Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:Like 'World of Warcraft' (Score 3, Informative) 168

Um, but WoW has been going for over 10 years, and still have a higher number of players than any other MMO out there. Most MMO's still wish they were even a fraction of successful as WoW.

This is the first big name AR game, and I am guessing that it will get better, and be copied, just like WoW was.

Comment Re:Why doesn't an IP address prove something? (Score 2) 164

It would definitely be harder to show that you were innocent if the VPN service is in your name. While not impossible for someone to hijack a VPN connection, My personal opinion is that such an argument without proof would be an uphill battle in court. Note: I am not a lawyer.

So, having been to court many times, both with a lawyer and acting Pro Se, I can assure you that (in civil court at least), it HAS to be proven that it was actually YOU who did it. A log by itself is not enough.

What I mean by this, a cell phone in my name, could be left on the counter and a child could have used it to make a phone call. While that is my phone and in my name, no one witnessed the call, and the log file cannot attest to it having been me make that call

Not sure about criminal court, but the rules of evidence are the same, so would have to assume that someone would have to witness you doing it or provide attestation that it was truly you. Which would be hard in this case

Comment Re:Why doesn't an IP address prove something? (Score 5, Insightful) 164

I'm a Network Engineer and I have worked in the I.T. field for 30 years. I specialize in computer forensics.

This is completely correct. In this age of cyber attacks, malware, ransomware, viruses, and hacks, it is very common for somebody else to seize control over a computer remotely and make your computer do things without your noticing it or leaving any trace.

Anybody ever accused of such a crime, should remember that a vast majority of cases depends on an admission of guilt. a VAST majority. In fact, the only ones that don't are the few cases with absolute no doubt, rock solid evidence of who was "driving", and what they were doing, and that only happens if a person is completely stupid.

FYI, a VPN connection, provides proof that YOU were the person driving since it's password protected and paid for with your credit card.

Really, a VPN connection can only be established by you?

Yet if someone else already has access and control of your pc, likely with a keylogger on the pc, what stops them from using the VPN as you? Nothing, that is what.

Comment Re:Worst mass shooting of _recent_ US history. (Score 1) 1718

Then what would you call the civil war? Was that "legal" as well? Or the fight for our independence where we threw off our government overloads? In both cases many more people were wounded and killed in one day. While I find what happened to be horrible, I cannot understand someone saying it was the worst mass shooting in US history (Heard it both US History and in "recent" history)

Comment Re:Time is free (Score 1) 284

Oh, also forgot, I use some Marcos to merge several CSV files into one document at work in Excel, then put the outcome into Pivot Charts, Libre did not support them yet. Perhaps one day they can do all of this, but I do not believe that all users of Excel use complex formulas or Macros, so I could be in that 10% or so, that uses spreadsheets for more than basic expense reports.

Comment Re:Time is free (Score 1) 284

Well, I cannot comment for the AC, but I agree that the Ribbon has not really changed since it was introduced. As for Excel, I use it to do some calendars and cost tracking at home and user several functions to auto fill cells based on numerous other cells. The last time I tried Libre, it could not use some of the formulas that had 15 or 16 IF statements in one line. (Think of calculating base cost of something, based on what was used in its build. Where it looks at cost of packaging (which was a formula itself), cost of casing (which was a formula from another sheet), cost of hardware used (Could be one piece or 20), etc.) All this while tracking the part numbers used in each item. Libre could not do that, but Excel could.

Slashdot Top Deals

"All we are given is possibilities -- to make ourselves one thing or another." -- Ortega y Gasset