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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

raind Re:Wait for it.... (336 comments)

The thing with the auto industry is there always cycle, the last purge of big 3 techie/IT resulted with them being replaced by or joining the contractors, now they bringing some back in house. the whole driver assist thing is helping that, but I try to stay clear of the auto industry, but done some contract work as it can hard to avoid auto.

about a week ago

Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

raind Re:Wait for it.... (336 comments)

You don't want to live in Delray for christ's sake, no one does, it's down wind of or next to a Marathon refinery among others, then there's Zug island.

There are some fine living areas in the city and surrounding burbs, but I'm not telling.

about a week ago

Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

raind Re:Well Deserved (195 comments)

One of our remote sites was getting billed for disconnected internet access for almost 2 years, I found that out month ago, when I asked for credit it was sent to "mgmt" and haven't got back to me.

about two weeks ago

5.1 Earthquake Hits California

raind Re:Behold! Troll the fuck out of this story! (114 comments)

The sad part it is that some of those are true, and it's also true racism is alive and well, at least from west coast (?) ac white trash

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Change Tech Careers At 30?

raind Teaching? (451 comments)

What exactly do you teach? How much technology knowledge have you got in any real world tech job at age of 30? I am guessing very little....sorry.

about a month and a half ago

Are Bankers Paid Too Much? Are Technology CEOs?

raind Re:Finance is a valuable activity (712 comments)

Is it finance when:

"Today, banks like Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs own oil tankers, run airports and control huge quantities of coal, natural gas, heating oil, electric power and precious metals. They likewise can now be found exerting direct control over the supply of a whole galaxy of raw materials crucial to world industry and to society in general, including everything from food products to metals like zinc, copper, tin, nickel and, most infamously thanks to a recent high-profile scandal, aluminum. And they're doing it not just here but abroad as well: In Denmark, thousands took to the streets in protest in recent weeks, vampire-squid banners in hand, when news came out that Goldman Sachs was about to buy a 19 percent stake in Dong Energy, a national electric provider. The furor inspired mass resignations of ministers from the government's ruling coalition, as the Danish public wondered how an American investment bank could possibly hold so much influence over the state energy grid." ?

about 2 months ago

US Plunges To 46th In World Press Freedom Index

raind Re:We're the best country in the world!!! Woo!! (357 comments)

Idol Americans, watch American Idol on TV, they suck down their beer and pizza,

And they really believe theyâ(TM)re free.

(A A#) 4
Theyâ(TM)re more concerned, about Hollywood movie stars in strife,

then they are about the global crisis, and the waste of human life.

"John Wildcat" c. 2013

about 2 months ago

Mobile Banking Apps For iOS Woefully Insecure

raind Re:Fiserv is to blame (139 comments)

Not surprising, though my "bank" uses them for their online portal, it's somewhat robust, multiple factor authentication and such, though I haven't poked to hard, which is to say; at all.

about 3 months ago

Anti-GMO Activists Win Victory On Hawaiian Island

raind Re:More accurate headline (510 comments)

how come were not as high then huh?

about 4 months ago

Researchers Use Electroconvulsive Therapy To Disrupt Recall of Nasty Events

raind Erasing memories (96 comments)

Why would anyone want this when a proven method (large amount of alcohol)exists?

about 4 months ago

Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire

raind really? (691 comments)

"Bitcoin's utter lack of regulation permits really hideous markets to emerge, in commodities like assassination (and drugs and child pornography)."

None these existed before?

about 4 months ago

A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

raind Community solar (1030 comments)

Is one way the utilities will accept this.

about 5 months ago

How Big Data Is Destroying the US Healthcare System

raind Re:One advantage of Obamacare (507 comments)

That happened to me, laid off no cobra insurance coverage, prexisting condition - screwed.

about 6 months ago

BlackBerry Confirms 4,500 Job Cuts, Warns of $950 Million Loss

raind Re:Reminds me of Novell (120 comments)

I miss Novell, and still a have a Blackberry from 07, I don't use it much now since work gave me a iPhone, but at least can change the battery on it if needed - still using original one though.

about 7 months ago

Syria: a Defining Moment For Chemical Weapons?

raind news conference (454 comments)

So here we go, would not expect him to come out and say we are planning to attack, perhaps he will say the order has been given, or "we won"....

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: IT Staff Handovers -- How To Take Over From an Outgoing Sys Admin?

raind DR (195 comments)

One good way to learn the new environment is to test any existing disaster recovery procedures, you will find out quickly what's important and things that don't work.

about 9 months ago

NSA Can't Search Its Own Email

raind Smarsh (165 comments)

Does a good job tracking emails....

about 9 months ago



Hero for our planet

raind raind writes  |  about a year and a half ago

raind writes "Years ago my first job out of school was physically cleaning computers and printers, one of our clients was Energy Conversion Devices, and I thought wow what a cool place, well Stan Ovshinsky has passed away at age 90."
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Rewoving nuclear waste

raind raind writes  |  more than 3 years ago

raind (174356) writes "I don't often if ever submit a story, but on this one would like other opinions. What are your all opinions on shipping radioactive old nuclear generators? This one is going through Canada to the US up the ST. Lawrence seaway to the Atlantic. They say it's low radioactive but I live in Michigan and if something went wrong our water supply could be effected. Lake St. Clair is a shallow lake and ALOT of people fish there. It seems to me that Canada could truck these things land wise (at higher cost I'm sure). So what after reading and seeing the fta what do you think?"
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Combining Web and TV

raind raind writes  |  more than 4 years ago

raind (174356) writes "A Rochester Hills man is working on a new company called Clik Clac that would allow TV viewers to do something that's been talked about for a long time, but has never yet quite been worked out — point and click to buy items viewers see on the screen during shows. Noel Thompson's Clik Clac combines TV and Web, with the ability to take screen shots of TV shows and movies, and shop from the couch, all without interrupting programming. For consumer products, anything from pants, glasses, makeup and even hair color can be tagged, allowing viewers to shop from home with their remotes, or simply research a product they found interesting."
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