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Some Sites That Blue Coat Blocks Under "Pornography"

jamiedolan Malware / hijacked sites = redirects? (119 comments)

Regarding whatever software / process created the filter lists for these programs: With huge numbers of sites being infected with some form of malware on a regular basis I'm wondering if it is possible that these sites when scanned did re-direct the scanner to an elicit site. There is also conditional malware that is often very difficult to detect that shows different things to different people. Perhaps it could be as simple as the malware injected adult banner ads that the filter saw and flagged the site for.

about 8 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

jamiedolan Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

Soon the fine print will allow them to search my basement and review my medical records without further notice or warning. Slippery slow, and sadly we are already sliding down it.

about 9 months ago
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Facebook Tracks the Status Updates and Messages You Don't Write Too

jamiedolan Re:Do they turn up in the downloads? (163 comments)

Lol I'd ask if anything ever materialized, but sadly, I believe I already know the answer -__-

I've requested my data to be downloaded from facebook 3 times now since my first comment here. Each time, I've gotten the following email from facebook promptly after I've made the request:

" You recently requested a copy of yourFacebookdata. We'll send you another email with a link to yourdownloadwhen it's ready. For security reasons, the link will only work for a few days after being sent, so please monitor your email for our message. If the link doesn't work by the time you read your email, you'll have to restart thedownload. Learn what data may be in yourdownload:https://www.facebook.com/help/405183566203254 If you didn't request adownloadof your information, your account may be compromised. Please visit the Help Center to secure it:https://www.facebook.com/help/203305893040179 "

So far I've not gotten a second email response from facebook any of the times that I've made the request. (Yes I've checked my spam filter). I do have a lot of photos and videos on facebook and my only real guess is that my account is larger than what their system is setup to export. Though I receive no error or message to that effect so it is merely a guess.

I've had a similar problem with Google Takeout and have not been able to get a copy of all my Picasa Web Albums downloaded from their service. I've paid for storage space for years, but due to changes with Google+ and the fact that I'm paying for other online storage / backup services now, I want to download a full copy of all my albums from Google, which isn't working out.

Luckily I do have a copy of all of my data that is on Google, however, I don't have it organized in the same fashion that I do on Picasa Web albums, thus the reason I had really wanted to download a copy of it.
Sad to say unless something gets fixed with facebook I won't be able to complete our little experiment here.

about a year ago
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Facebook Tracks the Status Updates and Messages You Don't Write Too

jamiedolan Re:Do they turn up in the downloads? (163 comments)

As of right now I never got a message from facebook that my archive was ready to download. I've gone in and re-requested the archive of my data be prepared for me to download. Hopefully this one will come....

about a year ago
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Facebook Tracks the Status Updates and Messages You Don't Write Too

jamiedolan Re:Do they turn up in the downloads? (163 comments)

More than a day later and facebook still doesn't have my archive ready for me to download. Facebook lets you download your data unless you have too much data or they are too busy using their processor power to serve up spam, umm, I mean ads.

about a year ago
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Facebook Tracks the Status Updates and Messages You Don't Write Too

jamiedolan Re:Do they turn up in the downloads? (163 comments)

I just typed: livegoatseatchickenincanada, (into a status update box and into a comment box, but did not submit either one, I allowed it to sit for at least 30 seconds before leaving the page, more than enough time to send / save that text) a phrase which should be unique in my facebook archie. I've requested a copy of my archive be created / sent to me, I'll update this once I get a copy of my archive and search it for said text.

about a year ago
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FCC Issues Forfeiture Notices to Two Business for Jamming Cellular Frequencies

jamiedolan Re:Tip of the iceberg (350 comments)

...however many are very likely "passively blocking" phone signals due to the commonly used construction materials in commercial buildings.

Instead of "passively blocking", I think you mean "shielding". As in a " Faraday cage". This doesn't hamper signals outside of the structure.

Yes, correct. That is a more accurate term / description of what is happening.

about a year and a half ago
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FCC Issues Forfeiture Notices to Two Business for Jamming Cellular Frequencies

jamiedolan Re:Tip of the iceberg (350 comments)

Many commercial buildings have a lot of steal in the structure / roof which is very difficult for higher frequency radio waves to penetrate. (Concrete and block are also difficult for many signals to penetrate) I highly doubt most stores are actively blocking your signal, however many are very likely "passively blocking" phone signals due to the commonly used construction materials in commercial buildings.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Demos McAfee Social Protection

jamiedolan Re:Defeated by Android - Explained (183 comments)

Not sure I get your joke exactly. I thought most of the folks around here were android fans. Oh well, yes my point was "Defeated by a Camera". I could have just as easily taken the photo with my Canon and used Canon in the comment also.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I De-Dupe a System With 4.2 Million Files?

jamiedolan Re:CRC (440 comments)

The problem with this is that the vast majority of what is on my drive is content that created (e.g. HD movies, RAW photos, graphics work, etc.) I would say there are only a handful of tv shows and such in itunes or Amazon ubox that take up very little space overall.

more than 2 years ago
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Those Sleeping Pills May Be Killing You

jamiedolan Chronic Pain Problems (237 comments)

I strongly suspect a lot of people with chronic pain issues are on some kind of sleeping pills. These people may have skewed the study because they already have health conditions that are leading to increased mortality.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosted Gmail Alternatives?

jamiedolan Re:Not Worth it unless you have a very good reason (554 comments)

On this point I have to disagree. gmaill is highly capable and all, but I actually prefer roundcube's interface over gmail's.

I also disagree that maintaining a mail server competently is that hard for a single domain with maybe a half-dozen users. If you stick to packages provided by a linux distribution, distribution updates will handle most security updates. Many ISPs have blessed relays for your use that alleviates the blacklist problem significantly.

That said, I have co confess current state of gmail makes it hard to find reason to do it yourself. The only reason I could think of is fear for what google could do in the future given the fact they really can hold your email address hostage. If you pay for your own domain (using any subdomain like offered by dyndns or co.cc is begging for them to hold your domain hostage down the road (as dyndns already has done to its users), landing you in the same place. Since so many free offerings from other companies have either evaporated or 'altered' in unacceptable ways, it's not unreasonable to be wary of Google's take on the perceived business value of free email with ads. If data suggests the cost is higher than the revenue sometime later, say goodbye to your email.

I got fairly disgusted with roundcube for a ongoing bug that would cause it to loop and use %100 of the processor power on a box. That was earlier this year, so it may have been fixed but it had been an ongoing bug report for quite a while. I suppose a lot of it depends on the level your running a box at and how much Interaction there is with other networks and why. Running forums that can send out many thousands of notices a day can be a big deal to manage, as you can get filtered fairy easily ever for doing seemingly nothing wrong (e.g. you didn't throttle down your send rate low enough for one network). Your point about gmail taking away an address is very valid and a concern I have pondered. Using your own domain via gmail and backing up your mail solves much of this. As I mentioned though, there are things like forums, mailing lists, and discussion groups, who's volume of mail is not permissible to run through google and you have little choice but to either pay a 3rd party server for their out bound mail service which often has it's own limitations or to run your own server.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosted Gmail Alternatives?

jamiedolan Re:You don't want to do this. (554 comments)

+1 Though only the really crappy black lists are blocking whole IP ranges and less and less people seem to be following those blacklists, at least for domestic IP ranges. Jamie

more than 3 years ago
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Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key

jamiedolan Re:It's useless anyway (968 comments)

I've been using this Windows hack to turn my Caps Lock key into a regular old Shift key for about a year now. I hardly noticed, except I don't have sentences tHAT LOOK LIKE THIS ANYMORE.

Don't you look at what your typing on the screen, while your typing it? I don't understand how people can write whole pages in all caps and not notice it. Hunt and Peck typing? Jamie

more than 3 years ago
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Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key

jamiedolan Re:Buncha keys should go (968 comments)

How about the Windows and Menu keys? anybody use that on a regular basis? would a statistically meaningful number miss them?

I almost never use the menu key, however, I frequently use the windows key. e.g. Windows Key, type name of what I want, Enter.

more than 3 years ago

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Ditch Sprint? or hope 4g will be here soon and solve my speed issues?

jamiedolan jamiedolan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jamiedolan writes "I need your help deciding if I should keep my Sprint phone service, I have 6 days left in my return period. I upgraded my old phone to the Samsung Galaxy SIII. With my old phone
I assumed many connectivity issues were problems due to the phone. When I still had problems after getting the SIII I quickly found out based on some simple speed tests that it was in fact
Sprints network that was slow. I've also had no signal in many areas that clearly showed there was coverage. Sprint continues to promise 4g coverage; but not
yet in my area. Sprint employees have told me 4g will solve all my access woes (slow speeds and lack of coverage) and encourage me to wait it out, however of course I am skeptical.
Should I keep the 2 year contract and hope Sprint pulls through with 4g service or find a new provider? (Important to note; Sprint is significantly cheaper than other providers in my area, but that does me little good if it isn't fast enough to use)"
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What do you get for $7 when you promote a post on facebook?

jamiedolan jamiedolan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jamiedolan writes "Facebook has rolled out a feature that allows you to promote a posts to your friends (not fans, this is for your personal account) for the fee of $7. Initial feedback based on a survey by stern agee shows the majority of users (83.6%) are unwilling to pay anything to make sure people see an important post. I wanted to see what you get if you do decide to pay; when I promoted a post; my promoted post gathered 2.9 times as many views but only about the same number of likes as my typical post of this nature."
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Ask Slashdot - Keeping Customer data organized in a Social World

jamiedolan jamiedolan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jamiedolan writes "I have a small business; most of my clients are on Facebook and many are connected as friends, though some just through the fan page. Data on existing clients tends to get spread across multiple platforms, gmail, Gdocs, and BigCommerce. Unfortunately Facebook doesn't have even the most basic address book / contact manager features, so something as simple as taking a note about a clients interest in a product has to go elsewhere.
When I need to look up something about a client or potential client I might have to search in 3 or 4 places trying to find the info. It quite honestly is very overwhelming and time consuming.
I'm familiar with the old style desktop contact managers like Act, I used it for years. However if I set myself up with something like that, I fear that I would have no end of copy-paste work to keep all of my info in Act current; which would likely be no less overwhelming than my current setup.

The only automated solution I have found are products like the advanced social package from salesforce. They have solutions that tie all of this stuff together from gmail to facebook and keep everything in sync. The problem is that at more than $100 a month, their solutions are out of reach for many small businesses, including mine.

What can a small business owner do for a reasonable cost to keep all of their customer data organized and accessible without excessive manual data transfer from one platform to another? I'm not opposed to paying a reasonable fee for a service (up to about $20 /mo), I could also purchase and run software locally or on my server if that was an option."
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How do I De-Dup a system with 4.2 million files?

jamiedolan jamiedolan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jamiedolan (1743242) writes "I've managed to consolidate most of my old data from the last decade onto drives attached to my main Windows 7 PC. Lots of files of all types from digital photos & scans to HD video files (also web site backup's mixed in which are the cause of such a high number of files). In more recent times I've organized files in a reasonable folder system and have an active / automated backup system. The problem is that I know that I have many old files that have been duplicated multiple times across my drives (many from doing quick backups of important data to an external drive that later got consolidate onto a single larger drive), chewing up space. I tried running a free de-dup program, but it ran for a week straight and was still "processing" when I finally gave up on it. I have a fast system, i7 2.8Ghz with 16GB of ram, but currently have 4.9TB of data with a total of 4.2 million files. Manual sorting is out of the question due to the number of files and my old sloppy filing (folder) system. I do need to keep the data, nuking it is not a viable option. Thanks. Jamie Dolan"
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Looking for Cloud Based Webinar Video Solution

jamiedolan jamiedolan writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jamiedolan writes "I am holding an online class and need to play quality video during the class. Most webinar systems allow me to share my desktop, but this is too slow for quality video. To eliminate the constraints of my Internet connection, I tried ruining a Webinar off of a VPS node at Amazon and the video still didn't look very good (choppy, pauses).
Right now I need to support up to about 25 people, but being able to support more in the future would be ideal. The system needs to be friendly for the end user, as my audience is not very technical. Support for both VOIP and call in via phone would be preferable, but we could get by with a VOIP only solution. I also need the ability to record the Webinars.
Though I would prefer not to have the videos public, I could put them on YouTube if there was a tool that would allow me to control the playback of the videos on users screens during the presentation. (i.e. YouTube would have the resources to play the video on many peoples computers at the same time, but I need to control the start and stop of the videos) Thanks in advance for any suggestions."

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