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FTC Says T-Mobile Made Hundreds of Millions From Bogus SMS Charges

dragon-file TMO fight for the consumers! (110 comments)

Sorry after reading t-mobile's response, I felt the above Tron reference was appropriate.

about a month ago
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The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

dragon-file Tuning out (254 comments)

"consumers are highly adept at tuning out brand-related Facebook and Twitter content."

Or better yet, just not going to those sites at all.

about a month ago
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EFF To Unveil Open Wireless Router For Open Wireless Movement

dragon-file Re:Doesn't this violate TOS? (184 comments)

we were using ATT DSL at our old house... They had a soft cap of 50GB a month which I would constantly go over. Every GB past that number they would charge $10. We were paying $50 for this service and quite often I would run up the bill to $180+. In that scenario I wouldn't open my WiFi even if I could impose a user bandwidth cap. Maybe if I was somehow able to paywall it.

about a month ago
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Public Interest In Great White Shark Devours Research Site's Servers

dragon-file Re:Website or Research Server (57 comments)

That would be idiotic if they made their data collection server a public facing one.

about a month ago
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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore

dragon-file Re:TL;DR (124 comments)

Spot on

about a month and a half ago
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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore

dragon-file Re:TL;DR (124 comments)

BFDB = Big fucking database.

about a month and a half ago
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The FBI's Jargon List: Internet Acronyms Galore

dragon-file TL;DR (124 comments)

IMHO the article was TL;DR and IANAL so TINLA but OMFG. AFAIK the FBI CRAT. Hence they made a BFDB so they could tell their employees to RTFM.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

dragon-file Re:Draw a unicorn on the box (100 comments)

Are you kidding?! That would make him hip and cool... he's probably funding the hackers in that scenario.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

dragon-file Re:give them what they want. (100 comments)

Whatever they want, give it to them, because if your personal information is among their ransom then its all over. It doesnt matter what your toppings were, or when you ordered, or even why. Europe, and all the world, will know you to have intentionally and willfully placed an order for the worst american export since George Bush. Rumours will spread about your love for country music and before you know it, your allegance to nascar, cold budweiser, and jean shorts will be all but fact in the minds of your brethren.

Meh. I can live with that....

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

dragon-file Re:favorite toppings? (100 comments)

Dominoes has a salami option.... actually quite good imho.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

dragon-file Re:Sad ... (100 comments)

good to know... all the more reason to continue calling them french fries.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

dragon-file Re:they'd better pay (100 comments)

I was going to say in cans of anchovies but I like your pizza idea better.

about a month and a half ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

dragon-file Re:Sad ... (100 comments)

You're not far from where potatoes were invented. I bet you still eat freedom fries. Sometimes I feel like having regular Italian pizza, and sometimes I want some Domino’s. Besides, European food is (undeservedly) notorious for sucking, except in the south of Europe. Where do you think Americans got their food culture from?

Can't say I've ever had freedom fries... are they similar to french fries or is that just the PC way of saying it? Honestly, they were french fries for years, if you're offended by the name, deal with it... we shouldn't change names because they offend a few people.

about a month and a half ago
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How Machine Learning Can Transform Online Dating

dragon-file Re:Not the algorithm we need (183 comments)

There's a name for that. Bell curve I think.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will You Start Your Kids On Classic Games Or Newer Games?

dragon-file Re:What? (285 comments)

Also I agree with you statement. I believe you expose children to everything this world has to offer and support them when they pursue their interests. Obviously they're going to get more exposure to the same hobbies you have... but that doesn't mean that those are the only hobbies they should have. But what do I know? I don't have kids. I'm still a big kid myself.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will You Start Your Kids On Classic Games Or Newer Games?

dragon-file Re:What? (285 comments)

And that was not what I was thinking of at all. Now it makes sense. I envisioned him starting wood fires as a hobby.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will You Start Your Kids On Classic Games Or Newer Games?

dragon-file Re:What? (285 comments)

Wood burning? As a hobby I believe that's called arson.

about 7 months ago
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DRM Has Always Been a Horrible Idea

dragon-file Re:No Shit (281 comments)

Fun fact: Just caught something about this on the news. Apparently, after spending loads of cash (dont remember the exact amount) to open a new terminal at Sac international airport, the expected numbers of customers just isn't there. At the time construction started they could justify the expense. Now? They're looking at employee cut backs. I wonder if the TSA could be driving away business?

about 7 months ago

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