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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

nobuddy Re:cut off one head (251 comments)

Dirty trick. Most private trackers will ban you if your ratio is bad. Yours, being at all down and no up, is the worst possible ratio.

about two weeks ago
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Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus

nobuddy Nothing new (52 comments)

Drow and Dwarves have been doing it for millennia.

about two weeks ago
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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

nobuddy Doublespeak (280 comments)

It is funny that a service that allows anyone who wants it to enter a closed market represents unfair competition.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

nobuddy Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

Not so many as people believe. I think it is 3 that take it away outright. The rest either suspend it until your debt is paid and probation is over, or revoke it for the same period and have a process to regain the right.

Trivia- this is called the KKK law because it was the KKK that lobbied the states to pass the law in an effort to reduce black voters.

about two weeks ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

nobuddy Re:LOL (398 comments)

At least once. I had to defend my separation pay because I stated the factual reason for my dismissal, and the company called to verify employment and reason for dismissal. they sued. It cost me half my separation package to keep the other half.

Reason for termination was the company was taken over in a hostile buyout, and the new owner replaced all upper management with his own people. New owner did not want it to be general knowledge that the buyout was hostile.

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

nobuddy Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

Before they learned how to make the page load stop and wait on the ad, it popped in when it finally finished- meanwhile you have been reading the content you came for that loaded 10 minutes ago.

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

nobuddy Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

So much agreed here. And they LOVE to code the site so that it fucking stops loading to wait on that TRS-80 ad server that handles all of the western hemisphere from a dialup link.

about two weeks ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

nobuddy Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (698 comments)

That some would do so does not mean that all, or even a majority, would do so.

For a while, yes- they have lost all trust and have to earn it back. But when it is again non intrusive and well behaved, no one will care. No one cared for a decade that web pages had ads in them- because they were simple banners or footers or link rings. But when they started making noise and asking you to punch the monkey they started the ball rolling to where it is today.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

nobuddy Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Citation needed. Since classrooms are universally overcrowded, I call bullshit.

about 2 months ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

nobuddy Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Or simply give no reason.
the ironically named "Right To Work" states allow you to fire without giving a reason. A blatant effort to sidestep anti discrimination laws.

about 2 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

nobuddy Re:huh? (269 comments)

"Fuck this asshole. Watch me fuck up his vette!"

about 3 months ago
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Google Quietly Nixes Mandatory G+ Integration With Gmail

nobuddy Re:Does it matter? (139 comments)

Makes you wonder if they notice Google+ accounts named "Fuck off, no means no!"

about 3 months ago
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How to keep Student's Passwords Secure?

nobuddy Roboform (2 comments)

My work adopted Roboform for this, and I am mildly impressed at how well it does the job in any browser. Online encrypted storage accessible from any machine you log in to with your master account/password. Auto-fills the login pages for you as well.

No idea about cost, but they are cheap bastards here so it is likely pretty cheap. You can do it for your kid only with the normal version, or see if the school wants to use the enterprise version.

http://www.siberenterprisegrou...

about 3 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

nobuddy Re:Corporate taxes (410 comments)

The corporation has a profit margin or they would not be taxed. if that profit margin is so large as to require massive taxes, there is plenty of room to wiggle. Maybe they would pay less in taxes if they stoppped conspiring to artificially drive wages down, or hired US employees that are readily available and fully skilled for the job instead of claiming there aren't any and bringing in cheap H1B workers.

You know, quit the bullshit they do to pad their profits, and instead be a decent and ethical part of society.

about 3 months ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

nobuddy Re:Corporate taxes (410 comments)

The laffer curve is a fictional construct of corporate greed.It is laughed out of any conference of economists for it's absurd leaps of faith and lack of supporting evidence.

https://www.princeton.edu/~rvd...
http://scienceblogs.com/goodma...
http://business.time.com/2012/...
http://www.theguardian.com/bus...
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/L...
http://economistsview.typepad....

about 3 months ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

nobuddy Re:Special email addresses ... (277 comments)

Group mailboxes are a thing, and very useful for such as this.

about 5 months ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

nobuddy Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

1) Uh. No, there is no such law.
2) If there was such a law, it would not require the email address listed to be read by a human being.

about 5 months ago
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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

nobuddy Perfected with (251 comments)

Descent to Undermountain. I cried salty nerd tears of lust when that came out.

about 7 months ago
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Texas Sheriffs Crash $250k Drone They're Not Supposed To Be Flying

nobuddy Re:Cops do whatever they want (93 comments)

How did they lose it in a lake if it was observing police activity on the ground?

about 8 months ago
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Hackaday Offers Trip Into Space For Best DIY Hardware

nobuddy Re:The Obama on ObamaCare... (37 comments)

hint: They aren't going to pay you your shill money if the post is off topic. you are supposed to try to blend in like a dissenting opinion- not like a ham fisted Nigerian spammer.

about 8 months ago

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Second Life Permitting Spam

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

nobuddy (952985) writes "I recently received a spam, linking to Second Life's SURL.com page. This invites you to enter the game, or join the game, and be teleported to a specific site. This was intended to let you guide friends to your home, or such things. Well, the slime have figured out that it invites people to their shop, and more importantly, noobs with their introductory 200 lindens to spend appear in their shop.... so these scum are spamming these links out. Bad enough, right? Well... add to this that Second Life has decided you have to be a member to report abuse. Meaning, you have to join, which teleports you to the shop, which extracts your 200 entry fee.. and they get the money anyway. An email to abuse@secondlife.com returned this: Thank you for contacting Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life. Our support system has changed and we have discontinued the use of this email address. To find information on your issue and to contact support, please visit http://secondlife.com/support . Please note, information sent to this email address will not be read or responded to. So, you follow the link, and it says... you guessed it, log in to the game and report from there. If you do not have an account, you have to create one to report the abuse. The guest account they allow you to log in as for reporting says this can only be used to report login problems, all others will be discarded and ignored. So I found and called their number. Options, but none to report abuse. Selected operator, and it disconnected me. Tried again, same result. No extension, no talking to linden. So, the spammers have a free ride with linden labs."
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Teaching Techs how to troubleshoot. Need input!

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nobuddy writes "I have an incoming gaggle of new Help desk techs. I was tasked with getting them "up to speed" on general troubleshooting tips.

Now, I have been troubleshooting for more years than I care to admit. What comes naturally to me, and seems blatantly obvious is usually not so obvious to others. So I ask the /. community: If you were teaching new techs troubleshooting tips in an hour long session, what points would you cover?

To me, checking processes and CPU usage is as basic as telling someone to put their hand on the mouse to make it move... so enlighten me on what would be good things to teach new techs.

Sadly, this is a Windows environment."
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Shadowrun MMO Project

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nobuddy writes "The Shadowrun:Awakened project is a community driven, LGPL open source MMO project. It has passed the "is it really gonna happen?" phase and is now in the "come one, come all, and bring a friend" stage of development. HTTP://www.awakenedmmo.org"
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Shadowrun fans, we need more bodies!

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago The community-driven MMO project Shadowrun:Awakened is needing more bodies. We have come a long long way in design and coding, and are now at the stage where we need the fabled infinity monkeys at typewriters.

If you are a coder, writer, or artist (3D or 2D) then stop on by and lend a hand!

We are the only authorized Shadowrun MMO project out there! Now, I think, the only project at all... the 800lb gorilla that is Microsoft (who holds the interactive rights to Shadowrun) landed heavily on a rival project that was not authorized.

HTTP://www.wakenedmmo.org

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RIM releases cause of failure

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago The following information is current as of 09:00 on April 18, 2007. All times are EDT. On April 17, 2007, at approximately 20:15 EDT, the BlackBerry Network Operations Center (NOC) started investigating monitoring alerts in regards to issues with BlackBerry service in the Americas. BlackBerry subscribers in the Americas were unable to receive messages and received an "x" when sending messages. Subscribers were unable to use BlackBerry Email Roaming to or from the Americas. Initial investigations revealed an issue with the BlackBerry® Infrastructure. Subsequent troubleshooting efforts were not immediately successful in restoring service. At approximately 02:00 on April 18, in an effort to restore service, the components and services for the BlackBerry Infrastructure for the Americas were restarted. Since approximately 05:45, the service has been operating near expected traffic levels. Some subscribers may continue to see delays until message queues are cleared. The BlackBerry Support team is continuing to investigate reports of any remaining issues. The root cause of this issue is under investigation. Please note that the ability for subscribers to place telephone calls from voice-enabled devices was not affected during this event. Thank you for your continued support, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Sincerely, BlackBerry Customer Support

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Travelling Tech + World Of Warcraft = BAN

nobuddy nobuddy writes  |  more than 7 years ago My buddy for many years received bad news today. His World of Warcraft account, with multiple level 60 characters, is banned. Why? They cite logs that show logins from multiple IP's all over the place in the last few months. The kicker: they ban it just before the expansion, but release the ban on opening day. He buys, installs, and activates BC. He logs in for a few hours, and then gets kicked out. Email arrives: they have re-reviewed and decided the ban is valid, after he spent his $40 on the expansion. Maybe a good reason, assuming it's being shared, power leveled, or used as a farming account... but it hasn't. He travels. As a tech for a very large computer company, he is all over the place. Sometimes he is inside the company network, playing through a proxy... whichever one is available at the location. This can be just about anywhere on their humongous network. I know he is not botting or sharing accounts, selling gold, what have you. He is just everywhere, sometimes 2 or 3 locations a day, wherever the plane takes him. And yes, he plays a lot. As he often fixes the issue in minutes, then has to wait hours to monitor that the fix is good. What better way to pass that time? So, after multiple calls, and detailing his travel and networks nearly to the minute, they finally reply that the account will not be unbanned, and they will no longer address it. They did, however, refund his BC activation code. The moral of this story is: If your work requires a lot of travel, leave your WoW at home: they do not want your business.

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