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  • Sep 6th, 2016 @ 11:27am

    COMCAST Opens up their Wireless Modems

    I don't know if anyone else has noticed it, however, every time I try to disable my COMCAST cable modem's wireless broadcast system for 2.4g and 5g it keeps turning itself back on and broadcasting a COMCAST signal out for others called xfinitywifi. No matter how many times I try to shut it off it turns itself back on again. Plus, Comcast also allows other people who are Comcast customers to login into your wifi and claim that they don't count it against your upload/download monthly traffic. So far I haven't had a huge issue with them counting against my traffic since I pay for the gaming package and do a lot of upload/download of video material for the work I do. However, after reading stuff like this I'm leary of their support.

    So, if you see a random xfinitywifi station broadcasting on 2.4g and 5g know that it is YOUR Com(munist)cast XFinity wireless cable modem letting other John Q. Public members who have an account with Comcast access the internet through your cable modem. (And they supposedly don't count the traffic against your usage.....)
  • Aug 5th, 2016 @ 1:26pm


    Amidst all the ridiculosity of the news I love reading good news and people doing good things like this! Thanks for this resource too! Look forward to using and sharing with them!
  • Apr 11th, 2016 @ 5:21pm

    Re: I've heard this before

    I just made a slide for this. Having worked with classified I can't stand when someone's arbitrariness is applied to classified information. How is Clinton (Mrs) different than any other whistleblower. Political cover is a mofo indeed! Oh yeah AC, thanks for the humor! Hope you enjoy the tweet!
  • Sep 15th, 2015 @ 2:12pm


    I've been wanting to get this program for the LONGEST TIME! Thank you TechDirt for this sale!
  • Mar 7th, 2014 @ 8:40pm

    Note of Interest

    Having worked as an intel analyst before, one of the programs that the U.S. gov't actually likes to use, when implemented correctly, is a program called Analyst Notebook:
    The program can store a surprising amount of data with many different dimensions and connections to it. (Many on Many connections make for wonderful tools) The problem is getting a good analyst to eyeball it and then take it from being data to intelligence. And, just like any database, it is only as good as the data that has been THOUGHTFULLY put into it.
  • Aug 20th, 2012 @ 8:28pm

    Pure and Simple Anti-Yanqui Trueco

    This merely Correa acting like the ALBA fool that he is in order to hook up his ALBA homeboy HuGorilla Chavestia from Vene-son-malos. That is it! You watch, Correa will give up the Belarussian Blogger in an Ecuadorian palpitación del corazón!

    And the moment that Assange Asylum turns his QWiki-Leaks Humanitarian Jesus Lens focus on Ecuador's issues is the moment he finds out just how THIN-SKINNED RAFA-(d)el (estupido) Correa truly is. Every one of those banana-republic dictators, just like (HU)EVO (Sin) Morales, can't handle the truth being spread about them UNLESS, they can spite the USA some how. HOWEVER, they will change their opinion of CULOssange probably more sooner than later and ASSange will end up getting the Bota de cuero to his culo as they decide he is no longer the cool thing to have in there countries to piss off the USA because he is pissing on them too via QWiki-tweaks.

    Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, we've (USA) done them (LATAM Countries) no favors either so it is kinda expected from them. Anyway, enjoy the CULOssange Telenovela as it plays its course...En vivo!!!!
  • Jun 22nd, 2012 @ 7:49pm


    This is the kind of shit that gets my rhubarb badly! Do we own it or are we renting it! If we don't own and are renting it then they better support it!

    Being a gamer, this is EXACTLY why my consoles (XBox360 & PS3) sit gathering dust because heaven forbid I pay hijacked prices for shitty games that end up being played on gaming consoles with short lifespans that I can't update because they have horrid graphics processors compared to what I can do in my homebuilt gaming PC in which I know EXACTLY what hardware went into it because I built it with TLC and lots of gaming geekery!

    Greedy bastards. All of them. Oh yeah, it would be a GRAND waste of time because nobody would care unless it got hacked and your (not-so-) personal data got shared out by some anonymous group with an ax to grind against this all and then Congress creates a law for Fast and Furious recovery that gets the DoJ in trouble yet again because now that information has become weaponized!!!

    Anyway, nope. Stupid has yet again been defined in the above text. Or is it futility??? I'm going back to my Sisyphean existence now. Toodles.
  • Jan 28th, 2012 @ 8:33am


    Wow, I think my prescriptive grammarian school-marm eyes about popped out of my head reading this! His faux-handwritten soliloquy could've at least been spellchecked! Yes, F7 IS your friend, if you're a Micro$oftie. Hell, I would've been more than happy to proofread it for him.

    Anyway, his point is relevantly given and way to call them out on it too. Unfortunately, similarities abound in far too many ways and gaming is no different. The "creation" entitlement extravaganza for "creative monopolists" also is rather disgusting to see in its excess too.
  • Dec 30th, 2011 @ 7:44pm

    Better Tech in the

    The tools to create quality digital multimedia experiences are getting easier to use and cheaper as time goes on. Technology is driving the whole "multimedia" chain of creation for these types of digital products and bringing down the cost of "content" creation as it is anyway. And besides, there will always be people pushing the creativity envelope with the tools that they have available to them and impressing everyone with their ingenuity. The problem will be trying to find those products out there if they don't get stifled by greedy corporations or someone "claiming" ownership to the "idea".
  • Aug 1st, 2011 @ 4:54am

    Couldn't Agree More...

    Having worked for the military for longer than I care to admit, I REALLY don't have any faith in what they can do in "cybersecurity" since they can't even figure out just "what" it is. The Air Force is the most comical of the bunch since they "obviously" know that "Space" is part of "Cyberspace" and should, therefore, have CYBER Command up under SPACECOMMAND run by "Spacemen" or Pilots or even Missileers rather than, oh say, in an agency with someone who just might grok what the hell it really is and what it should do (something about that "operational stink adding validity to it). Anyway, wishful thinking on my part and I'm hanging up my geek cred since it has been tainted by guvvie work, so I probably don't know what the hell I'm talking about.

    However, if the US Gov't WERE so competent in their cyberspace dealings (in a Hollywood imagined reality) there would NOT have been a Bradley Manning in the first place and Wikileaks would have been Wiki-tightened before anything got out in a hot ASSange minute. The MafiAAs aren't even that good either so I guess I'll stick to free-tarding it.

    And that's about all I have to say on those matters other than I also would not work at any of the aforementioned organizations since their leadership are either old-school military technophobes still trying to figure it out or DHS/FBI gumshoe detectives that can't follow the law as correctly as they should as is evidenced by all the techdirt articles and the incestuous relationship they have with Big Business, Big Pharma, Big Entertainment, and the MafiAAs.
  • May 10th, 2011 @ 10:49am

    Re: Re: 2000 Year Copy Maximalists (as Thomas Loyd)

    Yup, you're right. Marijuana doesn't exist.
    Just like utopia doesn't exist.
    And double-negatives only equal a positive (except in Spanish where "Yo no sé nada" is still negatively connotated).

    Sorry my logic offends you. But I don't know where you made the logic jump to MJ not existing.
  • May 10th, 2011 @ 10:26am

    BMI Poop (as Thomas Loyd)

    BMI, BMI up in the sky,
    Why must you constantly
    Poop in my consumer Eye!

    They remind of a bunch of greedy seagulls crapping on the people that feed them!
  • May 10th, 2011 @ 3:39am

    2000 Year Copy Maximalists (as Thomas Loyd)

    Actually, they haven't been around for 2000 years. Their "religion" was officially legalized in 313 AD. Before that, they were just another religion. And yes, they DID enforce their "copyright" of the various and unorganized holy writs through the non-education of the masses, until the Gutenberg Press came around. That's the "True Power" of the word I guess.

    Which brings up a prayer for the greedy (And yes, the Catholics are the ultimate since they plundered this planet and have MANY treasures stored in their archives because people aren't "qualified" to see such "evilness" as arbitrarily deemed them, because we all KNOW that they are QUALIFIED to judge what is and IS NOT "evil"):

    Our father who copyrighteth all
    Hallowed by thy trademark
    Thy Kingdom legally enforced
    Thy will be judged on earth as in the Holy court

    For the Kingdom, the Power, and the corporate image
    Are (y)Ours now and forever and ever and ever.....more

    Enjoy this. And maybe one day they'll see the error of their ways and return their ill-gotten historical bounty to where it came from.
  • Apr 22nd, 2011 @ 1:44am

    Speaking of Watchtowers... (as Thomas Loyd)

    Too bad he hasn't done a version of "All Along the Watchtower" by Hendrix, no wait, Dylan, no wait....Jehovah's Witnesses! I thought religions had copyright on their material anyway! Maybe his "eternal" soul is part of the 144,000 that are saved, or atleast with his songs of passe nature. I'm just waiting for the JWs to try and DMCA him (or anyone else) for that.....especially since he is (like Scientology) one of their more public faces. The Artist Formerly Unencumbered w/ Idiocy.
  • Apr 22nd, 2011 @ 1:39am

    Speaking of Watchtowers... (as Thomas Loyd)

    Too bad he hasn't done a version of "All Along the Watchtower" by Hendrix, no wait, Dylan, no wait....Jehovah's Witnesses! I thought religions had copyright on their material anyway! Maybe his "eternal" soul is part of the 144,000 that are saved, or atleast with his songs of passe nature. I'm just waiting for the JWs to try and DMCA him (or anyone else) for that.....especially since he is (like Scientology) one of their more public faces. The Artist Formerly Unencumbered w/ Idiocy.

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