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+ - Swedish Police Raid The Pirate Bay Again. ->

Submitted by o_ferguson
o_ferguson (836655) writes "TorrentFreak is reporting that police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline. Although no official statement has been made, TF sources confirm action against TPB. This is not the first time that this has happened."
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Comment: Re:America, land of the free... (Score 1) 720

by nobuddy (#48550217) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

Not so many as people believe. I think it is 3 that take it away outright. The rest either suspend it until your debt is paid and probation is over, or revoke it for the same period and have a process to regain the right.

Trivia- this is called the KKK law because it was the KKK that lobbied the states to pass the law in an effort to reduce black voters.

Comment: Re:LOL (Score 1) 398

by nobuddy (#48550171) Attached to: Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

At least once. I had to defend my separation pay because I stated the factual reason for my dismissal, and the company called to verify employment and reason for dismissal. they sued. It cost me half my separation package to keep the other half.

Reason for termination was the company was taken over in a hostile buyout, and the new owner replaced all upper management with his own people. New owner did not want it to be general knowledge that the buyout was hostile.

Comment: Re:Doesn't matter even if the publishers win... (Score 1) 699

by nobuddy (#48550059) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

That some would do so does not mean that all, or even a majority, would do so.

For a while, yes- they have lost all trust and have to earn it back. But when it is again non intrusive and well behaved, no one will care. No one cared for a decade that web pages had ads in them- because they were simple banners or footers or link rings. But when they started making noise and asking you to punch the monkey they started the ball rolling to where it is today.

Comment: Roboform (Score 1) 2

by nobuddy (#47977541) Attached to: How to keep Student's Passwords Secure?

My work adopted Roboform for this, and I am mildly impressed at how well it does the job in any browser. Online encrypted storage accessible from any machine you log in to with your master account/password. Auto-fills the login pages for you as well.

No idea about cost, but they are cheap bastards here so it is likely pretty cheap. You can do it for your kid only with the normal version, or see if the school wants to use the enterprise version.


Comment: Re:Corporate taxes (Score 0) 410

The corporation has a profit margin or they would not be taxed. if that profit margin is so large as to require massive taxes, there is plenty of room to wiggle. Maybe they would pay less in taxes if they stoppped conspiring to artificially drive wages down, or hired US employees that are readily available and fully skilled for the job instead of claiming there aren't any and bringing in cheap H1B workers.

You know, quit the bullshit they do to pad their profits, and instead be a decent and ethical part of society.

Is your job running? You'd better go catch it!