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GoPro Project Claims Technology Is Making People Lose Empathy For Homeless

Timothy Hartman Re:perception (216 comments)

And get wheat toast when they ask for white toast at breakfast!

2 minutes ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

Timothy Hartman Re:The sad part here... (188 comments)

Also, what OS does it run, can it do anything but surf the web?

EPOC per TFA.

yesterday
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Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

Timothy Hartman Ingress (148 comments)

My heart goes out to the Russian Resistance team for their downtime.

about two weeks ago
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New Facial Recognition Software May Detect Looming Road Rage

Timothy Hartman Re:waste of time (133 comments)

It could be great until it reaches far enough into laws you don't abide by or aren't even aware exist.

about a month ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

Timothy Hartman Re:downforeveryoneorjustme jRe:Quick change needed (349 comments)

Wish I had mod points, I'd moderate you "informative".

You would if you made more interesting remarks than this.

Wish I had mod points, I'd moderate you "insightful".

I wish I had mod points, I'd moderate you "Underrated". Your comment has a je ne sais quoi.

about a month ago
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Target Rich Environment: Mobile Malware in China

Timothy Hartman Please stop using cyber* (11 comments)

It is is as silly to use the term cyber criminal as it is to grant patents on everyday things when used on the internet. Scams and confidence schemes are ages old and regardless of what the current technology is, criminals will take advantage of them. It can be telegram, telegraph, mail, telephone, email, mobile, or whatever. The vehicle doesn't change the act.

about a month ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

Timothy Hartman Re:Why? (465 comments)

Apple has a part in making sure their locks are good. If I lose my passcode to my iPad I'm out of luck. Regardless of how compelling the story is it doesn't change their unlocking policy. If they could convince the police that grandma was involved in some sort of illegal activity and get a court order they may have better luck.

about a month ago
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Vast Surveillance Network Powered By Repo Men

Timothy Hartman Re:Consumer debt. (352 comments)

With the low low interest rates you would be a fool not to refinance your house and take out a home equity loan to purchase said aspirin.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

Timothy Hartman Re:Evil? (572 comments)

Many businesses find the idea of people doing their personal banking on the clock unconscionable. The firewall package we have when it has a hiccup reverts back to doing HTTPS interception, so for us turning it off is an option rather than it being defaulted to off.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

Timothy Hartman Re:I have your conversion right here... (860 comments)

Between Classic Mode and Rosetta you had recourse over a decade or more. I understand that some people like to run decades-old software because it still works, but no one in their right mind still needs Claris Works when they could be using Open Office/Libre Office. Similarly there isn't really a big reason to hang on to applications compiled for decade old hardware if you are running brand new hardware.
The last gaming rig I built had a graphics card that was near the price of a Mac Mini. If your gaming rig is 1/3 the price of a decent Mac it sucks.

about a month and a half ago
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Sundar Pichai: Android Designed For Openness; Security a Lower Priority

Timothy Hartman Re:Bad headline (117 comments)

For the small percent who does root their phone it isn't a huge concern, but considering the most popular firmware claims around 10 million installs compared to the 1 billion total Android devices there are a ton of people left in the dark. Most of the people I know who use Android devices get the free phone, the 1 phone, or get the stupid Casio "rugged" phone. All of those options are going to leave them in the dark on updates.

I spend quite a bit more for my devices than $100, but that's because I hate being locked to a carrier or paying the big four carriers' fees. Paying more for my device and having a sub-$30 bill compared to the $79+ bill I'd have for a smartphone on Verizon is a no brainer to me. Even buying the ultra bestest Samsung phone at $700 outright buyout isn't a big deal when I'll save that much in half the two year contract time.

about 1 month ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

Timothy Hartman Re:Take pictures, press charges. (921 comments)

A balaclava or ski mask in a bar in California I would guess would be more disconcerting than wearing Google Glass.

about 1 month ago
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Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

Timothy Hartman Re:Wut? (253 comments)

WoW needs this and then a $10 death penalty waive option.

about 2 months ago
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US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year

Timothy Hartman Re:Well duh? (197 comments)

Even if they don't pay it is of no loss to the carrier since they do not have the subsidy. If one buys a new iPhone 5S and has it stolen after two or three billing cycles and stops paying their bill the carrier loses out on that subsidy. If one steals a brand new iPhone 5S and stops paying after two or three billing cycles the carrier is out nothing and in most cases made great profit since no part of the bill was subsidy (also most prepaids can't accept stolen devices as easy as paid providers who control the network).

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Circles the Wagons To Defeat ODF In the UK

Timothy Hartman Re:OOXML not included in old Office either (89 comments)

There are converters for the older versions, which I won't say makes it worth it, but they are there. I used them on the Mac version so we didn't have to upgrade above 2000 era Office. Mac converter is just drag and drop, doesn't allow you to save back to it, not that anyone would want to.

about 2 months ago
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Google's Project Tango Seeks To Map a 3D World

Timothy Hartman Tango Dropbox (49 comments)

Here's to hoping Google can force them to change their name again.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Debuts New Gender Options, Pronoun Choices

Timothy Hartman Re:The war against reality. (462 comments)

I'm no expert on irony, but I'm pretty sure calling a troll stupid is ironic.

about 2 months ago
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Google Apps License Forbids Forking, Promotes Google Services

Timothy Hartman Re:First post? (163 comments)

I always shop for a phone that is supported by Cyanogenmod for that very reason.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

Timothy Hartman Re:ogahdno (303 comments)

As good as that sounds, if the government owns the lines they'll start spying on people's communications. *ducks*

about 2 months ago

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