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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

jddeluxe Not Surprisingly... (117 comments)

...this explains the downward spiral of /. comments....

about two weeks ago

Apple Announces New Programming Language Called Swift

jddeluxe Dice job postings... (636 comments)

...with "5 years experience Swift programming" coming from the recruiters in 3, 2, 1...

about 2 months ago

Ericsson Trial 10Gbps 5G Mobile Broadband Network in Japan

jddeluxe Don't worry about your data plan(s)... (53 comments)

Using the 15 Ghz spectrum is going to require an external antenna/dish for reception...

about 3 months ago

DARPA Develops Stealth Motorcycle For US Special Forces

jddeluxe Once again... (93 comments)

Hugh Pickens dot Com comes up with last week's news!

about 3 months ago

Google Mulling Wi-Fi For Cities With Google Fiber

jddeluxe Re:All part of the plan. (39 comments)

I can guarantee you that the Google Fiber Network Box provided to Google Fiber subscribers doesn't have anywhere near the range to be able to do that. Mine's installed against the rear wall of my house, and signal stops being useful past about 30-35 meters (100-115 ft.) away...

about 3 months ago

Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

jddeluxe No way... (128 comments)

This is NOT music...

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

jddeluxe I don't understand... (184 comments)

Why is it I should give a rat's ass exactly???

about 4 months ago

New iOS Keylogging Vulnerability Discovered

jddeluxe Re:Linux and windows have vulnerabilities (72 comments)

Not sure where Apple stands.

On a mahogany patio, looking at a gold-plated Olympic-size swimming pool full of cash, smiling before wading in.

...On the yacht...

about 5 months ago

Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

jddeluxe Re:I've eaten MREs (225 comments)

Well, DUH, he's an Air Force officer...

about 5 months ago

Scientists Create Pizza That Can Last Years

jddeluxe Re:I just wish... (225 comments)

Ground Surveillance Radar works just fine, too...

about 5 months ago

Good Engineering Managers Just "Don't Exist"

jddeluxe Nailed it! (312 comments)

"The best engineers get all the benefits of being leaders, but without needing to take on the rather painful duties of management. So they choose not to move up. Compare this to the engineers who aren't as strong, and use the opportunity to move up as a way to get their voice heard."

Truest thing I've ever read on /.

about 6 months ago

iWatch Prototypes Could Be Ready, Apple Hires Fitness Physiologists For Tests

jddeluxe Re:first post (100 comments)

That's why I make it a point to post utter bullshit to all those polls...

about 6 months ago

North Korea's Home-Grown Operating System Mimics OS X

jddeluxe Re:Boycott (252 comments)

I'm using all my mods points on comments that TRASH Beta...

about 6 months ago

Kansas Delays Municipal Broadband Ban

jddeluxe I live in a Fiberhood in KC... (156 comments)

Google is killing everybody else. I moved to a working class neighborhood in KC to get a cheap house and Google Fiber. Google has the ILECs running scared as almost all of my neighbors signed up for at least the 5 down/1 up Mbps "free" option, and will be dropping their existing cable/DSL contracts when up.
The Kansas legislature is made up almost entirely of rapid Tea Party half-wits that are taking money from the ILECs or anybody else with money to buy them off. The ONLY reason this was postponed was due to the ongoing blizzard that has the Statehouse shut down this week...

about 6 months ago

Reports Say Satya Nadella Is Microsoft's Next CEO

jddeluxe Meh... (177 comments)

Who cares? I'm more interested in the rumors that they are scheming to oust Bill Gates as Chairman...

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?

jddeluxe Topic is fanboi trollbait... (299 comments)

BUT, that being said, I'm a musician in real life that prostitutes myself as an engineer during the day to pay the bills, for several decades now...

I tried for years using various software packages on Windows and Linux, you name it, I've tried it... Bottom line is, I finally broke down and bought a MBP in 2011 ( cheap ass $1199 entry level one, maxed out the memory and shitcanned the HD and installed a 512 Gb SSD) I'll never look back and wish I'd done it a lot sooner.
Everyone can spew whatever fanboi shit they want to, but Apple owns the music market. Even software that works in multiple OS environments like ProTools work better on a Mac and you don't run into hardware/latency/drivers/other issues common on other HW/OS platforms. Just go ahead and buy an Apple iMac or MBP as suits your environment; if you don't you can spend a lot of time/money/aggravation over a period of years, trust me, been there, done that, have the T-shirt and barbed wire ankle tattoo...

about 6 months ago

NSA and GCHQ Target "Leaky" Phone Apps To Scoop User Data

jddeluxe Re:Ever wonder why US unscrambled GPS Signals. (144 comments)

While they don't transmit, per se, if GPS is enabled (and sometimes even if disabled) the most recent GPS fix is typically stored in memory.

about 6 months ago



NSA Can Bridge Air-Gapped Systems

jddeluxe jddeluxe writes  |  about 7 months ago

jddeluxe (965655) writes "An article just published in the New York Times outlines how the NSA has compromised systems not connected to the Internet.
The practice, ongoing from 2008, " relies on a covert channel of radio waves that can be transmitted from tiny circuit boards and USB cards inserted surreptitiously into the computers. In some cases, they are sent to a briefcase-size relay station that intelligence agencies can set up miles away from the target."
Break out the tin foil hats..."

Link to Original Source

Sprint 3G network slows down iPhone 4s...

jddeluxe jddeluxe writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jddeluxe writes "The "Now Network" appears to be "Later" based on reports back from customers that ran out to purchase the Sprint iPhone 4s.
Besides the above URL, here are some add'l reports from the interwebs:"

Link to Original Source

NYTimes Article Profiles Mark Shuttleworth/Ubuntu

jddeluxe jddeluxe writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jddeluxe (965655) writes "This Sunday's NY Times Technology section contains an article about Mark Shuttleworth and the state of Ubuntu Linux. A bit "fluffy", but nice to get notice in the MSM...."

Bill Joy for new national CTO post!

jddeluxe jddeluxe writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jddeluxe writes "In an article in today's NY Times, John Doerr of Kleiner-Perkins proffered up Bill Joy's name when queried by Barack Obama for a recommendation for the position of Chief Technology Officer of the Unites States which Obama has promised to create and that the country is overdue to have. I think that's a brilliant idea, and while you're at it, have the FCC report to him as well, why don't you?"


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