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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

andrews Re:"Obviously" not Last Pass or 1Password (445 comments)

I don't see the "obviously" either. I use 1Password and it's not web based, the secure password database file sits in Dropbox and is synced to all my computers and my iPhone. Works great.

about 7 months ago
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Texas Opens Fastest US Highway With 85 MPH Limit

andrews Re:Four Minutes (992 comments)

I live in Texas and yes, if you're driving on I-10 between Houston and El Paso, 85 mph would make a big difference. But this particular stretch is only 41 miles. That's not even (quite) across New Jersey. And you know there's gonna be some asshat in the left lane doing 55 the whole way. There always is.

more than 2 years ago
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Texas Opens Fastest US Highway With 85 MPH Limit

andrews It's all about the money (992 comments)

The speed limit is 85 because the state gets more money from the toll operator at the higher speed.

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2012/09/07/texas-approves-highest-speed-limit-in-country-at-85-mph/

"The state contract with the toll operator allows the state to collect a $67 million up-front cash payment or a percentage of the toll profits in the future if the speed limit is 80 mph or lower. At 85 mph, the cash payment balloons to $100 million or a higher percentage of toll revenues."

more than 2 years ago
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Texas Opens Fastest US Highway With 85 MPH Limit

andrews Four Minutes (992 comments)

Driving 41 miles at 85 mph vs 75 mph saves a whole 4 minutes.

Seems kinda pointless.

more than 2 years ago
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12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado

andrews Re:how 'bout some gun control... (1706 comments)

Major Caudill does not exist. This essay was originally written by Marko Kloos in 2007.

http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com/2007/03/23/why-the-gun-is-civilization/

Shortly thereafter it was plagiarized and falsely attributed to the nonexistent Major Caudill. It even appeaed in a certain celebrity's book.

http://munchkinwrangler.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/major-caudill-hits-the-big-time/

more than 2 years ago
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Maryland Teen Wins World's Largest Science Fair

andrews 90% is useless (193 comments)

If the test is only 90% accurate then it's useless.

A 10% error rate would generate a number of false results greater than the incidence of pancreatic cancer in the first place.

about 2 years ago
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Google a "Happy Loser" In Spectrum Auction

andrews AT&T kicked Verizon's butt (162 comments)

I don't know why everyone is saying Verizon is the big winner. AT&T won the vast majority of the B block which, paired with the 12MHz they bought from Aloha, gives them 24 MHz for less than Verizon paid for 20 MHz.

And there are no open network requirements on AT&T's spectrum.

Sounds like AT&T came out on top of this deal.

more than 6 years ago

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