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Why Your Phone Gets OTA Updates But Your Car Doesn't

SoundGuyNoise Rebooting (305 comments)

When you're running late for work, you don't want to wait for your car to reboot to install a software update.

about 5 months ago

How Are You Celebrating National Sysadmin Day?

SoundGuyNoise Still no Helpdesk Day (200 comments)

I'll recognize National Sysadmin Day, when the man approved National Helpdesk Day. We're the front lines, in the trenches!

about a year ago

How Should the Law Think About Robots?

SoundGuyNoise Robot rights? (248 comments)

A robot cannot demand legal rights unless it is programmed to demand legal rights.

about a year ago

Are Some of North Korea's Long-Range Missiles Fakes?

SoundGuyNoise Schmucker? (322 comments)

"'At first I thought, 'Wow, they finally managed it,' says Markus Schiller, an aerospace engineer working for Schmucker Technologie, a German company that consults on security issues."

Who's the schmuck now?

about a year ago

When Your Data Absolutely, Positively has to be Destroyed (Video)

SoundGuyNoise Degaussers are fun (295 comments)

We have one of the hard drive degaussers in my company. It's like the trap cleaner in Ghostbusters!

about a year ago

Capcom Remastering DuckTales Game

SoundGuyNoise Finally...lyrics (94 comments)

I could never make out the last lines of the theme song for years! Thank you, Capcom!

about a year ago

What's the Best RSS Reader Not Named Google Reader?

SoundGuyNoise It was called RSS Reader (287 comments)

My favorite used to be RSS Reader (, but it hasn't been updated lately. Basic simple interface: List of feeds on the left, headlines on the right. That's all I want.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Best To Set Up a Parent's PC?

SoundGuyNoise Mom knows the answer (418 comments)

You could visit your parents more often!!!

about a year ago

Is It Possible To Erase Yourself From the Internet?

SoundGuyNoise Re:You used to be able to (295 comments)

How come OJ Simpson never did that?

about a year and a half ago

US Postal Service Discontinuing Saturday Mail Delivery

SoundGuyNoise No first class, but.... (582 comments)

Does this mean they'll keep delivering junk mail on Saturdays?

about a year and a half ago

Researchers Study Mystery of the Toddler Who Won't Grow

SoundGuyNoise Wolverine? (252 comments)

Maybe she's Wolverine, and her immune system is attacking aging as an illness, but it kicked in at age 5 instead of adulthood.

about a year and a half ago

Anonymous Files Petition To Make DDoS Legal Form of Protest

SoundGuyNoise Re:Mannequin Attack (323 comments)

Reminds of the time some people drove side by side down a California highway during rush hour, going exactly the 55MPH speed limit.

about a year and a half ago

Anonymous Files Petition To Make DDoS Legal Form of Protest

SoundGuyNoise Re:Mannequin Attack (323 comments)

Dey takin our jerbs!

about a year and a half ago

30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

SoundGuyNoise Patton Oswalt (1110 comments)

All I saw was a 20 minute Patton Oswalt impression.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Granted Patent For Augmented Reality Glasses

SoundGuyNoise Re:Prior art? (89 comments)

I don't think depiction in fiction counts as prior art. If so, by this point Apple should be owned by the Roddenberry Estate.

about a year and a half ago

Crowdsourcing Concerts — the Future of Live Music?

SoundGuyNoise I don't see it (58 comments)

I'm not optimistic on this working for say an arena or stadium concert, only the club circuit. Event promotion has a lot more than just selling tickets and bringing in a band. You have to advertise the act to sell the premium seats. If the show does not go on, the advertising money is gone. And it's difficult to get any kind of event liability insurance with a calendar date of "maybe" or an expected crowd of "it all depends."

about 2 years ago

Apple To Stream a Product Launch Live For the First Time

SoundGuyNoise Apple devices? (288 comments)

I was going to ask sarcastically if any device can stream it, or just Apple devices. Then I finished reading the article.

about 2 years ago



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