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Comment: Science text books (Score 5, Informative) 741

by Detaer (#38842133) Attached to: Man Who Downloaded Bomb Recipes Jailed For 2 Years
I am guessing the people who brought him up on charges have never actually read a science textbook. Sure its a little winded and takes a while to get to it, but by reading the average science textbook from jr high and above you can figure out how to create some pretty dangerous chemical reactions that should scale fairly well. Knowing about something and being jailed for it it thought crime. Trying to set limits on the human condition of curiosity and interest could pave the path of a dangerous road.

Comment: Cart before the horse (Score 1) 89

by Detaer (#38668898) Attached to: Microsoft Readying Massive Real Time Threat Intelligence Feed
It would probably be better if the focused their energy on closing security holes and doing their best to stop their consumer operating systems from being the low hanging fruit for botnet makers. I have heard than an ounce of prevention is better than a massive security project to remove the ass of a tick or something to that effect.

Comment: Godaddy are still bad hosters. (Score 1) 330

by Detaer (#38475568) Attached to: Go Daddy Reverses Course On SOPA
Go daddy is still a bunch of aholes with questionable hosting practices and one of the worst customer portals focused on upselling rather than delivering services. I moved all my domains from them quite some time ago. Recently they were acquired and they have created artificial dns brownouts to sites experiencing additional queries because they have a boost in traffic. They are using this to sell additional services. If you value your internet service you will move away from them even if they no longer support sopa.
XBox (Games)

Xbox Division Posts Loss of $1.9 Billion 150

Posted by Zonk
from the quite-a-few-boxen dept.
Just when reduced manufacturing costs were beginning to turn Microsoft's Xbox division around, the weight of the warranty guarantee came crashing down on the company. The Xbox division of Microsoft Entertainment posted a loss of $1.89 billion for the fiscal year. Overall the Entertainment division did well, as sales of the Zune, consoles, and Xbox titles helped push revenues higher. Just the same, as Next Generation reports: "The fourth quarter in the EDD was down, with operating losses increasing 183 percent to $1.2 billion, again due to the billion-dollar-plus warranty charge. Revenues dropped 10 percent from a year ago to $1.16 billion due specifically to 'decreased Xbox 360 console sales.' Microsoft shipped 700,000 consoles during the quarter compared to 1.8 million for the same period a year prior."

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