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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

kevink707 Where this started (264 comments)

According to a cop I know, this program came about as a result of North Hollywood shootout where the local cops were seriously outgunned by the robbers.

about 5 months ago

$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

kevink707 Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

If you do an image search for multimeters there aren't many colors left which don't copy one already in existence. I'd suggest Sparkfun try periwinkle.

about 10 months ago

I wish my cell phone was...

kevink707 Coverage (495 comments)

50% better coverage

about a year ago

Researchers Use Lasers For Cooling

kevink707 Efficiency (132 comments)

How efficient is this process? Would it be useful as a general replacement for current refrigeration technology?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

kevink707 Dedicated A/C system (422 comments)

On my required list would be a separate dedicated A/C system for your equipment room. Too often computer/telephone rooms are connected to whatever A/C system is convenient which leads to problems -- One of my horror stories was management turning off the A/C in the lunch room which had been running 24x7 to save energy, little did they know that the lunch room A/C was shared by the computer room on the other side of the wall.... :-(

about 2 years ago

My gut feeling about fracking:

kevink707 NIMBY so why do I care? (267 comments)

Why should I care? It isn't in my back yard and it gives me cheaper fuel. [Yes, I am being sarcastic, however I suspect too many people feel this way]

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

kevink707 Let kids at it (1016 comments)

I took one to my ex-wife's 5th grade class. Gave them screwdrivers, etc and let them take it apart to them see what was inside. Once they were done with them I'm sure nothing was recoverable.

more than 3 years ago

Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones

kevink707 Re:Thank Nebraska (619 comments)

I wonder how we can get his cell phone number....

more than 3 years ago

Congress May Permit Robot Calls To Cell Phones

kevink707 Time to robo-call congress (619 comments)

Sounds like now is the time to start robo-calling our representatives telling them how much we don't want this. ;-)

more than 3 years ago

In case of a blackout, batteries etc. will give me ...

kevink707 Re:My backup generator ties to the natural-gas lin (328 comments)

How long a test run have you had? After the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake I learned the hard way that our companies natural gas generator used gas faster than the main could supply it (it stalled after about an hour).

more than 3 years ago

Western Digital Announces 1TB Mobile HD

kevink707 Size of a bit? (252 comments)

At this geometry, how big is each bit?

more than 5 years ago



Who owns your electricity usage data?

kevink707 kevink707 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

kevink707 writes "Gaven Starks noted that researchers have discovered you can determine the make and model of major home appliances purely from smart meter data. Who gets to decide if your electricity supplier tells Maytag that you have a 10 year old GE washing machine?"
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