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Comment Physical Door security. (Score 4, Informative) 303

For the door, make sure you are not using a hollow core door, and that you reinforce the frame, while also using an aftermarket strike/kickplate that has been developed for security, as that will make it much more difficult to just kick the door in. I would also looking at getting a core from a good company, not just some off the shelf part, because the better locks can be hard to find. Also, something that is more than just your normal pin and tumbler lock, like a dimple lock, can help. ABUS makes really good locks, and I would recommend looking at them. There's a few others too. You might want to look outside the residential core offerings they have into the commercial grade ones. (make sure to look for something as close to bump-proof and rake-proof as possible. Again, things like dimple locks will help here.) Same goes for the protection plates on the doors, so someone can't just card your door open or anything. No solution is going to stop a determined attacker forever, but doing these things will make it significantly harder to breach the door, and makes it more likely that someone maybe tries to kick it in once or twice and then leaves.

Comment Re:He was right, it was a state sponsored actor (Score 1) 412

And is there any evidence of this? Ecuador has already stated they acted on their own, and they have compelling reasons for doing so. The only people I've seen saying that this was John Kerry are the people who either were effected by the shutoff directly, or those who support their political motivations. None of the claims have any proof behind them, they are just wild assertions or baseless claims at this point.

Comment Re:"allows you to download a 5GB HD movie in 40 se (Score 1) 93

There's more every day. Netflix's library is actually halfway decent with new content already, relative to how new the standard is. And it's clear that content for 4k will be pushed out a lot harder than the HDTV content was when it first became available. So right now it may be a little sparse still, but in 6 months or a year or a year and a half? I'm quite sure we'll be swimming in it.

Comment Re:"allows you to download a 5GB HD movie in 40 se (Score 5, Insightful) 93

Heck, for Gigabit, I think even a 1TB is low. I know it is for my family... there's 5 of us in the house, usually watching different things at the same time, and the only thing keeping us from watching multiple 4k streams at the same time is our bandwidth. Assuming each of us watched 2 hours a night and did nothing else, we would be through the cap in about half a month.

Comment Re:"allows you to download a 5GB HD movie in 40 se (Score 2) 93

Even more importantly, if you haven't burned through your cap for the month first. I haven't heard much recently about it, but a bit ago Comcast was still planning on instituting a 300GB a month cap, despite selling the service as unlimited. Gigabit won't do you much good with a 300GB cap...

Comment Re:Ridiculous... (Score 4, Insightful) 74

You laugh, but I have five words for you: Pokemon MMO Game. You think Warcraft had an inbuilt fanbase? A decent Pokemon MMO would blow WoW's opening year out of the water, and a GOOD Pokemon MMO would dethrone WoW as the most successful MMO of all time, easily. And of the many many games out there, the Pokemon universe and game play translates the very best to an MMO.

Comment The company would do the same or worse to him... (Score 4, Interesting) 254

Considering the insane amounts that companies go after individuals for where the power dynamic is reversed, then hell yes he should go after them for as much as he can. Whenever individuals do something wrong, no matter how minor, companies go after them for huge amounts way out of line with actual damages. They have the lawyers and the time and the money, and they use it to abuse those with none of those things. If the situation was reversed I have no doubt the company would be going after him for as much or more. But when the dynamic changes, and companies use things from individuals, they tend to abuse the shit out of it again, 'forgetting' to take things down, using without attribution or permission, or just straight up stealing work and IP. And then again, they have the time, money, and lawyers to get off easy, because most individuals they screw over can't afford to go toe to toe with them for as long as it takes to get results. I don't think this is right, by any means, by either the individual or the company. But while the company can and does do it, then what does the individual get by not acting the same way? The moral high ground is great, but in cases like this it doesn't make you a living. You just end up poor with your hard work being ripped off left and right. Screw that.

Comment Re:Sounds like a good time to get in on the game (Score 1) 157

It's significant enough that I found the US version watchable, while I found the UK version enjoyable. (I may be biased in this in that I saw the UK version first, and then the US version.) The disjointedness is absolutely due to scenes that were included in the UK version and not the US version. I honestly don't know why they cut it, because the stuff the cut wasn't exceptionally vulgar or anything of the sort.

Comment Sounds like a good time to get in on the game (Score 3, Interesting) 157

I've always wanted to start a pirate radio station just for shits and giggles, and doubly so after watching 'The Boat That Rocked" (watch this one, the UK release, not the US version "Pirate Radio", imo.) The fact that it is apparently infuriating to certain members of congress would just be icing on the the cake...

Comment Re:Big freakin whoopdie doo (Score 4, Insightful) 157

True story. A recall like this will NEVER be bad publicity when it's made as soon as the manufacturer realizes a problem exists and before anyone in the field has even seen anything. I've wanted a Tesla for awhile now, and if my current car can make it long enough, my next new car is going to be a Model 3... exactly BECAUSE of recalls like this. Tesla not only makes the safest cars on the road, but they have the safest organization as well. Clearly their management is more interested in making a safe car than turning a quick buck, and that's the kind of company that I want to do business with.

Comment Re:Mark Cuban is a douchenozzle (Score 2) 85

I started reading the story wanting to hate him and disagree with him, and while I still dislike him, he's right. A lot of traders and companies and agencies are getting away with murder because the regulations are vague, and they use that to their advantage, keeping others out by interpreting regulations one way for some people, and raking in the dough by interpreting them more favorably for themselves and their friends. The SEC DOES 100% need to tighten up their regulations and enforcement. Someone brought up the FDA regulations, and while there is still some level of regulatory capture, etc with the FDA, it is nowhere NEAR as bad as the SEC. SEC emulation of FDA regulation sounds like a good thing to me. Now, I feel like this is not what Cuban is meaning to say, but it's completely in line with what he did say, so he can suck it.

Comment I have T-Mobile (Score 1) 105

And honestly, I don't want this. I have unlimited data already, and I would prefer to watch in HD, or at least at 720p at the very least. I don't want to watch stuff at 480 again. The fact that this can force me to watch in lower def (at least according to reports from when this was announced, don't actually know if it's true) pisses me off more than anything, and that would still be true even if I didn't have unlimited data.

Comment Haven't we already debunked this? (Score 1) 521

This same argument was debunked right after the attacks. Repeating it again and again doesn't make it true. Here's a link to a post that lays out several of the totally incorrect conclusions that they've been pushing:
(It also includes debunking some points unrelated to encryption and mass surveillance that can be ignored in respect to this specific article.)

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