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Comment: Pull your own (Score 1) 279

No reason not to have Gigabit Ethernet in the walls. A 1000 foot spool of CAT 5E is under $90 at Home Depot and a decent quality set of terminating tools is under $60. Gigabit switches are cheap now too. You'll also need something to use to fish the wires thru the walls. Make sure you know how to terminate your cables correctly or you'll slow things down due to errors (or they just won't work at all). You can buy pre-terminated cables but they're more expensive (but might be good if you're in a hurry).

Comment: Plausible deniability (Score 1) 560

This case illustrates why it's so important to have something like the recently-shut down TrueCrypt project out there. If prosecutors can't prove the existence of an encrypted volume, they can't keep you in jail for not giving up the keys for something which might not exist.

Comment: Re:unions are needed before the bathroom break tim (Score 1) 195

by PeeAitchPee (#47296835) Attached to: Workplace Surveillance Becoming More Common
Yeah . . . no thanks. I don't need anyone negotiating my salary on my behalf. I don't need some deadweight lazy incompetent being promoted ahead of me just because they've been at the company forever. And as a manager, I sure don't need to lose the important ability to fire a worker who just isn't working out. If I don't like my job or my employer, I will simply leave and find a new one. This is technology, not bureaucracy . . . please don't try to ruin it for the rest of us.

Comment: Not in CA (Score 1) 398

by PeeAitchPee (#47182533) Attached to: The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy
Sorry Jack . . . CA is an all-party consent state, and therefore the recording itself was illegally obtained. What that bitch did absolutely violated CA law and the real question people should be asking right now is why she isn't in jail yet. You think that wouldn't happen if one of us upstanding citizens decided to record some CA legislature, for example, accepting a bribe? We'd be in the clink faster than Ballmer can throw a chair.

Comment: Re:Open season on the white male (Score 1) 1198

by PeeAitchPee (#47111949) Attached to: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
Yes . . . that's my exact point. The hypocrisy on display is shocking. Apparently it's OK to label these fringe, statistically anomalous mass shootings a "white male" problem (conveniently leaving out incidents like Ft. Hood x2, VA Tech, the DC Navy Yard, etc.) and to shit all over the 2nd Amendment, but it's just plain racist if you point out that drug-related handgun crimes -- which make up the vast majority of gun crime in the US and which, if were eliminated, would put levels of US gun violence on par with or better than most countries which have *outlawed* guns -- are perpetrated almost exclusively by a single demographic group UPON OTHERS also belonging to the same group (I'll leave that one for you folks playing at home).

Comment: Open season on the white male (Score 1, Flamebait) 1198

by PeeAitchPee (#47111425) Attached to: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
Good to see the PC police out in full force. Wonder why these folks don't focus their energies on the dozens shot in inner cities around the country EVERY NIGHT rather than trying to score political points by pointing out "Look! an angry white guy did it!" every time a mass shooting happens (and by that, I mean the statistically insignificant one or two times a year it happens)? It's an election year, bitches.

Comment: Re:Beats sound like garbage (Score 1) 198

by PeeAitchPee (#46960807) Attached to: Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion
20 years ago, I had a pair of the 7506's predecessor . . . the MDR-V6. I used them until one of the drivers died in the late 1990s. They were wonderfully accurate, and sounded just as good as my (now-discontinued) 7509s. Sony has been making great reference headphones for a long time, and it shows.

Comment: Re:Monopolies? (Score 1) 258

by PeeAitchPee (#46959321) Attached to: The Mere Promise of Google Fiber Sends Rivals Scrambling

Governments don't create cable monopolies.

They absolutely do just that when they subsidize the creation of the network infrastructure with our tax dollars, then allow a handful of huge conglomerates to profit off of that forced community investment while gouging the shit out of us and fight back any competition via litigation. Yeah, in the US, not only does the gov't create cable monopolies, it protects them.

Comment: Beats sound like garbage (Score 5, Informative) 198

by PeeAitchPee (#46958189) Attached to: Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion
Artificially-inflated bass crap. Do yourself a favor a get yourself a pair of real studio reference headphones like the venerable Sony MDR-7509s (for a lot less money too) if you want to hear what your music really sounds like. There's a reason that studios around the globe use these and not fuckin' Beats. Beats are a fashion accessory, not a critical listening device.

Comment: Re:Static DH is not better than Static RSA (Score 1) 51

by PeeAitchPee (#46942997) Attached to: TLS 1.3 Draft Prepares to Drop Static RSA Key Exchange
Nope -- I didn't miss it. 1982 was a long time ago, and RSA (the company) bears little resemblance today to RSA (the company) of 1982. In any case, was RSA (the company) involved in the development / imporvements / other iterative activities related to RSA (the crypto suite in question) or not, especially recently? Because if that's the case, my original point stands, as there's plenty of evidence that RSA (the company) has been complicit in NSA's efforts to backdoor and other undermine / weaken components which they (RSA the company) had developed.

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