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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

drizuid we've known this for a while (214 comments)

Every movie i've ever purchased from a hadj in afghanistan or some little old lady in the back of a restaurant in New York has done one of two things.
1)It's either completely turned me off of the movie because it was horrible. This doesn't cost a thing because now the money never changed hands; in the case of ultraviolet, i had to go get my money back for the movie being so terrible.
2)Has been awesome enough that i either simply want to see it on the theater screen with their lovely DTS surround or I want to watch it in 3D on a huge screen.

I'm a huge supporter of try before you buy. I had frozen MONTHS before it released on dvd and still ended up taking my daughters to the movies multiple times to see it.

about 4 months ago
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I suffer from jet lag ...

drizuid UTC-06:00 to UTC+04:30 (163 comments)

Many trips to Afghanistan, no issues. stay up all day/night first day, crash at the appropriate time the next day, adjusted.

about 5 months ago
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The Dismal State of SATCOM Security

drizuid Encryption (54 comments)

so, just like your data communications in your house, if you don't want someone eavesdropping on your conversation toss a type1 encryption device in front of it, like every other security conscious satcom user.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

drizuid perhaps not mitm. (572 comments)

You will see this behavior pretty frequently if you SSL offload with an f5 or if you filter ssl websites with bluecoats. Im sure there are a slew of other legit apps that also do this. Eg. we blocked youtube, but everyone knew to bypass this you could goto https://youtube.com/ so we started intercepting ssl certificates to block the traffic. In our case; we only intercepted SOME ssl traffic depending on destination to avoid the issue you're discussing but presumably if we just intercepted all and filtered after the fact, you would have seen the same issue.

about 9 months ago
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Should programming be a required curriculum in public schools?

drizuid forced curricula (313 comments)

I get that core subjects are required, it helps to avoid Americans further embarrassing themselves by being idiots when they can't do simple math. Why would you ever REQUIRE a computer science class? Should we also require multiple anatomy/Sociology/psychology classes? No. I didn't take AP anatomy in high school because it didn't interest me. I did attend a community college at night to take computer science courses I enjoyed. Make those classes available in high school but don't require them. Let people decide what they are interested in and pursue it, schools shouldn't be here to force feed specializations.

about 9 months ago
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Even After NSA Leaks, Government Still Trusted Over Private Firms

drizuid Why not trust the gov (234 comments)

If one trusted the government prior to the revelations provided by the NSA leaks, why would they not still trust the government? Think about it, we provide the information to the government, the government therefore has access to this data and presumably are the only ones who can view it. the NSA is the government... i would expect that government agencies can view data i provide to a different agency... therefore, knowing that the NSA is logging you changes nothing.

the only significant difference is now, we know that if you put data on another carrier, the NSA will still see it... so regardless of location, your data is going to be viewed by the government.

about a year ago
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Sum of the Cost of the Gadgets You Carry

drizuid Re:26% of /.ers don't carry cellphones? (767 comments)

What if your cell phone is a PDA with a GPS device built-in and the ability to do pretty much everything you want? The stylus has even been replaced by a (the same) stylus with a laser pointer. Personally, i'd consider if a gadget.

more than 8 years ago

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deployment

drizuid drizuid writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Unit deployed last week, I was made the rear-d commander.. At first i thought, hm, i can make some changes.. doesn't work out that way. Requested orders for deployment 3 times, turned down every time. I suppose logistical support is necessary, but why me?

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