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Aaron Computer Rental Firm Spies On Users

the unbeliever Re:Whoops (510 comments)

Aaron's neither checks your credit rating, nor reports to the agencies that determine your credit rating. At least not according to the paperwork my idiot brother has from renting nearly his entire home theater from them.

more than 3 years ago
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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook: Unfinished, Unusable

the unbeliever Re:Not Dead on Arrival (260 comments)

I'm not excusing AT&T in the slightest. I'm a VZW customer and have been for over a decade.

I'm not even a Blackberry user (Though I used to be, and I do occasionally miss the superior email handling and BBM) -- It's just that creating a device that relies on tethering, which most providers charge extra for, if they allow it at all, to do *what people will probably do most* is ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago
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RIM BlackBerry PlayBook: Unfinished, Unusable

the unbeliever Re:Not Dead on Arrival (260 comments)

It's DOA because you can't use email, calendars or contacts unless you attach it to your Blackberry phone, which AT&T has already blocked via AppWorld.

That was a boneheaded move by RIM, and unless they correct that feature then I can't see the Playbook doing very well.

more than 3 years ago
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The Ignominious Fall of Dell

the unbeliever Re:-shrug- (604 comments)

You apparently missed the other operator in the statement.

(95% reliable + cheap) > (99% reliable + expensive)

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

the unbeliever ubuntu joins apple... (984 comments)

Apple did this with Snow Leopard, which makes me a cranky geek.

Why can't the OS manufacturers pressure the hard drive companies to market their sizes correctly? =(

more than 4 years ago
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A Tale of Two Windows 7s

the unbeliever Re:It's the best version of Windows I've used so f (770 comments)

For games that would run in WINE, I did so. World of Warcraft in particular, as I nominally prefer a *NIX based environment (this same desktop has in its history been a dedicated Ubuntu box, a Hackintosh, and a Vista/Ubuntu dual boot) -- maybe "gaming desktop" was a misnomer. It's really my sandbox machine that gets wiped every so often and is the most often used box in the house.

Generally speaking, I like to use the right tool for the job. Work desktop? Ubuntu/XFCE. Dedicated server? Debian. HTPC? Mac Mini running Boxee. Home file server? Ubuntu Server. Laptop? Dualboot Win7/Ubuntu (for when I'm working remotely)

I'm satisfied enough with Windows 7 that I made it my "primary use" OS, though I'm considering going back to the Hackintosh with a dual boot.

more than 5 years ago
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Palm Pre "iTunes Hack" Detailed By DVD Jon

the unbeliever Re:Why is either silly (338 comments)

Why not? It's just an AAC file now, there's no sticky DRM on any of the music.

more than 5 years ago
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Netbook-Run Dice Robot Can Rack Up 1.3 Million Rolls a Day

the unbeliever Re:Need more stats (280 comments)

THAC0 is deprecated as of the latest release. Please upgrade your packages.

more than 5 years ago
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ASCAP Starts To Act Like the RIAA

the unbeliever Re:Paging Ray Beckerman (272 comments)

I never said not asking automatically made you a douchebag. Just most of the time.

more than 5 years ago
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ASCAP Starts To Act Like the RIAA

the unbeliever Re:Paging Ray Beckerman (272 comments)

Parodies are not automatically fair use. Re-read the two live crew decision.

Getting permission to make a parody just makes you not be a douchebag.

more than 5 years ago
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ASCAP Starts To Act Like the RIAA

the unbeliever Re:Paging Ray Beckerman (272 comments)

Weird Al gets the permission of the people who he is parodying. I believe that this gets around ASCAP.

more than 5 years ago
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Ballmer, IBM Surprised By Oracle-Sun Deal

the unbeliever Re:counter offer? (324 comments)

Chances are the board owns between them a controlling share of the company, making joe blow stockholder's opinion rather valueless.

more than 5 years ago
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Verizon.net Finally Moving Email To Port 587

the unbeliever Re:What's this "finally" shit? (195 comments)

Mostly it's hotel internet access that filters anything listed as a "common" tcp port until you pay an exorbitant fee. I could have gotten around that by putting SSH on a non-standard port and making a tunnel, but what's the fun in that.

more than 5 years ago
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Verizon.net Finally Moving Email To Port 587

the unbeliever Re:What's this "finally" shit? (195 comments)

Or you can set up your MSA's on any random port, it doesn't really matter. My personal mail server accepts connections on SMTP, SMTPS, submission, and two other random ports just in case the above are blocked.

more than 5 years ago
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Verizon.net Finally Moving Email To Port 587

the unbeliever What's this "finally" shit? (195 comments)

You can set up port 25 SMTP to require authentication for relay purposes, without having to configure end user's machines for another port.

more than 5 years ago
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Comcast's Congestion Catch-22

the unbeliever Re:Congestion? (177 comments)

because it is easier to get right of way for the fiber, and you don't inconvenience everyone and their brother by having to rip up street or sidewalks and cause traffic jams in fairfield iowa than it is in say, atlanta georgia?

more than 5 years ago
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Recourse For Poor Customer Service?

the unbeliever Re:its not dell's fault (593 comments)

You've obviously never dealt with APO/FPO addresses.

Once the item is dropped off at your APO/FPO address, Dell's responsibility for the supply chain ends and the military's begins.

APO/FPO mail is notorious for being delayed days, weeks or even months for just simple letters. Packages can vanish into smoke.

about 6 years ago
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18% of Consumers Can't Tell HD From SD

the unbeliever Re:Are they nuts? (603 comments)

$10-20/mo for cable/satellite, or $50-100 for a set of HD "rabbit ears" or a building mounted HD antenna for OTA.

about 6 years ago

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the unbeliever the unbeliever writes  |  more than 7 years ago

the unbeliever writes "The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.3. This release continues to improve the security and the stability of the 5.X branch as well as addressing two regressions introduced by the previous 5.2 releases. These regressions relate to the timeout handling over non-blocking SSL connections and the lack of HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA in certain conditions. All users are encouraged to upgrade to this release. Further details about the PHP 5.2.3 release can be found in the release announcement for 5.2.3, the full list of changes is available in the ChangeLog for PHP 5. b>Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.3:
  • Fixed an integer overflow inside chunk_split() (by Gerhard Wagner, CVE-2007-2872)
  • Fixed possible infinite loop in imagecreatefrompng. (by Xavier Roche, CVE-2007-2756)
  • Fixed ext/filter Email Validation Vulnerability (MOPB-45 by Stefan Esser, CVE-2007-1900)
  • Fixed bug #41492 (open_basedir/safe_mode bypass inside realpath()) (by bugs dot php dot net at chsc dot dk)
  • Improved fix for CVE-2007-1887 to work with non-bundled sqlite2 lib.
  • Added mysql_set_charset() to allow runtime altering of connection encoding.
For users upgrading to PHP 5.2 from PHP 5.0 and PHP 5.1, an upgrade guide is available here, detailing the changes between those releases and PHP 5.2.3."

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