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  • Google is trolling me.

    , figuerres wrote


    how / in what way do they say that ?  is the site hosted by google  ?  I do not get how they think it's hacked.

    Maybe there's some sort of content or behavior heuristic, or there's a "report this site" link somewhere that got abused.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , ScanIAm wrote


    ...uninformed people...

    From what little I've bothered to look at, it seems that most uninformed people are just looking at this as:

    (net neutrality) == (screw Comcast) == (sounds good to me)

  • No MSDN renew with media option

    , dahat wrote

    What about creating a bootable USB drive when needed and copying the contents of the ISO you want to load to a PC?

    I honestly do not recall the last time I burned any optical media... all of my backups are either on hard drives on a shelf at home (just incase of a NAS failure), a shelf at work (offsite) or in the cloud (really offsite)... for PC installs I've been using a thumb drive for... 5+ years now.

    I've got a selection of 4GB drives for different OS's. I've even done it with SD cards. It's so much simpler.

    I'm also in the position of not being able to remember the last time I burned optical media, or even inserted something into my drive. I just had to hit the button to make sure it still opened and closed.

  • THANK YOU MICROSOFT (this deserves a separate thread)

    , Ion Todirel wrote

    *snip*SSD space is still pretty expensive, and you'd be pretty crazy to even attempt at storing anything that has to run or compile on a HDD

    We're talking about 10's of megs on a web server, I don't think it'll be that much of an issue.

  • Why there aren't any web form standards? Or are there?

    , ScanIAm wrote


    Funny story:

    I worked at an unnamed agency where the user could enter in their own address.  After the zip was entered, the address would be looked up via the postal service, and if it didn't match, the user would be prompted that their address wasn't correct and wouldn't they like to pick the one that the post office had on file so that they could get mailed a check on a regular basis!!!

    Without fail, the users would choose to keep the incorrect address, purposefully choose the wrong city name, or fudge the street address.  When asked, the majority of the time, the reason given was "screw tha gubermint, I know where I live".  So, when the checks would get returned due to the address being incorrect, they'd have to call 'tha gubermint' to get it cleared up. 

    I think in many cases, the zip code is there as an error-check for tea party morons.


    That reminds me of when I spent nearly a year unable to get any mail because the USPS (the gubermint) had my address screwed up. They kept switching between automatically returning my stuff to the sender, losing it completely, or sending it to my old address. This was as they continually denied that they had any part in the errors and offered no help whatsoever other than to talk to the supervisor (who was in the office between 8:30AM and 9:05AM every Tuesday of the third month of alternating leap years). After many months of apathy from USPS employees, I finally figured out that my address didn't really exist, even though UPS and FedEx both managed to figure it out. Even after I was able to get mail delivered, I was completely unable to change my billing address with a number of accounts because the gubermint wouldn't validate my address as being correct.

    Where I lived before that, they put some kind of "no such person, shred everything" flag on my address because the carrier decided that me remodeling the front of my house meant that I'd moved.

    I have stories for days about how good the government is at addresses.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    I'm curious if the bandwidth providers would care about content providers like Netflix if it weren't for the fact that they also sell content. Comcast and others also provide (ridiculously overpriced) TV, sales of which are being impacted by the new generation of consumers moving away from traditionally delivered content.

    The industry definitely needs a disruption, but there don't seem to be any good ideas for that yet.

  • Are you still on XP?

    , evildictait​or wrote


    That is a bold assumption.

    In a sane world*, we wouldn't have systems controlling critical infrastructure be able to talk to anything outside of the internal network and maybe not even that much.

    *If anyone knows where such a place exists, please let me know.

  • Are you still on XP?

    @evildictaitor: In that case the computers will not be hooked up to the internet, so it's perfectly fine.

  • iBundle​Identifier "Masque Attack" iOS ​vulnerabili​ty

    @vesuvius: 20 weeks, what sort of fantasy world do you live in where you have such generous deadlines? :P

  • Resuming...

    Do you have the Lock Screen beta app installed? Somewhere I saw that using it can cause what you describe.