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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

modmans2ndcoming Re:So, it is hard and flexible? (203 comments)

Great...and in materials hard and rigid go together like peanut butter and jelly.

about a month ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

modmans2ndcoming Re:It is too bad that we did not learn from doctor (454 comments)

yeah.....not.

The current state has the idiots coming over because there is no accreditation board involved in vetting and licensing the people who do highly sensitive work.

about a month ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

modmans2ndcoming Re:It is too bad that we did not learn from doctor (454 comments)

My wife has been an RN for 15 years. When she went, she got an Associates degree. She is working on her BSN completion because of career limitations but she still got licenses as an RN and passed the NCLEX 15 years ago.

about a month ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

modmans2ndcoming Re:It is too bad that we did not learn from doctor (454 comments)

Which is why I said a professional board. You think passing the bar exam or getting your license to practice medicine is a scam? That is the level of licensing I am talking about.

about a month ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

modmans2ndcoming Re:Number of interviews... (454 comments)

you realize that testing someone's ability to think about sorting algorithms using a spatial test will result is a lot of programmers performing poorly. Spatial reasoning is being used in conjunction with algorithmic thinking. This is something that is not practiced in school so if you asked the same people to write a quick sort in psudo-code on one of those pieces of paper, I bet you would get higher performance from the candidates.

about a month ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

modmans2ndcoming It is too bad that we did not learn from doctors (454 comments)

It is too bad that we did not learn from doctors, lawyers, nurses, etc. back when there was ridiculous demand for tech professionals in the 90's. We should have set up a professional governance board and lobbied for licensing requirements (licensing that the professional board controls) to do certain jobs (programming, server admin, networking, IT security, etc.). That would have stopped the race to the bottom in salaries and quality (lower pay gives you lower quality).

about a month ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

modmans2ndcoming T-Mobile better get their hands on some of this (85 comments)

Part of the problem with the FCC is that they are not following their guideline to promote competition. If you sell a small amount of bandwidth at auction and Verizon and AT&T buy it all up for a crazy amount of money then all the FCC has done is allowed the duopoly to limit competition.

They should put a price tag on the spectrum, provision it out and offer it in turn like a draft. Then the companies can buy positions from one another for other terms that are agreed upon before the draft begins. Much better for competition.

about a month ago
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Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

modmans2ndcoming So, it is hard and flexible? (203 comments)

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

about a month 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 month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 5 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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Use Gmail as Postfix Smart Host under Ubuntu

modmans2ndcoming modmans2ndcoming writes  |  about 7 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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