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Comment Before buying the glasses (Score 2) 118

If you're experiencing eye discomfort, might I recommend:

1. Setup your work area to have even lighting. Working in a dark room with only computer monitor(s) for light is going to give you eye strain.

2. Get up and walk around periodically. Let your eyes focus on something else and relax a bit.

3. If you need glasses, make sure they're the right prescription for sitting at a computer. Old farts like me should keep a reading glasses with the right prescription for 24" to 30" for looking at your monitors.

Submission + - Trump has 3,643 websites (cnn.com) 3

mykepredko writes: http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/2... reports that Donald Trump has a vast online portfolio of domain names — digital addresses that foreshadowed his political career, business projects and accusations of unethical behavior.

CNNMoney investigated 20 years of internet records using DomainTools, which tracks registrations and transfers. Some are obvious choices he acquired long ago, like TrumpOrganization.com and TrumpBuilding.org. But Trump has also grabbed names that could be used against him, including TrumpFraud.org and TrumpScam.com.

Comment Process already in place for fake Trump tweets (Score 3, Interesting) 505

I think the problem for any potential enemies is that there seems to already be a process for dealing with Mr. Trumps bizarre proclamations on Twitter - the actual administration official responsible for the portfolio provides what is the correct information.

This has happened at least a couple of times with the most recent one being Mr. Trump announcing a One State Solution for Israel - the UN ambassador just said that the US policy on the issue hasn't changed and the Two State Solution is the preferred approach.

Other than his base, I think the rest of the world treats Mr. Trump's tweets the same way they would when read something strange and inexplicable that has gone viral from an eccentric old man that's gone viral.

Comment Too dumb to use keystroke monitors? (Score 1) 158

Seriously. If they wanted to know if somebody is at their workstation, just download some software from the Interwebs and install it on the computers used by employees.

You'll get a report on when employees are at their desks and, as a bonus, you can see what they're doing, where they're surfing and who they're talking to.

Comment So what are the stats on /.? (Score 4, Insightful) 174

With 9 comments here already, I see the problem being blamed on:
- Freedom of speech
- Admins
- Muslims
- Liberals

No surprise that they're all ACs.

I'm sure it would be very upsetting for the ACs if /. started tracking IPs, but I suspect that a disproportionate number of "Trolls" come from the same IPs.

Comment Interesting Anti-Apple First Posts (Score 1, Interesting) 153

I guess the Apple haters really jumped on this right from the start which was surprising for me.

Personally, I would think that in terms of USB-C, with all the problems that have been reported in the press regarding cheap cables, there is enough of a negative to want to avoid it.

I (and, more importantly, my wife and kids) can get very cheap (two dollar range) lightning cables for our iPhones at "Dollarama" (this is a Canadian Store) and basically not worry about things burning up or not working. The same can't be said for USB-C.

Comment Outside of Mr. Trump's comfort zone & voter ba (Score 2, Interesting) 626

While this condemnation of the travel ban is laudable, I don't think that it will have much impact on Mr. Trump simply because he is something of a Luddite - don't forget that through the Clinton email scandal, Mr. Trump declared that he thinks computers are overused for communication and, other than Twitter, it doesn't seem like he uses anything other than paper.

Along with this, I suspect that if you were to look at where these companies' employees were situated, you would discover that they would be overwhelmingly in constituencies which didn't vote for him which really makes their value to him in retaining power negligible. If it is extremely unlikely that they would support him.

So, if he doesn't see the value of the technology being represented by these companies and nobody in them votes for him, why would anybody think this would have affect on him or anybody in his administration?

Comment Substitute "Acupuncture" for "VR" (Score 1) 115

I'm old enough to remember when acupuncture was brought in for basically all the reasons listed in TFA. Same hype, same claimed benefits and successes.

Maybe there's something to the idea of distracting the brain to reduce the need for anesthetic during surgery, but it's been 40+ years since the first "breakthroughs" using acupuncture and how many surgeons today are using acupuncture during various procedures to eliminate the need for anesthetics?

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