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Entrepreneur Injects Bitcoin Wallets Into Hands

paysonwelch People are lazy (77 comments)

A bitcoin private key is only 64 characters long. Memorize it and recite it every morning.

about a month ago
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Slashdot Asks: Appropriate Place For Free / Open Source Software Artifacts?

paysonwelch Famous Quote (46 comments)

IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!

about a month and a half ago
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Alienware's Triangular Area-51 Re-Design With Tri-SLI GeForce GTX 980, Tested

paysonwelch Re:Nice Advert, shame about the detail (138 comments)

I'm going to disagree with you, on the internet. Let it begin. Dell will actually vary their product quality based on the intended use. I stay away from Inspiron and Latitude lines. I will buy a precision machine (both desktop or mobile) but mostly I use their server hardware and it runs like a workhorse with no issues. I know people who are still running 2950 gen I's with no issues (even though they should upgrade). If a user is paying a premium price it's highly possible that Alienware has quality components but I don't have any info on this. I agree that it's mostly marketing hype (similar to Apple) but to just label everything Dell makes as cheap is incorrect.

about a month and a half ago
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

paysonwelch Re:waste of effort (275 comments)

Actually they missed the boat on this one. They would be better off designing the future of shipping which is a global fleet of ships that autonomously transfer cargo pods mid-transit to optimize deliverr time and reduce the distance and number of trips (hence saving fuel). So just imaging a large ship except it has it's cargo in pods. Two or three ships meet up at locations their AI deem to be most optimal and switch only some of their cargo depending on what is going where and then they continue on. Better efficiency and fuel savings, also the boats could be small to medium sized (relatively speaking compared to large shipping vessels) enabling them to get into more ports.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

paysonwelch Re:Time to short (120 comments)

Hello, I never claimed to be an expert. I'm pretty sure I know how the stock market works, but you would have been correct had you suggested that I don't know how corporate officers liquidate their holdings. A year is enough time for them to get the feeling if and when the music might stop or go against them. Tax loopholes (especially Ireland related) have been in the news for a while. They also did a 7/1 reverse split this year, probably trying to get the numbers up a little before cashing out. If you read between the lines you will notice that most of the people referenced in that article liquidated all or close to all of their holdings in Apple. Regardless if they planned it a year ago or not I think it was pretty convenient they liquidated right after the iPhone 6 release.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

paysonwelch Time to short (120 comments)

Apple CEOs recently sold off a lot of their stock at the height of the iPhone 6 release: http://www.businessinsider.com... My guess is that they knew this was coming and cashed out at the highest possible value. It might be time to short AAPL.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

paysonwelch Cisco ASA (238 comments)

I think the question is do you want to constantly be fixing your firewall and routing rules and also troubleshooting problems that might cause you to tear your hair out? Or do you want to do this in a weekend or a few hours and have something that is pretty solid and stable? I see already that everyone is recommending their favorite firewalls. What you want to get is an enterprise grade firewall. For this reason you should look at the Cisco ASA line (You can get one eBay for about $300), or a Dell Sonicwall. Note that you need to spec all of these to your needs. And remember there is no such thing as total security whether you have spent $100 or $100,000 on your firewalls.

about 3 months ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

paysonwelch Re:Russian Programmer's are Brilliant! (157 comments)

You can classify programmers into many categories. Two of them are those that write really complex code that is hard to read and not easy to maintain, and they say they are brilliant because no one else can read it / figure it out (easily that is). They may also make it explicitly convoluted and take extra steps to make it more complicated that it needs to be, unbeknownst to them. Then there are the experienced programmers that write easy to read, modular and maintainable code because they don't want to have headaches down the road and don't mind letting others edit or revise their projects.

about 4 months ago
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LinkedIn Busted In Wage Theft Investigation

paysonwelch Re:If only we had a union (108 comments)

That's actually the 8B The 1HB is just called 'HB'

about 4 months ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

paysonwelch Re:Does the Millenial hype actually match reality? (120 comments)

Actually the docom boom was tech-everything, eyeballs on the web was just a no brainer. There was a company in the great lakes area I think that was allowing you to shop for groceries online and you would get a delivery the next day (This was like '97 or 98!). Working prototypes for smelling odors through the internet were being built. Back in the 90's (cue Portlandia theme) we were digitizing the world man. I'm sure others will have many great examples of failed 90's tech. So it's not just a millenial thing this is just the advancement of automation. The projected figure is that 50% of the jobs available today won't be available in 20 years because they will have been automated out of existence.

about 5 months ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

paysonwelch Re:Fucking anti-social Millennials (120 comments)

We vote with our wallets. Don't use the self checkout lines and encourage others to not do so. I enjoy those small social interactions with strangers.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

paysonwelch PCI-DSS or Tokenization (348 comments)

You need to look at the PCI-DSS requirements because this is what dictates the security standards of your network if you are storing credit card information. Specifically PCI-DSS dictates (not your contract) that there needs to be multiple levels of firewalls. Ergo you will need a firewall in front of the web server. You will then need a separate firewall in front of the DB servers. And the preferred setup is a three or more tiered system. Web server with firewall connects to the Application (WCF / web service server) which also has a firewall, which connects to your database server which also has a firewall. Also note that I am referencing hardware firewalls such as a Cisco ASA or a Dell Sonicwall. The servers should also have their own software firewalls enabled whether it's Windows Firewall or Linux IPTables. With that said we are "supposed" to be PCI-DSS compliant and should be for the sake of liability (and doing it the right way). Unfortunately I know many vendors who don't want to spend money on proper setups and run very insecure systems. If you can avoid it don't work for these people and go find a client that has the budget to do things right. PCI-DSS: https://www.pcisecuritystandar... A better option for a cheap client is to not store any customer data and use a tokenized system. Authorize.Net will store all sensitive data for an extra $10/mo and allow you to skirt PCI-DSS regulations. You should still run a firewall though and be as close to PCI-DSS as possible though. http://www.authorize.net/solut...

about 5 months ago
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Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

paysonwelch Re:Density (78 comments)

You could theoretically use other technologies as a baseline. One technology that comes to mind is how archivists are digitally printing information onto nickel plates because of it's durability. The data is then read back using an electron microscope. In theory if you could microprint binary data onto paper you could read it back with an electron microscope.

about 5 months ago
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William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

paysonwelch Re:Spock: 'member (278 comments)

There are a lot of things that can only be remembered. I remember there was an announcement a day or two after 9/11 that all data was now being routed through government servers. That didn't surprise me but it's like they flipped a switch so they were ready for it.

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

paysonwelch Re:won't work (155 comments)

They are most likely asking permission from the FAA to fly the drones at altitudes of around 1,000+ ft (not sure about the actual regulations) but this would be high enough that you would have to be a really good shot AND have a long range rifle. The thing is that most people aren't good shots let alone at that distance and compounding the fact that it's going to be a moving target at 50MPH.

about 5 months ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

paysonwelch Re:mislabeled (205 comments)

Dude, the military payroll runs on an antiquated system that uses millions of lines of COBOL that no one really knows what to do. It's a huge problem.. but no one wants to tackle it ;) Shit they can't even get a healthcare website setup correctly.

about 5 months ago
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Radical Dual Tilting Blade Helicopter Design Targets Speeds of Over 270mph

paysonwelch Re:To be stolen, and hidden in the desert (103 comments)

Add in a Quantum Leap element where they get teleported through space-time every episode.

about 5 months ago
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Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice

paysonwelch Careful (298 comments)

Nobody make a splash..

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

paysonwelch Google to the rescue (281 comments)

If you are an official non profit (501 organization) Google provides free services including their App engine AND will provide up to $10,000 free adwords advertising a month. http://www.google.com/nonprofi...

about 7 months ago

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Time Warner Cable online after widespread Net outage

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 4 months ago

paysonwelch (2505012) writes "Time Warner Cable dealt with a major Internet outage early Wednesday.

During routine network maintenance at 4:30 a.m. ET today, "an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services," said Time Warner Cable vice president for public relations Bobby Amirshahi in an email exchange.

"As of 6 a.m. ET, services were largely restored as updates continue to bring all customers back online," he said.

See also: http://www.cnet.com/news/time-..."

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UPS: We've Been Hacked

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 4 months ago

paysonwelch (2505012) writes "The United Parcel Service announced Wednesday that customersâ(TM) credit and debit card information at 51 franchises in 24 states may have been compromised. There are 4,470 franchised center locations throughout the U.S., according to UPS.

The malware began to infiltrate the system as early as January 20, but the majority of the attacks began after March 26. UPS says the threat was eliminated as of August 11 and that customers can shop safely at all locations."

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A new Watson-style form of AI called Viv seeks to be the first 'global brain'

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 4 months ago

paysonwelch (2505012) writes "For the past two years, the team has been working on Viv Labs’ product—also named Viv, after the Latin root meaning live. Their project has been draped in secrecy, but the few outsiders who have gotten a look speak about it in rapturous terms. “The vision is very significant,” says Oren Etzioni, a renowned AI expert who heads the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. “If this team is successful, we are looking at the future of intelligent agents and a multibillion-dollar industry.” and Siri Viv is attempting to become the first world wide brain. T"
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Nicolas Maduro is the new president of Venezuela

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about a year and a half ago

paysonwelch (2505012) writes "I couldn't find any news articles on this, it was just announced, I heard it on the radio, the news is only a few minutes old. Wikipedia however has already been updated. "Maduro became interim President following the death of Hugo Chávez. The electoral authority declared Maduro as the President on April 14, 2013.""
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North Korean declares if has 'final approval' for nuclear attack on the US

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about a year and a half ago

paysonwelch (2505012) writes "North Korea has reportedly been seen moving a mid-range missile into place. Although it is dubious this missile could reach the continental US, it is thought that North Korea might attack the United States controlled island of Guam.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/03/north-korea-says-it-has-final-approval-to-launch-merciless-strike-on-the-u-s/"

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North Korea Declares a State of War

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about a year and a half ago

paysonwelch writes "North Korea has declared a state of war against the south, stating that neither peace nor war has ended. From the news release via Reuters: 1.From this moment, the north-south relations will be put at the state of war and all the issues arousing between the north and the south will be dealt with according to the wartime regulations. The DPRK goes on to say that this will be a 'blitz' war and that they will regain control of the south, and destroy US bases in the process."
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John MaCafee Reveals Himself As Mastermind Social Engineer

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 2 years ago

paysonwelch writes "Wow, all I can say is wow. It's hard to believe but I wouldn't put it past McAfee he seems incredibly resilient. His latest blog post details his complex spy network that he used to tap information into the higher echelon of the Belizean government. He might consider a new career as a movie producer, this blog post is enthralling. Here is an excerpt: I purchased 75 cheap laptop computers and, with trusted help, intalled invisible keystroke logging software on all of them — the kind that calls home (to me) and disgorges the text files. I began giving these away as presents to select people — government employees, police officers, Cabinet Minister's assistants, girlfriends of powerful men, boyfriends of powerful women."
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John McAfee is doing a live Media Q&A at 9:00PM EST on Ustream

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 2 years ago

paysonwelch writes "On Sunday, December 9, 2012, John McAfee will host a news conference in Guatemala Cityat 7:00 p.m. Guatemala Citytime via Ustream.tv. The news conference will be held in two segments; at 7:00 p.m. Mr. McAfee will broadcast a statement and will then accept questions from the media by email at qaformcafee@gmail.com, he will then broadcast again at 8:00 p.m. in order to answer those questions. For more information, or details regarding the news conference, please visit whoismcafee.com"
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McAffee is doing a live broadcast tonight on ustream at 8:00PM EST

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 2 years ago

paysonwelch writes "GUATEMALA CITY, December 9, 2012 — John McAfee, famed antivirus software pioneer and human rights advocate, today announced that he will host a news conference to ask the world for its protection against the Government of Belize. On his official blog, whoismcafee.com, Mr. McAfee has exposed the widespread corruption that is currently taking over the small country. Because of this, Mr. McAfee feels that he will be in grave danger if he were to be returned toBelize.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/urecommendmedia"

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McAfee wins stay of deportation from Guatemala

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 2 years ago

paysonwelch writes "A judge in Guatemala has granted a stay of the deportation of John McAfee to Belize, where authorities want to question him about the killing of a neighbor, an attorney for the internet software pioneer said Friday.

Under the order, McAfee will remain in Guatemala until his immigration case is heard in court, which may be more than a month, Telesforo Guerra told CNN.

McAfee remains in an immigration detention center in Guatemala City but could be released as early as next week, the lawyer said."

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McAffee starts releasing details on Belize corruption

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 2 years ago

paysonwelch writes "Two weeks before the last Belizean elections John was approached by Anthony Rayburn a leader in Carmelita village (the village where Mr. Mcafee had his residence) who for many years had worked for a local Politician by the name of Landy burns, Mr. Rayburn asked for a donation for Mr. Burns campaign in the amount of two million dollars, in return Mr Rayburn’s assurance on the future political favors would be more than the donations"
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John McAfee to host a press conference in Guatemala city

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 2 years ago

paysonwelch writes "John McAffee has posted on his blog that he will be hosting a press conference in Guatemala city on the 6th. From his blog: On Thursday, 6th of December, I will host a press conference in Guatemala City at 2:00 P.M. I will be joined by my attorney and former Attorney General of Guatemala, Telésforo Guerra. I will read a prepared statement and then open up the floor for questions. The conference will end at 4:00 P.M. The venue will be announce on this blog tomorrow, December 5th."
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McAffee Reportedly Safe - Impersonation Double Was Caught

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  about 2 years ago

paysonwelch writes "McAffee reported on his blog that he is safe. Apparently he is now travelling with two reports from Vice magazine. He is no longer in Belieze, and supposedly used a "double" carrying a fake passport to throw the authorities off his trail."
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SQL Server 2012 is Generally Available!

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  more than 2 years ago

paysonwelch writes "Microsoft is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download. SQL Server 2012 has already been deployed for production use by hundreds of global, industry-leading customers, such as Volvo Car Corp., Revlon, the HSN, Klout and LG Chemical.

Customers can download the latest version of SQL Server 2012 here. Also, for a deep dive on all things SQL Server 2012, check out the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event. All content from the Virtual Launch Event will be available until June 30, 2012. The event features 30+ webcasts from SQL Server 2012 experts in addition to a number of other multimedia features from Microsoft partners."

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Ousted Again

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  more than 3 years ago

paysonwelch writes "NEW YORK — At least 175 people have been arrested during clashes between police and Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide."
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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Ousted Again

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  more than 3 years ago

paysonwelch writes "At least 175 people have been arrested during clashes between police and Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York City, part of a day of mass gatherings in response to efforts to break up Occupy Wall Street camps nationwide."
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Physical input devices for developers?

paysonwelch paysonwelch writes  |  more than 3 years ago

paysonwelch writes "Dear Slashdot, All I want for Christmas is.. Just joking. I am a developer and entrepreneur and I am considering developing a very graphically rich and custom interface for my latest application which does charting and analysis of large data sets. The application would feature lots of gauges, knobs and levers. As I was thinking about this I said to myself, why not hook up physical knobs and levers to my computer to control my application instead of designing them in 2D bitmaps? This could potentially save screen space and provide tactile feedback, and a new way of interacting digitally with one's application and data. So my question is whether or not anyone out there has advice for building a custom solution, perhaps starting with a mixing board, or if there are any pre-fab kits / controllers for achieving this?"

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