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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

kf4lhp Who cares? (342 comments)

First world problems. Grow up.

about 3 months ago

Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients

kf4lhp Cash! (162 comments)

"...made a habit of ordering out for pizza..."

Pay cash. Stop at Little Caesars. Done!

about 7 months ago

Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like

kf4lhp This (462 comments)

Let's keep DST and dump standard time. Sucks coming home from work at sunset. Can't get outside and exercise any during the week because of work. Ugh.

about a year ago

Researchers Discover Way To Spot Crappy Coffee

kf4lhp Nasty (184 comments)

In this case, I'll prefer the fake.

The things that pass for delicacies.

about a year and a half ago

FCC Issues Forfeiture Notices to Two Business for Jamming Cellular Frequencies

kf4lhp Not just cellular-affecting (350 comments)

Bad thing about a lot of these jammers is they don't just affect cellular but also the 700 and 800 MHz spectrum used by public safety - firefighters and police. There have been jammers seized by LE where they got out on traffic stops and their radios started showing out of range.

about 2 years ago

Leak Hints Windows 8 Tablets May Be Dearer Than Makes Sense

kf4lhp DOA (365 comments)

Sounds like stillborn hardware for a stillborn OS. This one won't even make a footnote in computing history.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Heavy-Duty, Full-Home Surge Protection?

kf4lhp Transtector (341 comments)

We use suppressors from Transtector on the AC lines, and suppressors from PolyPhaser on RF lines at a number of radio tower sites my employer owns. No lightning damage in the time I've been here, just have had to replace a few PolyPhasers, which means they work.

Also you really, really, really need a good, low resistance earth ground. Bond EVERYTHING to it.

more than 2 years ago

Justifications For Creating an IT Department?

kf4lhp Counterproductive IMO (214 comments)

As background, I worked in an engineering department of a TV station for a while, and with the way things are going, engineering and IT are becoming far more intertwined and co-dependent on each other. Splitting them apart would, I think, be counterproductive - you'd end up with IT wanting to do their own thing and engineering being unable to make it work with their side of the house.

Having dedicated IT people and dedicated engineering people is a great idea, but they need a single leader to keep everyone pulling in the same direction (and some cross-training helps too).

about 3 years ago

Twitter Turns On SSL Encryption For Some Users

kf4lhp Re:AT&T, you're part of the problem... (36 comments)

Didn't say 3G was safe, only that open WiFi is a lot less safe. I'm clear on the news from Blackhat.

more than 3 years ago

Twitter Turns On SSL Encryption For Some Users

kf4lhp AT&T, you're part of the problem... (36 comments)

I'm sure AT&T hates me for -not- using their free WiFi hotspots and continuing to suck data down over 3G... I just don't like wide open networks and so much stuff that you have to log in to still -not- using HTTPS.

more than 2 years ago

World's Largest Solar Plants Planned In California

kf4lhp Split some atoms (403 comments)

I still like nuclear.

The plant that's 4 miles from my house sits on less than 1 square mile and produces over 2300 MW, day or night.

The 12.5 square miles of flat desert land may be no problem out west, but finding several hundred acres of flat land here in the Appalachians just isn't happening. Besides, we'd have to cut down all the trees.

more than 6 years ago


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