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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Cro Magnon Re:But what about asteroids? (242 comments)

Nah, that will get wiped out when the sun blows up. We need a backup outside the solar system.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Cro Magnon Turnabout is fair play (471 comments)

Since I can tell time on my phone, I want to make calls on my wristwatch.

5 days ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

Cro Magnon Re:Compromise: (485 comments)

Yup! I drive 30 minutes each way to work. Based on how long it took on the bus at the old workplace, I'd guess at least 90 each way to my current job.

5 days ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Cro Magnon Re:Before and After (729 comments)

They seldom even check for a signature.

about a week ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

Cro Magnon Re:Because fuck you BBC (362 comments)

Of course. We speak American on this side of the ocean.

about a week ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

Cro Magnon I'm old (230 comments)

When I was a kid, there was no technology. :(

about two weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Cro Magnon Re: Solution lies with users, not Apple (311 comments)

Some of the banks require easier passwords than cloud storage services. One of my banks used to prohibit special characters, and I've heard of banks that limit password length.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Cro Magnon Re:Seemed pretty obvious this was the case (311 comments)

One question that bugged me was "Favorite Book". My favorite book in 2000 may not be my favorite in 2014.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Cro Magnon Re:Not just public figures (311 comments)

My first pet predated social media, and there are no online pics of it. There's probably 2 people who could guess that one, and I'm not worried about either of them cracking my accounts.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Cro Magnon Re:But hey... (789 comments)

Yeah, it's hard to win when you have 1% for you, and your opponent has 47%.

about two weeks ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Cro Magnon Re:Baltics are next if the West fails to respond (848 comments)

I hope both sides know it. The biggest danger in this is that Russia will conclude that we won't defend the Baltics, and given Obama's record with "red lines", it's not an unreasonable assumption.

about three weeks ago
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

Cro Magnon Is this news? (133 comments)

I haven't had TW for years, but when I did, it was newsworthy when it was actually working.

about three weeks ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

Cro Magnon Re:Not worth it (251 comments)

The funny thing is, Windows often works better on one than it does on a regular PC, simply because it's crapware-free. :)

about three weeks ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

Cro Magnon Re:Is he a senior? (251 comments)

On the call I got, I don't think he gave a name. I just assumed it was "Peggy".

about three weeks ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

Cro Magnon Re:Is he a senior? (251 comments)

These scumbags have a knack for calling seniors - old people - with great accuracy.

I'd like to know how they are getting the names and numbers.

Is AARP selling them a list of people and phone numbers? Everyone who has been hit by this are also AARP members; which isn't much of a correlation but what other organization would sell this information?

Are they somehow getting Social Security or Medicare lists?

Who is supplying the telephone numbers?

That's interesting. I got one of those phone calls. I'm not an AARP member, but I'm old enough to be on their list (they keep sending me snail mail asking me to join). Unfortunately, they called after 10PM when I wasn't fully awake, so I didn't think to play with them. He said something in a thick accent I could barely understand about my computer being slow, and I mumbled something back that he probably couldn't understand and hung up.

about three weeks ago
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The Evolution of Diet

Cro Magnon Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (281 comments)

Yup! When our ancestors wanted "fast food", it really was "fast" and we had to work hard to catch it. There were no McDs in ancient times.

about three weeks ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

Cro Magnon Re:Already? (251 comments)

IMO, the best improvement to 8.1 is that it now boots to the desktop. I don't even have to see Metro if I don't choose to.

about three weeks ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Cro Magnon It's a no-win situation (595 comments)

You stick your finger in your drink, and either your date is a creep, or he's okay but you now have nail polish in your drink.

about three weeks ago
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New Nail Polish Alerts Wearers To Date Rape Drugs

Cro Magnon Re:Here's an idea! (595 comments)

Not to mention duct tape. Everyone knows the only purpose for duct tape is to put it over someone's mouth so they can't call for help, or say "no".

about three weeks ago

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Does anybody read these things?

Cro Magnon Cro Magnon writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just wondering if there's any point in writing a journal here.

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