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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

crakbone sophos utm (234 comments)

Sophos software utm with a home license. the license is free. you will have free ssl clients and web filtering.

3 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

crakbone Re:Why just guns? (257 comments)

All I am saying is your statistics are faulty. If Japan mislabels its murders you can't use that stat accurately. So therefore I wouldn't trust your statistics. As well 45 is the number of FOUND. Not the total number that are mislabeled as they really have no idea.

4 days ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

crakbone Re:RT.com? (528 comments)

I thought it became the boogeyman was how the people were treated when those political ideas were brought in. Stalin caused the death of over 7 million people and Mao Ze-Dong from 50 to 78 million.

4 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

crakbone Re:Why just guns? (257 comments)

I guess you didn't read the part where Japan has been listing murder/homicide as suicides so they don't have to investigate them? "According to the NPA, since 1998 there have been 45 cases of murder initially ruled by police to have been due to natural causes or suicide."

5 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

crakbone Re:Parole? (257 comments)

Wow. They do realize there is a thing called false arrest.

5 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

crakbone Re:Maybe (257 comments)

I bet this would have fun with a hilti nail gun.

5 days ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

crakbone Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

distracted driving is against the law. As well as hitting someone with your car. Just because he did it while reading an official email should not exclude him from the other laws. Ultimately he is the only one who can determine if the environment is safe for him to operate that computer and drive. He failed. It cost a life. He needs to pay a price for that.

about two weeks ago
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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

crakbone Re:Hmmm ... (194 comments)

If only there were some sort of software that would backup your Ipod and it's data including the music. We could call it I touch music or maybe Itunes or something.

about three weeks ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

crakbone Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (419 comments)

The headline is a bit blown out. He didn't take them quite so recently. It wasn't the full blow war zone it is now. He was a journalist and wanted to show his kids what the games they were playing were really based on. He showed them everything, refugee camps, idf soldiers. They even got to sit on a tank. They saw the wounded, sick, impoverished, and injured. They saw the effects of any war. That is valuable for people to learn. That when we commit troops and weapons to such a prospect, what the consequences are and who has to pay the price for that.

about 1 month ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

crakbone Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

Your statement was "There is a registration of every gun buyer in the US already, so I don't understand your objection anyway." That is not the same as "Every gun in the US has a record"

about 3 months ago
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$57,000 Payout For Woman Charged With Wiretapping After Filming Cops

crakbone Re: An interesting caveat (216 comments)

No, if the cop saw no evidence of him being drunk other than "only smelled it on his breath" he did the right thing. Maybe check on the guy after the accident and see if he shows signs but not because of one little item. Now the guy knowing he was probably over and drunk driving means he is an irresponsible dickhead that is willing to gamble with other peoples lives for his personal convenience and should be punished for it. But without more evidence the cop did the right thing. I don't drink, I am a designated driver all the time. I get drinks splashed on me and have had champagne explode all over me and still had to drive. I might smell like a brewery at times but that does not mean I have been drunk driving. It means my friends had a good time and later when they are sober I get to give them a dry cleaning bill.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

crakbone Re:It true !!!! (711 comments)

My wife has an Iphone. She has had quite a bit more lockups than I have had on my Samsung. What I noticed most about the Iphone and why I switched to the android is that the Iphone would slow down quite a bit before an new hardware cycle (i.e the release of new phones). So much so that I had to wait at least two months after an update was released to keep my phone performance (Apple would invariable patch the patch so I would perform again. I got tired of not being able to update my phone with the latest update and not worry about it being reduced by 30 percent on speed. I also wanted to keep certain apps on the my phone that apple locked out for no good reason. I had an app that would let me clean up my memory on my iphone and keep it pretty stable. Apple put in controls that pretty much made it non functional. It wasn't until three more releases that they put in anything that resembled it and I had to restart my phone once a week to clear out memory. My android lets me choose anything I wan't on it. I want my google maps to sound like a Scottish girl from Glasgow, no problem. If I want to change how my gui looks no problem. If I want to put in an app that lets me see what amp draw my battery is pulling from the charger no problem. My phone despite being two years old still has a better camera than the iphone 5s. My android experience has been far superior to my apple one.

about 3 months ago
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Mutant Registration vs. Vaccine Registration

crakbone Re:Well... (493 comments)

Common sense and government do not mix.

about 4 months ago
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Printing 3-D Replicas of Human Beings with a Home Brew Printer (Video)

crakbone Re:Could it be.... (41 comments)

I would add in " Why don't we use Fed-Ex?"

about 4 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

crakbone Re:Well. (195 comments)

I don't really care but if my phone can go through the same thing as this monitor I'll be very happy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about 5 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

crakbone Re:Charged when the evidence got deleted?? (798 comments)

They couldn't so they changed the charge to disorderly conduct. Evidently he had no legitimate use for making the recording.

about 4 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

crakbone Re:All-party state (798 comments)

It was in a public place. There is no expectation for privacy. The bully was not whispering. He and the other teens were talking loudly for the whole class. "According to Love, as the teacher is heard attempting to help her son with a math problem, a student says, “You should pull his pants down!” Another student replies, “No, man. Imagine how bad that (c**t) smells! No one wants to smell that (t**t).” As the recording continues, the teacher instructs the classroom that they may only talk if it pertains to math. Shortly thereafter, a loud noise is heard on the recording, which her son explained was a book being slammed down next to him after a student pretended to hit him in the head with it. When the teacher yells, the student exclaims, “What? I was just trying to scare him!” A group of boys are heard laughing." What privacy is expected when you are trying to make a spectacle to an entire classroom? As well this was done in a public building. During public hours. As well I'm pretty sure that building was riddled with security cameras.

about 4 months ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

crakbone Re:sickening (798 comments)

No but a parent will have more control of how their child is treated. In a private school if a parent shows a recording of their child being bullied the principal will work to correct the issue or the child will move to another private school and he will lose income. If not this child the next one the bully goes after will leave. In a public school the principal does not have to worry about income as it is given to the school every year from taxes. He just has to worry about not spending it all or his budget will get cut back. The parent has no control.

about 4 months ago

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