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Officials Say HealthCare.gov Site Now Performing Well

6ULDV8 Re:Here's What I Know (644 comments)

I saw the same issue when I turned 50. The cash price for a colonoscopy was between 3 & 4k (didn't get an exact figure), but they settled for $1000 from my insurance company.

about 8 months ago
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Xbox One Controller Cost Over $100 Million To Develop

6ULDV8 Re:No stinking Xbox (206 comments)

I guess the fart app on my phone is as close as I can get for now. Maybe Xbox Deux will bring wholesome smell-o-vision...

about 8 months ago
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Chicago State University Lawyers Attack Faculty Bloggers

6ULDV8 Re:Anti-SLAPP Law? (94 comments)

Facts aren't slander or libel.

about 9 months ago
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New York City To Get Manhole Covers That Wirelessly Charge Electric Vehicles

6ULDV8 Re:Tax dollars at work? (112 comments)

Time for a "smug alert"?

about 9 months ago
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Blizzard Wins Legal Battle Against WoW Bot Company

6ULDV8 Re:Bottable == boring IMO (285 comments)

It's a prostate reference, right?

about 10 months ago
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NC School District Recalls Its Amplify Tablets After 10% Break In Under a Month

6ULDV8 Re:What did they expect for that price? (177 comments)

>> That's less than 13 cents each. What kind of quality did they expect??
> $200.00 / 15000 ~= 0.0133 cents each

He's still technically correct, and that's the best kind of correct. Your example would be $0.0133 each. I'm heading back to cartoons now.

about 10 months ago
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Uber Tip-Skimming Allegations Could Spark National Class Action

6ULDV8 Re:How is that an "upshot"? (167 comments)

I guess I'm in the kiddie lawsuit group. The last class action settlement I received was a voucher for $1000 off my next purchase from General Motors. Granted I didn't have to lay out any cash or expend any effort, but as others have said, I had no plans to purchase another vehicle from them. The voucher also had an expiration date, so the settlement was of no value to me. Am I glad they got sued? Not really. I was never harmed. The truck was 20 years old at the time of the settlement. I think I got fair use from the purchase. Also, as others have said, if these suits didn't exist, there would be no recourse for the average consumer.

The suits are no different from state and federal settlements where the majority of the fine goes to the agency and consumers are left on their own. I don't like either case, but I don't have a better solution that would give enough incentive for the attorneys to tackle them. I'm going to watch cartoons now.

about a year ago
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Single Developer Responsible For Over 47k Apps In BlackBerry World

6ULDV8 Re:No utility whatsoever? (176 comments)

Search for Amazon: looks like it simply redisplays the Amazon mobile site in an app and adds a few features e.g. writing a review into the native interface. In the absence of an official Amazon app for the Blackberry, it may well be useful for the avid Amazon shopper.

Especially while shopping for a new phone.

about a year ago
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Why You Shouldn't Trust Internet Comments

6ULDV8 Re:Well sure (180 comments)

people are predisposed to liking what they spent money on.

I don't know about that. I spent a bunch of money on an ex-wife and I don't like her much at all.

about a year ago
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German Drone Darts Off and Hits Transport Plane On Ground

6ULDV8 Re:Awesome submission! (74 comments)

Absolutely cutting edge. No pilot needed for a crash. Imagine the savings.

1 year,15 days
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eBay Dips Toes Into 3-D Printing Market With iOS App

6ULDV8 Re:Only 20? (26 comments)

Perhaps they'll add the ability to upload a sketch in the near future. For now, yes, not very useful.

1 year,19 days
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

6ULDV8 Re:Monarchy? (420 comments)

Start shopping for batteries now. It'll take you a while to amass enough to make that practical on a budget. I'm thrilled when I can land with battery to spare after less than 10 minutes of flight. Not sure if I'd be clear of the blast radius in that amount of time. I'll probably stick to dropping eggs. Gives me an idea for my next project. A flying chicken that drops raw eggs for Easter. Or Peeps. Peeps weigh less and kids might not complain so much when one hits them.

about a year ago
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

6ULDV8 Re:Completely Clueless (420 comments)

Lots of people do that, but they swap the crappy cell phone camera for something better so they can stream to a remote monitor. It's kind of cool to find your way home by looking at the property from overhead. It's also a mind fuck to watch yourself as you fly by. There's an odd sensation as you pilot around your own body while viewing from the outside.

about a year ago
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

6ULDV8 Re:Enough Government (420 comments)

"If drones are outlawed, only outlaws will have drones"? Sound like another drug war. Better build some prisons quick or you'll miss all that sweet government money.

If Joe Citizen hovers over my yard with video, that's creepy and I'd have a chat with him. Most likely, he's a nerd too. If the government does it, that's scary. You can never be sure what they're up to and they're more likely to lie about it.

about a year ago
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

6ULDV8 Re:I believe in self regulation (420 comments)

Instead of "dude, lemme try"? I don't know about your life, but mine would be pretty boring to watch. The neighbor would lose interest and move on or fall asleep and I'd have a new toy.

They aren't interested in your life. I'm sure there are some pervs that would get off and assholes that would do it just to piss off a neighbor. Most people flying FPV do it for the VR effect. It's a real flying video game.

about a year ago
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NetWare 3.12 Server Taken Down After 16 Years of Continuous Duty

6ULDV8 Re:30,000,000 miles (187 comments)

So, no hope of catching Voyager?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do-It-Yourself Security Auditing Tools?

6ULDV8 Re:none (116 comments)

It is tough, but not impossible. SAINT, Nessus, OpenVAS, Nikto and others will generate a report with CVE info that points to articles providing some guidance.

about a year ago
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'Download This Gun' — 3-D Printed Gun Reliable Up To 600 Rounds

6ULDV8 Re:The way things have been going. (582 comments)

Yes, you could do that, but as Lord Kano decrees, you're basically building a zip gun at that point. I'd love to see more home projects and have been following the 3D printer news as new parts are designed. The technology will get there, but it's not going to be at consumer friendly prices for a while.

about a year ago
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Cisco Looking To Make Things Right With West Virginia

6ULDV8 Re:are they forgetting something here? (182 comments)

Installation and labor might be covered in the monthly recurring cost of connectivity that Verizon is supplying.

about a year ago

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Evernote hacking

6ULDV8 6ULDV8 writes  |  about a year ago

6ULDV8 (226100) writes "Got this a few minutes after I noticed that I could no longer sign in to Evernote. Glad to see that they're alert and honest about issues.

Dear Evernote user,

Evernote's Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.

As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement a password reset. Please read below for details and instructions.

In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that any of the content you store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost. We also have no evidence that any payment information for Evernote Premium or Evernote Business customers was accessed.

The investigation has shown, however, that the individual(s) responsible were able to gain access to Evernote user information, which includes usernames, email addresses associated with Evernote accounts, and encrypted passwords. Even though this information was accessed, the passwords stored by Evernote are protected by one-way encryption. (In technical terms, they are hashed and salted.)

While our password encryption measures are robust, we are taking steps to ensure your personal data remains secure. This means that in an abundance of caution, we are requiring all users to reset their Evernote account passwords. Please create a new password by signing into your account on evernote.com.

After signing in, you will be prompted to enter your new password. Once you have reset your password on evernote.com, you will need to enter this new password in other Evernote apps that you use. We are also releasing updates to several of our apps to make the password change process easier, so please check for updates over the next several hours.

As recent events with other large services have demonstrated, this type of activity is becoming more common. We take our responsibility to keep your data safe very seriously, and we’re constantly enhancing the security of our service infrastructure to protect Evernote and your content.

There are also several important steps that you can take to ensure that your data on any site, including Evernote, is secure:

Avoid using simple passwords based on dictionary words
Never use the same password on multiple sites or services
Never click on 'reset password' requests in emails — instead go directly to the service
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We apologize for the annoyance of having to change your password, but, ultimately, we believe this simple step will result in a more secure Evernote experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Evernote Support.

The Evernote Team"

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