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Comments on news posted 2012-11-24 16:22:13: Everyone here at Broadband Reports gives thanks for the community members and volunteers who make this website unique and useful, and we wish you and yours a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Front page news will return Monday, November 26. ..

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Scatcatpdx
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Take that Go Daddy

I got a thanksgiving present from Pay Pal: my request and dispute with Go Daddy was approve and my money was refunded to my pay pal account.

My Go Daddy miss adventure started in November when I got an automatic renewal noticed for three years. I recall turning off Automatic for my personal domain the last time I renewed. To add injury to injury, Go Daddy went back to and used a three year purchase in 2005 for the justification to charge me for a three year renewal; The original purchase was for a now defunct business web page and not my personal domain.. I always paid by the year for my personal domain.

I called support and demand the resending of the charge and allow me just a one year renewal, the Go Daddy representative told me he cannot rescind the renewal and authorize a refund of the charge. The rep told me I had to cancel the domain account first. Well being the hardcore capitalist, I took my business elsewhere and transferred my domain to namescheap.com. Once the transfer was complete I called up Paypal to cancel my account and request a refund my payment, now the rep say they cannot find the transaction so they cannot refund my payment. Well I can play hard ball too, so I issue a dispute for unauthorized charge against Go Daddy in Paypal. I won.

The other lesson is if you all use Paypal for automatic payment do go in to the My money link on Paypal from time to time and cancel payment agreement if no longer need. If I did this before, it would had block automatic payment by Go Daddy. Over all Go Daddy is very bad company. I cannot in good faith recommend anybody to do business with them. Go Daddy cannot be trusted with any automatic payments May Go Daddy days be short and let another buy them out.

Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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Re: Take that Go Daddy

I think dslreports.com uses GoDaddy.com Certs when logging in securely.

FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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Re: Take that Go Daddy

said by Dustyn:

I think dslreports.com uses GoDaddy.com Certs when logging in securely.

Yes.


FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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Police can track users mooching on neighbors open APs

A Federal Court has ruled that users using a neighbors open WiFi AP do not have an expectation of privacy and can be located by police without using a search warrant.

»blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/11/21/cou···warrant/

A federal court in Pittsburgh has ruled that the government can track you to your location, sans search warrant, using free anti-moocher software.

The courts have ruled that Internet subscribers have no reasonable expectation of privacy in their IP address

Pittsburgh ruling, made earlier this month, is the first to address the privacy rights of people who piggyback on their neighbors’ unsecured wireless networks.

In the Pittsburgh case, police used a program called Moocherhunter and a directional antenna to find a man suspected of downloading child pornography. The program allows users to measure the distance between a wireless router and the devices connected to it.

Someone nearby, a neighbor maybe, had been mooching the subscriber’s wireless Internet and using the connection to download child pornography, they reckoned.

Police used Moocherhunter to find other devices connected to the subscriber’s wireless router, which led them to Richard Stanley, who lived across the street from the subscriber. Police then used the Moocherhunter information to obtain a warrant to search Mr. Stanley’s home, and based on evidence they found, Mr. Stanley was indicted in November 2011 for possessing child pornography.

Mr. Stanley sought to suppress the evidence, arguing that police needed a warrant to use Moocherhunter to locate him. U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti found that Mr. Stanley “could have no reasonable expectation of privacy in the signal he was sending to or receiving” from the wireless router.


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CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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Re: Police can track users mooching on neighbors open APs

I would tend to agree with this and say it is about time police stopped busting in doors to do investigative work. Hopefully, the software (and the police) are accurate enough to properly ID the suspected house. I would also say that they should have to keep records of 'false positives' and if there are too many then they shouldn't be using this method.
slyphoxj

join:2002-06-23
Brook Park, OH
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Snowblower shopping

Figured I'd better get moving on this before we get socked with snow here in NE Ohio.

I need to upgrade from my piece o' doddy MTD 21" single stage with a 2-cycle Tecumseh motor. This unit just doesn't get the job done for my ~11' 3 (maybe 4?) car long driveway. I got the MTD as a Christmas gift when I lived in a townhouse with just a parking pad and walkways (and some sidewalk in the front). I need a 2-stage unit with a good 4-cycle engine (Tecumseh sucks), at least 24" or bigger. I'd like to stay around $600 or so. I wonder if I'd just be better off to get a good old used one off of Craigslist?

EDIT: When I say my driveway is 11', I mean 11' *wide* .

FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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Sprint's new buyer wants to stick it to AT&T & Verizon

»online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142···292.html

Although the deal hasn't yet been approved by regulators or Sprint shareholders, Mr. Son, Softbank's chief executive and largest shareholder, already has pledged to try to break the market dominance of the industry titans.

In Japan, Mr. Son went after his telecom rivals with a scorched-earth strategy of cutting prices that forced them to choose between profits and customers. He suggested he would use a similar strategy to take on Verizon and AT&T, while spending billions of dollars to improve Sprint's network.

Verizon and AT&T have been rolling out new pricing plans and stingier upgrade policies to squeeze more profit out of their customer bases. Mr. Son's arrival could compel them to keep price increases in check—but only if he succeeds in his long-shot bet that he can make Sprint's nationwide network better than what its rivals offer.

Mr. Son says he will be heavily involved in Sprint's operations and in decisions about pricing plans, devices offered by the company and the creative details of its advertisements. He says he plans to check in with Sprint via teleconference once a week and visit the U.S. once a month, joking that he already visits the U.S. more than the nearby city of Osaka. "I am betting $20 billion that I'm going to be successful," he says.

Mr. Son has big plans. Can he turn Sprint around and make it actually do something quickly for a change?
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A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.