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Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

internerdj Re:Yawn ... (228 comments)

"I mean that sort of thing doesn't fulfil any use case." My electrical panel is in the basement. I'm adding a home theater in a bonus room in the attic. Since it wasn't dedicated as a home theater when the house was built; the builder wired it the cheapest way possible. Every light on the floor is controlled with a single switch. Now I've got a choice between two options: pull a permit, rip out drywall on three floors, buy a couple hundred dollars worth of switches and electrical wire, go through the inspection process, repair my drywall holes, repaint walls on three floors, and walk to the stairs every time I need to turn on/off the lights. Or I can spend a few hundred bucks on connected lights and be done with that segment tonight and control everything from my seat. It may be a novelty for you but connected bulbs are looking like a perfect choice for me.

3 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

internerdj Re:Prototyping security? (162 comments)

Some mind controlled red shirt can use it to stage Kirk's murder, blame it on Spock, and now you have next week's episode too.

3 days ago
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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

internerdj Re:Not being released, and not existing at all (323 comments)

I'm very interested in the HUD portion provided it is light and provides useful information, but the camera isn't particularly useful for me and provides enough social backlash that I don't want the HUD because it has a camera.

5 days ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

internerdj Re:Subject to the whims of the masses... (224 comments)

Motivation for Facebook or Google: maximum time on website. The most profitable reputation engine is one that feeds the user his or her own preferences back to them (Judging by my news feed Yahoo is doing this). This is exactly how Fox News or Huff Post works except that instead of self-selecting news that supports my worldview it is being done without any internal processing. You might could get away with expert truthfulness on some issues. However, the scariest thing for me is that things that are opposing opinions will have an assigned truth value and the best metric would be popular opinion.

5 days ago
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Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False'

internerdj Re:Not good enough (224 comments)

I'm so sorry that you've been mislead. That really is a picture of Hitler passing Obama a fake birth certificate.

5 days ago
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Your Entire PC In a Mouse

internerdj Re:Keyboard (165 comments)

Well my yellow-eggs-and-ham prototype started out pretty well but by the time we got to the green-eggs-and-ham stage most of the focus group users couldn't stand having it on their desk anymore...

5 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

internerdj Re: "15 to 20 per cent higher risk of death (348 comments)

"'from any cause.'" The study I want to see is how exactly, does sitting at my desk increase my overall chances of getting eaten by a shark or struck by lighting?

about a week ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

internerdj Re:Standing desks (348 comments)

I'd take a narrower cube where I have to stand over one of those I've got to see you working half height cubes any day.

about a week ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

internerdj Re:About time (417 comments)

I'm in Huntsville, our leaders are watching very closely the politics of Chattanooga's rollout as they figure out a good fiber solution for the city. Our existing industries would very much benefit from fiber, but our leaders have been very hesitant to roll it out through Huntsville Utilities. I suspect this is due to the political problems that Chattanooga has experienced.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

internerdj Re:About time (417 comments)

I live a couple hours from Chattanooga, TN. I know that this specifically deals with a problem they are having. As I understand it, the utility company rolled out fiber as part of their smart meter transition and they offer fiber internet through those means for the metro area. It has been so successful that state legislators have been in a frenzy to write laws to keep them from expanding service to their customers that aren't in the city.

about two weeks ago
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Chicago E-Learning Scheme Embraces Virtual Badges For Public Schoolers

internerdj Re:Of course I scoff. And I'm worried too. (46 comments)

Some of my coworkers have kids who are have specialties like programming, robotics, cybersecurity, or pre-engineering. When I was in high school, I would have jumped at the opportunity for that but looking back I think it would have been too young to start down a path. I knew several people who long before that made it to senior year of college or beyond and said I don't really love this thing I've been specializing in. I can't imagine where I would be if I'd made that decision at 14.

about two weeks ago
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Chicago E-Learning Scheme Embraces Virtual Badges For Public Schoolers

internerdj Re:Of course I scoff. And I'm worried too. (46 comments)

I'm with GP. Through my exposure to my coworkers' children, I'm seeing career specialization being encouraged during early high school. At that point in my education, I had zero formal introduction to what my career would become. To me and I think to GP, the phrase "cradle-to-career" doesn't mean that my daughter will pursue a career, but based on some "tests" my daughter might come out of the cradle with a specific career path to pursue.

about two weeks ago
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Chicago E-Learning Scheme Embraces Virtual Badges For Public Schoolers

internerdj Re:dissent will be recorded (46 comments)

And apparently your social media profile...

about two weeks ago
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Canada's Copyright Notice Fiasco: Why the Government Bears Responsibility

internerdj Re:Poor policy, as usual ... (73 comments)

If Canada hadn't been in the article title then I would have sworn from this comment you were from the US and possibly my home state.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Options For Cheap Home Automation?

internerdj Re:Insteon (189 comments)

I'm wanting to build my automation system over time. I've been wondering what is the best hub to take advantage of discounts in hardware. Does anybody's hub do everything, and if it does is it a piece of crap because it is trying to do too much? Am I just better off waiting and rewiring everything (from manual control) in a unified standard when I've saved a pot of money for automation?

about two weeks ago
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MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

internerdj Re: Fuck the Nanny State (319 comments)

Laying aside for the moment that mass casualty events are rare, this very article is about MI-5 saying that even with super-strict gun laws and super invasive surveillance, they cannot prevent every mass casualty event. The schools and cinema shootings are just hyper-emotional events used by gun-control advocates to drive change. Controlling for the real problem (that we treat our poor like animals) by discounting cities whose numbers are driven by poverty and criminal gangs that thrive in poverty, the US has a very low homicide rate even lower than some European countries. Further, comparing the numbers worldwide, gun ownership does not correlate to homicide unless you choose to specifically look at firearm homicide. Guess what vehicle homicide rates correlate to vehicle ownership too.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Favors Net Neutrality

internerdj Re:Internet as a public utility = higher cost? (255 comments)

It also mentions that higher costs will destroy the economy, completely ignoring the fact that my ISP having a huge influence on where my money goes isn't exactly the ideal free market economy or healthy for any economy.

about three weeks ago
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Connected Gun Lets Anyone Watch What Or Who You Are Shooting

internerdj Re:You know the cops are going to want it .. (138 comments)

What happens when the target image changes significantly? Like a suspect with cover? Holding waiting to shoot and you get to the right pixel and the suspect has moved out of view.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

internerdj Re:Thanks, assholes (573 comments)

Just because it is legal through other methods doesn't mean someone won't try to make it illegal because it is digital related. These guys are pressing the laws in ways that give a better pressure release than having actual harm occur.

about three weeks ago
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Gun Rights Hacktivists To Fab 3D-Printed Guns At State Capitol

internerdj Re:Thanks, assholes (573 comments)

So you'd rather just wait till some idiot does something actually harmful with them before we hash out the legal issues? Imagine what happens if the first legal restriction comes after someone makes a gun or other weapon and actually kills a child.

about three weeks ago

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RIAA claims it is owed $72 trillion dollars by LimeWire

internerdj internerdj writes  |  more than 2 years ago

internerdj (1319281) writes ""The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) estimates that filesharing website LimeWire owes it over $72 trillion dollars (£46 trillion) in damages." NME reports this is 120% of the combined estimated wealth of the entire planet.
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NJ Girl arrested for posting pictures of herself

internerdj internerdj writes  |  more than 4 years ago

internerdj (1319281) writes "A New Jersey girl, age 14, has been arrested for posting over 30 nude photos of herself on Myspace. She is charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. If convicted she can face up to 17 years in prison and of course life on the sex offenders list. Interestingly, the mother whose daughter is the reason for Megan's law, Maureen Kanka, had the following to say about this application of the law: "This shouldn't fall under Megan's Law in any way, shape or form. She should have an intervention and counseling, because the only person she exploited was herself." NJ girl, 14, arrested after posting nude pics"
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Zombie warning road signs

internerdj internerdj writes  |  more than 5 years ago

internerdj (1319281) writes "Pranksters in at least three states are messing with electronic road signs meant to warn motorists of possible traffic problems by putting drivers on notice about Nazi zombies and raptors. And highway safety officials aren't amused."

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