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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

krelvin Taking lead from the Republican-right to extreme (981 comments)

Texas conservatives have seized control of the state Board of Education, using it as a platform to rewrite education standards to reflect a more conservative, "Godly" point of view and to demand that textbooks be rewritten to conform with those standards.



Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny man made climate change


about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

krelvin They are not really contenders (471 comments)

Only between same platforms are they contenders.

If you are an android user, you won't be getting an Apple Watch as you won't be able to do anything with it. Likewise the other way.

about 5 months ago

Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

krelvin No offline backups? (387 comments)

Seriously.... no offline backups? Not a real business in that case.

about 7 months ago

New Permission System Could Make Android Much Less Secure

krelvin Xprivacy fixes that (Xposed Framework) (249 comments)

I use Xpivacy which is a module add on to Xposed Framework to control permissions now. Have been using it for sometime. Allows using something like the Facebook app without allowing it all of the permissions it thinks it neededs.

Not really sure what Google is thinking though. There needs to be more fine control of permissions not less.

about 8 months ago

Goodbye, Google Voice

krelvin Stupid Headline. (166 comments)

Say goodbye to Kevin Purdy.

I use google voice a lot.

about 10 months ago

Court Denies NSA Request To Hold Phone Records Beyond 5 Years

krelvin Default Judgement then? (46 comments)

Does that mean that since the Gov can't maintain the Evidence for the suits filed against them for privacy issues, that the people suing will get default judgments? Most likely not... another catch 22 for citizens... can't win either way.

about a year ago

Daylight Saving Time ...

krelvin We don't bother... that is AZ doesn't... (310 comments)

Except for the Navjo Nation up in the NE corner of the State... we don't play the clock game. Just leave it where it is all year long.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

krelvin B-Folders (445 comments)

Windows, Android pretty sure there is an iPhone version. keep it sync'd and use a complicated password. 3 shots at the password and the database is wiped. A website accounts are random generated different passwords for each site. No two sites has the same password. Most don't have the same user account. Also good for devices, and other info where you need to keep notes, date purchased, sn, license keys, setup info etc...

about a year ago

Spectacular New Martian Impact Crater Spotted From Orbit

krelvin Massive asteroid impacts Mars (99 comments)

"NASA estimates that the rock was a modest 10 or so feet across"

And that gets a title as Massive asteroid impacts Mars?

about a year ago

Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

krelvin Without Amazon Prime Video on Android? (298 comments)

If they release Amazon Prime Video for other Android devices, most likely I would not mind. I take advantage of it enough for shipping to make it worth while.

Yes you can get it on an Amazon Android device like Kindle Fire etc... but I'm not going to buy one of those (actually my wife has one). I have a Nexus 7 and a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, neither have Amazon Prime video available for them. I don't even use Amazon prime video for that reason. Would be nice for GoogleChrome to access it as well.

about a year ago

Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

krelvin Simple: Android permissions are not fine enough (293 comments)

Simple. They want to be able to get a status from SMS text and the only way to get that is to get permission to the SMS Messages. There is no finer permission level in Android to just give them what they need without access to the rest.

I just block that access since I don't want to use their messaging anyway. Blocked with Root, Xposed Framework, XPrivacy to control which permissions I want to allow them to have.

1 year,1 day

Fixing Broken Links With the Internet Archive

krelvin Historical Archives? (79 comments)

I have a number of historical archives to provide reference to what was being said and done back in the past rather than having that info disappear forever. they are not really web pages but rather web access to mailing lists etc...

I get requests to update the sites in them all the time, but have them set as read-only so keep the context under which they were written. So some of the web links included don't go anywhere any more but the main body of the text is valid for that period of time.

1 year,5 days

Cheerios To Go GMO-Free

krelvin The problem isn't GMO (419 comments)

It is the patents like what Monsanto is doing that are the problem. There is no health issues.

1 year,26 days

Epson Tries to One-up Google Glass with Moverio-Goggles (Video)

krelvin != google glasses (65 comments)

Lets see, no camera, no motion sensors, HUGE and heavy... don't see where anyone would be comparing this to Google Glass.

about a year ago

RF Safe-Stop Shuts Down Car Engines With Radio Pulse

krelvin What was not in the article... (549 comments)

Does this destroy the electronics ie make them no longer work until replaced?
Does this affect other things like watches, phones, pace makers and other medical equipment?

Would be an interesting oops... wrong vehicle or a innocent vehicle is in range when this is triggered.

about a year ago

DRM To Be Used In Renault Electric Cars

krelvin Simple, Don't Buy Them (231 comments)

Not sure why this is hard.... If you don't want a DRM car, don't buy one.

about a year ago

10-Year-Old Boy Discovers 600-Million-Year-Old Supernova

krelvin Re:A great example for kids (214 comments)

Perhaps you are more the exception than the rule here?

about a year ago

EU Proposes To Fit Cars With Speed Limiters

krelvin Stupid Idea that could cause MORE accidents (732 comments)

Imagine you are passing a vehicle with a big trucking approaching from the other direction and you pass a speed sign which reduces the speed limit .... car auto brakes putting you in risk of a head on collision.


about a year ago


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