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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

robstout Re:If you had taken part in "welcome back"... (66 comments)

I agree. This isn't very appealing to me (already a PS+ member, and I did jump on welcome back program). I still don't trust Sony. I don't have any cc info with my account. Pre-paid cards makes life easier for the paranoid, like me.

5 days ago
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CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

robstout No excuse (40 comments)

Come on people, it's 2014, not the 90s. Why is this stuff still happening?

about a week ago
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Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

robstout So Kind of open? (194 comments)

Kind of open, I guess?

about a week ago
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Canadian ISP On Disclosing Subscriber Info: Come Back With a Warrant

robstout About time (55 comments)

I love to hear it when places actually stand up for due process.

about two weeks ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

robstout Wonder what this will do for the movies (590 comments)

The Thor films seem to have a lot of appeal for my wife and female friends, partly due to beefcake. I wonder how much confusion this will cause between the comics and movies.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

robstout What are her Strengths? (509 comments)

What sorts of things is she good at? It doesn't help to recommend a sysadmin position if she isn't detail-orientated.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day

robstout Robots (86 comments)

They probably don't allow you to make a couple of robots out of spare parts so you can mock the films you are ebing forced to watch, to retain your sanity.

about three weeks ago
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Duolingo is a Free, Crowdsourced Language Learning App (Video)

robstout Wife (75 comments)

My wife loves this app. I have no idea if she's actually learned anything using it, but for a while she was putting in a couple of hours every day with the language lessons.

about a month ago
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Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light

robstout PoE for Lighting (104 comments)

I'm not that excited about the IP information being sent by the lights. Kind of cool, but I think it's an application waiting for a use. Using Power over Ethernet for the lights themselves is pretty damn cool. Easier to set up lights (you only need a CAT5 cable, instead of electircal cabling, etc), and, assuming your switch has a good enough UPS on it, you can have lighting that will stay up during a power outage.

about a month ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

robstout Latency (349 comments)

Assuming that the rate is constant, that's 7.5 Mbps for image files. Just how large are these imaages, and how much bandiwdth does he have where he wouldn't notice the slowdown?

about a month ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

robstout Complexity (228 comments)

This all sounds way too complex for an oven. Lots of moving parts in a high heat area sounds like a recipe for failure (HA!) Things I'd like to see: Faster warm up time for the oven More even heating throughout the oven

about a month ago
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Julian Assange Plans Modeling Debut At London Fashion Show

robstout Why do we care about this? (173 comments)

Assange is modeling? Yay, I guess.

about a month ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

robstout Re:As a Massachusetts resident... (534 comments)

But money is the one thing you can use to hurt a corproation. Enough people with multi-million lawsuits, and they won't be able to afford it.

about a month ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

robstout Re:As a Massachusetts resident... (534 comments)

I'm hoping for nce hefty civil lawsuits for pain and suffering.

about a month ago
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Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients

robstout Re:Doesn't give warm fuzzies (162 comments)

Or alternately, they see that you do exercise and eat well, then why are your cholesterol levels bad? At the very least, it's good to have that as a baseline.

about a month ago
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Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients

robstout Re:Doesn't give warm fuzzies (162 comments)

If you don't trust your doctor, why do you go to him or her? They need access to sensitive information about you to properly diagnose issues, and to spot trends. Do you refuse to answer the questions they ask prior to every visit? Do you hold back family history of illness? Well then, good luck on catching something before it kills you.

about a month ago
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Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

robstout More surprised about cooking (151 comments)

I'm not surprised Neadrathals ate veggies. Look at their teeth. Cooking food though, that's pretty cool.

about a month ago
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Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients

robstout Doesn't give warm fuzzies (162 comments)

I'm alright with my doctor having this information, in theory, but I really don't trust the insurance companies with this. "So, I see that you like taco bell. We're raising your rates."

about a month ago

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