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Firefox Extension HTTPS Everywhere Does What It Sounds Like

j.sanchez1 Re:forcing views of the hompage (272 comments)

set noscript.firstRunRedirection to false

more than 4 years ago

Neuromancer Movie In Your Future?

j.sanchez1 Re:Splice? (239 comments)

Splice comes out June 4th. IMDB

more than 4 years ago

Please Do Not Change Your Password

j.sanchez1 Re:i need an example (497 comments)

I use Keepass/KeepassX (depending on the platform I am on). It has a built-in password generator with parameters you can set (length, special characters, spaces, etc...). Below is an actual password I use, generated out of Keepass.


more than 4 years ago

Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update Phones Home Quarterly

j.sanchez1 Re:Allow me to call it (819 comments)

Windows Annoyance Technologies.

Or, better yet:
The Windows Annoyance Technology

more than 4 years ago

MS Finds Security Flaw In Google Chrome Frame

j.sanchez1 Re:At least they patched it (214 comments)

I imagine 90% of your updates come from noscript. The author essentially just releases updates every few days just so that he can drive up views to his site and try to make money from it.
I guess that's his right, but it's annoying as hell and it's basically just made me stop updating noscript.

about:config, then search for "noscript.firstRunRedirection" and set it to false.

more than 5 years ago

Pirate Bay Buyer Chairman Resigns

j.sanchez1 Re:What after TPB? (65 comments)

I wonder what will happen if The Pirate Bay is closed down or turned into a site for legal torrents. A lot of the other torrent sites relies on the Pirate Bay tracker. What other large, public bittorrent trackers (not just .torrent mirrors) are there?


more than 5 years ago

Using Net Proxies Will Lead To Harsher Sentences

j.sanchez1 Re:But (366 comments)

Not to argue with the point you are trying to make, but I have always wondered exactly just that. Is there any other use for a stereotypical ski mask other than armed robbery?

I know this is antecdotal and your question may have been rhetorical, but I live in Wisconsin and wear a ski mask when I am clearing my driveway and sidewalks with my snowblower. It is too damn cold to be outside (most likely with blowing wind) for 35-40 minutes without a mask.

Just my 2 cents.

more than 5 years ago

Amazon Uses DMCA To Restrict Ebook Purchases

j.sanchez1 Re:Switching from Kindle (409 comments)

I have a Sony PRS-505. I use calibre to manage it. No need to deal with any DRM at all. Calibre will format text and RTF files into the LRF format for the reader. You can also use various online converters to convert from PDF to Word and then use Word/Write to convert to RTF or plain text..

more than 5 years ago

Open Source Usability — Joomla! Vs. WordPress

j.sanchez1 Re:developer point of view (240 comments)

* Joomla! for blogging is like using a PC just for playing music.
* Wordpress as a CMS solution is like using an iPOD for playing movies.

p.s. I know it wasn't the best analogy, but still...

You lost me. Could you use an analogy about cars? kthxbye!

more than 5 years ago

Amazon Announces Kindle 2, With Slew of New Features

j.sanchez1 Re:Very tempted to get this (451 comments)

I got a Sony PRS-505 for Christmas, and it is perfect (IMHO). I use Calibre to manage it, instead of the Sony Software. I charged it when I got it, have used it at least 5 days a week since then, and haven't charged it again yet. Most of my books started out life as .TXT files, before I converted them to .LRF files. It fits in my coat pocket.

The only stickler for you would be the comic book format. It displays images in black/white only, and does not support the comic book format (.CBR/.CBZ) unless you extract them so you get the individual images.

It supports PDF, but I'm not sure how they look as I have never read one on the device.

Hope that helps.

more than 5 years ago

DRM Shuts Down PC Version of Gears of War

j.sanchez1 Re:My Reponse (598 comments)

Epic's repsonse may be "Working on it"
My response is http://gamecopyworld.com/

The first rule of GameCopyWorld is that you don't talk about GameCopyWorld.

more than 5 years ago

Will DRM Exterminate Spore?

j.sanchez1 EA sucks all around (881 comments)

I haven't given EA any of my money since the Need For Speed: Carbon fiasco. Going on 2 years old, and they haven't released a patch to fix video/audio syncing issues. No thanks EA, I'll pass.

more than 6 years ago



Buying and Selling "Used" mp3s?

j.sanchez1 j.sanchez1 writes  |  about 6 years ago

j.sanchez1 (1030764) writes "Web Pro News has a quick blurb about a website buying and selling "used" mp3s. I checked the domain registration and it is all private. Is this really something that someone is going to try and pull off, or is it a honeypot set up by the RIAA? How would they be sure you did or didn't keep a copy for yourself after selling to them?"

Any recommendations for a home filer server?

j.sanchez1 j.sanchez1 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

j.sanchez1 writes "The recent coverage about Shuttle's new KPC has gotten me thinking (again) about a small, low-cost headless file server for home. In the past, I have looked at the iPaq and considered using older computers I have lying around, but for various reasons I have never jumped in to do it. Do you guys have any suggestions on what to use for a home file server (hardware and software)?

The server would be feeding files to Windows PCs and connected to the network through a Linksys WRT54GL running DD-WRT firmware."

Opera files EU antitrust suit against Microsoft

j.sanchez1 j.sanchez1 writes  |  about 7 years ago

j.sanchez1 (1030764) writes "According to PC World, Opera Software has filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft in the European Union, accusing it of stifling competition by tying its Internet Explorer Web browser to Windows. The complaint, which was filed with the European Commission on Wednesday, says Microsoft is abusing its dominant position in the desktop PC market by offering only Internet Explorer as a standard part of Windows, and hindering interoperability by not following accepted standards with IE.

The part about Microsoft not following accepted standards is the most interesting part. Grab the popcorn guys, this is gonna be worth watching.


Demonoid shut down again

j.sanchez1 j.sanchez1 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

j.sanchez1 (1030764) writes "Torrent freak is reporting here that Demonoid has once again been shut down by the CRIA. The Demonoid homepage has the following explanation: "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding." The Demonoid IRC channel says that the site is down, but the tracker is still working."

What is the easiest MP3 player to use?

j.sanchez1 j.sanchez1 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

j.sanchez1 (1030764) writes "My daughter wants an MP3 for her upcoming 10th birthday, so I wanted to pose the question to the /. community: which MP3 player would you recommend for ease of use? Drag-and-Drop to load songs on it would be best. I have an iPod and my knowledge of other MP3 players is seriously lacking. Capacity is not too important, as I was looking at something about 1GB being enough."

j.sanchez1 j.sanchez1 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

j.sanchez1 (1030764) writes "After finishing Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2 Episode 1 for the umpteenth time, I am looking for something to tide me over until Half-Life 2 Episode 2 comes out. What are the best Half-Life 2 mods out there? I am looking for both single-player and multi-player."


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