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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

halfEvilTech Re:Yeah right (306 comments)

Kind of hard to pause something the said they wanted to do. Which means they didn't even start it. Maybe notes on the back of a napkin. But that would be giving them to much credit.

This is about holding customers hostage on promised upgrades and throwing a tantrum over possible Title II reclassification. Even though they already enjoy the benefits of Title II (subsidies) without having to be classified as such.

about two weeks ago
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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

halfEvilTech Re:so how did they form? (219 comments)

this would also explain the dust bunnies that love to form under my bed

about three weeks ago
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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

halfEvilTech Re:The Cult Leader will solve the problem! (124 comments)

Hell any proposal for the government to do anything would be automatically rejected as "the wrong thing" by Ron Paul as he is against all forms of government spending, regardless of how many lives are at stake (excluding, of course, his own).

So if he is against all government spending he should return his paychecks then.

Oh wait that is ok?

about a month ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

halfEvilTech Re:How much! (405 comments)

actually it is -
32 teams
53 players per active roster
10 players per practice squad (not active for game days so doesn't count)
22 coaches per team

so that would come out to 2720 personnel - but even then during the preseason I believe they announced each side would get something like 13 Surface Tablets on the sidelines and 12 to use in the coaches box.

so that is 25 per side per game - with at max 16 games (weeks 1-3 and 12-17 I believe) that would be at most 800 tablets in use any given week.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

halfEvilTech various card games (382 comments)

For get-togethers the easiest thing to use is just plain old cards. The number of games that can be had from just a couple decks is great.
Common games for us -
Blackjack, Hearts, Pinochle, Poker, etc

for more entertainment you could always Check out Cards again Humanity for those with a twisted sense of humor.

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

halfEvilTech and yet (146 comments)

Nothing will change most likely.

about 3 months ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

halfEvilTech Re:Huge? (108 comments)

for many people a 2400 sq ft house is still a large house. especially if it is a one floor ranch.

I would be willing to wager it is larger than the average home.

which a quick google search shows the average home size in the US in 2010 is at 2392 sq ft, with a median at 2169 sq ft.
source - http://www.census.gov/const/C2...

about 3 months ago
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"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

halfEvilTech Re:and this is news why? (205 comments)

and of course I re-read this and realize they meant also changing a webcam or keyboard to be malicious. Man I shouldn't post before my morning coffee.

about 4 months ago
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"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

halfEvilTech and this is news why? (205 comments)

I thought it was common sense not to plug in untrusted devices to your computer. Especially unknown thumb drives, unless you can use them in a read only device.

about 4 months ago
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Harvesting Energy From Humidity

halfEvilTech moisture farms? (89 comments)

Are these modeled after the moisture vaporators used on the moisture farms of Tatooine

about 4 months ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

halfEvilTech Re: Good Luck, I'm Behind 14,000 Skeletons (205 comments)

TESO has 14,000 players? are you sure you are not inflating things?

about 4 months ago
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Wireless Contraception

halfEvilTech yes but (302 comments)

I bet Hobby Lobby will make sure it isn't covered... Afterall we can't have a corporations err person's religious rights trampled on.

about 4 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

halfEvilTech Re:I wonder... (566 comments)

yes but there is still the private signing key that allows for trusted uploads of new (possibly compromised) versions.

about 6 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

halfEvilTech I wonder... (566 comments)

If the dev's decided to go full Lavabit mode after getting a NSL for the keys. So instead of letting people know that specifically they did this.

Also in the new version they removed all of the code to encrypt data, only the decryption remains.

about 6 months ago
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The Andromeda Galaxy Just Had a Bright Gamma Ray Event

halfEvilTech Re:"Just had"? (129 comments)

woosh

about 6 months ago
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Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

halfEvilTech Re:Use confiscated drugs (483 comments)

Kentucky solved this by today reinstating the Electric Chair as mandatory when the lethal injection drugs are not available

about 6 months ago
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Verizon's Plan To Snoop On Its Customers

halfEvilTech voting with my wallet (85 comments)

My contract just ended finally. So I am voting with my wallet and going no contract with another carrier and shaving half my bill in the process. There are decent phones out there for the cost of a "subsidized' contract phone that still perform well for mine and my wife's usage scenario.

so fuck you verizon

about 7 months ago

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Twitch streamer SWATted while broadcasting live.

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  about 3 months ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "Police in Littleton, Colorado are investigating a prank call on Thursday that led a SWAT team to raid an online video gamer's office. Heavily armed officers forced a well-known gamer to the ground in what is believed to be a case of "swatting" by an unknown rival gamer.

"I think we're getting swatted," Jordan Mathewson, who was playing Counter-Strike, said during his Twitch livestream. "What in the world?"

full video of the raid is also available at the source"

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Congratulations To Comcast, Your 2014 Worst Company In America

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  about 7 months ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "Four years since winning its first Worst Company tournament, Comcast’s doubted that the Kabletown Krusher could ever regain that 2010 form. But after a few years of letting others hold the title, Comcast was fiercely intent on bringing a second Golden Poo to its Philadelphia lair. And in one of the narrowest Final Death Matches in the centuries’ long history of WCIA battle, Comcast managed to hold the genetically modified body blows of Monsanto."
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CenturyLink's nationwide outage affects millions

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  about a year and a half ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "CenturyLink, the nation’s third largest telco network is experiencing an outage of its broadband service nationwide, leaving its support systems overwhelmed and even causing its website to hit a few snags this morning. The company, which at last count has 5.8 million broadband subscribers, has no estimates yet on how long it will take to restore service."
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Facebook Users no longer able to hide from search

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  about 2 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "In the wake of its “graph search” announcement, Facebook removed the ability for users to opt out of appearing in search results on the site, as noted by Quartz. Because graph search relies on the content of profiles to fuel its results, the move will allow more comprehensive returns on searches but may violate the privacy of users who previously relied on that feature."
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Facebook Disables User Ability to Hide From Search Results

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  about 2 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "In the wake of its “graph search” announcement, Facebook removed the ability for users to opt out of appearing in search results on the site, as noted by Quartz. Because graph search relies on the content of profiles to fuel its results, the move will allow more comprehensive returns on searches but may violate the privacy of users who previously relied on that feature."
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Troll Sues Apple for plugging headphones in the iPhone

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  about 2 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "A patent hoarding firm is suing Apple for $3m for allegedly ripping off a protected design that describes plugging headphones into a mobile phone.

Intelligent Smart Phone Concepts, a Delaware company with no web presence, launched its legal action against iPhone-maker Apple in California. ISPC has demanded damages for the alleged infringement of its "Wireless mobile phone including a headset" patent, and has requested a jury trial.

The kicker is that this "patent" was awarded in 2008"

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Iran's Web censorship filters supreme leader's own statement

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 2 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s own words have now become a victim of Iran’s massive online censorship infrastructure.

Khamenei, according to a translation by RFE, replied: "In general, the use of antifiltering software is subject to the laws and regulations of the Islamic republic, and it is not permissible to violate the law."

However, his own use of the word “antifiltering” apparently triggered Iran’s own filtering system, making Khamenei’s words inaccessible to most Iranians."

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Want to mine asteroids? Planetary Resources is hiring

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 2 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "Planetary Resources is growing quickly and needs help from some amazing people. If you are amazing, please continue to read.

Here is why joining Planetary Resources will change your life:
  1.We are finding a new way to explore space beyond Earth orbit.
2.We are a growing business with incredible people who are dedicated to Planetary Resources’ long-term objectives.
3.Like all small businesses, we are a family. We love our team and what we do.
4.You will get your hands dirty. If you prefer your hands clean, go somewhere else.
5.We have a grill. We are not afraid to use it.
6.Seattle, Washington. Ok, so it rains. It’s gorgeous, and anyone who says otherwise is from California.
7.Bottom line – we build spaceships and explore asteroids. If you need any other motivation to apply, don’t bother."

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US wins extradition of college kid from England

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 2 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "A 23-year old student from Sheffield Hallam University in the north of England is bound for America. That wouldn't be unusual—except that Richard O'Dwyer won't go voluntarily. The UK Home Secretary has today agreed to extradite O'Dwyer over US copyright infringement charges for running a "linking site" called TVShack"
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School determines child lunch unhealth, Send home bill instead

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 2 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "A North Carolina mom is irate after her four-year-old daughter returned home late last month with an uneaten lunch the mother had packed for the girl earlier that day. But she wasn’t mad because the daughter decided to go on a hunger strike. Instead, the reason the daughter didn‘t eat her lunch is because someone at the school determined the lunch wasn’t healthy enough and sent it back home. What was wrong with the lunch? That’s still a head-scratcher because it didn’t contain anything egregious: a turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice. But for the inspector on hand that day, it didn’t meet the healthy requirements."
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Starbucks CEO calling to end contributions

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 3 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is fed up with Washington.

And he is doing something about it.

Spurred by what he describes as a failure of leadership on the part of lawmakers, Schultz is mounting a one-man bull rush against a political culture that has "chosen to put partisan and ideological purity over the well being of the people."

What does that mean? No more political donations — not for anybody.

And he's recruiting other CEOs to join him."

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Apple bans Windows XP from iCloud

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 3 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "Microsoft isn't the only company denying equal online footing to Windows XP users.

Apple will not give PC users access to iCloud – its great digital locker in the sky – if their machines are running Microsoft's aging but still popular Windows XP.

Tucked at the bottom of the iCloud announcement, Apple says you'll need a PC running Windows Vista or Windows 7 to jump into Steve Jobs' version of the interwebs."

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New Bill makes Streaming a Felony

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 3 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "Two months ago, the Obama administration asked Congress to make illicit online streaming of copyrighted movies and TV shows a felony. Such a bill has now been introduced by two senators.

So now even streaming a Movie across the internet could be considered more severe than say a DUI. Not to mention what this would do in states with 3 strikes laws for felonies."

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US House wants to strip EPA Authority

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 3 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "The Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions continues to be a political football. This week, the US House is preparing to pass legislation that would strip the agency of this authority and, in the process, it rejected an amendment that reiterated the scientific community's position on climate change. Meanwhile, the Senate has rejected a similar bill, suggesting that President Obama won't have to exercise his threat of a veto, at least for now."
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Key Music Ind. Lawyer named EU Copyright Chief

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 3 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "The European Union's new point person on copyright policy won't take up her post until mid-April, but she's already stirring up controversy. That's because Maria Martin-Prat spent years directing "global legal policy" for IFPI, the global recording industry's London-based trade group, before moving back into government. The appointment raises new questions about the past private-sector work of government officials, especially those crafting policy or issuing legal judgments on the same issues they once lobbied for."
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Amazon on Cloud Player: we don't need no stinkin'

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 3 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "From Ars Technica — Amazon has apparently launched Cloud Drive and Cloud Player without securing streaming licenses from the music industry. But does it need to? Amazon says "No." The music industry? "Yes." All I got to say is go amazon..."
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Dell to Leave China for India

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 4 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "India’s Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, told the Indian press that Dell chairman Michael Dell assured him that Dell was moving $25 billion in factories from China to India. Original motives were cited for enviromental concerns. But later details come up as to dell wanting a "safer environment conductive to enterprise""
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Anonymous hacks Sarah Palin's Yahoo! account

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 6 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "fresh from the Register

"Members of Anonymous — that sprawling group of online rabble-rousers best known for taking on the Church of Scientology — have apparently hacked into a Yahoo! email account belonging to Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

According to the bulletproof truth seekers at Wikileaks, "activists loosely affiliated" with Anonymous somehow gained access to the account at around midnight Eastern on Tuesday. Screenshots of emails purportedly lifted from this account — which carries the address "gov.palin@yahoo.com" — were then passed to Wikileaks, and Wikileaks shared the stash with world+dog.""
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Chrome is a security nightmare, indexes HTTPS

halfEvilTech halfEvilTech writes  |  more than 6 years ago

halfEvilTech (1171369) writes "tgdaily posted this interesting article:

Can a browser's search function work too well? After playing around with Google's brand new Chrome browser, we've discovered that its history search box will fetch all types of data — even text from HTTPS-protected financial sites like Washington Mutual and Capital One. With a few utterly simple keywords like balance, account and Sept., everything from balance information, account numbers and even how much you spent at Costco can be pulled up."

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