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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Changed the laws? No (137 comments)

They wanted to be treated like a CATV (Community Antenna TeleVision) system, but that rule book was thrown away in the 1980s when cable networks showed up, then in the 1990s broadcast stations got money for retransmission rights. Aereo pretended like the stations didn't have a right to that money, and that was their fatal error.

4 days ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

The New Guy 2.0 Re:What's with this separation of powers thing? (137 comments)

The "They created a law!" cry is a loser's argument... SCotUS like all courts interpret law, and what they were saying was "You used an old law book!"... they used to let CATV grab signals off the air for free, but now the major stations demand compensation in both the form of cash and clearance of other channels.

It's hard to tell the difference between the rate for WNYW New York and Fox News Channel, they're all in one package that also includes FX (and its FXX and FXM spinoffs), Fox Sports 1, Fox Business Network... do you get the point?

4 days ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

The New Guy 2.0 Uhm... edited HTML? (284 comments)

Wal-Mart shouldn't be relying on paper printouts... can't those be easily be faked?

5 days ago
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Customers Creating Fake Amazon Pages To Get Cheap Electronics At Walmart

The New Guy 2.0 Amazon doens't charge the same price to everybody! (284 comments)

Retail stores have a hard time changing prices as prices signs and labels are regulated by state law... Amazon can very easily change the price in cookie-based pages. I'm not sure why Wal-Mart thinks they can price match when that happens.

5 days ago
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Blowing On Money To Tell If It Is Counterfeit

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Wouldn't be adopted by the U.S. (112 comments)

The "100 USD" stripe took years to implement. A color-change ink would require dramatic changes to the printed money system, and look and feel nothing like today's money. This idea is for somebody else, not the USA. Remember, Slashdot is international.

about a week ago
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Blowing On Money To Tell If It Is Counterfeit

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Why worry? (112 comments)

"Security by Law" only gets you so far. In order to punish a criminal, you have to detect something wrong first. This story is about a new way to tell "That was wrong!" if it's used.

about a week ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

The New Guy 2.0 Re:If Comcast gets their way it won't matter (258 comments)

Comcast's main problem is that they can't find trustworthy installers, who intentionally cause reasons to be called back. That doubles their truck rolls, and therefore doubles their pay. They really should move to a circuit/appeals model where somebody else gets to fix their mistakes.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Programming Education Resources For a Year Offline?

The New Guy 2.0 Can you still download the MSDN Library... (223 comments)

VB6/VS6 came with a snapshot of the MSDN Library for Visual Studio.. do they have a similar product for .NET yet?

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

The New Guy 2.0 Re:The providers (127 comments)

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are trying to merge!

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

The New Guy 2.0 Re:The FCC is waiting for a new president (127 comments)

FCC meetings are planned in advance to give people time to comment. It looks like they'll have this next year because it's too early to make the call this year. Come on, we're a month and a half away from 2015.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

The New Guy 2.0 CDNs exist. Deal with them. (127 comments)

A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a series of servers placed at or near ISPs in order to get content closer to the user connections. What Net Neutrality means is you can't block or limit any CDN and favor another.

The early days of online surfing had solid walls called Prodigy, AOL, and CompuServe. The WWW was the end of that, but now we've got HTTP sites that don't serve the whole world the same content.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

The New Guy 2.0 Re:XP vulnerabilities are exaggerated. (37 comments)

This amounts to "Don't run Office" on XP. If XP can't run IE or Office, better switch to the open source Firefox and OpenOffice... but if you're going to do that, why not bring in Linux?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Good job MS (37 comments)

Good catch... the summary has wrong use of the term "zero-day"... please count the number of days this has been out!

about two weeks ago
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US Postal Service Suspends Telecommuting Following Massive Breach

The New Guy 2.0 Re:800k weren't delivering the mail? (50 comments)

Answer calls in the style of a call center.. Postal rates are complicated right now, so to get an exact price for a big shipment the average user needs to speak with somebody.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

The New Guy 2.0 Re:why is it red? (37 comments)

Red headlines indicate the story's not ready yet for comments, but cued up ready to run next. Subscribers see it, an occasionally they open it up to everybody to promote subscriptions, and prove there's a breaking story worth extra attention coming. In this case, if you just checked slashdot expecting a slow news day story, you got this must-upgrade-or-else Patch Tuesday release.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Good job MS (37 comments)

Yep, you pay for Microsoft becomes it comes with the promise they're paying people to set mistakes right... you can't get that with Linux unless you pay somebody like Red Hat/

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Is There A Fix for XP? (37 comments)

This is the knockout blow to XP... an announced unpatched flaw!

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Patches OLE Zero-Day Vulnerability

The New Guy 2.0 Re:Good job MS (37 comments)

"Zero day" means the first exploit hasn't been spotted... Microsoft announced the patch and the problem at the same time, and did so on its designated day of the month (2nd Tuesday) so it looks like they had it right.

about two weeks ago

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Could a third antispated technology fail please?

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about a month ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "We're two thirds of the way to a "news jackpot" here... we've got Tesla Cars getting rejected state-by-state, and also Tesla's getting no help from the White House and Apple Pay going down the tubes as RFID sensors are being unplugged at stores in favor of lower fee cards they can issue themselves. Anybody know a third technology that is not making it? If that's found, we've got a story the morning news can report."
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Is We-Care really a tool or turning you into a tool

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 5 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "My ESET Smart Security package seems to have missed a spot. Somehow without me knowing, We-Care.org's flagship "product" was installed. It's a bit of a spyware product that intercepts affiliate site links, and claims to donate to "charity" despite no proof it actually works and no credible brand at risk... we stopped that site down before here on Slashdot, so why is this thing still online?"
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Deleted Slashdot: TV series Small Wonder

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 7 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I tried today to post comment to a story about fictional robots mentioning the TV series Small Wonder but it was deleted. "Controversial" means we have to talk about it, but some people want it to mean it should be banned. Yep, Small Wonder was syndicated, but in no places did it ran until the end. Parents, if you think you can treat your kid like that title character, you really don't know how that ends. I guess if the story was a book, it would have been in the Left Behind series. My girlfriend at the time wore a Halloween costume as that character, and she really didn't know what a discussion she was starting that day. See, she was offered the title character's role on that show, but we (the students and teachers, and even the rest of the school's staff) really told her not to do that. We all had too many other jobs at that time. She already was working on three other shows at the time. I think only she could name which three shows I'm talking about."
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Judge Shot by Own Bailiff

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 8 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Mental hospital officials are mourning the loss of their favorite judge. Massachusetts Judge Janet McGovern has been shot and was refused service by UMassMemorial, which means she will likely be dead soon. Apparently, a higher court ordered her killed, and the bailiff in her own court room took action without warning her. From what I can tell, Governor Patrick (D-MA) will need to introduce a new judge to the community of Worcester."
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SCotUS rules against Lexmark in ink cartrige chip case

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 8 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled against printer company Lexmark and in favor of ink re-filler Static Control in a case over Lexmark's anti-refilling microchips. Looks like there's still no way to block ink re-fillers from working, as usual."
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Um, that's not a court order that counts

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I've got some serious problems with a "court ruling" that is forcing me to take medicine. First, they didn't tell me where the court was, and denied my abilty to drive to the Worcester District Court courthouse. Second, they claimed they had a court order without showing me the paperwork. Third, the document was "form letter" (with unchecked options) therefore, it could have been a "fill in the name" form. Fourth, they showed me an unreadable judge's signature, which is sometimes okay, but the name was not printed. All I know is that there's some judge named "Janet" who should have found me. Can I get a better hearing? Where is the appeals court in this area?"
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No bandwidth + untrustworthy people = tax problems

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Usally, I would have filed my IRS/State taxes by now, but there's a problem. With no access to a trustworthy computer in a private space, I'll end up sharing my tax data with people who shouldn't see it. I'd trust the employees of H&R Block or Jackson Hewett, but not this hospital's staff. Why did I call them "untrustworthy", because they keep breaking laws. See, I can trust my computer with this Slashdot acount, but don't forget, I'm still LostCluster writing on a account name suggested by somebody else."
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Status of the LostCluster account

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Status of the LostCluster account

I seem to have a lack of Internet bandwidth lately because the "hospital" doesn't provide WiFi to patient rooms and my cell phone is not connecting to much other than 911... why can't I call 611 to find out why my service isn't working. Anyway, if this posts from the public Internet room here, that's why I won't use my LostCluster accounts there. Right now, the account is blocked with no password correct at all. I eventually will ask CmdrTaco or someone on Team Taco to renable the account, but that's why I'm posting on backup account "The New Guy 2.0"... which should be a wake-up call to some of my friends."
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Hey NYCL, are you still here?

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 9 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "I know a lot about the history of SlashDot. One of my favorite shared group accounts was the NewYorkCountryLawyer and NewYorkCountyLayer, both commonly called NYCL. They really did a lot of work in cleaning up the Internet from troubling projects like P2P shares of copyrighted works and attempts to hack critcal systems such as major websites and power grid systems. It originally started as law students working with their professors, and went on to create a catchphrase of IANAL (I am not a lawyer) for people who wanted to talk law without actually being a lawyer. We seem to need some law edits in Massachusetts, so please organize here and then stand by."
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Kiss 108 Boston could go news at any moment.

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 10 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "Okay, that's a statement that could scare a lot of people. See, Kiss 108 Boston is not just Boston's Number #1 for Today's Hit Music, but a vital entry ramp into the world of pop music worldwide. But, here's the catch. Due to Kiss 108's successful clearing of emergency news programs, that station ended up with a right to simulcast any DirecTV channel. If you want out of that agreement, you have to get your channel off of DirecTV entirely. This is very rare, but if there is a disaster in any part of Kiss 108's coverage range, or even world wide... if it is a threat to the Boston area, Kiss 108 can simulcast any credible newscast.

Okay, so you're wondering, with DirecTV so secure hacking efforts common in the early 2000s no longer come even close to working... how does Kiss 108 technically work it when they have to? See, at the master control location, there is a link between DirecTV and the Kiss 108 broadcast chain powered by Analog Hole Technology. (When I used to mention this on Slashdot, a group of cute girls logged onto an account called analog_hole and explained the situation. Is anybody still speaking for that account? If so, find the girls who started it and call roll!) The Analog Hole Technology is too simple, but too dangerous. See, if you use it without permission, it's a major copyright violation. When Kiss 108 does it, it's okay, they have a license."
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Trademark violation? Definitely not.

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 10 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "If you think there already was a "The New Guy" you're most likely right. In fact, I'm within the coverage range of WXLO.and actually listened to that show. Turns out, I was living way too close to that show's production facility and actually contributed some story elements that weren't broadcast. See, if there really was a memory-forgetting gas leak at that house.... if it made it to mine I'd be in serious trouble, and if caught without a safe place to live or dead it would have put thousands of people who work for me out of work. If it traveled further down the street we would have lost a sports expert who can call the difference between real and fake sports teams quickly so shows like "SportsCenter Beta" are impossible.

I'm gone from there. People who are mentioned in this post... please get out if you haven't already. It's official, there's nobody credible left at 40. I'm not sure what was left at what we called 42. People of 44, are you still there? I know both of you have the ability to post on Slashdot. Please find some way to prove to me you're okay."
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This is LostCluster. This really is LostCluster. How do I prove it?

The New Guy 2.0 The New Guy 2.0 writes  |  about 10 months ago

The New Guy 2.0 (3497907) writes "This is scary. I really am the only writer of the LostCluster account here on Slashdot. But, I'm living in a insecure situation and can't risk false reports coming from that account. At this point, there's no way to log onto that account without the help of CmdrTaco or a current Slashdot root user. (Was Slashdot sold? Who's in charge here?) Looks like we have no lead commenter at the moment. First lead commentator grew up to become a tech babe. (OMG, is she alive? I haven't seen her anywhere lately... she an I used to date! We once produced 16 hours of "unacceptable Slashdot" because we were too romantic.) Second lead commenter was me... but I've been hospitalized too long and out of touch. I at least have enough bandwidth for this post to work but am unsure if there's going to be an attempt to fake me or censor me. Okay... this has been on my screen too long without anything going wrong. Game on! Welcome to The New Guy 2.0!"

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