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Comment: I call BS on this article. (Score 2) 368

by Bomarc (#48180049) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday
Though I'm not a bit fan of MS... They continually have shown that they have no problem leaving old architecture in the dust -- when it suits them. When 2K3 came out, they made a "code optimization" change that left all P1, P2, P-Pro multi-processors behind. Few of their drivers are compatible from one version of an OS to another (and they can be digitally signed to one version). MS has not problem leaving "old" tech in the dust.

Because Mac chose a bad font .. don't attack MS.

Comment: Re:Because they don't want to. (Score 0) 261

by Bomarc (#48132785) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?
The meat of the idea relates to --- and using Spamcop. They have a working techniques of tracing email to it's origin and to determine of the header of the message is forged. In short, if the origin & header is good, the email is good. There is also a need to check to see if some systems are open-relays, and just ignoring all email from that IP address.
(oh joy... watch now as people ignore the "in short" part of the comment and jump on the "these are the problems" band wagon....)
And related ... there should be the ability for me to restrict where my email is access to/from and where it was sent from. I'm not going to Russia -- so why can't I block all access to my account from Russia?

Comment: Because they don't want to. (Score 0, Flamebait) 261

by Bomarc (#48131865) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?
I had a meeting with the M$ person ... in charge of blocking spam. I presented to him an method that would block all forged spam (and would make most spam as we know it not viable). His (non) response was that they are working on their own techniques, mathematical models etc. Simple techniques (such as comparing the origin of the email with the domain) was beyond him. (There was a LOT more to my presentation that just this; this single part presented here to convey the concept).

Comment: Similar problem with PepLink (Score 1) 204

During install and setup, I noted a couple inconsistencies; and contacted support. They indicated that I did not need to worry about it (the problems). The device is designed to handle more than one incoming high-speed internet line.. and to load balance and fail over should one (internet line) stop working. My primary (Comcast) failed; and the united did not 'fail over' as advertised (Also the problems from long ago now were obvious: The unit failed, and the 'fail over option' never did work as advertised).

I contacted support: the unit was out of warranty; did I wish to purchase another?

Comment: Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (Score 4, Insightful) 602

by Bomarc (#48001923) Attached to: The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy
I refuse to get any any more LED light bulbs... every one that I've purchased - from multiple companies - has burned out prematurely. NOT WORTH THE COST. And CF are dangerous. (If one breaks, you need to open the windows and leave the room for 1/2 hr.) Further - no viable light bulb replacements will work with dimmer switches (Which my house has many).

Comment: Bad assumptions... (Score 2) 197

by Bomarc (#46990393) Attached to: 7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated
Several bad assumptions were caught -- however one that I've not seen (yet) is the assumption that all the cell phone are "smart" (aka latest tech features form and function). I for one don't want one (if you gave it to me I'd quickly sell it before it was stolen). I also know of many people that don't want one. Many of us like our old desktop/laptop/server. I'm also not into the idea of sharing my phone when I want to watch TV.

It's time to boot, do your boot ROMs know where your disk controllers are?