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Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

BoRegardless über alles (115 comments)

Uber wants "Uber über alles!"

1 hour ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

BoRegardless Re:Optimum Temperature for a Maunder Repeat? (366 comments)

You tweak a bit on the cooling side and get a repeat of the Maunder Minimum; then what?

Do you lose 25% of the population by starvation and freezing again as before?

5 days ago
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Android Botnet Evolves, Could Pose Threat To Corporate Networks

BoRegardless Re:Root Your Device? Hey, it's OPEN (54 comments)

What more could you want than open windows and doors to your vault of info.

about a week ago
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First Victims of the Stuxnet Worm Revealed

BoRegardless Easy to forget the people ... (39 comments)

There are those who are spies and paid well to do their work.

about two weeks ago
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US Postal Service Hacked, 500k+ Employees and Public Data Breached

BoRegardless NSA didn't warn USPS? (46 comments)

How about the NSA identifying open doors in US Gov't entitity's systems!

about two weeks ago
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Revolutionary New View of Baby Planets Forming Around a Star

BoRegardless Ring Spacing Reason? (91 comments)

What is most interesting is the nearly equal radial spacing of the half dozen most distinct rings.

That begs the question, why?

about three weeks ago
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Home Depot Says Hackers Grabbed 53 Million Email Addresses

BoRegardless Who Loses Their Executive IT Position? (99 comments)

Seems like one of the jobs of IT departments for the last 10 years should have been to have their own surveillance software to be watching for activities that indicate software changes, moving of data, and added code that should be detectable so they can verify what is happening to their systems in near real time.

about three weeks ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

BoRegardless Re:Could have been worse (236 comments)

Hmmm, then by looking at the video, we saw that the iPad attracted an ENTIRELY different set of users than the advertiser was trying to reach. Humor is so much fun.

about three weeks ago
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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

BoRegardless Tidal Current versus Deep Water Turbines (216 comments)

You can pick a shallower water area for its higher tidal flow speed, but that increases stresses and chance for damage.

But there are deep water currents that are consistent at 5-6 knots which avoid almost all marine life in some places down 5-6000 feet deep. A few are in close to shorelines.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

BoRegardless Server Techniques (202 comments)

Some servers have been designed to have the motherboard immersed/sealed in dielectric fluid in a sealed box to take the heat out, which would also be in a sealed structure. That stops the need for air as a heat transfer method. Would require waterproof electrical connectors.

about a month ago
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Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

BoRegardless Protecting What? (73 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?

about a month ago
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Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

BoRegardless Re:So on OSX you can't choose the system font? (370 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.

about a month ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

BoRegardless Re:Baby steps (352 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.

about a month ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

BoRegardless Re:His argument boils down to: (284 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.

about a month ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

BoRegardless Most Open & Transparent System? (111 comments)

Sadly, I thought the Pres. was going to do this 5 years ago.

about a month and a half ago
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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.

about a month and a half ago
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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 USPTO.gov 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.

about a month and a half ago
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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!

about a month and a half ago
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Navy Tests Unpowered Exoskeleton

BoRegardless My Roller Skates are Cheaper! (79 comments)

Minimal effort to move me and my backpack full of whatever.

about a month and a half ago

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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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