Here's their faq: http://www.linode.com/faq.cfm - They've got a great community, go pop on IRC on irc.oftc.net and join #linode. Ask your questions there if there's something you want to know that isn't in the FAQ.
Here's a referral link - you don't really need to use it, but if you do I'll get some free service as a thank you for referring you.
One of the unspoken golden rules of trust was this: don't fucking read other people's e-mail. Period.
Now I do information security, where I keep my employer's network safe. This includes both external, and internal threats - such as domain admins going rogue, and abusing their powers (I've seen it happen, and wrote up the incident). It really bothers me that 1 out of 4 "IT Professionals" are unprofessional enough to violate the trust that has been granted them.
- Going to the movie theatre (sony pictures)
- Listening to sony music (I havn't bought RIAA music in years, so this isn't hard)
- Purchasing sony hardware (AV equipment, etc)
- Purchasing any video games
- This makes a feature I paid for on my $1000 USD receiver for "multiple zones" absolutely useless. That very same feature is also crippled by default by Sony such that *only analog* video and audio can be piped to the other zones.
Charging extra for "digital download" for content I have already purchased a license for
- I've intentionally not purchased many blu-ray discs because of the absurd crypto on them preventing me from watching that content on something besides a severely locked down combination of HDCP compliant players and display sets. When blu-ray's crypto is 100% broken like CSS for DVDs, then I'll start purchasing all my favorite shows in high definition on blu-ray. Until then, I'm downloading shows that I watch on TV in the US via BitTorrent.
Cable Companies that set the CCI bytes such that TV shows can't be transferred from one DVR to another
- http://www.zatznotfunny.com/2009-09/tivo-and-the-cci-byte/ Cox Communications (my cable TV and cablemodem internet provider until I get Verizon FiOS) sets the CCI bit to prevent me from moving content off my TiVo. FiOS doesn't set these CCI bytes, and permits "multi room viewing" on both TiVo DVRs and their own FiOS DVRs. I've been working approximately a 66 hour work week for the past month and a half, and I can't be sure that when I have time between work and sleep to watch a TV show that it will be present on my DVR because other programs have been recorded and replaced it. So, back to BitTorrent.
MPAA/RIAA/friends suing their consumers instead of getting with the program and adopting the new world that they find themselves in
- I stopped buying CDs entirely. I stopped buying music entirely. I now find music that I enjoy much more than the cookie cutter "formula" stuff I hear on the radio that artists put on their own website available for free. And you know what? I paypal them money as a thank you for producing the music. Direct cash to the artist. If you like ambient/chillout electronica, go to http://www.scene.org/ and look up the artist Xerxes.
Take away features with a software update
- Yep, I'm pissed that instead of Sony fixing a software problem with a patch, they remove a feature all together. When was the last time that Microsoft told you that they were retroactivly removing support for Mice and all pointing devices in Microsoft Windows because of a Click-Jacking vulnerability? Fix the hardware or software bug you made and don't negativly impact your consumers, or live with the fact that users will get what they want out of what they purchased. Licenses be damned, I'll take a soldering iron to my Sony PS3 if I damn please.
I don't recall exactly what I did to work around the huge file "needing" to be in
Link to Original Source
"The *dead* salmon was asked to determine what emotion the individual in the photo must have been experiencing."
How long until we have undead salmon providing emotional therapy services for humans? Or is Dartmouth employing Aqua Man?
Horde had the Shamman class.
Then the Burning Crusade expansion comes out, further blurring Alliance and Horde by giving each of them what the other had, and they did not.
Now they're going to let you flip sides years after being stuck on one side? What's the point of having factions? Where's the lore of the hostility between the races?
More to the point: what's the bloody point?
This, on the other hand sounds very interesting.