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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

modmans2ndcoming So, it is hard and flexible? (133 comments)

Please tell us how they achieved this feat or materials engineering.

8 hours ago
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Can the US Actually Cultivate Local Competition in Broadband?

modmans2ndcoming Re:Split Comcast in two (135 comments)

better yet... split comcast, TW and any cable based ISP into two. One is the ISP, the other is the infrastructure company. The infrastructure company sells access tot he ISP and now we have a company that has an incentive to sell access to multiple ISPs and upgrade/properly maintain interconnects.

about a week ago
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Researchers Direct Growth of Neurons With Silicon Nitride Microtubes

modmans2ndcoming Great for patient with neurogenic bladders (23 comments)

With the ability to grow a new bladder for patients born with small and poorly compressing bladders: source We may not have the ability to get these bladders fully functioning using this new technology. The biggest hurdle has been getting nerves to connect to the bladders so they can be used voluntarily and without the use of a catheter.

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

modmans2ndcoming Re: NXP is a huge secure element provider. (122 comments)

RFID technology is a diverse group of tech. NFC requires near contact to activate. RFID used in passports are not NFC, broadcasts without authentication and does not encrypt the data. NFC is nothing like that.

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

modmans2ndcoming Re: So Android DOESN'T have an Apple Pay equivalen (122 comments)

It is kind of hard to claim that for GW since you have to claim that, on top of someone stealing your device, they also have to have your wallet pin. then you have to explain why you did not suspend your wallet account when the device was stolen.

further more, you will probably get stuck with the charge if you failed to encrypt your device since you had the least secure technology in the chain of the transaction.

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

modmans2ndcoming Re:So Android DOESN'T have an Apple Pay equivalent (122 comments)

You better be using cash for all your transactions if you care about purchase history.

Your history, unless you are doing something shameful is not what people are after. they want access to your accounts and PH does not provide that.

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

modmans2ndcoming Re:Equivalence (122 comments)

You realize that political and regulatory reasons are harder to overcome than technical ones right?

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

modmans2ndcoming Re:Equivalence (122 comments)

in both cases neither Google or apple relay your financial information to the vendor. Google generates a one time credit card number, apple uses a secure one time token as proof the funds are being credited to the vendor.

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

modmans2ndcoming Re:NXP is a huge secure element provider. (122 comments)

As opposed to what? A mag stripe?

An NFC chip requires the device be within millimeters of a terminal to activate. The payment system itself is anonymous and provides perfect forward secrecy of your financial information. To activate the payment you have to have to authenticate. That can be done with a pin or in Apple's case, a thumb print.

I will take that system over a stupid mag strip or even a chip and pin.

about two weeks ago
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New NXP SoC Gives Android Its Apple Pay

modmans2ndcoming Re:NXP is a huge secure element provider. (122 comments)

You obviously were not old enough to actually live through the 90's because if you had you would know that:

1) USB was not even part of the original Winows 98
2)Apple released the iMac in 1998 and only had USB ports, dropping all legacy ports
3) the iMac was released three years before the iPod
4) You suck at history

about two weeks ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

modmans2ndcoming Re:They aren't looking for public comments (140 comments)

No, the other option is to force infrastructure owners to stop selling ISP services and create a compulsory license fee for ISPs that wish to have their signal carried over the infrastructure.

Over night you have market competition.

about 4 months ago
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Big Bang Breakthrough Team Back-Pedals On Major Result

modmans2ndcoming Re: Not the Big Bang (127 comments)

Oh darn, if only you had.more room to provide use with those equally valid "theories"

about 5 months ago
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Researchers Find "Achilles Heel" of Drug Resistant Bacteria

modmans2ndcoming Re: Easier (106 comments)

Right, because fewer people died of opportunistic infections before we had anti biotics and disinfectants.

about 5 months ago
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Evidence of Protoplanet Found On Moon

modmans2ndcoming Re:I'm ignorant (105 comments)

Where did you learn science? Home School creationism?

Observation of actual phenomena (evolution) ->Hypothesis of the mechanism of observed phenomena (Natural selection, genetic mutation, etc) -> Test, Test, Test, Test, Test ->Mechanism is stated to be a theory by consensus ->Test-> (maybe) revise theory -> (and on we go)

about 6 months ago
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Evidence of Protoplanet Found On Moon

modmans2ndcoming Re:I'm ignorant (105 comments)

You could have saved us a lot of time and just stopped after your first sentence.

about 6 months ago
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Evidence of Protoplanet Found On Moon

modmans2ndcoming Re:"Simplest explanation" (105 comments)

Earth isn't large enough to capture an object the size of the moon in such a close orbit. and the moon was orbiting in a much much closer orbit 4 billion years ago.So, no, it was the most complex explanation.

about 6 months ago
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Valve In-Home Game Streaming Supports Windows, OS X & Linux

modmans2ndcoming Re:SteamBox just got really interesting (106 comments)

Who gives a shit about OS X and Linux? I want a slim mini-itx box in my living room that I can use to play my games. This does that.

about 6 months ago
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Momentous Big Bang Findings Questioned

modmans2ndcoming Re: Peer review (154 comments)

As any good viewer of Cosmos knows the church excommunicated the guy who hypothesized about heliocentrism.

about 6 months ago
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China May Build an Undersea Train To America

modmans2ndcoming It better be Mag-Lev (348 comments)

I don't think the entire line needs to be a mag lev train but the connection between continents should be. The trip under the straight should be a short as possible with a little noise as possible.

about 6 months ago

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Use Gmail as Postfix Smart Host under Ubuntu

modmans2ndcoming modmans2ndcoming writes  |  more than 6 years ago

modmans2ndcoming (929661) writes "This guy has written a very good step-by-step How-To on setting up Postfix to use gmail as a smarthost. Those of us who have an evil ISP blocking port 25 can have the goodness of a home e-mail server with out paying out the butt for traditional smart hosting. It is written for those who use Ubuntu. He also links to a guy who wrote a similar article for those who like to compile their software."
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