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Comment: We are now all ##AA-Stooges (Score 5, Insightful) 490

by passionplay (#46586109) Attached to: Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?
The content companies have won. The brainwashing in the schools over the past 20 years has succeeded.

We have a 1770 word essay why ownership of media is clunky and why it is ok to keep paying to watch shows for entertainment. Have we really come so far from the concept of sharing and owning media that we now have to subscribe to "physical media" = bad -> We should always just stream?.

Streaming inherently disavows your right to own media and to make it your own. The end is at hand..

Streaming should be an OPTION. DVD's should be an OPTION..

##AA Stooges should not be allowed to post such rubbish. And those that are now brainwashed should submit to de-programming..

Otherwise we are destined to give away our right to creativity

Comment: ownCloud Community edition will do nicely (Score 5, Interesting) 168

by passionplay (#46197615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Distributed Online Storage For Families?

Clients for every platform. Server distributions for every platform. Mobile clients too. Runs on HTTPS.

  1. 1. Download the community edition from any of the repositories found on https://owncloud.org/
  2. 2. Install using wizard - if you pick SQLite as the database, there is nothing to install for the database - configure to force SSL connections
  3. 3. Setup your router to forward 443 to the box you've set up
  4. 4. Setup a dyndns or similar IP address (or your own domain name) to said IP address.
  5. 5. Install client (desktop or mobile) and start accessing using https://yourserver-or-ip-addre... as the URL

I've set up something similar for my family - love it. I've also set up something simliar for our enterprise. No complaints about the regular feature set. Just some of the enterprise level things could do with a little more work.

+ - Online fax system, faxitnice is down - honeypots reported? So now what?->

Submitted by passionplay
passionplay (607862) writes "Faxitnice.com provides online faxing capability and is actually very reasonable and even provides registered users with an 800 numbered fax. I have used them for years. However, today when I went to fax a document, I couldn't access the page. So I did a DNS lookup and attempted the IP address directly. In response, I received a RoadRunner DNS error page in response — containing a search entry that reported, of all things, A HONEYPOT at the same IP address. On further research at http://www.downblocked.com/faxitnice.com and http://is.faxitnice.com.downorblocked.net/, it would appear that FaxItNice is down — possibly due to hacking. So now the real question is — is the system down? Or did something happen? Any news would be welcome."
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Comment: First post? (Score 1) 1

There isn't enough accessible source examples that clearly demonstrate the code in the documentation normally provided. If the publishing entity provided the ability to absorb the crowd-sourced examples, the fragmentation would be less and the documentation much more readily understood. This is the policy that seems to be followed by www.php.net and it seems to be working in my opinion.

Comment: Wag the Dog. (Score 1) 30

by passionplay (#36698758) Attached to: Book Review: Surveillance Or Security?
I find the most compelling book is omitting the most compelling story of all. Carnivore. All I hear is "the bad guys are doing it worse, we have to do it better to keep them out." And "there is no security, so we have to build it into the network " because if we build the security, we'll own the back door. The internet has security for when you want to use it. The internet has no security when you don't want it. The problem is that the government has gotten used to having all of our lives under scrutiny in the name of security. Privacy as we know is eroding over the amorphous war on terror. The war that was started by those now fighting when they used those exact tactics in Vietnam. The world is simply emulating the US albeit in an earlier stage of evolution. Instead of attempting to undermine their development, developing them as equal partners that didn't have to fear the US might be a goal worth exploring. But human beings are less altruistic than their primate cousins. I'm sure we'd still screw this up if we tried it. I think we'll just have to wait for the pendulum to swing back. Until then, Generation Y and Z are going to be stupid enough to think that the government can protect them when they won't do it for themselves.

Comment: Wag the Dog (Score 0) 377

by passionplay (#36698736) Attached to: Law Enforcement Wants To Try 'Predictive Policing'
I find the most compelling book is omitting the most compelling story of all. Carnivore. All I hear is "the bad guys are doing it worse, we have to do it better to keep them out." And "there is no security, so we have to build it into the network " because if we build the security, we'll own the back door. The internet has security for when you want to use it. The internet has no security when you don't want it. The problem is that the government has gotten used to having all of our lives under scrutiny in the name of security. Privacy as we know is eroding over the amorphous war on terror. The war that was started by those now fighting when they used those exact tactics in Vietnam. The world is simply emulating the US albeit in an earlier stage of evolution. Instead of attempting to undermine their development, developing them as equal partners that didn't have to fear the US might be a goal worth exploring. But human beings are less altruistic than their primate cousins. I'm sure we'd still screw this up if we tried it. I think we'll just have to wait for the pendulum to swing back. Until then, Generation Y and Z are going to be stupid enough to think that the government can protect them when they won't do it for themselves.

Comment: The real failure that you've all missed.... (Score 1) 1343

by passionplay (#30980580) Attached to: Students Failing Because of Poor Grammar

One of the teachers said this in the interview:

"I get their essays and I go 'You obviously don't know what a sentence fragment is. You think commas are sort of like parmesan cheese that you sprinkle on your words'," said Budra.

If this is what the educator at the University level is using as "English", is it any wonder that the students are failing?

(for anyone that missed it, we do not "go" some particular set of words, we "say" them.

Open Source

Linux Kernel 2.6.32 Released 195

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the download-compile-reboot-repeat dept.
diegocg writes "Linus Torvalds has officially released the version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel. New features include virtualization memory de-duplication, a rewrite of the writeback code faster and more scalable, many important Btrfs improvements and speedups, ATI R600/R700 3D and KMS support and other graphic improvements, a CFQ low latency mode, tracing improvements including a 'perf timechart' tool that tries to be a better bootchart, soft limits in the memory controller, support for the S+Core architecture, support for Intel Moorestown and its new firmware interface, run-time power management support, and many other improvements and new drivers. See the full changelog for more details."
Transportation

More "Miles Per Acre" From Bioelectricity Than Ethanol 223

Posted by timothy
from the all-depends-on-the-details dept.
CarnegieScience writes "Scientist calculate that, compared to ethanol used for internal combustion engines, bioelectricity used for battery-powered vehicles would deliver an average of 80% more miles of transportation per acre of crops, while also providing double the greenhouse gas offsets to mitigate climate change."

Comment: Re:Good idea (Score 2, Insightful) 528

by passionplay (#27772339) Attached to: Windows 7 Will Be Free For a Year
Did you miss the boat? This is called a loss-leader. It's designed to combat Linux by saturating the market with a "cost-free" variant of Windows, which makes the average user go get it. "It's Windows - it must be good. It's been around for years." Then once they have you hooked, they charge you for the rest because it costs you too much intellectually to use something else. The built-in expiry means that as of 2010, you have a few million guaranteed sales of people that have gotten addicted to their Windows 7 environment. This is how Dealers keep their Junkies at their mercy. See post #2. The first one is free. So that you come back and pay for more.

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