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Comment: Re:SEO gaming - no penalty! (Score 2) 220

by TheMidget (#35312402) Attached to: Google's Fight Against 'Low-Quality' Sites Continues
Or maybe, that JCPenney makes most of its money in its brick-and-mortar stores rather than online?

Or most of their online customers go directly to JCPenney's rather than searching for a source of doodads or widgets?

In the end, google might have done JCPenney's a favor by showing them how little business their SEO games actually brought, and that this is an expense they can well do without...

Comment: Re:Same time? (Score 1) 365

by TheMidget (#35281118) Attached to: Driver Sued For Updating Facebook In Fatal Crash

Would it matter where the data was heading at the time?

Sure it does. We (supposedly) live in a fair country where everyone has right to due process.

The point is that the user was doing data transmission with her phone when her hands should have been on the wheel.

So she connected to facebook while sitting in her car idling in her driveway waiting for it to "warm up". After a while she put the phone on the passenger's seat (or into her pocket), forgot to disconnect from the network, and drove off. All the while one of the myriads of silly javascripts included in facebook kept on chattering with the facebook server without her knowledge.

Or maybe, she did indeed have a fancy client that was buffering her update while she was sitting in an area with poor reception, and automatically sending the buffered data when reception was better (i.e. seconds before the accident).

Comment: Re:always close your browser. (Score 2) 161

by TheMidget (#35279790) Attached to: Financial Malware Hijacks Online Banking Sessions

Which is why I always close my browser after a banking session.

Which is why I always use a secure OS and a secure browser to do my online banking.

If you use Internet Explorer on Windows, "closing" your browser is not enough. Internet Explorer is part of the OS, and keeps on running in the background even if no window of it is showing.

Comment: Re:Close browser not just log out (Score 0) 161

by TheMidget (#35279770) Attached to: Financial Malware Hijacks Online Banking Sessions

Hence the suggestion that after using online banking, you close the browser not just log out of the session. Or would this not help with this malware?

This trojan only target windiots, Slashdot users intelligent enough to use Firefox should be safe.

For those who do use Internet Explorer: when you close it, it's not really closed; it's part of the OS after all! In order to really "close" Internet Explorer, you'd need to shut down your computer.

Comment: Re:Uptime (Score 1) 705

by TheMidget (#35277408) Attached to: Why You Shouldn't Reboot Unix Servers

That's all fine and good, but it's not like someone sitting with a laptop ON THEIR LAP isn't going to shift around or move at all. If it's on a table, fine. But I guarantee that laptops are moved all the time without dire consequences.

However, keeping it ON YOUR LAP can lead to dire consequences. Especially if you are not moving it enough...

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no substitute for a good blaster at your side. - Han Solo