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Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

mauriceh It is inevitable (222 comments)

Any overpriced product has limited life

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

mauriceh Get a trade (509 comments)

Skilled construction trades will always pay top dollar.
Yes, they are usually hard work, often in harsh environments.
Plumbers, Electricians, Glaziers, Carpenters, drywallers, floor installers, roofers, etc..
Get a trade, you will always be able to get a job that pays at least reasonably well.
If you do not mind moving, then it should pay quite well.

about two weeks ago
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US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia

mauriceh Slow clap (108 comments)

See?
People ARE eventually "getting it".
Except, perhaps, for some of the commenters ( haters?) here..

about a month ago
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Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law

mauriceh Re:Just the cost of doing business. (311 comments)

Why would a janitor get punished?

Clearly the repercussions and the punishment would be for those who demonstrably made choices to cause harm.

about 3 months ago
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Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law

mauriceh Re:Just the cost of doing business. (311 comments)

Why does everyone respond to these situations with such simplistic bullshit "answers"
Yes, you are right, given a "solution" of ONLY penalizing executives, scapegoats shall be appointed.
Also, a "solution" of only fines means some small amount will be paid while the perpetrators walk away scot-free.
The obvious solution is for BOTH to be enforced, along with a real company value devaluing penalty.
Stock forfeiture in public companies to start with..
Suspension of trading for a significant interval for another additional penalty.

If an individual is convicted of committing a crime they risk both forfeiture of assets, AND jail time.
Why is a company or corporation immune to these measures?

about 3 months ago
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Hulu Blocks VPN Users

mauriceh Hello, they are douchebags, what is the problem? (259 comments)

To quote from Wikipedia:
"Hulu is a joint venture of NBCUniversal Television Group (Comcast),[5] Fox Broadcasting Company (21st Century Fox) and Disney–ABC Television Group (The Walt Disney Company),[6] with funding by Providence Equity Partners, the owner of Newport Television, which made a US$100 million equity investment and received a 10% stake.[7] In October 2012, Providence sold its 10% stake in Hulu.[8]"

So why exactly are you surprised?

about 3 months ago
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CSIRO Scientists' Aquaculture Holy Grail: Fish-Free Prawn Food

mauriceh Re:Not very secret (116 comments)

Well, "Prawns" love it.. so maybe it is made from cat food..

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

mauriceh Trades (737 comments)

Buildings need to be built and fixed.
  That never changes.

about 4 months ago
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Sleeper: LG G2 One of the Fastest Android Smartphones On the Market

mauriceh Cost? (108 comments)

What is the price tag?
Let's ask the real questions, not the benchmarks stuff..

What is the price tag?
No, I mean the real one, not the telco fake plan scam price..

Is it easy to unlock?

Does it run current Android easily?

Can the battery be replaced?

Are the speakers any good?

How is the camera?

about 9 months ago
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Shutdown Cost the US Economy $24 Billion

mauriceh Criminal charges (767 comments)

Isn't itt time to face facts and start charging some people with treason?

If you choose to deliberately attack your countries economy, it HAS to be treason.

Certainly a lot worse than leaking some information about 3 letter agencies breaking laws and eroding your freedom!

Wake the hell up.
The Tea Party are far worse than anything that the most extreme McCarthyism ever dreamed that communists could do to your country.

about 9 months ago
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A Serious Proposal To Fix Windows 8

mauriceh Or simply install Linux (578 comments)

Please people, the "elephant in the room" is right in front of your face.

about a year ago
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Apple E-book Price-Fixing Trial Begins

mauriceh Good! Now what abut banks? (213 comments)

Glad to see they have enough evidence to go after Apple.
It seems fairly obvious that they are guilty.

Now how about some banks?

about a year ago
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iTunes Store Turns 10

mauriceh Re:You missed the point (184 comments)

All of which entirely misses the point that has been made.
If I want to ignore the contract I agreed to with Apple/Amazon/Google, etc.,
  I could do so and find free sources of music, and remove DRM or other signatures.

However the point and discussion at hand is about the transition from buying a copy of music to being loaned a copy, at a fee.

about a year ago
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iTunes Store Turns 10

mauriceh Re:You missed the point (184 comments)

I live in Canada, where this is probably legal.
We have a federal law regarding copying music for personal use.

In other locations, notably the USA, not so much..

about a year ago
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iTunes Store Turns 10

mauriceh You missed the point (184 comments)

The important part of all of this is that iTunes is the means by which the industry transformed our purchasing method form possession to renting music.

When you die the rights to that music dies with you.

about a year ago
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Washington AG Slams T-Mobile Over Deceptive 'No-Contract' Ads

mauriceh In the pocket (371 comments)

It would appear that Mr. Ferguson is either a shill for the big telcos, or an idiot.

I hope T-Mobile have the guts to sue him personally for this.

about a year ago

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Microsoft eOpen site down for nearly a week so far

mauriceh mauriceh writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mauriceh writes "Since last Monday, Dec. 7th, the Microsoft eOpen license website has been mostly "Down for Maintenance".
When we do not see this message, we still do not see most of the normal functionality.
As this is Microsoft's main channel for managing and installing licenses for products such as Server, and fo open License products for business,
this makes the company effectively "closed for business" !
Attempts to connect to:
  https://eopen.microsoft.com/
Are redirected to:
https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/servicecenter/sitemaintenance.html
For those who wish to activate Microsoft Business Solutions software need to obtain Software Registration keys,
and these also can not be obtained, as the site:
http://www.microsoft.com/BusinessSolutions/MBSRegistration
does not resolve, instead one gets a Microsoft Search page when we attempt to go to the Registration Keys site!
Telephone calls to their support numbers for the licensing program yield either busy signals, or a message saying one should "call back later!!"

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Configure a mail server to work with Dynamic DNS

mauriceh mauriceh writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mauriceh writes "I am about to move our mail servers off of DNS hosted by our ISP, and on to DNS hosting through a dynamic DNS provider. I checked with some of the better known providers, such as DynDNS and TZO, for example, and they support inbound email forwarding and outbound email relaying through their mail servers. They even support non standard ports for this, which is a bonus where local ISPs are starting to block port 25, even for business customers on fixed IPs.

However there is a problem:

Typically the outbound mail is limited to some number like 5,000 messages per month.
For normal email messages this is not a problem, but when I look at my mail server logs I find a problem:
Yesterday, for an example, we received 1,100 accepted messages, and sent out about 400 emails.
BUT! We also sent out about 30,000 rejects to the upstream mail servers.
All these provider count these rejects as "messages"
At this rate we would chew up our cap in less than a day.
Of course we could stop sending rejects out, and redirect them to the "but bucket", but this worries me.
If a spammer gets a reject on "joe@xyz.com" they probably stop trying to spam that address.
If, however, there IS no reject, I am worried they will consider it a valid address, and we will get tons more spam to these invalid addresses.

Do any of you have a good suggestion for how to avoid this, while still staying inside of a reasonable message capacity limit?
Thanks in advance!"
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How secure are your stored browser passwords?

mauriceh mauriceh writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mauriceh writes "I recently installed the Google Chrome beta. After the installation, I went to some of my fave sites which require a login. Chrome happily knew and used my logins and passwords. WTF?? Where did it get THOSE from? Oh, yeah, from my Firefox 3.01 installation.. sure. WTF!! I have a Master Password installed on Firefox. So, just how secure ARE our stored passwords? Apparently NOT secure at all! The Chrome installer happily grabbed all of them. The exploit here is obvious. Want to own someones logins? With access to their PC, simply install Chrome. Copy the Chrome install directory to a USB stick I just tested it. Works dandy."
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