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Neuroscientist: First-Ever Human Head Transplant Is Now Possible

dancinfrandsen Ironic QOTD (522 comments)

The quote footer on /. while reading this story: The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to work.

about a year ago

Is Daylight Saving Time Worth Saving?

dancinfrandsen Slashdot the Petition (646 comments)

Let's slashdot the petition page! Well, not overload it, but get the signatures over 100,000.

about a year and a half ago

Dell Said To Be In Buyout Talks With Private-Equity Firms

dancinfrandsen More than hardware (150 comments)

Dell's assets include much more than desktops/latops/servers. For instance, a couple years ago they bought SecureWorks, an MSSP that Gartner positions above Verizon, IBM, and Symantec. They have made many other acquisitions in recent years. From the article, Dell has net $5 billion in cash. I don't think Dell as a company is going anywhere, public or private. Maybe they'll pull an IBM and only sell of the PC side of the house.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: AT&T's Data Usage Definition Proprietary?

dancinfrandsen Re:The reality of DSL and AT&T (562 comments)

Hmm, I've had my Uverse Internet for 5 months, and it's dropped 3 times. Each time required an AT&T tech to come to my house for the fix. One of the fixes took 3 techs over the space of two days. Installation took 3 weeks. That's not reliable to me. Just my anecdotal experience. It's not the technology that's unreliable, it's the carrier.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Not Linux For Security?

dancinfrandsen Re:They do use Linux. (627 comments)

But mostly item 3 - it's not the OS security they are worried about. It's information security, like Excel spreasheets with financial data or customer lists leaving the network without being tracked. This information can be transfered with Dropbox on Windows or Linux, unless it is blocked at the firewall. Any cloud-type storage can do this, and that is why these services are being blocked. Only company-approved services to which the corporation has access to transmission logs are typically approved. It doesn't matter what OS is running.

more than 2 years ago

Technology For the Masses: Churches Going Hi-Tech

dancinfrandsen More than the Bible (249 comments)

Putting scriptures on an tablet/phone is just the beginning (no, not the beginning in Genesis 1:1). The faith to which I subscribe uses the web for record keeping, congregation member and leadership directories, calendaring, live video streaming of worldwide services, social networking, etc. ( It also uses crowd sourcing for various projects. Most articles on our website contain posting links to Facebook, g+, Delicious, and Twitter. We have a YouTube channel. We even have a site dedicated to technology projects with active users who are both professionals (paid) and volunteers - In relation to the article, our canon of scripture, as well as monthly magazines and teaching manuals, have been published on iPhone/Pad, Android, BlackBerry, Palm, WP7, and webOS. *steps down from soapbox*

Religion, just like any other organization, has a lot to gain from using technology wisely.

more than 2 years ago

US Drone Fleet Hit By Computer Virus

dancinfrandsen BCWipe (370 comments)

TFA indicates that BCWipe was used to clean the infected hard drives. Although available on UNIX and Linux, most of BCWipe's features are targeted at Windows. This indicates the computers used by pilots to fly the drones are running Windows.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager

dancinfrandsen Touch UI (951 comments)

Seems a lot more touch UI friendly. I'm guessing this was the primary reason for going with the Ribbon. Also, although the Ribbon takes up more vertical space, the huge details bar at the bottom has been dropped in favor of a details panel on the right side, which gives a net-positive screen space usage for the Ribbon.

about 3 years ago

GNOME 3 Released

dancinfrandsen Re:lol wut (353 comments)

Double-right click gets me the context menu, but I shouldn't have to.

more than 3 years ago

Feds Prep For E-Gov Shutdown

dancinfrandsen Just keep working, just keep working (290 comments)

I wonder what would happen if those furloughed employees came to work anyway, under the assumption that they would not get paid for their time. I know other expenses exist (utilities, etc.), but the big chunk of expenses in any organization is salaries and wages. I wouldn't expect something like this to go on for more than a week or so, but would it not send a message to Congress that they are not all-powerful and that people actually care about this country?

more than 3 years ago

Utah To Teach USA is a Republic, Not a Democracy

dancinfrandsen Only one of a bunch of silly bills (1277 comments)

Unfortunately, Utah politicians have spent way too much time on low-priority bills like this. There are so many more important things than designating an official state gun or how a bicyclist should legally stop at a stop sign. A utopia Utah is not. Two things that come to mind we need help with are education spending (in the bottom 5 states of dollars spent per child) and bankruptcy (in the top 10 states).

more than 3 years ago

EU Approves Intel's McAfee Purchase After Interoperability Pledge

dancinfrandsen Foundstone Hacker Tools (68 comments)

McAfee also owns Foundstone, who brought us the great Attacker, FPort, SuperScan, and other tools to facilitate and protect against hacking!

more than 3 years ago

EU Approves Intel's McAfee Purchase After Interoperability Pledge

dancinfrandsen Re:7.7 BEEELIUN dollars (68 comments)

The corporate world is where the $$ is at and McAfee has a huge presence there. They offer just about everything along the computer security spectrum - firewall, endpoint protection, whole disk encryption, NAC, IPS, comliance services, blah, blah, on and on. I'm not saying they are the best, but they are big.

more than 3 years ago



DDOS on Banks

dancinfrandsen dancinfrandsen writes  |  about 2 years ago

dancinfrandsen (1985362) writes "Since Sept. 19, the websites of Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500), JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500), Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500), U.S. Bank (USB, Fortune 500) and PNC Bank have all suffered day-long slowdowns and been sporadically unreachable for many customers. The attackers, who took aim at Bank of America first, went after their targets in sequence. Thursday's victim, PNC's website, was inaccessible at the time this article was published."
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How Alcatel-Lucent can make the Internet 5 times faster

dancinfrandsen dancinfrandsen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

dancinfrandsen (1985362) writes "Alcatel-Lucent announced Tuesday that it has developed the "7950 XRS," a core Internet router that is capable of speeds up to five times faster than those of its nearest competitor. Just one 7950 XRS router can deliver 16 terabits of data per second. That's about 2.5 million HD video streams every tick of the second hand."
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Selective Sampling Receiver patented

dancinfrandsen dancinfrandsen writes  |  more than 3 years ago

dancinfrandsen (1985362) writes "The Selective Sampling Receiver basically tunes in wanted radio signals and tunes out unwanted signals. Current receivers just tune out unwanted signals. "Tesla never saw satellite or television when he made the frequency domain receiver. Lamarr never saw cell phones or GPS (devices) when she made hers."
What do you see this being used for?"

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