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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

TooTechy Re:Almost... (255 comments)

Does this mean that anyone who allows public access through their property, like a store with two doors, or a shopping mall operator, will be responsible too for the bank robbery?

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

TooTechy This just makes sense... (253 comments)

In the end this reduces the cost of software to the customer.

Customer benefits by having ready access to a database of information produced by other users (more expert than any front line help desk).

Vendor benefits by not having cost overhead of front line support infrastructure.

Everyone benefits by having honest information exchange.

Vendor developers/consulting team provide secondary support and expert knowledge as appropriate.

This is a win/win for all involved.

Is this akin to the "To help the environment, please reuse your towels" sign in hotel bathrooms? Sure, we know this is really to increase the profits of the hotel. But in a free market with open competition, these figures ultimately produce a cheaper product for the consumer.


about 4 months ago

Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

TooTechy Re:bad engineering? (526 comments)

Sorry, but PC manufacturers have been putting out hardware that can be damaged by software for years. CPU overheating caused by bad drivers is one area where this appears time and again.

However, there is no reason that the PC, running a supported OS, should allow an application to damage the hardware in any way. That is either bad OS design or bad hardware design or both.

about 7 months ago

Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

TooTechy Re:common and fun (301 comments)

Watching 'Castle' the other night. Enjoying it for the accurate, serious show that it is. Beckett indicated the entry wound was too big for a 9mm round. Had to be something bigger. They later found a .357 which was the right size.

25.4*.357 = 9.07mm She has a good eye. Actually she has great looking eyes.

about 8 months ago

World's Oldest Decimal Multiplication Table Discovered

TooTechy Decimal pah (86 comments)

All their bases are belong to us

about 8 months ago

Backdoor Discovered In Netgear and Linkys Routers

TooTechy Re: OpenBSD (189 comments)

Small comment.

I have a Netgear router with Tomato running on it with over 730 days of uptime!

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

TooTechy Benefit your employer or the person you work for?? (308 comments)

It has been said that the person we work for is ourselves. You just happen to sell your skills to your current (next?) employer.

If you wish to remain relevant, then you need to stay up to date.

Where and how you do that perhaps depends on your current network skills and the access you have to materials outside of your current employer.

Can you VPN outside of your employer network?
Can you proxy through your employer network?
Can you read a book/kindle at your desk?
Can you install appropriate tools on your employer lap/desktop? Xampp anyone? VMWare Anyone?

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013?

TooTechy Re:Audiophile player choices limited (317 comments)

Let me start with the fact that I don't use DSD. But I use mpd as my primary music player. If you are like me and don't check for updates or search for new features very often then perhaps you have not seen this and perhaps it is of no use. Apologies if I am wasting your time.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013?

TooTechy Re:lick the frog: ogg frog (317 comments)

Does this still exist? I can't find the original site anymore.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013?

TooTechy Elephant to the moon? (317 comments)

Is this because the cow got stuck or something?

What happened to the Cat and Fiddle? Or is that just the name of the pub on the way to St. Ives?

about 9 months ago

Apple Officializes Purchase of Motion-Sensor Firm PrimeSense

TooTechy Re:Officializes??? (65 comments)

Wow. This certainly embiggened my vocabulary today.

about 10 months ago

Duke Univ. Device Converts Stray Wireless Energy Into Electricity For Charging

TooTechy Re:Units! (216 comments)

Way back in the 70's (early 80s?) I recall a guy who wrapped his whole house in copper wire making large coils to tap the energy from the overhead power cables. He powered his whole house off this which was a mistake. The authorities charged him with theft.

about 10 months ago

Duke Univ. Device Converts Stray Wireless Energy Into Electricity For Charging

TooTechy Re:Too bad (216 comments)

Ugh. And the unit we want is missing...

Look at Watt they make you give... (Clive Owen)

about 10 months ago

UK Prime Minister Threatens To Block Further Snowden Revelations

TooTechy Re:Russian Times to the rescue (431 comments)

Yessir - Comin' in five bah five yo!

about a year ago

The Fascinating Science Behind Beer Foam

TooTechy Re:Old news (73 comments)

Indeed. This sounds far more plausible.

Taping the top of the bottle would cause a volume of low pressure to be formed at the bottom of the bottle due to hydraulic action. This will cause large scale gas expansion.

An interesting experiment might be to create a partial instant vacuum in the fluid and see the results.

I saw similar results degassing brake fluid for my mountain bike.

about a year ago

How Safe Is Cycling?

TooTechy Re:Cycling not the Answer (947 comments)

Dunno, but probably still a lot less than a vehicle with the AC running?

about a year ago

How Safe Is Cycling?

TooTechy Re:How Safe Is Cycling? (947 comments)

A lot of the issues you are addressing stem from the fact that roads are no longer set up for cyclists. Cyclists are legal road users. They are entitled to be on the roads. However the stop signals simply do not work for cyclists. A bicycle will not trigger the sensors under the road. Therefore it is necessary to become a pedestrian at that time which is utterly ridiculous. Hence cyclists are "encouraged" to ignore signals. Or they are "encouraged" to use the sidewalks.

The shoulder is not for cyclists. It is for emergencies. Cyclists have a legal right to use the road as well as us. They are just slower. It is annoying and aggravating to drive slowly, but that's way it is.

Riding without a helmet is also legal.

And, bikes were here first.

Horses have the same issues. There are less of them because they are inconvenient and expensive. Let's thank our lucky stars there are not more on the roads.

about a year ago


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