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Comment: Re:Android = Linux (being torn up) (Score 1) 187

by Chewbacon (#46673405) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

The biggest issue with android is all the malware that was thought to be innocent software. Most of your core software for Linux is made be reputable organizations. That said, the software that make up the services people use Linux for is large and complex and requires much more work than say a phone app. Sadly, the openness of Linux can give it a bad name when ignorant fucks like yourself can't tell the difference between them.

Comment: Use your heads (Score 1) 564

by Chewbacon (#46671795) Attached to: Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

This is abso-fucking-lutely ri-goddamn-diculous. So many of these organizations bitching about Mozilla are relying on Javascript! I can't wrap my head around such stupidity. It's bad to use a web browser Mozilla created far before they hired a guy who donated his own money to Prop 8, but you can use a programming language he created just because you can't do business without it? Kick rocks. They guy is entitled to his opinion just like the rest of those assholes.

Comment: Windows thinking (Score 0) 187

by Chewbacon (#46671715) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

Firewalling is a windows necessity with nasty shit piggy backing in on exploits in legitimate shit, not so much in Linux, however. If you're using client applications (web browser, email client, etc) then they will only open up sockets when needed and not open ports to receive traffic. And I agree with what I read above: if you know what services you're starting, you don't need a firewall.

Comment: Why are companies servicing stolen phones??? (Score 1) 218

by Chewbacon (#46631141) Attached to: Smartphone Kill-Switch Could Save Consumers $2.6 Billion

I worked at a retailer a while back whom had a number of Sprint phones. A guy I worked with stole a demo model unbeknownst to us. Sprint didn't worry about it. They just sent us a new phone. The guy attempted to activate the phone and got busted because sprint had the serial of the phone. Then went to jail.

My wife's phone was stolen and I hoped to see it returned or hear something from Verizon, but all they did was motion for cash for a new phone. So putting a stop to this is possible. However, the wireless companies apparently choose to look the other way when Joe Thug tries to activate a phone he stole and then could be said to be dealing with stolen property.

Comment: Antivirus (Score 1) 423

by Chewbacon (#46598909) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

My employer is planning on falling back to antivirus for defense. I work at a hospital with thousands of workstations almost all of which are XP. While I don't do any real browsing at work other than following weather in the event it's severe or big news stories, many people do and lack the "common sense" antivirus suite in their head.

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