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Are the TSA's New Electronic Device Screenings Necessary?

Isaac-Lew Re:Even the TSA knows they've become a joke (184 comments)

That happened to me in October flying out of BWI (no slip, they just directed me to a different line). I think they were pilot-testing this:


Note that there is a fee involved. The sad thing is, if I flew more often than 3-4 times a year I might be tempted to pay.

about two weeks ago

Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

Isaac-Lew Re:Read the fine print. (558 comments)

I've disputed check transactions successfully at Bank of America without getting charged (maybe it depends on your state as to what rules the bank follows). I never use my card as debit at vendors, so I wouldn't know the procedure for that. I have had my card number stolen, but a call to the fraud office generally gets the charges reversed.

about 2 months ago

HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

Isaac-Lew Re:Total Isolation? (139 comments)

NFL Sunday Ticket from DirecTV is available on your phone or tablet without a subscription in the US, but only if you're ineligible for a satellite dish at your address. Also, it's $199.99 per season ($349.99 with Red Zone channel) and they blackout the local game (the workaround is to fake your location).

about 2 months ago

Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

Isaac-Lew Why not a movie about the history of Tetris? (137 comments)

Isn't the story about the guy from Nintendo going to the Soviet Union (to try to track down the creator) something that could be used? Throw in some action scenes and a romance - there's your movie.

about 3 months ago

US College Students Still Aren't All That Interested In Computer Science

Isaac-Lew Re:Computer Science is not IT and at times not cod (306 comments)

I would think that a lot of the required classes for a Network Systems Administration degree would be the same for a CS degree...why not look into what it would take to obtain a CS degree?

about 7 months ago

A Year After Sandy, Do You Approach Disaster Differently?

Isaac-Lew Re:Winter Storm Atlas (230 comments)

Were the communcation/data lines down? If they weren't, why not shut the servers down remotely?

about a year ago

The Cloud: Convenient Until a Stranger Nukes Your Files

Isaac-Lew 2 things that can mitigate the risk (262 comments)

  • Encrypt sensitive documents before uploading them.
  • Keep at least one local backup.

about a year ago

Shuttleworth: Apple Will Merge Mac and iPhone

Isaac-Lew Re:idiots (414 comments)

At some point, the CPU's built into phones will be powerful enough to handle most desktop applications for businesses without a noticeable performance hit. We're not quite there yet, though. Maybe in three or four more years, perhaps.

The application doesn't necessarily have to be installed locally on the device (think Google Apps or Office 365).

about a year ago

Oracle To Stop Developing Sun Virtualization Technologies

Isaac-Lew Re:Fuck you Oracle (145 comments)

Yes, I'm impressed.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Files Dispute Against Current Owner of XboxOne.com

Isaac-Lew Re:What's there to dispute? (381 comments)

I have had domains for private services such as databases(accepts request only from a list of IP's), file servers, and messaging services. I also use them for dynamic addresses.

My general rule of thumb as far as user id's: If your id is higher then mine I will give you toss it up to the member being young and ignorant about a topic when they overlook something simple. If there id is lower then mine they should be at least my age, and have a decent background on technology and its history as they lived it.

Why didn't you use subdomains (for example, database.yourdomain.com) as an alternative to purchasing & registering a full domain?

about a year and a half ago

Military Dolphins Discover 1800s Torpedo

Isaac-Lew Re:Missing H-bomb (112 comments)

I would think that the detonators would have been long corroded by now, & that a bigger issue would be radiation leaking from the bomb.

about a year and a half ago

Ubuntu Developers Revisit Replacing Firefox With Chromium

Isaac-Lew Re:Poor NoScript alternatives on Chromium (153 comments)

All of those add-ons (or an equivalent) appear to be available for Chrome, & apparently they're compatible with Chromium (at least on Windows).

about a year and a half ago

Hybrid RotorWing Design Transitions From Fixed To Rotary Wing Mid-Flight

Isaac-Lew Re:Mattel to sue (86 comments)

Isn't GI Joe made by Hasbro?

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: New To Linux; Which Distro?

Isaac-Lew Virtual machines (573 comments)

My recommendation would be to try several different distros in virtual machines until you come across one you like, then do a clean install (or a v2p if you're well versed in virtualization). Even after picking a primary distro, you'll probably want to keep a couple of vm's with different Linux flavors around in case you apply for a job where they use a different distro from what you're running at home.

about a year and a half ago

US Postal Service Discontinuing Saturday Mail Delivery

Isaac-Lew Re:one less day of junk mail (582 comments)

No Redboxes in your area? Here, they're more common than Starbucks.

about 2 years ago

McAfee Is Doing a Live Broadcast Tonight

Isaac-Lew Re:...and nobody came. (201 comments)

Association, American, Canadian, Gaelic or rugby?

about 2 years ago



FCC to have hearings about early termination fees

Isaac-Lew Isaac-Lew writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Isaac-Lew writes "According to an article in the Washington Post, the FCC is having hearing on June 12 regarding cellphone early termination fees. This may also include early termination fees for TV & Internet service as well."
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