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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

rthille Re:Simple (610 comments)

No, because that doesn't work with sudo. Real pros use:
cat | [sudo] tee [-a] filename

2 days ago
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Securing Networks In the Internet of Things Era

rthille Re:Avoid IoT at all costs (106 comments)

If you need the key embedded in the chip in your fridge, and the engineers weren't complete idiots and they aren't all the same, then downloading a script may not be enough, you may have to hook up a sensitive a/d converter and run 1000s of probes to determine the key. The potential pool of people who would do such a thing to avoid ads on their fridge is much smaller than those who would simply cover the screen with their kid's art.

4 days ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

rthille Re:Ethernet still the best (260 comments)

I figure once you've got 5 Gbit, you're good:
http://web.forret.com/tools/vi...

That's 5Gbit for 4K video (the movie size, not the TV size, but at the higher TV frame rate), completely uncompressed...

about two weeks ago
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Securing Networks In the Internet of Things Era

rthille Re:Avoid IoT at all costs (106 comments)

The trouble is, you might first have to conduct a side-channel attack on the crypto chip in your fridge to get its key so you can properly encrypt the messages to say "everything is all right".

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

rthille Re:C++ is not the language you start with (548 comments)

You had bits? Back when I started, zero hadn't been invented yet, so we just had to pile up stacks of 1s in unary!

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

rthille I wish I'd known... (548 comments)

that I'd make way more money as a lawyer :-)
Then I could spend my time doing computers as a hobby and actually enjoy it.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

rthille Re:I'm interested in this sort of thing for my hou (107 comments)

Looks like home depot has a PIR sensor switch (which we'll have to put in the new bathroom due to CA's Title-24) for $19.97, but a 10 pack of normal switches for $5.90...
A bit of a step up in price there.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

rthille Re:I'm interested in this sort of thing for my hou (107 comments)

We have two big dogs, and I'm not really worried about a break-in, but I still don't feel comfortable ceding my coming and going to a for-profit company with unknown security practices.

If I were really worried about a real break in, I wouldn't have had the alarm system ripped out during the remodel...

about two weeks ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

rthille I'm interested in this sort of thing for my house (107 comments)

But I'm sure as hell not going to run my door locks over wireless with some consumer product that's produced as cheaply as can be for the mass market.

On the other hand, I know that roll-it-yourself security is almost always broken.

So, I deal with having to reach into my pocket to get my keys, and turn on lights with a switch rather than automatically.

Somehow I survive.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

rthille Re:Why is (201 comments)

I _could_ care less, but I don't care enough to try to not care that hard :-)

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

rthille Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (342 comments)

Well, I'm still driving around in my ~11 year old car, but when I get a plug-in hybrid I'd plug it in at my solar roofed house...

about a month ago
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

rthille Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (342 comments)

I agree, we shouldn't be subsidizing the green industries, instead we should just regulate the shit out of the extraction industries which manage to externalize so much of their costs.

How much should the coal industry pay for the ~1M deaths/year?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

about a month ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:Apple TV? (147 comments)

Yeah, it was definitely snark. I've got a Harmony remote, and the AppleTV remote sits in the cabinet with the other random TV related stuff.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:My two reasons. (147 comments)

Or, you can torrent it for free! :-)

about 3 months ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:Apple TV? (147 comments)

You mean you can't find the remote app on your iphone?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

rthille Re:Don't. (408 comments)

No, aim to kill. You don't want to leave the criminal as a witness.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

rthille Re:Don't. (408 comments)

And if they use a diamond saw or cutting torch or plasma cutter?

about 3 months ago

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rthille rthille writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rthille writes "The big news from Apple was just iPod & iTunes related. Still no video iPod, but you can buy movies from the iTunes Media Store."

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Doing it again...

rthille rthille writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Once again I'm training to run a Marathon and raising money to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their fight against blood cancers. If anyone has followed tomhudson's advice and sold their house at the peak or otherwise has some cash and the need for a tax deduction, you can donate here: http://robert.thille.org/Donate/

For more information about what I'm doing and why, see here: http://robert.thille.org/Recreation/TNT/

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What would you record?

rthille rthille writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I've thought about the increasing amount of data I'm amassing over time about my life: CC receipts, GPS way-points, photos, etc. If you could wear or have a device implanted, and you could "magically" completely control who had access to the data, what data would you choose to record about yourself and your surroundings?

A basic list to start:
GPS location (would additionally need inertial for underground/water/inside)
Body Temperature and other physical/medical stats
Calories consumed/expended
Other humans/animals nearby
Clothing worn
Images of surroundings
Thoughts?

Eventually, most/all of this would be possible to record. What would you _want_ recorded? What would you most be afraid of others having access to?

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