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Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

graphius Re:Oh boy! (373 comments)

I fart in your general direction.

4 days ago
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No, You Can't Seize Country TLDs, US Court Rules

graphius Re:damn (120 comments)

United States of America, Founded on Terrorism....

about two weeks ago
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Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

graphius Re:Desserts? (178 comments)

Living close to Nanaimo, I have had real Nanaimo bars. yes they are sweet, but no more so than any other dessert bar, and they have never made me sick....

Kit-Kats or Lollipops on the other hand, especially shortly after Halloween....

about two weeks ago
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No, You Can't Seize Country TLDs, US Court Rules

graphius Re:damn (120 comments)

But, but, it is only terrorism if you are on the receiving end. If you are dishing it out it is justified.
History is written by the winners...

about two weeks ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

graphius Re:If this were ten years ago, I would have (268 comments)

so does Gnome run on gnome?
Seriously, does this new point of sale system run on Linux?

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Discover a Virus That Changes the Brain To "Make Humans More Stupid"

graphius Article (275 comments)

TL;DR

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

graphius Re:Ethics (321 comments)

If you walk through someone's property it is not legal, but no one is really going to press charges. If it were to go to trial, you could feign ignorance, but you may still be charged with trespassing. There are lots of contributing factors.

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

graphius Re:Ethics (321 comments)

During an amber alert, the more important goal is to find the missing child. It is a weighing of ethics.
Do you go around testing doors to see if any are unlocked? You may get into trouble.
And the site in question is not being visited to notify owners their security is poor, it is much more voyeuristic than that...

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

graphius Re:Ethics (321 comments)

imbibed tags

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

graphius Re:Ethics (321 comments)

Just because something is legal does not mean it is ethical.

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

graphius Re:Ethics (321 comments)

Not necessarily. If someone is hanging their laundry outside to dry, it doesn't mean it is public.

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

graphius Re:Ethics (321 comments)

Wrong, it is not necessarily legal and legitimate to enter a public or commercial building unless you have permission of the owner. A couple of examples, is it legal to enter your white house? Tours are on specific areas only. if you hop the roped off areas you will get in trouble. A store owner can ask you to leave their premises for any reason (they usually won't because they want you to spend money, but the law is on the store owners side) For this case of the cameras it is a bit more complicated because, in essence the owners are publicly broadcasting. I agree that the best thing to do is not to watch. Interesting that the site is hosted in Russia. I think it would be shut down in most western countries. However IANAL

about three weeks ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

graphius Re:For Starters (320 comments)

You are assuming that fun driving includes excessive speed, and testing the edges of traction. What about a nice pleasant day driving in the country, shifting gears, listening to the engine growl, feeling the corners.

I don't really enjoy racing, but I do like driving. No I do not want to take a cab everywhere I go*

*During one of the discussions (on Slashdot or elsewhere, I can't remember) on driverless cars someone said we already have them and they are called cabs...

about a month ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

graphius Re:For Starters (320 comments)

What if the act of driving (especially on a curvy back road) IS my entertainment?

about a month ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

graphius Re:For Starters (320 comments)

Once I was driving when my radiator froze. (Yes I had good antifreeze, but it was beyond Damn cold) I had to drive with my window open so my windshield did not fog and freeze. Yes it was brutal, No I did not have heated seats.

My point is that there is not really a compelling reason for consumers to trade in their cars for a self driving car except in a few fringe cases. (Granted others would LIKE a self driving car for various reasons, but many people like heated seats)

about a month ago
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Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

graphius Re: This is a Good Thing (tm) (558 comments)

I have a very unique name, so any document with my name on it will probably lead right back to me. This is not really a fault of said document, but more about the ease of gaining information. Anyone determined enough can find out a lot about you with minimal initial information.

about a month ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

graphius Re:For Starters (320 comments)

I understand this scenario, but outside large cities it is not nearly as attractive. I think public transit also can fill a lot of this niche if it is run properly.

Some people just want easy transportation to get them to their destination. The Johnny Cab type door to door service could become very inexpensive, so there is no reason to take on the overhead of owning a vehicle. This type of service works very well in densely populated areas very well.

Other people, like me, enjoy driving and live in less congested areas. An autonomous vehicle makes less sense. Again, for my commute I can choose to use the Johnny Cab, but for my personal vehicle I want the freedom to go on more back roads etc.

about a month ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

graphius Re:For Starters (320 comments)

safety is the "compelling" reason, but that is a bit to ambiguous. Why should I pay more for a self driving car when I have not had an accident since I was a kid? Unless it becomes law, self driving cars* will be a gimmick. Kind of like heated seats, kind of nice, but not necessary for your average joe. And then there is a large portion of people who like driving... I think self driving cars will become more johnny cabs than personal vehicles. And maybe the Maybachs of the rich and busy. *Let's assume all/most of the bugs are worked out and self driving cars are safe.

about a month ago
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US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

graphius Re:Geeks.. (308 comments)

Wow, Interesting. But wearing a flight suit? If I had not commented, I would mod you very informative...

about a month ago

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Who to replace DynDNS

graphius graphius writes  |  about 8 months ago

graphius (907855) writes "I have used Dyn.com for many years to maintain easy access to my home server* Now DynDNS is ending their free service. $25 per year is very cheap, but all I need is one host name for my dynamic IP. What do other slashdotters use? or should I just upgrade to an overkill pro account?

*I use my home server for a personal egroupware install (calendar, file manager, to do list, etc) as well as a test server for tweaking websites."

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setting up a personal cloud

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 3 years ago

graphius (907855) writes "I have a start-up project where a small group of us will need to share fairly large image files over the internet. I would prefer to host something on my small Linux server from home. I have tried owncloud (owncloud.org) but I can't get it to show thumbnails. EyeOS(eyeos.org) looks interesting, but it seems a bit heavy and the free version seems limited. If the rest of the group were a bit more computer savy, I would set up a webdav share, but I will not always be around to fix access problems.
I would also like the system to be multi-platform (at least Linux and Mac) and expandable as our needs grow.
Am I asking too much, or is this possible on the small scale I am interested in?"
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Fashion industry seems more sane than software

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 3 years ago

graphius writes "A French fashion designer is suing another French fashion designer. This is not nerd news except when you look at the many lawsuits in the tech industry.
Many people on slashdot agree that copyright and patent laws are out of hand. Why is it that the fashion industry seems able to keep things under control?"

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MSN messenger to charge for service

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 6 years ago

graphius writes "MSN messenger, the popular messaging service, will soon be charge for use, according to the BBC. "Any move by MSN to start fee-charging would pave the way for its competitors yahoo.com and aol.com to follow suit." "But it has yet to be proved whether the public likes the internet enough to actually spend hard-earned cash on it." What do you think? will this be a boon for open source alternatives like Pidgin?"
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