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Ebay Compromised

babywhiz The One I Read... (1 comments)

Said Paypal was fine, just eBay was compromised.

I also got an email from SourceForge saying to reset password. What's going on today?

about 5 months ago
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Main US Weather Satellite Fails As Hurricane Season Looms

babywhiz Re:They saw this coming for ages... (235 comments)

"$535 million [ box office sales of Jurassic Park (1993)] "

This addon will never get old.

about a year ago
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A Cold Look at Cold Fusion Claims: Why E-Cat Looks Like a Hoax

babywhiz Re:Thermal Hysteresis (426 comments)

ThreadJack: Best Chrome add on ever...

"...In one, 360W [ legal limit of power output of an amateur radio station in the United Kingdom]
  PC GPU Nvidia Geforce Fermi 480 peak power consumption
  was applied continuously, and in the other, 930W [ peak output power of a healthy human (nonathlete) during a 30-second cycle sprint at 30.1 degree Celsius.]..."

about a year ago
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Microsoft YouTube App Strips Ads; Adds Download

babywhiz Re:Who figured this out? (381 comments)

If you don't have a youtube downloader in your browser, it's because you don't want one.

Amen. I personally do not block ads just yet because I mostly visit sites like Reddit, /., Techdirt and some of the Twitch streamers that benefit from be consuming their content.

Besides, randomly, Reddit will thank me for not blocking ads and give me a pat on the back. Whatever. It's Something!

about a year and a half ago
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World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013

babywhiz Re:Too easy (523 comments)

Actually, the elephant in the room is "Sick of the Drama". I'm not exactly sure what happened, but generally the 'drama' machines didn't come out until the end of expansion (because of being bored). Until then, people were working together, getting stuff done.

The drama machine for some reason didn't die down between Cata and MoP. MoP has been filled with nothing but trolling and fuss.

That's why I stopped. No one wanted to really play anymore, they just wanted to be crummy to each other.

about a year and a half ago
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World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013

babywhiz Re: not where from, where to? (523 comments)

I quit WoW a couple weeks ago, and I am taking online courses towards my degree. I tried Neverwinter Beta, Facebook games, picked The Sims back up, and finally just signed up for classes.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Glass Is the Future — and the Future Has Awful Battery Life

babywhiz Re:Google Glass will be an epic fail (473 comments)

Last night when I was playing with the Grandson, every time I attempted to use my phone to record, he was too busy looking at his reflection in the phone in my hand than he was at my eyes and face in which he was babbling at just prior to me trying to record him.

So far, that is the only use I have personally witnessed a use for.... besides maybe a handful of tech troubleshooting issues that could not be seen unless the picture was taken at the right height.

My problem with the whole thing is the same reason I have padded around in life without glasses at all....anything sitting on my nose will be endlessly adjusted until the screw for the ear piece falls out and the glasses fall apart.

I wouldn't mind them for watching Netflix/Hulu, but I would have the same problem I have now with my tablet..unless I'm laying flat on my back I won't be able to properly view the screen and still be comfortable. (in the case of the tablet, my arms get sore holding the darn thing up..so then I do this stacking of pillows and blankets on my bed to prop the tablet up so I can watch The Daily Show laying on my side...woops...it fell face down again and paused the show...and look, now it skipped to commercial just because it fell face down....ugh....)

about a year and a half ago
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Lawyer Loses It In Letter To Patent Office

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

"I'm sorry, I'm not authorized to disclose any information...so I will no longer waste your time."

about a year and a half ago
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Windows: Not Doomed Yet

babywhiz Re:The PC isn't dying (737 comments)

Thank you. *hands you the /. equiv of reddit gold*

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

babywhiz Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

Yea, but the computers fall under the active directory permissions controls, and the software we install on the work stations don't have the same "give all permissions to the Devs" that apps have been broadly given.

I haven't seen a tablet yet that we can shoehorn into our existing system. It's almost time for us to look around again tho. We haven't done any "new fangled device testing" since December.

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

babywhiz Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

"A warning doesn’t mean that the item does do something dangerous, just that it could.". (pulled from Google)

If it "could" then that means "NO" for use with any aerospace parts being manufactured. End of Story.

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

babywhiz Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

I have no idea who that is, and it actually proves my point that people are taking a stance on a specific brand, device, item, etc because of what they stand to gain on global adaptation and NOT BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY SOLVES THE PROBLEMS.

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

babywhiz Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

Ah! How many different types of Steel Rods were they making? The understanding of the challenges of high volume manufacturing (making 30,000 of one washer) vs job shop type environments (making 10 of this latch) is lost on most people. I have worked in high volume, low unique part shops, and in low volume, high unique shops. They can't be run the same way.

No one considers ANY of that when they are talking devices, hardware, software, cloud, etc.

I just got off the phone with a tech support agent from Symantec about an issue with Backup Exec 2012. He was like, oh just let me remote in. Dude. You are in India. The file I am attempting to restore falls under ITAR regulations. I CAN'T ALLOW YOU TO REMOTE DESKTOP IN.

All I'm asking is that we stop applying a broad brush saying that ALL THE CUSTOMERS AND IT WORLD SHOULD WORK THIS WAY....when one doesn't even understand all the challenges involved across all IT Environments.

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

babywhiz Re:Whats the alternative? (863 comments)

Do you want the companies that make parts for your cars and airplanes to be able to be connected to the Internet to run while making parts? Are you saying that you trust the machine that you are relying to stay in the air at 35,000 to be forced to have to run it's applications and operating system from the Internet...the same Internet that 4chan uses?

Stop saying that "EVERYONE" can migrate to "ALWAYS ONLINE".

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

babywhiz Re:, but I've learned to adapt. (863 comments)

I double dog dare you to step into multiple manufacturing environments. Hey, guess what, Manufacturing does still exist in America, and *shock* we actually make enough money to stay in business. Stop looking at that @$#%#%# thing in your hand and step out into the real world. Come talk to those of us that actually have to support things like a building that has such large voltage drops that the battery backups are nonstop frying up....or making a Dos 6.22 machine try to just find that Windows Server 2008 share to pull it's programs.....

We are trying something as simple (and fun to design) as making the shop floor paperless. NOT AS EASY AS ONE WOULD THINK...when you actually break down where the paper is really at. You can't just take the paper away and shove a tablet in their hands....these guys work in 115 degree heat sometimes, with a layer of metal dust caking their fingers. Some of these guys have been in the business 40 years....and their eyesight isn't exactly capable of reading the dimensions on that drawing of a part that is 7 ft tall, and 5 ft wide on a device that is 5-10" in size.

Heck, I can't even get a mobile device that doesn't require Internet to function. Look at the Google Apps. Just using a Nexus to try to take a picture of that Aerospace part is already, out of the gate a huge no-no. Why? ITAR regulations. The App Dev is in the UK. You are taking a picture of a part that is required by ITAR regulations to not be accessible to persons outside the US. Just by buying that app from the Google Store made you give permission for that App to have access to the camera....which is the Devs....that are located outside the US. Any Google Apps and Devices are already eliminated out of the gate for our use.

The problem is with IT nowadays is that everyone is looking for a niche product to get rich quick off of, and not trying to really solve problems.

about a year and a half ago
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Krebs Hacker Unmasked, Hit Ars and Wired's Honan

babywhiz Re:Most Crimes Are Solved (164 comments)

I thought teens were anyone under 30.....

about a year and a half ago
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Video Games and Literature

babywhiz Re:Actually took a college class about this (78 comments)

Talk to any of the current players in WoW and a majority of them will tell you that going from Wrath to Cataclysm was a huge let down in the storytelling. Wrath was about this big, bad Lich King, and every one working together to take him down. The storytelling was amazing, the questing kept the story moving for the whole expansion, up until the very end when the Lich King died.

Veteran of the Wrathgate cinematic was (still is, on my alts), goosebump inducing. The Battle for Undercity (the follow up quest that is now gone)...Amazing.

(What killed Wrath is how long it took for new content...but that's a discussion for another time.)

Cataclysm was about a dragon randomly torching zones. Comical, because of the random, but it just wasn't a good enough story. The only story line in Cataclysm that was any fun was Thrall's story, and it was more of a side story to try to salvage the expansion. Even killing the bad dragon at the end was not the least bit epic because you didn't even get to see the whole body of the dragon. Just his back and claws. Meh.

about a year and a half ago
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Schneier: Security Awareness Training 'a Waste of Time'

babywhiz Re:Tick the box exercise for auditors (284 comments)

"Expecting the call centre operator to think back to some "social engineering" training..."

If the training for Social Engineering stopped at the call centre, then the training plan is flawed to begin with. Everyone in IT better already be familiar with Social Engineering tactics and better know how to recognize them without thinking twice. That is just part of the job. If it's not where you work, then it should be. We require people that work in our IT Dept to know how to spot most Social Engineering attempts, and have read at least one Kevin Mitnick book. We work in Aerospace manufacturing, so we have to keep a closer eye on WHO has access to what.

The hard core, effective training at that point should be at the receptionist, the person that is answering the phone when the user presses 0 on their phone, and the people allowed to open the door for someone on the outside. That is the very first line of defense for Social Engineering attempts.

Kids these days....Get off my lawn.....

about a year and a half ago
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White House Urges Reversal of Ban On Cell-Phone Unlocking

babywhiz Re:Insufficient (256 comments)

Thank you. I have been reading reactions across all different sites, and it seems that every single person cheering totally bypassed reading and comprehending this part.

If I had points to give, I would.

Read closely people. It doesn't say what you think it says....

about a year and a half ago

Submissions

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GoDaddy Discontinuing ColdFusion Support

babywhiz babywhiz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

babywhiz (781786) writes "We received this email today. We are not in a position to dig into recoding the whole site. Are there any good ColdFusion hosting sites left out there?

Dear (our name),

After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue support for ColdFusion®. The product will officially remain available to Go Daddy customers for three months, until November 29, 2011. After that date, ColdFusion websites hosted by Go Daddy will not work.

We will not be removing customer content from the system — your files will remain safely in our hosting datacenter. Because your current hosting account offers additional languages (PHP on Linux and Windows plans, and .NET on Windows plans), we hope you will find an alternative to your current ColdFusion implementation. Additionally, Deluxe and Ultimate plans offer Ruby, Perl and Python as language options.

Should you decide to move your files, please review the following help articles: Moving Directories Using the FTP File Manager and Using the File Manager to Move Files Between Directories.

If you have further questions or concerns, contact our customer service department at 480-505-8877.

Thanks for being a Go Daddy customer.

Bob Parsons
CEO and Founder
GoDaddy.com"
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Engraving Machine Font to Windows Font?

babywhiz babywhiz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

babywhiz (781786) writes "Let's say there is a 'type set' for a manual engraving machine that does not have a 'windows font' version. If we were to purchase the 'type set' hardware (aka all the individual letters that would be used in the engraving machine), and used that to create a digital version (aka a windows font), who owns the copyright for the Windows Font?"
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Content ID matches going too FAR?

babywhiz babywhiz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

babywhiz (781786) writes "Where does the line get drawn on copyright claims?

I received this notice of Content ID matching on a video I uploaded 3 years ago to youtube. The thing of it is, I didn't add the music, I only recorded what was going on around me. How can I possibly be the person that is infringing?"

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Chris Where Are You?

babywhiz babywhiz writes  |  more than 10 years ago Chris the Monkey....least you could do is let us know you are not dead....

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