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Don't Super-Size My Smartphone!

RapmasterT Yes (660 comments)

Let me be clear about this.

Yes, this is what I want.

I recently upgraded to an Evo LTE with a nearly 5" screen and it's almost big enough.

more than 2 years ago

Man Protests TSA With Nudity

RapmasterT Re:hope it was worth the megan's law list (434 comments)

I am naked under my clothes. Right now. Completely naked. C'mon, put me on the list.

Perverts like you make me sick.

about 2 years ago

Ohio Supreme Court Drawn Into Magnetic Homes Case

RapmasterT Re:Why replace? (462 comments)

It's interesting to me that you've never heard of a duplex.

more than 2 years ago

Ohio Supreme Court Drawn Into Magnetic Homes Case

RapmasterT Re:Why replace? (462 comments)

try touching a nickel with a magnet some time. Magnetism isn't limited to iron.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

RapmasterT The way the big boys do it (1016 comments)

I deal with this stuff at work every day, and the way it's ACTUALLY done isn't as fancy or as fun as people seem to think. We use a high-ish speed hydraulic press to deform the platters to the point where they're not able to spin/turn/anything any more. that step is basically securing the drives for transport to an industrial shredding facility. They dump the drives into a giant shredder that spits chunky dust out the other side.

more than 2 years ago

ISPs Will Now Be Copyright Cops

RapmasterT Am I missing something? (338 comments)

I admit I didnt' watch the video, because...well, I don't watch videos that I could have read a transcript from in 1/10th the time.

Regardless though, I just don't see any way for the ISP to filter/detect copyrighted content without actually intercepting and analyzing the traffic on the wire.

Something seems to be wrong here. We would all be shitting our respective pants if the phone company stated they would be listening to our phone calls, or if the post office said they would be reading our mail...but we're not worried that our ISP is analyzing our private data packets, we're only worried what they do with the info?

more than 3 years ago

War Texting Lets Hackers Unlock Car Doors Via SMS

RapmasterT Only two hours? (128 comments)

It only took them two hours to figure out how to open the car with a laptop? And that's more frightening than the old fashioned way that takes 2 seconds with a brick?

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Protect Data On Android?

RapmasterT Re:How do you protect your mobile phone (238 comments)

If you think that 99% of people use "smart phones", you're grossly out of touch with reality. "Smart phones" are grossly expensive status symbols. The only people I know who use "smart phones" have them to impress other people. I run a multi-million dollar business just fine with a laptop and a "dumb" cell phone.

I think you are grossly out of touch with reality. A smartphone lets me do my business without having to carry the laptop around, like you are apparently doing everywhere you go. I suppose you'd also like the children to stay off your lawn?

more than 3 years ago

PayPal Predicts the End of the Wallet By 2015

RapmasterT Re:Wallet != Money (391 comments)

I'd say it's not fair to pick apart a soundbite pedantically, but when said soundbite is THIS inane and begging for it, I say go right ahead.

I can't remember the last time I carried cash in my wallet, and only carry one credit card. So you could eliminate the entire CONCEPT of currency and I'd still carry a wallet. Unless Paypal is also planning on eliminating the concepts of drivers license, work ID, key cards, notes to myself, receipts, medical ID cards, and concealed carry permits, my wallet is going to remain very useful to me.

more than 3 years ago

Are Streaming Media Players a Passing Fad

RapmasterT Dedicated use devices are a fad? (367 comments)

The very question is retarded, as it has been asked over and over and over about just about every audio, video, and computer technology to ever come along...and purpose use devices are still going along nicely.

Sure, find me a TV that is infinitely upgradeable for all future as yet unimagined technologies, and that will put a nail in the set top box coffin...but since that's fantasy land, it's not gonna happen. It's NICE when you buy a device to do one thing, and it also does other useful things as well, but when you want a media source that isn't're right back to a new set top box. That's the REAL WORLD.

more than 3 years ago

Why Thunderbolt Is Dead In the Water

RapmasterT Re:Huh? (568 comments)

Let's not turn all the world into a pro wrestling match...

Apple built Thunderbolt with Intel, not against them. If it was only about fighting USB, they wouldn't team up.

Intel "built" thunderbolt, and partnered with Apple to put it into the market on Macbooks first. a non-trivial difference.

more than 3 years ago

Why Thunderbolt Is Dead In the Water

RapmasterT Re:What the hell is Thunderbolt? (568 comments)

I'm not really seeing how it's like LightPeak at all, given that they've ditched the optical connection altogether.

yes, about two years ago. Thunderbolt is EXACTLY like LightPeak, as they are the same thing. LightPeak was the project codename, Thunderbolt is the formal product name.

more than 3 years ago

Judge Orders Former San Francisco Admin Terry Childs To Pay $1.5M

RapmasterT Re:Is Childs case different from a labor strike? (488 comments)

If you want me to support somebody oppressed by the system, find me somebody I can respect in the first place. Find me somebody who didn't get oppressed for unethical acts that reflect badly on the general area of my profession.


I'll never understand people who choose assholes, douchebags and/or criminals to be their martyrs. The last 3 years have been 100% the result of his own stubborn, whaddayagonnadoaboutit attitude. I have no sympathy for him, and would hold him up as an example of "don't let this be you".

Anyone who worked in a tech company during the dotcom implosion got to deal with plenty of people like this. Changing admin passwords on friday in case they were laid off on monday. Refusing to document anything so they would be indispensable (so they think). Refusing to answer any questions during their exit interview. Screw him and his entire ilk. If he put half that effort into being a better employee he'd probably still have a job, instead of a cellmate.

more than 2 years ago

Bill Clinton Suggests Internet Fact Agency

RapmasterT Re:FANTASTIC idea! (336 comments)

*golf clap*

Brilliant first post, Utterly brilliant.

Uh...I think you missed the point of that post. He's not engaging in brilliant and cutting satire...he's nutjob, tinfoil hat serious. Check out his post history, it's all the same paranoid conspiracy, anti-big pharma, anti vax nonsense.

The fact that it's indistinguishable from hilarious satire tells us something about the value of context...yikes.

more than 3 years ago

Google Launching Music Service Without Labels

RapmasterT Re:Am I missing something? (406 comments)

this is less a "music service" and more a "music catalog app/player". it seems as controversial as chilled milk.

more than 3 years ago

Face-Mounted Nose Stylus Created For Phones

RapmasterT Really Slashdot...really? (208 comments)

I can envision the amount of mental jackassery that could have resulted in someone actually making and promoting this...thing. What I don't get is why Slashdot thinks it's worthy of any mention, notice, republication, or even ridicule.

more than 3 years ago

iMac Gets Thunderbolt I/O, Quad-core

RapmasterT Re:Thunderbolt? (437 comments)

Its only/main real use will be DisplayPort.

Wasn't Thunderbolt and Lightpeak a really bad film?

Are you kidding? That movie was my first sight of full frontal deserved an Oscar for that alone.

more than 3 years ago

Computer Opens Unmanned Store For Holiday

RapmasterT Re:To play the devil's advocate... (333 comments)

We are talking about a grocery store here. People do need to eat

The store was supposed to be CLOSED. How much outrage would you have felt because a grocery store was closed on a holiday when "People do need to eat"? I'm guessing zero. So your point is rather specious.

more than 3 years ago

Steve Jobs: 'We Don't Track Anyone'

RapmasterT Apple says... (373 comments)

...You're just holding it wrong.

more than 3 years ago


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