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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Sony needs to invest in their IT (170 comments)

That's actually not that bad. Most companies do this, but most don't include a disclaimer. The alternative is to enable the protection from the factory, which probably results in a lot of return from customers who are not able to figure out why their camera doesn't work.

about 2 months ago

Password Gropers Hit Peak Stupid, Take the Spamtrap Bait

Tha_Zanthrax Next stop? (100 comments)

By simple brute-forcing spammer are generating a lot of traffic. Almost 70% of all e-mail traffic is spam, how long before 70% of all login attempts are done by bots? "Is someone DDOSing our website? Nope, just bots trying to get in."

about 6 months ago

Cisco Complains To Obama About NSA Adding Spyware To Routers

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Why bother with tricks? (297 comments)

Cisco knew, they even had a 'choice' in the matter: cooperate with the government and keep your mouth shut about it or get your business ruined by that same government.

about 8 months ago

95% of ATMs Worldwide Are Still Using Windows XP

Tha_Zanthrax Re:The Market? (346 comments)

It's Business Software. Companies in that business tend to aim for 'good enough' instead of 'good'.

1 year,13 days

India's Mars Mission Back On Track After Brief Hiccup

Tha_Zanthrax Re: Casual slashdot racism in 3... (73 comments)

As I've understood it, the head wobble is a polite way of saying 'no' while avoiding the actual use of the word 'no'.

about a year ago

What US Health Care Needs

Tha_Zanthrax Re:I've always really liked that idea (584 comments)

> I really think a medical savings account kind of plan is the right idea. Also, the saving account plan should compensate for poor people having trouble making payments by having people that can afford it pay a little extra. Then corporate greed/ignorance/bureaucracy strikes and the whole thing starts costing way to much and pays out to little. My point: you described insurance.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft To Add Yet Another Smartphone OS This Year

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Steve Ballmer is an idiot (179 comments)

Ballmer is a personal friend of Gates and already was one before MS was founded.

more than 4 years ago

Google's Streetview Privacy Snafu Prompts Lawsuit

Tha_Zanthrax Weird (418 comments)

Doesn't "data consisting of all or part of any documents, e-mails, video, audio, and VoIP information being sent over the network by the user" mean "some random packets"? "Saving data unintentionally" is dubious but AFAIK Google just records SSIDs for non-GPS positioning. My something's-off-sense is tingling.

more than 4 years ago

Wii Could Be What the Doctor Ordered

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Nintendo will "donate" $1.5million (156 comments)

Ofcourse Nintendo is trying to sell more games. That's their business. But what's a more friendly way to do this? Supporting a health-related cause or removing features from your product? (I'm looking at you Sony)

more than 4 years ago

Spammed by Bluetooth

Tha_Zanthrax Re:Bluetooth directional antennas. (311 comments)

close, but no cigar. Bluetooth requires 2way communication. The devices on the recieving end don't have the power the set up a connection.

more than 11 years ago


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