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U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks

bigdady92 Put in a @#%$$ Firewall (100 comments)

For the love of {Diety} put in a damn firewall and NAT that shit. What kind of half ass implementation is being sold out there for these people? Is this lowest installation price around or is there a common link to all 5800 gas stations?

I would not be surprised if this is all one single vendor who supplied and installed these setups to different gas station suppliers.

Please someone name the company involved with this nonsense so we can ridicule them for this stupidity.

This is no worse than people who have no passwords on their NVR's.

3 days ago

AMD, Nvidia Reportedly Tripped Up On Process Shrinks

bigdady92 Re:capitals ? (230 comments)

Because AMD is an abbreviation of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) therefore it's proper English to capitalize all the letters.

You have a low enough user account number to know that.

about three weeks ago

Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

bigdady92 Novelty Media is Novelty (278 comments)

Go figure. Hipster trends hit mainstream, give it 2-3 years and vinyl will fall by the wayside as people pickup Zune's and say "THIS IS HOW IT WAS MEANT TO BE!"

about three weeks ago

Lizard Squad: Xbox Live, PSN Attacks Were a 'Marketing Scheme' For DDoS Service

bigdady92 Re:Public Stoning is too good... (139 comments)

You think that was me getting worked up? Aren't you a Sensitive Susan.

You think it's OK that some set of mouth breathers is able to sell a service to the highest bidder to take down several major corporations? What happens when they attempt to attack someone outside of the gaming sphere? What then? That OK too or should I hand wring and not get 'upset'.

The article is about a mercenary group of thug scriptards who are soon going to be shown what a PITA prison is like. You don't go around taking down big corps like this for the LULZ forever and not expect to get caught.

about a month ago

Lizard Squad: Xbox Live, PSN Attacks Were a 'Marketing Scheme' For DDoS Service

bigdady92 Public Stoning is too good... (139 comments)

a justice reward to these lil Asshats. I am quite pleased that Anonymous has already done their homework and spread all the information about these douchecanoes throughout the internet so their lives are wrecked for the foreseaable future. I'd hate to think that some mouthbreather CoD player go word that him and his mates are kicked off line by that kid down the street and enact vengeance for all of us.

about a month ago

FBI Allegedly Investigating Lizard Squad Member Over Xbox Live, PSN Attacks

bigdady92 Anonymous did FBI's job for them (78 comments)


All known people in Lizard Squad Identified. Their personal information, their schools, their emails, IP's, address', everything is out there for the world to see.

Majority of these !@#$!@$%!$!$ are kids who deserve punishment of some sorts. Not full physical violence by beating them in the face with a shovel, oh no. Community service like picking up trash and taking care of people in an old folk's home, humiliating and humbling works. Punish them as their lives are now completely screwed for the next 3-5 years.

Anonymous has it's moments. This is one of them.

about a month ago

In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

bigdady92 Re:About Fucking Time (435 comments)

<quote><p>Long overdue. Time for cigars and mojitos all around!</p></quote>

And rum. Lots and lots of glorious rum.

about a month ago

The Joys and Hype of Hadoop

bigdady92 Well No Shi... (55 comments)

Hadoop is not a magic thing that can all of a sudden produce reams of new data sets. The setup, on an enterprise scale, takes thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in hardware. Then you have the Map/Reduce jobs to create as well as pointing all your data to the new clusters. Then the tweaking starts, and then your pointy haired Boss or Accounting PencilTwit comes to you and demands results for all of this capital expense you just had them buy for some pinhead to get a better dashboard in sales.

Hadoop, done right, takes many departments to work on and organize in a big enterprise. Small shops may have one guy who is both SA and Programmer who could get the job done enough to make a difference. Furthermore, you NEED a full install from a big vendor. Installing Hadoop from OpenSource is a nightmare, and the big vendor's make it painfully simple to get the job done quickly. Can you do it by hand? Sure. Do you have the time? Not when you have other projects to work on and you can spend the companies capital to get the install and config done in 1/10th the time. /Cloudera Certified //A year later and they still don't know how to get data through the pipeline ///Setting up the hardware was a BLAST!

about a month ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

bigdady92 Skip Lasik: Go PRK (550 comments)


I live a very active lifestyle. I do martial arts, dive, play sports, a whole bunch of things that having that lil 'flap' be a problem if it were to ever 'pop' open. Thankfully I spent the extra cash and went with PRK which is the same surgery Air Force pilots get.

What is the big difference? : Simple, there is no flap. They carve off the top of the cornea's layer is removed and is then grown back. No flap, no popping, no worries.

What is the downfall: 3 days of light blinding pain whenever bright light occurs. Thankfully this is negated by modern medicine and covers for your eyes.

What is the upside: This is the first type of LASIK ever invented so it's been done brazillions of times. This is perfected to a state of art and I've had no issues in the 10 years since I've done the surgery. Best money ever spent and not one chance if getting poked in the eye or underwater accident that this 'flap' may (1/1000) pop open.

Was it overkill? Perhaps. But that's one less thing I ever have to worry about.

about 6 months ago

Google Reader: One Year Later

bigdady92 Feedly: Google Reader Reloaded (132 comments)

The death of GReader led me to Feedly which has nearly all of the features that GReader had backed by a company whom RSS isn't an experiment and truly GOT RSS. Feedly saw a need in the market place and filled that void that Google abandoned.

I am more than happy with Feedly and their feature set. I threw them some money to support them and tell everyone I know to use them as their apps work just as well if not better than what Google was trying to do.

about 7 months ago

Entry-Level NAS Storage Servers Compared

bigdady92 Re:unRAID (182 comments)

I own this solution. It's downright amazing with the support of the community and the sheer vastness of hardware supported. you cannot go wrong with unRAID.

more than 3 years ago

Entry-Level NAS Storage Servers Compared

bigdady92 Horrible article, No Metrics (182 comments)

There is no mention of speed, performance, file copy replication, the ins and out of each solution, just a list of features they all share and how the author went about determining them at his whim. Without metrics this article is just a sales blurb for links. Other websites do it better: Storagereview for one, Smallnetbuilder is the other.

Another wretched sales brouchure disguised as a review by Infoworld.

more than 3 years ago

Illinois Bans Social Network Use By Sex Offenders

bigdady92 Re:Why are sex offenders treated worse than murder (587 comments)

This is an easy one:

In a murder someone dies, there is pain and closure. It happens and there is nothing you can do about it, someone is dead.

Sex crimes are where the victim lives to tell the tail. The lingering "pain" and "emotional suffereing' cause this to be a more serious crime to society as both the perpetrator and the victim still live.

Death is a finality. Rape lasts for a lifetime.

more than 5 years ago

10 Business Lessons I Learned From Playing D&D

bigdady92 This list is horrible (257 comments)

All of these are generic axioms. None of these are special or unique or "Oh I learned this ONLY from playing D&D". It's a bloggers way of using catch phrases to garnish interest and get posted around the internets for hits.

Slashdot fell for it, hook line and grell.

more than 5 years ago

Heavy Rain Gameplay Explained

bigdady92 Dragon's Lair? Anyone? (56 comments)

Anyone else see this as a rehash of good ole Dragon's Lair? I must be "ancient" in terms of computer game knowledge but we had this back in the 80s and the game was savage as hell. All this talk of "Oh no major game overs, players can die and the story goes on" Is hooie. You need lightning reflexes, perfect time, and coordination of a ninja juggling flying Molotov cocktails balancing on a ball being shot at by assassins.

Longer story, more plot, but in essence same gameplay as 30yrs ago.

more than 5 years ago

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released

bigdady92 It Just Works (334 comments)

<b>TLDR: I hated Vista. Loved XP. Use Linux. Installed 64bit Vista. Vista Crashed and burned. Reinstalled with SP2. It just Works.</b>

I've been a longtime XP user. I use Ubuntu and RHEL at work. I use linux and unix. I hated Vista with a passion, thought it was a PIA and had so much config problems. I then bought a new PC (quad core 6GB ram, blah blah) so I figured I'd put Vista on it. First time worked ok. I updated my bios, it blew away my Raid 1. Got irritated and stopped screwing with it. Then SP2 came along in the last few weeks and I reinstalled my OS and installed SP2 over it.

It just works. Works perfectly. So simple to install Vista and simple to install the SP2. 2 reboots and I had everything working. Fixed the RAID issue, fixed the bluetooth issue, fixed some other quirks that drove me batshiz crazy.

I gotta say that I used to hate vista with the passion of a 1000 firey suns. Now I'm like "Well it's not too bad, what's the problem with it again?"

more than 5 years ago

Warhammer Online Sees Massive Content Removal To Make Launch

bigdady92 INCOMING FAILGATE! (397 comments)

nothing like ripping out promised content and abilities to make it to release. why not let it cook a bit longer and not pull a flaghsipp'n?

more than 6 years ago



bigdady92 bigdady92 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

bigdady92 (635263) writes "http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid= 22506

With millions of Wii's sold, every household clammering to have one, sales are still going steady on ebay while PS3's have dropped and are sitting on the floor of retail merchant stores, Sony claims:

"Karraker went on to compare the PS3 and the Wii, suggesting that Sony's console is much more powerful and should therefore be regarded as being in a different category. "Wii could be considered an impulse by more than anything else," he said."

A $250 impulse buy? Who's got that much floating around to do that?"


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