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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

solosaint Re:America, land of the free... (720 comments)

"he was, by all appearances, genuinely guilty of at least one violent crime.." Violent crime? really? Dude, do some research, there are MANY felonies that do not involve violence, drug possession, sales, and piracy are two examples...

about 2 months ago

Cops To Congress: We Need Logs of Americans' Text Messages

solosaint Cops & Snitches (342 comments)

So if this is made into law ... will the logs between cop and snitch be logged too? I hope so ;)

more than 2 years ago

US Judge Rules Defendant Can Be Forced To Decrypt Hard Drive

solosaint Question: (1047 comments)

What if you have multiple containers of encrypted data and dont know (nor never knew) the password to the dummy containers?

about 3 years ago

Fighting Crime With Facebook

solosaint So can citizens do the same? (71 comments)

Can we post pictures of police officers who have wronged us? This should get interesting..

more than 3 years ago

DNA samples should be on record for...

solosaint Why the !@$# would you do this for drug offenses? (316 comments)

Why the !@$# would you make people submit their DNA for a drug offense? Rapist, murders, any violent criminal act... but drug offense? thats just lame...

more than 3 years ago

Immaculate Conception In a Boa Constrictor

solosaint commoner? (478 comments)

should that be "more common"?

more than 4 years ago

Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?

solosaint Mac Mini w/ frontrow (516 comments)

Hate to sound like a fan boy, but I too tried everything and now i Love my setup, mac mini with frontrow is the way to go. email me if you have any questions about my setup. PS i put HULU and Boxee inside front row along with a folder attached to a NAS device that has my archive collection on it.

more than 4 years ago

Terry Childs Found Guilty

solosaint Am I missing something? (982 comments)

am i missing something? I thought the US Government had the ability to crack passwords... is this only high level government? wasn't there an article on here about the US Customs using PS3s to crack laptops open...

more than 4 years ago

Gamers Pay To Play With Girls

solosaint Countdown? (408 comments)

The site has a count down till launch, that hits zero then counts up, I wonder if their business practices will be as deceptive as their current site... dating/match website deceptive? thats unheard of!

more than 4 years ago

Hackers Counter Microsoft COFEE With Some DECAF

solosaint Re:The Site... (154 comments)

i'm stealing this signature...

more than 5 years ago

US Government Using PS3s To Break Encryption

solosaint Re:This only works on poor passwords (570 comments)

This is what I dont understand about the article... Do they crack these passwords WITHOUT a dictionary? say you used the password NGeDPdkpUgzrCu would this be cracked using their awesome computing power?

more than 5 years ago

Chicago Court Throwing Out LIDAR Speeding Tickets

solosaint What about my state? (245 comments)

How would one find out if LIDAR has been proven accurate in my state (AZ)?

more than 5 years ago

With US election so close, I'm preparing to ...

solosaint Re:Harumph! (1010 comments)

nicely put!

more than 6 years ago



Email Commandments?

solosaint solosaint writes  |  more than 4 years ago

solosaint (699000) writes "I am tired of explaining to people how to properly use email... So I thought of coming up with the "Email Commandments" ... I have 4 so far, anyone think of anything else that irks them or they wish everyone knew before they were granted an email address?

        1. Do not forward crap: if it is noteworthy to send to others, remove the forward form the subject line, clean up the text. If it is something you want to talk about that is trivial, post it on your blog, Facebook or twitter, email is for more of a direct communication.
        2. Do not put an image in your signature: images in your signature are super 90's geekness, not to mention it takes up valuable space and bandwidth (especially for mobile devices). When someone must look for a file from you, they will see an attachment on every mail from you. it screams newebie and begs for excommunication.
        3. Use BCC not CC. I don't want other people to have my email address so the next time they click on a rogue attachment I am emailed. use the BCC option when sending group emails, UNLESS it is imperative that everyone see who is in the "group" being emailed, for example an email to a few co-workers about a group picnic, who is going to bring what.
        4. Do not send things via a website. If you see something cool on the web, copy the link in the browser and paste it into the email you want to share with someone. If you use the websites "send to a friend" it gives the website owners your friends email address"

What can one do to persecute SPAMers?

solosaint solosaint writes  |  more than 5 years ago

solosaint writes "I have a great email address that I was very careful with for many years, however I do keep getting tons of Real Estate related email, brokers, realtors, etc... Is there anything I can do more other than clicking on "Report as Spam" button? Other than checking with any local agencies who may have had my email address (like the Phoenix Association of Realtors who swears they took me off their list) I have clients who use third party mail services and they all have SLAs that state you must know and do business with these people you email, if you do not, you are in violation of the rules and your account will be suspended. Well, I am sick of being violated!"


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