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World IPv6 Day: Most-watched Tech Event Since Y2K

iSzabo Most-watched? PSN? (243 comments)

I'm pretty sure the PSN outage was way more watched.

more than 3 years ago

Bizarre Porn Raid Underscores Wi-Fi Privacy Risks

iSzabo Bad Advice (964 comments)

From TFA:

The government's Computer Emergency Readiness Team recommends home users make their networks invisible to others by disabling the identifier broadcasting function that allows wireless access points to announce their presence.

That never worked.

more than 3 years ago

German Company To Install Linux On 10,000 PCs

iSzabo Re:Adoption... (328 comments)

I'm skeptical about the frequently discussed difficulty of adoption if it's well planned. If most of the companies tools are web-based (and not forced to use MS due to dependencies on ActiveX, and the like) then it's entirely feasible that you wouldn't need to retrain employees much at all. The next major hurdle is email and document publishing. I'd be curious to see their adoption plan and the results.

more than 3 years ago

Gaming Is the Most Popular Use For Tablets

iSzabo News at 11 (174 comments)

Do people play with toys more often than they play with tools? Tonight, we investigate.

more than 3 years ago

Has the Second Dotcom Bubble Started?

iSzabo Advertising Bubble? (298 comments)

Maybe there is a bubble and it's just elsewhere.

more than 3 years ago

Smithsonian To Feature Video Game History

iSzabo Re:Ok, solution ahead: (74 comments)

Regardless of the platform I game on I feel that Portal might fall in there somewhere.

more than 3 years ago

Do Tools Ever 'Die?'

iSzabo Re:How sillilly obvious (615 comments)

Betamax is still very popular in commercial television: many news stations record on Beta.

more than 3 years ago

Dolly the Sheep Alive Again

iSzabo Re:A major "con" of cloning falls apart (233 comments)

I'd say the major danger now is lack of genetic diversity (which is already a problem to farming); as such a thing is already critically bad for banana farmers. Though I'm glad this moral objection is moot.

more than 3 years ago

The Sensible Body Scan Alternative

iSzabo Re:Not profitable enough (354 comments)

Then they can pay out to contractors that develop more prudent solutions. Not everything is a conspiracy (though not everything isn't).

more than 3 years ago

2010 Geek IQ Test

iSzabo Re:But.. uh.. err... (245 comments)

This is one of those "useless" facts that you might be really glad you know one day when you are accidentally dealing with an old NT network and can't figure out why your machines aren't talking. Still silly, though.

more than 3 years ago

Court Returns Stolen Stargate MMO To Founder

iSzabo Someone explain this (128 comments)

TFA uses 'it' so many times between 3 companies I have no idea what's going on. It sounds like a kindergarten argument over possession of a sandbox - where the sandbox is assets and IP.

more than 3 years ago

Dentists Offer Halloween Candy Buyback Program

iSzabo Message to Canadians (1 comments)

Smarties (US) = Rockets (Canada)

If you already knew this, or didn't care please disregard this message.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Ads Could 'Out' Gay Users

iSzabo Facebook Ads Could Out-gay users (196 comments)

This is how I originally read the title; I was promptly sadly mistaken.

more than 3 years ago

Why Are Video Game Movies So Awful?

iSzabo I liked some of them (385 comments)

I liked Max Payne, and for the most part Hitman. I found Resident Evil hard to follow, and a little shallow, but it wasn't all bad. Silent Hill was good for a horror movie.

more than 4 years ago

Hacking Big Brother With Help From Revlon

iSzabo Hack the Gibson (71 comments)

So this stuff I've been wearing serves a purpose? Cool!

more than 4 years ago

US House Passes Ban On Caller ID Spoofing

iSzabo Re:Yet another legal solution to a technical probl (171 comments)

As a helpful tip; I went into my phone's options and pointed the WAP gateway to localhost, now attempting to reach that page throws errors, and doesn't bill me :)

more than 4 years ago

The Neo-Geo Song

iSzabo Awesome! (70 comments)


more than 4 years ago

South Korea Announces Daily MMO Blackouts For Youths

iSzabo Re:Stupid (148 comments)

A lot of kids just suddenly turned 18...

Wait, what?

more than 4 years ago



Rogers to be charging for incoming texts

iSzabo iSzabo writes  |  more than 5 years ago

iSzabo (1392353) writes "In my inbox I see that +4768 sent me the following:
Rogers svc msg: As of July 7/09 received txt msgs will be $0.15/msg. 2enjoy free rec'd texts get a Text Pack at or 4 more info see

From CBC (
Rogers Wireless said Tuesday it would begin charging 15 cents for each incoming text message for customers without message plans, beginning on July 7.
The move comes about nine months after rival carriers Bell and Telus made similar changes in their policies.
Rogers spokesperson Liz Hamilton said the decision is in keeping with changes in pricing policies among wireless carriers in both Canada and in the United States."

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