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Amazon To Block Phorm Scans

threeturn Re:But how exactly does it work? (140 comments)

Technical explanation in some detail

Q Why is it an opt-out system?
A Because they couldn't get away with providing no optionality control, so they went for the option which pushed as many users as possible to their system.

Q When did I or Slashdot give implied consent to anyone to inspect the packets for reasons other than routing?
A You didn't, but Phorm and the spineless UK government has decided you did.

Q What data do they collect and what do they do with it?
A Browsing habits to produce targeted advertising.

more than 5 years ago
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Maker Faire Storms Newcastle

threeturn Lunar Lander Link (43 comments)

As the creator (aka Iain Sharp) of physical Lunar Lander you might find this a better link.

Very nice event up in Newcatle, but exhausting!

more than 5 years ago
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Significant Russian Attack On US Military Networks

threeturn KGB or Spotty Teenagers? (270 comments)

I love the way these things are always spun as if they are significant military attacks coordinate by the foreign government or their agents. Is there any evidence that it isn't just a few bored teenagers who happen to live in Russia and think it would be fun to try and hack the US DOD?

about 6 years ago

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Poll: Maximum items powered from a single outlet

threeturn threeturn writes  |  more than 3 years ago

threeturn (622824) writes "1-2: Better safe than sorry
3-4: Power strips are OK, right
5-8: Make that two power strips
9-16: Only a little smoke coming out
>16: Waiting for the big bang
All my stuff runs on batteries your insensitive clod"
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Poll: My favourite electrical unit is:

threeturn threeturn writes  |  about 6 years ago

threeturn writes "Poll topic:

My favourite electrical unit is:
* Coulomb
* Henry
* Siemens
* Farad
* Weber
* Tesla"

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