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Comment: Some of the top customers from my RadioShack years (Score 2) 262 262

by Electrawn (#49338729) Attached to: RadioShack Puts Customer Data Up For Sale In Bankruptcy Auction

Johnny Cash
123 Anywhere St
Frankfort, IL

Dagwood Blues
1060 West Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60613

(Elwood was too obvious to store managers)

George Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

(Address verification on SCO Unix 3? HA!)

Comment: Re:At least Microsoft and Slashdot listen to users (Score 1) 236 236

by Electrawn (#49267405) Attached to: Microsoft Has Received 1 Million Pieces of Feedback For Windows 10

The software was Xfree86 vs Xorg. The quickest way to get up to speed on the politics of that fork is here: XFree86 was the default X server for 15+ years till it made a nasty license change and all the distributions dropped it like a hot potato for Xorg in 2009.

Comment: Re:Do they make high-quality LTE bridges? (Score 1) 107 107

by Electrawn (#48186387) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

We have a Cradlepoint MBR1200B with Verizon LTE service as tertiary fail over for our headquarters. The router is about $800 for router + modem + replacement 4G antennas. $500 for a static IP from Verizon. $50 a month for a sim and basic service. (If we ever need it, we expect to pay overage.)

Comment: Re:That's ADMIRAL Grace Hopper (Score 1) 137 137

by Electrawn (#47037563) Attached to: Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language

Whoosh. (You guys are +5ing bad facts again). The point the AC is trying to make is that Admiral Grace Hopper has a title, and it should be used to honor her career.

Also, the Commodore to Rear Admiral changed occurred in 1985, and Admiral Hopper was involuntarily retired in 1986.

Comment: Re:Solution - Face-saving way out (Score 3, Informative) 482 482

by Electrawn (#46400417) Attached to: Pro-Vaccination Efforts May Be Scaring Wary Parents From Shots

Compelled vaccination would fall under implied power. Random fact of the day: ICE's jurisdiction is an implied power.

Here are the relevant parts of the constitution:
"Implied powers are which can reasonably be assumed to flow from express powers, though not explicitly mentioned. The legitimacy of these powers flows from the "General Welfare" clause in the Preamble, the "Necessary & Proper Clause", and the "Commerce Clause." " (Quote from Wikipedia)

Comment: I have left companies over coffee... (Score 1) 769 769

by Electrawn (#46390881) Attached to: The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

One company I worked at had a Flavia machine. Flavia is expensive as hell but the packages always work. Then they got rid of it for regular coffee. I left. (One of many reasons).

The next company had regular coffee and then "upgraded" to a Keurig machine. Every other day the machine would overflow is some spectacular fashion. I left.

My current company had regular coffee,was acquired and a perk of the new megacorp is Flavia machines in every office. Happy bee.

The patent on the Keurig has run out, so they are going to try and borrow the playbook from HP/Lexmark/et all? Hahaha. Sell short.

Comment: Re:Rock and a hard place (Score 5, Insightful) 216 216

by Electrawn (#44555753) Attached to: Microsoft: Xbox One Won't Require Kinect To Function

Quite simply, the main feature Microsoft has been touting to advertisers is the ability to detect who is in the room and target ads accordingly. The gold mine is not in Kinect for games, its for the TV/Video/Music/Netflix/Hulu consumption and the "big data" of being to tell that there is a 30-35 white male (recognized and tracked via Bing), 30-35 white female (Not logged in but we know her profile), and another 25-30 female guest that we have an 90% confidence is person Y who has a bing account. Lets target Ad X, Y and not Z.

MS will put Nielsen to shame with all that mineable data. There will be still be people who leave the MS eye on all the time, at least now you have the option to unplug it.

Chemist who falls in acid will be tripping for weeks.