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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

Russ1642 Re:Why I got a Pebble (189 comments)

If you think someone checking their phone is an incosiderate knob then you're probably in a permanent foul mood.

12 hours ago
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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

Russ1642 Re:No different than what we have here (81 comments)

If you bring up 1984 as an example, then you have to bring up U2.

No I don't. You can if you want though.

yesterday
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Russ1642 Re:Home of the brave? (563 comments)

Home of the financially weary.

yesterday
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NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

Russ1642 Re:WTF (57 comments)

So you must be around four years old then.

yesterday
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Research Highlights How AI Sees and How It Knows What It's Looking At

Russ1642 Re:There is no such thing as AI (125 comments)

A few neurons don't 'know' anything either. Neither do a dozen neurons. Tens of billions of neurons however... Anyway, you'll be the one looking like a complete tard in fifty years when AI is working well and is considered one of mankinds greatest achievements. (fusion power however will still be twenty years away)

yesterday
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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

Russ1642 Re: The difference is that THERE is evidence (81 comments)

And the people that wrote the app store apps can't possibly disregard the option that you set. Are you at all understanding this issue?

yesterday
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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

Russ1642 Re: The difference is that THERE is evidence (81 comments)

Apps are set to auto-update. App stores control those apps. If they want to replace Gmail with Big Brother v 1.0 they can do that in an instant.

yesterday
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Research Highlights How AI Sees and How It Knows What It's Looking At

Russ1642 Speech recognition still sucks (125 comments)

My composter helped me wreck a nice beach.

yesterday
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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

Russ1642 Re:The difference is that THERE is evidence (81 comments)

There are a lot of phones set to auto-update. That's pretty much all there is to it at this point.

yesterday
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Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

Russ1642 No different than what we have here (81 comments)

Pretty sure that both the iOS and Android systems can do this out of the box, they just have chosen not to. There's also the old Kindle deleting 1984 incident.

2 days ago
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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

Russ1642 Re:Not a cargo ship (113 comments)

Exactly. This thing isn't navigating cramped harbors on a regular basis.

2 days ago
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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

Russ1642 Vaporware (195 comments)

This won't happen in my lifetime.

2 days ago
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New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

Russ1642 Re:Confused. (205 comments)

Book are for grownups. A slate and a piece of chalk is all you need before your 18th birthday.

2 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Russ1642 Re:So if I've got this right... (432 comments)

Yes, it's a good thing. You can't simultaneously use the evidence collected againts this guy but not allow the police to collect evidence this way in the future. The police knew it was illegal.

2 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Russ1642 Re:undocumented immigrant (432 comments)

I hear it's open season on tourists. I'm going to Vegas to hunt me some Brits.

2 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

Russ1642 Re:this is ridiculous (432 comments)

Well, we know there simply aren't enough cops to sit in front of every house. Video monitoring needs to be restricted because there are enough cameras to watch every house, and the police will do it. They'll give you a surveillance state that would rival a Las Vegas casino.

2 days ago
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

Russ1642 Re:Quoted from TFA (192 comments)

It's not that money is more important than reason, it's that there's no reasoning at all. Reason is out, and has been for years. The people with the least sense of reason on earth are in congress.

2 days ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

Russ1642 Apparently it's very easy to get around (270 comments)

I know someone who keeps a genuine k-cup lid around and just sets it on top of the off-brand cup every time he uses his machine.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Russ1642 Re:View angles (566 comments)

Add the word 'most' in front of my post then. The author of the article claims that 'most' monitors are fine when rotated and we're disputing that.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Russ1642 Re:View angles (566 comments)

Your monitor works fine in portrait mode. That's nice. Mine doesn't. What's your point anyway?

about a week ago

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