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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

pkinetics Curiosity (143 comments)

Probably a rhetorical question

Has any technology that was rushed / pushed after 9/11 actually worked as promised?

Or has it been the usual over hyped marketing pitch "We can solve your problems! And even ones you don't even have!"

yesterday
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

pkinetics Re:Frankly (143 comments)

Hmm.. I wonder what would happen if this company developed teleporters

yesterday
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

pkinetics Re:Not surprising (179 comments)

Microsoft more interested in making hipster outdated / we are borg commercials than making a real usable product.

3 days ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

pkinetics Re:Problem is (417 comments)

And the medical industry would diagnose the kids as have PTSD and ADHD and medicate the hell out of them as soon as possible.

Yes, I'm rambling.

On a side note, whatever happened to pen pals? Has social media replaced that as well? Get instant notification that the family you visited got blown up...

Yes, I'm a bit of an a$$ today...

about a week ago
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Swedish Dad Takes Gamer Kids To Warzone

pkinetics Re:Gettin All Up In Yo Biznis (417 comments)

While this is sarcasm, lots of kids today are soft and don't equate hard work to earning something. They don't value half of what they have. Heck, they have little concept of why education is important. Too much instant gratification over trivial things.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

pkinetics Re:Contact Us (277 comments)

Or worse, designed by the HR department using FrontPage or Word. Or asking the intern or PFY to do it using WordPress or some other painful environment

about two weeks ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

pkinetics Great article!!! (255 comments)

This needs mod points!!!!

about two weeks ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

pkinetics Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

I think that's the syndrome where all of USA imports contain lead or other toxic chemicals.

In other random thoughts, this would a great way for Japan to get rid of their waste.... just export it super cheat to USA in all their products. Maybe in that generations PlayStation and call it the PS-235.

about two weeks ago
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TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor

pkinetics Re:So.. what? (255 comments)

in USA there was an uptick in something called a Lebron. I haven't figured out what it was, and frankly since the world didn't melt down, I figure it was irrelephant.

about two weeks ago
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With Chinese Investment, Nicaraguan Passage Could Dwarf Panama Canal

pkinetics Re:Geography of panama vs nicaragua (322 comments)

But if the lake drains out as ships pass through, wouldn't there need to be a fresh water intake? At some point there has to be a balancing.

Heck, species invasions alone should have environmentalists up in arms.

about two weeks ago
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NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

pkinetics wouldn't these have to be weatherproofed? (107 comments)

I'm just pondering a waterproof case and or something to keep them warm in the cold snowy climate games

about two weeks ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

pkinetics Re:Good Thing (195 comments)

Good gravy, these people would flip out if they can't cash out at the end.

With the amount of money poured into bitcoins no one wants to be left holding the bag if the bottom were to fall out. So people will argue to keep it alive.

I'm not saying that is a good or bad thing. All forms of currency and devaluations are like that.

about three weeks ago
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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

pkinetics Re:20 megawatts (195 comments)

Am wondering if this is a broken window argument

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

pkinetics Re:Hire More Devs (209 comments)

EXACTLY THIS!

For the love of all that is sane, make external interfaces.

This has the added benefit of providing an easy to find definition of your non ERP standardized business practices.

If the data belongs in the ERP, it should be managed in the ERP. If it is not, that means your ERP configuration is missing important business workflows and practices. The more the ERP breaks, the less people trust it, and the more they try to do outside of it. Your ERP should not have several feeders of business rules data.

It is one thing for the external interfaces to have good data, and send good data. It is another to bury all the source data in separate apps. I'm just imaging 100 little spreadsheets and Access databases propagating bad information across each other. This value means this is Billy Bob's spreadsheet but in Peggy Sue it should be this value.

AHHHHHHH

about three weeks ago
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Is the App Store Broken?

pkinetics Re:Recent purchases/downloads (258 comments)

How about a date range option. Something like Monthly, Yearly, All Time.

It'd be great if there was an option to see best apps from year to year.

about three weeks ago
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Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?

pkinetics Re:Neither (436 comments)

At some point open source code needs revenue. Otherwise things like Heartbleed happen and then everyone complains that the biggest users of the open source aren't contributing back to the program to support it.

I'd rather have a couple of ads than have to remember to pay an annual fee to /., xda, and a bazillion other sites I visit.

about three weeks ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

pkinetics Re:Southwest Boarding Policies (928 comments)

The proper response the flight attendant should have made was tweeting back: We apologize for inconveniencing the other 200 people who followed proper boarding procedure. Have a nice day.

about a month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

pkinetics Re:Tell me how... (928 comments)

Apparently anything involving twitter is (checks top again) transportation related??? Huh?

about a month ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

pkinetics Re:Execute everyone responsible (928 comments)

depends. Are they backseat chair kickers?

about a month ago

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