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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

hawks5999 Re: Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

Any suffieciently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice.

about 5 months ago
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Square Is Discontinuing Monthly Pricing On February 1, 2014

hawks5999 Bitcoin fees... (114 comments)

unchanged.

1 year,11 days
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Experiences and Realities of an Homesourced IT Worker

hawks5999 Re: Do not want (114 comments)

Exactly backwards. Working for yourself you have the hardest boss. Working as TFA article describes you can log out of chat and set your phone on DND when your workday ends.

about a year ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

hawks5999 IFTTT (335 comments)

You can set up recipes on ifttt.com to send new feed items to different platforms. I tried sending to gmail and setting up tags and filters to keep feeds organized and out of my inbox. This worked ok. Ultimately I ended up making an unpublished Facebook page and sending feed items to it as link posts. This is working out pretty well.

about a year and a half ago
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Psychiatrists Cast Doubt On Biomedical Model of Mental Illness

hawks5999 Probabilities (329 comments)

Studies havefound that if you have emotional problems, the probability that you will be well in 1 year if you go to see a psychoanalyst is 44%; psychotherapist is 53%; Psychiatrist is 61%; no one at all is 73%

about a year and a half ago
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Biological Computer Created at Stanford

hawks5999 Biological Computer? (89 comments)

My wife and I have created 4 of those.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Enterprise Bitcoin Mining For Go-Green Initiatives?

hawks5999 You're doing it wrong. (312 comments)

If this is your "Go Green" initiative, you either don't understand Bitcoin mining or "Go Green" means something different than most would assume.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Google Project Didn't Deserve To Die?

hawks5999 Re:quit whining over loss of free services (383 comments)

"most people doesn't use RSS, it's obscure geeky thing"

Seriously, only "geeks" read blogs.

smh

about a year and a half ago
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European Parliament Decides Not To Ban Internet Porn

hawks5999 In other news... (397 comments)

The European Parliament also decided not to rescind gravity.

about a year and a half ago
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Can Valve's 'Bossless' Company Model Work Elsewhere?

hawks5999 But who would build the desks? (522 comments)

There must be bosses or no one will have a place to sit and work.

about a year and a half ago
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US Wins Appeal In Battle To Extradite Kim Dotcom

hawks5999 Re:And the Steamroller begins (175 comments)

Due process doesn't necessarily mean judicial process. h/t AG Eric Holder

about a year and a half ago
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Does the Higgs Boson Reveal Our Universe's Doomsday?

hawks5999 I don't always make predictions... (421 comments)

But when I do, I predict things billions of years in the future.

Stay sub-atomically stable, my friends.

about 2 years ago
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iOS 6.1 Leads To Battery Life Drain, Overheating For iPhone Users

hawks5999 Background audio (266 comments)

It seems background audio from Safari and other browsers is broken as well.

about 2 years ago

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School Safety Firms Partner to Introduce The Compr

hawks5999 hawks5999 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hawks5999 (588198) writes "With State budgets hurting so bad, it's about time someone took a smart approach to school safety and security. Looks like these guys could be on to something here that will make budget dollars go further in really providing safe schools using technology."
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Is Technology Killing the Porn Industry?

hawks5999 hawks5999 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hawks5999 (588198) writes "CNBC is reporting that with rampant piracy, Hi-Def duplication costs and a saturated market, the Adult Entertainment Industry is in trouble.

"Once upon a time, the adult film industry led technological trends for the entire entertainment business, but technological advances, rising costs, piracy and a saturated market have in many ways left the porn business adrift in uncertainty."
Could this spell the end for Big Porn? (Hint, 62% of the article readers download or view porn from the Internet)"

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hawks5999 hawks5999 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hawks5999 writes "Amazon.com has long leveraged customer reviews and user generated lists to drive its shoppers from one purchase to the next. Now it looks like the online retail giant is getting into another level of social networking via Seattle startup Shelfari. According to this press release, Amazon has invested an undisclosed amount into Shelfari (rumored earlier to be 1 million dollars).

From TFA:

"Amazon.com pioneered user-driven content ten years ago when it provided its customers with a vehicle to add their own reviews and Shelfari seeks to build on that legacy by giving readers a place where they can connect with others who share their passion," said Josh Hug, Shelfari's CEO and co-founder.
How long before we see an "Add to My Shelf" link on Amazon?"
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hawks5999 hawks5999 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

hawks5999 (588198) writes "JetBlue's reservation and communication systems have been down for 5 days leaving thousands of passengers stranded and stockholders seeing red. It was almost exactly 4 years ago that JetBlue trumpeted it's reliance on Windows to help it see black. From a 2003 news.com article:

So we marched down the road of the Windows platform. We don't have any Unix; we don't have an AS/400; we don't have any mainframes — we don't have anything outside of Windows. There has been tremendous cost savings. ...everything's Windows. Every technician that works on a server works on a Windows server. Every technician working on a desktop works on a Windows desktop. That's quite a bit easier than other flavors of desktops or OS/2 or whatever else is out there.
I guess they didn't look at redundancy or reliability in their cost equation..."

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