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Slashdot Asks: Do You Label Your Tech Gear, and If So, How?

bytethese P-Touch (250 comments)

I worked in a computer forensics lab and we had several road kits. I labeled all the power supplies, devices, etc with a P-Touch so they didn't get mixed up on someone else's kit. It at least cleared up confusion as to what belongs to who when we went on big collections. :)

about 2 months ago
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Tesco To Use Face Detection Technology For In-Store Advertising

bytethese Pretty soon it'll be: (212 comments)

"Hello Mr. Yakamoto and welcome back to the GAP!"

about 5 months ago
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Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

bytethese Re:jerk (1440 comments)

I'd be willing to bet that 68% of all statistics are made up on the spot...

about 7 months ago
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Proposed NJ Law Allows Cops To Search Phones At Crash Scenes

bytethese Re:Yes (397 comments)

the key phrase: and no warrants shall issue

FTFY. The whole idea is that no warrant is issued. Otherwise, as normal, a prosecutor would need to show a judge probable cause to issue a warrant to seize the phone. This is happening at the scene where the judiciary is not a factor.

about 10 months ago
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Proposed NJ Law Allows Cops To Search Phones At Crash Scenes

bytethese Re:No. (397 comments)

Well, it is relevant actually as one is legal, one is not. Currently, in most states I am aware of regarding enacted cell phone laws, hands free is ok. IANAL, but I would agree that evidence of the text messages would only be circumstantial and again while IANAL, enough circumstantial evidence can be shown in court to convince a jury of your arguments. Taking this piece of the pie out hinders that.

about 10 months ago
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Proposed NJ Law Allows Cops To Search Phones At Crash Scenes

bytethese No. (397 comments)

Check that, FUCK no. As a new NJ resident this is stupid. What if the text was "written" hands free using Siri, etc? How exactly do you know crash times? What if it wasn't a deadly accident and someone made a phone call right after. It could be argued that you were on the phone before the crash, depending on whose clock you time the accident on. What if your cellphone has a password? Can they then compel you at the scene to give it up? I wouldn't. :P

about 10 months ago
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Hijacking Airplanes With an Android Phone

bytethese Re:It has? (131 comments)

As a former IT worker working in computer forensics now, you now know how I feel watching CSI, Swordfish and the like.

1 year,7 days
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Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam

bytethese Re:Not true. (984 comments)

Settle down there jerkwad. 3 feet? Where I live there's a gap between cross walks and stop lines.

about a year ago
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Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam

bytethese Re:Not true. (984 comments)

Uh, depends on how this thing is calibrated. Is it set to go off if you are over the white line at a red? Then if I stopped 3-5ft long at a light, I'm getting a ticket for running it? Seems like a scam to me.

about a year ago
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Time Warner Cable: No Consumer Demand For Gigabit Internet

bytethese Perhaps... (573 comments)

Because your service sucks? Nothing annoyed me more than TWC's pathetic excuse for cablemodem service. Second only to Optimum Online. While Verizon's customer service sucks something nasty, their FiOS service, in my opinion, is unmatched. But if they offered a gigabit service I'd hop on it like a college kid to free beer.

about a year ago
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New Interface Could Wire Prosthetics Directly Into Amputees' Nervous Systems

bytethese Re:Making tech level progress... (160 comments)

Except now he'd be the $27,586,004.06 man. Gotta love inflation!

more than 2 years ago
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New Interface Could Wire Prosthetics Directly Into Amputees' Nervous Systems

bytethese Resistance is futile... (160 comments)

I welcome my new Borg overlords.

more than 2 years ago
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DHS Sends Tourists Home Over Twitter Jokes

bytethese Re:The next time... (709 comments)

Really? CALEA and Clipper chip are your citations? Clipper was already defunct by 1996 and CALEA only allows the access, with a proper warrant. Not the same as Patriot Act and similar.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple, Android Devices Swamp NYC Schools' ActiveSync Server

bytethese Re:Teachers should just switch to gmail (205 comments)

Depending on the rules of a particular organization however, you could get fired for that. At my currently employer, you cannot use a personal email address for business purposes. Doing so leaves business records in the cloud and that's a no no. Since this is a public school, I'm guessing that it would also be a no no there too.

more than 2 years ago
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Jailbroken Devices Compromised By Charging Stations

bytethese Re:Too bad you didn't buy a real phone! (93 comments)

Sorry to nitpick here, but it irks me reading stuff like PIN number or BES server...

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Exec: Online Anonymity Must Go Away

bytethese Re:Thus spoke Ben (553 comments)

Silence Dogood?

more than 2 years ago
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A High-Bandwidth Interplanetary Connection

bytethese At least... (99 comments)

They'll be able to stay occupied downloading music and porn quicker.

more than 2 years ago
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MI6 Swaps Bomb Making Info With Cupcake Recipe On al-Qaeda Website

bytethese Re:You might say... (149 comments)

Should we try the veal?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do When the Rapture Comes?

bytethese Baseball (673 comments)

Yankees vs Mets. Hopefully any world endings wait until the end of the 5th inning so the game counts...

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Causes Religious Reaction In Brains of Fans

bytethese Re:I'm an atheist but... (636 comments)

As an atheist myself (and a relatively "strong" one at that - I consider the concept of religion to be toxic), I wouldn't be surprised to see the same reaction in rabid Linux users, or rabid Windows users (although admittedly they're a lot harder to find). The article and summary are heavily focused on Apple, but the core content of the article (and yes, summary) states that it's more about it being a brand that people do build up a "religious" feeling towards.

I agree, I would think that Linux or Windows devotees would generate the same scans too.

As an Apple user (typing this on a MacBook Pro) AND as a Linux user, AND as a Windows user for work, I really am quite certain I wouldn't have these kinds of reactions in my brain to seeing Apple logos. i.e. I am not an "Apple devotee" as the article puts it. I do however suspect you'd see these reactions in my brain for the things I am truly passionate about (sometimes irrationally) such as showing me a Dvorak layout keyboard; a linguistic tree; or the flag of my home country. Note that I don't consider myself "excessively" devoted to any of these things, but I can imagine it would trigger something (these things all do trigger an emotional response for example).

I'm definitely an Apple fan (not a fanboy) since I switched in 2006. I weighed my options for a laptop when I went back to school to finish my undergrad degree, and chose the MacBook Pro. I also went from a "candybar" regular cell phone to the original iPhone, and have sold each old iPhone and upgraded to new ones as given the cost to upgrade, was worth it to me. I also bought my iPad (great supplemental and travel device) but given the cost and features, I didn't upgrade. I also don't own any other Apple products as I have found other offerings (routers, NAS, etc) to be superior. Nothing wrong with liking Apple and their products I say, as long as you make the rational decision behind owning the product.

about 2 years ago

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Golden Shellback Announces iPhone Coating Service

bytethese bytethese writes  |  more than 5 years ago

bytethese (1372715) writes "Just got this via email:
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Golden Shellback Announces iPhone Coating Services Now Available

Golden Shellback is happy to announce that we now have coating services available for the iPhone. The cost to coat the iPhone is $120.00. Check out this and other coating announcements on the website behind the "Buy" button on the website.

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Installing Vista on Partitioned Macbook Pro Drive

bytethese bytethese writes  |  more than 5 years ago

bytethese writes "Hey guys, hopefully someone can help me on this one.

I'm a grad student studying forensic computing and as such, would like to have multiple operating systems on my Macbook Pro. I just upgraded my hard drive (as well as upgrading my RAM and OS X to Leopard) from the original 80GB to a 320GB. I partitioned the drive in 3 parts (using the Disk Utility on the Leopard DVD), 1st partition for OS X, 2nd for my data (1st and 2nd formatted as HFS+), 3rd partition I formatted FAT32 for a native Windows installation. When I had Tiger, I used Bootcamp for a native XP boot but also mounted the drive virtually in Parallels on occasion as well.

With the new drive, my plan was to run WinXP and Linux virtually with Parallels, install Vista with Bootcamp and use Parallels to boot the Bootcamp partition virtually if need be. Unfortunately when I went to use Bootcamp, it told me I needed to start with one partition to use it.

I seem to be stuck at an impasse. I have poked around the MacRumors forums, Slashdot and Googled a bit but can't seem to find the right information. I have stumbled upon rEFIt and think that I may be able to use this somehow but I am unsure how to best use it if I even can do so.

Based on what I'd like to do, is it still possible for me to install Vista natively? A major concern for me is the multi-partition. I'm pretty set with keeping a separate partition for data on the drive. I'm figuring that should I need to test, reinstall OS X or should OS X become corrupted somehow, I would only need to mess with the 1st OS X partition leaving the bulk of my personal data intact on the 2nd partition.

Thanks in advance for any help and thoughts you guys have on this!"

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