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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

Russ1642 Re:Jailbreak (322 comments)

My wife is from China. After ten years in Canada she still switches he and she almost randomly. It can get pretty funny at times.

2 days ago
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Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

Russ1642 Re:One day, someone will explain it to me. (115 comments)

I've never understood why people change their indoor temperature settings based on outside temperature. Sure it's nice to come into a cool house in the summer but after a few minutes it's just cold. The indoor temperature should be constant year round.

2 days ago
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Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

Russ1642 Re:One ring to rule them all? (115 comments)

They don't care about one air conditioner, but when they can write a script that screws with thousands of them at once then it's fun.

3 days ago
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Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light

Russ1642 Sounds like technobabble (129 comments)

It sounds like one of those articles scientists put in journals to discredit their peer review process. They make up a bunch of crap that sounds all sciency and then laugh when it gets published.

about a week ago
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

Russ1642 Re:I dont know why this is a bad thing (194 comments)

Somehow people think that if there's one flaw then the whole project should be scrapped. They also think that it should be at an insanely advanced stage before it's ready for use. They want to skip the decades of development that happen from real world experience and go straight to some futuristic magical car-pod.

about a week ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

Russ1642 Re:Traditional crimes (140 comments)

Except for Quebec. They get their own backward legal system because French.

about a week ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Russ1642 Re:Map of a box of chocolates (275 comments)

You're not over-analyzing, you're completely missing the point. It's not his line, it's his momma's. She's the one who says the line in the movie and he attributes it to her every time he repeats it. In her day the chocolates didn't have a little guide. It was hit or miss.

about two weeks ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

Russ1642 Re:Am I the only one? (203 comments)

Most likely the two symbols that were shown on the isleaked website were also in a different password of mine and they never really had the proper Gmail password. I have no way of verifying this. However, I can say for certain that I've never used my Gmail password anywhere but Gmail. I have unique passwords for every single account I have on all websites. I use UPM as a password manager on my Android phone with a ridiculously long master password. I doubt it got hacked.

about two weeks ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

Russ1642 Am I the only one? (203 comments)

A total surprise to me that my email address was on the list, and they had the current password. I changed that immediately and activated 2-factor authentication. So the next question is how did they get it? It's a unique string of random crap so it had to be intercepted rather than brute forced either with a malicious android app or, more likely, I signed in on a compromized computer. Anyone have any ideas?

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Russ1642 Re:Incredibly bad live stream (730 comments)

The number of streaming viewers doesn't cause these kinds of errors. That's like saying "You exceeded the maximum capacity of your garden hose. That's why blood came out instead of water."

about two weeks ago
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Surprising Result of NYC Bike Lanes: Faster Traffic for Cars

Russ1642 Re:Simple change. What about round abouts (213 comments)

Roundabouts completely fail if there's lots of traffic. If one entrance has lots of traffic entering then it's likely that the entrance after it will be unable to flow into the circle at all. I've seen this in action, or should I say inaction.

about two weeks ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

Russ1642 Lucrative isn't all it's cracked up to be (385 comments)

Many jobs are lucrative, but so what? Try to do work you enjoy. If you go off trying to learn something just because it's lucrative you'll probably end up in a job where you're maintaining some obsolete system that's held together with duct tape. Not fun. Probably not worth the money for the amount of anguish it'll cost you.

about two weeks ago
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Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor

Russ1642 Re:Glaring Mistakes (226 comments)

If they're just going to screw it up why have a science advisor at all?

about two weeks ago
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Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor

Russ1642 Re:Glaring Mistakes (226 comments)

Exactly. Most of the real science they show is wrong. It might be 90% right, but that 10% wrong trumps the bits that are right. It must be agonizing to see them get so close, and then fail. And then people blame the advisor.

about two weeks ago
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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

Russ1642 Re:Nope! (137 comments)

The majority of drivers ARE above average. It's a statistical fact.

about two weeks ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

Russ1642 Nitrogen Triiodide (231 comments)

I made nitrogen triiodide in my chemistry class. Tried it at home but it didn't work. Turned out it just hadn't dried properly, but it was fully dry by 3:00 AM and made one hell of a loud bang. Thankfully I had put it outside.

about two weeks ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

Russ1642 Squeal (231 comments)

I made a device in my electronics class in high school that would periodically emit a very high pitch squeal for about five seconds. High frequencies are very difficult to locate so you could hide it almost anywhere in a room and it would drive people nuts.

about two weeks ago
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Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

Russ1642 Re:Agree 100% (253 comments)

Fixing a thermopile is very very very easy.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Russ1642 Re:But how do the hackers get the email addresses? (311 comments)

That would be the easy part. If they use their email address for anything presumably it's to receive and send email so they CAN'T keep it a secret.

about two weeks ago
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Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

Russ1642 Re:Chip and PIN (132 comments)

FOAD. I'd prefer the banks implemented security so I wouldn't have to go through a bureaucratic mess to get back my property.

And what property of yours is missing? I'm thinking it's your sanity.

about two weeks ago

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