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Comment: Re:I'm in love (Score 0) 81

by ElectraFlarefire (#47011441) Attached to: Unlock Your Android Phone With Open Source Wearable NFC

Compared to some of the other stuff I've done and had done to me this is pretty safe. At least it's not removing slivers of metal. And I know folks with this and much more extensive body-mods done and they have no problems. It's done in a very specific location I intend to follow the advice of
And the smooth glass might make it easier to move, it also makes /much/ easier to remove later and reduces the chance of damage, or at least damage that will still leave me with a hand afterwards.. And of course, if it causes problems, it'll come out and will be a failed experiment.

I've lost too many keys, tags and forgotten too many passwords for this to not be useful.

Comment: Re:I'm in love (Score 0) 81

by ElectraFlarefire (#47010527) Attached to: Unlock Your Android Phone With Open Source Wearable NFC

I don't know.. I'm getting my implant because it makes it very hard to break and /very/ hard to loose! It also makes the range very short so it's hard to steal an unwanted scan of.. A single $100 implantable NFC tag will last much longer than 10 tags attached to your nails that keep growing... :)

Comment: Re:It's easier than you might think. (Score 0) 81

by ElectraFlarefire (#47010505) Attached to: Unlock Your Android Phone With Open Source Wearable NFC

I'm already running that, been fiddling with it.. And with my implantable NFC tag(https://dangerousthings.com/shop/xnt-ntag216-2x12mm-glass-tag/) showing up two days ago.. I'm looking forward to saying good-bye to both keys and unlock screens forever! Or at least until I find something I can't enable.. :)

Comment: Less is more (Score 0) 399

by ElectraFlarefire (#46858381) Attached to: Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

I'm new to Smart Watches and I got it because of a few features..
It's usable in full, bright midday sun, I get 5 days to a week per charge, it's quite waterproof and oh yes.. It happens to make a rather nice watch if my phone is not around!
I've already got a 'smart' device with all the bells and whistles in my pocket/bag, I really wouldn't want a 'watch' that can do much more than the pebble, it gives me a remote display so I don't need to take my phone out of my pocket to check simple things like GPS navigation direction and at the end of the day, it's just a watch that I can have fun with different watchfaces on..
And I know people who have continued to use their Pebbles even while they were without their smartphones for weeks at a time, just as a nice watch.

To me, it's turning out to be a handy extension of the phone, but it's not meant to 'take over' any functions..

Comment: Re:And on many bands.. (Score 2, Informative) 180

Considering the current generation of geeks is developing all the software defined radios used by Amateurs and with digital modes becoming a whole new area to play with, there's a lot of younger people involved.
The older people have the contacts in government departments to get things done, the younger have the equipment to do a lot of the tracking all automatically.
I know this from helping a group deal with some people being abusive on some bands in my area. They now have no radio gear and a few thousand dollar fine that gets remarkably large if they ever do it again..

That being said, if they stay off the used areas and are courteous to other users of the spectrum.. THEN no-one will care enough.. You can get away with a lot, if your discrete and do it somewhere no-one cares.

Comment: And on many bands.. (Score 1) 180

Try doing this on the HAM bands and you'll have a bunch of Radio Amateurs tracking your location and reporting you in to ACMA/FCC/Whatever the UK has.
Encryption is explicitly excluded in the regs. Doing so will actually have people tracking your location and gathering logs on what they find.

Comment: Re:HEY (Score 0) 268

by ElectraFlarefire (#46425355) Attached to: It's True: Some People Just Don't Like Music

I don't enjoy music.. It sets background and rithym for words but the music it'self does very little for me.
I don't buy or listen to it day to day and I feel no worse off if I never encounter it.. And while Disney style movies are fun, they are fun for the words in the songs.. Not the music..
While I was growing up I listened to some music, for example, Weird Al that was good because of the words, but now that's not enough to have me listen to him.
And my best friends are all /heavily/ into music of all eras.. And while I can appreciate it on a technical level, the music it'self does very little for me.
Oh.. And I also /cannot/ have it playing while I'm trying to do anything as it completely screws up my mental processes.. It's just disruptive..

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.