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FBI To Shut Down DNSChanger Servers Monday -- But Should It Cut Off 300k PCs?

shoehornjob Re:About time... (140 comments)

They never will learn. Well maybe some of them will but most of them just want their computer to run and nothing more. IMHO you can't change the older ones that are in the system because they don't want to learn anything. It's very much like the Matrix (IMHO) but it's true.

more than 2 years ago
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Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights

shoehornjob Re:Perhaps... (430 comments)

That's the whole right of way thing. I think the local municipality gave them the rights. Shame they don't negotiate with the property owner instead.

more than 2 years ago
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Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights

shoehornjob Oh please!!!! (430 comments)

Fuck you verizon. Thank god I live in an area where there is some competition and I can choose what ISP I want but I feel really bad for people that don't have a choice. I dumped them a long time ago because they wouldn't fix our phone service for months and then they expected everyone to buy FIOS.

more than 2 years ago
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The Canadian DMCA Battle Concludes: How Thousands of Canadians Changed Copyright

shoehornjob Re:Inevitable (122 comments)

The vicious cycle is not between big media and the pirates. The cycle is between the big media and their customers suffering from battered wife syndrome, such as people like you and the GP/OP. People like you and the GP keep paying them money, so they can keep on existing, doing what they want to do, and what they want is DRM If you don't like DRM, simply don't buy it. Do not give them the privilege of your money. Whether you pirate it or not afterward is irrelevant. The bottom line is... the bottom line. Hit them where it hurts.

That pretty much says it all right there. What this really comes down to is a lifestyle change. I'm willing to give up on certain kinds of media if I can't get it on my terms. Plain and simple.

more than 2 years ago
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The U.N.'s Push for Power Over the Internet

shoehornjob The UN (326 comments)

As I recall the original mandate of the UN to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. (Wikipedia) It has evolved since it's inception but I hardly think the UN should be the governing body of the internet. There's too much politics as it is and it's a wonder how anything actually gets done over there. Yeah...not a good situation.

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Shows Off Junior, a Simple Browser Built for iPad

shoehornjob Re:Good, but a little pointless. (137 comments)

it would be even better if they allowed other engines on the app store.

Then Apple would not have access to your data. I like Opera but I use the Google search tool as well as Safari. A Firefox browser would be a welcome addition though.

more than 2 years ago
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European Scientists Make a Case For a Return To the Moon

shoehornjob Re:We should follow Dave Chapelle's lead (285 comments)

^^^^^^What he said^^^^^^ Also it couldn't hurt to kill all the defense contractors....just to be sure. Just sayin.

more than 2 years ago
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London Tube Stations Finally Get Wi-Fi

shoehornjob BART (140 comments)

No doubt they'll pull a Bart and disconnect the wifi service at the first sign of trouble.

more than 2 years ago
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Cognitive Software Identifies America's Brainiest Cities

shoehornjob Really?!?! (143 comments)

Slashvertisement!

more than 2 years ago
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Dept. of Homeland Security To Build Better Cyber Workforce

shoehornjob Re:first step (57 comments)

Stop calling it "cyber".

It's gubbermint... They don't know better.

more than 2 years ago
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After a Year In Orbit, US Air Force's X37-B Will Conclude Its Secret Mission

shoehornjob Re:'NO ONE KNOWS" ???? (243 comments)

Military intelligence: two words that can not make sense. Dave Mustaine

more than 2 years ago
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'Legitimized' Cyberwar Opens Pandora's Box of Dirty Tricks

shoehornjob Pandora (134 comments)

Lets all hope that when the shit hits the fan we can close that box of tricks. Too much power in the wrong hands is a very dangerous thing and where does it stop. Also, who has oversight of our dirty little cyber (I hate that word) war. The last thing we need is unchecked use of this technology.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Highlights Censored Search Terms In China

shoehornjob Revise Query (99 comments)

By prompting people to revise their queries, we hope to reduce these disruptions and improve our user experience from mainland China,' the company said in a blog post.

ZOMG the list of censored terms has to be bigger than War and Peace. Here's an idea, throw all of those terms at the great firewall and buffer overflow results (or something like that). Then the Chinese people can see what the nanny state has been hideing from them. Information IS power.

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

shoehornjob Really?!?! (349 comments)

Has the music business sunk to such lows that they have to monetize every last usage of their property? A bunch of greedy sons of bitches I tell you. Mark my words, next they will be going after grannies downloading gangsta rap over .......damn beat me to it. Seriously though WTF is wrong with these greedy motherfuckers? You can't get blood from a stone. I hope it becomes cheaper to hire a local band to preform at weddings. I'd like nothing better than to have their revenue stream cut off.

more than 2 years ago
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House Appropriators May Limit Public Availability of Pending Bills

shoehornjob Not so good (194 comments)

I am pretty sure that the majority of people on Slashdot agree that being able to better understand how the various bills being considered by Congress interact would be good for this country.

And thus not so good for politicians who don't really want people to see in advance what the congress is doing. I can see how this could be a conflict of interest (theirs and ours).

more than 2 years ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Angle For Production In China

shoehornjob Re:Yay it's a lose-lose! (141 comments)

^^^^^^ needs mod points. Pretty much nothing changes except when you take the car to the dealer for service now there's rice in the engine.

more than 2 years ago
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Solyndra's High-tech Plant To Be Sold

shoehornjob How much (233 comments)

How much of the money from this sale does the governmnet get? After all we the people funded part of this company and thus the building. I don't care if the other creditors get their money. The people demand their money back. Like that will actually happen! /sarcasm

more than 2 years ago
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Global Payments Breach Led To Prepaid Card Fraud

shoehornjob Re:no one (50 comments)

Agreed. There simply isn't enough motivation for credit card executives to change their business practices. There needs to be an extra layer of security in place to mitigate damages from fraud. The executives that let this happen need to answer for it otherwise the system will never change. I could say the same about Wall Street bankers that lose billions of dollars in hedge funds. I'm not exactly crying for the clients mind you but this mess is getting out of control.

more than 2 years ago
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Privacy Advocates Protest FBI Warning of 'Going Dark' In Online Era

shoehornjob Backdoor for others (135 comments)

'A backdoor doesn't just make it accessible to the FBI â" it makes it vulnerable to others.

Speaking of backdoors I've got these cool new Sony disks for your computer......

more than 2 years ago
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Adobe Changes Its Tune On Forcing Paid Upgrade To Fix Security Flaws

shoehornjob Re:Boohoo (90 comments)

LMAO STFU Adobe. ^^^ needs mod points. Adobe = security patches are our business model. Sure we'll let you torrent all our software but you'll pay in the end.

more than 2 years ago

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Malls track cell phone signals for datamining

shoehornjob shoehornjob writes  |  more than 2 years ago

shoehornjob writes "Online retailers have long gathered behavioral metrics about how customers shop, tracking their movements through e-shopping pages and using data to make targeted offers based on user profiles. Retailers in meat-space have had tried to replicate that with frequent shopper offers, store credit cards, and other ways to get shoppers to voluntarily give up data on their behavior, but these efforts have lacked the sort of data capacity provided by anonymous store browsers—at least until now. This holiday season, shopping malls in the US have started collecting data about shoppers by tracking the closest thing to "cookies" human beings carry—their cell phones."
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Comcast VS Level 3

shoehornjob shoehornjob writes  |  more than 3 years ago

shoehornjob (1632387) writes "Comcast and Level 3 are disputing the practice of peering between networks. For those who don't know, peering is an agreement made between two (backbone) networks to allow an equal exchange of traffic. If one network passes traffic over the agreed amont to the other it will likely be charged an excess fee. According to the Comcast blog http://blog.comcast.com/ dated Nov 29 and 30 Level 3 is attempting to pass traffic at a 5:1 ratio without incurring a charge for the excess. Comcast has already stated it will accept traffic levels no more than 2:1 without any additional fee. Level 3 is doing it's best to spread FUD by claiming that"big bad Comcast is attempting to shake down the content delivery system" and they are blocking Netflix. Both companies are waging a public realtions campaign to spin things their way. ZDNET has some interesting insight from an unnamed Barclays Capital analyst "The awkward timing makes us wonder why, assuming (Comcast) is contractually due the payments, it would choose to pursue them now, given the FCC’s sensitivity around online video, rather than just letting the issue sit until after the NBCU deal is approved. As such, we believe that Level 3 may be the one pushing the peering payment issue now, given that its leverage would be much lower once the NBCU deal is approved". I did a quick Google search for Level3 blog and couldn't find any official response from Level 3 so for now it seems they are content to spread FUD in the court of public opinion. Disclosure: I am an employee of Comcast. I have tried to present balanced information based on multiple sources and my opinions expressed on this or any website are my own and do not in any way represent my employer."
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Parents Television Council keep porn off Iphone

shoehornjob shoehornjob writes  |  more than 4 years ago

shoehornjob (1632387) writes "The socially conservative group Parents Television Council (Who?) Thinks Apple needs to do a better job of removing pornography from their App Store. Recently Apple did remove a few apps they deemed inappropriate like Dirty Fingers Screen Wash and Tight Body Perky XXX. Steve Jobs Counters that "Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone (referring to their adult only section of the app store). Gavin McKiernan, the PTC's grassroots director, claims there are very few controls on an Iphone, and parents cannot monitor the content that their children or teenagers have been viewing during the day on its Internet browser.

Sounds to me like a bunch of prudes taking a shot at an easy target. Hmm the the app store has porn? Gotta check that out for myself. Wonder if I can get Android apps to work on my Ipod touch (brings a whole new meaning to touch lol)."

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Republican FUD the FCC and Net Neutrality

shoehornjob shoehornjob writes  |  more than 4 years ago

shoehornjob (1632387) writes "Channel Web has an interesting article about Why Republicans Hate Net Neutrality. Essentially some key Republican congress critters want the FCC to conduct a "market analysis" of the broadband landscape before they do any potential damage to the industry by implimenting Net Neutrality. According to Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) (ranking member of the House Communications, Technology & the Internet Subcommittee) "Network Neutrality will harm consumers, reduce competition and discourage new investment and innovation at a time of tremendous technilogical growth"."
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