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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

Nukenbar Re:A solution in search of a problem... (319 comments)

I text all of the time at stop lights, and I don't feel the least bit bad about it.


Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

Nukenbar Government satellites? (140 comments)

What resolution do we think that government satellites can do?

about a month ago

Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

Nukenbar Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (368 comments)

Most of the time, it is an automated message saying that the call may be recorded from their side. Can I just respond back to the automated message that the call may be recorded from my side?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

Nukenbar Trendnet TEW-812RU (427 comments)

Has been pretty solid for about a year now. Only requiring one or two reboots over that time, and I think that had to do more with the cable modem.

about a month ago

What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?

Nukenbar Re:Automate them (228 comments)

As an attorney, I totally understand this.

Considering most of our job is writing, I'm amazed at how poorly most people understand Microsoft word. I am not an expert, but if you don't even know what style sheets are or how to insert a cross reference, you are creating SO much more work for yourself as you try to "clean-up" the document later.

But as attorneys who are getting paid by the hour, there can be short term benefit (more billable hours) to this inefficiency.

about a month ago

Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Nukenbar Re:Hipsterism at its finest (worst?) (288 comments)

Oh thank god. All this time I was thinking that no storage device is 100% reliable and here you come along and shatter that view. Thank you David_Hart for assuring me that SD cards are 100% reliable and never experience data loss. I am switching to SD cards for all of my backups from now on; both at home and at work! I am sure my boss will love how much money I saved him by switching from costly tape and off site providers to simple SD cards. THANK YOU!

Don't be a tool.

No one is saying you keep your one copy of the nuclear launch codes on a SD card. He is saying they have become relatively inexpensive removable storage and that most phone makers outside of apple have acknowledged this.

about 1 month ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

Nukenbar Re:Much more dangerous than regular van. (435 comments)

I think drug dealers would love driverless cars. No one to arrest. You could say the "owner", but much harder to prove.

about a month ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Nukenbar Re:Dimmable LEDs (278 comments)

Can they use a standard dimmer knob, or do you have to replace it with something else?

about 2 months ago

Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

Nukenbar Re:30m (149 comments)

maybe some, but they ran fiber right to my room in a 100 person apt building in NYC in about 2010.

about 2 months ago

What To Do If Police Try To Search Your Phone Without a Warrant

Nukenbar Re:Be polite (286 comments)

Eh, I consent to a search BECAUSE I have nothing to hide, and then get on with my life.

about 3 months ago

Supreme Court Rules Cell Phones Can't Be Searched Without a Warrant

Nukenbar This has been the law in NY State for year (249 comments)

And I'd imagine a few others based on state constitutional protections, but now it is a federal rule. Seems to be the right decision, but it will be interesting to see if some states put up systems to fast track search warrants now to speed up the process, thereby lowering the amount of judicial review.

about 3 months ago

Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

Nukenbar Re:Awesome! (276 comments)

Any change to the law has to start with a lower court ruling somewhere.

about 3 months ago

Chicago Robber Caught By Facial Recognition Sentenced To 22 Years

Nukenbar Re:Coming soon... (143 comments)

Most jobs of any significance require you to give your finger prints up anyway. Not a big deal if they want to put my ID photo in the big computer as well.

about 3 months ago

German Scientists Successfully Test Brain-Controlled Flight Simulator

Nukenbar Re:LOL ... (73 comments)

You are thinking of Project X.

about 4 months ago

Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

Nukenbar Re:Amen, brother Amen! (522 comments)

Agreed. I'm never trying to type in "ducking" on my iphone.

about 4 months ago

7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated

Nukenbar Re:So? (197 comments)

I'm actually surprised you don't see more cell phones that allow for 2+ lines/sim cards.

about 4 months ago

Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Nukenbar Coal is energy (208 comments)

Unless they want to turn off every light and computer on campus, they are still regularly using coal energy.

about 4 months ago

Police Departments Using Car Tracking Database Sworn To Secrecy

Nukenbar Explain to me why this is bad (202 comments)

If there is a warrant out for my arrest or a license plate is reported stolen, this system can identify it much faster than the old license plate over the radio. This seems to allow the police to stop and question people that they have a legit reason to do so, not just because you crossed the center line.

about 4 months ago

Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

Nukenbar ICE - Why don't phones have this (664 comments)

Most people lock their phones these days. Why is there not a function that I can find the owner's info (whatever they want to put there) and an ICE (In Case of Emergency) number.

Or more so, if I come upon an injured person, it would be nice to let someone know (besides 911) that they are injured.

If I find a phone, what can I do with it if I want to return it? This has happened a few time in cabs. Now days I just give it to the driver and it is now his windfall/problem.

about 4 months ago



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