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D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

ciscoguy01 Re:Come on already (63 comments)

Put OpenWrt on it and problem over.

OpenWrt is not without it's issues.
It's not a panacea. Unless you need a package that has been implemented on that platform.
If you do, OpenWrt is appropriate.
DDWrt might be slightly easier to configure, but certainly not without it's own problems.
But other platforms are better for average home users. Easier to use.
Man, so many people get glazed looks when asked to make a change to even a simple home router. They are so simple!
When the guy from the cable company did my install and I made the few little changes that needed to be made, his eyes opened wide that I knew how to do that!
He seemed shocked.

2 days ago
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D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

ciscoguy01 Re:dsl2741b firmware (63 comments)

Asus is a motherboard company.
They just have a marketing deal to sell routers.
That said, it's probably fine.
But let me just say, Engenius has the features and the WIFI performance. Very strong.
And they are indeed a networking company.

2 days ago
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D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

ciscoguy01 Re:dsl2741b firmware (63 comments)

old sff pc with two gigabit nics and a separate switch.. Install linux or bsd of your choice and configure, or use distros tailored to the purpose like zeroshell or m0n0wall.

Uh, right. Now that makes no sense at all for most people.
Zynos is not bad, just turn off remote administration if you don't need it.
If you *do* need remote admin, make sure to establish a good username and pw.

2 days ago
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D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

ciscoguy01 Re:Why leave remote administration on? (63 comments)

The funny thing is, hundreds of thousands of Cisco routers are open to the WAN with only a pw, no username at all. Somehow we get by. Heh.

2 days ago
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D-Link Routers Vulnerable To DNS Hijacking

ciscoguy01 Why leave remote administration on? (63 comments)

Why leave remote administration on?
I would avoid opening the web UI of any home router on the WAN side.
It's mostly unnecessary and a needless security exposure.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

ciscoguy01 Europe has always had better stuff after the US. (469 comments)

Europe has always had better stuff than the US.
PAL instead of NTSC tv, because they got it after, and it was able to be improved.
America got internet when Algore invented it, and Europe got it after, when better equipment and infrastructure was available.
No surprise about that.

2 days ago
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Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

ciscoguy01 Re:This is logistically impossible. (147 comments)

Don't even get me started on the logistics behind putting shit in space. We'll need to call Spock for that logic showdown.

And the cost is such that only one time, the Hubble Space Telescope, were repairs done to an unmanned orbiting object. Because of cost.
It cost hundreds of millions of dollars to fix that thing.
Cost is important to business. You cannot ignore it, if you do you often find you are making no money at all.
It happens all the time.

2 days ago
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Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

ciscoguy01 Re:This is logistically impossible. (147 comments)

im sure firemen and scuba divers might be able to help with that....

Not really. Can you imagine repairing a Dell server with scuba tanks and all that?
It's not that it couldn't be done, of course it could. But it would be much too costly.

2 days ago
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Former NATO Nuclear Bunker Now an 'Airless' Unmanned Data Center

ciscoguy01 This is logistically impossible. (147 comments)

Haha. This is essentially impossible.
The more equipment, the more broken equipment, the more techs need to go in to work on it.
An airless data center would have to be a very small data center, because if someone has to go in and fix something, well, they are gonna need oxygen.

2 days ago
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Canada Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Wireless TV Case

ciscoguy01 Precisely what AT&T did with their UVERSE IPTV (98 comments)

Which is precisely what AT&T did with their UVERSE IPTV service.
They exempted the UVERSE TV data the customer used from their data caps and overages, while charging hefty overages for any other usage, whether web browsing, Netflix or Amazon instant video traffic. Or any other kind of traffic.
The exact definition of non-Net Neutrality.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

ciscoguy01 Re:badgers and windows (640 comments)

I don't understand the distinction. Practically speaking how would anyone know *why* a badger was angry?
Are we supposed to have a veterinary psychiatrist on staff to help get to the truth?
A soothsayer? An animal psychic?

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

ciscoguy01 Re: Nostalgic for Windows 7? (640 comments)

Good luck with pushing [Windows] 8 to the corporate world... it's about as adoptable as an angry badger with syphilis.

Why would a corporate customer choose to install Windows 8 when Windows 10 is just around the corner? MS will still be pumping out FREE security updates for Windows 7 for 4-5 more years, certainly long enough to wait for Windows 10 SP 1...

Probably because Windows 10 will be designed for a touch interface, which as far as I can tell will never be adopted by most corporate customers.
Can you see a secretary typing a business letter or report on a touchscreen? Talk about low employee productivity! Gad.
Not that Microsoft will not try to get it adopted, but mostly by taking away Windows 7, and before that Windows XP, at which a secretary could sit, and begin productivity immediately.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

ciscoguy01 Re:64bit (640 comments)

Hah. No kidding! I had a Win2k Server in a closet on a DSL line doing what I needed it for, mail, FTP, tiny bit of web hosting. For over 10 years!
When it finally failed I had to go deal with it, I had forgotten how it worked.
It was there so darned long, years after discontinuance of security patches for that OS.
It ran for so many years. I just can't complain about that. Not at all.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

ciscoguy01 Re:64bit (640 comments)

I notice you're not still running Windows 98, so why is XP so long lasting?
I admit the problems it has with exploits, and the EOL issue what was caused entirely by Microsoft for business reasons.
XP will go down in history as the best OS made. Ever.
Non irritating, not many problems, easy to work with and use, within it's limitations.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

ciscoguy01 Windows 8.1 is just ridiculous. (640 comments)

Windows 8.1 is just ridiculous. It hardly meets the needs of business at all, too many problems. That silly touch interface is just insane.
Microsoft is trying hard to jam Windows 8.1 and soon Windows 10 down our throats, but XP was clearly the most powerful OS that MS has made, and Windows 7 is a barely usable but certainly much less convenient OS than XP.
Which completely explains why there are so many computers in the world still running and being used productively with XP.
Hundreds of millions of them.

about three weeks ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

ciscoguy01 Re:Alternatives (242 comments)

I also donated to everydns.net, and I used them for years.
Then Dyn bought them, made a big show of keeping the everydns promise to us. "It'll always be free".
Then they asked for money, I think it was $10, which I paid.

I have them on a few domains, and they have kept my free acct active after I paid them.
The token payment was to separate the slackers from those that were willing to pay at least a little, which meant you were still actually using the service.
I am sure it wasn't the money.

Dyn does have a history of buying their free competitors. To get rid of them.
One thing about them, they are not nice guys. Not at all.

about 10 months ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

ciscoguy01 Re:I have a 1996 Taurus (650 comments)

Wow, that Therac-25 writeup is fascinating.

about 10 months ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

ciscoguy01 Re:I have a 1996 Taurus (650 comments)

Wow, that Therac-25 writeup is fascinating.
Well worth reading.

about 10 months ago

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Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage Antipiracy Catches Non Pirates

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "The Microsoft WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) antipiracy program aims to reduce software piracy.
I needed a driver for my Microsoft hardware. I went to Microsoft's download site, found the needed driver and started the download. As a Firefox user I was prompted to download the genuinecheck.exe program to verify I hadn't pirated Microsoft Windows. No problem. It's a PITA but what the heck. I needed the driver. The genuinecheck.exe program I downloaded is here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/exe-validation.aspx?id=7716
I ran it, and it said "This version of the Windows Genuine Advantage Tool is expired. Please download a new version". The problem is there is no new version.
This program failure prevents all Microsoft customers from downloading needed software without using the IE ActiveX solution which I am not willing to use. This has been going on for several weeks and there are a number of posts on the Microsoft support forums about this, but Microsoft either has not woken up to the fact their standalone tool has expired.
I tried but was unable to reach anyone at Microsoft that can update the standalone tool, but I did get an offshore support tech who offered to charge me $99 to solve the problem. Heh.
I told him I would help Microsoft solve the problem of an expired file on their web server for $99."

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The Microsoft WGA Antipiracy Tool Is Expired. Is this intentional?

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "We've talked about the controversial Microsoft WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) program.
I needed a driver for my Microsoft IRDA keyboard and eHome USB receiver.
I went to Microsoft's download site, found the needed driver and started the download. As a Firefox user I was prompted to download the genuinecheck.exe program as I had many times before, run it and put the verification number in to verify I hadn't pirated Microsoft Windows. No problem.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/exe-validation.aspx?id=7716
I downloaded it and ran it, and it said "This version of the Windows Genuine Advantage Tool is expired. Please download a new version". The problem of course is there is no new version.
If you are on Windows 7 (maybe Vista) a silent activeX solution performs this function and you wouldn't have this problem. This prevents all Microsoft customers from downloading needed software without using the activeX solution. I am not willing to run the activeX solution.
This has been going on for several weeks and there are a number of posts on the Microsoft support forums about this, but Microsoft either has not woken up to the fact their standalone tool has expired or they are trying to get as many people as possible to install the full WGA on their system.
I am not willing to do that because some time ago I changed the motherboard in a customer's system with an identical one from another system and the WGA started complaining. I called Microsoft about it and they couldn't fix it even though they admitted this was not a case of software piracy!
Is Microsoft doing this intentionally? What does /. think?"

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I can only get slow DSL and competion is a joke

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "I just moved, and at my new place AT&T is the telco. I check online and they offer 1.5mb ADSL at the address (naked dsl) but no faster. Some problem with no remaining "high speed slots". The $20 price is pretty cheap.
I don't much want a slow 1.5 mb line, but there are few alternatives. The only CLEC is dslextreme.com, but they have the same speeds, no better. I would also have to pay ATT for a phone to use them, no naked dsl- so it's much more expensive overall.
The only alternative is Time Warner Cable and they are really expensive.
There doesn't seem to be any real competition in these residential DSL lines and I have nowhere to go for better service. The few providers have no reason to improve without competition.
Should the government regulate these data lines now that we all consider them essential and it seems the few monopoly providers are running roughshod over us? This is crying out for some regulation, some standards. I should be able to get a 3 MB line at least. If there were any real competition they would be knocking on doors trying to sell us. As it is we kind of have to beg for good service."
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ReplayTV shuts down the EPG servers

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "Like many people, I long ago bought a Panasonic Showstopper ReplayTV PVR, nearly the first Personal Video Recorder- one month after TIVO. Mine came with "lifetime service", so I expected to never have to pay for it again, or until if failed. It called into their servers nightly and downloaded it's electronic program guide.
Last week a popup appears on the screen saying "Important Announcement!
The ReplayTV Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) Service will be permanently discontinued on July 31, 2011. After this date, owners of ReplayTV DVR units will still be able to manually record analog TV programs, but will not have the benefit of access to the interactive program guide. Effective immediately, monthly billing for the ReplayTV service to remaining customers has been suspended."
Some people were paying $12.95 a month for the EPG service. Some like me had lifetime units. The company is not bankrupt, nothing like that. They just decided to call it quits, leaving me and however many others are still using these old standard def DVRs with nothing. It's been a long time, but how long should lifetime be? Should they be able to just dump us?"

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Watch out for Directv jacking up charges

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "We discussed a lawsuit by the state of Washington against DirecTV a year ago about their business practices.
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/12/21/1513253/DirecTV-Sued-By-Washington-State/
I have subscribed to Directv satellite since 1997. Through 2009 my bill was mostly stable, about $43 a month.
Then, in mid 2010 they charged me $63, then in February 2011 raised it to $83 a month.
The funny thing is I get promotions in the mail from them weekly offering me much more programming than I get from them now, and for $45.99. This isn't some special deal, they apparently mass mail it to everyone. I have received it myself 4 or 5 times in the last couple months.
So I called them in February after they raised my rate again and said I wanted that deal. Nope, new customers only. I said I'd cancel.
They then transferred me to the retention department. The guy first offers me $10 a month off. Then $20, then $27. Apparently their prices are quite flexible In each case I told him nothing would be satisfactory except the promotion they are mailing me in the mail, or better. We ended in a stalemate.
I paid the $83 bill again this month but I gave them cancellation orders for the end of my paid period. Naturally they want me to call in again and negotiate with their retention department but I have about had it with them so I am going to switch.
Better watch these recurring bills and watch the promotional offers from the same company.
I will never understand why some companies think they can charge their current customers extra. I don't think you can keep your customers with that strategy."
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AT&T meters bandwidth, but not all of it.

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "It's no secret that AT&T has lobbied the FCC about net neutrality. Naturally, they are against it.
A couple of weeks ago I got an email from AT&T with changes in terms.
It said they were going to meter my uploads & downloads and if I went over 150GB I would be charged for overage. If I subscribe to their UVERSE IP Video service I would get 250 GB/month.
I wondered how they could have IP Video users get by on 250 GB a month?
It turns out they don't have to. UVERSE traffic is not metered and is not a part of your bandwidth.
If you subscribe to any of AT&T's IP Video competitors, watch TV shows online from a broacaster's site, use Netflix, Boxee, or any other video that would be metered.
This is the essence of discrimination on the basis of traffic. If you use AT&T's offering you won't have to pay for the bandwidth- it's FREE. Any of their competitors, you will. So this raises the cost of their competitor's offerings.
I'm not usually a fan of government regulation but this is discriminatory and I think AT&T should be stopped by the government from discriminating based on traffic type.
What does /. think?"
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ATT ADSL and broadband caps. I got it.

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "I just got the email from AT&T with subject:Updates to your AT&T Internet Terms of Service.
Among the nifty changes are the 150GB monthly usage cap starting May 2, 2011. There's even a web tool to track your usage.
I don't consider myself a big user, I don't subscribe to Netflix, for instance. But according to them I have used 73GB in 16 days. That's up and down. So I may be getting their notice of too much usage when this goes into effect.
I think this is way too low and I will be looking for another provider, though in my area there are only AT&T and Time Warner Cable, and CLEC DSLExtreme which has very cheap prices but unless you pay a lot you get a pretty inadequate throttled speed IMHO, just like AT&T.
This low limit and that they are charging us for uploads and downloads is going to limit a lot of their users internet activities. In today's world internet service is getting pretty close to becoming a public utility. I think it's essential.
With the telcos owning the copper wires all over town and there being no practical alternative, we are stuck with a few big, bad companies who are trying hard to keep us from getting what we want. What can be done? Should congress get involved? The FCC?"
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ATT Wireless Quietly Meters Smartphone Data Plans

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "ATT formerly had "unlimited data" on their smartphone dataplans, like most other cell carriers. They have quietly changed to a metered data plan. Now, you pay $15 for 200 MB/month, and if you use even 1 mb more it's another $15. I have an android phone and with all the ads the "free" aps are supported by my background data usage is over 100 MB/month, and I hardly use it.

I realize the "free" aps are paid for by the ads and that's fine, but since they are using our data, the aps are not really free, especially with all the stealth data usage.

Should we be charged for loading ads in the background, or should phone carriers not meter that, or should the carrier allow us to block that data leakage, especially since they sold us a phone that leaks data? Ah, heck. I don't think anyone wants metered data at any time. What does /. think?"
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Adobe Flash update pushed out with 280 page EULA

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "Adobe sent me a popup today with a flash player update to 10.1.
I always update flash right away because of all the exploits and how flash in general behaves horribly.
This update required me to agree to an EULA that was 280 pages in every language you can imagine:
http://www.adobe.com/products/eulas/pdfs/PlatformClients_PC_WWEULA_Combined_20100108_1657.pdf
It goes on and on about it being a binding agreement and all.
Special care is taken in section 4 to prohibit use of flash in any set top box or media player.
AFAIK all media online (youtube, hulu) plays with flash.
Why would Adobe ask users of their "free" software to agree to all these terms?
Is Adobe's real goal to get license agreements out of media player manufacturers?
Is there a reliable replacement for Adobe Flash Player, maybe open source?"
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Privacy Groups Want Feds to Investigate Target Ads

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "From Wired: Privacy Groups Want Feds to Investigate Targeted Ads
There is no online privacy in the US, and hardly anyone seems alarmed at these advertising companies tracking our every move online,
They are compiling out information and using it to try to sell to us, and likely for other nefarious purposes. What does slashdot think?"

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AT&T Changes their internet terms of service

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ciscoguy01 writes "An email arrives today with the ominous subject line: Changes to your AT&T Internet service
And the also ominous message: Your Terms of Service will be updated. The new Terms of Service will take effect at the time of your upgrade on or after 11/02/2009.
You can preview the new Terms at http://att.yahoo.com/terms. By continuing to use the Service, you signify your continued agreement
to the terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Service document.
The new TOS is a number of pages of fine print, but nowhere does it show where to see the *old* TOS or what the changes are.
I subscribe to ATT DSL service, mostly because it was only one available.
Should companies be able to change their TOS without explaining clearly what the changes are?
How would I be expected to know whether the changes proposed are material to me or not?
I don't think so. What does Slashdot think?"
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AT&T unceremoniously discontinues USENET acces

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "AT&T just sent me an email announcing the end of USENET service for AT&T customers, and advising me that paid subscription services are available.

Important Updates to Your AT&T Internet Service Dear AT&T Internet Service Member:
Our records indicate that you have accessed our Usenet newsgroup feature in the past 90 days. We are writing to inform you that this feature will be available through July 15. On or around July 15, 2009 we will no longer provide access to the Usenet service. If you wish to continue accessing Usenet newsgroups, please be aware that many Usenet services are available for a subscription fee.
Sincerely,
Your AT&T Internet Service Customer Care Team

Some months ago AT&T discontinued binaries access to USENET, their reason being "there is no possible use for binaries except to download kiddie porn."
No word if they are going to reduce my ATT DSL bill by the amount of the cost of a third party USENET subscription.
There is no practical alternative the ATT DSL in this area, and in most areas this is the case. I admit I am an old guy, and only 1/100 of 1% of the current users of the internet are even aware of the existence of USENET. I assume this percentage is much larger among the technically clued, readers of /. . I also admit that USENET is a shadow of it's former self. 15 years ago I called Dejanews the "source of all knowledge, and it was!"
Should internet services keep providing USENET for their customers who want and use it? Should the fact that ATT is a practical monopoly in nearly all areas they provide in since they are the phone company have bearing on this? If there were another provider I could switch to I would consider it but there aren't any.
What does /. think?"

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The 65 MPG Ford we can't have, and why?

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "We talked last September about the 65 MPG diesel car that Ford has introduced in Europe,
URL: http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/15/2049252 "Ford's 65MPG Due In November, But Not In the US"
and how it won't be made available in the US and all the reasons why, some of which seem a little hokey to me.
URL: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_37/b4099060491065.htm "The 65 mpg Ford the U.S. Can't Have"
But are the REAL, unsaid reasons the UAW union work rules, wherein they'd have to make the cars here to placate the unions? This has all been in the news lately about the automakers bailout and someone mentioned something like that, it made me reflect.
I'd buy a 65 MPG car if I could fit in it, drive it & afford it, but I can't here in the USA.
I'd like to know the *real* reason why not. Union rules doesn't seem like a good enough reason."
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Firefox "gentle nudge" to upgrade not so g

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "We discussed Firefox sending us a nag screen for upgrades a couple weeks ago.
Firefox To Get a Nag Screen For Upgrades
I had upgraded to firefox 3 some time ago and rolled back to 2.0.0.16 when I had troubles with the new version, my favorite extensions and a few sites.
I often like to let a few million others test upgrades before I do.
Well, I got the upgrade notice today, and I wouldn't' call it a "gentle nudge".
When I walked in my home office my computer had rebooted. I first suspected a power failure, but I don't see any other evidence of that.
I launched the stuff I usually run, one being firefox 2.0.0.16. It immediately started downloading an update, no ask permission, nothing. I quit updater.exe with task manager and relaunched it and was then asked if I wanted to re-download the failed update. I said no, and then started looking around.
All the "check for updates" selections were now checked and I sure never leave them that way.
My adblock plus extension had no subscriptions and all the things I had added were now gone.
I have to say I don't call this a gentle nudge, Mozilla didn't ask me if they could update my system and by leaving the "check for updates" set to off my intentions should have been abundantly clear.
Who said they could remote access anything at all on our systems?
Has anyone else noticed this type of hacking by the Mozilla developers?"
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Gas saving devices mentioned in AP article.

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "In my local paper today there was an article by the Associated Press about "Gas-saving devices".
Gas-saving products boosted by high fuel prices
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iViBqZdaZNfs99wGz4Co_kTHmTLwD91PS4BG0
It's more than a little hard to believe the automakers wouldn't have already done whatever they could to get the milage as high as possible, especially considering consumer demand and also given the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) government rules. But the AP article wasn't really that negative and it did list a few users who claim some measure of results with one of them, a thing called a Vortec Turbo. Can anyone on /. corroborate any of these devices or even others I haven't heard of as far as saving fuel? I have to say the $4.60/gal. gasoline I bought yesterday is getting awfully expensive."
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Ben Stein on the radio about energy speculation

ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "On the O'Reilly Factor radio show yesterday there was an interview with Ben Stein about energy speculators.
We all know Ben Stein is a comedian and movie maker, but he is also an attorney and was once a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.

BEN STEIN: I was just in a room with a whole bunch of speculators who are former Enron traders that are now trading natural gas and oil. And they're laughing their heads off about how much they're manipulating the price of oil. They couldn't care less.
There's a transcript and maybe an audio clip at
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,369005,00.html
Should energy futures speculation be curtailed?
How much is pure speculation and contrived shortages affecting our gasoline costs and our lifestyles and will this kill the economy?
I have to tell you, I have noticed a giant slowdown in the last two weeks since gasoline reached $4 a gallon.
People are staying home, not spending money, the southern California freeways are much less congested than they were even a couple weeks ago.
If as has been suggested this runup in the price of gasoline is caused by manipulation to make more profits from fake shortages I am against it.

You may recall that's what Enron did to the California energy supply years ago, maybe these same guys.
They leased out the natural gas pipeline capacity to a subsidiary of their own company to make the pipeline capacity falsely scarce thus raising the prices they could charge. It turned out to be contrived and some of those Enron employees went to jail."
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ciscoguy01 ciscoguy01 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ciscoguy01 (635963) writes "I heard an ad on the radio for Bank of America's new mortgage program, "NoFeeMortgagePlus". I took a look at their site, http://www.bankofamerica.com/nofeemortgageplus
and was immediately bombarded with an animated blaring flash ad. It was late at night and my computer was talking, and LOUDLY, and others were sleeping!. I couldn't mute the speakers quickly enough!
The animated character was basically reading the website to me, as if I couldn't read it myself. I have to give B of A the award for the most obnoxious web design I have encountered. My personal feelings are that websites should be seen and not heard, and if I want to view media or hear sounds I want to invoke them myself, but maybe I am a purist. What does Slashdot think? Does this nonsense ever add anything to your web experience? Or like me do you consider this just obnoxious?"

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