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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

nuckfuts Showstopper Requirement (98 comments)

FTA:

The preview program... will be available to Skype customers who... are using Windows 8.1 on the desktop or device.

That's a showstopper for me right there.

yesterday
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Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

nuckfuts Re: Short sighted (228 comments)

Here's a tip: If updates are pending but you want to shutdown quickly, don't choose Shutdown. Choose Log Off instead. Then, from the logon screen, you can choose either "Install updates and shutdown", or just "Shutdown".

3 days ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

nuckfuts Re:A more elegant hack (269 comments)

I dunno what video you're talking about, but the video linked from TFA shows exactly what you're describing.

about a week ago
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New Website Offers Provably Fair Solutions To Everyday Problems

nuckfuts Re:Toilet etiquette (167 comments)

Men sit down to poop, i don't hear them ever argue about who left the seat up, they just check before sitting.

Of course you don't "hear them ever argue". Who do you suppose the man might argue with, given that he would be the one who left the seat up?

about a month and a half ago
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OpenBSD 5.6 Released

nuckfuts Re:FTP (125 comments)

With FTP acting as fragile as glass in the world of NAT and firewalls...

I've built several NAT firewalls using OpenBSD and pf. They make it very easy to accommodate both FTP clients and servers behind NAT, by providing a simple-to-use ftp-proxy.

Easy to setup, works like a charm :)

about a month and a half ago
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Mushroom-Like Deep Sea Organism May Be New Branch of Life

nuckfuts Mostly Non-Symmetrical? (64 comments)

FTA:

What we can say about these organisms is that they do not belong with the bilateria.

When I look at the photos, they seem to have rough bilateral symmetry.

about 3 months ago
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The Frustrations of Supporting Users In Remote Offices

nuckfuts Au contraire! (129 comments)

What a useless and whinging article! You find remote support frustrating? Some of us recall the days before remote support was an option, having to hop in a car and drive somewhere every time a problem occurred. Remote support is a f*cking godsend. Don't work in support if you can't handle a bit of frustration.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

nuckfuts Re:Simple (635 comments)

Actually, real pros use
cat > filename
then type Ctrl-d when done.

Seriously.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

nuckfuts Bitcoin mining? (208 comments)

I don't know if those machines are capable of competing for bitcoins, but it might be fun to try. Years ago I used to configure underused computers to do distributed computing stuff like SETI@home. Now there are programs like Folding@home where you can donate resources to medical research.

about 5 months ago
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Meet Canada's Goosebuster Drone

nuckfuts It's a wild goose chase! (74 comments)

(If you had RTFA, you too could have stolen that comment).

about 7 months ago
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Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

nuckfuts Two-Person Authorization (564 comments)

We already have things like User Account Control that prompt for explicit authorization for potentially detrimental actions. Perhaps systems like SCCM should have an option to require authorization from two people (like turning two keys to launch a nuke) for operations such as wiping out hundreds of computers.

This would not prevent a rogue administrator from wreaking havoc, but it might eliminate the "accident" defense.

about 7 months ago
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13th Century Multiverse Theory Unearthed

nuckfuts Re: Grosseteste (59 comments)

Funniest comment I've read in a while :)

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Management Interface On an IT Appliance?

nuckfuts BIOS Settings (114 comments)

I press F1 for help like a naive fool. It helpfully informed me that the setting configures L3 Mode to either mode 5 or mode 7.

This reminds me of the "help" feature in every system BIOS I've ever worked with.

about 9 months ago
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Computer Program Allows the Blind To "See" With Sound

nuckfuts Re:But can you (56 comments)

Sure!

about 9 months ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

nuckfuts Re:Stop putting their name on everything (423 comments)

For God's sake, there's no reason to damage the paint! These things are stuck on with adhesive, and a suitable solvent is all you need. I've removed things like dealership logos with a rag dipped in gasoline and some gentle prying.

about 9 months ago
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Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

nuckfuts Fiduciary Duty (348 comments)

Cook responded that there are many things Apple does because they are right and just, and that a return on investment (ROI) was not the primary consideration on such issues.

Isn't it the law that directors of a public company have a fiduciary duty to make a profit for their investors? Regardless of whether it's morally right or wrong, it seems to me that Cook is admitting here to a breach of his fiduciary duty.

about 10 months ago
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Complete Microsoft EMET Bypass Developed

nuckfuts Can someone explain... (116 comments)

Is this a general method for bypassing EMET protections, or is it only applicable to one specific IE exploit?

about 10 months ago
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Can Electric Current Make People Better At Math?

nuckfuts Not nearly as effective as (112 comments)

the teacher who gave her students oral sex for good achievement on their math tests (in the novel "Cocksure" by Mordecai Richler).

about 10 months ago

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Does Facebook Violate RFC2142?

nuckfuts nuckfuts writes  |  more than 3 years ago

nuckfuts writes "An e-mail sent to abuse@facebook.com resulted in an automated response saying:

Unfortunately, the email address you are using to reach us is no longer available. In order to best assist you, we have provided avenues of support for specific issues that are located in our Help Center. Please follow the link that best suits your problem.

All the provided links require logging in to Facebook. Since I don't have a Facebook account, it appears I cannot report abuse. Is this not a violation of RFC2142 ?"

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