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Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

halo1982 Re: FaceTime (194 comments)

Yeah this is really the only answer to the question.

about 6 months ago

Child Thought To Be Cured of HIV Relapses, Tests Positive Again

halo1982 Re: I hate to imagine it (126 comments)

Breast milk for one.

about 6 months ago

Phil Zimmermann's 'Spy-Proof' Mobile Phone In Demand

halo1982 Re: And the modem firmware? (107 comments)

Why would he need Qualcomm when the phone uses an nVidia baseband?

about 8 months ago

Microsoft Lync Server Gathers Employee Data Just Like NSA

halo1982 And why should you expect anything different? (207 comments)

If you're instant messaging someone on the company's IM platform on the company's time why the fuck would you have any expectation of any sort of privacy?

I know my company can see everything I can do when I'm logged on to their computer. This is part of the agreement I signed with them. It's also the reason why I don't do stupid shit on my company's network like look for another job or send out resumes from my company email address.

Oh wait, the outrage is because it's Microsoft. Got it.

about a year ago

ViaSat Delivers 12 Mbps+ Via Satellite

halo1982 Re:lots of land, no line (245 comments)

ViaSat is actually linking their Via-1 Sartelite with WildBlue so customers of that service should get the better value as soon as this goes live.

I would imagine to take advantage of this at the very least the customers will need a dish repoint to Viasat-1 at 115.1 W if not an all new modem/TRIA to be able to take full advantage of the speeds.

What, you don't think the company would just upgrade a customer's speed at no cost do you? Hah!

about 3 years ago

ViaSat Delivers 12 Mbps+ Via Satellite

halo1982 Re:lots of land, no line (245 comments)

Caps can be an issue, but if you are rural these speeds and prices are an instant upgrade.

Yep, with Hughes and WildBlue being around $80/m for 1.5 down these speeds are quite welcome.

about 3 years ago

Apple Threatens Steve Jobs Doll Maker With Lawsuit

halo1982 Re:Apple is filing this? (314 comments)

That's a bit strange, no? You'd think Job's family would be the one filing, not Apple, unless they own his personality rights. Which would be kinda creepy, if you think about it.

It's got to be either a) Apple is doing this at the request of his family/estate or b) Steve Jobs gave his personality rights to Apple...which while creepy is not all that far fetched considering how he micromanaged everything to death (no pun intended).

about 3 years ago

Crowdsourced List of SOPA Supporters

halo1982 Re:Information Sources? (180 comments)

I'd like to see a column containing the source of data indicating that the entity supports SOPA. SOPA support is quickly becoming the 'PR Mark of Death' so there needs to be some semblance of certainty that each entity should really be on that list.

Then create a column and hunt down the information yourself for the benefit of others! See crowdsourced! <snark />

But yeah, on a non-snarky note I agree with you and this information should be included.

more than 3 years ago

Crowdsourced List of SOPA Supporters

halo1982 Re:LVMH (180 comments)

no $1000 handbag for my wife now.

All of the major fashion houses are for SOPA due to knock-offs diluting their brands. See Dolce & Gabbana and others on this list.

Of course you can't dilute the Louis Vuitton brand any more than they have with their tacky monogram logo plastered all over everything, but that's an argument for another time.

more than 3 years ago

Democratic Super PAC Buys Newtgingrich.com

halo1982 Re:Dirty trick (630 comments)

Personally I'm waiting for NewtGingrich.xxx


more than 3 years ago

Do Slashdotters Encrypt Their Email?

halo1982 Nope (601 comments)

Because no one else does either.

more than 3 years ago

Nexus Prime, And Ice Cream Sandwich, Go For a Video Tour

halo1982 Re:Two-handed phone? (246 comments)

Even with 4.3" about three quarters of the population won't be able to reach all points across the screen with their thumb when using the phone one-handed without balancing it on three fingers. And not many people will like a phone that NEEDS both hands to use it.

I have issues with anything 4" or above and I don't think I have hands that are that small. On my Galaxy S with a 4" screen I could barely use it with one hand, and on an HTC HD7 that was totally impossible with it's 4.3" screen. 4.65" is just ridiculous and starts to get into Dell Streak 5 territory. But on my iPhone I have no issues with one-handed use and I find it's 3.5" screen perfect. And I'm finding less and less of a reason to Jail Break it with each itteration of iOS.

more than 3 years ago

BBC Web Slip-Up Insults Facebook Fans

halo1982 Re:Remember kids... (262 comments)

The problem with Lorem Ipsum is the stupid questions from clients.

" Is it French? What the fuck is this? Don't you speak english? How is anyone supposed to read it?"


Yeah, I get this all the time.

Even once from my old boss when I was working at a newspaper...*sigh*

more than 4 years ago

U.S. Bans Some Cellphones For Patent Reasons

halo1982 Re:what phones use this? (173 comments)

I'm kinda curious as to how obvious a technology can still be and get patented.

It's the US...you can patent anything. We're the country that let someone sue Microsoft over a patent that somehow covered MP3s, and they won (I think it was even filed in 2000 or 1999, so there was a ton of prior art...jesus).
"A system for warming your testicles with a laptop computer"

more than 7 years ago



A howto guide: Add a Suckerfish dropdown to Drupal

halo1982 halo1982 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

halo1982 writes "This is a howto guide on adding a Suckerfish menu to any Drupal theme, without using the nicemenus module. In the example you are shown how to replace the navigation menu with a Suckerfish dropdown. Very thorough with code snippets."
Link to Original Source



Free Flat Screens and a Gmail Account!

halo1982 halo1982 writes  |  more than 10 years ago 8/25/04 : The first six people to sign up under Free Flat Screens and complete an offer under my referal id will get a Gmail invite. I currently have six, but if I get more invites I'll update this page accordingly. Post a comment to this with your email address you signed up under FreeFlatScreens and I'll send your Gmail invite after its confirmed.

OK, its the same people as freeipods.com, but now I'm trying for a free flat screen .
They have a 15" LG LCD, a 17" MAG LCD, a 15" Magnavox LCD TV, a 27" Sony Wega (unf) and a 24" Toshiba TV/VCR/DVD combo. They all retail for about $400...I'm looking at one of the monitors to replace my 5 year old Dell CRT. I couldn't afford this on my own (damn college!) so help me out! Its the same as the freeipods.com thing...go to www.freeflatscreens.com and sign up...complete an offer (ancestry.com is gone, so I suggest eBay...sign up for an eBay account [or a new one since you probably already have one] and bid on one item...I chose a $99 20GB iPod, no reserve...heh) and then refer eight friends to do the same. Then you'll get a free flat screen of some sort. Freeipods.com really works so I would imagine this does too. Anyway good luck...I will let you know how this turns out. For a free ipod click on one of these links or read below. And even if you don't want a free flat screen , sign up and create an ebay account anyway...please! And use an email address that you don't mind getting spam at. Yes I know I am pathetic, but I'm poor. =(

http://www.freeflatscreens.com/default.aspx?referer=7444161 Won't you be my friend? =P

Edit: eBay and Real Rhapsody have been taken down...now you should try InFone. Its free and you can cancel after a few days when your account shows up as credited.

I'll also give out gmail invites to anyone who signs up and completes an offer under my sister's freeipods.com account.


Want a free iPod?

halo1982 halo1982 writes  |  more than 10 years ago Edit 2: 8/18/04 I received my iPod mini yesterday...for pics go to http://homepage.mac.com/halo1982/ipod/. Also my roommate's iPod shipped out today. Yes, it really does work. Unf. http://www.freeipodguide.com

I have received all five referals I need, so now I am trying to get a free ipod for my sister. She's a law student and just as poor as I am. Join us on irc, irc.chatchannel.org, #freeipods

That's right, a FREE iPod or iPod mini.

Just start a free account @freeipods.com, sign up for a 2-week free trial to Ancestry.com (you can cancel anytime, or choose a different "offer" completely...I suggest Ancestry.com because its free and shows up instantly) and get 5 friends to do the same. If your friends would also like free iPods or minis, all they have to do is refer 5 friends to sign up for an "offer" like an Ancestry.com free trial.

Would you like to be my friend? =P http://www.freeiPods.com/default.aspx?referer=8422618
I'm posting other peoples referal links here...so pick either of the two above and help these guys out.

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