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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Doug Otto Re:Similar bug in iOS (349 comments)

Actually, OTA minor version updates are only deltas. The image is significantly smaller than if you update from iTunes on a computer; as that's a full image.

about a month ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

Doug Otto Re:What The?!? (216 comments)

They are not your tax dollars. They are ARE tax dollars. NHTSA has a pretty good track record.

Our ewe shure?

about a month and a half ago
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Project Un1c0rn Wants To Be the Google For Lazy Security Flaws

Doug Otto Seriously? (43 comments)

The search engine on that site returned 7800 sites when I searched on a single IP address. Maybe the site is useful but the signal to noise ratio is WAY too low to bother with.

about a month and a half ago
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Fuel Cells From Nanomaterials Made From Human Urine

Doug Otto Re:All it takes is power (83 comments)

If peeing in your gas tank is wrong I don't want to be right.

about a month and a half ago
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Lego To Produce Three Box Sets Featuring Female Scientists

Doug Otto Plastic ceiling? (208 comments)

I heard these sets would cost 30% of the sets with male scientists.

about 2 months ago
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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

Doug Otto Re:Well ... (298 comments)

No. In Russia, GLONASS uses you!

about 2 months ago
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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

Doug Otto Re:Man-portable supercooling? (298 comments)

Indeed. The ones I used to work with, (GDIT VZ series), used compressors running helium as refrigerant. That said, they fit just fine in the 1 meter shoebox scenario but on the wrist might be a little tougher.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

Doug Otto Duck and cover (522 comments)

Ok kids, everyone under your desk.

about 3 months ago
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OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

Doug Otto Re:Good news! Now get it FIPS certified. (144 comments)

While your points are certainly valid, they do little to mitigate the need for FIPS when dealing with things like FBI CJIS data. Either you're in compliance or they disconnect you. It's sort of like arguing with a TSA agent; it'll make you feel a little better but it won't actually change anything.

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

Doug Otto Re:What's the problem? (1198 comments)

Many induce absolutely tremendous levels of suffering.

We can hope.

about 3 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

Doug Otto What's the problem? (1198 comments)

The inmate "blew" a vein and had a heart attack.

Sounds like it worked okay.

about 3 months ago
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US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks

Doug Otto Re:Not Internet Connected (481 comments)

3) Armed guards with instructions to shoot on sight.

As long as they're awake....

about 3 months ago
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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

Doug Otto Re:How can you "steal" a pic off the 'net? (126 comments)

"Collecting" isn't the problem. It's using someone else's copyrighted property to sell one's own services.

Would you feel differently if someone used your source code as a reference for a contract gig?

about 4 months ago
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Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

Doug Otto Re:Photographers (126 comments)

I see you have a fancy stove. You must be an excellent chef.

about 4 months ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

Doug Otto Re:user profile location (353 comments)

Depends on how many files you have it your home dir. If it's lots, I prefer:

cd /home
find . -print -depth | cpio -pvdum /mnt/home

about 4 months ago
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Navy Database Tracks Civilians' Parking Tickets, Fender-Benders

Doug Otto Re:The Army is spying on people too (96 comments)

While the fact the Navy is compiling the data is concerning, the information they're collecting is public record. Newsflash: if you get arrested, everyone can know.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

Doug Otto Re:Not MITM (572 comments)

This +1

about 5 months ago
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Steve Ballmer Blew Up At the Microsoft Board Before Retiring

Doug Otto Re:I'm confused... (248 comments)

It's like killing two turds with one flush!

I think Ballmer is going to take an extra flush.

about 5 months ago

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We're your government, and we know who you are.

Doug Otto Doug Otto writes  |  about a year ago

Doug Otto (2821601) writes "Buried deep in the bowels of a bi-partisan immigration reform bill is a "photo tool." The goal is to create a photo database consisting of every citizen. Of course the database would be used only for good, and never evil."
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Does antimatter fall up? Experiment could provide the answer.

Doug Otto Doug Otto writes  |  about a year ago

Doug Otto (2821601) writes "Scientists at CERN ask the question:
But one interesting question remains unanswered: does antimatter possess antigravity, experiencing a repulsive force when matter experiences attraction? And, even if antimatter experiences plain old gravity, does it behave in exactly the same way as matter does? And if it does fall up, could a dog see it?"

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Which licensing model for a "free to use" application?

Doug Otto Doug Otto writes  |  about a year ago

Doug Otto (2821601) writes "I work for a small defense contractor. We provide long range cameras and control systems to the military. We've developed an application to aid in configuration and maintenance of these systems that we'd like to distribute with the camera systems. The idea is to provide the application with a "free to use and distribute" license that doesn't give up ownership. Any thoughts?"

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