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Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

BoRegardless Protecting What? (42 comments)

Over 100 car companies disappeared by WWII.

Now in 2014 a half dozen former "cell phone" makers have sort of slipped out of sight; Palm, BB, Moto, Win, Nokia, Dell & HP something.

The world contracts to a few super usable designs but instead of taking 50 years for cars, now it took only about 5 years with "the smartphone."

Is this the scenario for the future; Be right, Be first, Be best or else?

8 hours ago

Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

BoRegardless Re:So on OSX you can't choose the system font? (360 comments)

The system font option will be with a quick utility that programmers have no doubt already put together for users that will want it.

Personally, I don't care as I don't work & live in the system font.

2 days ago

White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

BoRegardless Re:Baby steps (348 comments)

Step 0: Put men & women into space for 3-5 years and see if anyone is left functionally able to continue doing work at the end of that time. It is already highly suspect that people would be able to see by the end of 3-5 years. We have one heck of a lot to learn yet.
                                    If people can't stay alive for 3 years, then figure out how to do it before you continue further.

4 days ago

FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

BoRegardless Re:His argument boils down to: (281 comments)

Your "effects" are what give your work value and that you build up over time, if you are a professional.

If you are a consultant and can't protect your 'effects', meaning your customer lists, fee schedules, solutions and such, then someone will likely get it and use it for free, or start taking your customers away.

The FBI director needs to take a new line of work. As a lawyer, by the way, he needs to protect his "effects" or his clients could sue him for allowing their information to become public.

4 days ago

Early Childhood Neglect Associated With Altered Brain Structure, ADHD

BoRegardless Parallels exist in animals (87 comments)

If you don't care for and train them early they will bite the hand that feeds them.

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

BoRegardless Re:Leave them off your resume. (224 comments)

"If it is not part of the deal then leave it off your resume."

Anyone doing a basic quick 2 minute search on the web or is going to find not only patents you hold, but also patent applications you have filed which are still in process.

I would simply state "I hold XX patents and patent applications I own personally in my field of work." It is part of your expertise and an indication you are capable of innovating. Let a lawyer help you with how you respond to questions on the patents.

5 days ago

If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

BoRegardless Re:Legally binding? (150 comments)

Legally binding = You are in the pile of creditors!

5 days ago

The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura

BoRegardless Mars journey will be toughest nut (181 comments)

Musks 'Mars Vision' has human physiological limits that are unknown.

No one has proved that human eyes can survive the length of a space irradiated trip to Mars & back. All we know is lengthy stays in space degrade astronaut's eyes.

about a week ago

Adobe Spies On Users' eBook Libraries

BoRegardless Re:You probably agreed to it-- it's too long (150 comments)

Tried to read a EULA online the other day. Before I was half way through, it timed me out and dropped me off the web page.

In other words, they DON'T want you to READ THE DAMN THING, and if you try to read it, they don't want you as a customer.

about two weeks ago

Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

BoRegardless Maybe citizens saw duplicity? (460 comments)

"Based on my government funded grant, we are going to have"

"global warming by 2012" then ...

"global change by 2012" then

"rising CO2 levels causing more hurricanes" then

Finally a restudy of the data shows that "temperatures have actually gone down over the last 15 years"

"I need another grant!"

about three weeks ago

US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners

BoRegardless Next = Examiner Competence in their field (124 comments)

I have had an examiner on a recent patent application who was not knowledgable in the required physical-geometric structures.

She insisted that a straight object was actually a helix! My patent attorney and I explained the difference, but she and her boss ignored the plain geometric truth and refused to budge and threw out my claims.

I'ld rather have a high level of competence and accept some level of goofing off. You do need a break once in awhile to stay sane.

about a month ago

The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

BoRegardless Space Travel = Fast Evolution or Perish (196 comments)

Science Fiction author? At least that is what I thought.

Evidence from our oribital flights gives plenty of evidence of tissue damage in space from both lack of gravity and radiation. We can't reasonably do much about the radiation without having massively heavy spacecraft which does not seem practical.

about a month ago

City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

BoRegardless Boom in the EU = Boom in Redmond (249 comments)

Well, the MS lock-in may just be starting to fray enough to make a difference.

about a month ago

How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

BoRegardless Science creates understanding of a real world. (770 comments)

No functioning computers would exist without "Science." Science is verifiable and reproducible often in a variety of ways, or it is not "science."

about a month and a half ago



Naris: All your internet data is held by US

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  about 2 years ago

BoRegardless writes "1984 seems closer than we thought when an ex-codebreaker for the NSA reveals that the US records everything that passes through the internet. Does this surprise anyone? Will it change how you do email? Will encrypted email attract unwanted attention?"
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Hacking? - Moles are Worse!

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  about 2 years ago

BoRegardless writes "When you put in all the systems and safeguards to prevent web & social hacking, it still leaves open the worst possible case of spying & theft...the insider. I had a fellow businessman who lost all his chemical secrets to a Yale graduate employee who disappeared to resurface in Korea. How do you stop this?"
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Is $60/month Mobile Data Access Obsolete?

BoRegardless BoRegardless writes  |  more than 4 years ago

BoRegardless (721219) writes "Are Laptop data accounts made obsolete with the iPad?

$60 per month from ATT or Verizon is $720/yr, forever.

If email & Safari via the iPhone is not enough, a $700 iPad with 3G can get you service for $20/month and only on the months you need it. Thus, an iPad user is money ahead inside of 2 years, not to mention convenience aspects.

Data income to wireless networks is going to plummet. What is that going to do to Verizon, Sprint and others?

Am I wrong?"


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