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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

bheerssen Re:Why is (201 comments)

People who say "I could care less" are wrong and no amount of rationalization changes that.

I'm sure I could care less about this argument, but for the life of me, I can't figure out how.

about a week ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

bheerssen Re:Back to One Man, One Vote (818 comments)

We need a return to the fairness doctrine. If a corporation wants to use public infrastructure to broadcast to the public, it should be required to also broadcast information that is in the public's best interest. (FWIW, I also think that cable networks, wireless networks, etc. should be classified as public infrastructure and companies that provide or use that infrastructure should be regulated as public utilities.)

about 4 months ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

bheerssen Re:Knowledge (1037 comments)

What's the difference?

about 4 months ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

bheerssen Re:Ok seriously though ... (367 comments)

Or are they thinking they will go it alone and continue to update their Linux distro/kernel just because it is open source? Do they really think they are qualified to do that? Or is the hope that they can spend money to keep the OS in long-term-support status?

That is not as hard as it sounds. There's already tons of mission critical in-house applications in banks, some of them probably quite a lot more complex than an OS with some drivers and an application on top of it...

Also, in the event their distro of choice goes EOL, they can swap it for a different one with relatively few problems.

about 5 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

bheerssen Re:Very different when ... (303 comments)

Where can I download the eggloo server? I am intrigued.

about 6 months ago
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Will Microsoft IIS Overtake Apache?

bheerssen Re:IIS better in almost every way. (303 comments)

Unless you're hosting simple static web pages IIS is better in almost every way, easier to manage, easier to configure, etc...

Just curious, how much do you make up there in Redmond?

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Explain That Humans Didn't Ride Dinosaurs?

bheerssen Re:Sad (278 comments)

Now THAT'S unbelievable.

about a year ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

bheerssen Re:Really!? (231 comments)

I was saying that society should be more accepting of gay people in general, not that they should be accepted more than other groups.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

bheerssen Re:Really!? (231 comments)

No worries.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

bheerssen Re:Really!? (231 comments)

Go back to stormfront. You've shown your colors, and I'm done with you.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

bheerssen Re:Really!? (231 comments)

Precisely, Goddess. That was my point.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

bheerssen Re:Really!? (231 comments)

1) http://www.diversityinc.com/diversity-and-inclusion/debunking-the-affirmative-action-myth/

2) Black Americans face far higher rates of poverty, therefore it is unsurprising that, on a per capita basis, they receive a higher proportion of welfare services.

3) That's just idiotic.

4) White American males are often cast as the poster boy for gun violence because, frankly, white males commit the vast majority of firearm related crimes. Most of the recent mass murderers have been white males.

5) The reverse is much more often true. Ex: Vidor, Texas.

6) While you know nothing about me, I can surmise a few things about you. You are a racist and a homophobe, otherwise known as a bigot. The term "white race" is used almost exclusively by white supremacists. The fear that the "white race" is facing genocide is a clear indicator of racism. The fact is, there is no "white race" or "black race" or "asian race". Humanity is made up of a wide variety of ethnicities that cannot be broken down by "race". Race is not even a valid term, biologically speaking.

For the record, I am a 43 year old white male. I have lived in majority black areas and majority hispanic areas, and I have seen first hand the barriers they face in achieving the so-called American dream.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

bheerssen Re:Really!? (231 comments)

Being attacked is not the same as being persecuted. You have not been denied a loan on the sole basis that you are a white male. You have not been barred from staying in a hotel because you are a white male. You have not been told you can't marry your life partner because you are a strait white male. You have not been denied a job because you are a straight white male. You have not been denied a raise or paid less than others for the same work because you are a straight white male.

Because you are a straight white male, you get privileged over others. That is the exact opposite of persecution. You can deny that all you like, but it's true.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

bheerssen Re:Really!? (231 comments)

First of all, that's not true. Straight white American males are not persecuted in any way. Secondly, you think we shouldn't be more accepting of gay people simply because other people are persecuted also? Nice.

about a year and a half ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

bheerssen Re:Really!? (231 comments)

When I tire of humanity and its slings and arrows, im labeled anti-social.

Perhaps some self reflection could help you here.

When Gays do it, its because they are persecuted and we should all be more understanding of the plight of the gays.

That is exactly right; they are, and we should.

about a year and a half ago
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Humble eBook Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For eBooks

bheerssen Stranger Things Happen (103 comments)

I bought Kelly Link's Stranger Things Happen on dead tree media a while back, and I thought it was fantastic. This bundle is worth it for that title alone.

about 2 years ago
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Super Bacteria Create Gold

bheerssen Re:Misleading headline (180 comments)

"postbiological age" - He's not just an artist, he's a bullshit artist.

You mean he is a stand-up philosopher.

about 2 years ago
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The Motivated Rejection of Science

bheerssen Re:Science and conjecture (771 comments)

... as government less and less appears to be capable of solving the big social and economic problems of our time.

It probably has something to do with putting people in charge of government who believe that government can do nothing right. It's fucking ridiculous. You would have to be a complete moron to put in someone into any position of authority or control in a company if they believed that said company could do nothing right. It'd be foolish. Yet that is the very thing that conservatives are doing with our government.

"Government is the problem! Vote for me and I'll prove it!"

about 2 years ago

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Damning Release of Heartland Institute Documents Reveals Opposition to Science

bheerssen bheerssen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bheerssen writes "The Heartland Institute — a self-described "think tank" that actually serves in part as a way for climate change denialism to get funded — has a potentially embarrassing situation on their hands. Someone going by the handle "Heartland Insider" has anonymously released quite a few of what are claimed to be internal documents from Heartland, revealing the Institute’s strategies, funds, and much more."
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Help me remove a keylogger

bheerssen bheerssen writes  |  about 5 years ago

bheerssen writes "A friend of mine is having some marital difficulties. Recently her husband installed a keylogger on her computer to spy on her activity. This is a software keylogger called Stealth iBot Computer Spy and is marketed as a monitoring device for parents. It is a USB device that stealth installs monitoring software, including keylogger and screen grabber, when it is plugged in to a USB port. The logs are accessed whenever the device is again inserted into a USB port.

Several spyware scans using different spyware removal tools have failed to reveal the software and an internet search has proven fruitless in turning up information about how to remove it.

Going forward, my friend has turned off the Windows Autoplay "feature" so that Windows won't run the software in the device when it is plugged in. However, that doesn't remove the software already installed. So, what can she do. Has anyone successfully uninstalled something like this, or is she left with the unappetizing option of reformatting her hard drive?"

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