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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

cheater512 Re:Sigh (334 comments)

This is done in Australia with virtually every single ISP with one tiny exception.

The quota you have is in big print right next to the price.

If you don't tell people what the quota is (in a fair way) then blatant lie does cover it quite nicely.

5 days ago

Facebook Tests "Satire" Tag To Avoid Confusion On News Feed

cheater512 Re:Says who? (131 comments)

It must be true - I read it on the internet!

about two weeks ago

Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

cheater512 Re: Automated notice not necessary here (368 comments)

In Australia at least you can request that your call isn't recorded.
The automated notice informs you of that option.

about three weeks ago

Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

cheater512 Re:Never let the truth (391 comments)

188 is still a rubbish number.

You can tell who the stupid people are - they are the ones who aren't smart enough to give themselves a plausible IQ.

about three weeks ago

Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

cheater512 Re:Screw you MicroUSB! (191 comments)

Err MicroUSB doesn't have thumb screws. You must be thinking of a different connector like RS232 or DVI.

about three weeks ago

Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

cheater512 Re:Never let the truth (391 comments)

Yep AFAIK the tests stop at 165 or around there. Anything above is made up as there is no statistical data that can confirm it.

197 would imply there is someone out there with an IQ of 3 as well.

about three weeks ago

Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

cheater512 Re:Our they could use Planes (140 comments)

The planes imagery is what the western world gets already.

This would be a great benefit to more remote areas however.

about three weeks ago

Google Will Give a Search Edge To Websites That Use Encryption

cheater512 Re:Great step! (148 comments)

Its a incentive for websites to do both IPv4 and IPv6. Not IPv6 exclusively.
Wouldn't affect end users at all.

about three weeks ago

Oracle Database Redaction Trivial To Bypass, Says David Litchfield

cheater512 Re:Put in a separate table (62 comments)

Do tell me how you use a hashed credit card number? You can't give a hash to a payment gateway (arguably a major failing). Plus a hash of a credit card (known format) would be pretty easy to break.

I think you mean encrypt. Hashes are one way.

about three weeks ago

Least Secure Cars Revealed At Black Hat

cheater512 Re:Bullshit. (140 comments)

No seriously they can. They might not out of the box, but the capability is there and chances are if someone has their way with the radio for a few minutes it very much will start talking to the brakes.

Your statement would be 100% correct in a ideal world. We are not in an ideal world.

about a month ago

Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

cheater512 Re:Yay for consistency (790 comments)

You find your own anatomy disgusting? How do you live with yourself?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

cheater512 Re:Fire(wall) and forget (348 comments)

"Yes of course we have a firewall installed on the server"
"Err but is it actually enabled?"
"Nope, this security checklist just said it needed to be installed"

Doing something for no particular reason is really really stupid.
Firewalls aren't magical bits of software that block security threats with zero configuration you know.

about a month ago

35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'

cheater512 Re:The American Dream (570 comments)

Any hey presto the problem has been isolated.

People will take financial advice from a talk show. And they think the lottery is a good investment. Etc...

about a month ago

LibreSSL PRNG Vulnerability Patched

cheater512 Re:This is not how you inspire confidence (151 comments)

Is there no other way for it to be exploited? Is that contrived example the easiest way to demonstrate it, or is it provably the ONLY way to exploit it?

about a month and a half ago

Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

cheater512 Re:Almost a million megapixels! (64 comments)

Sssh! Don't give them ideas!

"Your monthly fee is $1000 cents."

about a month and a half ago

Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

cheater512 Re:However this begs the question.... (149 comments)

The latency isn't a by product of DSL technologies. It is caused by Interleaving.
If you are happy with a slightly slower connection, you can get lower latency but it must go slower to prevent errors.
Its usually a setting on your router, with Interleaving always enabled by default.

about 2 months ago

Netflix Could Be Classified As a 'Cybersecurity Threat' Under New CISPA Rules

cheater512 Re:Ob (125 comments)

Why go to TPB daily? Why not just use Sickbeard which will get your shows for you automatically?

about 2 months ago


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