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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

imag0 Are the *sure* they got the right guy? (790 comments)

Gmail allows for dot address matching. This is a *huge* problem that has never been addressed.

Apparently my first letter, last name gmail address happens to be pretty popular. So popular, I receive emails from at least 5 other people in my inbox. One from PA, another one in Florida, still another in New Zealand... I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Apparently, this seems to happen a bit to people.

Sadly, Google has no fix for it, no way to get it to stop. Their support address and site are useless, imho.

I have since moved all of my email off to my own domain and mail services not controlled by Google. I still keep the account open and forwarding to my new email address, so I still get their email, too. I do what I can to minimize problems by auto-deleting everything that hits my inbox that's obviously not for me.

Stories like this scare the shit out of me because, at any time, if one of those people I happen to receive email for suddenly decides to go into full-creep mode, I could be put in prison for a very, very long time. Not for anything that I have done, but for how gmail has been setup to allow for this.

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

imag0 They Multiply... (365 comments)

Here recently I run by the store on the way home to pick up some milk. Was in a rush and left my Surface Pro on the front seat, in plain view.

When I came out, I discovered someone had broken into my car and left three more Surface Pro's :(

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

imag0 Mikrotik? (104 comments)

I've had really good luck with my RB2011UAS-2HND-IN from Mikrotik. It's pretty easy to configure queues by interface, all the way down to tagging the packets and throttling down to individual TCP/UDP ports.

Costs slightly more than a cheap home router, but you have something pretty sturdy and extremely flexible to work with.

about 9 months ago

Bradley Manning Wants To Live As a Woman

imag0 Propaganda? (784 comments)

The timing seems... odd to me. Right when people are using this guy as a hero and poster boy for whistleblowing and BAM. Try to make him look "a little off in the head" instead.

Just seems rather PSYOP-flavored story. I'm probably wrong, but it feels that way.

about a year and a half ago

Space Coffee, Just the Way You Like It

imag0 Lemon Juice? WTF? (147 comments)

Anyone who puts lemon juice in their coffee should have their coffee taken away from them and it given to an adult who can enjoy a proper cup of coffee responsibly.

about 2 years ago

Audi Gives Silent Electric Car Synthetic Sound

imag0 Bubba Rub? (402 comments)

Bubba Rub was a visionary


Reporter: Can you tell me about the whistles?
Bubb Rubb: The whistles go WOO-- You wanna WOO WOO--
Reporter: Some neighbors are saying it’s “way too loud.”
Bubb Rubb: That’s only in the mowrning. He’s supposed to be up cooking breakfast or something, so it’s like an alarm clock!

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Sues TiVo

imag0 Re:The Complaint and Patents (112 comments)

once upon a time they had a great product, and they made it terrible by forcing annoying advertisements in all their menus, as soon as you pause anything, over live tv when a product is featured, and they don't provide digital over the air programming info for non-cable subscribers. 100% of customer contact goes through a call center which is powerless to perform all but the most basic tasks.


that's odd. I've never seen an advertisement whenever pausing live TV, or when pausing recorded shows. Yes, there's a 'more about $foo_show' item that pops up, but I clicked on it exactly once years ago and never noticed it again.

I'm unsure about the OTA programming thing, but since the device is basically geared to be a 'cable box replacement'. It has a niche and it's a good one.

All the times I've called the TiVO call center (it was in Canada, I believe) the techs were quick, gave good answers to my questions, and even help me grandfather in my USD12.99/mo subscription on to my Premiere device.

I've used MS-based DVR's in the past and was shocked at the poor quality and glaring usability problems.

about 4 years ago

Marvell Launches First Triple-Core Hybrid ARM Chip

imag0 Fuck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades (117 comments)

Reminds me of This old chestnut from the Onion.

Stop. I just had a stroke of genius. Are you ready? Open your mouth, baby birds, cause Mama's about to drop you one sweet, fat nightcrawler. Here she comes: Put another core on that fucker, too. That's right. Three cores, one chip, and make the third one play MP3's or someshit. You heard me--the third core plays MP3's. It's a whole new way to think about computing. Don't question it. Don't say a word. Just key the music, and call the chorus girls, because we're on the edge--the razor's edge--and I feel like dancing.

more than 4 years ago

Scientific R&D At Home?

imag0 Re:Help start the revolution! (398 comments)

I started hacking away with an Arduino a few weeks ago and have loved it. Sensors, motors, potentiometer's, MUX/DEMUX, programming, soldering, it's all there.

You don't even have to be particularly interested in robotics. For example, my first project is a analog drum machine that fires off MIDI messages to my DAW. Lots of pots, wires, understanding low-level MIDI interfacing, it's a blast. So anyway, yeah. I can't recommend electronics hacking / robotics enough.


more than 4 years ago

ImageLogr Scrapes "Billions" of Images Illegally

imag0 Take it Offline (271 comments)

If you want something completely under your control, you do not put it online. How hard is this?

more than 4 years ago

Gamers Pay To Play With Girls

imag0 Women play XBOX 360? (408 comments)

... How do they get it into the kitchen?

more than 4 years ago

IBM Takes a (Feline) Step Toward Thinking Machines

imag0 Remember Robokoneko? (428 comments)

The blurb reminds me of the venerable Robokoneko project that never quite got off the ground.

more than 5 years ago

Pandora Trying Out Invasive Commercial Breaks

imag0 I Subscribed (244 comments)

I Subscribed to Pandora a while back and it was worth every penny.

If you're listening free, then realize that it has to be subsidized by someone. That means ads.

Do yourself a favor. Subscribe. It's really worth the money. Probably the best 36 bucks I've spent this year.


about 6 years ago

Should IT Unionize?

imag0 Paying for another boss? (1141 comments)

Isn't this really what is comes to? You're just paying money out of your check for someone else to tell you what to do.

No thanks. I'd rather stand on my two feet.


more than 6 years ago


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