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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

JeffAtl Re:Low even for Slashdot (313 comments)

Maybe you should actually read my post. I clearly stated that I thought that both parties are clowns.

4 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

JeffAtl Re:I'll believe it (270 comments)

Many websites only work well on IE - especially some internal corporate ones.

4 days ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

JeffAtl Re:Was it really Tesla's problem? (152 comments)

You found one - a legacy 1 bedroom home in an exclusive older neighborhood. The GP, said that in the south it was common.

Regardless, the what you pointed out is not what OP was referring to.

4 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

JeffAtl Re:He's right! (577 comments)

Why not train the coal miners to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, airline pilots or architects?

4 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

JeffAtl Re:He's right! (577 comments)

Bloomberg is not referring to any particular coal miner, he's referring to them as a whole.

4 days ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

JeffAtl Re:He's sorry now ... (444 comments)

The point is that you disclaimers are not always legally binding. The vehicular examples are just examples that many people may find familiar. You're reading too much into them.

Regardless, I agree that he is safe legally. It's not the disclaimer that protecting him though.

5 days ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

JeffAtl Re:I think he's right... (290 comments)

What are the 2 missing fundamental forces?

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

JeffAtl Re:Danger Danger Danger (448 comments)

He called me a couple of times to ask a question how to do something but for over two years now I have not received one call for support.

That may be a bad example as he may have just abandoned the pc or installed something else.

Friends are unlikely to tell someone that they didn't like something they were given. They tend to just stop talking about it.

5 days ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

JeffAtl Re:Was it really Tesla's problem? (152 comments)

My point is that it's very hard for those homes to retain their $5M value when surrounded by such drastically lower housing. The prices of the neighboring developments affect each other.

I'm in Atlanta and I don't know of any million dollar housing developments that are situated next to $90k housing developments. For $90k in Atlanta, you're either in the hood way out in the sticks.

5 days ago
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London's Public Bike Data Can Tell Everyone Where You've Been

JeffAtl Re:Seems ridiculously easy (41 comments)

The author mentioned cross-referencing the time/location data points with social media posts.

If person already knew a particular time/location for the biker, that could be used to figure out the customer id.

5 days ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

JeffAtl Re:Wiretapping? (313 comments)

You're saying that no person in the executive branch from the last few administrations is worthy of serving as a board member of company?

5 days ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

JeffAtl Re:Long-lasting sparks (152 comments)

So again; what happens when such sparks encounter spilled fuel from a conventional car involved in an accident with a Tesla?

Probably not that much. Spilled gasoline is a lot harder to ignite than the movies portray it.

5 days ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

JeffAtl Re:Was it really Tesla's problem? (152 comments)

You bought a $90k home that borders a community with $5M homes? That seems bizarre.

5 days ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

JeffAtl Re:Low even for Slashdot (313 comments)

it's that she was a part of the most terrifying Republican administration in history, and oversaw defense of torture and mass-surveillance wiretapping programs.

So if she had been part of the most terrifying Democrat administration in history, it would be ok?

To be clear, I consider both parties to be clowns. They are mostly all friends and laugh at all the hardcore party partisans that get all worked up and think it's real. It's just like pro wrestling. You're just a mark.

5 days ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

JeffAtl Re:Wiretapping? (313 comments)

The reason it was controversial is that she most likely knew about the NSA spying on all of us and told us nothing.

So? Obama and his administration did too.

5 days ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

JeffAtl Re:foxes in charge of the henhouse (313 comments)

...reminds me of Steve Schmidt on Colbert saying only criminals want privacy

You can't take Stephen Colbert seriously - it's a comedy show where he portrays a republican caricature.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

JeffAtl Cautiously... (448 comments)

I'd give it a lot of thought before you spearheaded this initiative as it comes with a lot of personal risk. "This linux crap that Bob had us switch over to" will get the blame by the employees for any and all application or IT related issues.

To be clear, I'm not saying that Linux will be the cause, just that it will always be the presumed culprit.

5 days ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

JeffAtl Re:Successful? (639 comments)

You might not, but humans as a whole do consider social status as the ultimate standard of success - even more than wealth. In most cases, fame is used as a proxy for social status.

about a week ago

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