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Comment Re:Firewall/Router blocking settings? (Score 4, Interesting) 240

I put this in my tomato "Scripts" section. Basically grabbed all of the dig output for settings-win.data.microsoft.com and vortex-win.data.microsoft.com, cnames, and authorities for them.

Possibly excessive. I'm ok with that. YMMV.

iptables -I FORWARD -d -j DROP
iptables -I FORWARD -d -j DROP
iptables -I FORWARD -d -j DROP
iptables -I FORWARD -d -j DROP
iptables -I FORWARD -d -j DROP
iptables -I FORWARD -d -j DROP
iptables -I FORWARD -d -j DROP

Comment Re:No, not at all (Score 1) 112

They actually "gave" me a 5gHz wifi router (not sure how that part helps, the phone doesn't do 5gHz wifi) to use wifi calling. It's helped a bit, but I had to disable MMS entirely, otherwise every time my mother sent me a stupid cat picture, my phone would drop its wifi connection and I'd miss calls.

Really freakin' annoying.

Comment Re:No, not at all (Score 1) 112

Lastly, T-Mobile is rolling out 700MHz lower A-block spectrum (literally the lowest frequency commercially available for cell service)

When and where?

I genuinely want to know. I switched from Sprint to TMo a little while back and the biggest problem is that it gets literally no signal (we're talking battery dead in two hours from the constant searching) inside my girlfriend's apartment. I'm happy with the change otherwise, but that's a big problem (and funky wifi behavior on the phone makes that option less than helpful as a solution)

Comment Re:Already patched (Score 1) 105

ios is now getting the same security through obscurity pass that osx has gotten.

LOLOL! That meme has been disproven time and again; and in case you haven't noticed, iOS is no Windows Phone. It still has quite enough marketshare to be a target.

The only thing "disproven" is any claim you might ever have made about understanding what "security through obscurity" means.

Protip: it's got fuckall to do with market share.

Comment Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 249

I was planning to "upgrade" and just use Classic Start Menu again, then I saw how much information it wanted to puke out.

Location Tracking? Ads? Keylogging? WiFiSense?

In windows 8, Microsoft tried and failed to use a smartphone UI on the dekstop.

In windows 10, apparently they're going for the smartphone security instead...

Comment Re:"save environment for women" (Score 1) 223

So not only do you reserve the right to redefine words, but you also claim authority to dictate what's in other people's minds? Shit, and people say I'm arrogant.

Fact is, he isn't acting or reasoning like a child (seriously what children talk about harassment), and that's not what you were implying.

Fact is, he is. Treating hearing/seeing/knowing something that you don't as being "victimized" is abrogating the personal responsibility to deal with the world around oneself, and expecting others to change it to suit instead. That is an extremely childish outlook, and part of reaching adulthood is leaving it behind.

You just don't like the fact that you got busted going against your own ideological dogma.

Don't sweat it -- it's only ones and zeros. -- P. Skelly