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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

houstonbofh Re:Keep It Ready (187 comments)

If you trust essentially your entire business exclusively to another business, you are foolish. They could fold, go out of business, change business model or be raided and shout down by the US government. Have a backup somewhere else, period. Or look at the failed companies and projects that didn't... Code Spaces anyone?

13 hours ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

houstonbofh Re:Advertised on YouTube? (83 comments)

If the site is one I may want to see again, I will e-mail thewebmaster to let them know about the adblock "allow inoffensive adds" feature and how to get whitelisted. Some have ignored me, and I have ignored them. Some have responded negativly, and I found other websites. But some have responeded very positivly and thanked me for the info and link. Those sites, I support.

yesterday
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

houstonbofh Re:Ads are good for the internet. (394 comments)

And how does that annoying floating "Like us On FaceBook! Please! Someone! Anyone!" pay for servers?

about a week ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

houstonbofh Re:Targeted marketing? (394 comments)

You mean you don't want to see a week of ads for something you just bought? Philistine!

about a week ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

houstonbofh Re:"advertising is what powers the internet" (394 comments)

No. The internet was implemented by the federal government, funded by citizen taxes, and later extended as part of the communications infrastructure. The internet was not invented to serve businesses, it was invented to serve the citizens.

And pre-1913 we had no income taxes. When you get to todays world, let us know.

about a week ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

houstonbofh Re:No Advertising does not power the Internet. (394 comments)

Do you remember the Internet before advertising? I do. It was mostly educational, and technical. It was also low bandwidth. The modern Internet is a lot of expensive to produce and deliver content. That money has to come from somewhere, and Universities are not financing it all like they used to.

about a week ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

houstonbofh Re:Good point (394 comments)

Use adblock, it gets rid of ALL the adds on youtube. And if it's not your device, just hit F5 and you should get something else.

The amusing part is that youtube know this and has not "fixed" it. I guess they realize we are not a receptive market for that crap.

about a week ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

houstonbofh Re:Good point (394 comments)

Then you have something broken as well. I use adblock and never see the intro ads. And it looks the same since I am always surprised when they play on another computer.

about a week ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

houstonbofh From what I have seen... (125 comments)

From what I have seen, getting them to call is not the problem.

about two weeks ago
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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

houstonbofh Re:Attack Vector (167 comments)

So, Plesk then... :)

about two weeks ago
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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

houstonbofh Re:Update yo software (167 comments)

Updates are scheduled in if they are needed.

They are always needed. Sometimes eventually, sometimes quickly, and sometimes right fucking now. But you can never just be OK with old versions for long.

about two weeks ago
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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

houstonbofh Re:Update yo software (167 comments)

For those who don't read articles, this appears to happen if you don't auto-update your software
So it's like Windows?

In the sense that both are made by man and imperfect, yes. In the sense that patches come rapidly, no.

about two weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

houstonbofh Re:Bling Bling Motherfucker (265 comments)

and when the oil runs out they will have a nice place to park their camels.

Or, they can install the solar everyone else is spending a fortune developing in the plentiful sunlight they have.

about three weeks ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

houstonbofh Re:Slaves of Dubai (265 comments)

Someone sounds jealous...

Someone is well-informed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMh-vlQwrmU

Which has nothing to do with a dome, and everything to do with Dubai... The reaction to the dome is unfounded panic. Dubai will separate the people because Dubai separates the people. Dome, or no dome.

about three weeks ago
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US Tech Firms Recruiting High Schoolers (And Younger)

houstonbofh Re:Not new (253 comments)

Some companies only look for people with MSc's or a PhD...

I love companies like that! They give me a lot of consulting work when the ivory tower hits the real world.

about three weeks ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

houstonbofh Re:Rich? Ok. For the good of the society: Never. (228 comments)

The U.S. is becoming a country in which only the government gets what they want.

You see any poor folk in the government? (Actually in government, not working for government...) rich / government are interchangeable terms.

about a month ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

houstonbofh Re:Don't mention the tree-planting thing! (228 comments)

Trees produce oxygen. There's no telling who might be inhaling that oxygen!!! They could be supporting not just commercial customers, but criminals and terrorists!!!!!

They could be burning it with carbon for profit!

about a month ago
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KeyStore Vulnerability Affects 86% of Android Devices

houstonbofh Re:Serious? (71 comments)

And good luck updating all the Android devices.

Especially sense most of them are abandoned shortly after release and can NEVER be upgraded.

about a month ago
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What's Your STEM Degree Worth?

houstonbofh Not the data I was looking for... (148 comments)

I was hoping it would show the fields and the difference, such as between CompSci with and without degree. Not. It is CompSci degree vs Burger King? Well, duh...

about a month ago

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