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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

s0nicfreak Re:Not about ease, about authority (230 comments)

When I was in school, we just had a PIN, no id card needed, no id from the cashier needed. Yes, we could give that PIN to friends, but if you did that every day, your parents would notice the lunch account was draining twice as fast as it should and ask you what was up. I suppose we could have forgotten the PIN, but it's a few numbers that a kid uses way more often than their address, and we expect a kid to remember their address.

3 days ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

s0nicfreak Re:Bring a lunch yourself? (230 comments)

So how are these kids surviving over summer vacation?

3 days ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

s0nicfreak Re:A solution in search of a problem... (324 comments)

The thing is, no difference is seen between "driving" and "sitting completely still in a traffic jam for 40 minutes."

3 days ago
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Accused Ottawa Cyberbully Facing 181 Charges Apologizes

s0nicfreak Re:What about the "victims"?? (140 comments)

Should he be able to bully them back? No, but if he is being punished for his bullying, they should be too. Unless two wrongs make a right now.

about a week ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised

s0nicfreak Re:WRONG! (65 comments)

Well, I guess that works if the family has a fax machine or a scanner and the knowledge to use it to get a copy to the service providers. And if we pretend you can't fake a death certificate. And if the family doesn't need to access anything before they get the death certificate. And if all service providers hire people to look at the death certificates.

So what about when that person is just in the hospital, unconscious and not dead?

about a week ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto's Email Address Compromised

s0nicfreak Re:WRONG! (65 comments)

So what info could be used, to verify that you do indeed speak on behalf of the account owner, that people like ex-wives would not know and could use maliciously by lying that the person is dead or in the hospital?

about a week ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

s0nicfreak Re:Force the manufacturer to take them back (97 comments)

No way. I used cloth diapers at the end with #3 and had her potty trained quickly after I started using them, exclusively with #4 and had him potty trained by 9 months. The amount of money I saved not only by buying the cloth diapers, but by having quickly potty trained kids was amazing. And there was no more running out just before shopping day, or having to buy more when a baby got sick and had diarrhea, or having to call my husband at work (with a 1 car family) and tell him I've run out, or half a pack just being a loss when a baby has a growth spurt, etc. etc. If I ever have any more it is going to be cloth diapers all the way.

The only way disposables are better is if you are using them wrong by putting the poop in the trash.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

s0nicfreak What's even the POINT of the autoplay? (131 comments)

If I am actually interested in the video, I have to go back to the beginning. And sometimes the humor or entertainment value is ruined by me seeing later parts on mute. It's so much more annoying than just starting videos I'm interested in, and has resulted in me actually viewing a lot less videos on facebook. Unless they want to kill peoples' data limit and get worthless plays to videos, I don't see the point.

about two weeks ago
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The American Workday, By Profession

s0nicfreak Re:Seems good to me. (146 comments)

I just typed up this long thing about how when my husband and I both had "day jobs," it was a godsend for us to have a day off and things still be open, or for things to stay open say an hour longer than normal so that we had time to go there after work. But then I realized; that was back before we had debit cards, Amazon Prime, Peapod, online inventory checking, etc. Back when we actually had to drive to the bank and then the store, had to drive around to places looking at prices and models available.

So nowadays, really the only reason for such businesses to be open 24 hours is for the night owls. Night owls can work those night time jobs (obviously that benefit is thrown out the window if the business has rotating shifts), and patronize at night. But, if we are doing it for them, then it's contradictory to ONLY have things like Walmart and McDonalds open.

(For the record, before I had a family, I LOVED working holidays. The important and fun stuff is all closed, might as well be at work. Granted, I worked at places were business was slower on holidays, not busier.)

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

s0nicfreak What do you want to bet... (1262 comments)

she's hiding out with male friends, and the majority of those "authorities" that are going to protect her are male? Way to go, strong woman who doesn't need men.

about three weeks ago
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HP Recalls 6 Million Power Cables Over Fire Hazard

s0nicfreak Re: Not the PSUs? The actual cables? (137 comments)

I don't know about chinks and pakis but only the Japanese-American people I know get offended by "jap." (And even then, it's only some of them. The people I mostly see being supposedly offended, are caucasians.) The Japanese-Japanese people I know consider it little different than "Japanese" (which is an exonym itself) and have a "Well bless his little heart" type attitude about it - he's a foreigner idiot, he doesn't know any better. I know that "Chinese" is also an exonym but "chink" isn't a natural shortening of that, so that one may be different than Jap and Paki.

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

s0nicfreak That's only unlimited if (341 comments)

customers have unlimited money. Which I don't. You can't squeeze blood from a stone, Comcast... I'll just have to get new hobbies.

about three weeks ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

s0nicfreak Re:Where's the money? (276 comments)

Uh, but you're buying it, not your mother. So if you want to talk about who's FUNDING the industry, your mother is not a tally in the "adult female" section.

about three weeks ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

s0nicfreak Re:Or... (276 comments)

As someone who has been playing games for nearly 30 years, I've seen that gaming has always included adult women playing casually, females under 18 playing ahrdcore, and men over 18 playing hardcore - though yes the number of hardcore men over 18 has grown, as has the number of hardcore women over 18 (since those hardcore females under 18 grew up just as the males did). What's changed is the definition of gamer.

about three weeks ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

s0nicfreak Re:They're not gamers. (276 comments)

Most of these women (who play a bit of casual games) don't even WANT to be called gamers, so I don't understand the push to call them so.

about three weeks ago
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Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

s0nicfreak Re:They're not gamers. (276 comments)

So does "bear cave" only mean a cave for male bears? Our species IS called man...

about three weeks ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

s0nicfreak Re:yeah yeah (368 comments)

Try talking to someone with a family. Comcast doesn't enforce their bandwidth cap... the only other option for us has a 250gb per month limit, with a $10 per 50gb fee after that. We use about 600gb per week.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

s0nicfreak Re:Contact Us (278 comments)

Or people who want a job bad enough to leave the comfort of their home and go to the local library.

Many companies still use fax machines, btw.

about three weeks ago

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Just broke the streak!

s0nicfreak s0nicfreak writes  |  more than 2 years ago

I grew tired of digg a couple of years ago and now I have grown tired of reddit. Should I come back here or just give up completely?

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Keepin my "not commented since 2003" streak alive!

s0nicfreak s0nicfreak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

But considering sending the RSS feed to my Kindle...

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It's been a long time since I rock n rolled

s0nicfreak s0nicfreak writes  |  more than 6 years ago Wow. I haven't made a comment since 2003.
I use to come here daily. Now I don't really care because the news is on digg before it gets here.

I feel bad that I don't care.

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