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Comment Re:RTFA (Score 1) 545

You can also purchase routers from the ISP, I know I can from cox. Why do you think he hasn't done this?

I wouldn't say I owned an item unless I had made a purchase of that item, would you?

You are also ignoring the fact that he says "I own" the item in all your postings. You are ignoring known information. For you to make a determination by ignoring stated information, without any information to prove otherwise, completely removes all validity in your remarks. Show me Proof/links/information that he doesn't own or can't own the router and I will happily admit that I am wrong. Until you can, I think your comments are worthless.

Comment Re:unauthorized access is unauthorized (Score -1, Offtopic) 545

And your signature shows how shallow you really are.

If I disagree with a post, I moderate it down.

Not agreeing with a post is not a reason to mod it down. If I took the time to read it, it is interesting. If someone makes a point with respectable links, even if I don't agree with it, I find it informative.

I would rather be immature with my language than being a close minded fool that does not accept out of hand opinions that I don't agree with.

If I had not posted to this topic, I would have moderated you down just because of your signature. Even if I did agree with your opinion.

As far as my language and what you think about it? Don't give a fuck. Next time I suggest you post something of substance that is on topic with regard to the thread at hand.

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Journal Journal: Updating FreeBSD ports on a p4 sucks 1

Evan though KDE runs just fine on the p4, anytime I have to perform major port updates. ITS SUCKS. It takes days. in this case, its the upgrade of Perl 5.10 to 5.12, and than the recursive update. God, this blows chunks.

Comment Re:Groklaw (Score 2, Insightful) 135

What a troll. Seriously. There is not just one manufacturer that makes mainframes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mainframe_computer

Market

IBM mainframes dominate the mainframe market at well over 90% market share.[6] Unisys manufactures ClearPath mainframes, based on earlier Sperry and Burroughs product lines. In 2002, Hitachi co-developed the zSeries z800 with IBM to share expenses, but subsequently the two companies have not collaborated on new Hitachi models. Hewlett-Packard sells its unique NonStop systems, which it acquired with Tandem Computers and which some analysts classify as mainframes. Groupe Bull's DPS, Fujitsu (formerly Siemens) BS2000, and Fujitsu-ICL VME mainframes are still available in Europe. Fujitsu, Hitachi, and NEC (the "JCMs") still maintain nominal mainframe hardware businesses in their home Japanese market, although they have been slow to introduce new hardware models in recent years. The amount of vendor investment in mainframe development varies with marketshare. Unisys, HP, Groupe Bull, Fujitsu, Hitachi, and NEC now rely primarily on commodity Intel CPUs rather than custom processors in order to reduce their development expenses, and they have also cut back their mainframe software development. (However, Unisys still maintains its own unique CMOS processor design development for certain high-end ClearPath models but contracts chip manufacturing to IBM.) In stark contrast, IBM continues to pursue a different business strategy of mainframe investment and growth. IBM has its own large research and development organization designing new, homegrown CPUs, including mainframe processors such as 2008's 4.4 GHz quad-core z10 mainframe microprocessor. IBM is rapidly expanding its software business, including its mainframe software portfolio, to seek additional revenue and profits.[7][8]

Quit being a hypocrite and go after every mainframe manufacturer. And yes, I am calling you a hypocrite and a troll.
Nor does IBM force you to use a specific operating system. From the IBM web site of all places. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/

Linux on System z Show descriptions | Hide descriptions Featured topic Increasing economics for server consolidation Linux and z/VM benefit from the enormous improvements of the IBM zEnterprise 196 server capabilities in the areas of consolidation, security, reliability and disaster recovery. You can "do even more with less". 10 Years Linux on IBM System z For the last decade, clients around the world have benefited from the strengths of Linux on System z. Learn more about Linux on System z

I don't see companies like Apple advertising the fact, and also offering to help install other operating systems on their hardware.

Show me in witting, on the IBM web site, where their software can not be run on mainframes built by other manufacturers. I don't want your blog, I want IBM official restrictions. Otherwise, your a troll. Nothing more, nothing less.

Comment From the copyright.gov web site - offical verbage (Score 2, Informative) 423

http://www.copyright.gov/1201/

  1. (1) Motion pictures on DVDs that are lawfully made and acquired and that are protected by the Content Scrambling System when circumvention is accomplished solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment, and where the person engaging in circumvention believes and has reasonable grounds for believing that circumvention is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the use in the following instances:
  1. (i) Educational uses by college and university professors and by college and university film and media studies students;
  1. (ii) Documentary filmmaking;

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  1. iii) Noncommercial videos.

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  1. 2) Computer programs that enable wireless telephone handsets to execute software applications, where circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of enabling interoperability of such applications, when they have been lawfully obtained, with computer programs on the telephone handset.
  1. 3) Computer programs, in the form of firmware or software, that enable used wireless telephone handsets to connect to a wireless telecommunications network, when circumvention is initiated by the owner of the copy of the computer program solely in order to connect to a wireless telecommunications network and access to the network is authorized by the operator of the network.
  1. (4) Video games accessible on personal computers and protected by technological protection measures that control access to lawfully obtained works, when circumvention is accomplished solely for the purpose of good faith testing for, investigating, or correcting security flaws or vulnerabilities, if:
  1. (i) The information derived from the security testing is used primarily to promote the security of the owner or operator of a computer, computer system, or computer network; and
  1. (ii) The information derived from the security testing is used or maintained in a manner that does not facilitate copyright infringement or a violation of applicable law.
  1. (5) Computer programs protected by dongles that prevent access due to malfunction or damage and which are obsolete. A dongle shall be considered obsolete if it is no longer manufactured or if a replacement or repair is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace; and

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  1. 6) Literary works distributed in ebook format when all existing ebook editions of the work (including digital text editions made available by authorized entities) contain access controls that prevent the enabling either of the book’s read-aloud function or of screen readers that render the text into a specialized format.
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Journal Journal: Jailbreaking iPhone to become legal

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128772296
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38413597/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/ From NPR

Comment Re:Trying to destroy one of their best traits... (Score 1) 299

Not impatient, just they don't want to be inconvenienced into having to drive to the local UPS/FedEx shipping center to pick up a package that can't be safely delivered because they aren't home during normal delivery hours. That's a lot of people.

Or they these distribution centers are closed by the time people get off work and they are unable to take time off from work.

When ever I ran into this problem, I found that USPS/FedEx was closed on the weekend. I was fucked.

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Journal Journal: Upgrading to FreeBSD 8.1

In the middle of the CVS update right now. Considering I already have 8.1 pre release, this is taking longer than I thought it would. Will let this run all night, and than upgrade tomorrow.

Should have done a backup prior to this. But, this is a desktop that is being updated and the last major port install had a backup done afterward. Nothing lost if I have to go to that backup to fix.

Unix

Journal Journal: FreeBSD 8.1 release

July 23, 2010 - FreeBSD 8.1 was released.
http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.1R/announce.html

Some of the highlights from this release are as follows:

  • zfsloader added
  • zpool version of ZFS subsystem updated to version 14
  • NFSv4 ACL support in UFS and ZFS; support added to cp(1), find(1), getfacl(1), mv(1), and setfacl(1) utilities
  • UltraSPARC IV/IV+, SPARC64 V support
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Journal Journal: So much for hosting blogs that use wordpress

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=10/07/22/1935248
WordPress Creator GPL Says WP Template Must Be GPL'd

This is all about various themes that have been developed for WordPress which are not of GPL license.

If I host a blog web site, and the client uses one of these themes that are not GPL licensed, am I liable to be sued by the wordpress creator?

Simple answer to this, if I host blogs. It will not be with word press.

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