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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

petteyg359 Re:So offer a cost effective replacement (185 comments)

HTTPS is only sufficient until ISPs install proxies and give all the technophobe morons who are proud to proclaim "I don't know about all them flashing lights and stuff!" a nice little "internet installer" CD that sets the proxy as a trusted root, or has the tech who comes out because the customer is too proud of their ignorance to connect a coax cable between two coax ports and an ethernet cable between two ethernet ports install it for them.

about three weeks ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

petteyg359 Re:Downloading music for free? Scandelous! (323 comments)

Some people don't give a shit about data usage, hence having automatic downloads on. Some people DO give a shit about having shit music forced into their library without their consent. I like all _my_ music, so my playlist is everything-on-random. It's MY playlist, not Apple's playlist, and they can keep their shit out of it.

about a month ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

petteyg359 Re:1024-fold (210 comments)

Microsoft has had plenty of time to fix that, either via an utterly simple string replacement, or a minutely less-simple calculation (size / (1024^n / 1000^n) where n is the power of thousands in size). I wonder how much of a kickback Microsoft took from the lawyers in the frivolous lawsuits against Western Digital and others.

about a month ago
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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Switching ISPs Is Too Hard

petteyg359 Re: Seriously? (145 comments)

I still use my swbell.net address. Get off my lawn :)

about a month and a half ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

petteyg359 Re:Not surprising (506 comments)

Wrong. This is playing it anti-safe. You put that wheel and pedals back, and you allow idiots to take over control of the kinetic warhead.

about 2 months ago
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ICANN Offers Fix For Domain Name Collisions

petteyg359 Re:In other words (101 comments)

ICANN should just reserve a TLD or two for private networks similar to how some IP ranges were reserved in RFC1918.>

Yeah, but who will be responsible for handing ICANN the annual briefcase-full-of-large-bills to pay for such a scheme?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

petteyg359 UI (199 comments)

As everyone knows, having the letters in an acronym actually match the first letter of the word they stand for is stupid, so you should invest a very large amount of money replacing every instance of "UI" with "UX".

about 2 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

petteyg359 Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

Nothing I said contradicts that.

So, when you said this:

How often do you see Java browser applets used anyway? Not that much,

you didn't say that?

about 2 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

petteyg359 Re:Nobody kills Java (371 comments)

You ever heard of that big payroll company called ADP? They use a Java 6 applet (one that refuses to run if you even have vague thoughts about installing JRE 7 or 8) for their time card software. Lots of big companies outsource their payroll to ADP, therefore lots of big companies are still using Java applets as a core function of their business.

about 2 months ago
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

petteyg359 Re:Colorize (234 comments)

Of course it looks stupid. Stupidity is required to use apostrophes as a form of pluralization.

about 3 months ago
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Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns

petteyg359 Obviously not a honeypot (80 comments)

demonoid.ph is running on IPv6. Those MAFIAA guys are technophobes, and we all know they wouldn't touch IPv6 with a ten foot pole.

about 5 months ago
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Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

petteyg359 Re:terminology (238 comments)

Aw, damn. I was hoping to call them and ask if they could peer into my apartment.

about 5 months ago
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EA Ending Online Support For Dozens of Games

petteyg359 Re:Lol... (329 comments)

They'd rather sue third parties who try to support it, as has happened to several reverse-engineered servers for games that the publisher stopped supporting.

about 5 months ago
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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

petteyg359 Re:Bad example (800 comments)

By that logic, my failure to donate a kidney means I have murdered approximately 4000 people every year since 1999 who have died on kidney transplant waiting lists. You, sir, need to find some better bullshit to spew.

about 5 months ago
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Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

petteyg359 Re:really??? (548 comments)

Once more, we ask you: What liberals?

about 6 months ago
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Why Should Game Stories Make Sense?

petteyg359 Suspension of Disbelief (169 comments)

I couldn't describe to you each individual plot point in a book I read last year. Whether you can remember every little tidbit of dialogue years later isn't important. While I'm playing, though, the plot line is right there in front of me, and all the previous bits and pieces are at the front of my mind. You throw in something that doesn't mesh with the plot in the least bit (i.e. Portal robot spheres in Skyrim, the talking dog in Skyrim, various other easter eggs in other games), that kicks me out of the game, and I don't want to continue playing. That's why keeping the story consistent is important, you dimwit.

about 6 months ago
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HP Server Killer Firmware Update On the Loose

petteyg359 Re:Does not appear to affect the G7 (100 comments)

Here, have a 7 digit to make you stop feeling young, you wrinkly decrepit fossil.

about 6 months ago
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One In Ten Americans Thinks HTML Is a Type of Sexually Transmitted Infection

petteyg359 Re: heh... (255 comments)

+1 depressing.

about 7 months ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

petteyg359 Re:Why? (769 comments)

This is where ratings need to go way above 5.

about 8 months ago

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