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Microsoft Settles With No-IP After Malware Takedown

glomph And it was all a smokescreen (83 comments)

to conceal the obvious... that the viral-growth medium they've been distributing for decades is the -real- problem.

about 7 months ago

American Cellular Companies Clamor For Fresh Spectrum

glomph Re:Mobile Data cant exceed capacity (103 comments)

Totally correct; In Germany it's 3GB on a no-contract no-commitment prepaid SIM for €20/mo. (if you go over, you still get service, but 56k-ish speeds)
This is on the Deutsche Telekom network, probably the best in that market.

MORE importantly, in lower-use cases, you can get 200MB/500MB/1GB for €8/10/13 per month. Most users in the US really use little data, and have to pay out the ass for mandatory 'data plans'. This is where the real theft is in this FreedomLand scam.

more than 2 years ago

Students Banned From Bringing Pencils To School

glomph Re:As the old saying goes: (426 comments)

You should be banned to Pen Island.


There, a wide variety of writing instruments are available.
Because you are not allowed to bring any with you!

more than 4 years ago

Sun Founders' Push For Open Source Education

glomph Re:Build the new and they will come (169 comments)

This is more like the concept behind DVD-region codes. Which are generally unpopular outside the actual media industry itself.

more than 4 years ago

Will Your Credit Report Disqualify You For a Job?

glomph Re:It's nothing new... (513 comments)

I worked in Downtown Seattle for 14 years, ending a few months ago. Never got a parking ticket. Take the bus, or a bike, Señor Mantecapo.

more than 5 years ago

Smartphones For Text SSH Use — Revisited

glomph Re:Nokia E70 or N95 (374 comments)

True, true SpzToid, the -only- problem I have with the N95 is leaving the thing on with the GPS going, or something. Sure battery death within 8 hours. If I just run the basic stuff, it's just like any other phone, battery lasts 2 or 3 days.

I'm using a third-party bluetooth keyboard that I got for around 50 bucks, it's fine.

This model, (iGo Stowaway)

The sportstracker is way cool, although the GPS sometimes takes a while to get initialized.

more than 6 years ago



glomph glomph writes  |  about 8 years ago

glomph writes "The little structure/sovereign nation on concrete pillars in the North Sea 7 miles east of Harwich, UK has been a recurring theme on Slashdot over the past few years. Now it can be yours!. Read the story for a quick synopsis of the history (kidnapping! piracy! international intrigue!) that goes along with this little piece of Heaven. Maybe someone will revive the 'ultra secure data centre' scheme which bounced around for a while."

glomph glomph writes  |  more than 8 years ago

glomph (2644) writes "Patrick Volkerding defies the odds, and all the ill-informed critics.... the lightweight distro of choice just keeps on kicking! From the release: he first Slackware release more than a year in the making, this edition of Slackware combines Slackware's legendary simplicity, stability, and security with some of the latest advances in Linux technology. Sure it's boring, yeah it's predictable, but it Just Plain Works. (and the upgrading is trivially easy, with slackpkg and other pkgtools.) Despite what all the FUDster want you to think, Slackware has had a great package-management strategy for years! http://www.slackware.com/ (use Bittorrent, please!)"



glomph glomph writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Bucket Seats have ALL got to go, when we're driving in the car, it makes my bay-bee seem so far!

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