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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

sheddd Re:Municipal WiFi (106 comments)

You make good points... Encryption hopefully works as I've implemented for me :) I went to a wifi radio mfg event for resellers recently and some of the resellers were really concerned that Apple's MAC randomization (which doesn't really work yet) was going to hurt their location tracking abilities... It's not terribly hard to figure out I surf with a device with a certain mac address... and many of these muni wifi systems require you to login... directly, thru google, thru Facebook, etc before you get access... I love free WiFi but I'm cynical, and I think some muni's are doing bad things; I wouldn't be surprised if some are doing automated MITM attacks.

about a month ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

sheddd Municipal WiFi (106 comments)

Can be a lot cheaper than other ways of spying; Associate a person with wireless MAC's or shudder their Facebook account and you've got NSA class intel, and better location data.

about a month ago
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2600 Profiled: "A Print Magazine For Hackers"

sheddd Re:sounds delusional and self-gratifying (71 comments)

Hypothetically, let's say the NSA captures everything they can about the members of the 3 branches of the federal government, and analyzes it well... wouldn't it be pretty easy to control them?

about 2 months ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

sheddd Re:Encryption is a security issue. (354 comments)

Here ya go :) I think it's limited to 4 digit pass codes though. A snipped from their FAQ: How can I get a list of what devices you support? We will gladly supply a full list of supported devices and also specifically what can and cannot be recovered from each one to any legitimate enquiry. Just email us, explaining your business need for the information and we will be delighted to assist you once we have verified your identity.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

sheddd Re:Yep (488 comments)

Yea I've had iOS7 on a couple devices since WWDC; it wasn't painful on an iPhone 4S IMO... and it's no longer painful on a mini IMO... battery life was terrible; battery's better now that they've removed a lot of debugging stuff but still significantly worse than 6 on older devices.... I got a new iPhone, and the battery's better with iOS7 than my 4S was with iOS6... maybe some of the battery saving measures they took only work on the new chip.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Slashes Prices On Surface

sheddd Surface Pro (330 comments)

I'm kind've a MS hater, but for some reasons I'll omit I needed a Surface Pro... I assumed it would really suck. I don't really like Windows 8 or 8.1 yet. IMO it's a nice device, and the future for some windows users. Too expensive for many today, the hardware is nice; battery life sucks, but for most executive types who use MS Office, it's pretty awesome to be able to plug it into a usb3 hub and big monitor at your office/home, and bring the thing minus the externals with you wherever.

about a year and a half ago
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Edward Snowden is ...

sheddd Re:Douchebag Hero (601 comments)

I'm surprised Apple & Google gave them full access. I guess it's not 'direct' because it's running via fibre or ethernet :)

about a year and a half ago
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Aereo Ruling Could Impact Pandora

sheddd Re:Pandora needs to change technology to win. (107 comments)

So here's a business plan for pandora:

- I sign up for $x/year, pay up-front
- They record many radio channels for me, and index them by song
- After a month of recording the many channels, the amount of music they have available for me is good enough and they can just plug my library into their old algorithms and everything works fine and it's a private performance so no royalties are due.
- Profit!!

about a year and a half ago
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Aereo Ruling Could Impact Pandora

sheddd Re: Pandora needs to change technology to win. (107 comments)

I think as law currently stands they could record the broadcasts and give the users a nifty tool that skips over the commercials, and generally behaves as pandora does today. Maybe they need to make sure the song they think you want to listen to has actually been broadcasted since you subscribed to them.

about a year and a half ago
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Aereo Ruling Could Impact Pandora

sheddd Re:Pandora needs to change technology to win. (107 comments)

mmm no... If this ruling stands, all Pandora needs to do is copy Aereo... rent antennas to pandora users for $x/year, and allow them to play live radio or previously recorded live radio, and save their massive licensing expenses.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple's iWatch Could Come With IOS, Earn $6 Billion a Year

sheddd iWatch (327 comments)

It could make sense for Apple users (I am one).

+ Locate your other iDevices via findMyiThing and/or Low Energy Bluetooth
+ See info that you want to see on your wrist
+ Tough device (waterproof?) that can make a call or text or something

I'd buy a $100 tough watch to use as a 'backup smartphone' if it was done well.

about 2 years ago
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Apple's iWatch Could Come With IOS, Earn $6 Billion a Year

sheddd Re:$6 Billion? Really? (327 comments)

"So, what is this watch going to *DO* that will garner more than a yawn from the general population"

It'll find your phone, dude! :) Go low energy bluetooth, go! It might find your keys and other junk too :)

about 2 years ago
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Kim Dotcom's Mega Claims 1 Million Users Within 24 Hours

sheddd Re:Teething Problems (211 comments)

"it doesn't ask you to confirm your password by typing it twice"

I like this; it irritates me when sites ask for confirmation.

about 2 years ago
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Why Microsoft's Surface Pro Could Fail

sheddd Re:Stupid (442 comments)

This should meet your needs; just plug in a USB hub!

about 2 years ago
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US Scientific R&D Could Face Fiscal Cliff Doom

sheddd Re:Medicare and defense (609 comments)

Social Security is fully funded and what funding problems it has are fairly easy to fix

In the SSA's 2012 Trustees report they admit at present they're 31% underfunded; it's going to get much worse quickly due to age demographics unless something significant changes.

about 2 years ago
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Zuckerberg: Betting On HTML5 Was Facebook's Biggest Mistake

sheddd Re:i call BS (290 comments)

They put a lot of effort into multithreading and caching stuff before you ask for it; I saw a cooler writeup and can't find it... but here's one from Facebook's Blog.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

sheddd Re:Overcomplicated solution. (1184 comments)

Amen. I totally agree; so much simpler than what we're doing.

more than 2 years ago
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Hybrid Car Owners Not Likely To Buy Another Hybrid

sheddd Re:Diesel (998 comments)

I'm happy with my Sportwagen TDI too! I got it 6 months ago, ~8k miles so far. I'm a bit disappointed in the mileage @ interstate speeds (I need to check it without the bike rack)... I wish 6th gear was much taller.

more than 2 years ago
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Particle-Wave Duality Demonstrated With Largest Molecules Yet

sheddd They're ignoring quantum laws!!! (107 comments)

Sure, they've measured this very exactly; due to that they can only say those measurements were true at some time between now and +/- 9e99 petabillenia.

more than 2 years ago

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sheddd sheddd writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sheddd writes "I haven't been able to get into Ebay (and a few other sites) for 3 days or so; I started digging today and tried from Freeshell (Washington) Gulftel (Alabama), Cox, and Network Tools.

All the sites fail at the same router; I'm suprised this isn't in the news yet.

trscape-8.border3.acs.pnap.net [216.52.194.70] reports: Destination net unreachable."

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