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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

pbjones bandwidth? (99 comments)

it only takes an idiot with a 'torrent running to suck up the bandwidth. A real smart idea this is not.

about two weeks ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

pbjones Re:New Rule in your region! (238 comments)

Thanks to my telco using NATs, I'm geolocated a thousand kms away, in a different state.

about two weeks ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

pbjones I hate them all (238 comments)

They all indicate that the story is crap. I really dislike the one that starts with " hate this person... ", what a load of hot turds.

about two weeks ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

pbjones Simple (151 comments)

Hover board.

about three weeks ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

pbjones Calling line ID (94 comments)

CLI is what you want and you'll see the ID of every incoming call. That's your metadata. There you go, collect your own metadata you lazy bastard.

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

pbjones X or 10 or 1010 (399 comments)

maybe it's so far off people will think that 9 has come and gone. (I was always happy to believe that MacOSX was named after their earlier AUX efforts)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

pbjones you'll never read this, too late in the list (504 comments)

My upgraded old iPad had initial problems with WiFi connections but it seems better now. It may be that there are software downloads in the background associated with the new iOS 8 apps. Time will tell. I prefer the old UI, but I am always at the bleeding edge of tech when the purse allows.

about a month ago
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My resting heart rate:

pbjones Re:Do the math (169 comments)

actually, to reduce your heart rate at rest figure you usually have to exercise and have a high heart rate for extended periods, so it all tends to even out.

about a month ago
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I think next winter will be:

pbjones lame? (148 comments)

getting pretty lame here. We only get about 2 months of cool weather, then it's back to mid-hi temps.

about a month and a half ago
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If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?

pbjones Re:Of course we can (140 comments)

you are full of shit. As a cancer victim I can say that it is down to risk, if the numbers are against you, age, over weight, lack of exercise, genetics, environment exposure, then you'll be more likely to get some form of cancer. These may go undetected for years, at which point it is too well established to be totally eradicated. Early detection is very important, survival is dependant on early detection and the effectiveness of treatment, sadly the cost of drugs is high and people are not always able to afford them, even in 1st world countries. As for the conspiracy theory, improvements are there, but the thoughts that there are magic bullets out there, being suppressed, is crap. If you want to survive, do the right things, loose weight, build fitness, eat better, look out for body changes, get regular check ups. You can't live forever.

about a month and a half ago
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To prepare for a coronal mass ejection, I ...

pbjones Oh no (151 comments)

Will this brick my Prius? Do I have to wrap it in tin foil or something?

about a month and a half ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

pbjones old tech (231 comments)

crashing bikes and billy carts, trying to fly with cardboard wings, mini fire bombs, etc., computers didn't make it any better, just easier. Those are, and still are, fun times!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

pbjones Please help... (635 comments)

Using mechanical pencils because they always work, still have a compact Mac with SCSI CDROM to replay old games, married for 36 years, can't give up on that either.

about 2 months ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

pbjones The stars (246 comments)

Go where no nerd has gone before...

about 3 months ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

pbjones Nomination (163 comments)

A Darwin Award.

about 3 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

pbjones now! (701 comments)

Now! repartition seems redundant at this point.

about 3 months ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

pbjones I gave up (244 comments)

Tried to get my iPad into the typewriter, the screen cracked when I hit the first key.

about 3 months ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

pbjones sounds right (749 comments)

if the data is available in the USA then it can be produced for a warrant, regardless of where the data is stored.

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

pbjones Re:If it were a pocket watch.... (381 comments)

Yes, a pocket smart watch, with extra long battery life. An iPod nano in a classic pocket watch format.

about 4 months ago

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