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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

technoid_ Re:Ask your county office? (355 comments)

ATT has already bought and sold Texas, so hope you are somewhere else.

about 5 months ago

Why Some People Don't Have Fingerprints

technoid_ Cancer treatment (159 comments)

One of the causes of ppl losing their fingerprints is cancer treatment. I am facing a bone marrow transplant/stem-cell transplant and one of the possible side effects is losing my fingerprints. I am not sure if this is directly from the transplant, or something from the strong chemotherapy I will endure before/during the transplant procedure. Along with my blood DNA being different from the cheek swab test, I will be a walking "CSI episode waiting to happen". Maybe I will just get some stick on fingerprints like in "Gone in 60 seconds". Elvis Lives!


more than 3 years ago

Neuromancer Movie Deal Moving Forward

technoid_ Worried. (334 comments)

Due to how badly Gibson's big screen adaptation of Johnny Mnemonic butchered the original story, I am worried this too will tarnish my memories of William Gibson's works. Some stories are better off not being made into movies at all versus being made into a bad movie.

While we are at it, lets ruin a few other cyberpunk classics such as Snowcrash by Stephenson and Software/Wetware from Rudy Rucker.

BTW: Get off my lawn.


more than 3 years ago

Is Open Source SNORT Dead?

technoid_ North Texas Snort Users Group (127 comments)

Just a heads up. The North Texas Snort Users Group is being revived. I have nothing to do with it, but heard about it at the North Texas Linux Users Group (NTLUG) meeting.

Check out nt-sug.org.


more than 4 years ago

Wine 1.0 — Uncorked After 15 Years

technoid_ Re:Quickbooks? (638 comments)

Quickbooks now has web based Qucikbooks Online, which with IE4Linux, you can access.

This is the solution I found for my business.


more than 6 years ago



technoid_ technoid_ writes  |  more than 8 years ago

technoid_ writes "The Indianapolis Star reports, "A Nebraska company whose voting equipment led to numerous problems during Indiana's May primary has agreed to pay the state $245,000 and provide extra hands-on and technical support this fall. In exchange, the state decided not to pursue formal charges or claims against the company, Election Systems & Software, which has denied any wrongdoing." We know our votes are for sale, atleast now we know the price tag."




technoid_ technoid_ writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Okay, I have some ideas about some projects. The projects even vary in size. Maybe I will learn to code.

Project one: Data Haven.
    Design and run a Data Haven. Something where ppl go to get/store "sensitive" information. Maybe even a BitTorrent/Warez FTP ratio idea. You get one piece of information for every 3 pieces you donate. This would allow someone to start brokering information easily. Reminds me of Julius Deane from Neuromancer. A way to know things that open doors. Multi-level the data. Only proven traders get the better stuff. Actually the levels would seperate the Ralfi's from the Julius Deane's.

Remember how the guy came to Neo's aprtment in the beginning of The Matrix? Just for a disk. What was on tha disk that was worth money? Data. Where do you store your most precisous data? At the Data Haven of course. Your virtual bank for the data you need no one to keep tabs on.

Okay, how to get this started? Maybe a P2P style client for the lower level people to trade data. The raw data itself might not be worth alot, but when combined with other raw data, and relationships correlated, the data becomes information. That information then is valuable for the higher levels.

More info later when i get the ideas and time...


anti-spam server

technoid_ technoid_ writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Working on setting up a freebsd anti-spam server. Using the how-to on lawmonkey.org, but trying to adapt it to freebsd.

Why freebsd? Seems to be more scalable due to SMP support. Also AMD64 support is coming along nicely according to the mailling list.

updating ports/src right now...


technoid_ technoid_ writes  |  more than 11 years ago

okay, was kinda getting down due to acpi issues on laptop with fbsd. I have to have acpi enabled for nic to work, but then the glidepoint won't work. Turn off acpi and the glidepoint works, but not the nic. Suck. I love this machine otherwise. Nice screen, fast cpu, lotsa ram, good size hard drive. Hell, its faster than my desktops.

To get fbsd running on it I downloaded VMware and installed it.

I am rather impressed. I didn't really know what to expect, but now I know why VMware is highly regarded.

i need to do a howto on getting fbsd 5 running with it.

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