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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

waspleg Re:Nope! (137 comments)

The UK seems to be winning the race to the bottom for the dystopian nightmare where our gov't use all our technology against us... For our own good, not total power of course.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

waspleg Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

Wish I had mod points for you.

about three weeks ago

Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

waspleg Re:Open Source Integrated email/calendar/phones/et (579 comments)

We just switched from Groupwise to Outlook/Exchange. Completely agree. We lost a bunch of functionality and gained a bunch of shitty buggy problems.

about a month ago

Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

waspleg On the contrary... (579 comments)

Yea it does, dealing with this right now at work where all staff went from Office 2K3 to 2K7 to 2K13 in the last 2 years. They all hate the changes but a handful of managers that are in a building elsewhere make these decisions without asking for the opinions of the people who actually use them. Hooray for bureaucracy.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

waspleg Fuck Censorship (382 comments)

Sometimes Trolls are the only honest posters; or even real people.

about a month ago

Microsoft Surface Drowning?

waspleg The Register hit the nail on the head (337 comments)

This article is from the end of last year. I admit I haven't looked at them since, maybe their not terrible now.

However, I have a Surface RT from work running an nvidia tegra 3. I can count on one hand the number of times I've used it. Mine is jailbroken to run classic start and putty and a few other things but it's locked down with a "secure" bootloader aka can't run fuck all else and is essentially an even more crippled version of Windows 8 (which I personally loathe). Kindles have gone this direction too, shitty walled gardens.

Don't vote for this kind of garbage with your money.

about a month ago

"ExamSoft" Bar Exam Software Fails Law Grads

waspleg That there is even a need for lawyers (100 comments)

Shows you just how much of an unjust, deeply shackled, and corrupt society you live in. At least I can find state law online these days. I can go through the thousands upon thousands of pages myself if I need to.

about a month and a half ago

Ad Tracking: Is Anything Being Done?

waspleg My mod points (303 comments)

You have them. Fuck ads. All of them. Always. Forever.

about 5 months ago

Why Is US Broadband So Slow?

waspleg 1 option here - Comcast (513 comments)

20 mbps/$76mo. Steadily increases. It started out $20 for first 6 mos, then $50 something after that, 5 years later in the same apartment it's ~$76 with nothing but internet.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

waspleg Sounds like ... (478 comments)

They're trying to limit legal liability to me. No cameras on the bus but if some shit goes down they have proof of what actually happened.

about 7 months ago

Slashdot BETA Discussion

waspleg Fuck Beta (60 comments)

Long live Classic.

about 7 months ago

Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

waspleg They need (343 comments)

to take away Obama's and give him that one. They should do it while playing the candidate Obama vs President Obama videos in the background.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Reimagine a Library?

waspleg I work for a public high school. Grades 6-12. (231 comments)

Our Media Center has 33 desktops with internet connections. Those + the large Anime/Manga (this is limited to 9-12 graders) sections are by far the most utilized. It's also where you come to get issued a netbook (if you're eligible) or a graphing calculator or a required-for-a-class novel. Outside of these things it's used for testing, and tutoring (including after school).

Teachers have access to a BD/DVD and even, yes, VHS video section as well as borrowing blu-ray players, getting things laminated, and the ability to schedule the computer use (along with our 5 other labs).

The building I worked at previously was a "community school" which meant people could come in off the street to use it like a public library, those people were mostly interested in the computers for job searches or whatnot.

about 8 months ago

Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

waspleg Re:Hrrrrr... (351 comments)

Ah yes, the pervasive "I GOT MINES" ... Baby Boomer?

about 8 months ago

Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

waspleg Re:Probably going out/to work (351 comments)

This may surprise a lot of people in Germany, but in the US the general rule is, you don't have any vacation days and can't afford to take time off of work to see a doctor.

And if you do take time off of work to get well and figure out how to pay a doctor and any treatment they might suggest, it's entirely possible that, upon attempting to return to work, you find yourself jobless.

Therefore, again generally, we tend to take as many over-the-counter drugs as we can to begin feeling half-way human so we can keep working every day even if it kills us and those around us (which, according to TFA, it does).

I wish I had mod points for you. Too bad there is no +5 Insightful/Sad Truth.

about 8 months ago

AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer

waspleg Re:choice (1034 comments)

It's called being Detained. We can "detain" you indefinitely without saying you're under arrest. You can't leave. So it's arrest without rights. Ask a Gitmo inmate.

about 8 months ago

I Became a Robot With Google Glass

waspleg Do. Not. Want. (134 comments)

I don't care if you're okay with annihilating what little privacy remains in your own life. I'm not okay with you using your headset to remove mine. Go fuck yourself.

about 8 months ago

Federal Court Kills Net Neutrality, Says FCC Lacks Authority.

waspleg Re:Choice of providers? (383 comments)

It's not just this. Where I live there actually other options but you can't subscribe to them because they've divided up large areas in to monopolies for various companies. For example, if I try to get Charter cable instead of Comcast and I go to Charter's site I get told "we don't service your area but Comcast does here let us redirect you to their order page". In other areas it's only Brighthouse or nothing. Comcast is by far the largest though.

about 8 months ago



Russia thinks the Chinese have trojan appliances

waspleg waspleg writes  |  about 10 months ago

waspleg (316038) writes "FTFA: According to news outlets in Russia, batches of Chinese-made electrical appliances such as kettles and irons have been found to contain chips designed to spy on their owner and launch cyber attacks."
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