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Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

mallyn Re: Cat and mouse... (437 comments)

Folks:

I thought that we had reached consensus during the discussion about weakening US cinema ticket sales that we are sick and tired of the content that 'The Industry' is giving us each year.

And now we are griping about not being able to see that content?

I have solved that problem years ago. I spend my spare time doing art work and making things; ie; I make my own entertainment.

Whomever suggests that we 'get a life' just may be right. Isn't that what we got a consensus on durin yesterdays' discussion on movie attendance?

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

mallyn Re:Hollywood will blame pirates... (400 comments)

Now youi have gotten me started . . . .

Once upon a time at Christmas, 1999.

I spent two weeks in my woodworking shop making a heirloom quality solid maple and cherry chest style toy box. It was sturdy enough that it could also function as a bench style seat.

Here is an archive.org cache of the toy box from my old web site: https://web.archive.org/web/20...

I made this gift for my sister who had two young boys.

When I previewed this gift to my mother, she told me that I was not finished and the at need to rush out to the store and get some theme toys to put into the toy box.

At 5 PM on Chrstmas Eve.

Yeah, right. After spending 2 weeks lovingly working on this project, only to be expected to rush out on Christmas eve to buy movie theme toys to stuff in it.

Sorry, I told mom that I would rather make nice sugary brownies for Christmas Eve dinner.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

mallyn Re:blu rays are cheaper than the movie (400 comments)

Hold on! I beg to differ with you! What is wrong with going to the movies alone? I have been doing it for 61 years and there is nothing wrong with it!

If I go alone to a dollar house; bring my own trail mix and buy only whatever semi healthy food they have; I can return home from an evening out still holding change from a $10.00 bill.

I have never been challenged bringing my own food into a theater. I have only been challenged once and that was at PGE Park or whatever they call it now where the soccar team plays.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

mallyn Re:Are people sick of the MPAA? (400 comments)

Even I fondly remember this from childhood. And I am only 61 years old.

The kids went to the Saturday Matene, which was another big event.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

mallyn Re:Are people sick of the MPAA? (400 comments)

Sorry, I beg to differ. Here in Portland, Oregon I have had different luck with the lower priced theaters. The Kennedy School, Edgefield, Laurelhurst, Academy, Mission, and some others were not as you described at all. I never had problems with misbehaving kids, gum stuck on the seats, or excessive litter.

In fact, one of the so called dollar houses, the Avalon on Belmont, had a better sound system and better sound isolation between the auditoriums than the first run Lloyd on Multnomah.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

mallyn Re:Are people sick of the MPAA? (400 comments)

Hold on! Are you sure? I just got back from seeing that last night here in Portland at the Bagdad on Hawthorne. Nine dollars.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

mallyn Re:News for Nerds, Stuff that matters (400 comments)

You forgot one thing.

The musicals of the 1950's through the 1970's.

I long for another 'Sound of Music', 'Evita', 'Jesus Christ Superstar', or 'West Side Story'.

Those were movies that I long for and I often watch from DVD's (For those of you here in Portland, Oregon; Movie Madness is a very wonderful resource).

Hollywood has seems to have lost that art as well.

about three weeks ago
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Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low

mallyn Re:News for Nerds, Stuff that matters (400 comments)

This friend speaks my words. I found very little worthwhile to go to, with the exception of some very specialized documentaries such as 'We Were There', which is a documentary on AIDS in San Francisco in the 1980's.

about three weeks ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

mallyn Re:So fry the CCD's (335 comments)

That won't work either. As I said in my earlier comment, these are quite well armored and I dont' think that the flame temperature of a burning tire will be enough to destroy the innered of the camera system.

And don't forged the security surveillence camera that will record someone doing such an act.

about a month ago
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Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

mallyn Re:So fry the CCD's (335 comments)

Good try.

Sorry, but no cookie.

These are armored quite well.

I saw one dissassembled once when they were doing maintenance on it. The casing is 1/2 in steel. The glass porthole for the lens is 1/2 inch laminated glass; ie; two panes of glass sandwitching a pane of clear acrylic; similar to your windshield. The radar port (radome) is 1/2 inch plastic. It's transparent to the radar frequencies (I believe these guys use 2.5 ghz), but it cannot be broken. Just for the fun of it, I later found a piece of the same plastic but, just 1/4 inch thick. in a scrap pile at a community workshop that I belong to. I put that piece in a vice and tried to smash it with a hammer. No go.

No, I think a bullet; shotgun pellits; or especially a bat, would do nothing to these devices.

about a month ago
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FBI Monitoring Hacking Targets For Retaliation

mallyn Re:dem haxx0rz (96 comments)

This friend speaks my words. Thank you.

about a month ago
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The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

mallyn Once Upon A Time In 1980 At Boeing Airplanes (420 comments)

At Boeing Airplanes in Renton, Washington in 1980, there was one large room with 80 engineers.

Each engineer had a desk. No deviders or walls.

All of the desks faced the same direction.

At the front of the room was a raised platform (about 1 foot high). On that platform sat the managers.

Four engineers shared one phone. That phone was on a swing arm that would swing in a circle above the four desks.

Oh, and I forgot. Your desk had to be completely bare when you left in the afternoon. And you do not want to be caught reading a newspaper anytime after the whistle blows at 8 AM.

about a month ago
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Putting a MacBook Pro In the Oven To Fix It

mallyn Re:use the microwave. (304 comments)

Brilliant as in the beauty of the sparks? :)

about a month ago
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NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip'

mallyn Re:4 years ago? (234 comments)

Did they get permission from Sony? I thought those names are copyright/trademark?

about a month ago
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NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip'

mallyn Re:Mother shot by 2-year child (234 comments)

Good try.

But no cookie :(

It appears that all of Walmart's IP's are in one netblock.

Here is the link to the report:

http://ipinfo.io/AS46312

161.169.64.0/18 Wal-Mart Stores 16,384

I believe that all of their web stuff is on ackamai.

about a month ago
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Lizard Squad: Xbox Live, PSN Attacks Were a 'Marketing Scheme' For DDoS Service

mallyn Re:Public Stoning is too good... (139 comments)

All of this 'ruining Christmas' suggests to me that Christmas itself is too fragile for our society.

Perhaps should we as a society (American, World, whatever) should put Christmas as a concept away in the attic for a few centuries?

about a month ago
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Lizard Squad: Xbox Live, PSN Attacks Were a 'Marketing Scheme' For DDoS Service

mallyn Re:Public Stoning is too good... (139 comments)

Not only did the sun rise on Christmas morning, my gifts, which were hand-made jackets that I made for my family, were still wearable and enjoyable despite whatever hacking went on.

Also, a friend's hand made chess board (inlaid wood) that was also a gift this Christmas still worked.

The doors of a hand-made maple and cherry toy box that I made for my sister for Christmas of 1999 (15 years ago) still work fine. No hacker was able to disable that gift.

about a month ago

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Search Engine more dangerous than Google

mallyn mallyn writes  |  about 2 years ago

mallyn (136041) writes "This is an article about a search engine that is designed to look for devices on the net that are not really intended to be viewed and used by the general public. Devices include pool filters, skating rink cooling system, and other goodies"
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Linus, Theo De Radt, and Richard Stallman to swim the English Channel

mallyn mallyn writes  |  about 2 years ago

mallyn (136041) writes "As a gesture of unifying their ideologies, Linus Torvalds, father of Linux; Theo De Radt, father of OpenBSD; and Richard Stallman, father of GNU; will together swim the English Channel on Thursday, April 18th, which is the day that Microsoft will release its earnings information."
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What would happen if slashdot were to magically dissapear

mallyn mallyn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mallyn writes "Folks:

What would happen to life if some good fairy were to wave a magic wand and cause Slashdot to disappear overnight?

Considering some of the comments that I see, could that fairy be doing society a favor by making Slashdot disappear?"
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Why does slashdot keep putting me to asleep?

mallyn mallyn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mallyn writes "Why does slashdot keep making me very sleepy? I have trouble staying awake while reading slashdot?"
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Micro (under 1 mw) laser diode modules

mallyn mallyn writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mallyn writes "Folks:

I am looking for micro power laser diodes (under 1 mw or preferably under 100 microwatts.

I am looking for something that is safe for the eyes (such as supermarket scanners). I would like to incorporate them into my light art work.

Does anyone know of a source for micro power laser diodes?

Please, don't suugest wicket laser. All of their stuff is *way* too big for my application."
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Best Graduate Schools for IT Security

mallyn mallyn writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mallyn (136041) writes "Folks:

I would like opinions on what are the best schools for IT Security, especially for computing forensics?

I am also looking for opinion on whether any of the so called for-profit schools that specialize in computing security are worth it or not. I have had people tell me to stay away from those programs.

I have over 20 years of IT experience with a strong background in operating system internals; I am looking for something with a good solid education and not just a degree.

Thank you for your help"

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