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WikiLeaks: NSA Recording All Telephone Calls In Afghanistan

bemenaker Re:No shit, this is the JOB of the NSA (241 comments)

The rights of the Constitution only apply to US citizens. It is US law, it's not natural law.

about 4 months ago

WikiLeaks: NSA Recording All Telephone Calls In Afghanistan

bemenaker No shit, this is the JOB of the NSA (241 comments)

This part of the Snowden leaks is the part I have a problem with. This is EXACTLY what the NSA is supposed to be doing. Making this part public record does do damage to the US and is part of being a traitor. I have zero problems with Snowden leaking information about the NSA spying on Americans, not because it effects me, but because it's a violation of the Constitution and the NSA does NOT have that authority, regardless of what laws Congress passes. If the SCOTUS wasn't such pussies they would have taken this on years ago and stopped it, but instead they are 100% complicit in this as well. If Snowden has a problem with these actions from the NSA, why did he take a job there in the first place?

about 4 months ago

Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected

bemenaker Price and DRM (477 comments)

Hollywood still hasn't figured out the two main reasons people don't stock pile movies at home, price and DRM. Netflix and Amazon make it so much easier to watch movies because of this. If new movies cost $5 a piece on Blu-Ray, I'd have a massive collection of BR's instead of 20.

about 4 months ago

Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You

bemenaker Re:link (164 comments) It's interesting to see what it says. I was suprised more by how much it got wrong, than by what it got right.

about 5 months ago

IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

bemenaker Re:Over 18 (632 comments)

Gestapo? WTF man, The IRS is officially suspending this as of today.

about 5 months ago

How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

bemenaker Re:Flight recorder (491 comments)

You are making a PRESUMPTION that the transponders were turned off by hand. There is still the possibility of a fire or some other case. This is why recovery of the FDR's is so important. The pilots may not have been on the radio, but the FDR's record everything they say. The conversations between flight crew is crucial, along with all the airplane data.

about 6 months ago

Obama Administration Closing Recently Opened Datacenters

bemenaker List of where they are? (262 comments)

Where is the list of these datacenters? One is in my town and I want to know more about it.

more than 3 years ago

Supreme Court: AT&T Can Force Arbitration

bemenaker Re:Oohh.. (415 comments)

Judicial Activism simply means "I don't agree with the courts ruling" It's a BS term. The SC make rulings on how they feel a law is supposed to be interpreted, that is their job.

more than 3 years ago

Promotion Or Job Change: Which Is the Best Way To Advance In IT?

bemenaker Re:Job Change (247 comments)

Everyone is replaceable. If you think you're not, you have an ego problem.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

bemenaker As an network administrator (1307 comments)

If you want something to run on the corporate network, and ESPECIALLY if you want a firewall hole opened up, you sure as hell better be giving me access to your server. And I better be able to have full admin rights, even if I'm not going to do anything to it. This is an ABSOLUTE requirement, there is no exceptions here. You would be lucky to get permission to even plug a network cable into this since you didn't go to the IT department about this before you ever started. IT is for the IT people for a damn good reason. Things you haven't taken into account, security (ok, I'll give it that you have thought about this some), HIPPA, Sarbanes-Oxly, several other legal liabilities that fall back upon the IT dept if something gets hacked on that box. All of these have to be taken into account.

more than 3 years ago

Patent Troll Going After Alzheimer's Researchers

bemenaker Anonymous? (116 comments)

Sounds like a good target for anonymous to me.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Facebook Archiving?

bemenaker WHat HORRIBLE place to store photos (368 comments)

Why would you ever consider that a repository for your photos? It's a place to share them, but that sure as hell is not where you want to store them for keep sake. When you upload photos to FB they are down rez'd. The image quality of them is lost. That reason alone is why you should NEVER consider it a long term store for your records. Read the fine print, it's explained.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

bemenaker Re:RELAY ALL OUTGOING TO YOUR ISP... (459 comments)

No do not do this. The reverse lookups on the domain name will fail, and they will be blacklisted as a spammer. The CORRECT response is to get the ISP to not block 25.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

bemenaker Are you sure you're on a business class service? (459 comments)

If you are on a business class service, they should not be blocking smtp traffic. I work at a place that uses business TWC and we send and receive a LARGE volume of email everyday. You need to call their business support and talk to them, it's not the same number as residential.

more than 3 years ago

MPAA Threatens To Disconnect Google From Internet

bemenaker 3 hours later (468 comments)

Google sells direct connections to their nationwide backbone, creating a whole new internet. The old internet withers and dies in a matter of weeks.

more than 3 years ago


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