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Comment: I am mad if I cant unplug my employee hotspots (Score -1, Troll) 127

by mallyn (#48921097) Attached to: FCC Prohibits Blocking of Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots
If they won't let me unplug my employees private hotspots on my network, I will be mad.My network needs to be protected from the bad guys hacking in through my employees unsecured wifi hotspots.

Naughty FCC

I will need to haul them FCC commisioners over my knees and spank them in front of my hacked servers that are now spewing illegal spam advertising illegal knockoffs of my trademarked lighted clear plastic raincoats :((((((((((((((((

Luv you all

Mark

Comment: Re: Cat and mouse... (Score 1) 437

by mallyn (#48728447) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"
Folks:

I thought that we had reached consensus during the discussion about weakening US cinema ticket sales that we are sick and tired of the content that 'The Industry' is giving us each year.

And now we are griping about not being able to see that content?

I have solved that problem years ago. I spend my spare time doing art work and making things; ie; I make my own entertainment.

Whomever suggests that we 'get a life' just may be right. Isn't that what we got a consensus on durin yesterdays' discussion on movie attendance?

Comment: Re:Hollywood will blame pirates... (Score 1) 400

by mallyn (#48721393) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
Now youi have gotten me started . . . .

Once upon a time at Christmas, 1999.

I spent two weeks in my woodworking shop making a heirloom quality solid maple and cherry chest style toy box. It was sturdy enough that it could also function as a bench style seat.

Here is an archive.org cache of the toy box from my old web site: https://web.archive.org/web/20...

I made this gift for my sister who had two young boys.

When I previewed this gift to my mother, she told me that I was not finished and the at need to rush out to the store and get some theme toys to put into the toy box.

At 5 PM on Chrstmas Eve.

Yeah, right. After spending 2 weeks lovingly working on this project, only to be expected to rush out on Christmas eve to buy movie theme toys to stuff in it.

Sorry, I told mom that I would rather make nice sugary brownies for Christmas Eve dinner.

Comment: Re:blu rays are cheaper than the movie (Score 1) 400

by mallyn (#48720319) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
Hold on! I beg to differ with you! What is wrong with going to the movies alone? I have been doing it for 61 years and there is nothing wrong with it!

If I go alone to a dollar house; bring my own trail mix and buy only whatever semi healthy food they have; I can return home from an evening out still holding change from a $10.00 bill.

I have never been challenged bringing my own food into a theater. I have only been challenged once and that was at PGE Park or whatever they call it now where the soccar team plays.

Comment: Re:Are people sick of the MPAA? (Score 1) 400

by mallyn (#48718363) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
Sorry, I beg to differ. Here in Portland, Oregon I have had different luck with the lower priced theaters. The Kennedy School, Edgefield, Laurelhurst, Academy, Mission, and some others were not as you described at all. I never had problems with misbehaving kids, gum stuck on the seats, or excessive litter.

In fact, one of the so called dollar houses, the Avalon on Belmont, had a better sound system and better sound isolation between the auditoriums than the first run Lloyd on Multnomah.

Comment: Re:News for Nerds, Stuff that matters (Score 1) 400

by mallyn (#48718219) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
You forgot one thing.

The musicals of the 1950's through the 1970's.

I long for another 'Sound of Music', 'Evita', 'Jesus Christ Superstar', or 'West Side Story'.

Those were movies that I long for and I often watch from DVD's (For those of you here in Portland, Oregon; Movie Madness is a very wonderful resource).

Hollywood has seems to have lost that art as well.

Comment: Re:So fry the CCD's (Score 1) 335

by mallyn (#48705439) Attached to: Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras
That won't work either. As I said in my earlier comment, these are quite well armored and I dont' think that the flame temperature of a burning tire will be enough to destroy the innered of the camera system.

And don't forged the security surveillence camera that will record someone doing such an act.

Comment: Re:So fry the CCD's (Score 1) 335

by mallyn (#48705413) Attached to: Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras
Good try.

Sorry, but no cookie.

These are armored quite well.

I saw one dissassembled once when they were doing maintenance on it. The casing is 1/2 in steel. The glass porthole for the lens is 1/2 inch laminated glass; ie; two panes of glass sandwitching a pane of clear acrylic; similar to your windshield. The radar port (radome) is 1/2 inch plastic. It's transparent to the radar frequencies (I believe these guys use 2.5 ghz), but it cannot be broken. Just for the fun of it, I later found a piece of the same plastic but, just 1/4 inch thick. in a scrap pile at a community workshop that I belong to. I put that piece in a vice and tried to smash it with a hammer. No go.

No, I think a bullet; shotgun pellits; or especially a bat, would do nothing to these devices.

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