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FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

Monoman Re:When we give money to the schools ... (229 comments)

What do you expect? As usual the administration was more willing to fund equipment, not teaching positions. It made headlines and to the uninformed it read like the admins were giving the students what they need.

about two weeks ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

Monoman Re:Obligatory (481 comments)

yay typo!

about three weeks ago
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Collin Graver and his Wooden Bicycle (Video)

Monoman Re:Wooden bikes are cool (71 comments)

Glue/epoxy in a sleeve with a rough outer face to bond to the wood and then the races and bearings?

about 1 month ago
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Mozilla Updates Firefox With Forget Button, DuckDuckGo Search, and Ads

Monoman Re:Bastards ... (327 comments)

AC + No references = Did not read.

about a month ago
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Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland

Monoman Re:For some values of secretly (271 comments)

"Buy here, pay here" are for high risk customers usually. I wouldn't be surprised if the repo rate is significantly higher and if multiple sales of the same vehicle are part of the business model. I also wouldn't be surprised if their financing terms are a "Lease to buy" type thing just to keep ownership of the vehicle in their hands as much as possible.

about a month and a half ago
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Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland

Monoman Re:Typical!! (271 comments)

Exactly. In most cases you don't need the GPS running when the car is off. This will let you know the last location the car stopped. The obvious exception is if the car is towed you won't know but you will know as soon as the car is started up again.

about a month and a half ago
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Will HP's $200 Stream 11 Make People Forget About Chromebooks?

Monoman Re: Why? (232 comments)

Macbooks aren't as common at my local community college from what I have seen.

about a month and a half ago
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Will HP's $200 Stream 11 Make People Forget About Chromebooks?

Monoman Why? (232 comments)

If people buy these simply based on price then most are likely to be disappointed. My guess is they will be marketing these towards students which is probably the best angle. Assuming they sell an acceptable number of them then only time will tell us if these keep customers happy for a reasonable amount of time. They'll need to make the upgrade to Windows 10 (and Office ?) free AND easy. They'll need to "just work" and stay that way. If these things things get easily infected with malware, spyware, or something more costly like Cryptowall then all money saved will be lost and then some. Windows has a reputation to fix and I'm just glad it isn't my job to try to fix it.

about a month and a half ago
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Making Best Use of Data Center Space: Density Vs. Isolation

Monoman Re:Blade servers blow (56 comments)

Blade severs should only be considered when you have space, power, or cooling constraints. They are more expensive and create their own specific issues like you said.

As far as scaling up vs scaling out in a VM cluster. I prefer more smaller nodes over fewer larger nodes. In a two node VM cluster you can't exceed 50% of any resource unless you are willing to deal with oversubscribed resources during a node failure. Well that isn't a very efficient use of equipment. As you add nodes there you can increase the usable percentage of a resources.

about 2 months ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

Monoman Re:Meaning (179 comments)

Probably. Breaking a business model and breaking the Internet are two very different things but they probably mean the same to him.

about 2 months ago
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Supercomputing Upgrade Produces High-Resolution Storm Forecasts

Monoman Think of the weathermen! (77 comments)

This thing is going to put all of the local weathermen out of jobs. I mean how can they predict the weather better than this thing? ;-)

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Multimedia-Based Wiki For Learning and Business Procedures?

Monoman Dokuwiki if you must (97 comments)

I'm not sure using a wiki is really the answer but if you insist then try Dokuwiki. It doesn't get much simpler on the end user side when it comes to using a Wiki.
https://www.dokuwiki.org/dokuw...

about 3 months ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Monoman Re:Third option (421 comments)

Perhaps magnesium

about 3 months ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Monoman Re:Third option (421 comments)

Titanium will bend but has better memory to return to the original shape. Carbon fiber should be stiffer to resist the flexing in the first place.

about 3 months ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Monoman Re:Does HFCS count? (294 comments)

That may be true. However, I find that for me avoiding HFCS leads to eating healthier foods.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Monoman Re:Nope they are clever (336 comments)

Exactly what strategic cleverness does it take to release something that many other people already have, where your success is based on you being the biggest company in the room?

It's just enough to keep their loyal customers and make more money from them. They know most of their customers prefer new things simplified before being added. That's how Apple does it. It isn't for everyone (including me) but it works for them.

about 3 months ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

Monoman Supply IS GREATER THAN Demand (270 comments)

Shocker. Economics 101. As the the pool of COBOL programmers is reduced the shops still needing them are going to have to pay more.

about 3 months ago

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

Monoman Monoman writes  |  about 10 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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