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Comment Re:How does this work? (Score 1) 570

Without encryption, it can be done with which can be found on the ultimate boot CD as well. I've used it a few times to get into machines where users have forgotten their passwords. It will reset/eliminate the multi-attempt lockout. There's others out there as well that do the same thing.

Submission + - SPAM: Netflix Coming to Sony PS3

itwbennett writes: 'Microsoft has always seemed rather enthusiastic when it comes to throwing around the word 'exclusive' and here is another case in point,' says blogger Peter Smith. Netflix and Sony have announced that Netflix streaming is coming to the Sony Playstation 3 as early as next month. Back in August when Microsoft was rolling out its new dashboard update, one of the features it was talking up was Netflix streaming, says Smith, and it said 'This exclusive partnership offers you the ability to instantly stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the television via Xbox 360. Xbox 360 will be the only game console to offer this movie-watching experience...' Apparently, in Microsoft parlance, 'exclusive partnership' means 'we launched it first' and not 'we inked a deal with Netflix preventing this feature from appearing on the competition's hardware.' All this is good news for PS3 owners who can now sign up to be notified of Netflix availability for their system.
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Comment Re:I'm an emacs user! (Score 1) 939

He's modded Funny, but he has a point.

Escape -- because Alt+* is often grabbed before it gets to Emacs, I have to use Escape for Meta (so, yeah, Emacs user here). Plus it closes dialogs.

Caps Lock -- because I don't run Windows and don't have to rely on Word's autocorrect to enter uppercase letters with accents. My locale requires uppercase letters to retain their accents. CapsLock+é gives me "É" while Shift+é would give me "2".

Windows Key -- what, you never use Super on any keybinding ?

Scroll Lock -- console, 'nuff said.

That key that opens the context menu -- it opens the main Sawfish menu for me.

F-Lock -- I don't know what that is. Function-lock, for laptops ? I wish mine had that. Can't get used to hjkl for moving around in NetHack.

Pause/Break -- Free custom keybinding, hooray !

One of the Media keys -- I don't have a lot of those. Home, Eject, Previous, Stop, Play/Pause, Next, and volume control are all used (though Stop is bound to "show me what is playing right now".

So I guess I'd say Pause is the *least useful* after all.


Submission + - DFW Police Officer Gives Away Neighbor's Stuff 1

akleos writes: A police officer in the Dallas, TX suburb of Arlington, will face no charges for giving away his neighbor's property on Craigslist. The DA said that no law fit what the officer had allegedly done therefore no charges will be pressed. Is this a sign that state governments aren't up to speed with current events in the world of tech-law, or is this a case of preferential treatment? Here is the link to the article on the Dallas Morning News website:

Comment Re:And California is releasing the "non violent" (Score 1) 640

Watched "The Union" this weekend. Very very enlightening. Highly recommended (no pun intended). They really do a great job of explaining the whole history of the drug laws in the US and Canada. They also bring up a lot of great points in regards to organized crime and why it's so prevalent. and It is available via netflix "view it now".

Comment Re:Talk about your catch 22 (Score 1) 451

"The problem with racial profiling isn't when the people are actually criminals, it's when they're not. It's unjust for innocent people to be subjected to extra scrutiny just because people like them are acting badly."


This is one of the most simple, yet profound explanations of why profiling is a bad thing.

Now, if we can get the rest of our people to start acting right, maybe this profiling stuff will end....

The Courts

Fair Use Defense Dismissed In SONY V. Tenenbaum 517

Several readers sent us updates from the Boston courtroom where, mere hours before the start of trial, a federal judge ruled out fair use as a defense. Wired writes that "the outcome is already shaping up to resemble the only other file sharing trial," in which the RIAA got a $1.92M judgement against Jammie Thomas-Rassert. The defendant, Joel Tenenbaum, has already essentially admitted to sharing music files, and the entire defense put together by Harvard Prof. Charles Nesson and his students turned on the question of fair use. The judge wrote that the proposed defense would be "so broad it would swallow the copyright protections that Congress has created." Jury selection is complete and opening arguments will begin tomorrow morning. Here is the Twitter feed organized by Prof. Nesson's law students.

Comment Re:Moon (Score 1) 207

I agree about Sunshine. However, If Danny Boyle hadn't turned it into a "slasher-flick in space" near the end it would have been much much better. The frequent camera flashes and other nonsense kind of messed it up for me. But overall it was a very good sci-fi film.

Moon was spectacular, (Sam Rockwell....well, rocks :-) and I really look forward to Duncans' next film.

Comment Re:It's all in what you eat (Score 1) 865

Parent is 100% spot on right. Let me tell you about my situation. I had been steadily gaining weight since 1994. Started around 190 and ended up at 280 before I'd finally had enough. Switched to low carb (atkins specifically) and started working out a few times a week. I've lost 60+ pounds since Sep. 08 and kept it off. I went from 44" waist to 38" in that time. My health has improved drastically and overall I feel great.

Cut out the sodas... if you have to drink something besides water, try crystal light or wylers light. Or if you must have the carbonation, try Coke Zero or Sprite Zero. Give low carb/ high protein a try and don't believe all those BS stories about it ruining you kidneys or stuff like that.

Get the atkins book and the atkins cookbooks. There are tons of them around and people are selling them dirt cheap on Amazon now that the low carb "fad" is over...

There's a lot of resources online. One I like to go to is The lady has a ton of really really good recipes.

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