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Comment Notepad++ (Score -1) 545

I have a slackware box at home that I use as a sandbox for my dev work in php.

I normally use winscp to log into it remotely via sftp and change the default text editor to notepad++

That way, when I save in notepad++, winscp automatically reuploads the code i'm working on and I can render the webpage immediately

Comment Why would I want to do that? (Score -1) 458

Keep Wifi wide open (but obviously lock down the administration interface)
Set a DHCP range of say, 100 - 150
Set static IP's for all your known devices via mac address outside that range
ARP Poison the 100-150 range

As a social engineer, I like to have fun. Oh what's that? is resolving to Oh, yahoo is too? HEAVENS TO MERGATROID! WHY IS EVERY IMAGE ON THIS PAGE BEING SHOWN AS TUBGIRL? I THINK I'M GONNA VOM!

But I digress. It's THEIR OWN fault if they connect to my wireless network without asking me first.

As a side note, I love it when the "hobbyist" computer know-it-alls when they tell me they have a wep or wpa protected network and no one is getting in. The dejected look when I gain access to their network is more delicious than the soul of a baby seal...

Comment I tend to... (Score -1) 597

...replace them with stickers of my own, so no worry about the crud.

On a related note, I affixed a bumper sticker to the back of my laptop once that read "Silence is golden, but duct tape is silver". Good "people repellant" when you're trying to enjoy yourself at the local coffee shop...

Comment Re:Amazing how bad PR always helps Apple get it ri (Score -1) 377

*Disclaimer* I own an iPhone but am in no way a fanboy, nor am I bashing raven's opinion. I am simply looking to play devils advocate

It seems to me that maybe Apple should look at how they are formulating these dumb policies and see if they can get it right the first time.

Dumb policies and products have been apart of apple's legacy. Several times apple has almost tanked completely. Remember the Lisa? What's saved the company from going under time and time again has been their ability to step back from the situation, admit fault or miscalculation, and try their best to fix it.

Sometimes common sense isn't so common and while you and I both agree, yeah that's a stupid policy, someone within the company may not have anticipated such an outcry. Fortunately they were able to look at the situation with clearer eyes and rectify it the best they could

Comment Sometimes I just shake my head and wonder (Score -1, Troll) 698

Even though it's not illegal, it's still not a wise idea to curse at a police officer doing their job.

In a separate case a man was arrested, cited for disorderly conduct and briefly jailed after shouting a double expletive at a policeman who was writing him a parking ticket.

I guess it's my non confrontational manner, but if a cop was writing me a ticket for being illegally parked, I'd offer a quick apology, say it won't happen again, and just pay the fine. The minute you start questioning the cop's authority is when you land in hot water. IMO if you act like a fool over something you did wrong in the first place, maybe you deserved to be hauled off to jail.

Also, if you ever saw "Parking Wars" on A&E, these are the type of people I'm talking about. Unfortunately, the Philly Traffic Authority can't haul you off to jail.

Comment Re:Quick (Score 0) 563

Someone go find the RIAA/MPAA or whatever the equivalent in Germany is, use their wifi (would WEP or WPA-TSK count as "adequately secured to the danger of unauthorized third parties abusing it to commit copyright violation,'?) And start downloading everything you can think of. Lets see if they sue themselves.


The court also limited its decision, ruling that users could not be expected to constantly update their wireless connection's security — they are only required to protect their Internet access by setting up a password when they first install it.

But your comment is valid because i'm sure that decision will be further examined down the road too and it will become an arms race in regard to what the "minimum" level of security is.

Comment Reasonable Doubt (Score 0) 563


But the user could prove that he was on vacation while the song was downloaded via his wireless connection. Still, the court ruled he was responsible to a degree for failing to protect his connection from abuse by third parties.

What if the "abuser" was downloading a copy of something he already owned, but potentially scratched the disc up so much that it was rendered unreadable? I don't know how it works in Germany but according to provision 117 of the DMCA:
(a) Making of Additional Copy or Adaptation by Owner of Copy.— Notwithstanding the provisions of section 106, it is not an infringement for the owner of a copy of a computer program to make or authorize the making of another copy or adaptation of that computer program provided:
(1) that such a new copy or adaptation is created as an essential step in the utilization of the computer program in conjunction with a machine and that it is used in no other manner, or
(2) that such new copy or adaptation is for archival purposes only and that all archival copies are destroyed in the event that continued possession of the computer program should cease to be rightful.

Isn't this enough to cause reasonable doubt that the person who downloaded over the network may have not been committing copyright infringement at all?

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