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Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

h2okies Re:What a load of FUD! (150 comments)

There is however the constant Nag from Synology to upgrade to the latest versions that system automatically kicks out to you along with the emails they send about the current patches that they recommend you apply to your system. No one auto-patchs NAS devices as bad things can happen to peoples data.

about a month ago

Multi-State AT&T U-Verse Outage Enters Third Day

h2okies FTTH..... (202 comments)

is really the only long term solution that will work (until someone discovers a super fast reliable high density wireless solution). While that is not the cause of the current outage it certainly eliminates a lot of other issues and allows you to focus on the longer term and back haul infrastructure where it should be IMO.

about a year and a half ago

How Do You Detect Cheating In Chess? Watch the Computer

h2okies No way! (328 comments)

I swear Lance just can't fade away can he....

about a year and a half ago

LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

h2okies Get back to me when its 21:10 (311 comments)

otherwise its a waste of desktop space and documents wont fit in my ever expanding VERTICAL line...

"OMG I HAS BLACK BARS!" Really? is that really such a problem?

about 2 years ago

Windows 8: a 'Christmas Gift For Someone You Hate'

h2okies Enhance...Enhance I Say! (740 comments)

Seems this is what MS spends their time doing these days :(

Or should I post the "brace yourself you haven't spent enough time with the OS meme"

Seriously the underlying OS changes are rock solid and great for the user and are sadly lost in the discussion over a GUI that should rightfully be reserved for tablets or convertible laptops.

about 2 years ago

Verizon Patents Eavesdropping Using Your TV For Ad Targeting

h2okies Please stop the hyerbolic 1984 rants (181 comments)

Just because it's patented doesn't mean it will ever see the light of day in a working product.

Verizon realizes this is a public relations nightmare and that the backlash would be so ridiculous it would cave their corporate head quarters phone system, along with calls to Senate and House hearings and the CEO's head.

So stand down people we are not on some slippery slope here. If and only if they actually submit a product for testing, should anyone get worked up by this.

about 2 years ago

Slashdot Mobile: Now For Tablets As Well As Phones

h2okies Why not create a dedicated Site App (123 comments)

The mobile site is god awful slow and laggy where by a dedicated app would probably solve this much like XDA's portal application to access their forums. /. could have or should have had one by now....

about 2 years ago

Why Klout's Social Influence Scores Are Nonsense

h2okies A product for a problem that does not exist (98 comments)

and will likely never will. From the last /. on this if people are hiring you based on your "klout" you should probably be looking elsewhere for a better managed place to work. If you are looking for free shit all the time then I guess a higher "Klout" score might actually be worth something to you...

about 2 years ago

Sources Say ITU Has Approved Ultra-High Definition TV Standard

h2okies Too bad it's one step next to useless... (341 comments)

due to market conditions and lack of infrastructure.

This will never see the light of day in the average home for 10+ years if not longer. People and broadcasters are still upgrading to 740p and 1080p(i) what makes anyone think this will come of anything?

Will John Q drop obscene money on televisions that will need to be the size of a wall to reveal all this new resolution and color palette? Sadly more than likely no one will care save for a few videophiles.

about 2 years ago

Cisco's Cloud Vision: Mandatory, and Killed At Their Discretion

h2okies Re:Next Step is to PS3 Them... (307 comments)

Oh I completely forgot the most important issue:

The local FBI, Police, NSA, ....IA,...AA ...will now subpena Cisco for your routing history to convict you of crimes....

more than 2 years ago

Cisco's Cloud Vision: Mandatory, and Killed At Their Discretion

h2okies Next Step is to PS3 Them... (307 comments)

Count on it...then you don't 'Own' the router you merely pay a fee for the hardware but it wont do much until it connects to the internet to get the latest version of the software. And if you somehow get a 3rd party software to run on it they could then start DMCA proceedings against you. They won't provide services or updates unless you allow to remain connected to the internet. They will absolutely monetize your routing history

more than 2 years ago

NASA Missing Hundreds of Moon Rocks

h2okies Whats so unique? (132 comments)

"increases the risk that these unique resources may be lost," the report concluded.'" There are a few million lbs where we got these...lets just go back and get some.....

more than 2 years ago

Mozilla Foundation Releases Firefox 7

h2okies Quit crying about the RAM use... (452 comments)

I for one WANT it to be used and enjoy the SPEED I gain from having all my pages cached in RAM where they appear instantly at the click of a button... Idle RAM is useless and boasting how your system has 16gigawatts of unused RAM just serves to show me how small your epenis really is...

more than 2 years ago

Treasure Hunter Wants To Find Bin Laden's Body With ROV

h2okies And just how do you know they havent paid out (257 comments)

to anonymous people a hefty reward for information....or they will NEVER pay out as they managed to find him without the public's help... I see this more as a self serving promotion by someone about to go belly up and needing the publicity to score someones funding.

more than 2 years ago

Phase Change Memory Points To Future of Storage

h2okies Aside from heat issues and built up (70 comments)

Is what is the number of cycles before a given bit can no longer be changed. Will this outlast the current SSD write cycle limitations that are getting smaller not longer with the ever shrinking die size thus resulting in having to have 2x or 4x the actual advertised RAM installed to meet ever increasing MTBF rates..

more than 3 years ago

Small Devs Attacked Over In-App Purchase Button Patent

h2okies You Mean like... (229 comments)

.... Amazon's One click....

more than 3 years ago

OnLive Awarded Patent For Cloud-Based Gaming

h2okies Until that key word arrives... (87 comments)

'It is gratifying to not only see MILLIONS OF people throughout the world enjoying OnLive technology in the wake of so many doubters, but also receive recognition for such a key invention.'" until that bold word makes in that statement this is fail in a can

more than 2 years ago

Ping Could Be Apple's Social Networking Backdoor?

h2okies Re:Your Ping is broken (271 comments)

only that between the itouch(if that counts as a mobile client kinda hard to access internet without wifi) and iphone only since those are the only itunes enable mobile clients im aware of of a smart phone market of what? 700MM to 1BB? and total cell phone market of what 3BB+? yeah the no mobile client statement wake me when the BB, android and symbian all have Ping client....and the other 90% of the market can play along...

about 4 years ago

Ping Could Be Apple's Social Networking Backdoor?

h2okies I wonder.... (271 comments)


Pinging [] with 32 bytes
Request timed out. No Linux client
Request timed out. No mobile client
Request timed out. No universal browser access
Request timed out. Forced use of 80MB client software

Ping statistics for
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% fail)

yeah thats what i thought...

about 4 years ago

India Now Wants Access To Google and Skype

h2okies I don't think banks are going to be so compliant (366 comments)

and without money flowing in or out...other corporations aren't going to be so willing to allow some random unsecured third governmental party access. My money is that they continue doing what they are currently doing until someone actually notices or attempts access.

about 4 years ago



How Fast IsFast Enough On The Internet?

h2okies h2okies writes  |  about 2 years ago

h2okies (1203490) writes "CNET's reports that the IEEE Will stat today to form the new standards for Ethernet and data transfer "The standard, to be produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), will likely reach data-transfer speeds between 400 gigabits per second and 1 terabit per second. For comparison, that latter speed would be enough to copy 20 full-length Blu-ray movies in a second." The IEEE also reports on how the speed needs of the internet continue to double every year. Of what consequence will this new standard matter if the last mile is stillstuck on beep & creep?"
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