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AMD Accidentally Leaks 1.7 Million DiRT 3 Keys

gmerideth Ban? (187 comments)

In the case that x million keys were used, would Steam really ban x million of its own clients and lose all of that ongoing revenue just for AMD?

more than 3 years ago

Erasing Objects From Video In Real Time

gmerideth Mirrors are a hoot (175 comments)

At :51 in when they remove the box from the sink its still clearly visible in the mirror.

more than 4 years ago

Hubble Photographs Jupiter's New "Scar"

gmerideth Size (60 comments)

Has there been any mention of the size of that scar? I know the red spot can hold 2-3 earths but what size is that scar?

more than 5 years ago

Rotten Office Fridge Cleanup Sends 7 To Hospital

gmerideth What no Dirk? (410 comments)

I figured I would have been a Dirk Gently comment in here at some point. Something about a lurking refrigerator springing forth a Guilt God...

more than 5 years ago

If We Have Free Will, Then So Do Electrons

gmerideth Disturbing (610 comments)

That a particle has free-will using the standard definition is rather disturbing. Particles, capable of making a decision implies an inherent intelligence or at least a built-in "table of actions" at some level.

more than 5 years ago

Fire Your IT Boss

gmerideth Get rid of bad managers, not ones that cannot code (509 comments)

So while I can do all of that in .NET/SQL Server does that mean I get fired? Maybe I can substitute the PHP version in Assembly being that's what we use.

The *last* thing I would want is a manager sitting over my shoulder saying "why didn't you do method a() this way" or "why not write the mysql code a different way".

I would rather the manager, you know...manage. If a manager can't understand a method or get the reasoning behind a programming choice and cannot grasp changes or accept new ideas then get rid of them, not for not knowing code.

more than 6 years ago



Facebook passwords not case sensitive

gmerideth gmerideth writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gmerideth writes "A client just pointed out the following, which I've confirmed. Given a facebook password of "myPassword1234", you can log into facebook using the following password "MYpASSWORD1234" — as long as every character is the opposite from the original, facebook will still allow you to login.

"MYpassword1234" wont work but reversing each case to the example above of "MYpASSWORD1234" does work. I created a temp password on facebook of "1qaZ2wsX3edC" (having ZXC in caps) and was able to log into facebook with the password "1QAz2WSx3EDc" (with zxc in lowercase) reversing the case of each character.

I'm not sure how one would make this work other than through direct functionality versus a database query or a php method that does this."

A question of responsibility

gmerideth gmerideth writes  |  more than 6 years ago

gmerideth writes "I started an infrastructure review after taking over IT consulting operations for a new business. During the review I discovered four sonet cards in the shelf, one of which was showing a service alarm. Thirty minutes later I discovered that my new client had been paying the bill on a Verizon T1 at $2100/month for the past fifteen months with no usage (it was physically disconnected at the card). Back in 2007 my clients ex-IT consulting firm found a cheaper T1 line for them, purchased, installed and billed for a "cut-over". They did not drop the Verizon T1. Verizon, naturally, claims there was usage on the line (while offering no proof), overlooking the fact that their card was in alarm and not actually connected to a router. The ex-IT consulting firm claims that my client should have canceled the old Verizon T1 themselves overlooking the fact that my client knows nothing about technology. My question to Slashdot? Is it the responsibility of the IT consultant to tell the client to cancel the T1 or does it fall to the client to question the T1 bill (and presumably all bills dealing with IT)? After checking deeper, there appears to have been only a verbal contract, with no written service agreement detailing the IT provider's role."


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