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Wi-Fi Sniffing Lets Researchers Build Graph of Offline Social Networks

MOSFET Explosion Turn off Wi-Fi automatically in Android (38 comments)

There's a couple of apps for Android that can automatically turn on and off wifi depending on you're location. The one I ended up with was Llama. It uses cell tower IDs to identify your areas (home, work, etc.) and then you select various actions that activate when entering or leaving those areas (such as turning on/off wifi, bluetooth, changing ringer volume, etc.)

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?

MOSFET Explosion Re:Noise canceling headphones (561 comments)

I actually have a set of a aviation active noise canceling headphones someone gave me as a gift. They are made to be standalone so they don't have any microphone and just take some 9v batteries. They work incredibly well at blocking out sounds and noise by themselves but I've found if you put some disposable earplugs in before you put the headphones on, then they block out ALL sound. I can't hear people who are standing 3 feet in front of me trying to talk to me much less someone who would be on the other side of a wall. Anything you wear on your head for long periods of time is eventually going to get uncomfortable, but as they are essentially aircraft headsets they are designed to be worn for long periods of time so you can wear them for some time before you have to take a break.

about a year and a half ago

Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

MOSFET Explosion Re:Card's gone over the deep end (1174 comments)

I liked Enders Game but I stopped reading after Speaker for the Dead, that book had way too much religion in it and I prefer to think in the future religion will be but a bad memory.

about a year and a half ago

Dennis Tito's 2018 Mars Mission To Be Manned

MOSFET Explosion Re:I think I must have missed something (233 comments)

I wonder if theres any asteroids out there with the right velocity and direction they could rendezvous with, and do some actual science.

about a year and a half ago

Dennis Tito's 2018 Mars Mission To Be Manned

MOSFET Explosion I think I must have missed something (233 comments)

Unless I'm misunderstanding what was in the article, they seem to be sending two people almost 2 years in space to just fly around Mars and their not even going to land there.

about a year and a half ago

First Debian/Ubuntu Bootable ARM64 Images Released

MOSFET Explosion Not all that surprising (34 comments)

Since ARM64 is going to be targeted for tablets an smartphones, and since a large portion of the tablet and smartphone market right now is Android. It's really not that surprising that the Linux kernel would be ported over so quickly.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Feel About Recording Your Entire Life?

MOSFET Explosion Not for me (379 comments)

I personally can't stand listening to recordings of myself, I sound like a complete idiot!

about a year and a half ago

Long-Lost Continent Found Under the Indian Ocean

MOSFET Explosion This is what happens... (168 comments)

This is what happens when you outsource the search for Atlantis.

about a year and a half ago


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