely the cell phone communications, it was more because he was jamming the 800MHz Public Safety band on either side of the 850MHz GSM allocations, because it's not really possible to make a "neat magical jammer" that only gets the cell bands. it's going to spill onto adjacent public safety and land mobile allocations.

about 2 months ago

Clueless About Card Data Hack, PF Chang's Reverts To Imprinting Devices

Sylak Re:What about flat cards? (142 comments)

Chip & sig is being rolled out by some national banks right now. Expect Target to start taking chips soon, and Wal-Mart already does.

about 3 months ago

FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

Sylak Re:It was stupid, so fine him, but 50k is excessiv (427 comments)

i don't know, I'm pretty sure that jamming Sheriff's communications (read in TFA) is pretty likely to result in a lot of deaths :)

about 5 months ago

FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

Sylak Re:Jamming is a terrible solution. (427 comments)

Clearly you haven't seen some of the fines handed out to holders of GMRS and Ham licenses who have interfered with Public Safety bands intentionally...

about 5 months ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Sylak Bu the wasn't fired (1116 comments)

He fucking resigned.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

Sylak Re:The usual suspects (423 comments)

don't forget make a disc image if you ever need to restore that machine

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

Sylak Re:Must keep running XP (423 comments)

That said this is 100% the case the Library of Congress said was okay to do as fair use last time they did a DMCA review.

about 6 months ago

Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Sylak Power of Attorney? (465 comments)

Does the UK have anything like Power of Attorney in place that the executer of the estate would have to in fact say that for all legal purposes they ARE the deceased?

about 6 months ago

Coca-Cola Reserves a Massive Range of MAC Addresses

Sylak Coke Fountain Machines (371 comments)

uhhh... freestyle machines? Or is that too obvious to be true?

about 9 months ago

IsoHunt Settles With MPAA, Will Shut Down And Pay Up to $110 Million

Sylak Re: Distributed architecture, anyone? (245 comments)

I think he wants us to screw around in 2.4 and 5 GHz to make sure we keep our priority on the bands over Wifi

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Suitable Phone For a 4-Year Old?

Sylak Re:At four (682 comments)

I wish so hard i had mod points to mod you up for this.

about a year ago

Work Halted On Neal Stephenson's Kickstarted Swordfighting Video Game

Sylak Re:Yet another story... (124 comments)

New kickstarter rules actually require hardware prototypes before they can get on the site to help avoid things like this...

about a year ago

iOS 7 Lock Screen Bug Leaves Certain Apps Vulnerable For Access

Sylak Can't Reproduce (135 comments)

I can't reproduce this. Is is possible it's specific just to the iPhone 5/s/c?

about a year ago

U.S. Gov't Still Fighting the Man Behind Buckyballs; Guess Who's Winning?

Sylak Re:Sounds good to me (555 comments)

If he was stupid enough not to form an LLC or an S-Corp, it's perfectly normal for him to be held personally liable for this, since in the cases of a sole proprietorship the individual and company are one in the same.

1 year,18 days

The Steady Decline of Unix

Sylak Re:Uh huh (570 comments)

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck it isn't a duck unless it is branded a duck?

It's not a DUCK®, it's a Waterfowl That Attenuates Quacking Noises. For copyright reasons, of course.

about a year ago

Used Game To Survive? EA Plans To Drop Online Pass

Sylak Re:Of course... (74 comments)

because it was for console games, and those are more to the whim of the console's network maintainer than the publisher

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Protecting Home Computers From Guests?

Sylak Linux Boot (572 comments)

Have a dedicated Linux boot just for them, and if they give you funny looks tell them too bad.

about a year and a half ago

Windows RT Jailbreak Tool Released

Sylak Re:Ok (101 comments)

I would like a Windows powered tablet personally, and now that there's a way to deliver software outside of the Windows store, I've got a bit more incentive to buy one.

about a year and a half ago

A Subscription-Based Movie Theater

Sylak Re:too expensive (308 comments)

That's where most of the theatres actually make their money on first-week releases, though, because of how much goes to the studio in ticket revenue.

about a year and a half ago


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