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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

peragrin Re:There are computers built for this. (84 comments)

Not only that he has never heard of remote computing either. This sounds like the perfect job for an embedded machine running Vnc remote desktop or even a Unix shell back to a central server with power to spare.

Not even internet connected just a remote node will work

2 hours ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

peragrin Re:my thoughts (350 comments)

we are not even in single digit cases.

330 million people in the usa. and the only fatality has been a non american whom the hospitals should never of let go home.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Exec Opens Up About Research Lab Closure, Layoffs

peragrin Re:Bull (54 comments)

While true that only works if you do something with that research. Msft research designed some cool things, that would
  have drastically changed tech. The problem is Microsoft never capitalized on those projects. !Microsoft was driven by marketing ( see longhorn feature list).

2 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

peragrin Re:Politics (383 comments)

The problem is the CDC plan didn't work and the CDC and the hospital completely broke proper isolation procedures.

You never give the care takers permission to leave the town until after they have been isolated long enough to be clean. Let alone when one of them ask for permission to fly when she has a slight fever you say no.

I always figured the CDC could handle a major outbreak. now I don't think they could.

4 days ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

peragrin As some one recently pointed out to me (383 comments)

More americans have married Kim Kardashian than have died from Ebola.

And what is the land of the free creating more czar's for? a czar answers to no one. Instead how about we make the people in charge responsible for their actions. oh wait congress can never take responsibility for their failures.

4 days ago
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China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

peragrin Re:Why? (109 comments)

So how many times has the NSA done the same thing? oh that's right the NSA merely forces Cisco to install hardware that lets them monitor such connections.

The NSA has done far far worse to Americans, let alone everyone else in the world. China at least primarily limits it's attempts to it's own citizens.

4 days ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

peragrin Re:Boston (173 comments)

It gets better as sections of Boston get FIOS from Verizon. but for reasons known only to monopolies Verzion stopped rolling out new FIOS in Boston. I guess the market isn't big enough for them.

4 days ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

peragrin Re:Yay :D (312 comments)

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

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

peragrin Re:May I suggest (331 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.

about a week ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

peragrin Re:Replace rockets with something reasonable. (351 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.

about two weeks ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

peragrin Re:If I were president... (111 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.

about two weeks ago
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Journalists Route Around White House Press Office

peragrin Control (111 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?

about two weeks ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

peragrin Re:It only takes one ... (381 comments)

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

The CDC is screwing this up big time.

about two weeks 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?

about two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

peragrin Re:Hoax (986 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 two weeks 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 three 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 three weeks ago

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