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Where Does IT Fall Within Your Organization?

kneemoe Are you talking about me? (243 comments)

I work as the sole IT guy in a healthcare providing non-profit, the whole org is probably 110-120 employees spread out over 9 locations. My boss is the Director of Compliance. I guess it helps that he was, at one point years ago, in the same position I now hold.

more than 3 years ago

New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

kneemoe Re:WTF are they thinking? (949 comments)

here you go just rip em from the website. then all you need to pirate is the DVD box pictures :P What I don't understand is how they put this content out there one way or another for free, and then expect people to pay for it later. If you broadcast it over the air, or allow streaming from a website its public as far as I'm concerned. This BS of suing users for content that's freely available elsewhere is like suing some guy taping your band that's doing a show on a street corner.

more than 4 years ago

NASA Summoned To Fix Prius Problems

kneemoe NPR (380 comments)

How is it that NPR had the last two stories (NASA & Prius as well as the Magnet influencing morality) on LAST NIGHT'S broadcast, and they're *just now* showing up here? Slashdot has lost its way.

more than 4 years ago

Using a Toy Train To Calibrate a Reactor

kneemoe Re:Trailer Park Boys (120 comments)

Funny I just sent a link to this page to a friend and titled the email "Patrick Swayze Express"

more than 4 years ago

Simple, Free Web Remote PC Control?

kneemoe (454 comments)

Works well, free, uses ssh and VNC and one time hashes that you'll exchange over the phone. Really quite easy to use, and IIRC its a standalone app that doesn't actually install anything so once you're done there's no port listening afterward to allow anyone an easy attack vector.

blah blah blah I am not affiliated with showmypc blah blah blah

more than 4 years ago

Choosing a Personal Printer For the Long Haul

kneemoe Tanks - the Okidata b410 series (557 comments)

I've been really happy with the Okidata b410/420/430 series printers, they're rated for 50K/50K/80K PER Month duty cycle and they're still within the range of a typical well built laser printer - As luck has it I priced one out today on CDW and the b430dn has an instant coupon so the whole unit is under $200 (the b410 is the base model and lists at $250 regularly) Supplies aren't crazy expensive either, about $70/ 3,500pg toner and drums last forever but are a little pricey at about $150. I have absolutely no affiliation with Okidata or CDW ,just a very happy repeat customer.

more than 4 years ago

iPhone As a PC Game Controller

kneemoe Re:Keyboard and Mouse (54 comments)

Air Mouse Pro in the app store for iPhone, there's the gmote for android based phones (and maybe windows mobile?) I think both of these are stripped down vnc services. the air mouse is great, it turns the iPhone screen into one big track pad, or you can rotate it and up pops a keyboard, best app I've bought yet.

about 5 years ago

iPhone As a PC Game Controller

kneemoe Great Idea (54 comments)

The lack of physical buttons is so frustraiting that there are attempts to create an add on (like that seems to have stalled out) yet somehow this is a good idea? I realize at least half the draw is the accelerometer, but what games are they targetting there?
I'm really missing the point of this idea/app.

about 5 years ago

Copyright Troubles For Sony

kneemoe Re:Contractual vs. Piracy (276 comments)

"4. Individuals pirating music or movies who clearly don't own a CD or DVD should be treated differently in court." differently than a multinational company that, if the plaintiff is correct, has stolen his copyrighted materials? How is this different? What's the thinking here?
that Sony should probably be held to a higher standard because they should know better?

about 5 years ago

Japan Plans $21B Space Power Plant

kneemoe Re:This sucker isn't nuclear (550 comments)

its 1.21, if you're going to ref Back to the Future the least you can do is get it right.

about 5 years ago

Comic Artist Detained For Script Containing 9/11 Type Scenarios

kneemoe Re:Maybe, Maybe not... (441 comments)

"But you know what - it's not resisting arrest or assault if there's nothing to arrest you for!"

Actually (IANAL) -

What do I do if I am arrested?

If you are arrested, submit to the law enforcement officer. Do not resist, even if you are innocent. Your innocence does not make the arrest illegal as long as the officer has conformed to the requirements of a legal arrest. If you resist, even if you are innocent of the charges for which you are arrested, you could be charged with resisting arrest. If the officer does not conform to the requirements of a legal arrest, you should still allow yourself to be taken into custody without resistance. If this happens, you may be entitled to bring an action against the law enforcement officer for false arrest.

more than 5 years ago

NSA Email Surveillance Pervasive and Ongoing

kneemoe Re:Email was never secure to begin with... (243 comments)

I know this is always how its been explained away as being OK - but aren't telephone conversations usually unencrypted? and sent over a private network? hmmmm, seems like a different standard is being set to me.
I'm sure there's some legal jujitsu to get around it, but I'm just sayin'....

more than 5 years ago

Could a Meteor Have Brought Down Air France 447?

kneemoe Re:One in twenty? (884 comments)

I think you're misunderstanding what they're saying - which is that over the past 20 years there's a 1:20 chance that a single plane has been brought down by a meteorite, not that every plane has a 1:20 chance of being hit.

more than 5 years ago

What to Do With a $99 Wall Wart Linux Server

kneemoe they do make USB Hubs (346 comments)

are you serious? you're going to complain about the fact that its only got 1 USB port? Is this 1996 and we're still learning how USB works?

more than 5 years ago

Australia, UK To Test Vehicle Speed-Limiting Devices

kneemoe Emergency? (859 comments)

And what do you do in case of an emergency? There are actually good, justifiable reasons for ignoring the posted speed limit at times, and without the user being able to kill the kill switch I know I wouldn't want it anywhere near my vehicle... and following that logic, if the user *is* given a opt-out of sorts for the kill switch how will it ever enforce itself? So you end up with either a) people not being able to speed in certain times that truly necessitate it or b) having a completely useless governor on the vehicle. Great options....

more than 5 years ago

Against Unknown Viruses, Avira AntiVir the Winner For Now

kneemoe Re:Why so low? (170 comments)

Because we aren't talking about 'known' we're talking about *unknown* threats.......

more than 5 years ago

AT&T Begins a Trial To Cap, Meter Internet Usage

kneemoe Re:Some of the complaints here are laughable. (421 comments)

and if, instead of pirating said content, i'm doing it legitimately - like say HD streaming with Miro on top of maybe watching all my tv episodes via a site like nothing illegal, but by streaming HD and possibly downloading a *single* linux distro DVD/month I could go over said limits.
not that I think it should be an unlimited data plan, the infrastructure can't handle that... but I'm just saying, it's not as hard as you think, especially when you can stream HD these days...

more than 5 years ago



Obama picture copyright infringement or fair use?

kneemoe kneemoe writes  |  more than 5 years ago

kneemoe (1042818) writes "Salon has a posting of the AP story regarding the (in?)famous Obama picture and how it was based on an AP owned photograph of Obama. Is it fair use, or is it copyright infringement?"
Link to Original Source

Compromised Server?

kneemoe kneemoe writes  |  more than 5 years ago

kneemoe writes "Reading the recent ssh/botnet articles made me search through our own logs, and it appears I've found some compromised servers trying to gain access to ours.... How should I go about informing the SysAdmin of said server that there may be something wrong with their machine? Should an email to root@IP.OF.OFFENDING.SERVER be enough?"


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