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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

technomom Google Plus (259 comments)

Google Plus Photos - you'll be able to use regular search for your photos ("my pictures from Cape Cod", "blue", "pictures of fish", etc.) plus you can at any time use Google Takeout to export all your pictures to someplace else.

5 days ago
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Apple, IBM Partnership Yields First Results: 10 Mobile Apps

technomom Re:WTF (53 comments)

....which was pretty doable already if you had wifi on an airplane and a connection to orbitz.

about a week ago
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Asteroid Impacts May Have Formed Life's Building Blocks

technomom Re:Drat! (46 comments)

Your using the term "Catholics" pretty liberally here. Catholics range, in fact, from pretty bible-thumping-believe-everything-the-Pope-tells-me to those who think the church hasn't been the same since Vatican 2, to cradle Catholics who attend mass mostly for the social aspects, from Steven Colbert to Bill O'Reilly. Hell you'll even find the same variety among priests and bishops. So, I'm fairly certain there are Catholics who believe in evolution and there are also those who don't. Same goes for abiogenesis.

about two weeks ago
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Civil Case Uses Fitbit Data To Disprove Insurance Fraud

technomom If you think about it...it goes beyond wearables. (99 comments)

"Even if medical privacy laws did cover data recorded by a Fitbit band, it wouldn't matter, Reitman said, because there's an exception to HIPAA for law enforcement queries, national security and many other legal requests." To me, this sound like even X-rays, EKG results, MRI or CAT scan results or even just doctor's notes could be at risk. So, if an insurance company thinks you are lying about your disability claim, they could ask law enforcement to grab up the X-ray of that broken ankle you suffered playing in the beer softball league. You don't need a wearable for any of that.

about two weeks ago
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Google Wallet API For Digital Goods Will Be Retired On March 2, 2015

technomom Not killing Wallet, just payment for digital goods (105 comments)

This is just killing a very small function in wallet that mostly no one was using anyway. It does not in any way kill Google Wallet NFC payments or Wallet itself.

about a month ago
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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks

technomom Oh Microsoft Windows... (114 comments)

....Don't ever change you magnificant bastard.

about 2 months ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

technomom Re:Why anyway? (447 comments)

Pretty sure weddings, even lavish ones, are not limited to Christianity.

about 2 months ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

technomom Re:Or, just don't get married. (447 comments)

Obtain visiting rights at hospital and for couples with widely different incomes, filing jointly is better. And then there's, of course, the lessening of the "When the hell are you guys going to get married?/Make an honest woman of her?" questions from rude relatives.

about 2 months ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

technomom Re:On Distractions (208 comments)

Most passengers aren't half-deaf, mostly unhelpful bitches like Siri.

about 2 months ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

technomom Siri is distracting because it only works 50% (208 comments)

I wonder how much of this is distraction and how much of this is driver rage at Siri not understanding what the driver is asking or responding, as it does in most cases, with "Sorry, I can't do that".

about 2 months ago
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Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

technomom Re:Do people actually use Siri? (161 comments)

Love Google Now on my Android devices and laptop, especially the Google Everywhere thing where I don't even have to touch the device. With my husband's MotoX, it can even be unplugged with screen off. The utility is quite amazing. But using Google Now on iOS kinda sucks because you have to get to the app to begin with, which kind of defeats the purpose. I wish Apple would let you change the voice rec engine from Siri to Google Now. I would probably consider replacing my Android stuff with iOS devices if I could do that.

about 3 months ago
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Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?

technomom Re:Samsung Already works with Apple, what changes? (161 comments)

Apple really only ever competed against IBM's PC division, which was never terribly profitable to IBM anyway. They cooperated quite a bit with technology (PowerPC) and of course today with software and services.

about 3 months ago
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Medical Records Worth More To Hackers Than Credit Cards

technomom Scarier (78 comments)

This is even scarier if you have any familiarity with how most hospital records and/or IT departments are run.

about 3 months ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

technomom It's too perilous (354 comments)

Sir Galahad: Look, let me go back in there and face the peril. Sir Lancelot: No, it's too perilous.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

technomom Re:Don't put PhD in the resume (479 comments)

You'd be surprised at the number of hours you can dedicate while undergraduate. For a lot of students who have already been putting in 40+ hour weeks, the degree actually is just a formality. I know plenty of students who contributed very good work during their undergraduate years. Cared about enough that they were invited back after graduation to our company.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Yanks iOS 8 Update

technomom Shocking. (203 comments)

"Apple never releases anything until it actually works." -- Quote from an Apple fanboy Fanboys.....just a tip, never use the term "Never" or "Always" regarding your favorite toy. That goes for Android, Apple, Windows, Blackberry, whatever. These companies have people working for them. Some good, some great, some really suck at their jobs. They're all just people, not superheroes. Sometimes Apple fucks up. Sometimes Google does. Sometimes Microsoft does. It happens. Get over it. Your phone is just another finicky appliance no matter how shiny the bendable aluminum is.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

technomom Don't put PhD in the resume (479 comments)

I don't think it's a matter of intimidation. Quite the opposite. To some folks, "PhD in CompSci" means, "I didn't have the chops to get a programming job while getting my undergraduate degree so I just stayed in school." Yeah, harsh, but that's the feeling out there. Most really good programmers don't bother with higher degrees because they're employable from the get-go.

about 3 months ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

technomom Re:Just what apple does... (277 comments)

No, they didn't plan it optimally. They got broadsided by Android capturing 85+% of the market, a lot of that led by Samsung's charge into phablets. They knew they had a problem and they fixed it. No need for spin here. They did the right thing.

about 3 months ago

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