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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Monoman Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (135 comments)

Exactly. Even if someone dies it doesn't matter as long as it doesn't hurt the bottom line.

5 days ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Monoman Re:multi-drive RV tolerance?? (315 comments)

One of the SAN vendors we met with a while back was arranging their drives within each drawer in such a way that it supposedly minimized/neutralized the RV effect.

5 days ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

Monoman Re:Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (135 comments)

Outsourcing to the lowest bidder and then not adequately sampling items to verify they were made to spec.

5 days ago
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Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content

Monoman Re:Turn it around: (129 comments)

The library doesn't have unlimited porn, social media, music, etc etc but that is what the majority of the students are using the network for at the school. There isn't nearly as much "personal research" going on in a library as there is on the Internet.

I'm not saying network access should be restricted. I'm just saying let's be honest about how it is being used.

about two weeks ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

Monoman NFL is a business/monopoly (216 comments)

FCC should pull the rule to let supply and demand work it out.

about three weeks ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

Monoman Re:Smokers (155 comments)

I like your style but I think we might have better luck starting small at first.

about a month ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

Monoman Re:Smokers (155 comments)

My experience is different. My parents smoked 30+ years and they didn't die immediately from massive heart attacks as YOU would think. They developed quite a few health problems later in life which required many many meds and doctor visits over their last 10-15 years. Sure, insurance covered much of it but I gotta think the medical industry definitely makes out better if most of their patients are like my parents were.

about a month ago
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Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

Monoman Re:Smokers (155 comments)

Do any of those have effect nearby non-users like smoking and "second hand" smokers?

about a month ago
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Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

Monoman No reference checks (178 comments)

If only the journals could run some kind of check to determine if "peers" are who they claim to be.... and only them.

about 2 months ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

Monoman Good and bad for Aereo (147 comments)

Good for them for not giving up. Now they don't really have to stick with just local channels either. It will be interesting to see what the cable companies do to compete if Aereo starts doing well.

about 2 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Monoman Re:why? (346 comments)

It makes sense if the email hasn't been retrieved yet. GS wants SMTP to have a Recall Unread Message feature which it doesn't. So in the meantime, they expect Google (or the postman) to do the retrieval for them. Should this be possible? Sure, for a fee until SMTP (or another protocol) will let users recall their own messages.

FWIW - You can recall internal messages with Outlook/Exchange. I'm sure others do it too.

about 2 months ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

Monoman Re:Your taxes at work (501 comments)

What happens if somebody decides to fill it with water?

No more drought. Duh.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

Monoman Re:One disturbing bit: (484 comments)

Exactly because his property gets better reception.

about 2 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

Monoman Re:Awesome! (276 comments)

How is a PUBLIC list of PUBLICLY TRIED AND CONVICTED sexual offenders the same as a SECRET list of people who MAY OR MAY not have done anything wrong the same? Isn't one is a list of public facts while the other is a secret list of accusations.

about 2 months ago
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Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

Monoman Re:In that case (337 comments)

QoS is a standard and there seem to be some industry best practices to handle things like VoIP and video. Net Neutrality is not based on any standards and merely appears to be a legal way to extort money.

about 3 months ago
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Millions of Smart TVs Vulnerable To 'Red Button' Attack

Monoman Re:Can't just turn it off (155 comments)

Correct in my case and probably for most /. readers.

We all know that no manufacturer in their right minds would turn WiFi on by default and auto join any network possible. No consumer would ever have a WLAN configured to be wide open without a password. Nah, never happen. ;-)

about 3 months ago
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Millions of Smart TVs Vulnerable To 'Red Button' Attack

Monoman Can't just turn it off (155 comments)

I prefer my Roku 2/3 to the smart features on my TVs but it is difficult to buy a nicer TV these days without the "Smart" features included. It would be nice is if you could disable the "Smart" part of these TVs. I don't think I have seen that as an option but I guess you could just disable the networking.

about 3 months ago
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IT Pro Gets Prison Time For Sabotaging Ex-Employer's System

Monoman Re:Duh... (265 comments)

... He should have argued that he was incompetent...

So you would rather lie than be responsible for your actions. Sounds typical for us these days. 'merica!

about 3 months ago

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US cord cutters getting snubbed from broadcaster's olympic coverage online

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about 7 months ago

Monoman (8745) writes "The Washingtonpost.com is reporting: "The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight. But if you're among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don't subscribe to paid television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year." ... "That's because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, full access to the livestream will only be available to paying cable subscribers."

Is this money play by Comcast/NBC to get some subscribers back? Should the FCC step in and require NBC to at least provide a stream of their OTA content?"

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Looking for a cancer cure the open source way

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about 2 years ago

Monoman (8745) writes "When Salvatore Iaconesi found out he had brain cancer he decided he would put all of his medical records online and ask the world for help. Salvatore Iaconesi is a 39-year-old TED fellow and the artist and technologist behind Art is Open Source. He teaches digital design at La Sapienza University of Rome. His medical records are publicly available at artisopensource.net/cure."
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