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How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year

rot26 Re:Implement locally? (145 comments)

Go for it. I used to have something like this, but it was cheap and didn't work that well. Maybe you can do a lot better. Or maybe you'll find out why nobody else has done it.

3 days ago
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How One Small Company Blocked 15.1 Million Robocalls Last Year

rot26 Re:With a name like his (145 comments)

He's really thrown a wrench into their operations.

BOOYAH.

3 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

rot26 At best... (579 comments)

At best, their excuse can be summarized as "we can fix this for some users, but not all, therefore we are not going to fix it at all".

5 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

rot26 Re:The solution is obvious (579 comments)

My widely distributed product has been discovered to have a serious security flaw affecting millions of users. I have fixed this but it requires you to get your congressman to fetch it for you and have his staff install it. It's not MY fault if you can't convince your congressman to do this, it's HIS fault, and if you suffer, that's just too bad. Take it up at the voting booth.

5 days ago
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Moot Retires From 4chan

rot26 Re:The least welcome news (184 comments)

Come for the filth, stay for the hivemind. An amazing amazing thing.

about two weeks ago
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Moot Retires From 4chan

rot26 Re:The least welcome news (184 comments)

These days, yes. I suspect that there was a point about 3 years ago when moot got a visit from some TLA agency, and has been on a short leash since. I'm guessing they have finally taken him off of the dog collar he's been on since (redacted) and he is getting the hell out of dodge.

about two weeks ago
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Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

rot26 Re:One mile? (784 comments)

I'll jump in here for no reason.

I rode my bike 3 miles to school from 2nd and 3rd grade until we moved closer to the school and then walked after that. Sometimes I would come home, realize I had forgotten my jacket or homework, and ride back up to the school to retrieve it.

Nothing special about that, lots of kids did the same thing at the same distances.

about two weeks ago
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US Government Lurked On Silk Road For Over a Year

rot26 Re:Ross Ulbricht case? If so, ... (129 comments)

Yet with only a little sleight of hand, the jurors won't know the difference. The chance of DPR (dread or dead) being found innocent are zero.

about two weeks ago
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'Silk Road Reloaded' Launches On a Network More Secret Than Tor

rot26 Re:Infamous Tor Network? (155 comments)

"There was a study done recently" that shows anything you want it to.

about three weeks ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

rot26 Re:Still not conclusive (219 comments)

Please don't write something like this as Anon. I want to mod it up but don't waste mod points on anonymous posts.

thank you for your consideration

about three weeks ago
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Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

rot26 Re:And? (448 comments)

You missed the point... again.

The "airport model" means that "normal" or base service is degraded into total uselessness, and you have to pay to add functionality until the service is no longer useless and/or intensely unpleasant. This may or may not be cheaper than what you had before... but you can't complain because you opened the door for a-la-carte pricing, which will inevitably be used to increase profits.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech

rot26 Re:Waste of money (341 comments)

Please define "diversity".

Quoted or not quoted. (And explain the difference.)

about three weeks ago
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Indiana Court Rules Melted Down Hard Drive Not Destruction of Evidence

rot26 Re:Hello microwave (181 comments)

That works perfectly with CD's, DVD's, etc. I've never tried it with floppies, but it sounds promising. Hard drives might require getting the platters above the curie point, making a regular oven more reliable. I'm not sure if microwaves will penetrate a hard drive enclosure; all of mine have been made of metal but I'm sure this depends on dozens of other factors.

However, I think most people here are assuming that making any sort of media unreadable means altering its magnetic properties, and that's not true if the people investigating have deep pockets.

tl;dr
don't underestimate the capabilities of a forensics lab with an electron microscope made for examining disk platters.

about a month ago
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Professor: Young People Are "Lost Generation" Who Can No Longer Fix Gadgets

rot26 Re:Dupe (840 comments)

From Mercury, one of the ORIGINAL manufacturers that did everything possible to prevent owners from doing their own maintenance. My grandfather, who raced boats in the 50's and 60's, complained about this his whole life.

about a month ago
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GCHQ Warns It Is Losing Track of Serious Criminals

rot26 Whose fault is this? (229 comments)

Intelligence officers ... changed their communications methods

So they foolishly abandoned whatever they were doing to make a point and it's biting them in the ass. Waaaah. Let the stupidest lose.

about a month ago
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Army Building an Airport Just For Drones

rot26 And knowing is half the battle (48 comments)

In related news, the FAA has just cleared 4 companies (Trimble Navigation Limited, VDOS Global, Clayco Inc. and Woolpert Inc.) to use drones commercially

I guess now we know who pushes those "news stories" about all the near-catastrophic near-misses with all of the non-(Trimble Navigation Limited, VDOS Global, Clayco Inc. and Woolpert Inc.) drones.

about 1 month ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

rot26 Re:Computers used for evil (253 comments)

Goodbye freedom. Welcome Freedom 2.0

about 3 months ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

rot26 Re:Computers used for evil (253 comments)

I think the core of what you're saying is true, you're just overgeneralizing. It's not just "white males" who tend to have decision making positions, it's "fit, good looking, tall white males" who discriminate against EVERYONE who is not a fit, good looking, tall white male. Of course, not 100% true, but true often enough to hurt and anger in other than just AA's. And possibly even more prominent since it's rarely against the law to discriminate against people who are short or fat, or can't run 2 miles in 14 minutes.

about 3 months ago
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Tech Recruiters Defend 'Blacklists,' Lack of Feedback, Screening Techniques

rot26 Re:Scum (253 comments)

Now my real issue are the companies who make job requirements so select, in essence they are trying to get the same guy that left.

Nah, they're posting the job to meet EEO requirements. They already know who they're going to hire, and the posted job description consists of HIS EXACT SKILLSET, often down to the version of tools, plus a few "required" skillsets for other stuff NOBODY has ever heard of. 100% effective as far as I know.

about 3 months ago

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