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Man Gets 10 Years For VoIP Hacking

danking Why bother serving sentence? (149 comments)

The one thing I don't understand is why have him actually serve his sentence? Doesn't this just cost people more money in the end. It may be worth while to have him stay until he has re-payed the $1 million, assuming he even has the ability to re-pay the money but why not just deport him right away.

more than 3 years ago

Will Amazon Put Advertisements In eBooks?

danking Re:Let the Reader/Consumer Decide If It Works (226 comments)

Did you read the comment? It specifically said that it would be okay if they leave option A and option B open to let people decide. That way you will be able to continue having your ad-free books and others, who wish not to pay or pay a lower fee can read their ad-laden books.

about 4 years ago

Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues

danking Re:walking directions (beta): use caution (699 comments)

Same thing on my Android phone. Can anyone confirm that it doesn't state it on a Blackberry?

more than 4 years ago

Testing the Safety of Tasers On Meth-Addled Sheep

danking Re:But people getting tasered aren't usually tranq (253 comments)

Ya seriously, I totally agree. This is not real world, it is junk science. Tasers have killed people. I think that is clear enough to say that they should be categorized as potentially lethal force. It doesn't matter if you are on meth, cocaine, have previous heart conditions or they just taze you 10 times.

more than 4 years ago

IOC Orders Blogger To Take Down Video

danking Re:Nothing new (389 comments)

Vancouver was supposed to do that with a portion of the village to go as low-cost housing but last I heard the new plan is to sell it as expensive condo's.

more than 4 years ago

Univ. Help Desk Staffer Extorts Over Copyright Violations

danking Re:What are you doing here? (153 comments)

What about downloading legal software from legal places? Say using Ubuntu's torrent link? This is legal, isn't virus infected and actually could be useful or required for course work.

more than 4 years ago

Mark Cuban's Plan To Kill Google

danking Seems like a difficult task to stay removed? (773 comments)

Couldn't Google just rewrite their bots to not broadcast Googlebot as the useragent? Fake it as Firefox or something. I'm sure something similar to this has been argued in court but can a website on the open internet now allow itself to be indexed?

more than 3 years ago

At My Computer Desk, I Use...

danking Re:Optimum setup (628 comments)

Why not leave the windows one online and VNC into it or something from the linux computer

more than 4 years ago

Comcast's New Throttling Plan Uses Trigger Conditions, Not Silent Blocking

danking What the hell... (698 comments)

What the hell is the point of having download/upload speeds if you can't utilize them.

more than 4 years ago

Car Glass Rules Could Impair Cell, GPS and Radio Signals In CA

danking Who owns the patents? (762 comments)

My question is, who owns the rights to this technology they are going to enforce everyone to have?

more than 4 years ago

Company Uses DMCA To Take Down Second-Hand Software

danking Re: Licensed books (488 comments)

What makes you think they are a native English speaker?

more than 4 years ago

Universal "Death Stench" Repels Bugs of All Types

danking Re:Perfect bug repellent? (248 comments)

Well I think you would have to leave it around for it to start rotting, I assume most people clean up the squashed roach after they squash it.

more than 4 years ago

How To Hire a Hacker

danking Re:Had any scary interviews? (370 comments)

That does not mean communism. No. It means to use all features of the natural structure called "graph" as opposed to a simple "tree".

That sounds like anarchism. And please, I do not mean chaos.

about 5 years ago

Can We Build a Human Brain Into a Microchip?

danking Re:Do they need to map the entire brain (598 comments)

First off, it's been said that people only use 10% of their actual brain power. So 1 billion neurons probably isn't far off from what we would use anyway.

This is 100% false.

more than 5 years ago

Bell Starts Hijacking NX Domain Queries

danking Why is this bad? (310 comments)

Don't get me wrong. I don't like this practice. But I do not know what the technical issues are with doing this. Are there security concerns? How does it break stuff? Also, does anyone know if complaints have been filed with the CRTC or if this practice is contrary to CRTC rules?

more than 5 years ago

Real-World Consequences of Social Networking Posts

danking Re:it was only a matter of time (451 comments)

Don't you know that in our ultra-PC society that if you do not like a minority you must be racist?

You are very correct. Not liking a minority for the sake of that person/group being a minority is prejudice. Not liking someone that happens to be part of a minority group is not racist.

more than 5 years ago

Undercover Cameras Catch PC Repair Scams, Privacy Violations

danking Re:Fix in minutes? (665 comments)

Is it possible to plug in an IDE cable backwards? I thought they were cut at two corners to prevent this?

more than 5 years ago

'Vanish' Makes Sensitive Data Self-Destruct

danking Who gets to read it? (171 comments)

I am confused so hopefully someone can shed some light. They say there is no need to swap public keys with the person you are writing the message to. Does this mean anyone with the tool in Firefox can decode your message? Is there some way to specify who the reading parties are? That I am a little confused about and couldn't find any info about it in the articles. Hopefully someone can clear it up.

more than 5 years ago

Consumers May Find Smart Appliances a Dumb Idea

danking Re:How long will peak rates be around for? (347 comments)

With "cognitive dissonance" the data isn't erased or ignored. The individual with competing goals/ideals and reality will go out of there way to justify their reality to their goals/ideals.

more than 5 years ago

Pandora Stabilizes, No Longer Completely Free

danking Re:I wish... (268 comments)

They have geolocation software that blocks IP addresses from outside the US. A while ago I tried some free US proxies and I think they were blocked as well. I am sure there is probably other ways around them blocking people outside the US and I would be very welcome to suggestions.

more than 5 years ago


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