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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

mauriceh Re:Malware? (230 comments)

Or perhaps "crapware" .. Oh wait, that describes Windows in general!

about a month and a half ago

Why the Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

mauriceh Really? (109 comments)


about 3 months ago

Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

mauriceh Re: Not a chance (631 comments)

Thank you Mr Bank / CCard Shill

about 3 months ago

Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

mauriceh Money talks (304 comments)

I wonder how much it cost them to get the results they wanted, and have them published.

If you think CR is still impartial, you are in the wrong century..

about 4 months ago

Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

mauriceh A Paid announcement? (393 comments)

Sounds like maybe someone is paying Mr. Anderman to be a "naysayer".
Make money on driving competitors stocks down ?
Now who could profit from that?

about 4 months ago

Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic

mauriceh Nice try (159 comments)

Nice try..

Who was it?

Apple, M$? Some other vested interest?

In any case, people know exactly what you are saying when they refer to "Googling".
And it ain't Bing!

about 4 months ago

Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

mauriceh Where there is a wil.. (258 comments)

If we can drill big holes really deep in the desert and explode weapons tests there, I feel it is likely we can also bury waste in deep holes there, just as well.
Seriously folks, what is the big deal?
Oh, right. Politics. Especially right wing nutjobs.
Obstructionism incarnate

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

mauriceh Best App? (167 comments)


about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

mauriceh Re:maybe (355 comments)

In Alberta Nucleus uses PPOE
As I know them pretty well I just called a guy I know there to ask, and he tells me they adjust their metered bandwidth to allow for the "wastage" due to PPOE encapsulation.
In other words, they do not charge us for it.

about 5 months ago

T-Mobile Smartphones Outlast Competitors' Identical Models

mauriceh Re:Not exactly, but yes (127 comments)

Not true.
T-Mobile in USA, Wind Mobile ( Canada) , Vodaphone (Europe) use the same bands.

about 6 months ago

Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

mauriceh It is inevitable (225 comments)

Any overpriced product has limited life

about 6 months ago

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 6 months ago

US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia

mauriceh Slow clap (108 comments)

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

about 7 months ago

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 9 months ago

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 9 months ago

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 9 months ago

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 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

mauriceh Trades (737 comments)

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

about 10 months ago

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 a year ago

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 a year ago



Microsoft eOpen site down for nearly a week so far

mauriceh mauriceh writes  |  more than 5 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:
Are redirected to:
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:
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 6 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!"

How secure are your stored browser passwords?

mauriceh mauriceh writes  |  more than 6 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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