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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

ZombieBraintrust Re:Time Shifting? (314 comments)

Does not look like they are sueing in the 9th circuit.

2 days ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ZombieBraintrust Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (311 comments)

You can earn small bucks with Java being a code monkey for a corporation as well.

3 days ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

ZombieBraintrust Re:Repeat after me... (311 comments)

The ML in HTML is for markup language. I think you splitting hairs if you think programming language does not include markup langauge.

3 days ago
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$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

ZombieBraintrust Hype (65 comments)

So I don't know how this is supposed to catch on when the first I hear abouts its release is on slashdot. The Wii U, Ouya, and Windows Phone had a lot more hype. I suppose it increase their chances at a a profit assuming they don't make many of them.

3 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

ZombieBraintrust Not Odd (543 comments)

They are strapping a cheap part that breaks easy on an expensive phone. They keyboard breaks and they have to replace the whole thing. What you want is a case that has a bluetooth keyboard slider. Like the following. http://www.amazon.com/Naztech-...

4 days ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

ZombieBraintrust Re:More customer lock-in? (66 comments)

Your forgetting the up to $2500 people with identity theft can recieve. The consequence was Sony not being able to sell anything in its online store for 24 days. It also lost some customers. Some constomers switched to prepaid cards.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

ZombieBraintrust Re:Creativity is certainly future-proof (509 comments)

healthcare is going to be offshored. Countries are gearing up for healthcare tourism. You hop on a plane go to a spa and get several procedures done cheap. Once insurance companies get on board you will have no choice in the matter. You will get your choice of doctors from a list outside the country.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

ZombieBraintrust Re:Healthcare Bubble (509 comments)

Nah healthcare is a bubble waiting to burst. One flue outbreak or servere heatwave and those jobs are gone.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

ZombieBraintrust Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

Upload is what matters. He is married to an internet personality who probably uploads video often. The ability to upload hd video in 1/20 the time is a big benifit. You don't want to wait 20 min to upload a 20 min vid. Not when it can take 1 minutes. The 19 min difference can get your content out before other sites.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

ZombieBraintrust Re:Plumber (509 comments)

Or just learn to shoot a gun and get really buff.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

ZombieBraintrust Re:Plumber (509 comments)

2nd the above. Send her to a trade school. The nature of the work is local. It has some risk of automation but little risk of being offshored. As long as we need water plumbing will be needed. Electrician might be less future proof depending on advances in wireless power. Car repair will see some decline with electric cars. (they have less parts)

about two weeks ago
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Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

ZombieBraintrust Search Results (242 comments)

Google results are biased based on your old search history and based on the data Google has collected about you. What Google displays for to you is different than what it displays to the parent. You can type in the same terms but Google will order the results based on your history. Parent gets a bunch homeopathy pages. You get a more mainstream result. Google is not a safe way to research an idea. Sometimes your bias is just going to be reinforced.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day

ZombieBraintrust Re:I seriously doubt this is leisure watching (86 comments)

I'm not sure. If the person is tagging it for cus words then they would need listen to the whole thing. (or at least up to the point where people start cussing)

about three weeks ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

ZombieBraintrust Re:They are not a charity (228 comments)

501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals.

IRS views charity as something sepperate from religion, the arts(literary), and education. I think they should of applied under literary instead of charity/science/education. They can say their code/tools are works of art for the public good.

about 1 month ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

ZombieBraintrust they were not trying to be a charity. (228 comments)

not quite. They wanted to be a 501 c. this includes non charities:

501(c)(3) are charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals.

They applied under charity, education, and science. Scientific seems the best bet. By providing source code you could say they are advancing computer science. But it is a stretch. The IRS instead saw Yorba as a provider of free stuff. Free stuff is nice but it isnt' advancing science or education. Free stuff is only charity when it is provided to a disadvantaged group of people according to the IRS. Note that environmental activism does not appear in that list. I don't think planting trees would quilify at all as a non profit. (unless it was done in a disavantaged neighborhood)

about 1 month ago
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The New 501(c)(3) and the Future of Open Source In the US

ZombieBraintrust Re:Not a precedent (228 comments)

So no science can be done for charity. All research of any kind can be used by for profit.

about 1 month ago
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Krebs on Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails and Blaming Canada

ZombieBraintrust Re:Any periodic e-mails should be RSS feeds (130 comments)

Email is also vastly more bandwidth and power friendly than continually polling to ask "have anything for me yet? have anything for me yet? have anything for me yet?".

That really depends on how you access email and how you access rss feeds.

about a month ago
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Krebs on Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails and Blaming Canada

ZombieBraintrust Re:It is Canada's fault! (130 comments)

I think that is what they have done. They sent out an email with instructions on how to get the security updates. The method they are using, RSS, gives you control over how you recieve those updates. With the new approach microsoft isn't keeping track of your email address or personal information. They are not using some propietarty bs either. RSS is a standard supported by lots of companies.

about a month ago
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Krebs on Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails and Blaming Canada

ZombieBraintrust Re:It is Canada's fault! (130 comments)

It isn't about reality. It is about what Microsoft can prove in court if you decide to sue them. Can they prove to a judge or jury that you consented to the email you recieved?

about a month ago

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Religious Americans Enjoy Higher Wellbeing

ZombieBraintrust ZombieBraintrust writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ZombieBraintrust writes "An analysis of more than 676,000 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index interviews conducted in 2011 and 2010 finds that Americans who are the most religious have the highest levels of wellbeing. The statistically significant relationship between religiousness and wellbeing holds up after controlling for numerous demographic variables."
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Sony Offering Free Identity Theft Protection

ZombieBraintrust ZombieBraintrust writes  |  more than 3 years ago

ZombieBraintrust (1685608) writes "Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment International have made arrangements with Debix, Inc., one of the industry’s most reputable identity protection firms, to offer AllClear ID Plus at no cost to PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders for 12 months from the time an account holder registers for the program.

The details of the program include, but are not limited to:
Cyber monitoring and surveillance of the Internet to detect exposure of an AllClear ID Plus customer’s personal information, including monitoring of criminal web sites and data recovered by law enforcement.

Priority access to licensed private investigators and identity restoration specialists.

A $1 million identity theft insurance policy per user to provide additional protection in the event that an customer becomes a victim of identity theft."

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