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Comment: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (Score 0) 65

Sony Hack Reveals MPAA's Big '$80 Million' Settlement With Hotfile Was a Lie

What do you expect from a mafia-style organization? And yet most Slashdotters tacitly support this though purchases of "media" while bleating how oppressed they are by these giant media companies. I hear "show it through your dollars" here all the time, but in actual prctice, it isn't happening, just think about all the bleating about xBox being down? I don't own an xBox, though I play plenty of great PC games... Well, I guess it works my way since I'm mostly into "first person shooters" rather than multi-play, but really? Put your money where your mouth is? Maybe?

I guess I'm not a good example since I haven't been to a theatre in many years... Seen a few good movies, though, and none of them involved the Joker or Blue People, or whatever...

Comment: Re:This is not a SSL matter (Score 1) 103

by Frosty Piss (#48685623) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Companies With Poor SSL Practices?

Your issue is apparently with them sending your password by email... Can you reset it?

Many sites will auto-generate a password and send it to you (I don't like this), and you should always reset such passwords. Indeed, many sites that do this require you to reset on first log-in.

Always pay for on-line purchases with a credit card, as you can dispute fraudulent charges, and credit card companies have pretty decent fraud detection algorithms.

I know people here will not like this: Using a random pass on every site is not realistic for most people, but you could have permutations such as a decent password with prefix or suffix, or other ways to remember a system. It's only on-line shopping, if you use a credit card and get hacked, it's not the end of the world, dispute the charges and change your password.

Comment: Re:Shop elsewhere... (Score 1) 103

by Frosty Piss (#48685605) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Companies With Poor SSL Practices?

Actually, that is a lot that you can do.

There may be a lot you could do if your time is not worth much and you like to be ignored... If these people were interested in security, they would not have this drop dead amature code issue. If their management does not care and their web guys do not care, you can bleat at them until we put a man on Mars, they will ignore you or worse, put the lawyers on you.

By the way, nobody pays attention to BBB ratings when shopping on-line (or anywhere else)

Just walk away.

Comment: The idea is interesting but I'm not convinced. (Score 1) 194

The idea here is interesting but I'm not convinced for three reasons: first, the fact that massive staffs are used to plan out their days isn't necessary great evidence that it really is difficult: that could be administrative bloat. Second, for much of a trip to Mars days will end up looking very much like each other until one is actually on planet. They won't be doing much in the way of experiments on the way to Mars. Third of all, a 20-30 minute delay will not really create that many problems with getting plans from Earth unless one is in some sort of emergency situation.

Comment: Re:Nobel? (Score 4, Interesting) 263

by MillionthMonkey (#48681799) Attached to: The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea
I think Seth Rogen and James Franco should make dictator-mocking their shtick- they're way more likely to succeed with that strategy than anything they'll dream up by themselves. The jokes practically write themselves; in fact KJU is the only interesting character in this movie. So here are some ideas for sequels:
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: While on a trip to congratulate Netanyahu for winning a beauty pageant, Rogen and Franco realize that he won by launching missiles at all the other contestants.
  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: Rogen and Franco are held hostage by the ISIS leader until he realizes that nobody in the U.S. cares if their heads get chopped off.
  • Vladimir Putin: Rogen and Franco score an interview with the shirtless ruthless dictator. Unfortunately Franco enters the country with a dollar bill in his pocket and inadvertently causes a currency crisis. Then one day Rogen drinks tea laced with polonium 210 and things get wild.

Comment: Oh yeah, it's "bombing" in the US alright... (Score 5, Informative) 263

by Frosty Piss (#48681497) Attached to: The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

The confusion of a staff member is measured by the length of his memos. -- New York Times, Jan. 20, 1981