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Comment: Re:What?! (Score 1) 362

by Chewbacon (#49538625) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

I get some Sql dll error every time I boot up windows 7. There's a fix to it, but it keeps happening. I hate iTunes. I only use it now if I need to backup my idevices or reinstall firmware. It's library management sucks. Check boxes? Copy the whole thing by default? Why can I drag and drop like Winamp when it was in its prime.

Comment: simpler offsite (Score 1) 445

Put it on a portable drive, encrypt it and put it in a drawer/locker at work or family's house. No cloud required.

I encrypt my very important backups (pictures mostly, some documents and software development) and put them on Amazon S3. I also do the portable drive idea, but that is more like cold storage in case I get a nasty ransomware that finds all of my backups.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Recommendations for Home Surveillance Systems?

Submitted by Chewbacon
Chewbacon writes: At the repeated recommendations of a friend and rise of theft in my area, I have been looking around for a home surveillance system. I have researched doing a DIY system with Zoneminder and POE cameras as I have a home server for backup and media storage that could get the job done, but that seems to be an expensive route compared to the packaged systems. Some of these packaged systems are linux based and would lead me to believe I could add my own touch to the configuration and add my own offsite redundancy. I at least need HD video, weather proof/very resistant cameras, infrared at night, and only about 4 cameras. We already have a monitored home security system, but I'm not interested in their products or increase in monitoring fees. What is the community's experience and recommendations for this?

Comment: Re: If you demand all your supporters be flawless. (Score 1) 653

by Chewbacon (#49414847) Attached to: Carly Fiorina Calls Apple's Tim Cook a 'Hypocrite' On Gay Rights

Agreed. She's saying she has no intentions of getting anything done. I haven't a shred of doubt she buys a product from one of those countries she talks about. I'm just glad she got this baseless asinine mud slinging out of the way early so I can write her off.

At least Cook is in a position where he can continue to "make a difference" which is why he said he came out in the first place. Can't expect to get everyone to follow you overnight if ever.

Comment: Re: c'mon (Score 1) 306

by Chewbacon (#49404781) Attached to: Al Franken Urges FBI To Prosecute "Revenge Porn"

A few past girlfriends have sent me nude pics, or otherwise risqué. I would consider it far beneath me to have shared them. I don't even have them anymore. It's sad guys don't learn not to be dicks. Also suggests to me, in the FSU girl's case, the guy had issues getting over her. He's a little bitch. Grow a pair. Want revenge? Bang/date her friends.

Comment: Re:Hello? (Score 1) 97

by Chewbacon (#49187795) Attached to: FTC Targets Group That Made Billions of Robocalls

Here's how to handle the car warranty:

Them: Hello, sir, you're vehicle warranty has expired. How many miles are on your [insert car here]?
Me: A million and a half.
Them: Oh, okay...
Me: Give me a warranty, I just totalled that bitch.
Them: Have a nice day, sir.
Me: Hey, you fuck, I want a warranty. How am I supposed to afford a new car?

Usually they just hang up as soon as you give them that kind of mileage, but you get the hang of it. They won't call back for about 6-8 months.

Comment: Re:Non-readers love "real books" (Score 1) 261

Agreed. I read probably more than everyone else in my circle of friends/family (except for some in graduate school) and I love e-readers. I recently spent $5 more on a text book that came in Kindle format not because reselling books is so shitty now, but because I could easily browse notes/highlights and bookmarks.

A class I'm taking now required me to buy the specific texts because they would reference page numbers in the books. I'll tell you it's hard going back to paper. Some of them are printed on cheap paper and it dries your finger tips, ink rubs off on you, and then there's breaking in the new books so they're comfortable to hold and read.

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. -- John von Neumann