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Comment: Re:You stupid bastards... (Score 1) 108

by codepigeon (#49447315) Attached to: ICANN Asks FTC To Rule On<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.sucks gTLD Rollout
I couldn't agree more. Who's brilliant idea was this? I would like to think that 'we' have been trying to elevate the decorum of internet; away from trolling, abuse, and bullying. Having a ".sucks" domain has not use for anything but hatefull speech (or vacuum cleaners) and seems like a backwards direction.

+ - Ask Slashdot: Advice for domain name registration

Submitted by codepigeon
codepigeon writes: Hello, Slashdot! I would like to ask for your advice on selecting a domain name registration service to use (possibly registration with website hosting?). The last time I registered a domain name was around 1999, so I am out of touch with the current offerings.

I have visited a few of the major players' websites. They seem (mostly) similar in prices and services. I have also seen both positive and negative reviews for those companies. I am concerned about being locked in, or surprised with hidden fees. (I paid $75US for a year of service in 1999, now it is only $10.99US?)

I have been trolling slashdot for about 15 years and respect the views of the users here more than anywhere else. I would love to hear your advice and/or warnings in this matter. I am looking to register a domain name for a development studio that is at the ground level (read: I'm the sole member). I have published a single app to one of the big app stores already and want to have a 'web presence' to publish information about my software and give users a place to submit complaints/requests. I currently don't see the need for any kind of major backend support for the website; simple html or javascript.

Which is the most trustworthy company to use for registration? Which ones have hidden fees or privacy problems?

Thank you.

Comment: Garbage article (Score 1) 58

I think this summary was longer than the article itself. I was hoping to find what they consider as a 'cyber attack'. Do they count failed attempts at logins, port scans, pings...? Knowing how ignorant even some IT workers are, I could imagine many of those numbers are not actual 'attacks'. But hey, it sure sounds scary to mom and pop.

Comment: Re:Games versus reality (Score 4, Insightful) 393

by codepigeon (#48809275) Attached to: Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

I know my sig says "hire me", but I have had offers in real-life and turned them down because I didn't agree with the what/how the employer produced.

I took a two minute glance at your blog. I read your comment here and a little bit of your other writings. You sound like you have a decent level of intelligence. I am gonna go out on a limb and assume that you are young (20 - 30). At some point in your life you are going to realize your wasted potential. When that moment of clarity hits you,... it is going to hit you like a stone to the head.

Part of 'being a man' is doing the work you don't want to do. It is the daily struggle so you can provide for a family; not living under a bridge so your values can remain intact. We are all idealistic at some point in our lives, but, there comes a time to grow up. Don't wait until it is too late.

my $.02

Comment: What purpose is there for regions blocking (Score 1) 437

by codepigeon (#48727997) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"
I keep seeing these kinds of stories pop up about region blocked dvds, streaming, etc. What is the purpose of it again? Is there some sort of competition in other regions that movie studios are trying to fight for revenue? I honestly don't even understand why it is a 'thing'. Wouldn't you want to sell your product to as many people and as quickly as you can??

How do american studios benefit from region blocking?

Comment: I guess i am old (Score 5, Interesting) 119

by codepigeon (#48722959) Attached to: Bots Scanning GitHub To Steal Amazon EC2 Keys
I guess i am too old to understand how loose people treat the internet these days. 'I posted my credentials openly on the internet and am now shocked that I have been taken advatage of'... no way! You shared the keys to your kingdom and someone abused it?? Shocking.

As a complete side note: I hate when people like the author don't know the difference between 'where' and 'were'....fuck, no wonder he was easy fodder

Comment: My pedantic comment (Score 3, Funny) 375

by codepigeon (#48502595) Attached to: The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

A single credit card, for places that have not embraced, but soon will

So do you have a separate card for places that have not embraced and never will?

Here is a (funny) anecdote, a couple years ago I went to a small comic book store with my son. I hardly ever have cash on hand. When we went to checkout I asked the guy if he took credit cards, and he puffed out "not until they outlaw cash!". ... We ended up going to a nearby ATM so I could by the comics.

Comment: Re:De facto a la carte cable (Score 2) 130

by codepigeon (#48387461) Attached to: Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue

I welcome another streaming service. Why? Because it increases the alternative options for cable customers.
Netflix ($9) + Hulu Plus ($8) + Amazon Prime ($8.25) + Sony ("competitive") = ~$35
Comcast's Digital Preferred (where I live): $86 (not counting taxes) + $10 HD fee + $8 DVR fee = $104

Lets project that into the future:
Netflix ($9) + Hulu Plus ($8) + Amazon Prime ($8.25) + Sony ("competitive") + Comcast SuperFriendlyLoveCustomer Internet service ($86) + Comcast Modem fee ($10) = ~ $131

Yeah, I am looking forward to the future /s

Comment: Who is ubmfuturecities? (Score 1) 219

by codepigeon (#48375449) Attached to: Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks
I have never heard of this website before. I read the story and didn't see any links to data to support the authors observations about usage rates; just some anecdotal comments.

Having said that, my son's school uses Chromebooks to replace all text books and paper homework/assignments. I have to say I am very impressed. I like that all homework and assignments are available to the teacher at any time and the teacher can intervene if they detect the student is falling behind or doing poorly. I have some worries about Google probably mining and cataloging his work though.

I don't see the usefulness of an iPad in a classroom unless it comes with a keyboard and the infrastructure to support them (no clue about what apple provides for "cloud" services for schools). My company issues iPads with a Logitech keyboard to managers. In this case it seems more like an excuse for them to check their mail while they are supposed to be paying attention to the meeting.

Comment: Re:worker wearing full protective gear (Score 4, Informative) 421

by codepigeon (#48123859) Attached to: Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Does anyone know how the virus can penetrate a hermetically sealed suit?

It cant, but when the health worker does not use care to disinfect and properly remove the gear, he/she may not as well have worn the suit in the first place.
One of the workers infected in africa admitted that that was the cause of their infection; accidentaly touching their bare skin with the outside of the suit.

"You're a creature of the night, Michael. Wait'll Mom hears about this." -- from the movie "The Lost Boys"