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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

Immostlyharmless This won't stay secret for long... (108 comments)

If it's just data and your average street cop has access to it, it's hackable. It's only a matter of time.

about a month ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

Immostlyharmless Re: Surprise? (579 comments)

Agreed, I'm not exactly a total noob when it comes to using the command line, it was almost necessary to learn DOS even to run Windows 95 back in the day assuming you wanted to do anything a semi-power user might want to do. That being said. I've tried various flavors of *nix over the past years, Ubuntu 9, 11 and a few before that, Mint 14, 16, 17. They are ok, if all you want to do is browse and check email. I currently have Mint 16 running on relatively decent hardware. (Dual core e8500 with 4 gigs of RAM and a 280GTX card.) It's slow, it works, but seems like it hangs every now and again for no apparent reason, I tried putting steam on both 14 and 16, Gave me some sort of GLX/glide error something or another? Updated those drivers, then Nvidias drivers crapped out....I can't even use it as a secondary gaming machine for the *nix native games. I don't mind attempting to fix something that breaks, but attempting to fix something that just doesn't work without trying a million different random suggestions on a forum board someplace just doesn't cut it anymore.

about a month and a half ago
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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

Immostlyharmless Against the ADA? (76 comments)

Not sure, but I'm fairly certain that making deaf/blind/etc pay more for specific fast lanes to ensure content that is easier for them to use MIGHT be against the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). I'm not sure Verizon was thinking this one through. The ADA has some serious teeth.

about 2 months ago
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Power-Loss-Protected SSDs Tested: Only Intel S3500 Passes

Immostlyharmless My Intel SSD sucks... (293 comments)

120 gig version, Randomly hangs for anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes at any given, access lights go on, and the computer becomes more or less non responsive, I can see the mouse cursor move, but no dice for anything else. Have tried reading forum advice and disabling certain power management settings, same problem. No firmware updates, and it's slow. My daughters WD 500 gig blue edition is damned near as fast loading levels in games. Pure waste of money, I'll never buy another SSD.

about 9 months ago
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Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

Immostlyharmless What a joke.... (670 comments)

Any lawyer worth half a shit will get this tossed out. It's a useless law for it's intended purpose, it's designed as a plea bargain tool. If they decide to use this particular case to test the legality of this law, they are going to be sorely disappointed.

about 10 months ago
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German NSA Critic Denied Entry To the US

Immostlyharmless Re:Sigh ... (352 comments)

"Even last year was the American Consulate in Munich my application for a work visa for the purpose of visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis first negative opinion and only after protests by the university and a significant delay, which could pass a portion of the semester useless, the visa is issued."

From googles translate, but it doesn't to me like he was denied as it was eventually issued?

1 year,32 minutes
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My SSID Is...

Immostlyharmless TUCAZFBIHONEYPOT01 (458 comments)

Mine.... :) I sometimes wonder what my neighbors think when they see that. :D

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Mac To Linux Return Flow?

Immostlyharmless Re:You and me both (965 comments)

I have to admit, I really like Windows 7. I've tried various distros of *nix and they all left me in the cold when I realized that I had to hack a bunch of files to get my video/lan/wireless/modem working, and then pray like hell that what worked for one guy on a forum someplace would also work on my machine but never did. Windows 7 is the first version of Windows that I haven't felt like I needed to reinstall every 4-8 months just to keep it running stably with some snap. Hoping to eventually stick it on all the machines in my house. I haven't tried Windows 8 yet, but...with as well as 7 seems to run, (at least for me.) I can't see the need to 'upgrade'.

about a year and a half ago
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Most Doctors Don't Think Patients Need Full Access To Med Records

Immostlyharmless Re:But no mention of why (659 comments)

There are things that a doctor may think in the background and not necessarily discuss with the patient while they are trying to figure out what's going on (Things like noncompliant patients, narcotic abusers, the fact that people will downright lie (due to embarrassment or nonacceptance of their condition) to their doc). As a practitioner, one still has to have a functional relationship with someone. That's not possible if one person in the relationship has access to every little thought the other person has about them. Think about it, do you tell you friend everything you've ever thought about them, negative or otherwise? Of course not, why not? Well...now you know why doctors wouldn't want patients to have access to everything written about them from the Doctors point of view.

about a year and a half ago
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Most Doctors Don't Think Patients Need Full Access To Med Records

Immostlyharmless Re:Arrogance (659 comments)

I think you forget what it is that these people actually *DO* for a living. At some point during their surgical rotation every doctor has to cut into a human body in an attempt to fix it. Do you think for a second, that if they weren't 100% assured of their abilities that they would even attempt such a thing? Of course they have a god complex, it's a requirement of the job.

If most people fuck up, someones hamburger doesn't end up with lettuce on it, or someone has to wait an extra hour while someone else retypes up a memo, or perhaps, worse case scenario, someone loses some money. If a doctor fucks up, someone dies. So yes, they need to have that God complex going on, because if they didn't, they wouldn't be able to get up in the morning and do what they do.

about a year and a half ago
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Carmakers Oppose Opening Up 5GHZ Spectrum Space For Unlicensed Wi-Fi

Immostlyharmless Re:Why is there a wi-fi crisis? (186 comments)

Um, yeah, 4 desktops, 2 tablets, 3 phones, 1 blu ray player, 2 tvs, and an xbox 360.....and no matter how many more devices I hook up, I still am limited to 16 megs at the cable modem...? I *wish* I had more speed, but until they scale my wired connection up by a factor of almost 20 my wireless is fine. Im sure it will happen, eventually, cause my cable has only taken 15 years to go from 1.5 megs to 16, hell 300 should be right around the corner...

about a year and a half ago
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Carmakers Oppose Opening Up 5GHZ Spectrum Space For Unlicensed Wi-Fi

Immostlyharmless Re:Why is there a wi-fi crisis? (186 comments)

Well granted, I scaled this down to my own usage when I posted this, but is it not the backbone providers claiming they are being saturated? I assume I can see where one localized wide area wireless network with +1 gigabit speeds might be useful, but how much extra are we really going to eek out of it over what we have now?

about a year and a half ago
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Carmakers Oppose Opening Up 5GHZ Spectrum Space For Unlicensed Wi-Fi

Immostlyharmless Why is there a wi-fi crisis? (186 comments)

My router at home does N speeds of 300 megs and is attached to 16 meg cable, Do I really NEED to connect to my router at over 1 gig speeds if the cable modem it's connected to is still linked to the same half arsed, capped cable?

about a year and a half ago
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Printable AR-15 Mag Gets More Reliable; YouTube Pulls Video of Demo

Immostlyharmless Re:offtopic... (450 comments)

Except nudity isn't special, It's how every single person has ever come in to the world. The only reason nudity is special is because a bunch of prudish Holier than thous who weren't getting any decided it was against God to show a little T&A. T&A is not special. It's all over the internet, people give it away for everything from attention to crack to money. Anything that can be bartered for a fiver isn't special, and wishing it so isn't going to change a damned thing.

about a year and a half ago
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Next-Gen Console Wars Will Soon Begin In Earnest

Immostlyharmless Re: 1.6 ghz? (284 comments)

No but at the same time, A given chip with a higher clock speed WILL out perform the same chipset at a lower clockspeed. We all know that the AMD chips don't really live up to the intel chips in the gaming arena, so the fact that went with (by todays standards) a very low clocked chip is a curious choice. No?

about a year ago
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Next-Gen Console Wars Will Soon Begin In Earnest

Immostlyharmless 1.6 ghz? (284 comments)

It seems to me if these things are going to be running powerhouse next gen games, then they are going to really have to optimize these games to be multithreaded. Hell my Galaxy Note II runs with a 4 core processor at this speed. Perhaps I'm out of line, but I would have expected at least a *slightly* higher clock speed.??

about a year ago
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Massachusetts May Soon Change How the Nation Dies

Immostlyharmless Re:Death with Dignity. (439 comments)

It's not that we don't like seeing sick old people, it's just that sometimes sick, old people, are tired of being sick, old people. They are in chronic pain, they are incontinent, they have skin break down that doesn't heal. They frequently fall and break bones, sometimes time after time after time. Why should someone who is in chronic pain, constantly shitting themselves who doesn't have the physical strength to turn themselves in bed or possibly finish a meal because they are too tired, be forced to go on simply because their body doesn't know it's time to quit? If a person decides they've had enough, why is that not good enough for you to accept? The summary and accompanying articles states very plainly that the law says it has to be initiated by the person involved and that they have to make that statement 3 times. What part of that are you not getting?

about a year ago
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Apple Says "No" To Releasing New Dock Connector Specs

Immostlyharmless Won't matter...... (393 comments)

4 days after release the Chinese will be selling the things on ebay for 4 bucks a pop anyhow, as long as you can wait 2 weeks for it to ship from Honk Kong.

about 2 years ago
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Kasparov Arrested By Russian Police

Immostlyharmless Hmmmm (374 comments)

Me thinks if Putin and his thugs aren't a bit more careful, they could start the 2nd coming of democracy in the former Soviet Union.

more than 2 years ago
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Patient Just Wants To See Data From His Implanted Medical Device

Immostlyharmless Re:This is illegal under HIPAA. (262 comments)

The thing is HIPAA laws only allow that they have a system in place through which you can get those results. They do, it's through your doctor.

Here's what's even MORE dumb. I'm a nurse, and if I went into my hospital due to a medical issue or sickness, I'm not even allowed to look up my own results. Hows *that* for stupid. I'd have to go through a medical records request at discharge like anyone else. I'd be fired if I didn't and someone found out.

more than 2 years ago

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Best Turnkey Web Solution for At Home Business?

Immostlyharmless Immostlyharmless writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Immostlyharmless (1311531) writes "Back around 1996 or so, I pursued an IT degree for a few semesters. Needless to say, I've since become the go to guy in my family when it comes to anything web or computer related but this one has me a bit stumped. The other day a cousin of mine called me up and asked how she would go about setting up a small commercial website. At the moment she and her husband only have a small number of products so they are looking for something simple to set up and maintain. I have heard horror stories about certain places. So I'm throwing this one out to the professionals? Who would you recommend in a turnkey solution for a small/home business owner? If there isn't a turnkey solution you would recommend, what other options are there? TIA for answers."

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