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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

justcauseisjustthat And now.. (419 comments)

He'll be serving 5-10 yrs. Brilliant.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

justcauseisjustthat So a victim gets sued by victims? (66 comments)

If the criminals (hackers) had physically (instead of virtually) broken into Sony, physically stolen customer information would Sony be responsible in that case also? At what point is it just a crime against both Sony and it's customers?

I can see people writing that the security should have been better, well the same can be true in a physical crime also. Just seems odd to me, and how do we define when a company/person is liable in this kind of situation where they are also the victim?

about a month ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

justcauseisjustthat Re:Black box data streaming (503 comments)

So we can put Wifi internet on airplanes, but not a virtual black box?

about a month ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

justcauseisjustthat Black box data streaming (503 comments)

Why haven't all airplanes been upgraded so the black box data is streamed to satellites/ground stations? It's so dumb to have to search for a airplane to find the data, that should be the fallback plan. Hey FAA, you listening?

about a month ago
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iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

justcauseisjustthat Re:Apple Actually Cares About Privacy (323 comments)

What Apple tracking options? iBeacon I suppose could be used for that but users have the option to enable or not.

about 2 months ago
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iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

justcauseisjustthat Re:Apple Actually Cares About Privacy (323 comments)

Big difference iBeacon needs to be enabled per app, the user has control! Here the user was scanned without their consent, this new privacy feature is awesome.

about 2 months ago
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NSA and GHCQ Employing Shills To Poison Web Forum Discourse

justcauseisjustthat That mean it's just not corporations (347 comments)

Whether it be governments or corporations or trolls, there will always be posters with less than the best intentions.

about 6 months ago
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How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?

justcauseisjustthat 0 then, 0 now (270 comments)

My games are databases, code and scripts.

about 6 months ago
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Apple Rumored To Be Exploring Medical Devices, Electric Cars To Reignite Growth

justcauseisjustthat Apple's Search Engine (255 comments)

I wonder if Apple will go into the Search Engine space? Imagine all iOS and Mac OS defaulting to Apple's own Search Engine, would that cause a ripple in the search market?

about 6 months ago
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GPUs Dropping Dead In 2011 MacBook Pro Models

justcauseisjustthat GPU failures seem frequent in MacBook (359 comments)

I know from my last 15 yrs of experience with MacBooks, the GPU seems be a problem area from Apple.

about 7 months ago
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How would you use science to innovate upon sports?

justcauseisjustthat Genetically Modified Athletes (253 comments)

Let's see them test for that, GMH (Genetically Modified Humans) will blow past steroids and then we'll be going wait it's not fair. It's progress, things will always advance. China will be the first because the lack of rules, the rest will follow to keep up!

about 7 months ago
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NHTSA Tells Tesla To Stop Exaggerating Model S Safety Rating

justcauseisjustthat The Tesla Model S has a 5* Rating (284 comments)

A 5* (or 5 Star) has to be better than 5 and definitely better than 5.4.
Plus they can claim it was a footnote that was mistakenly left off.

about 9 months ago
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Affordable Blood Work In Four Hours Coming To Pharmacies

justcauseisjustthat Re:Vitamin D 25-OH only $20.35 (282 comments)

The management team is a Who's Who of former US government/military

about 9 months ago
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Affordable Blood Work In Four Hours Coming To Pharmacies

justcauseisjustthat Vitamin D 25-OH only $20.35 (282 comments)

Wow, Vitamin D 25-OH for only $20.35 according to their page. that +$200.00 less than LabCorp charges. It's nice to see Silicon Valley expanding its menu.

about 9 months ago
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Don't Call It Stack Rank: Yahoo's QPR System For Culling Non-Performers

justcauseisjustthat Bring back sabbaticals & get rid of lazy manag (177 comments)

One of the things bean counters got rid of is the extended paid sabbatical, companies should bring it back!! It encourages two things: cross training and extended personal reflection (that leads to transitions). By bringing these back companies would encourage those who are ready to leave to leave on their own (instead of hanging around doing the bare minimum) and those who want to stay to be invigorated and ready for more focused work.

Second get rid of the lazy manager, managers that use ranking systems to determine the quality of their workforce don't spend the time to really get to know their employees and instead focus on serving the bureaucracy of the company. If you can't trust your managers to manage or grow the staff, get rid of them.

about 9 months ago
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Hardware Is Now Open (sourced) For Business

justcauseisjustthat Natural Progression (42 comments)

It's a natural step, but probably more so a financial step. If a company can take an open piece of hardware and use it to save money, win, win.

about 10 months ago
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30% of Americans Get News From Facebook According To Pew Research Poll

justcauseisjustthat Explains a lot (194 comments)

So many people, so misinformed.

about 10 months ago
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I wish my car could...

justcauseisjustthat Re:Missing option: (443 comments)

Why?

The car should see 360 and be able to react in a fraction of a second, the car should see the child and react faster than a human.

I see within 10 yrs a car that can drive me to the airport, drop me off and then drive itself home. Once I return from my trip I summon it to pick me up and go home (being drunk from flying first class I simply crawl in the back seat and enjoy). On the other hand I'm not sure I'm ready for a pilotless commercial jets :-)

about 10 months ago
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I wish my car could...

justcauseisjustthat Re:Missing option: (443 comments)

Missing option "Car that can drive itself", so I can /. & txt & eat all at the same time as driving down the road.

about 10 months ago
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Most IT Workers Don't Have STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) Degrees

justcauseisjustthat Re:Self Taught (655 comments)

The only reason they toss the resumé away on the first pass is because the person reviewing it has degree or a boss that is a degree snob. People with degrees tend to color inside the lines and follow the rules they were taught, those that learn on the job and are more or less self taught look for new ways.

PS I'll put a smart person with 8 yrs. experience in a field against any Ph.D fresh out of school in that same field on any given day! And yes I did attend college but my job and passions have nothing to do with my degree of so many years ago. Also based on some of the comments, I think Elon Musk should close up shop and go home...

about 10 months ago

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