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Yahoo Mail Resets Account Passwords After Attack

TheCRAIGGERS Re: The real news (96 comments)

I think it has more to do with the fact there's little point in spamming what most people use as their spam email account.

I only check mine when some forum or whatever refuses to allow me to login until I confirm an email address.

about 8 months ago

Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Yeah, right ... (734 comments)

Oh? So threats of violence no longer work on the weak? I'm sure many people will be thrilled by that news.

about a year ago

Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Yeah, right ... (734 comments)

You may think it a joke, but it wasn't to me at the time.

about a year ago

Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Yeah, right ... (734 comments)

Haha, I threatened to call the cops / child protection services on my Dad once. He simply said "Go ahead. I'll beat the shit out of you until they get here."

Guess who won that standoff.

about a year ago

Spacewalk Aborted When Water Fills Astronaut's Helmet

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Glad he's okay (125 comments)

11:32AM: +5 Funny
11:33AM: -1 Something

Same comment. What a difference a minute can make.

about a year ago

Judge Orders Child Porn Suspect To Decrypt His Hard Drives

TheCRAIGGERS Re: What kind of encryption did the FBI break? (802 comments)

What about looking at it from another direction?

Say the FBI suddenly raided you, and brought you up on say, pedophilia charges. They confiscate your computer hardware, as is standard procedure.

Now, I'm going to take a leap of faith here and presume you have no child porn on your PC. And for the sake of my point, no encryption. But they are sure you have it somewhere, so they naturally assume that you must have encrypted ghost partitions or whatever on your hard drive(s). Maybe they even have a log provided by your ISP that says at one point, you navigated to a website that provided such encryption software in the last decade. They demand that you hand over your passwords for your encrypted drives.

Or, to use your example with the safe, say that safe was in the house that you bought, and didn't get the combination for it from the previous owners. Maybe it was hidden, and you didn't even know of its existence before the feds demanded you hand over the combination.

Being brought up on charges for forgetting or even "forgetting" your password to incriminating evidence is already bad enough. But the scenario above is what I'm truly afraid of. The problem is, in some cases they could be treated the exact same if the judge sides with the authorities after hearing your "excuses".

about a year ago

Taking Action For Free JavaScript

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Gosh!!! (318 comments)

It seems you don't live in the USA. A place where, by modifying the source in your browser, you can be brought up on hacking charges, wire fraud, violating the DMCA, etc.

You ever actually read any of those TOS that you supposedly agree to the moment you navigate to a webpage?

about a year ago

ATMs Compromised, $45M Taken

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Why wouldn't they work? (196 comments)

Welcome to Slashdot Summaries, where the grammar is bad and the content mostly random.

about a year ago

ATMs Compromised, $45M Taken

TheCRAIGGERS Afterwards.... (196 comments)

And then they all hoped into their Mini Coopers and drove off into the sunset, leaving a stream of bills fluttering in the wind.

about a year ago

Mars One Has 78,000 Applicants

TheCRAIGGERS Re:I would volounteer. (355 comments)

Sadly, self-disqualification is exercising rational thought; something I think you'd want lots of in a mission like this.

Oh wait, this is a reality show now? Carry on....

Maybe I'll start a pool on how long until the first murder occurs.

about a year ago

New OpenWRT Drops Support For Linux 2.4, Low-Mem Devices

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Brilliant (194 comments)

But still a small fraction of their wired LAN bandwidth. If you often transfer large files or stream HD video within your home network like I do, you can't afford to be generations behind or wired or wireless speed.

I call BS. A quick google search says Hollywood blueray is usually encoded around 25-35 Mb/s. So even an uncompressed video would stream just fine with an old 10/100 router and cat 5 cabling. And that's with no/minimal compression.

Big files, sure, I'll give you that. But I'd also argue the average person isn't moving files that large to and fro on their network too often.

about a year ago

Lawyer Loses It In Letter To Patent Office

TheCRAIGGERS Re:How odd that you should say that (342 comments)

OK, this is the last reply because this is already offtopic enough, but I'd argue my subject was perfectly fine in that it was a reply to the previous post. Hence the "Re:".

about a year ago

Robots Help Manufacturing Recover Without Adding Jobs

TheCRAIGGERS Re:What year is this? (559 comments)

Why not? If you think that "this time is different", can you explain why? We are already a mostly service economy, so improvements in manufacturing should have less of an impact than in the past.

Well, one difference I see is automation of service jobs. You already see those robotic carousel soft drink machines in fast food joints. It's not hard at all to imagine a machine that takes your order via terminal, cooks your "meat" patty, places it on the bun with the various toppings you've selected and wraps it up in paper before ejecting it out of some chute. I would be extremely surprised if I didn't see this scenario in my lifetime. In fact, I'm kinda surprised it's not happening already. When the low-level service jobs start drying up, I'm not sure what will be the new foundation of that pyramid.

Granted, that's only an example concerning the fast food labor market, but I can see other places going the same way. Janitors, stocking crews, etc.

about a year ago

Lawyer Loses It In Letter To Patent Office

TheCRAIGGERS Re:that's how a 15 years old teenager (342 comments)

No, please carry on. It comes in handy for people who browse at +1. I don't, but then again I'm a -1 masochist.

No, it doesn't.

Personally, if I was browsing at +1, I'd rather see a summary of a post, rather than the first sentence with zero context. One can give me a general idea if I would find the content interesting, the other is just a waste of pipe.

about a year ago

Linux 3.9 Released

TheCRAIGGERS Re:You're kidding me, right?!?!? (112 comments)

What I was saying was that there is a world of difference between a wishy-washy statement of "I guess" and an explicit "I believe".

Firstly, when it comes to kernel testing, no news is usually good news. But it's never a sure thing, and it's hard for one person to test it all.

Second, the newest kernel release is usually considered "bleeding edge", at least as far as enterprise goes. It's never a sure thing. Implying it's a sure thing and will for sure not catch your datacenter on fire is probably a Bad Idea.

Thirdly, who cares if Linus says "guess" or "believe". Both translate to exactly the same thing to me, given the context: "I'm pretty sure this is ok, but don't use this until you've backed up your important cat pictures." It's well known he's a bit bunt. Shit man, just be happy he didn't insult your mother in the header.

about a year ago

Microsoft Ad Campaign Puts a Hotspot Inside a Magazine

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Oh boy. (194 comments)

OMG that's so racist! I'm going to pick a random word in your post and become offended by it.

about a year ago

Stolen Laptop Owner Outwits Mugger, Police, and the Media

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Huh? (272 comments)

I didn't RTFA because I'm pretty sure the "summary" was actually written by a spam bot that made it through Tim and the links just point to porn.

about a year ago

Wayland 1.1 Released — Now With Raspberry Pi Support

TheCRAIGGERS Re:remote desktop vs windows (197 comments)

> Honestly, why do people hate on products that obviously don't meet there needs?

That usually has to do with the product in question being shoved down everyone's throats.

I fail to see how Wayland, or any open source software can be "shoved down" your throat. If you don't like it, don't use it. Or modify it to suit your needs (and hopefully) release that. That's the OSS way. I'd like to add "And don't bitch about it" but we all know that's untrue. We love bitching; that will never go away. I often think these holy wars are created on purpose just for the drama they cause on Usenet, forums, and mailing lists. But I digress.

If the amount of bile being spewed about Wayland is any indication at all of its future real-world acceptance on the desktop or server, than I think X will be around for a long time. But I'm kinda doubting that. More likely, one of two things will happen: Either Wayland will not be as bad as people like you are claiming, or X will continue to be supported by people that care.

True hackers will find a way.

about a year and a half ago

Netflix Wants To Go HTML5, But Not Without DRM

TheCRAIGGERS Re:Silverlight greatness (394 comments)

Until they remove what you were watching halfway through the series. Saving to disk is much-needed.

You don't seem to understand how this whole DRM thing works, do you?

The entire point of DRM is prevent exactly what you just asked for. When the contract or whatever expires between Netflix and whoever owns the content, nobody can watch that content any more. Likewise, when your subscription with Netflix ends, you can't watch the content either.

about a year and a half ago


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