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eBay Compromised

ZiakII Re:link? (193 comments)

Better yet, just logged into my ebay acct. and there's NOTHING in the communications there either.

Slashdot, now with less actual news and information, but nearly 100% sensational!


I understand reading is hard so I highlighted the important parts for you.

eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.

about 2 months ago
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eBay Compromised

ZiakII Re:link? (193 comments)

what, no link to the press release?

The press link is in right in the summary.....

about 2 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

ZiakII Re:Intuit is the Microsoft of tax software (423 comments)

If you are in NJ you can do your own state taxes easily through their website for free. Did it on both TurboTax and NJ and they equaled the exact amounts.

about 4 months ago
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College Grads Create Fake Tesla Commercial That Elon Musk Loves

ZiakII Re:Lemme posit this... (100 comments)

Because, when it comes to car commercials, ad agencies are bound by so many rules and regulations regarding depictions of reckless driving and such things that it becomes almost impossible tp create a cool car commercial without running the risk of going to court over it (both the ad agency AND car manufacturer).

What the hell are you talking about.... I just watched a car commercial where a woman jumped on top of a moving train with a car.

about 4 months ago
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International Space Station Infected With Malware Carried By Russian Astronauts

ZiakII Linux... (226 comments)

From the article As these systems are based on Linux, they are open to infection.

What system is not open to infection...

about 9 months ago
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Unmanned 'Terminator' Robots Kill Jellyfish

ZiakII Re:Who's next (149 comments)

Well they are spineless and therefore stand for everything I stand against and stand against for everything I stand for. By launching a global offensive we can wipe the jellyfish out. If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate.

about 10 months ago
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FBI Cyber Division Adds Syrian Electronic Army To Wanted List

ZiakII Re:haha (74 comments)

Nope I'm an idiot I see it now anyone found helping speel.

about a year ago
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FBI Cyber Division Adds Syrian Electronic Army To Wanted List

ZiakII Re:haha (74 comments)

Where do you see the mention of terrorism at all? This seems pretty standard for the FBI cyber group.

about a year ago
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Jury Finds Google Guilty of Standards-Essential Patents Abuse Against MS

ZiakII Re:Nice summary (278 comments)

Ah I read the revenue wrong that was Q1 (17.41 billion) = 2012 total was $73.72 billion. Which is still 5.5% which is inane.

about a year ago
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Jury Finds Google Guilty of Standards-Essential Patents Abuse Against MS

ZiakII Re:Nice summary (278 comments)

"22%? um 2.25% as an opening bid with the normal ending point of 1.2% or 0% depending on cross licensing agreements. At no point was there a 22% offer on the table.

MSFT revenue for 2012 is 17.41 billion
Motorola had demanded Microsoft pay annual royalties of up to $4 billion

4 / 17.41 = 0.22975 = 22.975%

about a year ago
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Jury Finds Google Guilty of Standards-Essential Patents Abuse Against MS

ZiakII Re:Nice summary (278 comments)

"Another example of the loaded, pro-MS language that has become the standard in Slashdot lately. :( "

"Exhorbitant demands"? Really?


Being asked to pay 22% of your total revenue for a video codec is not exorbitant in your world?

about a year ago
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Ubuntu Edge Smartphone Funding Trends Low

ZiakII Cheaper Options.... (251 comments)

They really should of introduced some cheaper options. Like support the Ubuntu Edge for $60 and get a Ubuntu T-Shirt. Possibly include some other options that are not a staggering $700+ for most people.

1 year,1 day
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Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

ZiakII Re:Wow ... (191 comments)

So either RIM feels they should have this, or they're really stupid.

There is no reason to send your email credentials to RIM ... the local device needs it, but I can't think of a single defensible reason to send your credentials to their servers.

Why do companies feel they're entitled to this kind of information? Pretty much everyone who owns a BlackBerry should be asking if they can really trust the device.


Looks like you have no clue how RIM e-mail works on Blackberries. Just copy and pasting a quick summary on how their e-mail system works. "Unlike other PDAs, the BlackBerry device does not log into your email account for you, and check for new messages. This pull type email is best related to having a Post Office box. It requires physical action on your part to go and check your mail. You have to get up, drive in your car to the PO Box location, open it up, check for new mail, get back in your car, and drive home. All this time you are expending time and energy. What happens if you are unable to check the box due to the store/post office being closed? You have to wait until the next chance you get, and then check. As you can see this is not a very time/energy efficient way of doing things.


On the other hand, if you had someone to bring your mail to you, a Postal worker wouldn’t that be a better alternative? All you have to do is sit at home and when the mail arrives you have it. No need to do anything, no need to go anywhere else. This is how the BlackBerry architecture works." (Example From Crackberry.com

For a site apparently loaded with Computer professionals its astounding how many here do not know how BlackBerry e-mail works.

1 year,13 days
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AOC's 21:9 Format, 29" IPS Display Put To the Test At 2560x1080

ZiakII Re:NOPE! (217 comments)

You really should consider eBay if you are looking for a decent monitor. I picked up a 27 inch 2560 x 1440 for $265 that uses a Samsung IPS LED panel. Search for QX2710. I got mine shipped straight from South Korea. The bezel and the circuit are of low quality but the actual LED panel is the same as Apple Cinema Monitors. The monitor lacks certain features HDMI port for example and it only uses DVI and you need a high end video card as the monitor needs a video card to do the conversion. But for the $265 that I paid I think this was a complete steal and worth it so far.

1 year,28 days
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Bill Gates Regains the Position of World's Richest Person

ZiakII Re:Something is wrong (311 comments)

He was saying with inflation. as $3.70 is equivalent to $22.17. Although he is cherry picking data and only applying inflation to the worker and not the CEO. As a CEO making $500,000 in 1970 would be about 3.2 million in 2012.

about a year ago
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Box With Hidden Camera Travels Through the Mail

ZiakII Re:Should be standard (136 comments)

Embedded cameras might help prevent package loss too

How after they loose the package are they going to view the video footage?

about a year ago
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Box With Hidden Camera Travels Through the Mail

ZiakII Looks like a bomb... (136 comments)

I'm actually surprised this didn't get flagged as it looks like a bomb.

about a year ago
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Boston Officials Did Not Shut Down Cell Network After Marathon Bombing

ZiakII Re:not all that effective (211 comments)

It would not be hard at all to scramble everything. Just fly a Prowler and you can pick and choose what frequencies we jam. It is what we do in Iraq with convoys most of the time.

about a year ago
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ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

ZiakII What numbers? (863 comments)

What numbers are they going off of? I just saw a bunch of ramblings of a lunatic in the article.

about a year ago
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Explosions at the Boston Marathon

ZiakII Re:On TV now (1105 comments)

They are reporting they found ball bearings so definitely not accidental.

about a year ago

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