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Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

mikeroySoft Hanlon's razor (387 comments)

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

about 2 months ago
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Building an IT Infrastructure Today vs. 10 Years Ago

mikeroySoft Re:HIPAA Privacy Rules (93 comments)

VMware's new cloud is signing BAAs (Business Associate Agreements) to ensure HIPPA regulation compliance with it's customers.
press release

How HIPPA works

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

mikeroySoft Re:Depends on your hardware of course! (488 comments)

It is as slick as can be on the 5S. Everything is smooth. Battery lasted all day with constant LTE use. I've been using Google Maps navigating around all day.
There's some software glitchy-ness going on here and there (going back to the 'home' screen 'jitters' at the end of the animation as it resets the image for the parallax effect), but I expect that to be resolved in updates. Some inconsistencies with the keyboards too, but devs will have to update their apps to use the new 'flat' style.

What I would like, however, is to be able to swipe up and instead of pulling up Control Center, I want the multi-tasker. Ideally, let me pick what each directional swipe can do... Maybe I want to double-tap home for Notifications, pull down for Control Center, and swipe up for multi-tasking... 4-finger swipe up on an iPad is okay but I find my fingers 'skipping' on the way up a bunch if my hands are too dry or something, causing the gesture to not be recognized.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

mikeroySoft Re:Control Center (488 comments)

I've been noticing that too... in Google Hangouts, for example, the 'send' button has to be accurately pushed and held for longer than other buttons to register properly.

about a year ago
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

mikeroySoft Re:Fingerprint novelty (773 comments)

I'd be happy if the thing only just used my print to authenticate locally, and then 'paste' in the actual password that I'm wanting to type in.
Ultimately, I want it to avoid having to type my email and password in all the time. If it can handle the password thing for now, that's a good enough start.
If it's only to unlock the phone itself, that's still not bad, but there's much more potential there.
Maybe people will choose more complicated passwords now that it's easier to remember and then input a lengthly and complex password

about a year ago
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

mikeroySoft Re:I bought a 4.... that's enough (773 comments)

But there's a number of styli (?) available for any capacitive screen, thus giving you choice. I don't want it, so why should I be forced to pay for one in the price of the device? It's an accessory.

WRT the size of the device, I too wouldn't mind something bigger, but if you think the Note is a 'good sized phone' I think you might need glasses ;)
I switched to an HTC One for mainly that reason, but found that it really didn't add any actual value and can't wait to switch back!

about a year ago
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Washington AG Slams T-Mobile Over Deceptive 'No-Contract' Ads

mikeroySoft Schrödinger's Contract (371 comments)

The "no-contract-contract", sold from within a sealed box.

about a year ago
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Little Miss Sunshine Screenwriter Gets Nod For Star Wars: Episode VII

mikeroySoft Re:Please, oh, please... (321 comments)

citation please?

about 2 years ago
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US Presidential Debate #2 Tonight: Discuss Here

mikeroySoft Re:Logical Fallacy Bingo (706 comments)

You should vote for Kotos. That way no one can blame you.

about 2 years ago
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Radio Royalty Legislation Described As 'RIAA Bailout'

mikeroySoft Route around it (272 comments)

I do hope that artists of the future choose to distribute their music via means they can control and directly benefit from, rather than broker everything through these greedy dinosaurs.
The Oatmeal illustrated it perfectly... theoatmeal.com/comics/music_industry

about 2 years ago
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Christmas Always On Sunday? Researchers Propose New Calendar

mikeroySoft Re:Simpler solution. (725 comments)

How about simply 13 months with 28 days each, plus an extra day every year?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Your Data Safe In the Cloud?

mikeroySoft Re:Sponsorships? Really? (332 comments)

I'm glad at least comments are enabled. Most other sites disable them for sponsored articles.

Further, I imagine that the bandwidth and hosting costs of /. are quite high, so they need to get a return somehow.
I mean, with so many people here probably using AdBlock etc, or disabling ads because they're registered users who can, they have to get their ads-to-eyeballs ratio back up to somewhere that it's actually worth it to advertize here (this ensuring that our geeky community can continue to have someplace to live!)

more than 2 years ago
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Google's Schmidt Says He 'Screwed Up' On Social Networking

mikeroySoft Re:Yeah Right.... (252 comments)

A server farm can host a 'cloud', certainly, they aren't necessary the same thing.
Servers are hardware. A 'cloud' represents a logical infrastructure, independent of the hardware it's currently sitting on.
With such an abstraction, you can more easily and reliably do things like disaster recovery, load balancing, storage migration, fail-over.. etc.. Gives the infrastructure the agility to deal with change, whether it's planned or not.

more than 2 years ago
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Google's Schmidt Says He 'Screwed Up' On Social Networking

mikeroySoft Re:Yeah Right.... (252 comments)

Clouds don't have to be public... it's perfectly reasonable to have an internal private cloud, and that can communicate with a public-facing public cloud (where the .com gets hosted, customer portal, etc)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Certifications To Get?

mikeroySoft Certifications don't impress... (444 comments)

Experience does. Build something, or contribute to an Open Source project.

more than 3 years ago
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Japanese Robots Await Call To Action

mikeroySoft You know it's bad when... (50 comments)

... Japan is enlisting US-made robots to help

more than 3 years ago
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RoboEarth Teaches Robots to Learn From Peers

mikeroySoft One step closer... (97 comments)

... to the Singularity. This is great news =)

more than 3 years ago
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Covert Video of Apple IPad 2 Just Released

mikeroySoft Re:Uh (190 comments)

it sure looks like it.
curved edges, front and back cameras, that weird vent in the bottom corner. Some of the icons in the OS look different (contacts is blue) and the resolution looks a bit more dense, as much as you can tell on camera anyway.

more than 3 years ago
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Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

mikeroySoft Re:Ban guns (2166 comments)

Whoa there. Guns are fine, so long as the control laws we actually have are enforced and people are educated about gun safety.

That's right! If murderers knew that bullets can kill people they wouldn't fire them. As well all know, people only get shot because people firing the guns haven't been taught that it isn't a magic tickling stick.

mod parent up!

more than 3 years ago

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