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Comment: A lot of things we do hurt the people around us (Score 1) 351

by Tyr07 (#46035441) Attached to: Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You
Okay, fighting the flu may spread it. So does taking public transportation and being around people in general. Also whenever I buy gas I increase the demand for it assisting in rising costs for others Same thing when I purchase groceries too, what about those poor families? I should buy less groceries so prices may go down a bit. My gas and electric bills have the same effect. When I heat my house it increases a demand for these utilities which means my neighbors Will potentially have to pay more as well due to increase in demand. If it's not dramatically affecting people, I'm going to do things to help me survive, and other people will be affected, just as they affect me

Comment: Solution (Score 1) 462

Step 1 - Bitlocker etc. Encrypt your drive. They will not spend the resources decrypting it, and cannot force you to give up passwords to things without a court order. Step 2 - Pay for a server located in a country that you trust (as much as possible anyway) and sync or store files there. Accessing things you need when you need them instead of always carrying them around. If step 2 is an issue for you due to wanting access to content while without internet, see step 1. Now if you are actually doing something terrible and have incriminating files on your computer, if they really want them, encryption won't do it. But depending what it is I believe these people should be caught. However encrypting your drive and putting on a password will be enough to stave off random searches for no reason of normal crap Like family photos etc, it won't be enough for them to put in the resources to get access to it..

Comment: Re:You summed up why smart watches are dumb (Score 1) 167

by Tyr07 (#44683521) Attached to: Omate TrueSmart Watch Stands Alone — No Phone Required
I summed up why I would want one. I personally don't want and or need a smart phone.

Maybe for you, you shouldn't get a stand alone one if you were going to get two data plans, and just one phone with a smart watch addon
Or not get one at all, since I don't think it works for you. You probably need to check your facebook every five minutes to make sure everyone
still thinks you're cool.

. I also said for those who did need a smart phone, the screen on your wrist could be handy to see if you even want to answer a call etc, without pulling
out your phone. The rest of us who only need to really use it for communication and display light information it's great.

Comment: Right..balance and all (Score 1) 608

by Tyr07 (#44682993) Attached to: Could a Grace Hopper Get Hired In Today's Silicon Valley?
So...we're all focused on the power jobs. The money makers, the prestige. Everyone pretends it's about fairness and equality.

It's, it's really not. It's just finding more ways personally to gain an advantage by your gender. Regardless of what side of the fence you're on.

When's the last time a fem group went after a construction company and demanded more female pipe layers? More female ditch diggers?
More females in hard labor? Or Sewage jobs? Garbage disposal? Security guards? Street Cleaners? Truck Drivers? Roofers? Welders?

This has absolutely nothing to do with equality. It's just a regular human (Notice that the word human encompasses humans, regardless of gender?) power grab and using any means shamelessly.
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The worst part for me is that even though I know exactly what this is, I can't be against it, because there still is women with high potential or proven skills that have been ignored.

So although I believe the stated motives are crap, in the end I do think it addresses some problems for equality as a side effect.

Gentlemen, please do your best to not discriminate, so we can stop having special interest groups (Encompassing groups beyond feminists) muck around for
power grabs unfairly and oppressing people not part of that special interest group in the name of equality. it shames human kind to let it continue.

Comment: Re:Glass and Smart Watches (Score 3, Insightful) 167

by Tyr07 (#44674949) Attached to: Omate TrueSmart Watch Stands Alone — No Phone Required
I don't need a giant screen for simple text messages. If it's a large conversation worth that would be very difficult to type on one single small screen, I'd just call the person. I don't intend to write an email from it.

Yes, I was imaging using a blue tooth device paired to it. I did think this through, you may not have.
Ever use a speaker phone before? If it's an important quick call, it can be handy, ideally not used in areas where having a conversation
on the phone where 3rd parties can hear the conversation is an issue. Say you're just out walking and buddy calls you. You can
just pick it up, have a quick chat, where are you, oh, I'm here walking over to X store or whatever. Alright, meet you there.

Personally I'd rather hold my arm up like looking at the time for a few seconds than a phone to my ear.
Obviously for more private conversations you'd want to use your blue tooth device and be somewhere you're not disturbing people.
Plus I think it would be quite convenient for reading quick text messages.

What's also nice is that you can pair it with a phone if you need a bigger device for extended text messaging and other features.
The real boon is having a display on your arm that is easy to look at, instead of digging your phone out to see who is calling or texting.


My personal experience with my phone in my pocket or a case is it falling out, into water, or just on concrete. Getting scratched and damaged
Or just pressure from being in pockets damaging the touch screen etc.

Honestly until I saw this, my next phone was going to be as old styled as possible, hopefully no touch screen etc.
My current phone is touch screen and it's going, but it doesn't do smart phone stuff, doesn't run android etc
Means I don't facebook or do data from it, I charge it once every week or two weeks, I text and phone from it, and it works good.

So maybe not for everyone, but for me, a functional stand alone watch phone would be great.

Comment: Glass and Smart Watches (Score 3, Insightful) 167

by Tyr07 (#44674829) Attached to: Omate TrueSmart Watch Stands Alone — No Phone Required
I've wanted something like this since I was a kid. Something incredibly useful, portable, does many functions, even phone calls, from a watch? Hell yeah I'll buy one. Someone mentioned heat and games. I don't want to play games on it. I want to text, make phone calls, maybe pictures / video, and get information on it. Like news or directions. It shouldn't heat up too much with that barring the video. Technology has been useful, and it has been convenient for the task it's replacing/performing. However it is rarely convenient to carry with you all the time. Priceless.

Comment: Ignore other commenters, this was very useful (Score 5, Funny) 506

by Tyr07 (#44673957) Attached to: The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever
I didn't know about this! I've been the IT career for most of my career life!

I tried it today and it blew my mind! I first went around showing all my co-workers this. They were super amazed and thought I was extra smart!
They told my manager how incredibly smart I am and I gained +1 to salary! Thank you Slashdot!

Now all the cute blondes at work worship me to! Knowing this has made me more attractive and successful, and gets me laid!

Please post more articles like this, a few more and I will be the CEO of a major corporation by being the super office hero guy.

Comment: Re:Missing option (Score 1) 290

by Tyr07 (#44667855) Attached to: My ISP...
Actually you're speaking of the response time. AKA ping. That's how fast you can get the water through. Bandwidth, is how MUCH water you can get through in the same amount of time. You request a single bit of data. It takes maybe 50 MS to get to you. You request 1000 bits of data, if your connection has enough bandwidth, it sends all 1000 bits in 50 MS. Ping / Response time - How fast the water / river is moving. Bandwidth - How wide the river is / how much water is moving that fast.

Comment: Re:NSA (Score 1) 251

by Tyr07 (#44662923) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Diagnose Traffic Throttling and Work Around It?
Okay. NYC was purely an arbitary example. I do not know where the NSA would route connections, should they decide or are able to route connections. It's entirely possible that it could be in space, and that was sub-optimal as you were not trying to communicate with a server located in space. And I didn't say all VPN's. I said, traffic from an IP address. It's possible that he is actually being targeted. Maybe they don't really care, and are just looking because someone used that IP previously or who knows. Also lots of thinks are technically possible. Viruses, botnets etc, can do a lot.

Comment: Re:Doesn't work that way (Score 1) 175

by Tyr07 (#44662769) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents
This is guess work though. There are content that is sent out freely. Such as porn - There is plenty of free porn on the internet, from different providers of porn. Some videos are restricted to their site only, others are released for promotional reasons. There is no way for the average citizen to know if these are content that is permitted to be hosted by anyone (Often including a banner for that site)) or if you're watching it without permission / authorization. Therefore porn being uploaded doesn't automatically come with the gumption that it's illegal and you have a decent understanding that these particular files are copyrighted and not authorized to be distributed. If you're about to say 'Well, you may be allowed to watch, but not distribute' - You made an error when using a peer protocol which sole purpose is to have multiple peers distribute content, which you should of been well aware that the method this distribution platform uses relies on other users distributing pieces as they download it actively. \

Comment: Re:NSA (Score 2) 251

by Tyr07 (#44662659) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Diagnose Traffic Throttling and Work Around It?
Actually that's not entirely true. You're basing it on an entirely technical stand point of 'If I have control over this device, do I need it to slow down the internet as a side effect of me capturing their packets' The answer is no. The issue is when a targets traffic is not routed through the most ideal pathway and through devices you do not control to capture packets. Or the device itself does not have the ability to do it. An example would be a major node where a ton of traffic goes through, it may not be practical for routing reasons for it to sift and record a specific IP's traffic, or all etc. What you might be able to do, is route that specific IP's traffic somewhere else, which then records the packet and forwards it onto it's destination. Man in the middle attack. The problem you run into is that your network path is no longer optimal, which leaves you getting latency issues. Although not directly due to the recording of the packets, but due to the altered pathway to direct your traffic. If a recording server is in new york, and you live in california, and connect to a california service, you may notice a delay if it gets routed to new york first.

Comment: Re:Doesn't work that way (Score 1) 175

by Tyr07 (#44616957) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents
I don't think your analogy is quite right for the gas fire one.

By uploading the actual bit torrent file, that is your permission file. People are unable to download the torrent without that torrent file.
So when you uploaded that file linking it your files, you permitted the connection to download files.

Given the nature of the torrent protocol, you cannot say that I used bittorrent for the purpose of a direct download to users who
directly connected to me only without understanding that during the process due to the nature of bittorrent that
other users would also receive parts of that file from other users.

Comment: Re:Its obvious (Score 1) 243

by Tyr07 (#44616585) Attached to: New Zealand Court Orders Facebook Disclosure To Employer
Well, you ought to read the article.

Gina Kensington was sacked by Air New Zealand earlier this year following a dispute over sick leave she took to care for her sister.

Factual statements we have is that they disputed her sick leave. She was let go. She disputed the firing.

What I said is just a likely scenario as to what may have triggered the dispute. It's entirely possible they just said we're not going to take your word for it, you need to provide us with proof that you were caring for your sick sister and she may not have.

The decision to fire her may not have come from someone simply saying she went on vacation.
It's entirely possible that they only doubted her word and asked for proof after someone said something. Then when she failed to provide
proof is when they let her go.

Comment: Re:Doesn't work that way (Score 1) 175

by Tyr07 (#44616473) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Confirms That Prenda Planted Porn Torrents

Actually no I go to another country to purchase the same item licensed in Canada for more money which is cheaper in the US. The laws we are required to follow, even if the object is only licensed in the US is that we have to pay taxes on purchases depending on our stay.

The laws you're speaking off are for resale purposes, importing for the sake of selling.
You may not be licensed to distribute that product in another country However you may purchase personal possessions in other countries and bring them home.
This is why there is such a huge issue over hardware and license rights, people telling you how you can use the product you purchased.

Licenses for software correspond to the laws of the country of origin and the laws the respected citizens must follow. E.G If you're a US citizen, and your product is licensed in the US, you may purchase it and use it in other countries. The purchase is considered to be done in the US following US laws and taxes given that you're a US citizen.

While visiting the US you're also allowed to purchase software not as a US citizen and make use of the software outside of the country. The sale still happened in the US and governed by US laws.

If you live in the UK or other countries, in order to purchase software you often need a US address with credit card or it has to be set for international sales.to follow the rules correctly.

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