* Posts by Juiceman

20 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Nov 2009

FCC: Let's kill analogue early, fob diehards off with converter boxes


Re: I made my digital transition in January of this year.

This is the reason (at least) ATT and Comcast have bandwidth caps. They are anticompetitive and someone with balls in the US government should investigate and stop it.

Oh, I forgot where we live. All three branches of our government are corrupt and the only "people" they work for are corporations.

Techie stages 'strip down' protest at TSA 'harassment'


Re: a tad too far

Will this be done to the tune of 'Mr Tangerine Speedo'?

Pirates not to blame for Big Media's sales plunge


Re: Doesn't matter

Just how much do the media companies pay per post, or are you salaried?

Iran's plan to UNPLUG the INTERWEBS back from the dead



Hopefully the Freenetproject folks get right-to-left text support finished soon. Something tells me Iranians will be a large userbase soon.

HABITABLE ALIEN WORLD discovered 20 light-years away!

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Nice Firefly reference! :)

Privacy watchdogs challenge laptop seizures at US borders

Gates Horns


I sure hope they don't copy any of my mp3's... The RIAA will sue the U.S. Government out of existence.

Aussies face 10 year browsing lock-up



How does the data retention system handle Gmail using SSL?

Plan for top-level pornography domain gets reprieve


Blacklists don't work.

How about a kid friendly Internet on top of the Internet? .kids or something like that. Have approved websites have a simple DNS redirect. So nickelodeon.com becomes nickelodeon.kids which seamlessly works when the kiddies type in nickelodeon.kids. It would be trivial to make a web filter proxy that only allows only .kids domains.

Then all the nanny groups can get together and decide what gets let in. All legitimate websites with content aimed at kids would scramble to get "approved".

Too fat to fly: Kevin Smith and OpenOffice



Perhaps the pilot was one of the uptight religious folks that had a hissy fit over Dogma and finally saw his chance to get back at him? A long time to hold a grudge I admit, but it's not out of the realm of possibilities.

Extreme pr0n suspect has his internet access suspended


Um, how can he help prepare his defense?

Surely he must be allowed to assist in preparing his legal defense? Not likely to do that nowadays without the internet.

Most consumers reuse banking passwords on other sites


There are no standard systems

Why do some sites limit the length of fields or what characters can be in them? We're told to use special characters but many sites won't let you.

Full-body scanner blind to bomb parts



The man sneaking chemicals through the scanner was fat enough to hide a pound or two of high explosives in his fat rolls. Neither infrared (shown here) nor mm-wave technology (the current panacea) would catch that.

Now imagine if someone was obsessed enough to have the explosives sewn into their body.

Web2.0rhea infects International Space Station


Spacebook friend request

How long before someone gets fired for non-productivity due to surfing the web all day instead of working?

Box up your belongings and we'll escort you to the airlock, sir.

Mine's the one with the stapler embossed "ISS" in the pocket....

Privacy group sues DoJ over 'digital strip search' data


Won't someone think of the kids?

Just wait until some blurry pic of an adolescent makes it onto the internet. Instant outrage. Until then, meh, people are sheep.

FTC whacks Intel with anticompetition complaint


About time

Here is a good write up of the problem http://www.swallowtail.org/naughty-intel.shtml (I think that is the right URL, work proxy blocks it here). I know it is http://www.swallowtail.org

The Great Aussie Firewall is dead: Long live the firewall

Big Brother

Welcome to the underground down under

This is why software like Freenet http://freenetproject.org/ is going to be crucial in the coming years. It is not a proxy like TOR, but allows access to material found objectionable by some (which will be decided by the lowest common denominator. That is where these bans head.) The material cannot be taken down and access is anonymous.

It's a good think the Amish don't use the Internet. ;-)

Windows 7's dirty secrets revealed


It's a start

Microsoft can start whittling away the dependencies by stripping out the DRM, hidden Internet Explorer hooks and publishing "all" the APIs.

Mark is a very smart man, I attribute a good portion of the improvements of 7 over Vista to him. His SysInternals utilities are an invaluable asset to any IT professional that has to work on Windows machines.

US Supremes prod software patent law



The USPTO has rejected a patent?? What's next?

Hmm, I wonder what they will think of my idea "Porcine animals that could defy gravity in a horizontal or vertical direction"

Murdoch threatens to yank News Corp. from Google News


Sounds like a request.

Google should preemptively oblige him. He's the CEO asking to opt out of Google News, who has more authority to request this for his company than him?

Ruiz out as Global Foundries chairman

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At least some good will come of this.

Hector almost ran AMD into the ground, hopefully this will be the last we see of him.