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Google Has Android Remote App Install Power, Too

rentmej Re:Really? (278 comments)

With version 2.2 of Android and a Google Chrome extension ChromeToPhone YOU can do an OTA install of an app on YOUR phone.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Bite the Google Hand That Feeds You?

rentmej Re:Screw Google. (192 comments)

And I remember a time when kids stayed the HELL OFF MY YARD!

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Droid Tethering Comes At a Hefty Price

rentmej Re:Summary is dead wrong (555 comments)

Seriously?

You start out with 5 GB and pay $0.05/MB over that.

So $1000 in fees plus 5 GB plan equals about 25,000 MB

So if they were watching Youtube at 300kbs (and I didn't feel like doing the math, link) so:
300kbs / 8 = 37.5KB/s
37.5KB/s * 60 = 2250KB/m
2250KB/m * 60 = 135000KB/h
135000 / 1024 = 131.8MB per hour

25,000 MB divided by 131.8 MB equals 189 hours 41 minutes of videos in one month.

Wow, really must be in the middle of nowhere.

about 5 years ago
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Mathematics Reading List For High School Students?

rentmej Cryptonomicon (630 comments)

Cryptonomicon by Niel Stephenson.

I've used the example of mapping the US vs Europe by placing lights on the tops of people's heads and mapping when they go up and down (off of sidewalks) to explain statistical analysis to MBAs way more successfully than anything else.

more than 5 years ago
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Tech-Related Volunteer Gigs

rentmej Re:A few things come to mind (252 comments)

I currently work with the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education and we have the OSHER life long learning institute (with about 120 other OSHER subsidiaries) and are always looking for competent, well meaning, volunteers.

We also have Public Allies which the Obamas were a part of.

You could also donate time to groups like the Wisconsin Association of Equal Opportunity or the Community Brainstorming Conference

There are a ton of other areas where you could volunteer your time and energy, but the simple fact is that the number of people with technical skills is significantly smaller than the number of projects that would benefit (HUGELY) from a couple of hours of your time.

Seriously, how long would it take the average /.er to build a decent website and compare that to how long it would take the average MBA.

more than 5 years ago
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Violence in Games, Once Again, Not That Compelling

rentmej Video games vs Driving (191 comments)

Can we have a study where one group plays violent video games and the other drives in rush hour traffic?

Then we can compare which group has an elevated level of aggression and which one wants to kill all humans.

more than 5 years ago
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Confessions of a Wi-Fi Thief

rentmej Re:Broadcast = Permission (849 comments)

This is actually funny on my iPhone.
Every time it finds a new AP it will ask you if you want to join "NetworkX". So, from that point on, every time it finds an unsecured network called "NetworkX" it automatically connects you.
While back I connected to a AP where everything was default.
Few days later I was on the bus wondering why I kept getting a WiFi signal then loosing it every time we went past an apartment complex.

more than 5 years ago

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