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Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

Kaenneth Re:Someone call Ben Affleck (121 comments)

The Chinese have 'issues' with Muslims wanting their land as well.

2 hours ago

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Kaenneth Re:most lego's are a rip off (352 comments)

That sounds like a fun computation problem. (or maybe a 'Redmond-style' job interview question)

You have 2 2x8 lego bricks, how many ways can they be put together?

How about 3?


3 days ago

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Kaenneth If I have kids... (352 comments)

I won't let them use a computer until they are 5.

They they'll get taken away by CPS.

3 days ago

Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Kaenneth Jeesh, make a federal case of it why don't you... (790 comments)

Seriously, federal civil rights lawsuit.

Start with subpoena of the entire school districts disciplinary records for the last 50 years. The photocopy costs alone will have them begging to settle.

3 days ago

Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Kaenneth Only Comcast cable here... (324 comments)

So, does TIVO work with OTA HD signals?

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

Kaenneth Re:Antibiotics (732 comments)

In at least one universe, yes.

about a week ago

Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Kaenneth Tonight on Fox: (856 comments)

Scientists not 100% certain that climate change isn't natural.

about a week ago

FAA Shuts Down Search-and-Rescue Drones

Kaenneth Re:Not just an RC Plane (217 comments)

It's all well and good until it collides with a manned SAR Helicopter, killing a few paramedics...

about a week ago

Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Kaenneth Re:Whatever you may think ... (445 comments)

I'm sure the next issue of Newsweek will have his confession.

about two weeks ago

Photo Web Site Offers a Wall of Shame For Image Thieves

Kaenneth Re:FTFY (126 comments)

you mean malattributed. it wasn't an mis-take, it was mal-icious..

about two weeks ago

Snowden: NSA Spied On Human Rights Workers

Kaenneth Dark Energy (230 comments)

Now we know where all the 'Dark Energy' in the universe went, the NSA is using it to break encryption.

about two weeks ago

Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

Kaenneth Re:The Slide-to-Unlock Claim, for reference (408 comments)

OK, what is that patent said 'on a white background', and the prior art has a black background. or the prior art happened to be on a 4:3 ratio monitor, while the patent specified 16:9 ratio screen?

Does that make an actual, practical difference to the implementation?

If the patent was 'shake to unlock', 'twist in midair 3 times to unlock' or something you couldn't do on an older fixed mount touchscreen, the fact it's on a handheld would be relevant; in this case, it is not.

about two weeks ago

Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

Kaenneth Re:The Slide-to-Unlock Claim, for reference (408 comments)

" since it doesn't show a hand-held electronic device,"

that's just a narrowing down, it's still just a type of touch screen.

about two weeks ago

OpenSSL Bug Allows Attackers To Read Memory In 64k Chunks

Kaenneth Windows (303 comments)

Good thing I use WIndows, so I'm safe.

about two weeks ago

Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

Kaenneth Re:Why not? (147 comments)

Fun Fact, retail helium for recreational used is often salvaged from used 'pure' helium from MRI machines and such.

So children's party balloons are filled with medical waste, yay!

about two weeks ago


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Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Been taking a database design class; looks like I designed the databse for my lawyer referral site ( HTTP://freeduiconsultations.com ) somewhat wrong, it didn't account for the possibility of a lawyer being able to practice in more than one state, and many other things so I'm re-designing from scratch.

Probably making it over-complex now, as the current design allows for relationships between directory entries, such that an attorney can be a member of a law firm; and both can be members of bar associations; along with geographic area relationships (State/County/City), practice types (to expand beyond DUI), and a new way of handling Contact information, to allow multiple addresses and phone numbers of the same type.

it's almost a generic Object-Properties-Relationships implementation at the core, I don't know if thats a good or bad thing... I want it to be flexable, but I don't want to make it so flexable that it effectivly does nothing.

All that attorney data will mesh with a site redesign allowing multiple content templates and CSS Styles, allowing each domain name for the site to present appropriate data, user accounts, and such.


Self teaching web development

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  about 7 years ago I'm working on learning CSS, C#, ASP.net, and SQL by creating this site: http://freeduiconsultations.com/

This I'm using as an index of sites: http://portal2portal.com/

I bought these for no good reason, if anyone wants them, I'll consider selling them for a reasonable price for non-profit use.

and yes, I'm hoping Slashdot will indirectly help my search engine rankings =)

One thing I'm curious about, is do the big search engines adjust the value of a link based upon the subject of the site?, for example, does a link from a minor law site (like mine) to another law site (an attorneys) have more value than a link from a major technical site (like slashdot) to a law site (an attorneys)?


OTA HD is a pain.

Kaenneth Kaenneth writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm still working on setting up an Over the Air HD antenna, for use with Windows Media Center...

My first antenna, an indoor one did not work very well, particularly, channels would skip out if someone walked between it and the transmitter.

Also, skips in the video stream would cause my video drivers to crash, taking out Windows, (which, I suppose would be a benifit of Vista, if it can restart the video subsystem without rebooting the machine.)

Updating the video driver seems to have solved that problem, and I managed to obtain an antenna for my roof. The box said it included all needed equipment, but I still had to buy a video cable, a mast, clamps for the mast, a grounding wire (copper is expensive nowdays), and an amplifier.

I plan to lock the antenna in one position, as I don't know of any computer controlled antenna rotors, and that I may want to watch one channel, while recording another, with the transmitters in different directions. Ideally, the large, amplified roof antenna would give me a good enough signal on enough channels without specific aiming.

I still don't have access, in Media Center to the secondary channels, that is, I have 4.1, 5.1, and 7.1, but I can't get to 5.2 or 7.2 on Media Center, while the HDTV set itself can tune them. It's my understanding that this is because the online Program Guide lacks data for those channels; but I still can't manually tune to them.

Maybe Vista will do it better, but I'm holding out for a Vista machine until I can get a 'CableCard' tuner, at which time the OTA antenna will be obselete.

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