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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

peragrin Re:Yay :D (171 comments)

except you can turn it all off. I have. Yosemite still works as it should. I just lose some safari and spotlight options

4 hours ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

peragrin Re:May I suggest (204 comments)

While true, I don't think that is a concern in the canadian north.

However I would be concerned about the opposite. synthetics don't do well in extreme cold either.

yesterday
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

peragrin Re:Replace rockets with something reasonable. (348 comments)

it isn't just rockets in space that is the problem. when you need 20 pounds of fuel to carry every pound of material to orbit you have a design limitation that needs to be changed.

We need better earth to orbit tech. once we have that the rest becomes much much easier. The ISS took 36 separate launches and we basically have a 10,000 sqft house.

Solve SSTO and watch as we can suddenly start launching more stuff up there.

3 days ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

peragrin Re:If I were president... (110 comments)

But you can't that is the point. You will never know half of the presidents daily actions and descisions. Who don't want to know a lot of the stuff he has to know.

Think of it like living on Twitter where you get bits and pieces of information and have to decide whether or not to act on 140 character sound bites. Whether the country goes to war depends on at best incomplete information.

3 days ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

peragrin Control (110 comments)

The Internet perceives censorship as damage and routes around it. The tighter the control the more systems will slip through their fingers.

Ooh how many more memes can this article produce?

3 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

peragrin Re:It only takes one ... (378 comments)

Have you missed the part where she asked the CDC for permission first?

The CDC is screwing this up big time.

3 days ago
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Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services

peragrin Re:Don't reuse passwords, folks. (29 comments)

I used to use 12345. But then I switched to the more secure 98765. No one ever thinks to go backwardshey just checking but my passwords show up as ***** to you guys right?

5 days ago
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Secretive X-37B Military Space Plane Could Land On Tuesday

peragrin Re:The real space shuttle (81 comments)

ah but container ships aren't expensive. the USA only does things to stupid expensive way first. then simplifies later. That way we can do it twice at 5 times the cost as everyone else.

Just look at our healthcare system. We pay 2-3 times what other countries pay and nearly 1/6th of our population still can't afford to go to a doctor.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

peragrin Re:Hoax (972 comments)

Right and how do you keep it secret? once you start passing them out(even if you are just selling the power) someone will cut it up and duplicate it. Look at the number of cheap iPhone knockoffs that appeared a year after the iPhone came out. He doesn't have apple's lawyers to defend him.

about a week ago
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Simple Hack Enables VR Mode For Oculus Rift In Alien: Isolation

peragrin Re:The point? (57 comments)

Who says it always works flawlessly? have they played through the entire game several times? maybe there is crash code or places where you can literally get stuck in a wall.

Lastly it isn't like you can go buy an oculus at best buy. Maybe they haven't fully tested the system. maybe they are waiting on oculus to actually release a product to consumers. Instead of a small beta tester pool.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

peragrin Re:Man up (279 comments)

It gets better , when you realize most rooms only need one jack or none at all.

you will probably only need one box of cat6 and a dozen jacks. 2 per bedroom, 2 for living room, 2 to 4 for office. I get by with a 4 port router. with only 3 cables plugged in. one for the TV, one for the ROKU box(always hardwire these) and one in case I need to update settings or really play games.(always disable wireless administration)

everything else is running on 802.11N (5ghz)of which I am the only user in the apartment complex. I pick up 10 other 2.4 ghz connections. Of those my 2.4 ghz channel(my router can broadcast and route on both at the same time) is the only one on an off channel(not 1,6, or 11) (I have mine set to 8 if you are curious)

about two weeks ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

peragrin Re:mental gymnastics (191 comments)

I am not disagreeing with you however every american does that too. Why is the government any different?

It is okay to dump hazard waste into the local drinking water supply. There is no law against it.

It is okay to steal money from the pot their is no law against it.

Every law will be abused and distorted. From the patriot act to local zoning ordances.

about two weeks ago
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Nearly 700 Genetic Factors Found To Influence Human Adult Height

peragrin Re:hmm (68 comments)

True but by studying redheads scientists can unlock how the soul interacts wight he body.

about two weeks ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

peragrin Re:...with greater instability. (405 comments)

That's just it you can hire those jobs out as needed. You call them as needed as they are small shops like yourself.

We don't have an IT tech on site. we pay someone to monitor for viruses, and provide updates and to watch backups. They don't have access to the main database itself just the files. We call them when we add or remove employees. We talk to them maybe twice a month.

people on slashdot say they can replace half the managers they work for with a script. They never realize what that actually means when you do though.

about two weeks ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

peragrin Re:No. (405 comments)

If you don't know how health insurance currently works please stop talking.

companies of 500 or more employees are self paying. if you think those companies pay for insurance like you pay for health insurance you are wrong. In those companies you pay your company for health insurance. it is managed by an outside entity. all employee contributions go into a pot. Payments for various claims are paid from the pot. the outside entity manages the cash flow. at the end of most years the company either has to pay a little directly out of it's own pocket or gets a little bonus. Direct employer contributions is normally little to none.Exceptions happen like this past year when AOL had two employees with horrible problems that needed several million dollars in care. the managing entity raises rates every year to keep the actual average employer contribution close to zero.

Their is very little direct health insurance in the USA it is one reason everything costs so much more. it isn't like car insurance where you have competing firms.

about two weeks ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

peragrin Re:Yes yes yes (405 comments)

Your parents got pensions too because companies cared about employees.

Caring about employees affects the bottom line. In order to maximize human resources those resources. Must be step mined and discarded. How else is the CEO supposed to get his annual bonus? Improve sales?

about two weeks ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

peragrin Re: Yes yes yes (405 comments)

We need to separate employers from healthcare anyways.

about two weeks ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

peragrin Re:Yes yes yes (405 comments)

Because the only people who get regular pay raises are managers? Every one else gets screwed.

In the future I expect more and more small businesses and boutiques. You can run a small yet profitable business with just two or three people. You don't need an army of accountants, managers or other people who provide only a drain on resources for no increase in value.

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

peragrin Re:You Forgot One (424 comments)

No the problem is the USA is targeted the wrong target. You can't stop ISIS with bombs. You can't stop Al queada with bombs.

You can't stop them with guns or bullets. you can't kill them all.

It is like Afgahanistan in the 1980's the CIA got the Afghan's to fight the Soviets. then the USA left which let an entire generation become jihadists. You are fighting Ideas. You are trying to prevent the Sunni- Shitte war that has been brewing for Centuries.

The USA needs to step up and develop alternative energy sources so we don't need middle east oil and let them kill each other. Once the Middle east begins to use up their oil reserves(and that is many decades away) the fighting will stop. Actually it will get far worse for a while, but it will eventually stop.

However once the USA and Europe doesn't need their oil anymore they will stop caring and let the idiots slaughter each other.(any group fighting over religion is automatically an idiot)

about two weeks ago
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Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

peragrin Re:Some would be well suited. (299 comments)

Which is perfect. Being a cog in the machine is exactly what most businesses want. The only thing better is a cheap easily replaced cog.

about two weeks ago

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