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Catch Oil Polluters With Open Source Tools Using the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit

style7711 Great for schools (49 comments)

Sounds like a great idea for a school science project or demonstration / lecture.

4 days ago

Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

style7711 Re:Pay cash (903 comments)

Another angle to consider. Why shell out the full purchase cost of a car when I can borrow at a rate equal or below inflation?

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

style7711 Re:Why Las Vegas? (182 comments)

It very cost effective to hold a conference in Las Vegas so that makes it a popular spot to hold conferences.

about a week ago

How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

style7711 Re:Too late (97 comments)

There is always room for someone who does it better. Remember when facebook displaced myspace? I'm not saying it is going to happen but it is possible.

about two weeks ago

Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

style7711 Fair Use (102 comments)

As long as it's a 1 to 1 physical to digital copy this sounds like fair use to me.

about three weeks ago

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

style7711 Re:Phones + 1 laptop. (260 comments)

That was my plan as well till i got lazy. You have built in wifi? Looks like there is no need to run another cable.

about a month ago

Tech Workforce Diversity At Facebook Similar To Google And Yahoo

style7711 You're talking to wrong end of the horse. (265 comments)

You can hardly blame tech companies for a lack of diversity when the talent pool coming out of universities is milk toast. Source: Seeing 5 minority or women (non Asian) graduate in my 4 years at U.

about 3 months ago

San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

style7711 Re:The real problem: (404 comments)

If that was there sole reason they would just tax it.

about 3 months ago

Age Discrimination In the Tech Industry

style7711 You always need entry level positions for a reason (370 comments)

While I admit some companies are just horrible but sometimes this is the by product of doing things right. The company I work for hires 2/3rds employees with under 5 years experience most of which are recent college grads. With in three years most of these employees have been fired or promoted and the need for more entry level positions exists and the cycle starts again. Promoting from with in rewards employees for hard work and boosts company morale.

about 3 months ago

Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

style7711 Re:cool story bro (474 comments)

Till they ban bring your own modem. What your current modem works just fine and you have to pay for a new one. Already happening.

about 4 months ago

Imparting Malware Resistance With a Randomizing Compiler

style7711 This would so piss off law enforcement (125 comments)

They use lists of known file hashes to search for files unique to your computer. If this were done they would have to examine every file.

about 4 months ago

Which desktop environment do you like the best?

style7711 Re:Windows (611 comments)

What can't you do in 7 that you can do in XP? I get the atrocity which is windows 8 but I've been happy with windows 7 when I use it.

about 4 months ago

Creating an IS Department?

style7711 Re:Vacation? (408 comments)

"have you thought of taking the longest vacation that you can get away with?"

I used to call those employee appreciation days. It worked every time.

more than 8 years ago


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