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Comment: Re:WTF are they thinking? (Score 1) 949

by kneemoe (#31686280) Attached to: New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders
here you go http://www.cbs.com/classics/macgyver/video/ just rip em from the website. then all you need to pirate is the DVD box pictures :P What I don't understand is how they put this content out there one way or another for free, and then expect people to pay for it later. If you broadcast it over the air, or allow streaming from a website its public as far as I'm concerned. This BS of suing users for content that's freely available elsewhere is like suing some guy taping your band that's doing a show on a street corner.

Comment: http://showmypc.com/ (Score 1) 454

by kneemoe (#30205316) Attached to: Simple, Free Web Remote PC Control?
http://showmypc.com/

Works well, free, uses ssh and VNC and one time hashes that you'll exchange over the phone. Really quite easy to use, and IIRC its a standalone app that doesn't actually install anything so once you're done there's no port listening afterward to allow anyone an easy attack vector.

blah blah blah I am not affiliated with showmypc blah blah blah

Comment: Tanks - the Okidata b410 series (Score 1) 557

by kneemoe (#29607957) Attached to: Choosing a Personal Printer For the Long Haul
I've been really happy with the Okidata b410/420/430 series printers, they're rated for 50K/50K/80K PER Month duty cycle and they're still within the range of a typical well built laser printer - As luck has it I priced one out today on CDW and the b430dn has an instant coupon so the whole unit is under $200 (the b410 is the base model and lists at $250 regularly) Supplies aren't crazy expensive either, about $70/ 3,500pg toner and drums last forever but are a little pricey at about $150. I have absolutely no affiliation with Okidata or CDW ,just a very happy repeat customer.

Comment: Re:Keyboard and Mouse (Score 1) 54

by kneemoe (#29454559) Attached to: iPhone As a PC Game Controller
Air Mouse Pro in the app store for iPhone, there's the gmote for android based phones (and maybe windows mobile?) I think both of these are stripped down vnc services. the air mouse is great, it turns the iPhone screen into one big track pad, or you can rotate it and up pops a keyboard, best app I've bought yet.

Comment: Great Idea (Score 1) 54

by kneemoe (#29442665) Attached to: iPhone As a PC Game Controller
The lack of physical buttons is so frustraiting that there are attempts to create an add on (like icontrolpad.com that seems to have stalled out) yet somehow this is a good idea? I realize at least half the draw is the accelerometer, but what games are they targetting there?
I'm really missing the point of this idea/app.

Comment: Re:Contractual vs. Piracy (Score 1) 276

by kneemoe (#29350787) Attached to: Copyright Troubles For Sony
"4. Individuals pirating music or movies who clearly don't own a CD or DVD should be treated differently in court." differently than a multinational company that, if the plaintiff is correct, has stolen his copyrighted materials? How is this different? What's the thinking here?
that Sony should probably be held to a higher standard because they should know better?
right.....

R.I.P. FTP 359

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the and-good-riddance-to-ye dept.
Slashdot contributor Bennett Haselton says "Using FTP to administer a website is insecure -- but not for the reasons that you probably think. You yourself can stop using FTP any time you want, but how do we change the landscape Net-wide, to reduce the number of breakins using stolen FTP credentials?" You know what to click on if you want to read the rest.

Comment: Re:Maybe, Maybe not... (Score 5, Informative) 441

by kneemoe (#28518415) Attached to: Comic Artist Detained For Script Containing 9/11 Type Scenarios
"But you know what - it's not resisting arrest or assault if there's nothing to arrest you for!"

Actually (IANAL) - http://www.lawinfo.com/fuseaction/Client.lawarea/categoryid/144

What do I do if I am arrested?

If you are arrested, submit to the law enforcement officer. Do not resist, even if you are innocent. Your innocence does not make the arrest illegal as long as the officer has conformed to the requirements of a legal arrest. If you resist, even if you are innocent of the charges for which you are arrested, you could be charged with resisting arrest. If the officer does not conform to the requirements of a legal arrest, you should still allow yourself to be taken into custody without resistance. If this happens, you may be entitled to bring an action against the law enforcement officer for false arrest.

Comment: Re:Email was never secure to begin with... (Score 1) 243

by kneemoe (#28362361) Attached to: NSA Email Surveillance Pervasive and Ongoing
I know this is always how its been explained away as being OK - but aren't telephone conversations usually unencrypted? and sent over a private network? hmmmm, seems like a different standard is being set to me.
I'm sure there's some legal jujitsu to get around it, but I'm just sayin'....

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