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For New Yorkers, Cablevision Introduces a Wi-Fi-Centric VoiP Network

Imagix Re:$30/mo is a terrible price (43 comments)

Which is true. I have the same problem with certain lower-cost cell providers where I live. As soon as you wander out of the downtown area, you're hit with roaming charges. For some people that may serve their needs (they never leave downtown). Same as wifi coverage only. May serve many people's needs. They never leave the populated areas. Doesn't work for me, but I recognize that my usage may not be typical.

3 days ago
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Calif. DMV Back-Pedals On Commercial-Plate Mandate For Ride-Share Drivers

Imagix Taxes (213 comments)

Hmmm.. I'm curious as to how many of the people are declaring the income from the ride sharing to the IRS (or CRA for Canada, or whomever is the taxation authority in the region where they're operating). Followed by how many are deducting vehicle expenses from the income, etc.

4 days ago
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U.S. Gas Stations Vulnerable To Internet Attacks

Imagix Another stupid title (100 comments)

In fine tradition the title is overly sensational. The better title is "Some US Gas Stations have morons installing network-connected gear and not bothering to set a decent password". Or ACLs, or anything else even vaguely resembling security.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Imagix Re:Did I miss windows verson 9? (570 comments)

Rumour has it that various lazy developers were doing Windows version detection in some programs by searching for "Windows 9*", which matches 95, 98, and 98SE. But... this will do bad things when it matches "Windows 9" as well....

about a week ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

Imagix Re:Jurors (303 comments)

These people couldn't build a patch cord to save their life.

That's not IT either. And cheaper to just buy them. (Having said that, yes, I can build a patch cord....)

about two weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

Imagix Re:It's been going on for years (388 comments)

I'd agree with all of them, with the additional caveat of: dispute with respect. I've disputed many papers and exams during my education. But the discussion was always civil. "I think you've marked this answer incorrectly. Could you tell me where and how I went wrong?" and not "You thug! How dare you challenge my obvious superiority!".

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

Imagix Re:My mother is an optometrist (464 comments)

I just had my prescription redone. My optometrist recommended my current prescription for "normal" stuff, and a second set of glasses for my computer work. She'd mentioned that progressives were possible, but if I didn't mind switching glasses, I'd probably be happier with two different sets of glasses.

about a month ago
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Is the Tablet Market In Outright Collapse? Data Suggests Yes

Imagix Re:The tablet future is Surface-like (328 comments)

PDF is the prime motivator. Music because I already have the tablet around. (Also happens to have more memory than my phone)

about a month ago
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Is the Tablet Market In Outright Collapse? Data Suggests Yes

Imagix Re:The tablet future is Surface-like (328 comments)

8". Not big enough. My iPad is for reading PDFs and playing music. (OK, and a little email). The 8" form factor is too small for that, and too big to use as a phone.

about a month ago
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Study: Police Body-Cams Reduce Unacceptable Use of Force

Imagix Re:No s**t Sherlock (368 comments)

Or, as mentioned in the summary, the customer is not being abusive towards the officer as often and thus avoids escalation to where the officer feels that they need to up the force.

about a month ago
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Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

Imagix Re:Also affects Linux - patch now! (115 comments)

While yes, patch your servers.... but do you really have your NTP port exposed to the world? Ever hear of a firewall?

about a month ago
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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Imagix Re:Study financed by (285 comments)

What's "batshit insane" is following too closely. "Don't look at the original cause of the problem, let's look at secondary and tertiary effects." Bah.

about a month ago
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Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

Imagix Re:This actually sounds pretty cool. (149 comments)

But... when a library is patched then you have to re-download your entire machine again. What's the point of shared libraries? Just static link everything and you get a lot of the same result. (Not all.. there are other features of containerization... but static linking solves your library hell. And then there's the GPL/LGPL issues....)

about 1 month ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Imagix Re:Summary of Trailer (390 comments)

The original clone troopers were... but somewhere between Ep III and IV, it was opened up to conscripts.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

Imagix Re:Also in iBooks (103 comments)

I'd like to see another label: Ad-supported. That way I know to avoid those apps too. "Get * in-app purchases * Ad supported".

about 2 months ago
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Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

Imagix Re:reflexes? (114 comments)

I don't have depth perception, and I drive perfectly fine. I'd argue that I drive better than most. I have 0 accidents and only 2 tickets (speeding, and an illegal left contrary to posted signs) _lifetime_ record. (I've been driving > 20 years...)

about 2 months ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Imagix Re:Great! Now how about... (136 comments)

For iPhoto: Select all of your photos... choose Export from the File menu. Pick "Original" as the format, pick a directory to dump them all into. Not sure what you mean about "all my data out of Time Machine". Almost like asking "all my data out of my ZFS filesystem" (and I mean _all_, not just the current state. Each and every snapshot I have ever made...).

about 3 months ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

Imagix Re:Nonsense (328 comments)

since it demonstrates that you have an awareness and knowledge of the device and the means to unlock it

And the device being able to recognize your fingerprint doesn't do the same thing?

about 3 months ago
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Lenovo Completes Motorola Deal

Imagix Wrong company name (59 comments)

Wow. Crap article and summary. Both claiming "Motorola", when it's "Motorola Mobility". Not the same thing. "Motorola" had multiple divisions. (The press release got it right....)

about 2 months ago

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