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Comcast Training Materials Leaked

saleenS281 Re:McDonallds should sue ... (234 comments)

That's patently false. The digital switch was a knife to the back of anyone using an antenna. I can tell you first hand at our cabin - we got about 20 channels. Since the digital switch, none of them work. When it was analog, you might get a little static every now and then, but at least you'd get SOMETHING. With digital, you either get it, or you don't. There's nothing in between. That means if you were remotely on the edge of the signal before, you're getting nothing now. And I can tell you at least where we're at, the broadcast signal strength they're using for digital is significantly lower than it was before.

12 hours ago
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Comcast Training Materials Leaked

saleenS281 Re:McDonallds should sue ... (234 comments)

Your reputation only matter when your customers have an alternative.

12 hours ago
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Comcast Training Materials Leaked

saleenS281 Re:McDonallds should sue ... (234 comments)

I work in a large IT organization. Our tech support deals with our customers. Exactly 0% of their training is geared towards selling the customer anything. And their bonuses are based 100% off customer satisfaction. Needless to say, our customers don't hate us - and we do more business with them because of it.

12 hours ago
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Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

saleenS281 Re:FreeBSD network stack (195 comments)

Out of curiosity, are they giving the code back, or is it all tied up in their own distro?

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Seeks Devs To Make Linux Network Stack As Good As FreeBSD's

saleenS281 Won't Happen (195 comments)

Which works great if you're writing all your own software, or are able to rely on nothing but open source. VERY few companies have that luxury, and FreeBSD/OpenBSD are a non-starter for anything you want vendor support on. RHEL and SLES on the other hand are almost universally supported by hardware and software vendors alike.

about two weeks ago
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Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

saleenS281 Re:Nuke it from orbit, then restore from backups. (150 comments)

It's not a reasonable question, because it's not the topic at hand. If you want a virtual machine running linux, go get a virtual machine running linux. This is about backup services. Synology S3 integration isn't a VM on amazon with rsync, it's Synology making native S3 api calls.

No, crashplan isn't a vm running linux with rsync, it's a backup service. If you bothered to spend 30 seconds clicking on either link, you'd have seen that. Instead you started babbling about "serious backups" using rsync which is completely and utterly inferior to the crashplan or s3 option for 99%+ of Synology's target market.

about two weeks ago
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Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

saleenS281 Re:This is how we learn (150 comments)

The problem is Synology advertises it as a replacement for your router/firewall as well. I always thought that was stupid. I mean, I get the draw of "only having one box", but I don't know why you'd ever directly expose your personal data to the internet that way.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

saleenS281 Who says there can be only two 'ecosystems' (112 comments)

Not really... Linux has basically 0 traction in the desktop market. There is OSX or Windows. OSX has basically 0 traction in the open systems server market, there is Windows or Linux. The various BSD distros have made noise every now and again from time to time, but they're an after thought, not a legitimate competitor (Solaris/FreeBSD/NetBSD/OSX/etc).

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

saleenS281 lol @ hope for windows phone (112 comments)

If they're smart, they'll take everything Blackberry had and then some. There's absolutely no reason they can't produce a better email experience interfacing with Exchange than any of their competitors have. There's STILL nothing that even comes close to the old Blackberry + BES + Exchange experience 10 years later, and that's sad.

about three weeks ago
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

saleenS281 Re:Yes it should ship! (112 comments)

100% this. Notice that Google announced Android Silver recently. All the sudden the head of that project gets fired, and Tizen mysteriously isn't shipping. The last time Samsung was "just about to ship", Google sold off Motorola and suddenly Samsung had delays.

It's absolutely Samsung's way of fighting back against Google pressure.

about three weeks ago
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How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response

saleenS281 Except (60 comments)

The internet of things is never going to happen (at least not in the US). Wireless companies will never allow it. They'll probably try to charge you $20/month per device just to add them to your account.

about a month ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

saleenS281 Re:The White House isn't stupid.. (272 comments)

Or, if they went back to banning speculation on commodities, oil would be $25/barrel. But not allowing wall street to fuck us would be anti-American and borderline COMMUNIST!

about 1 month ago
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

saleenS281 Re:Backtrack the financials... (93 comments)

The US will never lose a military battle. Russia is attacking our infrastructure, China our economy. If you think this isn't a big deal, you're not getting the big picture.

about a month ago
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Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

saleenS281 Re:Problem traced (93 comments)

It would be just as, if not easier to put a backdoor in a proprietary embedded system. Unless the companies in question both demand and inspect the entire source code for their scanners, it doesn't matter WHAT is running on them.

about a month ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

saleenS281 Re:So... (310 comments)

I hope your "no one was harmed" thing was tongue in cheek. First off, for the rest of these gentlemen's lives, a simple search on google will associate their name with the original news stories that may or may not be updated to prove their innocence. But MOST importantly - they were taken into custody and held against their will, after doing nothing wrong. And the police did this KNOWINGLY. Under any other circumstances that would be called kidnapping, and they would have grounds to civil recompense. The *ONLY* issue here is that they can't personally sue the police officers, which is something that needs to change in our justice system to curb this behavior.

about a month ago
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Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

saleenS281 So... (310 comments)

The cops who falsified their reports are going to jail, right? If I am found falsely testifying under oath, that's my sentencing. What? They'll get off with a slap on the wrist and *MAYBE* a week's paid vacation? I wonder why citizens distrust police in this country.

about a month ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

saleenS281 Re:WTF rich people? (1330 comments)

Reality has proven your intelligence is only exceeded by your reading comprehension. Which, given your stance on the subject, isn't really surprising.

about a month and a half ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

saleenS281 Re:WTF rich people? (1330 comments)

Here in the real world, any solution that involves "just don't have vaginal sex" is not coming up with a solution at all. Get off the fucking horse, nobody cares that you think it's an acceptable solution, REALITY has proven it isn't, hasn't been, and never will be.

about a month and a half ago

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