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37 States Join Investigation of Google Street View

Andypcguy Wifi Hotspot map (269 comments)

I don't see what wrong with them recording this. It's like driving through a neighborhood in the next state over and scanning to see what radio stations they have. Maybe Google was going to include the location of free Wifi Hotspots on the map. This would be a nice feature. They would have to filter the private netowrks from free services and this would be difficult. Maybe that is why it never happened.

more than 4 years ago

Why Intel Wants To Network Your Clothes Dryer

Andypcguy Network the source instead (330 comments)

It would make more sense to network the breaker box and monitor each circuit. This could show what each room and each major appliance is consuming.

more than 4 years ago

High-Altitude Balloon Tweets Earth

Andypcguy Launch platform (49 comments)

Does this sound possible? What if we take some HABs and tether them to an amature rocket. Might it be possible to get into space on the cheap? Maybe we can crash into the moon or something.

more than 4 years ago

Virtualizing Workstations For Common Hardware?

Andypcguy Sysprep (349 comments)

Why not install all the drivers for all the different machines you have into one box and then sysprep the machine. Now use clonezilla and save an image of that drive. It should now work with all the machines in the office. As far as linux on the desktop, I don't mess with that foolishness. My servers use it and it's great! My cluster uses it and it's great. My desktops ...nope.

more than 4 years ago

5-Axis Robot Carves Metal Like Butter

Andypcguy Re:Craves Metal (277 comments)

They're about 120K for a 5 axis and start about 55K for a 3 axis. Then you have all the tooling required which can add up fast. Then you have the software needed to program these like mastercam at 5K per seat and delmia/catia at about 16K per seat.

more than 4 years ago

Gonorrhea As the Next Superbug

Andypcguy Re:I've got the cure (456 comments)

From the girls point of view this is a bit unfair. Guys will lie and do anything to trick a girl into a quick F*%^. So don't mess around with skanky guys. Girls already try to do this.

more than 4 years ago

Bill Gates Responds To Apple iPad

Andypcguy PC version (503 comments)

I like what I've seen of the iPAD. I wouldn't buy one as anything Mac is too expensive and I don't like their os. I will wait until a PC vendor starts making a similar device for half the price running windows and all the software I like to use. The overal concept is a good one and I have to give the mac guys credit for being real innovators. I think the ipad will read all my pirated E-books quite nicely. Most of them are technical in nature and don't fit the small fiction novel formfactor. My books are textbook sized.

more than 4 years ago

Brain Surgery Linked To Sensation of Spirituality

Andypcguy Brain Damage (380 comments)

I always thought religion was a result of brain damage. ;)

more than 4 years ago

Routine DNA Tests For Newborns Mean Looming Privacy Problems

Andypcguy Gattaca (268 comments)

Welcome to GATTACA! It's both scarry and inspiring at the same time.

more than 4 years ago

Behind Google's Recent Decision About China

Andypcguy the Lesser of evils (155 comments)

I've set all 250 computers in my Dept. default search engine to Google. I think Evil is just a part of human nature and it takes real effort to not be evil. I applaud Google for standing up to China and forsaking monetary gains for purity of ideals.

more than 4 years ago

Can Imaging Technologies Save Us From Terrorists?

Andypcguy Radiation (480 comments)

I like the idea of these scanners and think they will make it more difficult for the crazies to do stupid stuff. My concern however is with radiation exposure. How much exposure is there from a single scan. What about all those frequent fliers and what about the screeners themselves. Next time I travel I'm bringing my gieger counter.

more than 4 years ago

High Court Allows Remote-Storage DVR System

Andypcguy Re:I don't get... (112 comments)

You're assuming the men in the big suits are smart enough to make that connection. They also have a local monopoly so the only alternative consumers have to cable is satellite. Not exactly they competive evironment that makes companies compete for their lunch.

more than 5 years ago

Senators Want To Punish Nokia, Siemens Over Iran

Andypcguy Re:Because Cisco would never do such a thing (392 comments)

Don't blame the US as a whole. This is the type of stuff Republicans come up with. Republicans are always spoiling for a figh while the Democrats try the diplomatic route.

more than 5 years ago

In Round 2, Jammie Thomas Jury Awards RIAA $1,920,000

Andypcguy Out of Control (793 comments)

If this had been me, I'd be out buying fetilizer and diesel fuel with what little money I had left over. ;)

more than 5 years ago

Scientists Wonder What Fingerprints Are For

Andypcguy Grip (347 comments)

I worked in a warehouse for a summer working 70-80 hours a week. I handled cardboard boxes 16-18 hours a day. After the first week my fingertips were worn smooth. I had no fingerprints and I found it more difficult to pick things up. I ended up buying some gloves with little rubber knobs and they helped. My fingerprints grew back and I could pick up boxes again. From them on I wore gloves with some type of gripping aid. They usually only lasted about a week.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Will Ship Windows 7 in Europe With IE Unbundled

Andypcguy IE is a critical update (578 comments)

It doesn't matter IE 8 is listed as a critcal update and when the user goes to install updates they will always have to deselect it. Microsoft would have put up a bigger fight if they did not have another way of pushing their software onto the desktop.

more than 5 years ago

Old-School Keyboard Makes Comeback of Sorts

Andypcguy IBM Keyboard (519 comments)

I don't care for the M type IBM keyboards; they're just a little too bulky for me. I've been using my IBM keyboard since 95 it probably a model or two newer than the M type. It's just so well designed. I've spilled coffee in it, dropped it etc. and it still works great. I've taken it apart several times and cleaned the coffee out ;) It's like driving a fine automobile, it just oozes quality.

more than 5 years ago

Activists Use Wikipedia To Test Aussie Net Censors

Andypcguy Freedome (330 comments)

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. Then they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. Then they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, I did not speak out; I was not a Jew. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me.

more than 5 years ago

How To Get High-Schoolers Involved In Real Science?

Andypcguy Re:Safe science is gay (314 comments)

While Marlowe make be making a joke...he does have a good point. High school science is too low risk and unexciting. Have the kids work out force vectors, combustion rate and all the science behind explosives. You will undoubtedly find some very interested participants.

more than 5 years ago



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