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Comment Re: Floss (Score 3, Interesting) 257

This isn't necessarily true. I had a similar conversation with my dentist. He had one client who was a religious floss we and brusher, they have terrible teeth. Multiple root canals, at least 12 fillings. Then there's me. I rarely floss unless I can tell something is stuck, then I do to get it out. The strength of your teeth is mainly genetic and environment. Sadly my son has his mother's teeth and already has problems.

Comment This is why.... (Score 1) 331

I understand the desire to maximize profits, I really do. The theater experience is terrible. $30+ dollars to get in the door for three people, another $30-40 on garbage snacks, if your lucky they have real butter, otherwise it's butter flavored product. Wedged next to people who sense of courtesy stops that sneezing on you. They won't shut up all film. Some kid kicking the back of the seat randomly. Uncomfortable chairs terrible angles if the theater happens to be full. People getting up mid way and walking Iin front of you. No thanks. I'd rather stay home, make fresh popcorn with real butter, maybe enjoy a reasonably priced beer, on my couch. Sure the screen isn't 900 inches across. I'll sit closer. Sanctity of theater experience my ass.

Comment Re: The message is clear: (Score 0) 309

Entrapment is when they coerce you into doing something you wouldn't do normally, through prompting or other means. It requires you to prove you had no intention to do the action. If they run the site, and you download from it, without being guided, or groomed to do it, it shows you already had the intent to do it.

Comment Re: not replacing robots (Score 0) 156

Actually, current trends disagree with you. Jobs that are easily automated are even easier to monitor. I know SMT companies are designing systems that perform on the fly adjustment of parameters for machines multiple levels upstream from the end result in order to drift a process back into alignment. Slight change in humidty causes problems with the wave solder joint? The vision system picks up the change and communicates it to the central controller. Information is relayed and the line adjusts one of many parameters and tracks the results to see what happened.

Comment Power supplies (Score 0) 325

Never skimp on a power supply. It is the single most important component that can affect the life of your system because it touches every internal component. A cheap supply will cause immense, random headaches, and can easily fry components. Poor 12v regulation? There goes a harddrive, or random drive errors. Cheap caps? Might blow or not sufficiently filter and stabilize the incoming power. Poor line filtering.... The list goes on.
Security

Submission + - Stop brute force attacks with IPtables

ggarron writes: Just using IPtables, no need to use Fail2Ban or DenyHosts, you can stop brute force attacks to ssh.
This technique, uses iptables to block a particular IP, that has passed the threshold of a certain number of connections in a given period of time.
Read more here
The Internet

Submission + - Net neutrality is still a US hang-up (techworld.com)

superapecommando writes:

A new ‘study’ claims that the communciations companies in the US will lose 340,000 jobs in the next decade if the federal Communications Commission (FCC) carries on with its current policy of net neutrality.
And, the study reckons, that could rise to 1.5 million by 2020, the point at which US consumers are supposed to have universal access to fast broadband.
I have not read the whole paper, but this assertion is at worst unsubstantiated propaganda.

Good analysis of the position the telecoms companies are taking, basically attempting to use throttling and 'priority' access to bandwidth to compete with content providers, who could now be partly considered their competitors.
Should be read alongside Net neutrality: Do the numbers add up? for a look at the problems with the original study.

Submission + - Dutch ISP calls on government to mandate fair onli (xs4all.nl) 3

Chi-RAV writes: Dutch ISP XS4ALL has started a civil initiative, in which the call upon the Dutch government to create a law, concerning digital distribution of movies and music.
https://www.xs4all.nl/overxs4all/maatschappelijk/burgerinitiatief_meer.php
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.xs4all.nl%2Foverxs4all%2Fmaatschappelijk%2Fburgerinitiatief_meer.php
FTA:

We therefore ask

The House to prepare a bill regarding the use of film and music over the Internet.Under the bill rightholders of film and musical works (the movie and music industry) are to be required to make all their film and music works available on the Internet in a way that enables Internet users to see and listen to such works whenever and wherever they wish. The timing of the making available of a film or musical work shall coincide with the timing of its distribution on physical media. Convenience and quality are at least equal to the usability and quality of other forms of publication. Rightholders shall receive fair compensation for such use.

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