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Taking Action For Free JavaScript

wmbetts Re:BIOS (318 comments)

It's probably not which is why I'd never use it. It's proven that's where the government hides it's backdoors.

about a year and a half ago
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Yahoo Board Approves a $1.1B Pricetag For Tumblr

wmbetts Re: Let's see (142 comments)

You could if you were a cromag, but then you'd probably just eat them for dinner.

about a year and a half ago
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

wmbetts Re: How would you feel about it? (420 comments)

My great grand-dad did and there was a person sitting in the airplane. If I remember right he just had to pay a fine.

about a year and a half ago
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Top Coders Tell Agents, "Show Me the Money!"

wmbetts Re:The Myth of the Golden Child (288 comments)

I learned at a young age half of your job is just making sure people like you and trust you. I'm not saying lie to them or be deceitful, but have a good personality will take you pretty far. If you have a good personality and skills the sky is the limit.

about a year and a half ago
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Top Coders Tell Agents, "Show Me the Money!"

wmbetts Re:No (288 comments)

Someone who has never been in that position won't understand.

about a year and a half ago
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Top Coders Tell Agents, "Show Me the Money!"

wmbetts Re:Standard agents' cut (288 comments)

Depends where you are. There are many parts of the country that it would.

about a year and a half ago
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CAPTCHA Using Ad-Based Verification

wmbetts Re:ads (174 comments)

I dunno why he's getting down modded. I'd rather be told click on the coke ad than type something I can hardly read. Then again I have trouble seeing so I might not represent the majority.

about 2 years ago
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Racism In Online Ad Targeting

wmbetts Re:It's not racist it's marketing 101 (474 comments)

It's not I'm searching for a bondsman. It's more of I search for a name and oh look an ad. I need one of those *click*.

about 2 years ago
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Racism In Online Ad Targeting

wmbetts It's not racist it's marketing 101 (474 comments)

If these keywords weren't generating revenue for the ad buyers they wouldn't bid on them. It's really that simple. Those names make money for marketers with those ads.

about 2 years ago
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Tech Firms Keep Piles of 'Foreign Cash' In US

wmbetts Re:Don't raise taxes (427 comments)

A private police force wouldn't consist of rent-a-cops. They'd consist of people trained just as well as the police are currently.

about 2 years ago
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Tech Firms Keep Piles of 'Foreign Cash' In US

wmbetts Re:Don't raise taxes (427 comments)

In a senario like that the wealthy would be safe, because they could afford a private police force. They middle class neighborhoods would be safe, because they as a whole (neighborhoods setup with stuff like HOAs) could afford a private police force. Poor neighborhoods would be more than likely ran by some sort of gang (a lot are even now).

about 2 years ago
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WotC Releases Old Dungeons & Dragons Catalog As PDFs

wmbetts Re:D&D PDFs? (224 comments)

I don't think you read what he posted correctly. He was happy when he had them then they stole them from him. It's like me selling you a car then deciding I want the car back. So I go to your house take it from your driveway and keep your money.

about 2 years ago
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How ISPs Collude To Offer Poor Service

wmbetts Re:US != World (207 comments)

There is more to the world than US. I've never heard of Verizon, Comast or time warner

First time to slashdot?

about 2 years ago
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John McAfee Tells World How He Fooled Cops and Escaped Belize

wmbetts Re:Disappointed (243 comments)

Why would the world be safer?

about a year ago
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John McAfee Tells World How He Fooled Cops and Escaped Belize

wmbetts Re:DON'T CARE (243 comments)

If I have to read about an attention whore I'd prefer them to be bat shit crazy. It makes the stories more interesting.

about a year ago
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Is the Flickr API a National Treasure?

wmbetts National treasure?! (101 comments)

I can understand his frustration, but national treasure? That's a little ridicules.

about 2 years ago
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Bitcoin Mining Reward About To Halve

wmbetts Re:Quick find all the people that care (600 comments)

Um, yes it is. If you're living in an anarchist society you can use whatever you want for money. If you want to use bitcoins that's fine. All you have to do is find someone willing to do business with you in bitcoins. If I want to use goats that's fine to. No one would be forcing you to use any one thing as money.

about 2 years ago

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Linkedin.com Has Been Compromised

wmbetts wmbetts writes  |  more than 2 years ago

wmbetts (1306001) writes "We want to provide you with an update on this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. We can confirm that some of the passwords that were compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. We are continuing to investigate this situation and here is what we are pursuing as far as next steps for the compromised accounts"
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FTC Hacked, Defaced and data leaked by #Anonymous in the name of #antisec

wmbetts wmbetts writes  |  more than 2 years ago

wmbetts (1306001) writes "Today, well just now the hacktivist group anonymous has released a statement and mirror and data from yet another government website, this time being a ftc.gov subdomain business.ftc.gov which when checked appears to be offline for now."
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Rifts User Database Hacked

wmbetts wmbetts writes  |  more than 2 years ago

wmbetts (1306001) writes "Important notification concerning your Trion Worlds account

We recently discovered that unauthorized intruders gained access to a Trion Worlds account database.

The database in question contained information including user names, encrypted passwords, dates of birth, email addresses, billing addresses, and the first and last four digits and expiration dates of customer credit cards."

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libcurl in Team Fotress 2

wmbetts wmbetts writes  |  more than 3 years ago

wmbetts (1306001) writes "Hi all, We are using libcurl on the server-side for the TF2 replay system, and could use some help diagnosing some problems. Without getting into too much detail, the gist of the system is that replay-enabled servers use libcurl (7.21.2) to offload small chunks of data over FTP, every 15 seconds or so. Clients can then get at the data over HTTP. One of the biggest issues server operators are running into is that things will be going along smoothly with no issues — uploading these chunks of data successfully — and then suddenly libcurl will error out with a "Couldn't resolve host name" message. Anyone have any clue what could be causing this? I've pasted a simplified version of the uploading code below in case that's useful. Thanks a bunch. -Jon"
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ARIN Implements DNSSEC

wmbetts wmbetts writes  |  more than 3 years ago

wmbetts (1306001) writes "On 27 April, ARIN placed Delegation Signer (DS) records into in-addr.arpa
and ip6.arpa. Now DNSSEC validation will occur from the root down if you
properly set up your DNSSEC-aware recursive resolver.

For most DNSSEC-aware recursive resolver operators, nothing needs to be
done for this change to be in effect as long as you have configured your
DNSSEC-aware server to use ICANNâs trust anchor for the root zone. For
those who have used ARINâs trust anchors (in place since 2 July 2009) to
take advantage of DNSSEC before the root or in-addr.arpa was signed, you
MUST remove them within the next two months of this date. Otherwise,
DNSSEC validation may fail due to a KSK change to ARINâs zones.
Additionally, ARIN will also coordinate with Internet Systems Consortium,
Inc. (ISC) to remove ARIN's delegations from their DNSSEC Lookaside
Validation (DLV) registry after setting up these records in in-addr.arpa
and ip6.arpa.

The DS records will remain the same as the current trust anchor for the
next two months. After that time, ARIN will begin rolling a KSK for its
authoritative zones, which will cause any DNSSEC-enabled resolvers that
use ARINâs statically, configured trust anchors to fail.

For full details on DNSSEC at ARIN, refer to:
https://www.arin.net/resources/dnssec/"

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APNIC Down To 1 /8

wmbetts wmbetts writes  |  more than 3 years ago

wmbetts (1306001) writes "APNIC announced that as of Friday, 15 April 2011, its IPv4 address pool
reached the Final /8 IPv4 address block, bringing the Asia Pacific
region to the last Stage of IPv4 exhaustion. This is a very important
milestone on the IPv4 exhaustion process at a global level."

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