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Comment Gaming PCs are just silly... (Score 1) 268

Other than a few sandbox games that will run on less than awesome hardware there is virtually no reason not to take the gaming to the console. Building your own machine sounds great, but when you have a problem it is _YOUR_ problem. I experienced this myself several times and the other way to look at it is - you are down not playing games and screwing with the machine. You will probably be playing your console while the money or parts arrive. You can have quite a few XBOX Ones and PS4s for that money... I can't really see the point... other than... like..Warcraft or something that is PC only and doesn't require the best hardware. PC gaming used to be cheap and unique, now it's expensive and the consoles are just as good for most things.

Comment Are their bandwidths metered? (Score 1) 622

I'm not personally aware of any large carrier that charges on data volume (for upstream/backbone) and they are paying for the same electricity basically regardless of use. Outside of making sure they have enough pipe all the costs for Comcast, Time Warner, etc... are fixed! So, yes they can give you an unlimited plan because basically unless you're flooding the pipe their own bandwidth is unlimited. The argument that you should pay more for more use is nearly insane -- it does't cost them anything extra for you to burn thousands of extra GB because they pay nothing extra for the data crossing the wire; as long as they have enough bandwidth to cover a bad day they are fine. (They would have already bought this ahead of time, so... Yea, it's already there even if you aren't using it...) This is price gouging at its finest and what they don't realize is all they will do is make municipalities launch their own ISPs without these silly fake restrictions. A 10+gig MPLS isn't exactly that expensive for a small town, and some towns have 30+ gig fiber just laying around for the future... Really, they're just going to make sure they die off -- as if cable fees weren't enough.

Comment Re:Ugh (Score 1) 191

Fedora is always more stable than Ubuntu unless you use the LTS release. If you need total stability and enterprise features just get CentOS which is basically Red Had Linux w/no support/subscription. Fedora, CentOS, and Red Hat all work similarly enough that there is no problem switching between hem. I'd put Ubuntu LTS and CentOS pretty close to even... Ubuntu is great until you have to install the software on a raid or do something fancy -- any flavor of Redhat basically does this out of the box. I think for servers Red Hat or CentOS are the only game really.

Comment Stupidity of IT workers at work. (Score 1) 602

Look, I hate to say it but I've never trained an H1B regardless of the money involved and as a result I still have my conscience. IT workers who are completely retarded enable these companies to do these things. The answer the this question is simple: If they threaten your job if you don't train someone... LEAVE... You are not just hurting yourself, but everyone else in this profession. Three months more of pay to permanently lose your job, and worse deny that job to another qualified candidate that lives in this country? This is only a deal for you if you're mentally disabled. Without our direct help they cannot do this, so uh... Stop helping them.. Part two -- most of us are not employed as trainers. Trainers get paid more than IT workers... You actually have no responsibility to train anyone most of the time and you are not being paid for it. Specifically ask to have terms like "excludes H1B workers" if you do get paid to train. We have to stop fucking ourselves... It's really that simple.

Comment Re: Don't care (Score 3, Interesting) 174

What they don't get is people watch programming through the VPN because they have other way to get it.... If they spent half as much of this effort by negotiating with Netflix or Hulu for US customers to get these shows streamed we wouldn't care about VPNing them through iPlayer and still "paying for them..." It's just the typical ass-backwards corporate thinking at work.

Comment Whether TOR is cracked or not.. (Score 1) 122

It think the best use of it is hiding your IP from every site, and adding another layer of encryption. If you need message security use a message security encryption, and if you need a file encryption use the right tool. Assuming anything on the Internet isn't clear text at all times is just being foolish -- even if the site you are on uses HTTPS it is possible that they are hacked, etc...

Comment Stop putting real data on websites (Score 1) 370

I keep saying this, but nonetheless unless you have a legal obligation to provide real info don't. The problem is your data goes in databases and you have no idea how long it is going to be retained. Closing your account doesn't even delete the data. Next, change all the info that is relevant... STOP USING REAL INFO.. esh... I'm not going to say it again.... you aren't getting checks from these people they don't need your info.. New Github account New Phone/E-mails New Everything that can be remade. For non-essential accounts use bullshit information. Use different information on each site and record them somewhere safe. You can parrot them back if you have to. Close all of the accounts they are bombarding. Solved...

Comment Re: Climate Change Deniers aren't stupid... (Score 1) 737

I'm not against us reducing pollution. Cancer sucks, and pollution plays a large part in other health problems. We should be diligent and even intolerant of emissions to the air just as a matter of common sense. I'm pretty much against it if what comes out is anything but water vapor or some other naturally occurring result.

Comment Re:Climate Change Deniers aren't stupid... (Score 1) 737

Wait a minute... You think these publicly funded scientists aren't getting money from corporations? They are saying exactly whatever they are getting paid to say on either side of the aisle. My opinion is to experience global warming we have to have data that says we're warmer than we have been in in our past, and we aren't and never have been. The Minoans didn't have cars or pollution on the scale that we do -- so what gives? That's the only question I ask, and that is the question neither these scientists will answer nor acknowledge! All we are seeing is a "warming" trend for the last two-hundred years, and we just came off a mini-ice age nearly 400 years back - it is to be expected that we trend upward. For that entire time temperatures are basically 0.5 max hotter than they were previous globally. Can you even notice that?

I find it suspicious that these "scientists" filter the information to exclude the Minoan warming period that occurred around 2600 BC since they are clipping the data at 2000 years in most cases. It's not what they tell you it's what they omit. What are they trying to make you think, and why?

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