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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 a month and a half 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 9 months 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 9 months 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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How Patent Trolls Stalled a New Transit App

hymie! Defense costs much more than attack (85 comments)

I just wanted to reiterate this statement

The cost to the patent troll for filing a lawsuit is around $500, but Bannert was forced to spend over $10,000 on a legal defense

It cost my stalker nothing to convince the local government to issue me an unconstitutional citation for holding a St. Patrick's Day party without a permit, and it cost me over $6,000 to get the citation dismissed.

about a year ago
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Joining Lavabit Et Al, Groklaw Shuts Down Because of NSA Dragnet

hymie! Sadly, I know how she feels (986 comments)

As somebody who is being stalked myself, I believe that the correct way to fight privacy invasion is to keep doing what you're doing, and show the invaders that they cannot intimidate you.

But I realize that this is a decision each person must make for him/herself, and I am sorry but not necessarily surprised that this is the decision PJ made.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

hymie! Re:If they need the information... (399 comments)

Unfortunately, you have no way of controlling, or even knowing, how the receiving company will handle your private information. The best you can do is protect the actual transmission of the information, which SSL should do for you.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Request Someone To Send Me a Public Key?

hymie! Why worry? (399 comments)

I don't see why you should be concerned about the request or how "polite" it is. A simple statement to the effect that "I do not send personal information over the Internet without encryption. Please send me instructions as to how your company handles encrypted email. My preferred method is GnuPG, and this will be the quickest and easiest way from my end, but I can try to accommodate other methods."

about a year ago
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A Circular New York City Subway Map To Straighten Things Out

hymie! Re:Circular Tube Map (124 comments)

The subway system's colors weren't designed for Brooklyn. They were designed for Manhattan.

about a year ago
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New Atomic Clock Could Redefine the Second

hymie! So what happens to ... (76 comments)

So what happens to the platinum second they keep in the French vault?

1 year,14 days
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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until After Congressional Elections

hymie! Re:Tying healthcare to employment (600 comments)

Legally, commuting is not considered a "business expense". If you drive on actual company business, you might have employer-provided car insurance. I do. You should ask.

1 year,20 days
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Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until After Congressional Elections

hymie! Re:What surprises me is... (600 comments)

Quite frankly, the answer is "long-term thinking" vs "short-term thinking". An employee can either cost me $1000 or $1700. Which would I rather pay?

The same kind of thinking that makes a manager say "If I can save $10,000 , then that's a good thing. It's going to cost someone else $25,000 , but that money isn't *my* money, so it's still a savings."

1 year,20 days
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Explain That Humans Didn't Ride Dinosaurs?

hymie! she's right (278 comments)

I'm sorry to break it to you, but I was just watching a documentary about prehistoric times. The story centered around a couple named Fred and Wilma. Not only did they have a pet dinosaur, but they interacted with dinosaurs on a regular basis -- public transportation, household appliances, heavy machinery.

about a year ago

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Nagios Plugins web site taken over by nagios

hymie! hymie! writes  |  about 6 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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