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Critical Flaw Discovered In DD-WRT

narfspoon Re:This is a common stack in wifi APs (225 comments)

He's right also. I should've said "some of the earlier models (versions 5.0 -> 8.2)".

I would have said "pre-2005" models, but that's not entirely accurate either.

Last time I checked recently, stores mostly had the non-Linux versions in stock or they had the WRT54G"L" side-by-side with the low-memory non-Linux version of the same router. I know NewEgg sells both versions also. Local brick&mortar stores only carried the bad version.

more than 5 years ago

Critical Flaw Discovered In DD-WRT

narfspoon Re:This is a common stack in wifi APs (225 comments)

[Citation Needed]

If you read the comments on NewEgg.com for that router model, not everyone mentions DD-WRT. Some use other 3rd party firmwares like Tomato or Open-WRT or custom builds. And believe it or not, some even write a positive review for the default factory firmware. The nice thing about that model ("L" version) is the extra memory headroom. Earlier models were stripped and crippled to run a really crappy default firmware from Linksys. BitTorrent crashes these small memory models often.


more than 5 years ago

British Men Jailed For Online Hate Crimes

narfspoon Re:whats the crime in hate crime? (778 comments)

far leftists such as William Ayers, author of "Rules for Radicals" (which outlines this very strategy) and a close personal friend of a certain American President,...

You're a huge tool.
The author is Saul Alinsky. http://www.amazon.com/Rules-Radicals-Saul-Alinsky/dp/0679721134
All the spoon-fed propaganda you read from your right-wing echo chamber has really made you too lazy to check basic facts.

more than 5 years ago

Apple To Sell Wi-Fi-less iPhone In China

narfspoon Re:And what does our FCC think about this? (114 comments)

As fun as it might be to disparage the USA (and it's perfectly alright when it leads to improvements). I find it hardly believable to equate China's government to it.

We can argue about their research methods all day, but at least it's up for discussion. Unless you're looking over your shoulder and checking the window for the Chinese Death Van.
For added fun, I'll include this link because it's from across the pond, and Godwins the thread in one fell stroke.

more than 5 years ago

Apple To Sell Wi-Fi-less iPhone In China

narfspoon Re:And what does our FCC think about this? (114 comments)

BadAnalogyGuy wrote:

The FCC is the American version of China's MIIT.

If you think the MIIT has that much power over the Chinese people, how much more power does the FCC have over the entire world?

It's funny, there are so many similarities between China and the U.S. Both are huge world powers that use their military and economic power to intimidate neighbors. Both are led by an oligarchy of unremovable political parties. And both have populaces that are brainwashed and fiercely patriotic.

China is a good mirror of ourselves, so when this type of thing comes up, it's a good idea to take note and think about how we ourselves are being manipulated right here at home.

Your nickname is a bit ironic here.
Try to not paint everyone with the same brush who displays a certain characteristic.
Case in point: Tank Man versus 1999 WTO Protests in Seattle.

Neither was peaceful, but the fact I'm able to read about and discuss these past events instead of being state-censored is a pretty significant difference between the USA and China.
I realize nothing I say will change your mind, so enjoy your stereotypical view of America.

more than 5 years ago

Jammie Thomas Moves To Strike RIAA $1.92M Verdict

narfspoon Re:Can't pay the fine? (392 comments)

Three dead travelers worth less than one song apparently.

Jammie Thomas' Playlist:

  • "Welcome to the Jungle"; "November Rain" By Guns ’N Roses
  • "Let’s What Awhile" By Janet Jackson
  • "Iris" By Goo Goo Dolls
  • "Save the Best for Last" By Vanessa Williams
  • "Cryin" By Aerosmith
  • "Here We Are"; "Coming Out of the Heart"; "Rhythm is Gonna Get You" By Gloria Estefan
  • "Basket Case" by Green Day
  • "Faithfully"; "Don’t Stop Believing" By Journey
  • "Bills, Bills, Bills" By Destiny’s Child
  • "Possession"; "Building a Mystery" By Sara McLachlan
  • "Now and Forever" By Richard Marx
  • "One Step Closer" By Linkin Park
  • "Run Baby Run" By Sheryl Crow
  • "Pour Some Sugar on Me" By Def Leppard
  • "Bathwater"; "Hella Good"; "Different People" By No Doubt
  • "One Honest Heart" By Reba McEntire
  • "Somebody" By Bryan Adams

You have to realize that figure was averaged per song. Three dead travelers don't even come close to the value of "Welcome to the Jungle". They might be worth a Goo Goo Dolls song however.

more than 5 years ago

Hawking Says Humans Have Entered a New Stage of Evolution

narfspoon Re:ten thousand years (398 comments)

Clearly you need to impair yourself physically to allow your brain to develop. See, blindness develops your ears, deafnes develops your eyes, and physical disability develops your brain.

Training to develop under-used muscles/skills is what I hope you meant. Disability by itself doesn't provide any such strengths.

more than 5 years ago

DNA suggests three basic human groups

narfspoon One word. (1 comments)

One word:


more than 5 years ago

Print Subscribers Cry Foul Over WP's Online-Only Story

narfspoon Re:long-form reporting...deep investigative report (96 comments)

The last thing that I want to do when I get home is stare at a screen for the 40 minute it takes to read an article that is as long as this one.

I found this earlier today: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/8uffa/online_journalism_a_few_years_ago_vs_today_pic/

The real gems are the comments on how to improve your online readability with bookmarklets that change font & backgrounds.

more than 5 years ago

Kodak Kills Kodachrome

narfspoon Re:The ultimate irony (399 comments)

I thought the post was insightful. However it leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
I took the overall message as "You reap what you sow."

There's folks who carefully sort and organize their photo albums, print hard copies, and spend a lot of time & money doing so.

And others who don't...

It's the same story for other important data backups and security. The number of times there's a front page story on some huge database theft/loss/etc is scary.

He could've also meant that photography is generally a pointless waste of time.
Well, the demand exists, at least.
However on a personal note, I do enjoy digital cameras simply because I no longer worry about "wasting film". I take more shots (extra angles, playing around) and have the luxury of deleting them later if they turn out poor.

more than 5 years ago

Japanese ESRB Bans Rape Depiction In Games

narfspoon Re:I am hopelessly conflicted (662 comments)

Making people feel ashamed of themselves for their thoughts and primal urges seems counter-productive, to me.

It's useful for making people feel helpless and unable to cope with real life.
Cults and sects use it to brainwash people.

more than 5 years ago

Japanese ESRB Bans Rape Depiction In Games

narfspoon Re:It's the truth (662 comments)

I mean when you want to see a girl shove a live lamprey up her arse, give a blowjob to a dog, and piss on a new born baby all in the same video you look in the Japanese porn section of your local library. You DO NOT look in the American section.

I'm not sure what you mean by "local library" but I'll concede to the lamprey example.
But you underestimate the porn industry as well as the random amateurs in the US.

more than 5 years ago

Japanese ESRB Bans Rape Depiction In Games

narfspoon re: The demand for such games?? (662 comments)

It might be a cultural thing too. A lot of conservatives here decry it as evil yet consume more than their share.

And then we have the spectacularly bad closet cases:

more than 5 years ago

Japanese ESRB Bans Rape Depiction In Games

narfspoon GOOD POST (662 comments)


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