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Comment: Re:Privacy for what? (Score 3, Interesting) 213

by octaene (#30325384) Attached to: A Look At the Safety of Google Public DNS

An excellent point. That's why I think OpenDNS is a better option. They at least appear to give you a choice in the matter. I'm not sure Google's services are equitable. There's a good blog post from the founder of OpenDNS where he critiques Google's service. It's a good read.

Comment: The Security? (Score 1) 325

by octaene (#27835943) Attached to: Virginia Health Database Held For Ransom

Sandra Whitley Ryals, director of Virginia's Department of Health Professions, declined to discuss details of the hacker's claims, and referred inquires to the FBI. "There is a criminal investigation under way by federal and state authorities, and we take the information security very serious," she said.

Nice grammar, chump. `I'm not on the email. I don't trust the email.`

Comment: Re:They can either do it openly or covertly (Score 1) 353

by octaene (#27591277) Attached to: Time Warner Broadband Cap Trial Rescheduled In Texas

Your post is great, and well thought-out. The only concern I have with plan C is for folks like myself who are work-at-home employees. I can't really predict how much bandwidth I use for work, and I also have a tough time separating out my work bandwidth versus my personal use bandwidth...

Comment: I can't wait for the work-from-home effect (Score 4, Interesting) 395

by octaene (#27556167) Attached to: ISP Capping Is Becoming the New DRM
Here at IBM, our company has just decided to stop reimbursing work-from-home employees for Internet access. Combined with this new data transfer capping trend, I fully anticipate having to explain to a customer why I can't take care of that server problem until next month because my daughter used up our bandwidth allocation on the Playhouse Disney web site. That's going to go over really well...

Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.