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Comment: "I don't care what the international community thi (Score 2) 82

by Phusion (#46547355) Attached to: The Net Routes Around Censorship In Turkey

I loved reading the comment that whats-his-face was going to "wipe out" twitter and that he didn't care what the international community thought-- he was just asking to get circumvented. Oh well, hopefully we don't see a complete drop in Internet communications for the whole country, like we did in '11-'12. With any luck we'll get less oppressive/corrupt regime's when they learn they can't censor the Internet as well as they thought they could.

Comment: one would think (Score 1) 253

by Phusion (#46410245) Attached to: Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

You'd think that Comcast would segment the public wifi traffic from your LAN traffic. You know, that would be the smart thing to do...

Do they do this? I have no idea. I got tired of reavering my neighbors and gave in to paying for Comcrap late last year. Fortunately I'm in such a remote location, I doubt they'll ever enable this feature in a town with two stop signs and a grave yard.

Comment: re: new iPads (Score 1) 658

by Phusion (#45205147) Attached to: Oregon Extends Push To Track, Tax Drivers Per Mile

I, for one am a long time Apple computer hater. I don't understand their appeal, or the Apple Tax(tm) and would never pay money for one of their laptops or desktops. That being said, I fucking love their mobile hardware. I got an iPhone 3Gs shortly after they were released and got all the non-S versions on launch day since. I bought an iPad 1 shortly before the 2 came out, not being familiar with Apple's release schedule... kicking myself a bit, I still really enjoyed the light form factor for doing webby stuff from bed or the couch. Now that my iPad 1 is showing serious signs of aging, I'm definitely looking forward to buying either a Mini with retina or go all in for an iPad Air.. These tablets are just really well made, and although I love open source and linux, I just can't stand using any version of Android. It just turns me off, I'm not sure if its the UI or.. what, I just don't like the feel of Android on a phone or a tablet.

The closer and closer these tablets come to paper thin the more excited I become. Time to pawn off some household items to drop $500 on just the baseline model of the iPad Air...

Comment: Re:Wait a minute, there are ads on the internet? (Score 1) 120

by Phusion (#44448193) Attached to: Fearful of Reader Reaction, Facebook Delays Video Ads

Yeah, I'm sure we'll all be blocking this shit out once it is deployed. Unfortunately, without a jailbroken or otherwise modified phone/tablet, you wont be able to block them when on a mobile device. Hopefully this will start the ball rolling on a mass exodus to some other network.

Comment: Re:Not supported (Score 0) 72

by Phusion (#43475287) Attached to: Anonymous Raises Over $54,000 For Dedicated Your Anon News Website

Actually, they are not attempting to put an official channel on the name and idea of Anonymous.

They are creating a centralized news site where news about Anonymous and Anonymous operations and be aggregated, discussed, posted etc. I also can't agree with your predictions that the site will be "controlled, or shut down, or censored" -- and how exactly will people get the idea Anonymous has sold out? By creating a legitimate media outlet, it's more like they're gaining more awareness...

You don't speak for Anonymous, so let's not go spouting ignorant rubbish about it selling out and what it does or does not support. I hear the bell ringing kiddo, it's time for class.

Comment: scanned by MS IPs (Score 0) 92

by Phusion (#43009197) Attached to: Microsoft Admits To Being Hacked Too

I don't know how many of you noticed in the last few weeks that the usual round of default password scans had a few Microsoft IPs in them. I have several event logs with MS IPs scanning my network with default logins. I didn't think much of it, thought maybe it was a spoof--- but hey, it looks like it really was from inside of MS's network. Crazy shit, and how ironic is it that they got their Macs?

Comment: if this guy is a hacker or not.... (Score 0) 99

by Phusion (#42739019) Attached to: Turning SF's Bay Bridge Into a Giant LED Display

Who gives a fuck, the media is never going to get it right. The point is that the golden gate bridge is going to look fucking amazing at night for two years. As a NorCal resident, I will be consuming psychedelic substances and walking around the bridge when they light it up in march. San Francisco has so much technology living in at, and such creative people, be they musicians or technologists. It's about time we get some big crazy light show powered by programmable LED lights!

Comment: I taught them.. (Score 1) 632

by Phusion (#41586407) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Were You Taught About Computers In High School?

I went to high school in the 90's. We had a bunch of mostly functional PCs from a local manufacturer. By 10th grade I was on paid IT staff, with four or five of my geeky friends. We were paid to do NT4 admin, cabling projects and to support the staff and students. I came in to summer school one year and several of my friends saw me and figured I was there to get my grades back up like they were. I walked into the class with them and sat down. The teacher then introduced me as someone they could ask for help on their computers. They got weird looks on their faces and I went back to IRC.

Comment: Finally (Score 1) 363

by Phusion (#41489701) Attached to: California Employers Can't Ask For Your Facebook Password

I have a friend who has recently begun training to be an EMT and for fire service. Several months ago, when he began his schooling and training, he told me he had to clean out his facebook account. I figured it was a good idea, since they could look at it, but I told him he could just change his privacy settings to keep anyone that wasn't on his friends list from viewing his wall/timeline. He then explained to me, that on his application, he had to supply his facebook login and password. I was immediately appalled at the notion of handing over your personal social networking credentials over to any company/organization. I told him it was very illegal, but he didn't want to start any trouble as a new recruit. I told him to make a fake account, but he wasn't having it. Now there's a specific law making it illegal, I made sure to tell him the second I read this article. It is a shame we need a specific law for this...

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