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Man Ordered To Apologize To Wife On Facebook

mistiry Re:The lesson here isn't about free speech (400 comments)

This is actually an interesting thought. Especially in a gay divorce dealing with children.

As a side thought...is there any precedent for a gay divorce? Now that I am thinking about it, I cannot recall ever hearing about a gay divorce, and how some of our current laws that assume a marriage is between two parties of opposing genders are interpreted...

more than 2 years ago
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How to move on from an old domain/site?

mistiry Terms of the Sale (1 comments)

IMO, the domain name is part of the site and not separately negotiable.

However, terms can be reached that allows you to maintain your email addresses. As part of the sale, provisions can be included to either require the new owner of the domain to retain your email accounts for X years or until the domain expires.

You can also require a new domain name that they can purchase, probably very similar to yours. Include a 301 redirect for all traffic to your domain to forward to the new domain, and you retain control of your domain and all the accounts, etc. and the new owner still gets the type-in or bookmark traffic to the old domain.

more than 2 years ago
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US Air Force Buys iPads To Replace Flight Bags

mistiry Re:Battery (348 comments)

IDK why the above post is moderated funny, +5 Insightful seems much more fitting...

more than 2 years ago
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Pirate Bay Founders Lose Final Appeal

mistiry Re:Gee, I wonder what Slashdot will think (307 comments)

Goddammit, I just spent the last of my 15 mod points, and THEN I read this?!

Well said, mooingyak. Couldn't have said it better myself.

more than 2 years ago
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Thousands Take To the Streets To Protest ACTA

mistiry Re:Similar feelings (217 comments)

They demand you stay seated. They demand you don't speak without raising your hands. And if you break either of those rules, then you're a troublemaker.

terrorist.

FTFY.

more than 2 years ago
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Go Daddy Reverses Course On SOPA

mistiry Re:Believe it when I see it. (330 comments)

One of the few AC posts rightfully modded as +5 Insightful!

more than 2 years ago
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Tech Forensics Take Center Stage in Manning Pre-Trial

mistiry Re:Hero (172 comments)

As you so kindly pointed out....

arrogant child

Means your view of whomever is that they are of immature mind. I am not making excuses or publicly taking sides, as I really don't have the time or energy to argue with /. either way, but in my view, if Manning is found guilty, shouldn't there be at least some consideration for the fact that at 19 or 20 or however old he was at the time he may not have understood fully the implications of his actions?

Perhaps securing or shielding such sensitive information from these "arrogant children" until a more appropriate age and maturity is reached is a good start.

more than 2 years ago
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For the conventional gift-giving winter holidays:

mistiry Nearly-Equal Votes (239 comments)

This is the first time I've seen poll results so even distributed amongst the available options.

To me, that's pretty interesting, as the options range from basically "I'm a cheapskate" to "I enjoy spending my money on loved ones" to "I am Scrooge".

more than 2 years ago
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Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off

mistiry Re:I'm shocked! (309 comments)

I'll gladly pay if I know it's actually supporting the artist. But what I WON'T do is pay mony that I know will go towards suing their fans. Or pay the same price as a physical CD for an online download. Or pay $20 for a five track EP.

Agreed. Why should I give my hard earned money to a label, that honestly serves less and less of a purpose every day, who in turn leaves a pittance to the actual artist.

Of course, how many bands/singers that are signed by these labels are truly 'artists' anymore? I wouldn't define an artist as someone who sings songs written by someone else to music composed and played by someone else, all through auto-tune.

Now, a band like MAYDAY, or an indy musician like Dan Bull, those are true artists, and deserve to be compensated accordingly.

As for the last part of your comment - you are spot on. Digital media should be cheaper than physical media, and a five-track 'album' is just another ploy by the label to get more money out of the fans.

more than 2 years ago
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Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off

mistiry Re:I'm shocked! (309 comments)

Although it definitely lacks some content, I too use Netflix for this reason.

It has actually reduced the amount of stuff I have to pirate, because it gives me a moderate collection of mostly-HD TV shows and movies available for $8/month on my Wii, Xbox, computer, and phone.

Rather than waiting for a torrent to download, I can boot up the Xbox, find something interesting, and within 10 seconds I'm watching it in full HD.

I am happy to pay the negligible $8 each month to legally do this.

more than 2 years ago
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Verizon's Galaxy Nexus To Launch Tomorrow

mistiry Re:About damn time (123 comments)

And dammit, I'm only counting 4G/LTE phones.

3g is SO last year.

more than 2 years ago
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Verizon's Galaxy Nexus To Launch Tomorrow

mistiry Re:About damn time (123 comments)

Well, let me correct that...this IS /.

I've been hearing for a while now about the upcoming release of the first phone running ICS.

more than 2 years ago
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Verizon's Galaxy Nexus To Launch Tomorrow

mistiry About damn time (123 comments)

I've been hearing for a while now about the upcoming release of ICS.

About damn time.

more than 2 years ago
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Louis CK's Internet Experiment Pays Off

mistiry Re:I'm shocked! (309 comments)

Took me a minute to decide to comment, or mod up.

I will NOT pay $20+ for a DVD full of DRM/malware. If I purchase something, it is mine. I will not subject myself to corporate restrictions on what I can do with my own property. I have gladly paid for DRM-free songs and movies, and will continue to do so as long as my rights to my own property are not encroached upon.

I have even donated more than asked to independent artists, simply because I feel that they deserved to be compensated for producing something I enjoyed.

The typical pirate's attitude is not "yay, everything's free!".

Should $CORPORATION decide to release their movies for a reasonable price and allow me to download it immediately via BitTorrent, here's my Visa.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Releases JIT PHP Compiler

mistiry Re:Yo Dawgs! (244 comments)

Shit, I forgot to log in. If you're gonna mod, mod this one, not my AC post.

more than 2 years ago
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NYPD Dismantling Occupy Wall Street Encampment

mistiry Re:repeating a tweet: if just, why 1am (933 comments)

I was going to mod up, but then finished reading your post....

I am so tired of this argument, let me make it a little easier for your obviously-limited intellect...

This 'private property' is required to be open to the PUBLIC, 24/7. An agreement between the developer and the City lays these terms out - the developer was permitted to exceed the maximum height of a structure as defined in CITY ORDINANCES by creating and maintaining A PUBLIC PARK.

So, you'd firehose everyone away? If that happens, does that mean it is OK to blow the top floors off their building? I mean, if the park is no longer public, they shouldn't be permitted to maintain a building THAT IS TALLER THAN THE VOTERS LAID OUT IN CITY ORDINANCES, should they?

They (the building owners/developers) are already a special case, and are now trying to infringe on the rights of American citizens. They should have done more research into what opening a 'public place' means before signing on the dotted-line. They were happy to build up taller, funny how unhappy they become when forced to abide by the terms of the agreement that ALLOWED them to build taller.

Breaking the law by restricting public access doesn't seem so fucking smart now, does it?

more than 2 years ago

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New WeThePeople Petition Calls for TSA Abolishment

mistiry mistiry writes  |  about 2 years ago

mistiry writes "A new petition on the WeThePeople website calls for the abolishment of the TSA and an immediate repeal of any law that directly infringes upon Constitutionally-derived rights and freedoms."
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Is there insurance for a sysadmin's hands/fingers?

mistiry mistiry writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "I've seen and heard of people that hold insurance policies protecting them against loss of limb. Specifically, limbs that, without them, the person would not be able to perform their job duties.

I've seen violinists who hold insurance in case their fingers, hands, or arms were dismembered. Also, according to The History Channel, the taste tester for Ben & Jerry's holds a $1M USD policy for his tongue.

Well, as a sysadmin, are there similar policies to protect me in case I were to lose a hand or an arm? I can think of dozens of jobs where a policy like this would be a benefit. What would a web designer do should they lose an arm in a car accident.

Does anyone hold a policy like this? Or know of a company that offers this type of insurance?"
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Do you get notifications when you post as AC?

mistiry mistiry writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "I don't really ever post as AC, usually if I forget to log in or something is the only time.

I'm just curious, do you get notifications on moderation or replies to your AC posts? Or only if posted under your account? I imagine the latter, but I was just trying to confirm."
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"Loading" Pages

mistiry mistiry writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "Going over to Computer World to check out one of the Firehose stories, and I was greeted with a pretty common sight online — the infamous "Please wait while your page is loaded" message. You know the one I mean, where there's the little "Skip this Ad" button in the top right, and a huge ad right in the middle of the page.

Well, my question is, what is the significance of the wording that every single one of these websites uses — "...page is loading". WTF is that — Are there people seriously naive enough to believe the purpose of that page is because the content is loading? Honestly, common sense tells you that statement makes no sense — it had to load the page with the ad on it!

I get that nobody wants to come out and say "Look at this huge advertisement. If you're observant enough, you'll see the little link on the right that bypasses the redirect time." But is there perhaps published research that apples-to-apples compares the conversion rate of a page such as this that uses different verbiage? Is it just another copied-thousands-of-times-and-nobody-thought-to-change-the-wording situation?

I personally feel like these websites should not be allowed to blatantly lie just to squeeze every second of screen time they can from their readers. Am I just nitpicking, or does anyone else feel the same way? Or has nobody noticed it and I'm just being way too critical?"
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GMail introduces Webcam-Based Motion Commands

mistiry mistiry writes  |  about 3 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "Google announced the release of GMail Motion, a new feature that works similar to the XBox 360 Kinect but uses your computers webcam. You are able to do most of the basic functions of GMail — Compose, Delete, Star, Archive, and read email."
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Facebook Removes "Clear Chat History" Feature

mistiry mistiry writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "You can no longer clear your chat history from your Facebook chats. Not only do they make it difficult to remove any of your information, now they'll be keeping your chat history saved, for who knows how long..."
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Why does Slashdot portscan?

mistiry mistiry writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "Every time I navigate over to Slashdot I get an alert from my SonicWALL informing me of a portscan originating from slashdot.org — Why does Slashdot perform a portscan? Here's a paste of my SonicWALL log:

08/05/2010 16:04:31.416 Alert Intrusion Prevention Probable port scan detected 216.34.181.45, 55404, X1, slashdot.org X.X.X.X, 444, X1 TCP scanned port list, 81, 8080, 1080, 3127, 3128, 3124, 2301, 6588, 8000, 444"
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Why Terrorists Can't (Legally) Use iTunes

mistiry mistiry writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "According to the EULA for Apple's iTunes software, users are not allowed to use the software "for any purposes prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons."

So, if you were planning on manufacturing a nuclear bomb that uses iTunes or a biological weapon that listens to the latest Justin Bieber hit, think again!"

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100% Working Demos for Linksys Routers, etc.

mistiry mistiry writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "Cisco/Linksys has fully operational demos of many different popular models of routers, switches, access points, etc. available for free online. You can view the configuration screens just like you were logged in to the device, and there are even live demos for Cisco programs that run in Windows. All of the demos are available on the website.

These demos make it easy to direct n00bs where to click to set up their Cisco/Linksys device, or allow you to check out the settings on devices before you purchase. Definitely a helpful tool for the IT world, since a good majority of users have a Linksys device."

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Ruskie's Rocket Fails to Dock

mistiry mistiry writes  |  more than 3 years ago

mistiry (1845474) writes "The Russian cargo rocket 'Progress' failed to dock with the International Space Station after an electronics failure.

From the site:
"The first docking attempt had been due to happen at 1658 GMT. The telemetry failure happened about 28 minutes before.

After the problem arose, the Progress was forced to make a "pass" of the space station. It did so at a safe distance of 3km and the gap between them is currently widening, Nasa said.""

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