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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

generic_screenname Or they'll just implement censorship. (308 comments)

I've been hearing through the rumor mill for a while that Verizon actually *wants* to sell a curated internet experience. I can't say if it's true or not, but lawsuits over content would be a really fast way to make that a reality.

about a month ago
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Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising

generic_screenname This isn't an isolated incident. (223 comments)

Time Warner is famous for this kind of thing in other cities too. I'm glad someone decided to sue.

about a month ago
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Maintaining Internet Freedom Isn't Easy (Video)

generic_screenname Re:I am confused. (55 comments)

How and why? There are no specifics, only scary words.

about 8 months ago
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Maintaining Internet Freedom Isn't Easy (Video)

generic_screenname I am confused. (55 comments)

I can't understand what this is actually about from reading TFA, or TFA links. What am I supposed to be angry about?

about 8 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

generic_screenname Men cheat on assignments too. (673 comments)

I happened to also go to college, and I assure you, men also cheated on their assignments. I witnessed men trading assignments and even stealing other people's homework, and the bastards didn't even put out first!

about 8 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

generic_screenname Re:The real lesson (673 comments)

Teach girls coding, girls trick guys into doing coding for them.

This kind of crap is why women don't want to work in IT.

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

generic_screenname Develop for a design, not a technology. (272 comments)

What is your architecture? Answer that question first, then decide what kind of data store to use. What are you storing, and why are you storing it? How will you use that later?

about 8 months ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

generic_screenname +1 for the opt-out crowd! (357 comments)

Thanks for the link. It's not exactly obvious where and how to opt out of such things.

about 9 months ago
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Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa

generic_screenname Re:Unemployment rate 17,7% (398 comments)

The unemployment rate varies by sector. Unemployment in manufacturing is very high for obvious reasons. Unemployment in sectors like IT is much lower, partly because it's so hard to convince talent to relocate to Detroit and/or stay in the area.

about a year ago
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How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

generic_screenname war on guns is poorly armed (894 comments)

The problem with a war on guns is that the opposition has guns.

1 year,2 days
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Property Managers Use DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders

generic_screenname Ask them if they want a bag. (234 comments)

Next time you see this, ask your 'visitors' if they would like a bag so that they can clean up after their pet. I'm assuming that if you have a yard, that you live in a neighborhood, so you probably have a small number of repeat offenders. If you put the culprits on the spot a couple times, they will probably stop letting their pets use your yard.

1 year,16 days
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Google Glass Making Its Way Into Operating Rooms

generic_screenname What about HIPPA compliance? (120 comments)

This is a really interesting application, but I can't even begin to imagine the challenges with patient privacy on a platform like this.

1 year,16 days
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US Wary of Allowing Russian Electronic Monitoring Stations Inside US

generic_screenname Re:If we're not doing anything wrong... (232 comments)

Well, then, maybe the US equipment is a front for spying ops, and that's why the US government is nervous about being subjected to the same thing.

about a year ago
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Porn-Surfing Execs Infecting Corporate Networks With Malware

generic_screenname So, in other words, they violate basic IT policy (151 comments)

The top threats listed in TFA are all common-sense things to avoid with work machines. (Visiting porn sites, letting family members use equipment, installing malicious mobile apps, and falling for phishing emails.) There is a reason us IT folks tell people not to do these things at work.

about a year ago

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