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Comment Re: I'm pretty sure that's not the case (Score 1) 123

Sixth, there is no means in any current MDM to enable or perform any type of screen sharing or access anything like cameras or other electronics.

Bottom line, MDMs are quite limited in their ability to do any snooping of any user data. The worst that can happen is someone issuing a remote erase command or device lock command. Nothing more invasive can be done.

How does TeamViewer's mobile app fit in with that? I'm guessing different because the user has to agree to some sort of pop-up?

Just curious. I know they advertise some of that functionality, but I never got around to demoing it.

Comment Re:Ugh (Score 1) 191

Too late. "Begging the question" has now entered common usage as meaning "raises the question." You can keep jousting at that windmill or accept the reality that it has two definitions and the stupider one is the prevalent one.

And "literally" has now entered common usage to mean "illiterally". But people who use it that way are still literally ignorant.

Comment Re:Dosage (Score 1) 310

Sudafed has 120mg of PE HCI. That seems to be more than 10mg in the study?

Anyway, decongestants with PE are the only ones that work for me. I really don't know why so many people here are saying it doesn't do anything. And no, it's not the placebo effect for me.

Reactions to drugs vary widely. Morphine doesn't work for everybody, but it works for most. PE doesn't work everybody, but it also doesn't seem to work for many.

When a drug has no effect for most people, people are allowed to say "drug does not work" rather than "drug does not work for most people, except for a few ACs on slashdot who say it works for them"

Comment Re:Some pro/cons (Score 1) 116

The general vibe I've gotten from other peers is to stay away from Dell Storage with a 10ft pole, but EMC hardware was pretty good for traditional storage.

If I was you it's those peers I'd stay away with a 10ft pole, and this for two reasons:

1) Dell has sold Dell-branded EMC hardware since forever

2) Any of the few acquisitions made by Dell in the storage space over the last 10 years is absolute science-fiction compared to "bleeding edge" EMC

EMC is a terrible company and they have dragged VMWare down. Hopefully Dell can salvage it.

Isilon is still good. It's basically everything I like about ZFS... with clustering. I'm not saying it's cheap, or that it's always the best solution, but Isilon is damned good at what it does.

I'm curious to see what Dell does with it. And how long Isilon can keep using supermicro when they're part of Dell.

Comment Re:Righthaven (Score 1) 67

What is right wing about filing a lawsuit to unmask a doe, suing that person, then settling for a much smaller amount. It seems this is used by many different trolls, and likely doesn't have any political ideology behind it. It is sleazy though. Filing a lawsuit with the intention of settling just to get a payout is wrong. It is short circuiting the justice system for personal profit.

Yeah that's neither right nor left, it's the universal language of greedy bloodsuckers.

Comment Re:Righthaven (Score 3, Interesting) 67

What is right wing about that process? The Democrats support the movie industry, not the Republicans.

The fact that Democrats support something doesn't negate the possibility of something being right wing. The Democrats are not ideologically pure, or ideologically homogenous, and very few of them can be considered "left".

To me, pretending that copyright is only about property rights, and ignoring the fact that copyright was also supposed to be about free speech and about making material available for free to the public after a limited time, is definitely "right wing".

Comment Re:DMCA needs to die (Score 1) 67

This has nothing to do with the DMCA, this is a straight out copyright infringement lawsuit being filed. The real problem is that the methods the copyright holders (or the copyright enforcement goons acting on their behalf) are using to identify torrent users aren't good enough and its good to see at least one judge willing to call these enforcers out on it.

Exactly. Would have been nice for judges to start doing this 11 years ago, but glad they've come around.

Submission + - All Malibu Media subpoenas in Eastern District NY put on hold

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: A federal Magistrate Judge in Central Islip, New York, has just placed all Malibu Media subpoenas in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Staten Island on hold indefinitely, due to "serious questions" raised by a motion to quash (PDF) filed in one of them. Judge Steven Locke's 4-page Order and Decision (PDF) cited the defendant's arguments that "(i) the common approach for identifying allegedly infringing BitTorrent users, and thus the Doe Defendant, is inconclusive; (ii) copyright actions, especially those involving the adult film industry, are susceptible to abusive litigation practices; and (iii) Malibu Media in particular has engaged in abusive litigation practices" as being among the reasons for his issuance of the stay.

Comment Re:Heard this before (Score 1) 133

My father, who's 87, has smoked since he was 12. He started rolling his own and smoked Camels, sometimes two packs a day. Yeah he's one of those data points that contradict what we're being told and know but there he is still.

A friend has done research on this. The latest indicates that your father likely has really, really good genes that have done a great job of protecting him from the ill effects... but that he'd still be better off if he hadn't smoked at all.

And yeah, I'm waiting for the Cheeto Man ads. Pictures of attractive, skinny women eating big juicy burgers come close, though.

Comment Re:MacBook Pro (Score 1) 237

...but the distinction should be maintained.

Why? How "unixy" Linux or MacOS is is a really rather tired argument by now, isn't? Having cut my unix teeth on Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX, seems like I should be able to tell how "unixy" something is. I have MacOS because of my work, but I hate it. It doesn't really fee like unix to me at all, and I have a hard time understanding how "unixy" it really is since the kernel is a heavily modified mach clone. But whatever, just saying your reasoning on how "unixy" Mac is seems a bit strained to me, even with a big web page with small characters explaining how "unixy" it is.

The point of my post was more to correct the semantics in the discussion than to debate how unixy either OS is. Mac, Linux, *BSD, and Solaris are all sufficiently unixy for me. But I'm not a real neckbeard--I never used AIX or HP-UX.

By "the distinction should be maintained" I meant the distinction between OS and GUI. Why not? GUIs are interchangeable and optional. I do the vast majority of my work in terminal, my cross-platform text editor, and a browser. I care a lot more about how the OS handles path resolution, variables, ssh, port forwarding over ssh, symlinks, shell expansion, regex, etc. than crap like launchctl or X. Is there even a POSIX standard or anything similar regarding windowing systems?

I'd agree that Mac doesn't "feel" Unixy. But in my experience, it implements the standard reliably enough. I'm curious where it falls short for you (aside from personal dislike, which I totally get).

If you haven't read the standards, you might want to glance at IEEE Std 1003.1, 2013.

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