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Comment Re:Lack of knowledge (Score 1) 277

Get a grip, and learn. I suggest going back to school. Just my opinion though.

Ah, but here lies the problem. Schools are no longer teaching COBOL. They are teaching Windows and Linux, C++ and JAVA, and distributed/clustered computing. They, apparently, could care less about COBOL and mainframes.

Comment Re:Wouldn't... (Score 1) 136

I think Adobe (PDF and Flash) are the biggest nuisance to computers. I hate it when PDFs in firefox freeze the browser.

Check out the FF add-on PDF Download. When you click on a link that goes to a PDF it prompts you and asks if you want to open it in the browser, save it to disk, or open in with Adobe Reader (outside the browser). No more FF lockups on PDFs for me.


Submission + - Pirated Version of Windows 7 Has Malware Built-in 1

TreyGeek writes: The Security Fix Blog has posted a story where the Damballa security firm in Atlanta reports a malware infested version of Windows 7. It appeared on P2P sites a few days after developers were allowed access to Windows 7 RC. Apparently, one of the first things it does when it boots up is checks an Internet server to see what additional kinds of malware to install on the pirated version of Windows 7.

Comment You work in a federal court? Where's your ID? (Score 1) 442

You work in a federal court? Where's your ID that lets you walk by the US Marshall without going through security procedure? You shouldn't have to worry about cameras on your laptop or your cell phone. Even if you don't "Work in a federal court" it is as simple as answering the US Marshall's responding to the question, "Do you have a camera on that thing?", "No Sir." I've passed by a US Marshall manning a metal detector too many times to know this should work.

Comment Re:Yup (Score 1, Informative) 230

The iPhone has absolutely destroyed AT&T's network.

Except I can go back to 2003-2004 when I was an AT&T wireless customer and their coverage in major cities was terrible. Their coverage and network issues are not because of the iPhone (IMHO), they've been having problems longer than that.

Comment Re:For $6.5b (Score 1) 526

So you are admitting on an Internet forum that you gained from stock trades due to insider information (after all your friend cited the "exact" reason why the stock would do well). Hey, someone's knocking on your door.... what do the initials SEC mean? :)

Comment Re:Selfish Slashdot (Score 5, Insightful) 205

My question is, how can you be sure that the information that Google provides is actually about the person you searched for?

When performing a Google search on my name (first and last in quotes) I can make out at least three different people on the first page. Which one is me? Which one is the chemist? And which one is the guy who died on a passenger ship in the first half of the 1900s? I know the answer, but how would anyone else?

So, maybe there is a Heide Iravani who has an STD and slept her way to the top. But it may be about a different Heide Iravani than the one who is filing a lawsuit.

You can't trust Google to provide you the information on an exact person.

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