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Comment: Re:Google bans the english terms also (Score 1) 99

by TheGatesofBill (#40181967) Attached to: Google Highlights Censored Search Terms In China
Wow, that "Search anyways" button is REALLY hard to find, I can see how hard that must be for you. The issue is that if you run that search from inside China, your access to Google gets blocked for around a minute. To try to help explain why to users, they pop that message up.

Comment: Re:Should have security by default (Score 1) 277

by TheGatesofBill (#40154973) Attached to: Among APs I detect, the secured:unsecured ratio is:
I have a handful of devices that only support WEP, so any router I buy needs to support it. I've created a second VAP for these that doesn't have access to my local network, and use MAC filtering, it's about my best option for them. They aren't on too often, so the chance that someone would catch one of their MACs while connected is fairly slim.

Comment: Re:Original packaging? (Score 1) 201

by TheGatesofBill (#39354767) Attached to: Details of Initial "Disc to Digital" Program Emerge
If I had to guess, they stick the movie in a drive, it fingerprints it (similar to CDDB or something), and then unlocks that movie in your Vudu/Ultraviolet account. It's not that hard to have the system check to see if it's on recordable media or not as well, which would skip over burned copies and most bootlegs.

Heard that the next Space Shuttle is supposed to carry several Guernsey cows? It's gonna be the herd shot 'round the world.