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Comment Re:Take the responsibility onto yourself (Score 1) 532

Just be careful with that stuff. The difference between the antibiotics given to your fish and the ones that come from the pharmacy is the FDA regulations around manufacturing. There's no Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) required for the antibiotics provided for fish because they are not for human consumption. Sure, it may be the exact same pill manufactured in the exact same building, but the humans get pile A because that went through extensive QC and has passed, and the fish get pile B with rejects.

Obviously this isn't a truly factual scenario, but I would just be cautious consuming that unless you have no other option.

Comment Re:PFsense (Score 1) 264

There's a learning curve with Vyatta but once you catch on it's pretty easy. There's also plenty of guides online that'll get you started and a very friendly community.

I didn't like the web interface of pfSense, and at the time of using it I was still pretty green with the Linux CLI so using that wasn't as much of an option. From what I can see there have been improvements, plus it's also been 7~ years since I used it, so I might give it a shot in a VM.

Comment Re:PFsense (Score 3, Interesting) 264

I really liked pfSense but when I used it long ago it was very buggy. It may be time for me to give it another try. However, if you're familiar with the Cisco IOS CLI, Vyatta is another solution. I plan to set up a small low power box to be my router and only use my Linksys Router/AP combo (flashed with DD-WRT) as an access point. It gives you far more options in terms of management, and if you happen to seed a lot of Linux ISOs you don't have to worry about filling up the memory with the routing table.

Comment I've seen this too. (Score 0) 8

This has been going on for a while -- at least a few years -- with youtube. I remember back when entire Youtube videos would actually load (and let you skip back and forth without reloading) I was watching the progress bar take forever on some 720p video. When I jumped on my OpenVPN and refreshed it the video loaded significantly faster.

Comcast has proven time and time again that they are scumbags. Thanks for monopolizing Philadelphia, ya jerks!

Submission + - Proof Comcast Throttles Netflix (mattvukas.com) 8

An anonymous reader writes: Matt Vukas has done some (not so thorough) testing to prove that Comcast is definitely throttling Netflix after the FCC gave the green-light. On comcast network, Netflix is slow. Still using the same network, but with an added VPN layer, which should be slower, Netflix is suddenly back to normal speed.

Comment Re:Sounds Like a Hoax Right Up Until You Read the (Score 2) 362

You still want to do a visual inspection on anything or have a third party do it. I bought a C&R rifle from a guy in AZ and a friend who lived nearby looked at it and confirmed it's legit and that it was in good shape. Same applies for a guitar since you can easily hide cracks in the neck with a bit of nail polish for a photo or just about any kind of damage that isn't 100% obvious.


Net Companies Consider the "Nuclear Option" To Combat SOPA 507

Atypical Geek writes "Alec Liu of Fox News reports that Amazon, Facebook and Google are considering a coordinated blackout of the internet to protest SOPA, the Stop Online Privacy Act being debated in Congress. From the article: 'Such a move is drastic. And though the details of exactly how it would work are unclear, it's already under consideration, according to Markham Erickson, the executive director of NetCoalition, a trade association that includes the likes of Google, PayPal, Yahoo, and Twitter. With the Senate debating the SOPA legislation at the end of January, it looks as if the tech industry's top dogs are finally adding bite to their bark, something CNET called "the nuclear option." "When the home pages of Google.com, Amazon.com, Facebook.com, and their Internet allies simultaneously turn black with anti-censorship warnings that ask users to contact politicians about a vote in the U.S. Congress the next day on SOPA," Declan McCullagh wrote, "you'll know they're finally serious."'"

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