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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

jeffy210 Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

Honestly, I'd probably get a kick out of it. And my mother probably wouldn't care either. We're both of the belief that once you're dead, you're dead. The only sad part would be you wouldn't be able to do anything useful for living people depending on how she died.

Not everyone takes death ultra personally, and are ground enough that they can enjoy a laugh even in a grim time.

about a month ago
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I suffer from jet lag ...

jeffy210 Re:FOF (163 comments)

Nice try being hipster there. Honestly the issue with the TSA is quite overblown as of late (and even from years past). You are hearing about the extreme edge cases that affect 0.1% of passengers. Look at the number of people that get harassed while driving. Do you still drive? I'm hispanic, and have been traveling regularly since 2001 and have not had any issues. I had 1 pat down and that was quick and they did not "grab my junk". As long as you're not acting overly suspicious or nervous they'll be fine. Make eye contact with them, act like you belong there (you do) and they generally just want to do their job and get you through.

Is it security theater? Yes, to a degree, but "petite bullies", that's just going off of stories you've heard from others and have blown out of proportion.

about 3 months ago
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Australian Exploration Company Believes It May Have Found MH370 Wreckage

jeffy210 What I don't get... (293 comments)

is all of those people who are saying that people are searching in the wrong area using uncorroborated data. Is this a last ditch want of hope from people, or is there something seriously scientifically missed? And if the latter, why are they searching where they are?

about 5 months ago
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Nokia Shareholders Approve Sale To Microsoft

jeffy210 Re:Increasingly irrelevant tech dinosaur.. (182 comments)

Tenant - a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.
Tenet - a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
Pedant - left as an excercise for the reader.

(It is 100% sure that this post contains an gramatical, spelling or numerical error).

Tennant - The Doctor

about 10 months ago
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TSA Orders Searches of Valet Parked Car At Airport

jeffy210 Re:And the story is...? (453 comments)

1. It's all security theatre
2. Enjoy getting arrested for this threat, or hope a canadian woman isn't reading this site and reports you to the cops :-\

about a year ago
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YouTube To Offer Subscription Service This Week

jeffy210 Re:Ads (189 comments)

Yeah, youtube has nothing that anyone wants to watch. They ought to just shut it down already, its just a wasteland with no viable content at all.....

Can't tell if troll, sarcastic or informative....

about a year ago
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If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

jeffy210 URAT (456 comments)

The one thing that I always thought would be an awesome implant was the URAT (Universal Reader and Translator). Be able to translate any language that you see or hear on the fly. Speaking it would still be a problem, but can you imagine being able to understand most anyone on the planet and the barriers it would remove. If everyone had them it wouldn't even matter about the speaking because your native language would be translated for them as well.

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

jeffy210 Re:iGoogle (383 comments)

Yup, that's the one I was going to post. It's been my homepage for years. It's a nice simple web based RSS aggregator that I could get to from anywhere.

about a year and a half ago
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ITU To Choose Emergency Line For Mobiles: 911, or 112?

jeffy210 Re:112 (354 comments)

So is metric, look how well America uses that :-\

about 2 years ago
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Hackers Stole Information From IAEA Servers

jeffy210 Decommissioned Server (55 comments)

"...but that it was of a decommissioned server."

Um, who cares if it's live, going, or in a pile in a room. If it has valid data on it it is still a viable target and needs to be secured in whatever way is necessary. It's even worse if it was a system that was still online, supposed to be marked for decommissioned and they just didn't keep up on securing it anymore.

about 2 years ago
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Slashdot Mobile: Now For Tablets As Well As Phones

jeffy210 Select Comment Score Threshold (123 comments)

I like the new mobile site it is very clean, but the biggest problem I have is you can't select your comment score threshold. I like to browse from 2 to 4 depending on the number of comments I get back, but the "Top Rated" link doesn't give me as good of control over what I want to see at the time and quite often I'll get 1's in there.

My only other issue is that it is *very* touchy and sometimes trying to grab the screen to scroll gets interpreted as a tap and it loads up the article.

Other than that, great job guys!

about 2 years ago
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OnStar Gives Volt Owners What They Want: Their Data, In the Cloud

jeffy210 Re:OnStart is getting old (92 comments)

Already has once. I had a '01 Intrigue with OnStar that required an upgrade because it still used the old AMPS system. Plus side was it had a 3-watt transmitter (unlike the normal 0.6-watt on a cell phone) and the analog network covered damn near 99% of the US even in the middle of nowhere you'd have perfect signal. Downside was I think they wanted something like $400 to do the upgrade and I was getting rid of my car anyway.

about 2 years ago
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Brazilian Newspapers Leave Google News En Masse

jeffy210 Let them (223 comments)

They'll see what happens when their visits drop. People can't be expected to remember every paper that there is and go to each individual site when attempting to find a specific story. This will only be to the papers' detriment.

about 2 years ago
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The Case That Apple Should Buy Nokia

jeffy210 Re:These companies are going opposite directions (286 comments)

You have got to be kidding. I was in a meeting yesterday and 6 of us had iPhones on the table, only 1 had a case on it. Most tech people I know don't use cases because they know how to handle their phones and not drop them.

about 2 years ago
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Most Useful Scripting Language To Learn?

jeffy210 PowerShell? (477 comments)

What about PowerShell? Or are we only dealing with Linux scripting languages (cue jokes here).

more than 2 years ago
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The Ugly, Profitable Details About Xbox Live Advertising

jeffy210 What exactly is suffering? (204 comments)

So what is exactly is suffering for gaming? Has the hardware been gimped? Can you not just pop a game in and play it? The XBox is being slotted as a media platform, not just a gaming platform and it seems to be doing that rather well, just look at the sales. Just because it's not the uber-hardcore gaming machine you're expecting does not make it bad. If you really want that go build a PC. But as long as it plays games and you still have access to game content, all while providing additional entertainment and media options, I fail to see the issue.

To be honest, I use mine mainly for Netflix and other media related options. Occasionally I do play a game, so it fits perfectly for me. It's no longer just a "gaming console".

more than 2 years ago
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Young Listeners Opt For Streaming Over Owning

jeffy210 TCO (390 comments)

I guess it all comes down to how often do you want to pay for it? One time up front, or every single time you want to listen to it. For me it's the former. Also, the biggest fallacy in the article is "If their music is constantly available anywhere on any device, then 'what's the difference?" What happens when the service you're streaming from is no longer available or the RIAA revokes the licenses. What happens then? I guess people will just move on to the next hit and not care.

more than 2 years ago
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LHC Powers Up To 4 TeV

jeffy210 Re:Hmm (142 comments)

So that look really cool and all, but I'd like to know, what if they diverted the beam and did not have the the "beam dump" on the end? What would the proton's do?

more than 2 years ago

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Edward Snowden Interviewed by Germany Television

jeffy210 jeffy210 writes  |  about 8 months ago

jeffy210 (214759) writes "This past Sunday evening former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with German television network ARD. This interview was not covered by many (if any) American news outlets and provides some insight views into why he did what he did and how he views his actions.

"He states that his “breaking point” was “seeing Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress” denying the existence of a domestic spying programs while under questioning in March of last year. Mr. Snowden goes on to state that, “The public had a right to know about these programs. The public had a right to know that which the government is doing in its name, and that which the government is doing against the public.”""

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Version to switch to GSM

jeffy210 jeffy210 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

jeffy210 (214759) writes "On the heels of Version's earlier announcement to open up their network to other phones, it looks like they are also going to swtich to a GSM based network. In the article Verizon's CEO hinted at:

Verizon Communications and Vodafone, joint owners of Verizon Wireless, plan to use the LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard backed by GSM industry players rather than the UMB (ultramobile broadband) standard backed by Verizon's current partners.
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SAT Scores Slide

jeffy210 jeffy210 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jeffy210 (214759) writes "Scores on the revamped SAT test continued to slide this year after posting the largest drop in decades last year, while Texas students bucked the national trend with slight gains in reading and math."
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jeffy210 jeffy210 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

jeffy210 writes "It seems that Dell has release a new "laptop" weighing in at a whopping 18 pounds, the M2010 is a powerhouse that is meant to be a desktop replacement. It has a 20.1" screen, detachable wireless keyboard, and folds up basically into its own briefcase. This reminds me of some of the first laptops, just with more power and a sleeker design"

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