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"No press today for security reasons."

rodgster Bill of rights (3 comments)

In reality, the Bill of Rights ceased to exist shortly after 9/11. However I don't remember any Declaration of War from congress. 10 years later (endless, undeclared, off budget wars), now the government doesn't even "pretend" the Bill of Rights or the Constitution even exist anymore. There is no Freedom of the Press (all "owned"). There is No Free Speech. With all the unconstitutional surveillance of all Americans telephone, email and internet there is no longer any protection from unreasonable search and seizure. Secret courts, secret commissions, secret orders, secret interpretations, secret lists, secret decisions to kill US citizens, etc. all of this makes me want to throw up.

"Papers please" to travel and fondle or computerized strip searches without cause or reasonable belief (even elderly and children) is clearly in my mind not only stupid but also unconstitutional. WTF! Looking at essentially nude picture and fondling children is OK so long as you are wearing a TSA uniform and working in an airport (sometimes bus or train terminal, etc), everywhere else it is sex crime. What have these people done to my country! Baggage handlers and security can easily steal from checked baggage. This is nothing more than "security theater" and an enormous waste of resources and money.

I am more afraid of my government than I am of terrorists.

"We the People" does not include faceless corporations who are free from prosecution for their misdeeds and corruption of our elected leaders. Now all 3 branches of the government have been thoroughly corrupted by greed.

This is nothing short of wholesale subversion of the Constitution or in other words, specifically mentioned in the Constitution, treason.

IMHO. This government no longer functions according to the law of the land (the Constitution) and it is therefore unconstitutional. The only hope to try to fix the current government is to completely remove all financial influence from all forms of government completely and permanently (Constitutional amendment). End the corruption, this is fast becoming a 3rd world country. Please save my/our country.

Personally I think it is too late, and the only solution is another Continental Congress. This one is too broken to fix. Maybe we can learn from our mistakes when we start over.

more than 2 years ago
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Mysql.com Hacked, Made To Serve Malware

rodgster Re:Watch the video on the page, informative (81 comments)

A while back, I decided I don't need java, adobe acrobat or flash on my work machines (too much attack surface).

more than 2 years ago
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LulzSec Hacks the US Senate

rodgster Re:Bethesda (344 comments)

two words

password reuse

more than 3 years ago
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House Fails To Extend Patriot Act Spy Powers

rodgster I got an email from EFF the other day (284 comments)

I was going to send a comment to my congressman demanding that he vote against this unconstitutional atrocity. Thankfully this didn't pass and hopefully has finally begun to sunset. I can only hope we can someday resurrect the Constitution.

more than 3 years ago
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'No Refusal' DUI Checkpoints Coming To Florida?

rodgster Re:Whats next? (1219 comments)

I DO NOT drive impaired. Yet I choose to Not drive on "DUI enforcement holidays" because I refuse to be cowed into "showing my papers" for the privilege for driving from point A to point B. You must provide identification (at least here in California) which is another "papers please" affront and I grudgingly accept that. But as soon as you try to "exercise your rights" and refuse to tell the police where you are going, what you have doing, what your business is, you will likely be arrested. That my friends is a police state. Try it for yourself some time. If you dare. I'd suggest you have a hidden camera if you do.

This nonsense in FL is just a case of the judge(s) "sucking up OT gravy" like all the police officers.

In my town, most of these "papers please" checkpoints result in very few DUIs and mostly just impounds for license and registration violations, some warrants, etc (mostly "undocumented workers"). It is a "cash cow" for the cities, PD, etc. Saturation patrols have been far more effective in removing impaired drivers from the road.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Kills Office Anti-Piracy Program

rodgster Re:"Genuine Advantage" is only active where it sui (233 comments)

With Office 2010 MS already has Office Starter edition. You're not supposed to really talk about it and definitely not use it as a selling point. You're also supposed to pre-install it with MS Sec. Essentials, Windows Live, other stuff too. The end user either buys a license from the OEM, a retail or just decides to use the starter edition (Word & Excel "lite editions").

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Starts Mass Mirroring Effort

rodgster Re:Make it static. (586 comments)

Just like with all the propaganda of the US government. I don't mind. Because I have nothing to hide. US Gov probably wishes there was a 4th amendment now.

more than 3 years ago
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Obama Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority

rodgster Re: Bozo the Clown (646 comments)

I've been writing in Bozo the Clown for years. I use it whenever I cannot bring my self to vote for the choice(s) offered. He's probably received 100's of votes over the years from me alone.

more than 3 years ago
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GPS Tracking Without a Warrant Declared Legal

rodgster Re:Why should I worry? (926 comments)

This government stopped following the Constitution a long time ago.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Finally To Patch 17-Year-Old Bug

rodgster Re:Wow that's surprising! (251 comments)

If I remember correctly, as far back as NT 4.0 NSA Security Guidelines recommended removing the 16 bit MS DOS subsystem. I believe it is also absent in 64 bit Windows 7. I wonder about 64 bit XP & 64 bit Vista.

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Wants Computer Privacy Ruling Overturned

rodgster Re:Only pedantic comments here (670 comments)

I am not afraid of another terrorist attack.

Why?

It is 100X more likely to die from smoking
http://thescooponsmoking.org/xhtml/faq.php

It is 10X more likely to die in a car accident
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/22/AR2006082201152.html

And 9/11 was a single event. There others happen every year.

By the way, about 500 people a year are hit by lightening
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/users/holle/public_html/phx6.html

I'm not worried about that either

more than 4 years ago
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BlueHippo Scam Collected $15M, Only Shipped One PC

rodgster Re:Instead of referring to just "Blue Hippo" (216 comments)

Just like with Madoff. I wonder, WTF was the "exit strategy"? Since the FTC has shut them down. I assume more than 1 person sent that final payment. It's a house of cards. When you build it. Don't you think about getting out before it collapses?

more than 4 years ago
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Internet Traffic Shifting Away From Tier-1 Carriers

rodgster Re:more reason for the FCC's Internet neutrality r (153 comments)

I wonder if most of the traffic to Microsoft occurs around the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

> Google, Microsoft, Facebook. Arbor says there are about 30 of these 'hyper giant' companies that generate and consume about 30% of all Internet traffic.'

more than 4 years ago
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Details Emerge of 2006 Wal-Mart Hack

rodgster I don't get it (66 comments)

Surely they could have dumped the user accounts from AD (like the SAM under NT) and crack all the accounts on a remote machine. Then maybe it wouldn't have even been noticed. And if the POS software was secure, it should not matter if someone downloaded the source code.

more than 4 years ago
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Null-Prefix SSL Certificate For PayPal Released

rodgster Re:So let me get this right... (351 comments)

Thanks for the info. I assume you could exact the capicom.dll as if you were going to slipstream SP2 into office 2007.

Actually I was referring to KB967723.

And interestingly enough, the patch for windows 2003 (64bit) installs on XP (64 bit) but it's download is not referenced from the KB. And apparently MS has said they won't provide a patch for XP (either 64 or 32).

more than 4 years ago
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Null-Prefix SSL Certificate For PayPal Released

rodgster Re:So let me get this right... (351 comments)

Wow.

"not technically feasible" to patch at least XP 64 bit which was release after 2003 32-bit server and before 2003 server 64-bit. I thought the code base was really similar. Especially since it uses the same Service Pack (WindowsServer2003.WindowsXP-KB914961-SP2-x64-ENU.exe)

General Availability Dates from Microsoft

Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86) 5/28/2003
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition 4/24/2005
Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition 5/28/2005

This cannot be anything less than a ploy to kill XP (and 2000 server) and bring on the new era of Windows Play Skool Edition (Windows Visa 2009 aka Windows 7)

more than 4 years ago
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Korean DDoS Bots To Self-Destruct

rodgster Re:Really that bad of a thing? (501 comments)

hhhmmm

I wonder if the backbone network admins are going to block access to that "set of web servers" or just let nature take it course.

about 5 years ago
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Moblin Will Run X Server As Logged-In User, Not Root

rodgster IMHO (205 comments)

This is something that is long overdue.

about 5 years ago

Submissions

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Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran with Stuxnet

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rodgster writes "Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet."
Link to Original Source

Journals

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Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB967723) installs under XP 64-bit SP2

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Supposedly the patch is not available for XP (64 bit).

lol. well. the cat is totally out of the bag. so much for "not technically feasible".

Manually download the patch and install.

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translation software for linux?

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Does anyone know of any translation software for Spanish to English and English to Spanish for linux?

I have logotrans for windows, but would like something for linux.

InterTran is too expensive.

bablefish is online only.

Anyone have any experience with Pythoñol?

TIA.

I can't figure out how to post this to ask slashdot.

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Sysinternals Suite free dwonload from MS technet

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Available as a free 8 MB zip download.
Get it while you can

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/sysinternalssuite.mspx

License terms:

Installation and User Rights
You may install and use any number of copies of the software on your devices.

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Taking back Democracy

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 7 years ago

The AP is reporting Webb has won Virgina.

http://mer.ap.org/news.jsp?key=10168

Now the question is:

How do you do a recount with electronic voting machines and NO PAPER TRAIL!

LOL LOL LOL

Topic for the 1st session of Congress:

Impeachment of Bush & Cheney for war crimes, subversion of the Constitution and treason.

Even though I don't want to see Peloci as President.

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BSOD screensaver on Fedora Core 5

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 7 years ago

After the BSOD article for OSX, I decided to install it on Fedora Core 5 X86_64.

After installing:

xcreensaver-extras
xscreensaver-gl-extras
xscreensaver-extras-gss
xscreensaver-gl-extras-gss

I finally have BSOD as an option but there is no control to configure it.

Guess I have to RTM.

Dammit

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Finally got a 1st post.

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I've been a member here for ???? 3 years? And almost accidentally I got my 1st first post.

I did buy a subscription around the end of the year and gave a few away too. Mainly to donate to /.

I haven't been spending much time on /. recently. Not many of the stories seem very interesting and I've been busy with work, other hobbies, etc.

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=184949&cid=15267427

(damn filters... you'll need to remove the space it puts in to follow the pseudo link)

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I'm not pro-islamic

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I hate terrorists as much as anyone else.

I have the FBI's Bin Laden wanted poster on the side of my server rack.

I'm merely pragmatic enough to see that the reason for attacks against us are probably for the stated reasons, not because, "they hate us for our freedoms".

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Merry Christmas or ....

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I made some donations (/. subscriptions) to some of the people I admire for their views, comments and opinions. Merry Christmas or whatever the equivalent is (if applicable).

Rodger

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Gentoo

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I downloaded gentoo.

I'm thinking of trying it out and maybe migrating from deadhat fedora linux.

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Got my first Freak

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Hack'n'Slash (3463)Freak

I have no idea who this guy is. Wonder if it was my CEO comment that did it.

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=99443&cid=8483862

Or maybe it was my comment about Public Key Cryptography.

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=99233&cid=8461209

or the journal entry that I followed up with.

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Damn...... Matrix Revoltions...........

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 10 years ago

The First Matrix was great.

The Second Matrix (Re-booted) was good. The entire Zion sceen could have been scrapped and you'd have never missed a thing.

The Third Matrix (Revoltions) was Average (at best). The best thing would have been to entirely scrap the whole last 1/2 hour, most of the BS with the ships flying around, Most of the battle scenes, The entire Bing thing (crap). These should have ended up on the cutting room floor where they belong. And STOP with the annoying cliches. The pauses for effect before and after were way over the top. The New oracle was weak. Even the actors didn't seem to think anyone would buy such weak and pathetic crap. Junk the Train operator (utter BS). I'm hard pressed to think of anything I liked The Marovinge Bar Scene. His ol' lady, the gun fight going into the bar, the babes getting on the elevator.

Combine the Good parts from the second (much) and third movies (not much) and you have another great movie maybe 2 and 1/2 hours long.

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downloading REL3

rodgster rodgster writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I'm currently downloading the srpms of REL3 now.

When I have some time to play, I'll compile and see if I can install from an internal ftp or NFS.

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