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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

splatter Sheevaplug (287 comments)

I'm like the other posters I started out using recycled pc's, but decided to go more green power-wise a few years ago.

I'm using a 1.2GHz Marvell ARM CPU Sheevaplug with 512 MB of flash memory and 512 MB of DDR2 running Ubuntu. I have an additional 512 MB memory card mounted as /var and 2 x 1 TB external USB drives one as my primary and the other as a backup. 50/50 Mb fiber connection to 1 GigE LAN run to the office bedroom, and entertainment centers for lag free video (ushare) & music (mt-daapd) streaming, everyone else uses WiFi.

about 3 months ago
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Dropbox's New Policy of Scanning Files For DMCA Issues

splatter sheeva plug + 2xTB external USB drives + dyndns (243 comments)

Seriously it's not that hard to setup your own cloud service. I spent under $400 for the whole setup that includes backups. For the lazy or people that don't want to mess with a headless Linux box, seagate sells a LAN / dyndns enabled device that is marketed exactly as a "personal cloud". Why would you trust a service when you can easily DIY?

about 9 months ago
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Thieves Who Stole Cobalt-60 Will Soon Be Dead

splatter Re:Tough luck.. (923 comments)

Jythie, you are a better person then I.
Not a day goes by I don't think of that asshole & his friends & how badly I'd like to know something really bad happened to him. Yeah I know turn the other cheek and all that, but I just can't seem to get my heart or head around that even five years later. Even now as I type it makes my blood boil, I try hard to not think about it.

1 year,16 days
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Court Upholds Ruling On Dish Network's 'Hopper'

splatter Re:Same code litigated to death (248 comments)

Um I read the article.
Last year, Fox Broadcasting Company, with the support of other broadcast networks, sued Dish for its "Hopper" DVR and its "Auto Hop" feature, which automatically skips over commercials. According to the Fox, the Hopper automatically records eight days' worth of prime time programming on the four major networks that subscribers can play back on request. Beginning a few hours after the broadcast, viewers can choose to watch a program without ads. As we observed when the it started, this litigation was yet another in a long and ignominious series....

So it is automatic hence the auto-skip part of the description, and it is another lawsuit against the same code that "sonic blue" made way back when for the replaytv (which I owned BTW) which has been purchased and litigated until dead over and over again.

about a year ago
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Court Upholds Ruling On Dish Network's 'Hopper'

splatter Same code litigated to death (248 comments)

This is the same code that has been sued over AT LEAST three times. What a total waste of money and effort. Can't a higher court make a betamax vrs Sony ruling and get this over already?

Christ now the hook is 1 hr after you can forward ads. Good luck, if that's all it takes to make this legit, more power to you, but two (three?) companies have been shuttered trying to keep this code legal & alive. I'd think about that if I were on the board of dish.

about a year ago
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FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

splatter Re:realization (573 comments)

He's good, & very dedicated, only problem is I think he's sleeping with my wife. :)

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about a year and a half ago
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FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

splatter realization (573 comments)

Humm,

Verizon FIOS: yeah ok, I have 20/5 d/u

DAAP Music streaming
p2p bit torrent
VPN
UPnP movie server
web page
TOR
SSH tunneling
File server

Still haven't hit anything near that transfer rate in over 5 years total, I need more friends...

about a year and a half ago
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Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat

splatter Re:Was the exchange rate wrong? (812 comments)

The amount of paid on the boat was right, but in which countries currency was was wrong. So it was like saying he paid 10K Euro when it was supposed to be 10K Rupees. Euros to rupees trade at 1:75 which is a big difference in cost. Obviously this is exaggerated, and he admittedly says that the Canadian and US dollar are currently trading close to 1:1, but that has not always been the case, as I remember traveling to Canada years ago, and the rate was 1:2.

 

about a year ago
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USPS To Launch Line of Smart Clothing

splatter So how much $ was wasted in development for this (206 comments)

I have to say, I hope the best for the USPS and it's workers, but the first thing that came to mind is a getting a start-up off the ground isn't cheap. Seems like a clothing line would be even more since there are goods involved meaning clothing stock, building, machines, workers, management, marketing etc... I know you need to spend money to make it, but unless someone is sure this is an idea that is worthwhile and not a pipe dream, it seems risky. How much money for all these things have been dumped into this idea that could have been used to keep the agency afloat for that much longer. Seems like one more piss poor idea after another coming from the USPS.

about 2 years ago
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US CEO Says French Workers Have Three-Hour Work Day

splatter Re:American Wage Slaves are an Even Better Value (1313 comments)

Really informative. Try troll bate!

That is no ones fault other then your own for picking a bad company to work & career to work in. Stop trying to project your crap on everyone else. I have NEVER had problems taking leave / vacation and as that is both as a government worker and as a private citizen. Do I always get the week I want, no, but I always get vacation.

Your doing something wrong, try reconsidering who you work for and what you do with your life.

about 2 years ago
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Unscrambling an Android Telephone With FROST

splatter Re:4-digit PIN (55 comments)

"in a manner that can be quickly and conveniently unlocked by an average user?"

Not sure why I'm bother answering this obvious troll but then use 6 characters. That still brings up the complexity /strength enough to make unbreakable before the limit hits. Please do some reading if you want protection there is some required effort above and beyond a 4 digit number PIN, it's a risk assessment for the OP to make.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password#Memorization_and_guessing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Password_strength

about 2 years ago
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Unscrambling an Android Telephone With FROST

splatter Re:4-digit PIN (55 comments)

"Use a 8-16 symbol password instead of a PIN"

Agreed and this is for all encrypted phones not just android. Also if the phone supports it set it up to delete the phones contents after X amount of failed attempts.

about 2 years ago
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'Bankrupt' Australian Surgeon Sues Google For Auto-Complete

splatter Re:do it to your own name (305 comments)

yeah apparently I'm a realtor.. Never knew, but go figure.

about 2 years ago
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Bradley Manning Offers Partial Guilty Plea To Military Court

splatter Re:So does this include (380 comments)

The Inquisition.... What a show... wait, shit wrong movie.

more than 2 years ago
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Jill Stein and Gary Johnson Debate Online Tonight

splatter Re:The only wasted vote, is a party line vote. (349 comments)

LOL see it back fired for me, probably because I'm in a swing state. I'm also independent & voted in the republican primary for the same reason. Now I get flyers, postcards, & door to door petitioners for both parties.

I can't wait till this stupid thing is over & I don't see another MD yes/no on 7 / Attack ad for either of these bone heads

more than 2 years ago
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The Tech Behind Felix Baumgartner's Stratospheric Skydive

splatter Re:Cocaine (109 comments)

In Holland you can buy liqueur infused with coca leaves & other botanicals that while not cocaine will give you a nice speedy drunk feeling. No issues getting it into the US either.

more than 2 years ago
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Assange Makes Statement Calling For an End To the "Witch Hunt"

splatter Re:Go to China (915 comments)

my folks went to cuba a few years ago no problem. Few extra hoops to jump through but it's not illegal, they made it back just fine

more than 2 years ago
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

splatter Re:Wow, the slave boys getting desperate (923 comments)

Except as someone else in this thread said embassy grounds are not sovereign soil of the county, populated but immune diplomats.

Close embassy
Evict diplomats
Collect Assange

No guns, no force, just diplomacy

more than 2 years ago
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Researchers Seek Help Cracking Gauss Mystery Payload

splatter Re:Would this be usefull in reverse? (229 comments)

Of course sorry that was silly of me. If the hash is made of arabic character directory names & registry paths your right.

So what identifiable parts could be used? MAC I suppose although as you said that could be spoofed if known. What about the processor clock, are there any uniquely identifiable parts besides the network card?

more than 2 years ago

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Dave Arneson, co-creator of the D&D dies at 61

splatter splatter writes  |  more than 5 years ago

splatter (39844) writes "Dave Arneson, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game and a pioneer of role-playing entertainment, died after a two-year battle with cancer, his family said Thursday. He was 61. Arneson and Gary Gygax developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, Gygax died in March 2008."
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The iPhone 3G Gets Unlocked

splatter splatter writes  |  more than 6 years ago

splatter (39844) writes "Just a few days after its launch, a group from Brazil has managed to unlock Apples iPhone to operate on almost any carrier. On its Web site, DesbloqueioBr posted a video showing the unlocked handset making a phone call. In an interview with gadget blog Gizmodo, developer Breno MacMasi said the unlocking process involved modifying the phone's SIM hardware so the International Mobile Subscriber Identity can be overwritten. The procedure allows iPhone 3G users to makes calls with any compatible GSM carrier, not just ones with which Apple has an exclusive agreement. But users of an unlocked phone wouldn't be guaranteed to have 3G-network access, and Apple could potentially wipe out the hack with a software update."
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NJ teen unlocks iPhone from AT&T network

splatter splatter writes  |  more than 7 years ago

splatter (39844) writes "A teenager in New Jersey has broken the lock that ties Apple's iPhone to AT&T's wireless network, freeing the most hyped cell phone ever for use on the networks of other carriers, including overseas ones. George Hotz, 17, confirmed Friday that he had unlocked an iPhone and was using it on T-Mobile's network, the only major U.S. carrier apart from AT&T that is compatible with the iPhone's cellular technology. The hack, which Hotz posted Thursday to his blog, is complicated and requires skill with both soldering and software.The modification leaves the iPhone's many functions, including a built-in camera and the ability to access Wi-Fi networks, intact. The only thing that won't work is the "visual voicemail" feature. what you need: http://iphonejtag.blogspot.com/2007/08/what-you-ne ed.html Hotz' blog: http://iphonejtag.blogspot.com/ 2nd one's on sale on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item =230164884672"
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DVD Jon Cracks Iphone activation

splatter splatter writes  |  more than 7 years ago

splatter writes "A well-known individual to slashdot readers claims to have overcome restrictions on Apple Inc.'s iPhone, allowing highly technical users to bypass AT&T Inc.'s network to use the phone's Internet and music features. The iPhone does not have phone capability, but the iPod and Wi-Fi work. The site with his blog contains technical details for other hackers, as well as links to software necessary to complete the process. One potential use would be for an iPhone user living or traveling outside the United States to access the iPhone's music player and Internet service over Wi-Fi connections without using the phone. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070706/wr_nm/iphone_h acker_dc;_ylt=AlF67pTH3dplCOm8KCpiInYjtBAF"
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splatter splatter writes  |  more than 8 years ago

splatter (39844) writes "Another lawsuit to clog up the justice system. This is the second case the first is another $600M case in AL.

"Family members of three people slain by a 14-year-old on newsman Sam Donaldson's New Mexico ranch sued the makers of the video game "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City" on Monday, claiming the crimes would not have occurred had the teenager never played the violent game."

"According to the suit, plaintiffs' lawyer Jack Thompson was told by a sheriff's deputy that the game and a Sony PlayStation 2 were found at the ranch. Posey had told police he shot his family after his father, the ranch foreman, slapped him for not cleaning horse stalls fast enough."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060925/ap_on_re_us/ra nch_killings_video_game_suit;_ylt=ArFGd.185.Ns2HjU bbquKa1vzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTA0cDJlYmhvBHNlYwM-"

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