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Comment: Wow. Just wow. (Score 5, Informative) 321

by Frosty Piss (#49487267) Attached to: LA Schools Seeking Refund Over Botched iPad Plan

The iPads weren't standalone education devices â" they were supposed to work in conjunction with another device carrying curriculum from a company named Pearson. But the district now says the combined tech didn't meet their needs, and they want their money back.

So... They didn't test the iPad / content combo to establish usability / feasibility / usefulness prior to dropping all this cash?

Comment: Re:ISS studies (Score 3, Interesting) 137

by Frosty Piss (#49475171) Attached to: Road To Mars: Solving the Isolation Problem

The ISS crew stays in their tin can for six month stints and seem to get along fine

Six months is not a year, and a year is not three.

Now, we are sending up a guy who will be there a full year, so we may see other things. Subtle (or not) effects of neurosis is almost a certainty. But such isolation could bring out more serious manifestations.

I think studies of prison inmates in isolation would probably be useful.

+ - 'Revenge porn' operator gets 18 years in prison->

Submitted by Frosty Piss
Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Kevin Christopher Bollaert, who operated a 'revenge porn' web site was been found guilty in February of six counts of extortion and 21 counts of identity theft. He faced a maximum of 23 years in prison. On Friday, April 3rd, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison. The extortion charges stem from a second web site he ran that solicited payments of $250 to $350 from people who wanted to have the photographs deleted. Bollaert made about $30,000 on that site."
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Comment: Re:Too complex for politicians (Score 1) 95

by Frosty Piss (#49262803) Attached to: BlackBerry's Latest Experiment: a $2,300 'Secure' Tablet

I don't think many politicians would bother to use anything this secure...

The military might.

Currently, the Air Force uses iPads, but not for classified, due to the requirement to connect to Apple servers to upgrade the OS (they will not supply a disc, as Microsoft does for our classified Windows boxes).

All of our pilots carry and use them for non-classified publications, but it would be nice to have something that Secret could be loaded onto for missions.

It's not so hard to lift yourself by your bootstraps once you're off the ground. -- Daniel B. Luten