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Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 747

The fact that he has spoken at length in multiple speeches against this film, without one word in support of the concept that even hateful speech is Free Speech and protected in America.

Untrue. Just last week, during his UN Speech, Obama did exactly that:


Comment Re:Buy more ram (Score 3, Insightful) 475

Oh man, you have to be trolling, right? Right?

You've obviously never had to troubleshoot issues caused by a bad/mismatched stick of RAM. I feel real bad for the kid in IT who has to investigate why "all of a sudden" this computer is having occasional blue screens, application crashes, or some other symptom which could just as easily be attributed to a dozen different causes. Of course the person who installed the RAM won't own up to it at that point, as the "user" knows what they did is wrong but has probably convinced themselves that installing RAM couldn't possibly have been the cause ... after all the computer turns on, right?

I've seen all this happen just because a kingston dimm didn't want to play nice with a corsair dimm, or vice-versa. Sometimes things that, in theory, should never be an issue end up being the cause of my greatest headaches. Users playing DIY don't make things any easier.

Comment Re:Two routers (Score 1) 520

Spend a little time playing with aircrack-ng http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php and you will see just how little an inconvenience a hidden SSID or MAC filter really is. It's actually a lot of fun trying to break into your own network. It's not a big deal to leave airmon-ng running for a few hours or even days on a netbook attached to a cantenna to sniff out the ssid and a mac, waiting for a device to connect (obviously it's much faster if you can de-auth one). However, using WPA/WPA2 with a non-default SSID (like "dlink" or "linksys") is much more effective, since the SSID is used as a seed in the encryption and thus would require an intruder to generate their own rainbow tables.

From your description it sounds like you never use the wireless network though, so it is really necessary to even have one on all the time? Just toggle the switch on a power bar the router is plugged in to.

Comment Intel? (Score 1) 456

Wouldn't something like the Intel Classmate PC's been a better choice? Not as flashy, but at least the software is built with schools in mind. For example, being able to lock out the kid's screens so they pay attention is a feature I bet a teacher would enjoy. Also being able to push material/content to all of the devices, or view what's being done on the devices, etc ...

Submission + - Pirate Party of Canada Starts VPN for Freedom (slipslurp.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The Pirate Party of Canada has announced that it will extend a VPN originally set up to allow people in Tunisia to browse freely while internet censorship was imposed there. Canada may soon be added to that list since the ruling Conservative Party has vowed to introduce a bill hat would provide unprecedented systematic interception and monitoring of Canadians’ personal communications. So the Pirate Party of Canada has announced it will extend that service to Canadians.

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