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+ - Coup d'état Brazil 2013: how to ruin a democracy->

Submitted by miojobr
miojobr (831507) writes "The year of 2013 will be remembered in the history of Brazil as the beginning of a Democracy Regression: a coup d'état. Back in January, the outcome of the "Mensalão" Scandal called attention of the media, specially The Economist with a great article titled "Brazil's zombie polititcans: Unstoppable?". The article mentions cases where politicians like José Genoino, Francisco Tenório, Renan Calheiros, and others, even though found guilty of bribery and some under investigation of murder, replaced other congressmen who stepepd down to become mayors. In the case of Mr. Calheiros, he became the President of Senate, on February 1st. Some of these politicians were found guilty after judged by STF (Superior Tribunal Federal — Supreme Court)."
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Security

+ - Dropbox locked me out. Still can CRUD files->

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miojobr
miojobr writes "I know Dropbox had a few security issues recently, that required them to add an extra security layer, like the 2-step verification. And that's great! But not allowing its users to, somehow, recover their account access is a little bit, frustating. All started when I bought a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) at the same time that I was changing between carriers (so, different phone number)."
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Comment: Re:No need for DNS anymore (Score 4, Informative) 488

by miojobr (#34429762) Attached to: WikiLeaks Moves To Swiss Domain After DNS Takedown

As I stated on my recent tweet: "Do we really need DNS afterwards? Give me an IP and I'll give them a shortened URL through Social Nets" - http://twitter.com/#!/brunoborges/statuses/10682824059256832 I don't think DNS is needed anymore, at least for websites. With the advent of URL shorteners, we all can publish websites online, without DNS, and through Social Networks show it to the world, easily through some link like http://bit.ly/myFooWebsite. DNS is, IMO, the last hope for Internet control. I have no idea how E-Mail or other protocols could deal with an Internet without DNS, but surely there's a way. Maybe, not invented yet.

WikiLeaks will never be shut down http://bit.ly/WiKiLeaks

Comment: No need for DNS anymore (Score 0) 488

by miojobr (#34429720) Attached to: WikiLeaks Moves To Swiss Domain After DNS Takedown
As I stated on my recent tweet: "Do we really need DNS afterwards? Give me an IP and I'll give them a shortened URL through Social Nets" - http://twitter.com/#!/brunoborges/statuses/10682824059256832 I don't think DNS is needed anymore, at least for websites. With the advent of URL shorteners, we all can publish websites online, without DNS, and through Social Networks show it to the world, easily through some link like http://bit.ly/myFooWebsite. DNS is, IMO, the last hope for Internet control. I have no idea how E-Mail or other protocols could deal with an Internet without DNS, but surely there's a way. Maybe, not invented yet.
Businesses

+ - Why my company "downgraded" my display?

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miojobr
miojobr writes "I work for a bank here in Brazil and the company has been upgrading all CRT to LCD displays. That's great. Will save money and help slowing down the descruction of our eyes. Except they've been doing that the wrong way.

First, they started replacing the displays on departments that don't actually use the computer very often, or do not work 10, 12 hours every day. Sections like HR, QA and Management got their LCDs before IT, Database and HelpDesk.

Second, they've picked two models of LCDs from Dell to replace the old CRT (Dell E773c 17"). The first line is a regular LCD 17", great model, height control, 90 rotation. Perfect. But, as I told before, they gave this model to departments like HR. The other model is a widescreen display, without height regulation, which can do 1440x900 and cannot rotate. Awesome boss, you've given the best monitor to people who doesn't actually need them. Thank you so much.

Really, do I need that much columns on my display? No. I need lines. If you want to give me columns, please give me a second display! And I will produce more, attend customers faster looking for log files and code at the same time, etc, etc... I also would like to rotate my screen. Do you know that huge log file? I can't look at the whole stack trace without paging down three times! It's a pain in the *ss.

Why, oh why, you didn't ask me which kind of display I needed? Is it too hard to ask me, your employee — specially because I *understand* about computers; because I work in a department called IT — which display I'd like to have?

Thank you so much boss, for downgrading my monitor. Now you have an upset employee that wasn't asking for a paycheck increase. What I did want was a better monitor. A better hardware. More RAM memory. A faster Hard-drive. And maybe, MAYBE, if possible! a second display.

Best regards,
Your employee"

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