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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

hymie! Senate Rules require 60 to pass (437 comments)

It's probably important to note that the vote was not 58 against and 42 for. It was 58 for and 42 against, with 60 "yes" votes needed for passage.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

hymie! Third party smarthost (405 comments)

I subscribe to a service called Dyn Standard SMTP. My home email machine uses this as its smarthost, and all outgoing mail passes through Dyn's server before going out to the internet at large. Problem solved.

I'm sure other hosting companies will offer a similar service.

about two weeks ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

hymie! Emergency Services? (145 comments)

>apps that report your location to emergency services are forbidden,

As opposed to apps that report my location to people who pay Apple to get my location. That's allowed.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

hymie! Re:The name (204 comments)

My point is that I live in the real world, where "But I know I'm right and Mom told me I'm special" isn't going to sway a judge. A solid legal argument -- based on facts, supporting evidence, and well-researched precedents -- will have far better results.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With an Unresponsive Manufacturer Who Doesn't Fix Bugs?

hymie! Re:The name (204 comments)

In a civil lawsuit, all the filing costs are paid by the plaintiff, not the defendant. If you know you spoke the truth, and you have solid evidence to back that up, then you really don't need a lawyer. So your monetary costs are this much: $0. Discovery can be time consuming if you are disorganized, but if you already have your evidence documented, as you should have before mouthing off, then it will be no big deal. No more than a few hours.

This is the funniest thing I've read in a long time.

I was the defendant ("respondent", actually) in a civil suit. My legal fees exceeded $6,000.

Never go to court without a lawyer unless you've decided that you want to lose.

about a month and a half ago
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My resting heart rate:

hymie! Re:I use metric (169 comments)

The SI unit of time is the second.

They keep a platinum second for reference in a vault outside Paris.

about 2 months ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

hymie! Re:Consequences (248 comments)

Or else they'll get a new deadline.

about 3 months ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

hymie! Awesome!! (175 comments)

Now all I have to do is get my father, my mother, my sister, my half-sister, my grandmother, my wife, and my assorted friends to learn what PGP is and how to read the emails I send them.

about 4 months ago
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Virginia DMV Cracks Down On Uber, Lyft

hymie! Re:Sheer Irony (260 comments)

Virginia does not consider the time saved by slugging to be a "profit", so it's allowed.

about 6 months ago
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Rubik's Cube: 40 Years Old and Never Meant To Be a Toy

hymie! Re:5x5 rubik's cube (105 comments)

A girl's gotta have standards.

about 6 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

hymie! Re:Dmca (370 comments)

I'm not sure that works in the EU.

about 6 months ago
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Pedophile Asks To Be Deleted From Google Search After European Court Ruling

hymie! Easy solution (370 comments)

Remove the offending data, and then re-index the offending web site ... which, from what I recall, was not itself required to remove the offending data.

about 6 months ago
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Comcast Offers To Shed 3.9 Million Subscribers To Ease Cable Deal

hymie! Does it really matter? (154 comments)

If I only have access to a single cable company, does it really matter if that company is Comcast, Time-Warner, Charter, or SpinCo?

about 7 months ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

hymie! Did I just read ... (323 comments)

Did I just read two stories today, telling me both the problem with DVDs and the problem with streaming services?

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Can I Prepare For the Theft of My Android Phone?

hymie! Re:How exactly was it stolen? (374 comments)

I couldn't believe, when I left New York to go to college, how many people stored things in their back pockets. I used to tell them all the same little rhyme --

(tap front left pocket) wallet pocket
(tap front right pocket) key pocket
(tap back left pocket) pick pocket

about 8 months ago
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87-Year-Old World War II Veteran Takes On the TSA

hymie! So ..... (218 comments)

Old guy with nothing better do harasses TSA agents over loophole, wasting the time of innocent people trying to catch their planes.

about a year ago
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RMS: How Much Surveillance Can Democracy Withstand?

hymie! how much surveillance do we want? (264 comments)

There was an article, or a cartoon, or something that I read once.

1970: You want to give every American a little tracking device so that we know where they are at all times, and can follow them as they move around? You're out of your mind if you think that will happen.
2010: I need another iPhone!

about a year ago
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PayPal Freezes MailPile's Account

hymie! Re:They're REQUIRED to do this! (443 comments)

the financial institutions are required by various banking regulations

Paypal will tell you, repeatedly, that they are not a "financial institution" and are not bound by "banking regulations". Just ask them.

about a year ago

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Nagios Plugins web site taken over by nagios

hymie! hymie! writes  |  about 10 months ago

hymie! (95907) writes "Holger Weiß , formerly of nagios-plugins.org, announced that "Yesterday, the DNS records [of nagios-plugins.org] were modified to point to web space controlled by Nagios Enterprises instead. This change was done without prior notice. To make things worse, large parts of our web site were copied and are now served (with slight modifications) by . Again, this was done without contacting us, and without our permission. This means we cannot use the name 'Nagios Plugins' any longer." Announcement here, discussion here"
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