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Comment Re:expose them to man-in-the-middle attacks (Score 1) 102

might inadvertently make their users' encrypted connections less secure and expose them to man-in-the-middle attacks,

Well no shit, given that the traffic inspection itself has to be done via a man-in-the-middle attack.

At a previous employer (large Fortune 500 company), I got roped into going to a class put on by the vendor of a proxy product.
The instructor was a very sharp fellow who flat out stated that the "HTTPS inspection" feature was a MITM attack.
Interesting thing was this company was not using the feature due to the _legal_department_ prohibiting it's use.

Comment Re:Upsell Downside (Score 1) 176

I hated the way they'd want your name and address, even though consumer protection legislation said that you don't have to give it to them. "But the system requires it." F*ck your system. I'm paying cash. So, put down "Johnny Cash." The address? Folsom State Prison.

And if they bother you again, just remind them of what went down in Reno. ;-)

Comment Re:Censorship. (Score 3, Funny) 405

There's a delightful exchange from Yes Minister that, while reflecting the major British papers as they were in the late 70s and early 80s, is still relatively true today:

Sir Humphrey: The only way to understand the Press is to remember that they pander to their readers' prejudices.

Jim Hacker: Don't tell me about the Press. I know *exactly* who reads the papers. The Daily Mirror is read by the people who think they run the country. The Guardian is read by people who think they *ought* to run the country. The Times is read by the people who actually *do* run the country. The Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country. The Financial Times is read by people who *own* the country. The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by *another* country. The Daily Telegraph is read by the people who think it is.

Sir Humphrey: Prime Minister, what about the people who read The Sun?

Bernard Woolley: Sun readers don't care *who* runs the country - as long as she's got big tits.

I'm going through the Netflix DVD's of this right now.
I've watched it in it's entirety once before.
I've never seen more brilliantly written political satire!

Comment Re:The simplest solution would be (Score 1) 295

UPS stores have what are essentially PO Boxes but are not USPS. The mailing address is often an office number at the UPS store location, so 111 any street Ofc 321.

UPS and USPS will deliver there (not sure for fedex) and it can be used as a business address.

I did this for 10 years.
*Any* shipper can deliver to them.
And since the store was only one mile away, it was very convenient.
I only quit using it when new owners bought the store, promptly doubled the annual fee, then tripled it the following year.

Comment Re:This is stupid (Score 2) 334

The problem isn't ITT, it's that people think some school (or ANYONE ELSE) will make you successful.

You make yourself successful. Only you.

Watch this:

The problem is the for-profit "schools" who:
- Admit *anyone* with a pulse, regardless of qualifications.
- Charge tuition that is multiple times what a real school charges.
- Do crap like sending nursing students to a Scientology museum and call it "clinical hours". (They graduated w/o ever being in a hospital).

Comment Oh, hell no!!! (Score 1) 290

I once worked in a tech company that employed a large overseas staff. The requests I would get involved large lists of IP addresses, port numbers, and host names. The host names were never anything you could even pronounce. They looked like random alpha-numerics due to names being dictated by a formula. For some reason, my peers from India always insisted on making a phone call, instead of just putting the request into an email from which I could copy/paste the names/IPs/ports into the queries and commands I needed to execute the request.

It got so bad that I just stopped answering my phone, and let every call go to vmail. Then I would check the vmail periodically, and email the senders, telling them to put the request into an email. Sometimes they would email back that they really needed to *talk* on the phone. So I would call them back and they would attempt to rattle off the initial vmail over again. And I would interrupt them to explain that I do not take dictation; If they want the request done, they need to put it in an email.

Comment Re:Would love to see something done (Score 1) 236

Is there a reason you add it to your Contacts list, instead of just blocking the number itself?

I don't have an iPhone, but according to Apple Support, you can go to your call log (called "Recents") and block the number without having to add it. Apparently you click on the "i" icon and scroll to the bottom.

With an Android phone, you can go into your call log, long press the number you want to block and then select the block option.

I just checked that and see you are correct.
I have been using the blocked contact method for over 3 years.
It is possible the direct blocking ability was added in an iOS update at some point.
Thanks for the tip!

Comment Re:Would love to see something done (Score 1) 236

> Several calls a week? I'm envious. I get a minimum of several a day.

Here is my solution to deal with those shenanigans:

* Every spam call you get, counterintuitively, ADD it to your Contacts under "Spam" BUT append a number.

You didn't mention what phone you have.
I do the same thing on my iPhone, but I have noticed the block seems to take effect with the numbers in the contact at the time the block is applied. i.e. when I add a phone number to the "Spam" contact, I need to unblock "Spam" momentarily, then reapply the block, to ensure the new number is blocked.

Comment Re:The Theater Experience (Score 1) 331

This. Attributes of my den:
Comfortable seat.
No loudmouths.
Feet don't stick to the floor.
Pause button.
Clean bathroom.
Fast-forward button for the trailers.
Movie starts whenever I damn well please.
Food at grocery store prices.
If the movie turns out to be crap, I can abandon it without spoiling my wife's enjoyment.
Attributes of a theater:
Big screen.

You forgot one more attribute of your den: Control over the volume button.

The last time I went to a theater, (and I do mean the LAST time!), the morons had the volume cranked so high that not only was it painful to the ears, the amplifiers were well up into the distortion range, making half the dialog unintelligible.

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