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Comment: Re:*sighs* (Score 1) 138

by Barny (#49163427) Attached to: AVG Announces Invisibility Glasses

Never been asked to remove my sunglasses in a bank. There are times when I leave my normal glasses (short sighted) at home and the only way to see at all is with my prescription sunglasses on. In this case, any requests for me to remove them would be met with me asking to talk to a bank manager in regards to stopping my accounts and withdrawing all my money.

Basically, for those of us who need such devices to see well (I need to wear the damn things nearly all the time, a hefty and constant dose of immune inhibitors require it), this is going to make our lives a little more full of suction.

Comment: Re:Watches (Score 1) 141

by Barny (#49142647) Attached to: Pebble Time Smartwatch Receives Overwhelming Support On Kickstarter

Call me crazy, Mr Anon, but isn't while you are sleeping the BEST time to charge your phone? I know it is mine. When I go to bed, I make sure my alarm is on, my phone's 'block spam' feature is on and I plug it in to my charger. In the morning, I always have full charge and am woken by my alarm.

I have been using phones for my alarm clocks since my old nokia when I was in university. I have a job, sadly, posting on slashdot isn't it. Goodbye :)

Comment: Re:my bank (Score 1) 271

by Barny (#48994759) Attached to: Why Gmail Has Better Security Than Your Bank

Whoa, scratch that.

Your new Internet Banking Password must contain 6 or more characters including at least one character from two of the following categories:
      - upper case letters
      - lower case letters
      - numbers or
      - standard special characters (eg. !,.@#$%)

Seems they are being much better. Time to roll a nice, heavy-bit-count password for this.

Comment: Re:Power Costs (Score 1) 258

by Barny (#48935195) Attached to: Proposed Disk Array With 99.999% Availablity For 4 Years, Sans Maintenance

Did you see the numbers on some of those seagate batches?

Now while I admit that 300 or so drives isn't really enough to warrant a sample size when some of their batches are in the tens of thousands, but if you get 300 drives and almost 70 of them die within a year, would you keep buying drives?

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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