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John Abdul-Masih
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Technology Journeyman, Aspiring Web Engineer
Technology Journeyman, Aspiring Web Engineer

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That is a sweet NAS setup!
DIY NAS: 2016 Edition - 28TB, Avoton C2750, 16GB of ECC RAM, & @FreeNASTeam See blog for #FreeNASGiveaway details! http://ow.ly/XTeXS
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It's a shame that I learned about this because it's being shut down. It's moving to a Mac app, but web access would be so great.
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Yet another abuse of copyright law.
Tech News Today blocked for commenting on Megaupload video

Some of you may have heard of the Megaupload video which Universal Music Group has had removed from YouTube. Megaupload claims it is entirely their property. UMG seems to believe it viokates their copyright and has twice ordered it removed from YouTube.

On Tech News Today we exercised our fair use rights to comment on the story by playing some of the video. Our episode has now been removed from YouTube at UMG's request.

Even if UMG does have a copyright issue in the Megaupload video, they do not have the right to silence commentary on their actions.

We are filing a counter-notice and will see what happens.

This is the blocked video:

Tech News Today 391: Where Do You Park Your Jet?

The uncensored episode is here: http://twit.tv/show/tech-news-today/391
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I haven't installed Lion yet, but I imagine this is like using inverted controls in FPS games.
So. You spend 27 years teaching people how to scroll. Then you turn it upside down just for fun. I think Steve is laughing at us.
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The new version of PuTTY has a feature that was inspired by a suggestion from Randall Munroe. That has to be near nerd critical mass.
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And I concur.
I just noticed that my Stream is not in chronological order. It's like Top News from Facebook, but with no option to switch to a linear feed of stories? Is this true? If so, I really don't like that at all!
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Classic.
How not to design a CAPTCHA

Unfortunately Sony missed the entire point of a CAPTCHA. Instead of using an obfuscated image which is difficult for computers to recognize the characters, they include the CAPTCHA's unobfuscated characters in HTML and use CSS and JavaScript to make the characters appear slightly distorted.

While taking a Digital Image and Video Processing class (EE 371R at utexas.edu), I picked up a summer hobby of writing CAPTCHA breakers. Most CAPTCHAs can be decoded with a combination of Gaussian edge detection and XOR difference analysis with known characters. However this one falls to a simple regex.
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I'm now on Google+! Very impressed so far!
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