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Comment It can be turned off (Score 5, Informative) 415 415

If you go to the source,, they note that there will be an option to disable it.

There's also a blog post that shows the registry key that works today to disable it.

Comment Go for length over complexity (Score 3, Informative) 615 615

This article spells it out:

Too bad most sites are too stupid to allow a long enough password. I'll take a 16-character pass-phrase with all lower case + whitespace over a hard to remember 8 character one anyday.


Submission + - Congress to ban VOIP on airplanes

Ececheira writes: The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee has taken Representative Peter A. DeFazio's (OR) bill from the last Congress (HR.5788) and inserted it as a section into the FAA Re-authorization Act of 2009 (HR.915) in this Congress, that if enacted into law, would permanently ban all inflight voice communication services and prevent passengers from using their own mobile devices to send and receive calls. The proposed provision (Section 423) would permanently ban aircraft passenger voice communications service using a mobile or wireless device and would deny passengers the convenience and choice of connectivity that consumers in other countries enjoy today.

Comment Doesn't seem to block out unknown ISP's (Score 1) 355 355

I checked their list of "supported" ISP's and the one I use isn't on it. I use an ADSL2+ connection with a custom reverse dns. There's no way for them to tell my ISP by host name; they'd need to lookup the netblock instead. However they're blocking access, it doesn't seem to be foolproof.

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