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Hackers Steal Data Of 4.5 Million US Hospital Patients

raind Got SS number but (110 comments)

"The stolen data did not include patient credit card, medical, or clinical information."

That seems to be a rather dubious claim.

2 days ago

Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut

raind Lake Erie (184 comments)

last week 400K Toledo OH. residents were not able to drink the water for 2 days (or more) due to toxin in the algae that turns the lake into green sludge. it's a freshwater problem as well.

about two weeks ago

Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

raind or (502 comments)

There hedging - either way they will profit.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Bulletproof Video Conferencing For Alzheimers Home?

raind blujeans or gotomeeting (194 comments)

Supports any hardware

about two weeks ago

Smoking Mothers May Alter the DNA of Their Children

raind Figures (155 comments)

Not surprised, I still smoke and feel way more physically and mentally addicted to that, then say alcohol which I gave up years ago.

about three weeks ago

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

raind Re: Whelp. (139 comments)

Time to remake the creation story as well.

about a month ago

World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

raind Re:Finally! (474 comments)

Really, they can buy a kilo of cocaine foe 2k in central america and sell in on the street in the amerika for 200k?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

raind Re:Job Hopping (282 comments)

Maybe the company hired a new COO who needs to make a mark by eliminating positions.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

raind Crave less (408 comments)

it's part of the Second Noble Truth. Problem solved.

about 3 months ago

Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

raind Re:Get OFF your freaking duffs! (227 comments)

thanks - better than the petition at

about 3 months ago

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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 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 6 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 7 months ago



Hero for our planet

raind raind writes  |  about 2 years 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  |  about 5 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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