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Comment: DUL list on SORBS (Score 1) 405

by kimvette (#48381565) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

Chances are you're in a DUL/dynamic list on SORBS or another service. What you need to do is work your way up past the first level grunt at Comcrap and speak to an actual engineer, and they need to submit updated lists of dynamic vs. static IP lists to the various blacklists and also key email providers (gmail, yahoo, notHotmail, etc.) and other providers (time warner, etc.) so that they acknowledge your block as a static block of IPs.

What happened is some grunt at Comcast probably fat-fingered when updating these lists.

Comment: It's not the FBI's job (Score 1) 284

by kimvette (#48164111) Attached to: FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

The FBI's abandoning its primary task of watching the watchers and instead invading the privacy of every American is PRECISELY why Google's and Apple's taking a stand is needed.

Now with the FBI sucking up to Congress rather than scrutinizing them and instead continuing to defile our constitutional rights, who is left to watch the watchers? That WAS the job of the FBI.

Comment: Re:Wait... (Score 3, Interesting) 178

by kimvette (#48148127) Attached to: Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

CUPS was horrible then, but Linux printing in general was about 15,000x times more horrible with LPD/LPR being the standard and leaving you with pretty much the choice between a postfix printer (which was pretty pricey until the mid-'00s) or an Epson dot matrix printer. There were a handful of print solutions but they were either very expensive or totally sucked.

CUPS made printing on Linux mostly painless.

Comment: Re:cellular level too (Score 1) 138

by kimvette (#47963195) Attached to: New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

> I think SSRI's (& others pharmaceuticals like it) are extremely dangerous. I would rather them be prescribed Indica or Sativa depending on the need...

That is unfortunately not an option for everyone, since employers are still discriminating against cannabis use thanks to decades of lies from Uncle Sam.

Comment: Re:mostly clarity (Score 1) 138

by kimvette (#47963183) Attached to: New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

> Now, you seem to be hinting that the SSRI made you smarter (i.e. gave you clarity). But that's unlikely for a variety of reasons. Instead, it most likely made you feel smarter, more confident, etc. And maybe that's what you meant - that you had a unrealistically pessimistic view of the world and the SSRI caused you to have a less pessimistic view of the world.

Maybe he is confusing SSRIs with shrooms and/or LSD? ;)

Comment: Re:Then I guess you could say... (Score 1) 222

by kimvette (#47915979) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

> that schizophrenia itself has a bit of a split personality.


Schizophrenia is when you hear "god" telling you to kill that actress.

DID is when at times you really believe you are god, then a moment later you believe you're a receptionist at a law firm, then you believe you're a construction worker - and your personalities may or may not know one another and be friends. It's a really messed up condition - I had a friend with DID once and it was unnerving because I'd wonder who I would be talking to next time I'd see her. More recently I've encountered someone I've been chatting online with who at times insists she is Hathor, the ancient Egyptian goddess, and other times insists she is a different "god" and other times she is just her. Now, she could just be trolling people online but I really do think she genuinely has DID. It's a very strange condition.

Comment: Copying Samsung again (Score 0) 207

by kimvette (#47905671) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

There goes Apple, innovating, er, I mean copying Samsung again. Two or three years ago Samsung reportedly had run similar tests with sapphire screens and found large sapphire panels to be too brittle.

Incidentally, I purchased the iPhone 6 last year, when it was known as the Samsung Galaxy S4. ;)

Comment: Meanwhile. . . (Score 4, Interesting) 533

by kimvette (#47857189) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

Meanwhile, other providers are testing 10_G_bps FTTD (fibre to the desktop) for deployment, because they see the future isn't in cable TV but in providing TCP/IP (Internet, basically) connectivity. That is 10x the bandwidth any one PC you can buy off the shelf can handle without adding in a 10GbE server network card. Yes, ten GIGABITS PER SECOND over epon/dpon.

AT&T and Comcrap are just whining and clawing because they know the future is here (streaming video on demand from providers that are NOT THEM) and they don't want it. They should do what my employer is doing and embrace the ISP side of the business as their meat and potatoes and treat cable video as gravy. Cable TV is not only a zero-growth industry, but a dying industry.

Comment: Re: What the heck? (Score 5, Informative) 354

by kimvette (#47841563) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins

". If somebody is using GPL code and refuses to issue source, it's cut and dried, guilty."


If you implement a web server, an e-commerce service, or anything involving = GPLv2-based projects but you do not distribute the binaries then you are under NO obligation to release the source code. That requirement only arises if you DISTRIBUTE binaries derived from the = GPLv2-licensed source code.

GPLv3 changes things a bit but that doesn't seem to be the issue here.

Comment: Re:The way firefox manages this... (Score 1) 67

by kimvette (#47840541) Attached to: Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

Firefox is becoming a real pain in the ass when it comes to certs. I can see displaying a "ZOMG!!! WARNING!!!" when trying to load a low-bit cert, but it fails completely, which makes it unusable for managing more and more enterprise appliances, some of them being brand new. One could go to each and every appliance and LOM module and generate a new high-bit cert but if you've got enough of them in your data center it's a royal pain in the ass to do so.

The solution? Use any browser other than firefox.

The difficult we do today; the impossible takes a little longer.