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Comment: Do the ends justify the means? (Score 1) 828

by imcdona (#40188505) Attached to: Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition
At what point do you decide that gun related violence and crime outweigh the cost of liberty? The gun related deaths are a necessary evil that come along with having the means to rise up and overthrow an oppressive government. You might say it'll never happen. If history is any indication I'm not willing to gamble.

Comment: Re:Congratulations, Verizon (Score 1) 331

by imcdona (#40023465) Attached to: Verizon To Kill All Unlimited Data Plans

I tether often, and I don't notice this on pages loaded on the tethered PC. It must be a forced proxy they have set up in the stock browser?

It doesn't matter if you're using the stock browser or not. In the past you used to be able to switch to a different APN (, and avoid the compression. I've heard that modifying the headers with a Firefox addon get's around the issue but I haven't tried it. I personally connect to my router at home via PPTP on my android to get around the compression. If you're curious if your carrier is molesting your images, download the same image over cellular and wifi and compare the size of the two.

+ - Are you thinking of moving to low-power servers?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "PCWorld has a nice piece talking about low-energy server computing, and how the era of traditional high-energy servers, supported by racks of air conditioning, might be coming to an end. What do you think? Could you use a server made from Atom chips, or even ARM chips (bearing in mind Windows is coming to ARM soon)? Has your company looked into it?"

+ - Google fixes Gmail issues, provides explanation ->

Submitted by tincat7788
tincat7788 (1994248) writes "Remember the little freak accident caused by Google by some users woke up on Monday only to find their Gmail accounts emptied of all their messages? Well, it seems that Google has managed to identify the culprit responsible for the little incident, and has issued a statement describing what actually happened that day. On the plus side, the search giant has also assured users that no data was permanently wiped off the face of the virtual world.

Read on to find out more."

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