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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

CimmerianX Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (397 comments)

You don't increase time on the yellow.... you let the yellow turn red on the same timer, but you leave both directions red for 2 seconds just to ensure the intersection is clear before showing a green light. That's how you make it safer.

3 days ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach Compromised Data of 76 Million Households

CimmerianX Sensitive information (76 comments)

Chase is really spinning this by saying that no sensitive information was taken in the hack.

Well, it seems that the crackers now have tens of millions of *confirmed* Names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails at the very least. That is a freakin treasure trove of information.

I like my privacy and take great care not to let information out into the world. But Doctors, banks, and gov always want every bit of info on you so they make the best targets.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

CimmerianX Re:Dear FBI and Police forces (354 comments)

You are not Required to assist with the search warrant. You can't be forced to rip open your own couch cushions to aid the police in their search.

about a month ago
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PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

CimmerianX Paypal Sucks (56 comments)

Yep - Let the paypal bashing begin. Wait until Paypal acts as it's own clearinghouse for bitcoin transactions. It wants to keep control over refunds to the buyers and still wants to be able to 'freeze' your account like it does now.

about 1 month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

CimmerianX Re:OUTRAGE (610 comments)

go ahead and drink your apple kool aid

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

CimmerianX The future or marketing (610 comments)

I can easily see a future where content creators will automatically have a 'sample track' or a trailer sent automatically to your cloud account.

about a month ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

CimmerianX Re:Perhaps packing people in was a bad idea. (819 comments)

Careful, they may take out the overhead storage because you could charge people a premium for 'lie down' space.

about a month and a half ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

CimmerianX Re:Don't eat so much then. (819 comments)

This arguement isn't about the width of your ass, is about the length of your thigh. As a 6'2" person, I have trouble like this all over the place with my knees butting up again whatever is in front of me (concert venues, my car's steering wheel). If my knees are already touching the seat and the jackhoel decides to recline, that's gonna hurt and I'm gonna be pissed.

about a month and a half ago
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UPS: We've Been Hacked

CimmerianX New Normal (62 comments)

I've now come to realize that it is the norm to cancel and request new credit cards/debit cards every 3 quarter just in case my card number has been compromised by one of these hacks.

Maybe if the whole country did the same, banks would finally switch to a more secure card.

about 2 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

CimmerianX No browser (376 comments)

So what if I only have an ubuntu server running at my house with no graphical browser.... I don't think Lynx is up to the task.

about 2 months ago
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China Cracks Down On Mobile Messaging

CimmerianX Re:needed in US (58 comments)

The best argument against Democracy is to have a 5 minute conversation with the average citizen.

about 3 months ago
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Yahoo To Add PGP Encryption For Email

CimmerianX Re:PGP Is the easy part. Key mgmt is hard (175 comments)

That's why you should create a revocation certificate when you create the keypair. If you upload the revocation cert to the DB, the keys get removed.

But yes... my first keypair that I created something like 17 years ago when I was first learning about gpg are still in the DBs and come up when my name is searched. It gives me a chuckle.

about 3 months ago
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NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload

CimmerianX Laser? (109 comments)

...Because it's always a good idea to give robots lasers. What's the worst that could happen?

about 3 months ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

CimmerianX What will cops do for their Quota? (435 comments)

IF everyone is in an automatic car that obeys all traffic laws all the time, will there be no more traffic tickets?

If an auto ca can drop someone off at the airport then drive back home, what will happen to all the long term parking garages?

If an auto car will find it's own parking space, is that the end of valets?

I for one am happy to see all that crap come to an end.

about 3 months ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

CimmerianX Re:Obviously... (435 comments)

That's why I'm never giving up my 1970 Mustang.... No tracking and I can still repair it in my garage.

about 3 months ago
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Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

CimmerianX Re:Or, you know (150 comments)

Exactly this.... and disabling said feature will generate an automatic fine for not keeping the house in proper working order by your association or local city council.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

CimmerianX Re:Not likely. (365 comments)

Hardware Wise, Windows will never compete with Apple. OSX only needs to support a very, very limit set of hardware components. The Devs know exactly what video, what memory, what board, etc are included in the Macs.

Windows needs to be able to support all the various different types of hardware out there, usually relying on crappy 3rd party drivers for functionality.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do Any Development Shops Build-Test-Deploy On A Cloud Service?

CimmerianX We do this (119 comments)

I'm IT for a company that does this for 95% of dev/test/qa systems. It's worked out pretty well. Most servers are spun up and then chef'ed, used, then deleted after tests/whetever are complete. We do keep our code in house. SVN/GIT/ and Jenkins along with server build farms are all in house. The cloud services are expensive, but since IT has automated the deployment process for the cloud hosts, it works out better than keeping enough hardware in house to meed all test/qa needs. Plus less hardware in house equals less admin time which is a plus for us.

about 7 months ago
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Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It

CimmerianX Would this work (131 comments)

I wonder if we could get I.T. work designated as a manufacturing product also. Have Government slap a tax on outsourced IT work.... I'd like that alot.

about 8 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

CimmerianX Re:Why (606 comments)

Because the mayors of town centers want the business and all the revenue it brings inside the city. The suburbs may be a whole other municipality and city. Just follow the money.

about 7 months ago

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