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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

nobuddy Re:Government Intervention (398 comments)

Not all of the US. Out here they told the telcos to go fuck themselves and laid government fiber all over the place, then opened it up to ISPs to use.
I have fiber to my home, and 6 ISP's to chose from on it. And Comcast. So I can have 6 ISPs compete to give me the best 1g/1g no cap experience, or I can have "up to" 75/15 with a 300G cap and Comcast's legendary customer service.

For some reason, Comcast is doing very poorly here.

12 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

nobuddy Re:Government Intervention (398 comments)

You think they would not do the same without legislation? You are a fool.

12 hours ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

nobuddy Re:Positive pressure? (346 comments)

Are they blank? Of course they can be dyed.

yesterday
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

nobuddy Re: Positive pressure? (346 comments)

Many, if not most, electronics can handle ambient temperatures far above what humans can endure. This is not your overclocked PC we are talking about.

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

nobuddy Re:That doesn't sound bad (377 comments)

They sell up to 25mb/s. the network can handle up to 25mb/s. The reality is that they cannot sustain it.
"The FCC wants to test our lines. Kick everyone off and remove all the throttles. test complete? We barely passed? Sweet! no upgrades this year. Let the users back on!"

Reality is, you get dialup speeds at prime time, and little better than 1mb/s the rest of the time.

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

nobuddy Re:Still not good enough. (377 comments)

Then why do those that claim big government is bad keep expanding it?
The government only shrinks under those who do not make these claims. it only grows under those who do make these claims.

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

nobuddy Re:What are the practical results of this? (377 comments)

Not until they have real competition. Most areas, you have 1 option and 1 option only. Don't like it? Tough shit, talk to the hand.

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

nobuddy Re:What are the practical results of this? (377 comments)

Why do the Libertarian crowd always claim that letting the already established huge companies have free reign will result in a more free market? It is mind boggling how utterly and willfully ignorant these folks are.

yesterday
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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

nobuddy Re:What are the practical results of this? (377 comments)

And the propaganda network is very effective. A family member posted a false quote from Elizabeth Warren he got from FoxNews facebook page.
I pointed out that this quote is false, she never said it. Ever. It is a quote from Joseph Stalin.
All the Fox fans jumped on board swearing it is real, that Snopes is lying, and they heard her say it themselves.
The quote remains false, yet this pack will go to the polls thinking one candidate is Stalin because Fox told them so.

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FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

nobuddy Re:What are the practical results of this? (377 comments)

Well, I can toss in $100. That and your $100 ought to totally destroy the $890,000,000 the Koch brothers have announced they are tossing in to the ring this election cycle. Though the money that large PACs like Verizon belongs to will match the Koch brothers, then our $200 will be hard pressed to compete.

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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

nobuddy Re:A quote (418 comments)

What, alienate and shame a trained military force? No way that could backfire.

2 days ago
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

nobuddy Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (418 comments)

There have been dozens of cases where a warrant for a password was upheld. No need to pass a new law, existing laws are sufficient.

2 days ago
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

nobuddy Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (418 comments)

In one case, "I do not remember the password" was upheld as a valid reply to a warrant to provide password. The computer had been confiscated more than a year prior to the warrant, so the claim was plausible.
They can require you to provide information you have. they cannot punish you for not providing information you do not have.

2 days ago
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

nobuddy Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (418 comments)

Want to bet every single electronic device in DOJ is heavily encrypted?

2 days ago
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

nobuddy Re:When everyone is guilty... (418 comments)

Now, If you will all gather around the screen of the electron microscope, we can review the latest law we just etched in to the next paper molecule in the book.

2 days ago
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

nobuddy Re:DoJ zone of lawlessness (418 comments)

One of my favorite stories. The Marine Corps keeps up to date on the latest and greatest, but we have not forgotten our past either.

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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

nobuddy Trust is a two way street (418 comments)

The government want us to trust them to uphold the law and protect us, when sometimes it's them we need protection from. Yet, they are trying to force us into silence against our will and against the Constitution, because they don't trust us.

2 days ago
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White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

nobuddy Anyone smell a set up? (234 comments)

There has been a lot of talk and posturing about controlling drones but not enough to take action on.

buy a drone at wal-mart, toss it on the White House lawn, then raise a fuss over how it got there and what can be done. NOW you have enough to take action on.

2 days 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  |  about 8 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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