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Comment Re:Glad they made amends (Score 1) 259

In the USA, Maxim never had nudes, but it was fun and hilarious. Now, it's mostly boring. The articles read like National Geographic for rich millennials-- and mind you, I've enjoyed reading National Geographic since I was a kid. The guy who bought them thought the world needed another Details, when it didn't even buy the original Details.

Comment Re:DOS Hackers (Score 1) 615

Surge protectors can be pretty reliable, as long as you have a good quality one (330V) and a PROPERLY WIRED, GROUNDED RECEPTACLE. The ground pin in my apartment 9 years ago was shorted to HOT, so when we had a surge, the surge protector could not direct it to ground and the MOV took the entire surge, which cooked it. When I came home, I was treated to the stench of a smoldering surge protector. We were frighteningly close to a fire.

Comment Re:That the only way to (Score 1) 615

I remember I had a Zoom 14.4 modem that had no error correction or compression in hardware, so it was actually slower than my roommate's 2400 bps modem unless I used the funky Windows 3.1 terminal software it came with that wouldn't run in a Win-OS/2 session. I also remember that somehow, IBM's internet service software must have had compression built into it too, because I used to get almost 3K/s downloads with it (but it was way more expensive than the mom'n'pop ISP).

Comment Re:What does it taste like ? (Score 1) 292

People taste things differently. I have no patience for picky people who refuse to try anything new like they're still 3 years old, but lemongrass tastes like lemon Pledge to me, cilantro tastes like soap to my wife, and both items are liberally thrown in food while only noting "spices" on the ingredients. Both of us pretty much eat anything, but it is annoying when we eat Indian or Mexican food and run into these ingredients. Quinoa hasn't impressed me too much, but I'm still open to trying some more. I guarantee that most people aren't enjoying it as much as you.

Comment Re: Which version? (Score 1) 105

Yes. For example, on this site, it gets a green lock icon because it uses a valid certificate chain with TLS 1.2. However, it uses an obsolete cipher. This may be seen as nitpicking for most, but hiding this information might cause the end user to not bother investigating when it might actually be a risk.

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