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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Macrat Re:Seemed pretty obvious this was the case (311 comments)

Who says you need to tell the truth on those questions?

The topic of this thread is about how a password manager takes care of everything.

Keep focused.

about three weeks ago

Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Macrat Re:Seemed pretty obvious this was the case (311 comments)

Just another reminder to use strong passwords, password managers, and change them often. It's a pain, but it's the reality of the digital world.

What good is a password manager when the answers to your security questions are public knowledge?

about three weeks ago

Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

Macrat Re:Standards? (76 comments)

Imagine a world where there were multiple standards for cigarette lighter^W^W accessory power connectors...

You mean like the car having an actual standard power connector in the first place instead of the outdated cigarette lighter hack?

about 1 month ago

Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

Macrat Re:The memo you are about to see (161 comments)


When Ray Kroc was alive, he banned pay phones from McDonald's. Since his death, they started popping up at the stores.

about 1 month ago

"Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola

Macrat T.A.H.I.T.I. (390 comments)

It worked for Agent Coulson.

about a month and a half ago

Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Macrat Re:There's two paths... (281 comments)

Google doesn't supply updates to most of the Android phones. It's the device manufactures that do that.

The manufactures don't either.

HTC G2 (aka Desire Z) and HTC One S. Updated ended barely a year after purchase.

about 2 months ago

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

Macrat Re:What if we hadn't? (211 comments)

That's also why the Americans stopped going there. It's a waste of the budget and resources.

And those resources were redirected into more bombing of Vietnam.

about 2 months ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Macrat Re:Class issue here. (753 comments)

That's actually the GOAL of cashless.

Forcing the poor to get ripped off by all the fees for debit cards.

about 2 months ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Macrat Re:Useless coins (753 comments)

But what is also weird is that the US has a $1 coin.

The US HAD a $1 coin. It was shut down due to "cost cutting." But the old ones are still in circulation.$1coin/?action=schedule

about 2 months ago

How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

Macrat Re:Can't figure out their plan here (132 comments)

Oh, and about 95% of my customers use Google Maps instead of the phone book.

What's a "phone book"?

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

Macrat Re:You'll want either AT&T or T-Mobile. (146 comments)

Yeah, I had a similar problem with a friend visiting the US again and forgot to bring his currently active prepay T-Mobile SIM.

He stopped in a mall near the airport to have his prepay account switched to a new SIM and they tried to sell him a phone. That's when I had to explain to him that the mall kiosks are 3rd parties reselling T-Mobile services and are not actual T-Mobile stores.

I took him to an actual T-Mobile store and they had him set up in a few minutes.

about 3 months ago

NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test

Macrat Re:That's great (75 comments)

Space X already has a capsule.. No need for Orion.

about 3 months ago

Can Thunderbolt Survive USB SuperSpeed+?

Macrat Re:So in other words, it will be just like Firewir (355 comments)

Heck, wasn't the iSight the only webcam for Firewire?

No, I had firewire webcams from 2 different vendors long before Apple released the iSight.

The original demonstrations I saw at conferences with the early firewire boards only had a Sony firewire webcam as firewire was originally only designed for moving video.

Using firewire for external hard drives and other tech came long after firewire/ was added to video cameras.

about 4 months ago

Why Disney Can't Give Us High-Def Star Wars Where Han Shoots First

Macrat Re:Despecialized Editions (210 comments)

Han shooting first shows just what kind of a dangerous scoundrel the Rebels have to rely on. It's the beginning of his character journey from rogue to respectable.

Huh? Han blowing away some guy about to kill him was VERY respectable! :-)

He would have been even MORE respectable if he had double tapped.

about 4 months ago

China May Build an Undersea Train To America

Macrat Re:Oh, to ALASKA! (348 comments)

I would assume their aim would be to keep going through alaska and join up with the main american rail network in canada. Just going to alaska would seem rather pointless.

Unless the tunnel is really to suck all the oil out of Alaska. ;-)

about 4 months ago

Breaking Bad's Scientific Consultant On Making Meth and More

Macrat Hide the Knowledge (118 comments)

They helped so that we wouldn’t be presenting a cookbook on how to make meth and told him what steps to leave out so that anyone mimicking the procedures would fail.

Yup. A TV show giving inaccurate information is going to prevent people from making meth.

about 5 months ago

Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

Macrat Re:Really? (371 comments)

It takes more than two people to tip over a smart? Guess they must be little girly men.

A Smart Car is 1,6120 pounds.

about 5 months ago

Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

Macrat Re:Smart Cars = HiTech ??? (371 comments)

36MPG is not good gas mileage, especially for a tiny car like that. I think that's what is bothering the vandals.

My 2009 model only gets 26-30MPG.

about 5 months ago

FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Labeling Equipment Rental a Service Fee

Macrat Re:I can see their response already (97 comments)

Also keep in mind that Comcast keeps the serial number for that modem in their database, so if you try to sell it or give to someone else to use on Comcast they will refuse to activate it and accuse the new owner of being a thief Even when you are no longer a Comcast customer and haven't used the modem with them for over 12 months.

about 6 months ago

Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

Macrat Re:Can I vote for.. (512 comments)

All episodes after the first or second season when they started letting Patrick Stewart actually act.

There are.. FOUR lights!

about 6 months ago


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