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Sears To Convert Old Auto Centers Into National Chain of Data Centers

cpicon92 Trying a new business model (167 comments)

I think it's commendable that Sears is trying something new instead of trying to sue its way out of irrelevancy. Whether or not it will work remains to be seen, though...

about a year ago
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Google To Block Local Chrome Extensions On Windows Starting In January

cpicon92 Re:Sure, go ahead. (260 comments)

Well then they're screwed. I'm not saying that Google is right to do this. I'm just saying that it's silly to think that an extension or two (paid, or not) is going to motivate people to switch away from Chrome.

I believe Google's motivation for doing this (other than corporate greed) is the tendency for crap-ware to install extensions in Chrome without the user's permission. I can't say that I'll miss that.

about a year ago
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Google To Block Local Chrome Extensions On Windows Starting In January

cpicon92 Re:Sure, go ahead. (260 comments)

...And overnight, Chromium replaces 97% of Chrome's market share.

Not that I approve of Google's decision, but how many people do you think actually use extensions from outside the store? And how many of those people like them enough to bother locating Chromium builds for Windows? I highly doubt Chrome's market share will be much affected by this...

about a year ago
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Security Breach Forces Bitcoin Bank Inputs.io To Halt Operations

cpicon92 Re:Secure Online Wallet (285 comments)

Okay... I pick Secure Online!

about a year ago
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Google Ends Internet Explorer 9 Support In Google Apps

cpicon92 Re:We're stuck on IE 6 or 8 here in business land (199 comments)

You don't need to use a login script. GP supports pushing files to client machines seamlessly and natively. It's also less than twice the work, because generally Firefox is going to be their "general" web browser, not the one they use for the intranet. You just need to configure some defaults, and possibly force a proxy or something like that.

The complexity is also not needless. Giving your users a choice of browser is a good thing, not necessarily a waste.

about a year ago
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Google Ends Internet Explorer 9 Support In Google Apps

cpicon92 Re:We're stuck on IE 6 or 8 here in business land (199 comments)

I'm not saying that this is really comparable to IE's group policy settings, but it's actually possible to lock down Firefox through GP without any add-ons. Firefox can take configuration defaults and lockdown instructions from two files placed in the same folder as the executable. At that point it's a simple matter of writing the files and then deploying them using GP or even a login script.

Somewhat harder than IE, but definitely not a non-starter.

You can actually lock down anything that is configurable from about:config. It's pretty cool. See here:
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Locking_preferences

about a year ago
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Stolen Adobe Passwords Were Encrypted, Not Hashed

cpicon92 Am I imagining it? (230 comments)

Why is it that every single time some big entity's password database is breached, it turns out that they're not following best practices for password storage? Maybe I just don't remember the times when it hasn't been this way...

about a year ago
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Chinese Professor Builds Li-Fi System With Retail Parts

cpicon92 Re:Ah So (155 comments)

That's simply not true. Pornography is legal in Japan. The display of genitals in pornography is not, which they circumvent using pixelation. Even if what you say were true, the cultural significance of tentacles in sexuality predates laws on pornography. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_of_the_Fisherman's_Wife

about a year ago
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Chinese Professor Builds Li-Fi System With Retail Parts

cpicon92 Re:Ah So (155 comments)

Ah yes, Chinaman build great big antenna, now he watch chick in short skirt get demon tentacle-fucked!

You're thinking of Japan... pornography is illegal in China, and tentacles aren't a part of their culture to begin with. Also, the "Chinaman" you speak of is a woman.

about a year ago
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Debian To Replace SysVinit, Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

cpicon92 Re:Finally! (362 comments)

I suppose that's what I meant. The scripts that ship with debian by default are far more difficult to comprehend than upstart scripts. I suppose if all you do is check the first argument and then start the executable then sysvinit is just as easy. The problem is that usually the scripts are supposed to do way more than that, things that upstart takes care of.

about a year ago
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Debian To Replace SysVinit, Switch To Systemd Or Upstart

cpicon92 Finally! (362 comments)

It seems like I'm the only person on here who thinks this, but I really can't wait for the switch to happen. Upstart scripts are unbelievably easy to write when compared with init scripts. For one thing, they don't require massive amounts of boilerplate code. For another, they are relatively easy to manage and execute.

Just the other day I was trying to set up a couple of machines running deluge as a daemon. The Ubuntu machines took me 10 minutes tops. The remaining debian one had me in init script hell for an hour or more...

about a year ago
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US Now Produces More Oil and Gas Than Russia and Saudi Arabia

cpicon92 Re:Food (416 comments)

So long term, we're contaminating the underground water table, which will eventually rise to the surface, and contaminate the food supply -- Can't you just wait until corn, even grown for livestock feed starts showing trace amount of these chemicals?

Or should we not worry since America doesn't make anything anymore, not even food, and we'll import all of our food from China?

People right now are all up in arms over Fukishima, but I see this fracking as much much worse for us long term -- so bad that it'll make nuclear energy look incredibly clean by comparison.

Somehow I don't see that happening, given that we currently export massive quantities of food to China.

And of course fracking is worse than nuclear. Nuclear energy doesn't pollute the environment as a matter of course, it only does it when accidents happen. That said, shale gas extraction doesn't have to be nearly as bad as you seem to think. The reason it pollutes the groundwater is pure irresponsibility on the part of the natural gas industry. If the EPA cracked down on fracking they would certainly find a way to do it safely.

If I were you I would worry about the government not working more than anything else. The government is the only body that can really prevent negligence in resource extraction.

about a year ago
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Central New York Nuclear Plants Struggle To Avoid Financial Meltdown

cpicon92 Re:That popping sound (270 comments)

What, exactly, is a nuke fanboi?

1 year,1 day
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Sparkfun's Entire Open Hardware Catalog Made Available On Upverter

cpicon92 Re:Huh? (38 comments)

From Wikipedia

SparkFun Electronics (sometimes known by its abbreviation, SFE) is an electronics retailer in Boulder, Colorado, United States. It manufactures and sells microcontroller development boards and breakout boards.

1 year,4 days
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China Lifts Bans On Social Media, Foreign ISPs In Free Trade Zone

cpicon92 Competition (55 comments)

The US is looking worse and worse...

1 year,6 days
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Poor US Infrastructure Threatens the Cloud

cpicon92 Re:Size matters (177 comments)

I meant the US equivalent of rural Japan. Rural Japan is still denser than the US in a lot of places.

1 year,11 days
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Poor US Infrastructure Threatens the Cloud

cpicon92 Re:Size matters (177 comments)

It needs to be pointed out that the population density of Tokyo is not 330p/sqkm, and Tokyo is where the fast internet is. I lived in rural Japan a few months ago, and the internet there was DSL just like in the rural US.

1 year,11 days
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Where Have All the Gadgets Gone?

cpicon92 In other news... (278 comments)

This man no longer cooks rice or uses a microwave, and his hair has gotten much grayer.

about a year and a half ago
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Gnome Founder Miguel de Icaza Moves To Mac

cpicon92 Re:That is FUNNY. (815 comments)

This is the same SOB that was at the root of SO MUCH OF IT. And now he carps about the mess that he created. gads, if the guy was an American, he would be a registered republican.

I was with you until you got to the last two words. I think you should replace "registered republican" with "politician." Hypocrisy is not exclusive to the Republican party.

about a year and a half ago

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Unfair DMCA Takedown

cpicon92 cpicon92 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

cpicon92 writes "I received an email from Google today informing me that an upload I made "has been disabled because it has been identified by our Content Identification tools as potentially lacking the necessary copyright authorization for use on the Google Video site." The video in question is entirely my own creation visually, and includes a short (what I had considered fair use) clip of a song that may or may not have been copyrighted. The audio quality wasn't very good anyway. My question is: what should I do? The email says that if I complain, I could end up with "penalties"."

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