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Comment: Re:Let me get this straight (Score 1) 112

by webbiedave (#43467209) Attached to: Samsung Accused of Paying For Negative HTC Reviews
Just getting paid, dog. Just gettin' paid. Wait, hold on. My boss is telling me something. What's that, boss? Oh, they we're serious about stopping these internet posts? So I don't get paid for this one? That is some straight up bullshit.

I just lost my job.

~Internet Reviewer for Hire!

Comment: Let me get this straight (Score 1) 112

by webbiedave (#43464113) Attached to: Samsung Accused of Paying For Negative HTC Reviews
A Taiwan-based corporation that brings in a lot of revenue to its government is now hurting and then goes to the same government it has given billions to and asks it to investigate the legitimacy of negative articles from its competition which, in turn, creates negative publicity for their competition?

Comment: Awful analysis by OP (Score 5, Insightful) 848

by webbiedave (#41715937) Attached to: Judge Rules Defense Can Use Trayvon Martin Tweets

Time to update the Miranda warning to include: 'Anything you Tweet or post can and will be held against you in a court of law'?

Sorry but courts allow emails to be introduced as evidence so long as authenticity can be established. Why shouldn't this hold true for tweets and facebook posts? This has absolutely nothing to do with Miranda.

Comment: Conversation probably went like this (Score 1) 123

by webbiedave (#38777293) Attached to: Dreamhost FTP/Shell Password Database Breached
If I had to guess, the conversation at Dreamhost probably went something along the lines of:

"The passwords are hashed though, right?"


"So they can't reverse the passwords out of it?"

"Virutally impossible."

"Is there any advantage they gain from having the hashed passwords?"

"Well, it would allow them to brute force their guesses against it without fear of being slowed down or blocked."

"But wouldn't they need to know our salting algorithm for that to be useful?"


"Let's go ahead and change the passwords."

e-credibility: the non-guaranteeable likelihood that the electronic data you're seeing is genuine rather than somebody's made-up crap. - Karl Lehenbauer