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Comment: Reward if Found (Score 2, Insightful) 250

by Mister Transistor (#46316851) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Do You Label Your Tech Gear, and If So, How?

Engraving is the only (mostly) unremovable way to mark things, and I have found in the past that the simple phrase "Reward If Found" and a phone number have gotten me and several friends some of their items back. Either that, or "Stolen From (insert Name)". That way, even if the thief doesn't think better of his acquisition, he'll at least be reminded he's a morally corrupt shitbag every time he picks it up.

Comment: Re:Motherboards (Score 2, Interesting) 237

by Mister Transistor (#46126953) Attached to: Now On Video: GCHQ Destroying Laptop Full of Snowden Disclosures

It's just a stupid as the US response taking out and replacing every part of every computer and network that Snowden accessed.

I mean, really - the CAT-5? Come on. Just a stupid excuse for work and so that they can claim "Oh he did millions of $$ damages, see we had to replace everything including a new coat of paint on the data center".

Absolute tripe.

Comment: Re:NoScript (Score 1) 731

by Mister Transistor (#45994775) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

It does make me feel a bit safer. It tells me the web site publisher cares enough to manage the ad content, and to me at least that strikes me as having less of a chance for someone to slip a turd in the punchbowl. The ads were probably reviewed and/or vetted by the site that's carrying them, and even might be, *gasp* relevant! Most of the ads I see carried by the hosting site are not obnoxious and since they are even almost (usually) relevant, I rarely need to block them.

Which is good, because it does make the ads a bit harder to block since they come from the same domain as the main web content. At least I know if I do get some kind of malware, etc. the origin is better known and the blame can be cast in the right direction.

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