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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

JavaNPerl Missing data? (194 comments)

I'm not familiar with the device, but the engineer in me want's to believe that no one would design a system with such an obvious weakness. I believe that it's more likely that the stolen iPod contains data which is tailored specifically to him and/or the prosthetic and it wasn't backed up properly.

about 5 months ago

Google Fiber's Austin, Texas Rollout Confirmed

JavaNPerl Re:Google Fiber locations (128 comments)

Well it is supposed to be coming to Olathe, although they skipped quite a few of the 'burbs to make that leap.

about 2 years ago

Of the options below, I'd most like to learn more ...

JavaNPerl Missing option? (515 comments)

How about all of the above? I'd like to know more about damn near everything.

more than 4 years ago

Secret GPS Tracking Now Legal In Massachusetts

JavaNPerl Re:GPS Blocking (277 comments)

I'd imagine these devices would use the cellular network to transmit the coordinates back which could give the police a general idea of your vehicle location even if the GPS information was not available. I think jamming the transmission signal would be more effective.

more than 5 years ago

Scientists Learn To Fabricate DNA Evidence

JavaNPerl In related news... (256 comments)

The leading scientist in faked DNA evidence was joyful at the conviction of wife's killer. The prosecutor presented a mountain of DNA evidence and jurors only took 60 seconds to deliberate before delivering the guilty verdict. When the scientist was asked what his future plans were, he said that he was going to buy a lot of cool stuff with the payout from his wife's large insurance policy and marry his young and attractive lab assistant.

more than 5 years ago


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