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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

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

I think that's quite an assumption to be making - and particularly on a public forum where the username could then connect to the R word/allegation and cause further issues. For all we know, the username could be for "Les Rahpem" as a name, or anything else...

about two weeks ago
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How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

ozbon Re:More useful if symmertical (224 comments)

Obligatory (and old) Slashdot meme : Imagine a Beowulf cluster of those!

about 8 months ago
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Twitter Implements Forward Secrecy For Connections

ozbon Re:I Don't Undertsand (38 comments)

As well as coffee grounds, I find that cat-shit makes a very useful "anti-unshredding" device.

1 year,27 days
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The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

ozbon Re:Internet costs in Australia (318 comments)

And Iceland (103,000 sq km) is just over 1% of the size of Australia ( 7,741,220 sq km) - even bearing in mind that both have uninhabitable regions in the middle of them. Also I think Iceland is part of the main transocean lines between America and Europe, so has greater access to bandwidth anyway. All told, I'd guess that the costs of installing infrastructure, intra-city comms etc. are costlier/more problematic in Australia than in Iceland.

about a year ago
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Silk Road Shut Down, Founder Arrested, $3.6 Million Worth of Bitcoin Seized

ozbon Re:HOW?? (620 comments)

Potentially I'd say it was related to this story ( http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/09/freedom-hosting-fbi/ ) about the FBI having control over a number of Tor servers. Initially they were aiming for Freedom Hosting, but if that can do it for one site/service, I'm sure they can do the same for others...

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake

ozbon Re:Redundant keys (665 comments)

It would've been far more fun to name that key the "Any" key, which would've erased so much luser confusion about "Hit any key to continue"

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Acknowledges Ctrl+Alt+Del Was a Mistake

ozbon Re:Redundant keys (665 comments)

That's a system setting, you can mess with it (assuming Admin rights) through control panel.

Control Panel > Users > Manage User Accounts > Advanced

At the bottom, "Secure sign-in" - take the tick out of that, and Apply.

about a year ago
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iOS 7 Lock Screen Bug Leaves Certain Apps Vulnerable For Access

ozbon Re:Easily avoided (135 comments)

You could access camera from lock screen in iOS6 too - it's not a new feature.

about a year ago
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40-Million-Year-Old 'Walking Whale' Fossil Found In Peru

ozbon Dodgy Source (102 comments)

It's probably worth pointing out that the original story is an interview in the Daily Mail ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2423358/Walking-whale-fossil-dating-40M-YEARS-discovered-Peru.html )

That makes it about as trustworthy and reliable as stories on Fox News

about a year ago
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40-Million-Year-Old 'Walking Whale' Fossil Found In Peru

ozbon Re:New BBC Series (102 comments)

It's got to be better than "Walking in Wales"

about a year ago
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A Little-Heralded New iOS 7 Feature: Multipath TCP

ozbon Re:closed source triumphs again (172 comments)

Don't they get that anyway, every time they release a new iOS?

(And yes, I know, MS do the same thing with v1 of any of their Windows OS's - never trust 'em 'til SP1 comes out)

about a year ago
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NSA Spies On International Payments

ozbon Re:Pay cash !!!! (314 comments)

They don't/can't.

However, this means potentially you'd be linked with what the last purchase was before the cash was returned "to the system". Which could be interesting...

about a year ago
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FOI Request Reveals UK Houses of Parliament Workers' Passion For Adult Content

ozbon Re:Whew! (61 comments)

They're politicians. That means they're neither normal, nor human.

about a year ago
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FOI Request Reveals UK Houses of Parliament Workers' Passion For Adult Content

ozbon Re:Bogus. (61 comments)

Why should the high numbers represent errors, but the low ones don't?

I'd tend more to think that the low figures equated either with a) reclassification or b) having got rid of some people who were constantly trying.

Also, how do you know they were repeated access attempts on a site, rather than attempts at many, many sites, all of which got blocked for some reason or other?

about a year ago
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What's your favorite medium for Sci-Fi?

ozbon Re:Movies (322 comments)

I'd dispute this - books can certainly do the same (particularly when written in the first person, but even in third person they still envelop you)

Sure, it takes some imagination - but since when was that a bad thing? Certainly when was it worse than having everything there and explained/shown, rather than letting you decide for yourself exactly what each person/character/setting looked like, based within the guidelines of the book's description?

about a year ago
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Pro Bono Lawyer Fights C&D With Humor

ozbon Re:County Lawyer (144 comments)

I don't think it's a typo - I *think* it's saying "Trenk has recently completed bid litigation over $100 million" (i.e. he's taken it to trial, to conclusion)

All told it's a vile (and very legal) sentence with no punctuation. The proof-reader in me can't find a way of writing it in a better way though (well, not without rewriting the entire sentence)

about a year and a half ago
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Taking Telecommuting To the Next Level - the RV

ozbon Re:Showers (365 comments)

Considering a lot of the humanity I work with or commute with, that's not such a bad plan...

more than 2 years ago

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