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Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

Overzeetop I see what you did there... (69 comments)

Obviously orbital habitats either need to be...

1 hour ago
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Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

Overzeetop Oh he's not a doctor (69 comments)

Oh he's not a doctor. But he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

1 hour ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Overzeetop Re:Every place that has implemented it has done gr (431 comments)

This is why it isn't common.

I think, though, that this is more of a temporary hurdle. Once it's in place, IF it's used properly, there's really no issue. Every bank teller in America has a camera on them at all times, as does nearly ever cashier and casino worker. Most every cube-dweller is subject to email and web tracking software at work as well, watching ever online click and transaction. For most everyone it's not an issue, and in this case there are more reasons - as a cop - to want it than not in the long run because it has the opportunity to make their job easier when it happens to be the hardest.

4 hours ago
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Brown Dwarf With Water Clouds Tentatively Detected Just 7 Light-Years From Earth

Overzeetop Re:The theorized nemesis star? (76 comments)

The brown dwarf that orbits the sun is called Jupiter.

10 hours ago
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Overzeetop Re:How long will it be before script kiddies (232 comments)

That's kind of my point - it already exists. And it exists on the most gullible user, cash-rich platform ever - iOS. Find My iPhone would allow an attacker to send a message to the user informing him or her of a complete wipe of their data unless they paid up. These are folks who would have no idea if they've backed up their phone or not, and even if they had half of them done' know how to reinstall what they lost. Tens of millions of phones with owners who would drop $100 in a heartbeat not to lose their friends texts or pictures of their grandkids. And yet it's not happening.

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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Overzeetop Re:How long will it be before script kiddies (232 comments)

How many iPhones and Android devices are currently being remotely wiped? I ask because both have the feature to do so currently.

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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Overzeetop Already (mostly) exists (232 comments)

You do realize that both Android and iOS have this feature baked in, right? You can remotely wipe your phone, and with a court order the police can coerce you to do it as well (if you worry about such things). All that's required is the device lock, which is fairly trivial given the propensity for modders to brick phones accidentally.

 

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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Overzeetop Tornadoes (232 comments)

They both do. How else do you account for all the rotational energy which spawns tornadoes in the middle of the country?

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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

Overzeetop Re:The worrisome part (232 comments)

Too expensive? Because otherwise it's the perfect, self contained sensor and communication platform for a wide variety of initiation options.

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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Overzeetop Re:Bad Planning (192 comments)

The top 1% don't earn money either, they merely collect it. And yet that cash spends just as easily (even more easily, some might say) as someone who worked for the money.

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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Overzeetop Re:Hmmm ... (192 comments)

$70k is the standard repair fee for prosthetics not covered under an Applecare agreement.

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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Overzeetop Re:If actually stolen... (192 comments)

Or pay 3x restitution on the retail value of the item stolen, and subject the engineer who designed such a foolish interface requirement to the 100 lashes and year of hard labor. That would seem a great deal more in line with the crime here.

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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Overzeetop You've never lost your keys, have you? (192 comments)

After getting a quote from the dealers to get a lost key replaced for all three cars on my keyring (which dissappeared), I wondered if it wouldn't just be cheaper to have the cars towed away and re-buy new ones. (The prices ranged from $150-$275 EACH to have them replaced)

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The Evolution of Diet

Overzeetop Re:There's something to it (276 comments)

Well, we're at least half in agreement. Our brains are programmed to favor dietary items which are high in fat and high in saccarides, Which isn't surprising as we evolved to survive, and high caloric intake was valuable in survival. We've just gotten smart enough not to need such a large volume of input to produce the energy we need to survive. All the processed sugars and fat which are bad for us (well, most of them) exist in exactly the same form in paleolithic era foods - they're just not surrounded by indigestible fibers.

tl;dr If people would stop eating so fucking much and get out and exercise this probably wouldn't be an issue.

2 days ago
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Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

Overzeetop Re:John Wayne Bobbit here (75 comments)

Wow, been saving that one up for a while 'eh?

2 days ago
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Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

Overzeetop Re:One Bad Actor definition (143 comments)

Wish I had mod points for this. This is exactly the situation that crosses over. The idea of AirBNB was you rent out your personal, surplus space. If you've got more than a single living unit on an ongoing basis, it's not surplus private living space.

2 days ago
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Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

Overzeetop New slogan! (143 comments)

I think you may have just hit on the next advertising masterpiece:

I expect a roach free room and a mechanically sound taxi.
For everyone else, there's Lyft and AirBNB.

2 days ago

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Cloud provider Livedrive has critically failed leaving users without access

Overzeetop Overzeetop writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Overzeetop (214511) writes "For three days, Livedrive has been offline, denying access to users files except through their one-file-at-a-time web interface. The support forum, which is limited to registered users only and is submission moderated, has had no posts since late February 23rd, just before the first major service error occurred. Since the service went offline on March 6th, there have been no status updates except to indicate a new date on the status page. Will this service interruption finally kill off the UK-based cloud service provider, which has been losing £1,000,000 a year?"
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Digital versions of popular books to be delayed

Overzeetop Overzeetop writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Overzeetop (214511) writes "Simon and Schuster and Hachette have recently announced that they will delay e-book releases by up to 4 months. This comes on the heels of literary agent recommending such a plan just days prior. This seems like a potential stumbling block for people who are considering picking up an e-reader this holiday season. Will Amazon or Barns and Noble consider playing hardball with the publishers to get the electronic versions released earlier?"
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Overzeetop Overzeetop writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Overzeetop (214511) writes "What solutions are there for non-Outlook based calendaring and contact software that can be used on both a Windows desktop and a Windows Mobile device? I need shared contacts and calendaring with others in my small office, and would like to take that "on the road" with my new (yet to be purchased) pda/phone. I really don't want to go to Exchange server. Is there something that will work on both the desktop and a mobile device that doesn't use the Outlook database?"

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Overzeetop Overzeetop writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Many people mistake my sig to mean that I'm suprised that so many people (half!?!) are of sub-average intellegence. Quite the contrary, there are plenty of people out there who are intellegent.

My problem is that there are so many people who choose not to exercise their intelligence in any useful fashion. No, I'm not talking about proofreading emails or journal entries. I mean just plain old, walking around common sense.

You hear somthing incredible on the radio, or from a friend, or (the worst) read it in an email. Rather than saying, "that sounds pretty unusual, I should check it out for myself," it gets repeated to eveyone you know as if it were handed to you on stone tablets you received at Mount Sinai. Urban legends take the cake (stolen kidneys?). But it applies to current events, too.

Somtimes it's even simpler. When you're driving on a highway and an exit ramp is coming up, most of the time an entrance ramp will immediatly follow. A quick glance will show you if it is a busy interchange. Are you in the right lane? Is there anyone in the next lane over? No? How about switching lanes so you don't play chicken with the cars entering. Stupid AND inconsiderate (they seem to go hand in hand).

It's not about how intellegent people are; that isn't suprising. It's about how many people choose not to use that intellegence; that always amazes me.

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