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Wi-Fi Issues Continue For OS X Users Despite Updates

technomom Their bluetooth sucks too (67 comments)

Just try connecting bluetooth from any mobile device that isn't an iOS one. You'll see how badly bluetooth sucks too.

3 hours ago
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

technomom Re:you are a sick idiot (394 comments)

Because people who live in NYC think the world ends at the outer boroughs.

3 days ago
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"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms

technomom Still very much a blizzard in CT, MA, RI (394 comments)

It's not like this wasn't a blizzard at all. Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts are all getting hit with a lot of snow and wind. What happened is that the model predicted more of a path over the Hudson Valley rather than interior Connecticut. It literally came down to which way the wind blew. The problem is that as hard as snowfall is to predict, predicting how a bunch of people are going to react in less than optimal weather is much harder.

3 days ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

technomom Re:Surprised it didn't happen sooner (314 comments)

Agree with you on the 2008 thing. I remember seeing ads around in the newspaper in 2002 or so for 105% mortgages (so that the borrowers could not only get 100% mortgage on their home but also so that they could borrow more for their OTHER bills). The fine print talked about it being APR....and having the rate change in 5 years. I recall saying to my husband, "Wow, how stupid can people be to take that?" Sad how many people were.

about two weeks ago
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What Isn't There an App For?

technomom Re:Driving (421 comments)

You could probably do this with Tasker on Android, though I haven't tried. You can at least get as far as setting Airplane mode, which will kill off all your distracting radios anyway.

about a month ago
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What Isn't There an App For?

technomom Re:Multi Transport Navigation (421 comments)

Google Maps does that, though not necessarily including skateboards and hovercrafts in your area.

about a month ago
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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.

about a month and a half 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 month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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