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Comment: Re:Really, really need to stop autoplaying videos (Score 1) 86

by simplypeachy (#49147049) Attached to: The Only Constant is Change

Neither can I, so I'll reply to your reply. I'm so glad that one web site in the world finally stops wasting my screen real estate. The width is actually used for content, not cruft! And once side navigation is scroll past, the comments actually take up the width of my screen. It's like someone who actually uses web sites finally designed on.

+ - Lenovo.com DNS Hacked / Brought Back Online by CloudFlare->

Submitted by darthcamaro
darthcamaro (735685) writes "Multiple reports emerged this afternoon about an attack against Lenovo, allegedly executed by the notorious Lizard Squad. It appears as though the attackers were able to hack Lenovo.com's domain registrar and change the DNS records. Though Lenovo wasn't a customer of security vendor CloudFlare, CEO Matt Prince http://www.eweek.com/security/...">said that his firm was able to jump in and fix the situation."
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+ - Wheel of Time TV pilot producers sue Robert Jordan's widow for defamation->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The tale of the late-night Wheel of Time pilot that aired in a paid infomercial slot on FXX has taken another odd turn. Producers Red Eagle Entertainment LLC and Manetheren LLC have filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for central California against Harriet McDougal (widow of James Rigney, who wrote the Wheel of Time novels under the pen name Robert Jordan), her company, Bandersnatch Group Inc., and twenty unnamed other persons ("Does 1-20"). The suit alleges that McDougal's statements about her lack of involvement in the pilot's production constitute breach of contract, slander, and interference with contractual relations and prospective economic relations; the suit demands declaratory relief and a jury trial."
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Comment: Don't fear, all the tracking is SSL! (Score 1) 204

by simplypeachy (#48865789) Attached to: Healthcare.gov Sends Personal Data To Over a Dozen Tracking Websites

Visiting just the healthcare.gov web site via Firefox generates the following URL requests: http://pastebin.com/0UUbmRCf

At least all those advert and tracker sites - including those that have been helping pay for malware for over a decade - are using SSL!

Comment: Re:Maybe they should focus on... (Score 1) 415

by simplypeachy (#48563681) Attached to: Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Without even knowing what CBS is, that's quite a far-fetched conclusion. It's the Component-Based Storage sub-system, responsible for maintaining "packages", updates and verifying system source files, optional Windows components et cetera. Quite a wide-ranging sub-system and with so many responsibilities it is fair that it can generate large log files. I have used these logs with positive results on several customers in diagnosing Windows faults.

What the OP doesn't realise is how much background maintenance modern Windows performs. Just because a user has performed (redundant) manual defragmentation and (effectively unnecessary) disk clean-up doesn't mean that Windows will cease performing this automatic maintenance. A Windows system left idle after installation or updates (particularly the large updates Win 8 gets) will be quite busy for some time doing housekeeping.

Comment: Re:I have just one question for you (Score 1) 97

by simplypeachy (#48505987) Attached to: Nature Makes All Articles Free To View

No, it's "Restrictions". I don't need obstacles that prevent me from consuming my legitimately-purchased media in the ways they were intended. These things don't manage my rights, they manage my restrictions.

My rights are that I get to play the game, listen to the music or use the program however the hell I want to. Whenever I want to, whether I'm online or not, and I get to do so without any corporate oversight.

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