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Mt. Gox Questioned By Employees For At Least 2 Years Before Crisis

drougie Re: I wouldn't want to be Mark Karpeles at all. (134 comments)

And if you were smart enough, you would have used the subjunctive mood when phrasing a state of unreality.

about 4 months ago
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Could IBM's Watson Put Google In Jeopardy?

drougie survey says... (274 comments)

> Could IBM's Watson Put Google In Jeopardy?
No.

about 9 months ago
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Nexus 4 Includes Support For LTE

drougie Re:T-mobile (83 comments)

Don't forget double the spectral efficiency over the HSDPA family... kind of a selling point for New Yorkers and sports fans and carriers.

about a year and a half ago
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Belgian Court Order May Be Too Specific To Actually Block Pirate Bay Domain

drougie Re:Alternative domain for Belgians (140 comments)

I know I could use Google, but why give them even more information then they already get.

Why not?

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia Consolidating Locations, Laying Off 3500 More Employees

drougie Re:Yeah, I feel ya (111 comments)

I'm sorry, AC. Good luck. Maybe try to start up a thing ushering people to the cloud. Not much start-up investment, good chance you can handle it, not saturated yet, and you just need to know a few people to talk into letting you do it for them, then one client leads to more and eventually you're in the black again. Maybe.

more than 2 years ago
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Dutch Government Revokes Diginotar Certificates

drougie Re:hmmm.. (78 comments)

Why? Because, if you think about it, that's an unrealistic, unhelpful and an undesirable alternative.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Wiretapped Hemingway

drougie Re:Even paranoiacs have enemies. (254 comments)

He was bipolar, with paranoid delusions most amplified during mixed episodes (happy and not happy psychosis in the same package -- a bad trip).

And you're right, that he was a manic depressive with persecutory delusions and that he was indeed being spied upon by law enforcement doesn't mean he wasn't nuts -- obviously the case in Hemingway's case. Maybe it was self-fulfilling.

about 3 years ago
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GPL Violations By D-Link and Boxee

drougie c'mon Taco (251 comments)

You don't capitalize by or other short prepositions in titles. How long have you been doing this? Maybe set this as your homepage for a few days.

VLC rules by the way.

more than 3 years ago
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Nearly 100,000 P2P Users Sued In the Past Year

drougie halp (254 comments)

I'm one of the guys who received one of these letters over a porn torrent. It instructs me to log into their website (I haven't) to find out how much they want, offer's off the table March something yada yada. My ISP guy suggests I just lie low and ignore the thing.

What do?

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Under Denial of Service Attack

drougie Maybe not so distributed. (870 comments)

This may have been a Slowloris DoS attack by some patriotic 2600 guy, not necessarily a massive coordinated multinational assault. That perl script is effective on threading web servers including Apache. I just tested it out, took down my badass 100mbps server (just the web server stalling up until the script is aborted) with a dinky server on a DSL line just by opening up a bunch of TCP sockets really really slowly, using less than 20KB/s. That's Tor friendly.

Then I installed mod_qos, tried to attack myself again, no slowdown, problem solved.

If this attack gets the right amount of attention it could turn a lot of people on (4channers mainly who are yapping up Slowlaris as their replacement for LOIC) to DoSing with this software. So for those of you using Apache, you may want to fire up mod_qos (Apache2 instructions). Actually you may want it regardless for general performance purposes.

more than 3 years ago
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Palin E-Mail Snoop Gets Year In Prison

drougie Re:As I recall (417 comments)

I gotta say, hacking a high-profile politician's email account (ESPECIALLY when they are running for vice president, which means everything of theirs is being watched 24/7) is a really stupid idea. There's pretty much no way you can get away with that nowadays...

clearly you don't fully appreciate the seductiveness of epic lulz for which this was done

more than 3 years ago
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Google Sues US Gov't For Only Considering Microsoft

drougie Re:Smart Move? (407 comments)

ARRRRGH!! Nobody wants to hear the details...we know all we need to from the title and excerpt.

you read the excerpts?

more than 3 years ago
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Convicted NY Drunk Drivers Need Ignition Interlocks

drougie Re:The expense of the interlock... (911 comments)

If you said "We need feminine gender detection interlocks" then I'd be able to respond that I agree with at least one of your brilliant ideas.

more than 3 years ago
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Android vs. iPhone 4 Signal Strength Bars Comparison

drougie battery decisions (253 comments)

One reason exaggerating the signal reporting ain't cool is that the weaker the reception a phone gets the more it beefs up the transmission power. So for example some of us want to know whether or not if we keep our phone overnight by the bed it gets a significantly lower signal than if it's by the window so that we know where we ought to leave it when it's sleepy time but if this phone reports a full signal in either location (but the transceiver behaves differently) then not having that information may lead to unideal nocturnal positioning. You dig?

Wonder if AT&T had anything to do with that. Anyway, nice to know they kept their distance from my Nexus One, crapware and misleadingware alike.

about 4 years ago
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Adobe Calls Out Apple With Ads In NY Times, WSJ

drougie Re:Right on Adobe! (731 comments)

In addition to being a bigger market sales-wise of phones with Android on them, the Android application market is much less saturated than Apple's, for now at least, which I believe is a good thing for aspiring developers.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases a Web-App Case Study For Hackers

drougie Re:First Post (95 comments)

man I hate you guys..

more than 4 years ago
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Pope Rails Against the Internet and Transparency

drougie wagging the dog (840 comments)

I think that's what they call this, the Pope making an issue out of Internet transparency out of nowhere.

more than 4 years ago

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Battery Buyers Beware

drougie drougie writes  |  more than 4 years ago

drougie (36782) writes "I hate it when my cell phone's battery dies. Happens too damn soon. I want more screen brightness, I don't want to underclock and I don't want to ride around on EDGE until I'm near my charger again. I looked around and found many third party (non-OEM) outfits selling batteries for my phone some of which were both cheaper than the OEM's battery and they were often rated with a higher capacity. To be sure that I didn't stumble upon magical juice I bought some measuring equipment (could have bought twenty spare batteries instead, but hey) and started testing them myself. In short, the results I found illustrate that everyone except the OEMs grossly exaggerates their batteries' performance to a degree that from where I'm sitting crosses the line from benign touting into straight-up fraud. I did not find a single honestly rated non-OEM battery out there. So be mindful of that when you make your next purchase."
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