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Comment: Re:Good advertising? (Score 1) 324

by AbbyNormal (#45531883) Attached to: Jury Finds Newegg Infringed Patent, Owes $2.3 Million

As a small business owner, I just wish they would collect sales tax. I know that sounds crazy, but to be able to write off expenses and proved you pay sales tax, its far easier to go to Amazon now. Otherwise, I have to pay the sales tax to the state by check at a later time which is a PITA.

Comment: Re:What are the current options? (Score 2) 114

by AbbyNormal (#45152121) Attached to: VirtualBox 4.3 Comes With New Multi-Touch Support, Virtual Cam and More

If you have some bare-metal lying around, I would recommend XenServer (http://www.xenserver.org/). I used to be a VMWare proponent for SMB's, until I saw that product. If you need a virtual container on an existing workstation, VirtualBox is really the only player in town. I used to use VMWare Server, but Vmware doesn't support it anymore. Its a shame, it was a great product and I'm still running a few VM's on my beefy workstation for testing.

+ - Is the OCSP Necessary?

Submitted by AbbyNormal
AbbyNormal (216235) writes "We recently had an issue with OCSP and a new certificate install. The certificate was installed without any problems, but a few minutes later all of our Firefox users could not connect to our secure side. Come to find out, that Firefox has this OCSP SSL (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Certificate_Status_Protocol) check on by default, whereas none of the other browsers (IE/Chrome/Safari) do. My question is doesn't OCSP break the internet? The certificate on our server was completely valid and working fine, but Firefox decided not to trust it."

Comment: Thanks Slashdot (Score 1) 461

by AbbyNormal (#39146479) Attached to: Comparing Today's Computers To 1995's

For reminding me how old I am! Ugh, you young wiper snappers. Back in my day we had to mess with bootup scripts call the autoexec.bat and config.sys just to get the mouse to work along with our soundcards. We had a few Megabytes of ram and we liked it. We had a few Megabytes of storage and we were fine with it!

I disagree with alot of what people have said about the computers not changing as much though. The architecture may have not changed that much, but our experience in using them has. I could live without my Samsung Galaxy 2 in my daily life going to customer sites and/or driving without getting lost. My regular computer runs several OS's at the same-time using Vmware, without having to dual-boot. Browsing the Internet takes seconds as does compiling most of my development software. I think we've come a long ways.

Comment: Re:Municipal broadband is on its way, then (Score 4, Insightful) 397

by AbbyNormal (#38236588) Attached to: Web Usage-Based Billing On Its Way

Start locally then in your township. Or start a consortium in the neighborhood / purchase some dedicated circuits. This "shifting profit" model is ridiculous as they are already making fistloads of cash on my monthly service to begin with. If they offered more value then that would be fine, but what value would consumers have going to this model?

Comment: Re:Downgrading doesn't really matter (Score 1) 1239

by AbbyNormal (#37006258) Attached to: United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating

Downgrading will matter, but I agree with parent, this is a bit odd.

"About 90 percent of AAA securities backed by subprime mortgages from 2006 and 2007 were later downgraded to junk status"
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-13/moody-s-s-p-caved-to-mortgage-pressure-by-goldman-ubs-levin-report-says.html

Comment: Re:An interesting question. (Score 1) 722

by AbbyNormal (#35398222) Attached to: Is Apple Turning Into the Next "Evil Empire"?

Completely agree with your post, but no hardware manufacturer has attempted to come out with a table that has a reasonable cost and better functionality. XOOM at $800? Seriously? Almost like an Apple II E clone manufacturer claiming like the clone is better than the original and charging more for it. As soon as a tablet manufacturer comes out with a reasonably priced tablet, I still believe that Apple will maintain its dominance.

Comment: Re:Bosses earn too much (Score 1) 1018

by AbbyNormal (#33085818) Attached to: High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay

I agree in part, but the higher ups do not take any "Higher" risk in making those trades. If the programmer screws up with his code and it causes the company to lose a significant amount of money, he will be fired. If the higher up does the same, he is rewarded with a significant parting compensation package. That being said, if the programmers are unhappy with their pay and feel they can do better, then they should leave and start their own trading firm. Actions speak louder than words...

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