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Comment: Re:thats to spendy (Score 2) 165

by terbeaux (#47830211) Attached to: Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment
The country is under reporting inflation. Some peg it at 30%. The best way to hedge against inflation is to borrow a lot the currency that is devaluing and then purchasing something that holds its value. Bitcoin fits the bill nicely. Unfortunately, there is a limit on the amount of foreign transactions an Argentine can make. Listings on the Argentine "eBay" are selling BTC in pesos for twice what it is worth in the USA: This is probably dubious from a legal standpoint but selling mining contracts seems to be popular on the site as well.

Comment: Slashdot is a Bad Place to Ask This (Score 4, Interesting) 265

by terbeaux (#47432147) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

Everyone here is going to tell you that a human needs to be there because that is their livelihood. Any task can be automated at a cost. I am guessing that it is not your current task to automate maintenance tasks otherwise you wouldn't be asking. Somewhere up your chain they decided that for the uptime / quality of service it is more cost effective to have a human do it. That does not mean that you can not present a case showing otherwise. I highly suggest that you win approval and backing before taking time to try to automate anything.

Out of curiosity, are they VMs?

Comment: Re:In the kitchen (Score 4, Informative) 547

by terbeaux (#45728351) Attached to: Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

So once the FBI subpeona'd Tor to...

That's an awful long post for someone that doesn't seem to know what they are talking about. Tor cannot be subpoenaed for information. It is a peer to peer network, not a legal entity. They got this guy because to get on university wifi you need to login, which then associates your mac address with your account and allows traffic to flow. They also monitor your traffic and could associate his account with Tor use. This gave the FBI enough information to question him and he probably was so scared and guilty feeling that he freely confessed. You can change the mac address on most network adapters. You wouldn't need to buy a throwaway usb wifi adapter. The FBI would have had much less to go on if the perp had simply used a free wifi hotspot.

It is difficult to understand what was going on in his head but it obviously wasn't rational thought.

Comment: Re:Enforce every law (Score 1) 1440

by terbeaux (#44940795) Attached to: Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights
Mod parent up! When I was growing up I accepted the fact that everything is illegal and that I was most likely breaking some law at any given time. It took me years to understand the social implications. If you want to go down a wiki hole this is a good place to start:

Comment: Re:Oh just stop it! (Score 3, Interesting) 128

by terbeaux (#44640281) Attached to: Public Facial Recognition Is Making Gains In Surveillance
Wait, what? Do you honestly believe that if an incentive is there that sentient organisms will not reach for it? I have a strong moral compass but that doesn't change the fact that you need to stop whatever the fuck you are doing right now to help us reengineer "the game" in order to reward people that do good while doing well. Aside from NWO fantasies, all the assholes that have money right now are extremely interested in keeping it, at all costs. This includes your family's ability to be healthful or be educated to a basic level. I think it was Peter Drucker that said "If you can't measure it, then you can't manage it." They are fucking managing you. How does it feel?

The longer the title, the less important the job.