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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

The MAZZTer Re:The only correct answers: (321 comments)

You forgot "Sure, here's the password to my honeypot account I don't use."

4 days ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

The MAZZTer Re:I hope no one runs steam as root. (329 comments)

Yeah a user posted the results of that on the Steam bug tracker. It halted trying to remove a file in /boot, which I assume was the first attempt at a deletion.

about two weeks ago
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Ad Company Using Verizon Tracking Header To Recreate Deleted Cookies

The MAZZTer Re:Easy fix (70 comments)

He's suggesting non-Verizon users do this to protect Verizon users.

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

The MAZZTer Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

Microsoft tried the easy install, walled garden approach with Windows 8. It didn't go over well.

about two weeks ago
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Would You Rent Out Your Unused Drive Space?

The MAZZTer Re:Nope (331 comments)

As for bandwidth, what I don't get is how do you get your files back if you can't guarantee the people you rented disk space from actually have their machines turned on?

Easy, do it the same way RAID does it: redundancy.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Shrinking Storage Space In iOS 8

The MAZZTer Re:MicroSD card? (325 comments)

It's not the same. The internal storage is going to be MUCH faster than a PoS $10 SD card.

about three weeks ago
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

The MAZZTer Re:Short sighted (230 comments)

Ignore it. It'll shut off itself when it's done. No need to wait for it.

about a month and a half ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

The MAZZTer Re:No (545 comments)

If they need more manhours worked, and they can't get more hours, they need to hire more man. Men. Employees of any gender. You know what I meant.

about 1 month ago
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FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

The MAZZTer Re:pricing (229 comments)

You're forgetting accessories, software licenses, and a big one is labor.

about 2 months ago
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Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

The MAZZTer Re:Summary (234 comments)

A redditor suggested that Uber was using a third-party library and the functions found may never be called at all. But looking into if they were ever actually used or not would get in the way of a good old fashioned witch hunt!

about 2 months ago
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Some Early Nexus 6 Units Returned Over Startup Bug

The MAZZTer Re:What's old is new again (39 comments)

System UI is the application which controls the navigation bar (back, home, recent) and the status bar/notification shade.

The dialog for non-responsive applications is controlled by something else.

about 2 months ago
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Court Shuts Down Alleged $120M Tech Support Scam

The MAZZTer Re:Why... (129 comments)

Legitimate AV software that will scan for free will also fix for free. You never see it scan but refuse to fix until you pay up unless it is a scam, AFAIK.

about 2 months ago
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State Department Joins NOAA, USPS In Club of Hacked Federal Agencies

The MAZZTer Re:"our main unclassified system" (54 comments)

Any sane classified network should have an air gap. You would have to physically move data off the network to get it.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

The MAZZTer Microsoft could jump on this... (327 comments)

"The latest batch of high-performance Solid State Drives will last longer and perform better down the line in a Windows PC than a Mac PC!"

about 2 months ago
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Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

The MAZZTer Re:DDOS + Poison Pill (135 comments)

As I understand it, Tor hidden services are not accessed via exit nodes. Exit nodes are not needed as the destination can speak Tor.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

The MAZZTer Re:Only for root users (114 comments)

If an "exploit" requires the user to manually give it complete access to the PC to work... it's not an exploit.

about 3 months ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

The MAZZTer Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (342 comments)

Fast food places near me use a "single line" system. When a spot opens the cashier announces "Can I help the next guest?" or otherwise greet you to let you know they're ready to take your order. No reason why that wouldn't work in a grocery store. I think that chain you were talking about was just doing it wrong.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

The MAZZTer Re:WTF? (265 comments)

Gmail catches so much spam that spam actually amuses me when it makes it through because it's so novel to actually see spam for once.

about 3 months ago
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Department of Defense May Give Private Cloud Vendors Access To Top Secret Data

The MAZZTer Re:Outrage (60 comments)

AFAIK DoD contractors are required to keep classified data on a separate network from unclassified data. Classified network should have no internet access. "Closed areas" are used to keep the networked machines physically separate. Set procedures are in place for moving data between the two networks. This sounds like Top Secret data would be travelling across the internet (likely there will be strict standards on VPNs to use and encryption and whatever).

about 4 months ago

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The MAZZTer The MAZZTer writes  |  more than 8 years ago

The MAZZTer writes "This is slightly creepy. Although it doesn't show much information for Slashdot, stick your own domain name in there and see what comes up. My wiki entry had my name, address, phone number, plus a little map of where I live so anyone who wants to can figure out where to get to me, and a few line biography quoted from my site.

Granted, it's information that's easy enough to collect if you look around, but this site brings it all together. I think the one piece that adds the most creep factor for me is the Google Maps integration and link, although once I figured out it was all aggregated by a bot automatically I started to feel better. Also I can take solace in the fact that it reminded me I had to update my WHOIS information."

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