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Comment: Re:And this is why... (Score 1) 96

Why don't you just buy a docsis 3 modem then? Stop paying for the privilege of renting a modem.

It's cute that you assume capitalism gives every customer this choice.

Well, Comcast does. The even have a list... http://mydeviceinfo.comcast.ne...

I know it is shocking to see Comcast doing something right. It must be an oversight. :)

AT&T Uverse, however, does not. You must your there VDSL equipment only...

Comment: Re:Run your own equipment (Score 3, Insightful) 96

You seem to be under the assumption that your hardware, and your compiler are incapable of being attack vectors.

Possible attack vectors vs known attack vectors. I guess you could also add "likely attack vectors" since they keep getting compromised, and not updated. Of course, so does user home equipment.

The big difference is, if I own it, I can upgrade the software, and choose secure passwords. If I rent it, I have to trust that Comcast is a conscientious as I am. Stop laughing!

Comment: Re:Better than most... (Score 2) 295

by houstonbofh (#49285121) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Advice For Domain Name Registration?
Actually, there are different levels of service; Cheap and full service. The cheap ones are all very similar. The full service ones can offer things the cheap ones do not. I use SafeNames. They are soo full service that I can call my rep and talk names, pick one, and register it on the phone while driving, and pay in the next 30 days. My rep even helped me pick a name that I have received several compliments on... And their name servers allow you to edit the file directly, wihout web form games. They will also do a local contact for internation names that need it. (For bigger dollars) Worth the extra cost to me. http://www.safenames.net/

Comment: Re:Why... (Score 1) 127

by houstonbofh (#49210281) Attached to: Lenovo Still Shipping Laptops With Superfish

Are people still buying them at all? There are tons of companies that haven't broken your trust yet, but one of them! Stop buying Lenovo.

People aren't going to stop buying Lenovo products for the same reason people won't stop eating pesticide laden foods, its too convenient. A company that has used Thinkpads for a decade isn't going to just drop them for another manufacturer when they have so many reusable parts and or other customizations built on or that make use of that hardware. Lenovo won't be strongly affected by this in my estimation.

True that. After all, Sony is still in business and how many times have they screwed the customer? CD-Rom hack. First USB hack. Second USB hack. Linux ripped out of PS3. Half a dozen online failures...

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