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Comment: Re: Network company supplied routers vul'n (Score 1) 134

by Selivanow (#46241833) Attached to: Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"

Frontier has become better about not requiring a windows box. I'm pretty sure this directly related to having "smarter" routers as opposed to just a "dumb" modem.

Maybe they started hiring smarter helpdesk techs again. I swear it all went downhill after I stopped working there (did I just admit to that?).

I remember helping walk customers through their dialup connection issues while beating my hi-score on Galaga.

Comment: Re:It's about obedience (Score 1) 642

by Selivanow (#34081598) Attached to: TSA To Make Pat-Downs More Embarrassing To Encourage Scanner Use

I have to agree. Right now my feeling is this: If you really feel the need to see me naked, Mr TSA Guy, then I might as well give everyone a show and strip right here. Why should the guys in the booth have all of the fun?
All we really need to do is just casually talk to the other passengers about how much they see when you go through the scanner. I'm sure that you will find many more people willing to opt out, of course you should also be vocal about how they are feeling you up while they "pat you down"

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2012 Mayan Calendar 'Doomsday' Date Might Be Wrong 144

Posted by samzenpus
from the 60-day-reprieve dept.
astroengine writes "A UC Santa Barbara associate professor is disputing the accuracy of the mesoamerican 'Long Count' calendar after highlighting several astronomical flaws in a correlation factor used to synchronize the ancient Mayan calendar with our modern Gregorian calendar. If proven to be correct, Gerardo Aldana may have nudged the infamous December 21, 2012 'End of the World' date out by at least 60 days. Unfortunately, even if the apocalypse is rescheduled, doomsday theorists will unlikely take note."

Comment: Re:...or you could add something for yourself... (Score 1) 519

by Selivanow (#33685824) Attached to: As smart-phones go, my phone is ...

That works fine until you have a slow period, say an hour or two where only 5 customers come in. now you've paid your employee $25-50 and have only received $30 from services provided. Remember, businesses set prices to cover lulls like that and a $6 hot dog just won't cut it.

Comment: Re:not protects (Score 1) 1066

by Selivanow (#33612854) Attached to: HDCP Master Key Is Legitimate; Blu-ray Is Cracked

Balderdash. All they *really* need is the original damaged disc. They could even charge for the replacement media and shipping, $5 tops to even cover handling.
I've tried to get several video games replaced. EVERY time I am told that obtaining a replacement is not an option and am told I had to purchase it again. Once the reason was because it was OOP, they then suggested that I try Ebay of a used game store.

The truth of the matter is, all of these companies, whether they be video games, movies, recordings, etc., they ALL would rather say that you OWN the copy, not license it when it gets damaged; but when you want to put it to fair-use, it is licensed.

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