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Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains

jakimfett Re:Sue them for all they're worth (495 comments)

Try reading a bit deeper. This from the TechNet article:

On June 19, Microsoft filed for an ex parte temporary restraining order...

ex parte : "a legal proceeding brought by one person in the absence of and without representation or notification of other parties."

Translation: Microsoft *never notified* No-IP. There was no summons. There was no notification. There was no chance to file for a stay of judgement or make an appeal.

about a month ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

jakimfett Re:There's a reason books can't be updated (249 comments)

This here is the point that most of the "waaa, gps is receive only, not a threat, Moffitt is clueless, waaa!" crowd misses. In a situation requiring strict operational security, anything that stores your location in a potentially retrievable manner is controlled

about 2 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

jakimfett Re:Cheaper beer (264 comments)

I'm kinda surprised more people haven't brought this up, especially with all the conversations about XP EOL happening right now.

about 3 months ago
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Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?

jakimfett Re:De-facto reality (303 comments)

I already commented on this thread, otherwise I'd be modding this comment up.

Every few months, I use a browser without the essentials (NoScript/FlashBlock/Ghostery/AdBlockPlus) installed, and the internet is nearly unusable. Popups, ads, popup ads, autoplaying media, autoplaying media ads...the list goes on. Running the gantlet almost isn't worth it, and I retreat back into the solitude that is the ad-free internet.

I still don't understand how people still use IE.

about 4 months ago
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Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?

jakimfett Re:Wear the tin foil hat (303 comments)

I normally allow top level sites in NoScript by default. 99% of the time, the "functional" javascript is served by the domain you're visiting, and that javascript-based ad you're trying to avoid is hosted offsite.

Basically, as websites evolve, so does NoScript.

about 4 months ago
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Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

jakimfett Re:Think of the children (293 comments)

Depending on your android version, you can disable specific apps. But I think you have to have a 4.x build of android.

about 5 months ago
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Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

jakimfett Re:Think of the children (293 comments)

I've been quite pleased with the performance increases and security enhancements provided by Cyanogenmod. But then...I'm also willing to break my phone a couple of times if necessary while trimming away unnecessary permissions from apps.

about 5 months ago
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Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise

jakimfett Re:It means the same thing (193 comments)

But only because it makes the grammar nazis upset.

about 6 months ago
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Facebook Mocks 'Infection' Study, Predicts Princeton's Demise

jakimfett Re: Pseudoscience (193 comments)

It was pretty clear two me. But then, their are people without a sense of humor, so aisle forgive you this once. /deadpan

about 6 months ago
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20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

jakimfett Re:"post-food consumers" (543 comments)

You didn't read up on it, did you.

about 6 months ago
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Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

jakimfett Re:oblig (351 comments)

I'm sorry, apparently you were born before they invented things like "tact" and "manners". You should try them out, it might be a pleasant change...both for you, and everyone you communicate with.

about 6 months ago
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Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

jakimfett Re:oblig (351 comments)

I really wish I had mod points, because this made me crack up. (Here's the link, for those of you still wondering who Bobby is...)

about 6 months ago
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Hacker Says He Could Access 70,000 Healthcare.Gov Records In 4 Minutes

jakimfett Re:Okay, but... (351 comments)

Actually, in the context of this sub-thread, it was spot on. Notice that user "funwithBSD" stated that:

...as Sysadmin for a major healthcare company for 9 years, every single "hack" was the loss of a laptop or hard drive...

Which means that, as far as I know, suggesting a form of local encryption is perfectly relevant.

about 6 months ago
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Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.

jakimfett Re:9.1 (1009 comments)

This. Very much this.

I started using Ubuntu in 2005. I used it for servers and for a lightweight desktop alternative. I recommended it to my friends.

Then came the dark times, when Unity became default. For a while, I continued perplexed, assuming that it would get fixed. It never did.

I'm quite happily running Xubuntu, Raspbian, and Elementary OS now. I won't touch Unity with a logic probe, not if they paid me to.

about 6 months ago
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Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

jakimfett Re:Citation needed (599 comments)

Are actual court documents alright? Here ya go.

You're welcome.

about 9 months ago
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Police Demand Summary Domain Takedown, Traffic Redirection

jakimfett Re:Douche-o-matic (251 comments)

...it's the only way to be sure.

about 10 months ago
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Afraid Someone Will Steal Your Game Design Idea?

jakimfett Re:I also have given up hoarding my ideas (140 comments)

...In Cholo everything is a waldo(manually piloted bot), but imagine porting this to Minecraft with scripted bots....AI for the bots could be stuff you start with, stuff you wrote, or code found in game in vaults. The bots would...::snip long list of stuff::

This actually sounds much like what Computercraft does with Turtles. Turtles can be run manually, or can be scripted with Lua to (depending on the type of turtle) mine ores, fight mobs, harvest crops, build structures, transfer liquids, and even wirelessly network with a "master computer".

I'd highly recommend that you look into some of the modpacks out there that combine mods like Computercraft with industrial type manufacturing and processing. If you want one with very little setup required, take a look at one of the Feed the Beast modpacks (I'd recommend the "Unleashed" version, it's the latest and most up to date).

Disclaimer: I run a FTB Unleashed server cluster, so I'm biased. But Computercraft is really amazing, even on its own.

about a year ago
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Obama's Privacy Reform Panel Will Report To ... the NSA

jakimfett Re:Happy President (569 comments)

I really wish I had mod points. This is brilliant, and should be implemented as soon as possible.

about a year ago

Submissions

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Facebook removing search opt-out

jakimfett jakimfett writes  |  about 8 months ago

jakimfett (2629943) writes "Thought that you had your Facebook account locked down so people couldn't find you using your name? Think again. Facebook is now forcibly disabling the "hide me from search results" feature. Last December, Facebook removed the option for people who hadn't already opted out, but now Facebook is removing it for everyone else. Who can search for your timeline by name? Anyone you haven't blocked.

Facebook claims that this is to remove an "old setting", implying that few people use the option or that it is outdated. But for anyone who has ever been stalked, this is bad news."

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Resurrecting the Linux Game Tome

jakimfett jakimfett writes  |  about a year ago

jakimfett (2629943) writes "On April 13th, The Linux Game Tome will be going dark, but there's hope yet. The admin, BobZ, has an update for the community:

To everyone who is expressing interest in helping to continue The Linux Game Tome: thank you! But don't tell me, tell the community! After this site is shut down, I will walk away from it. I have no plans to be involved in any effort to continue the Linux Game Tome legacy. If you are interested in continuing the legacy, please organize and make it happen.

Following the announcement was an email with some "Linux Game Tome 3.0" information. In response to the email, I've set up a site that can act as a discussion platform for anyone interested in contributing to the project."
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Reclaiming online privacy

jakimfett jakimfett writes  |  about 2 years ago

jakimfett writes "Looking for a simple way to regain control of your online privacy? Jim Brock of PrivacyChoice.org suggests PrivacyFix, which just might be the answer for you. Brock said in a press release that "Default privacy settings on sites like Facebook are revenue- driven, not privacy-driven,”, and the PrivacyChoice.org project aims to fix that

The browser extension (available for Chrome or Firefox) gives you a plethora of options, and helps you get everything via a simple to understand checklist. From helping you identify which Facebook apps are leaking your data, to real-time warnings (with options to block it) if a site is going to track you."

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Journals

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Memorial Day

jakimfett jakimfett writes  |  more than 2 years ago

There's a song for the fallen, and a song for the brave, a song for the heroes, and all that they gave. We owe them our lives, our freedom, and more, and today we remember, the heroes of war.

Now wars have no beauty, and we can't understand, the horrors they visit on the souls of men, but we can praise the ones who were willing to fight, the ones who gladly gave up their lives.

There's a song for the fallen, and a song for the brave, a song for the heroes, and all that they gave. We owe them our lives, our freedom, and more, and today we remember, the heroes of war.

And it's not just the wars that they were willing to fight, but the ones they prevented, or ended without strife. Their honor and duty stands out above all, their willingness to answer their county's call.

This song's for the fallen, this song's for the brave, it's a song for the heroes, and all that they gave. We owe them our lives, our freedom, and more, and today we remember, the heroes of war.

Thank you, everyone who has served. We owe you more than we can ever understand.

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