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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

frostfreek Re:Hm. (76 comments)

Verizon is not ransoming special groups.

No, this is Racketeering if I've ever seen it!

about 2 months ago

User Alleges LG TVs Phone Home With Your Viewing Habits

frostfreek What we need.... (286 comments)

For now, it's filenames. Next will be screenshots. After that, reverse-netflix?

What we need is for the protocol to be reverse-engineered, and then just start posting all sorts of randomized information to the servers, effectively making it useless. Advertisers won't pay for garbage data.

Of course, once LG notices, the protocol will be encrypted...

about 10 months ago

The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

frostfreek Re:Touch-tone fees on Landlines? (318 comments)

Yes, yes they do.
I am confident that it COSTS BELL more money to maintain their old pulse dialing systems.
But those bastards just see it as a 'free' source of revenue.

about a year ago

Dirigible Airship Prototype Approaches Completion

frostfreek Re:Funny idea... He He He... (231 comments)

Long ropes made out of carbon nanotubes or something?

about 2 years ago

Over 1000 Volunteers For 'Suicide' Mission To Mars

frostfreek Re:I guess... (453 comments)

Astronaut Psychiatric Self Evaluation Questionaire
Please mark all that apply with an X

1) [ ] I am crazy enough to want to go to Mars

Thank you for completing this questionaire.

about 2 years ago

FBI Dad's Misadventures With Spyware Exposed School Principal's Child Porn

frostfreek Re:I'm still trying to wrap my brain around... (346 comments)

I can't figure out why Windows lets a program remove itself from the list of programs in the task list. WTF!

I wonder if windows fudges the task list CPU numbers to add up to 100%?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which OSS Database Project To Help?

frostfreek Re:Video (287 comments)

I am using an admittedly older MythDora (umm, 10?) system with MythWelcome set up to use the alarm to wake it up when it needs to record something, and power it off when idle.

It usually decides to act up when I am away for a week on business or something, and then everyone's mad at me when I get back!
So I finally added a "mysqlcheck --autorepair" to the bootup sequence.

As a complete aside, I just ran out of disk space while still having 100GB free... ran out of inodes. Some cron job was periodically sending emails, and I had over 500,000 unsent emails in /var/spool. Took a good while to delete all those emails.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which OSS Database Project To Help?

frostfreek Re:Video (287 comments)

I have my mythtv box all set up with mythwelcome; it wakes up when it needs to record something, and powers off when it's done, provided I'm not actually watching something at the time.

Maybe that's the difference?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Which OSS Database Project To Help?

frostfreek Re:Video (287 comments)

The video shows a number of ways that MySQL seems to insert questionable data; ignoring NOT NULL, inserting default values when no default is specified, etc...

There are two databases that I have had to repair... Hypersonic and MySQL. MySQL I have to repair regularly in my MythTV box. Hypersonic states it should not be used in a production system. I have never had to repair Postgres, MSSQL, or Oracle.

about 2 years ago

Report Says Climate Change Already Evident, Emissions Gap Growing

frostfreek Re:Is there enough data (623 comments)

+1 outstanding!

about 2 years ago

Report Says Climate Change Already Evident, Emissions Gap Growing

frostfreek Re:Is there enough data (623 comments)

There is no way to gather a significant amount of data to suggest that we're doing anything "bad"

The amount of carbon (and pollution) we sending into the atmosphere is staggering, and currently accelerating.
Do you like the earth's atmosphere as it is now? Do you think we can just carry on going in this direction, without adversely affecting it?

about 2 years ago

Student Refusing RFID Badge Now Fights Expulsion Order

frostfreek Re:Put badge in microwave for 10 seconds. (743 comments)

I can see two outcomes...

- One kid left in class, carrying 20 badges...
- Kids swap badges constantly, rendering the system useless...


about 2 years ago

$250 Chromebook With Ubuntu Linux Is Very Fast

frostfreek Re:But does it run Flash/HTML5? (117 comments)

Does it run Netflix in Ubuntu??? If Chrome OS can do it...

nm, I am sure I know the answer.

about 2 years ago

German City Says OpenOffice Shortcomings Are Forcing It Back To Microsoft

frostfreek Re:What? (480 comments)

Serious question, why do you discount Apache Open Office?
I haven't used it yet, but I was assuming that Apache will fix whatever was wrong with the Oracle Open Office license, and whatever else is wrong with OOO.

about 2 years ago

Meet the Lawyer Suing Anyone Who Uses SSL

frostfreek Thanks Apple, Amazon, Dell, and Exxon Mobil! (347 comments)

Now I am in danger if I activate SSL on my website? Why didn't Apple grind them to dust? Are their lawyers too busy duking it out with Samsung?
C'mon Google, take aim and give 'em both barrels!

about 2 years ago

Skype Hands Teenager's Information To Private Firm

frostfreek Re:The headline is misleading. (214 comments)

It must be the fairly common misuse, Here comes an 's'!

about 2 years ago

Recording of Recently Shut-Down Telemarketers In Action

frostfreek Bad audio quality, but... (104 comments)

Very interesting end to the video, where the scammer realizes that he's dealing with someone who knows something about computers, and starts to try to... what.... do some damage?

about 2 years ago


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