* Posts by Blake Davis

31 publicly visible posts • joined 31 Mar 2008

Release the hounds! Securing datacenters may soon need sniffer dogs

Blake Davis

Is there some evidence of dogs sniffing out implants that wasn't shared in this story?

Being one of the 1% sucks if you're a Rackspace user

Blake Davis

Customer count

'When asked for an exact customer count, "It's 1 percent of our overall company revenue"'

Let's see...1% of 3 Billion is 30 Million customers. Did they mean 1% of the revenue of a specific time?

Meta, Google learn the art of the quiet layoff

Blake Davis

Re: An old trick in the US

"Right to work" means "right to work without joining a union." It's not the same thing as at-will employment.

New study: DNS spoofing doubles in six years ... albeit from the point of naff all

Blake Davis

Re: Really?

I think you're misreading: "...commonly done at coffee shops and hotels that provide internet access through a captive portal."

Who knew that hosing a table with copious amounts of cubic metres would trip adult filters?

Blake Davis

Re: Funny placenames

On Interstate 59, Exit 69: Eatonville

Suspended sentence for bank IT worker who broke into his boss's webcam because he didn't get a payrise

Blake Davis

"City of London Police, the force that investigated Crispin's crimes, said in a statement that once Crispin left the bank he applied for another job at an investment management company and denied being under police investigation, thereby committing fraud."

Is it normal practice for the City of London Police to tell suspects that they are being investigated? Did that take place in this instance?

If you can read this, your Windows 10 2004 PC really is connected to the internet no matter what the OS claims

Blake Davis

Win 10 has done this on a regular basis to me, no matter the update level/version. I've seen it on multiple computers as well.

Now that's just offal: Heap of pig guts hog road after truck spills load in Kansas City

Blake Davis

There is a rendering plant just down the street from my work. It is not unusual at all for a semi to have to slam on its brakes, sloshing organic matter out the top of its trailer and all over the road.

Facebook's democracy salvage effort tilts scale in Mississippi primary

Blake Davis

What election?

These guys are running for competitions to be nominated for their private clubs. They ain't public elections.

About to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You might want to wait a little bit longer

Blake Davis

Check your Microphone Privacy settings.

Robot takes the job of sitting on your arse

Blake Davis

Sir-Sits-A-Lot sounds better to me.

Pressure mounts against Rule 41 – the FBI's power to hack Tor, VPN users on sight

Blake Davis

Re: Possible option?

It's not that difficult with a handheld scanner and directional antenna.

Comcast repeatedly crams modem upgrade demands into browsers

Blake Davis

I ignored the snail mail, but succumbed to the browser injection. New modem was a combo modem/firewall/wifi/voip "gateway." It was immediately set to bridge mode, activated with a laptop directly attached, then connected to my existing firewall.

My firewall is now a bottleneck, but since this "upgrade" didn't include an associated bump to my monthly data allowance, I'm fine missing out on a few mbps.

I suspect their main drive for pushing these things is that when not set to bridge mode, they broadcast an XFINITY wifi ssid.

Next-gen killer hurricane hunter to be armed with Nvidia graphics chips

Blake Davis

Killer Hurricane Hunters

And I was thinking the US Air Force's Hurricane Hunter aircraft were about to become armed with GPU weapons...

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

Blake Davis


Sour cream is not a replacement for buttermilk!

Buttermilk can be made by adding a few teaspoons of white vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk. Stir and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

YOU are the threat: True confessions of real-life sysadmins

Blake Davis

Re: Do this

Payroll sends the IT dept a list monthly of terminated employees just for this situation. HR occasionally forgets to let us know about a termination, but they never forget to stop the pay checks!

Prepare yourself for PlayStation pr0n: Sony shows off PS 4 beta-fest

Blake Davis


I'm excited about a native PS4 SingStar game. Adding yet more crappy mics, however, is pretty weak. I can only hope this means they have made my collection of "common USB microphones" supported this time around.

Not just for Glasswipes: Google to drop SDK for all Android wearables

Blake Davis


I thought it was a Movie and Arts festival in Austin, TX called South by Southwest

RIM sets date for BlackBerry 10 reveal

Blake Davis

minor correction

FIPS is misspelled in the link to the gov't approval

Even slimmer PS3 out next week

Blake Davis

Sata gen 1?

One unmentioned feature will make this a very likely upgrade for me: an updated Sata controller.

Next in line is the optical drive. Please please double the I/O!

Pioneer SC-LX85 9.2 AV receiver with AirPlay

Blake Davis

"Network streaming has fast become an integral component of the modern AVR."

So they figure 100mb ethernet is fast enough?

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Blake Davis

I was slightly annoyed by this as well. But whatever it's still a nice intro movie, and one that I can show friends without having to start a new game.

I was much more pleased that I didn't lose an hour of my life to a 2 gig update download and install, then another 100 meg download and install, then 30 minutes to actually install the game to the hdd.

Thank you Square Enix for designing a game that can actually run from the disc!

Netflix: How to completely screw up

Blake Davis

I was not a Netflix customer until after the price change.

I get my DVDs by mail from Blockbuster and am not interested in leaving. Hopefully they will stay around. I am not interested in their streaming service. When Netflix changed the pricing, I took advantage of their one month free offer on the ps3. It's not perfect, I find it useful enough to continue.

Hauppauge Colossus HD PCIe card

Blake Davis

What is this again?

Does this do any sort of encoding or is it just a card with a bunch of cables hanging off the side?

The stats list AVCHD recording format. What kind of files does it make?

'PatentGate' allegations denied by Apple

Blake Davis

"PatentGate" "AntennaGate"

Didn't everyone learn a long time ago that it's a very bad idea to break into the Democratic National Committee headquarters?

Apathy kills Google's new-age Wave

Blake Davis

How long until it's gone?

I've rather enjoyed using Wave. How long until new Waves cannot be created? Edited? Is it going to be shutdown completely?

BT to throttle P2P for faster broadband

Blake Davis

This comment is throttled

So if you cant download anything from a peer with this service, what exactly are you supposed to use it for?

iTunes App Store: 1.5bn served

Blake Davis

Catching up

"Today, Apple announced that its online repository of both smart and stupid apps was leaving its competitors in the dust."

The iTunes App Store has competition now?

Orange calls up LG watchphone

Blake Davis

Title What?

Where is the finger-in-the-ear bone induction model? I don't want to wear a headset or talk to a speaker!

AT&T's iPhone MMS to be free

Blake Davis

Big Phone?

I don't know where you got that name from, but over here AT&T has always been called Ma Bell.

US allows visual inspections of nipple rings

Blake Davis

Airport Metal Detectors

I can't count the number of times ive flown through Texas's airports. I currently have 8ga titanium rings and 14ga steel barbells in. I have never had a walkthrough or a wand metal detector be set off by them.

On my most recent trip through Texas, I had just had fresh piercings made the night before and got to explain to the TSA luggage inspector why I needed my 4oz bottle of saline spray for medical reasons. Once I said the word 'piercing' he let me through...

To say the least, there is NO WAY I would remove a body piercing for a security guard. I don't care how high and mighty they might feel they are.