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Comment: If it's good enough for microsoft (Score 1) 277

by trollboy (#47472107) Attached to: Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

I still remember when someone got sued/threatened when MS did the same thing and it killed passport. After calling and unsuccessfully telling them how to fix the problem, he registered the domain, and pointed it back to where it should have been pointed and mailed them saying he would give them back the domain, he just wanted his stuff to work. They unleashed the vicious attack lawyers anyway.

Comment: Re:Fuck the TSA (Score 5, Interesting) 337

by trollboy (#45428415) Attached to: TSA Screening Barely Working Better Than Chance

as a 7' tall man of german descent, I always get "randomly" chosen as well. I assure you it's not so much the "olive skin" as it is the "different" or "standing out for any reason".. which is also deplorable and ineffective for the task at hand.

And yes, no option to opt out of all the still beta FBS

Comment: Samsung NoteII Review (Score 1) 1191

by trollboy (#45017995) Attached to: Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

Your responsive scripts pick up that I'm on mobile, but then the mobile ad forces screen width to desktop size. This results in the mobile rendered page being shown on the left half of the screen in tiny unreadable text, while the right side of the screen is all whitespace, save for an actually readable mobile ad at the top. Clicking the menu button gives you a black slideout panel with only "Login" on it... having the default section buttons there would be ever so handy in lieu of taking up a VAST amount of screen real estate to urge me to log in and nothing else.

Let me know where to send a screen shot to and I'll gladly help out. Other than that... looks pretty nice and modern. So long as it's quick and smooth I say go for it. After you fix the mobile of course.

+ - Linode hacked, CCs and passwords leaked 6

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "On Friday Linode announced a precautionary password reset due to an attack despite claiming that they were not compromised. The attacker has claimed otherwise, claiming to have obtained card numbers and password hashes. Password hashes, source code fragments and directory listings have been released as proof. Linode has yet to comment on or deny these claims."

Comment: Customer Service Bastardry (Score 1) 670

by trollboy (#32453908) Attached to: iPad Bait and Switch — No More Unlimited Data Plan

So I called that evil gaggle of vampires to see if I'm to be affected by this. I was told I was! My unlimited data package was going to end, and I'd have to switch. How could they do this I asked, the gentleman I talked to told me the contract specifies that I can't cancel for 2 years, but it doesn't say they can't change the services offered on the contract. He preceded to run down the pricing and packages I now, according to him, had no choice to choose. I then asked isn't this the very definition of bait and switch? I entered into this contract with the intent to get a product, and now you're taking this product away and expecting me to still honor my end? He IMMEDIATELY *checked into something* and told me I was grandfathered in and can keep the unlimited package, and even use it on future smart phones for the life of my AT&T service. My contract expires October 25th. I have never fired a gun in my life. I am looking forward to sinking a 45 slug through my iphone on the 25th. I love my iPhone, I prefer it to the Droid (please don't hate). However, my renewed hatred of AT&T now knows no bounds.

Security

+ - Ubuntu Servers HACKED!->

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Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward writes "Ubuntu had to shutdown 5 of 8 production servers that are sponsored by Canonical, when they started attacking other systems. Canonical blames the community, saying they were community hosted, and were poorly maintained. However, kernel upgrades couldn't be done because of poor backwards compatibility with the very hardware that Canonical had sponsored! While people point fingers at each other it is pretty clear that both sides are equally to blame, the community administrators for practicing bad security practices, such as using unencrypted FTP transfers with accounts, not properly maintaining the system. However Canonical should have been well aware of what they are hosting. The question remains, if any of the files distributed to users have been compromised. A major blow for Canonical though who are attempting to enter the business market with Ubuntu Server."
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GNU is Not Unix

+ - GCC 4.2.0 Released

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trollboy
trollboy writes "Potheads everywhere rejoice as thier own GCC is released into the wild, bringing a whole new meaning to "rolling your own kernel". On top of encouraging developers to create a "bake" alias to point at make and raising the question of if gcc crashes how DO you get the smell of bongwater out of your machine, it also has some remarkable FORTRAN improvements as well as optimization tweaks.
Read more at http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.2/changes.html"

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