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Comment: Re:I support the pirate bay and glad to see them b (Score 1) 147

by Trax3001BBS (#48950447) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

What is the point of your post?

Are you trying to show that people should be wary of using TPB?
I doubt that's a new idea to anyone here on slashdot.

No, not at all, thepiratebay serves a purpose.

I can't put into print what I really want to say, so can't fully answer you.

Comment: Re:so many choices, none perfect (Score 1) 6

1. get another vpn provider
2. get a host vps, run openvpn

I'm in the process of setting up OpenVPN myself.

Even have a post I've kept that could help the OP (not related to WiFi alone):

"If you have to use public Wifi then use free VPN service like Hotspot Shield, CyberGhost, OkayFreedom, Spotflux, SafeIP or SecurityKISS which will provide the same security as your home router. http://malwaretips.com/threads... -Littlebits (Super Moderator)

SecurityKISS: We are under Ireland jurisdiction. It has never happened that we disclosed users information to anyone. http://www.securitykiss.com/ab...

Comment: The VASIMR is the likely candidate for this (Score 1) 204

by Trax3001BBS (#48950131) Attached to: NASA Looking At Nuclear Thermal Rockets To Explore the Solar System

The VASIMR is the likely candidate for inter planetary travel.

Think of adding a microwave to an Ion engine super heating the plasma first. . It's claimed to increase an Ion engine by 100x (Claimed).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V...

There is also a problem with launching a reactor into space, it not only breaks a few treaties, it's the possibility of it failing falling back to Earth; the reason sending very high level nuclear waste to the Sun isn't being considered.

Comment: Re: Problems with the staff (Score 0) 147

by Trax3001BBS (#48949945) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

Well I visited the site on my laptop and now i can't access any websites. I'm not normally one to jump on coincidences, but give it some time before you all visit the page. Let the early birds see if they get viruses.

One doesn't run into viruses much (at all) anymore, but malware. Viruses are ment to cause damage (say format a drive or turn your view upside down), malware doesn't call attention to itself as it would prevent it's collection or access.

You have valid point of one waiting a bit before using the site, other than just browsing.

Comment: Re:I support the pirate bay and glad to see them b (Score 1) 147

by Trax3001BBS (#48949665) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

Then buy it or complain to them and don't watch. At least Discovery isn't all entertainment*, I'd say they deserve some money for making informative series.

*I don't watch them so maybe not?

I LOL'd - I have the 2 DVD series next to me at this time. Checked it out from the library.

Comment: Re:I support the pirate bay and glad to see them b (Score 1) 147

by Trax3001BBS (#48949525) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

Infringing FileName: How.The.Universe.Works.Season.1[Complete][2010]HDTV-up=
endi

I should add the series is available to watch on discovery.com and I did try to watch it there first. At night to put me to sleep, it's Mike Rowe's narration, knocks me right out.

But there is the same video AD played every 5mins or less, while it's being viewed, that I just can't take it anymore.

Comment: I support the pirate bay and glad to see them back (Score 3, Interesting) 147

by Trax3001BBS (#48949503) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Is Back Online, Properly

But like to share a recent event

I got my first Notice of Copyright Infringement not one but 8, one file which consist of 8 episodes.
Hell it's even on youtube.

On behalf of Vobile as an agent for Discovery Communications, LLC
2880 Lakeside Drive, Suite 360
Santa Clara, CA 95054
agent@discovery.copyright-notice.com

Evidentiary Information:
Protocol: BitTorrent
Infringed Work: How the Universe Works
Infringing FileName: How.The.Universe.Works.Season.1[Complete][2010]HDTV-up=
endi
Infringing FileSize: 352 MB
Infringer's IP Address: nope
Infringer's Port: not that it matters

+ - How Blind Programmers Can Outcode You With Their Eyes Closed

Submitted by theodp
theodp (442580) writes "Yes, Slashdot, there are blind programmers. Ed Summers, for one, who lost his vision at age 30 and now ghostblogs for Willie the Seeing Eye Dog. And if you've ever wondered how the blind can code, blind-since-birth Florian Beijers explains that all he needs is a normal Dell Inspiron 15r SE notebook and his trusty open source NVDA screen reader software, and he's good-to-go. "This is really all the adaptation a blind computer user needs," Beijers adds, but he does ask one small favor: "If you're writing the next big application, with a stunning UI and a great workflow, I humbly ask you to consider accessibility as part of the equation. In this day and age, there's really no reason not to use the UI toolkits available.""

Comment: Microsoft's E-mail system is the same way (Score 1) 6

I have a Hotmail.com E-mail account (Microsoft bought them out), I can't access it, and came close to losing it. Ask for enough E-mail sent to prove it's really you and finally a 7 digit code is given, which never works. I just started a new account to access Microsoft.com with an E-mail address I rarely access, and isn't forwarded.

I need the Hotmail.com account as it's my main E-mail address, MS doesn't (didn't?) have POP3 capability so my E-mail is forwarded to an account that does. I can then download and read my E-mail - The reader won't do HTML unless I allow it, so text only.

Comment: Re:Math (Score 1) 211

by Trax3001BBS (#48945643) Attached to: Why Coding Is Not the New Literacy

Then take that algebra class (or get a book). Most people don't really understand it the first time they take it anyway. It mainly comes down to learning to think of things in terms of pictures. Everyone I know who actually understands algebra thinks of it that way.

As for me, I've been going back and reviewing calculus......every week while I'm waiting for my laundry.

I had to learn Nuclear Physics and a crash course at that; which math I had to learn and much more to certify. An electronics course I took uses a lot of math; if what goes in doesn't come out the same it's wrong; 5 volts in can be accounted for through math.

I've read every book I could find on quantum physics (Quantum mechanics) till it sunk in that I had to take someone else's word for something that would most likely be outdated or disproved later. No way to dig any deeper unless I could do the math (I can't) and my comment on math being under rated; numbers as I see it (now) can explain just about anything depending upon how the product is derived, even outside of reasoning.
(Where did we get that (equation) from? Nowhere. It is not possible to derive it from anything you know. It came out of the mind of Schrödinger. —Richard Feynman)

Algebra I always blow, working out a finals question (College) that took some 10-15 minutes, I came up with the correct answer: 0, It wasn't till the next day it hit me, damn!

I should of gone to that first Algebra class.

+ - Gmail is no longer acceptable - Slashdot, please opine on alternatives! 6

Submitted by Press2ToContinue
Press2ToContinue (2424598) writes "Bettering security, I enable a VPN now (Avast Secureline) before accessing my banking and any other financial sites. Difficulty: gmail then thinks I'm a bot, and requires a captcha. In the past, after a few days of answering captchas, Google disabled access to my gmail, without recourse. It lasted 48 hours. I don't need this happening again. So, Google has now gone far enough IMHO. I need a reliable, secure email provider, with calendaring. So, (ahem, apprehensively) /.r's, you know the history (and can you see into the future?) of this sordid tale, what email service do -you- recommend to keep -my- email communications private? Or do you succumb idly to the false sense of security that accompanies the services of the almighty Goog?

(with a semi-faux-sheepish, yet vaguely wicked grin)"

Comment: Re:Not that great of a preview (Score 1) 209

by Trax3001BBS (#48935953) Attached to: Latest Windows 10 Preview Build Brings Slew of Enhancements

I don't wish to be "stuck" with Win10 as it's going subscription after a year free.

Where did you get that information from? I saw they are going to charge for it after the first year and that they will obviously charge OEMs for it so they can make money but I didn't see anything about "subscription".

It was an on /. a week ago http://tech.slashdot.org/story... but there has been a correction to the article it linked to:

"Correction: Windows 10 will be a one-time upgrade, free for the first year of release, and there will not be a subscription model attached, as this post initially reported."
http://mashable.com/2015/01/21...

There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about. -- John von Neumann

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