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Comment: Professional Use (Score 2) 280

by Bucaro (#46323107) Attached to: Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?
I installed WhatsApp (iOS) as it was one of the first cross platform messengers that allowed me to send messages on the cheap while traveling to international congresses with my coworkers, some of which used BBM and early Andriod-based phones. This was about 5 years ago, and have used it since with, primarily with Indian nationals as well as Pharmaceutical Industry professionals.

Comment: Out of the frying pan, into the fire.. (Score 1) 268

by Bucaro (#42629107) Attached to: TSA Terminates Its Contract With Maker of Full-Body Scanner
I believe that this is still a fresh waste of taxpayer dollars. I believe the Rapiscan backscatter machines will be repurposed and fit into other government buildings, and the TSA will buy more L-3 (mm-radiowave) scanners, which provide a generic screen without the nudity. What are the safety data on the L3 scanners?

Comment: Use Low Tech (Score 1) 167

by Bucaro (#35536858) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Setting Up Wireless Voting For Students?
Buy a large number of signs (laminated paper, plastic signs, small flags, paddles; may be single color or double faced, or similar). Have the vote taken by holding up the sign.Then have people count the votes in groups and report to a central person OR Take a picture with a digital camera. Load the picture into analysis software (I used to use a photoshop filter that counted the number of distinct dots in a color range in fluorescent microscopy, cant recall the name) and then you will have a definitive count.

Comment: Re:Can we get the FUD tag now? (Score 1) 128

by Bucaro (#16555734) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Patent on SenderID
I am serious. No Troll. I am just sick of the damn cialias, viagra, whatever the hell they come up with next emails and having to change my email address all the damn time. I figure if M$ does come out with SenderID, even if they are using FUD, I can actually open my inbox without deleting half of it. I have email addresses that I have never used for anything outside of school that get spammed with stock quotes or random crap all the time. With M$ putting some money behind SenderID and getting a few people to join up with them (even if they are only screwed later -- think Zune and Plays for sure) then there will still be a large following. Maybe making SenderID standard with outlook express with vista they can get the standards ball rolling. I can even see the warning now .... the message you are about to read does not have a SenderID, and may possibly be spam. Have them download the latest version of Microsoft Outlook/Euntourage/Linux-STFU so the origin of this message can be verified.

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