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Comment: Re:If he actually did all that... (Score 1) 257

by Jayfar (#48985479) Attached to: Ross Ulbricht Found Guilty On All 7 Counts In Silk Road Trial

Seriously. RoknrolZombie makes a ridiculous point. If justice meant every citizen had to read every court transcript then justice would be impossible.

Instead, we hire professionals to do that work for us. We call them "judges".

Or we hire jurors and pay them each $9 per diem.

Comment: Re:Change log? (Score 2) 115

by Jayfar (#48664107) Attached to: Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

Same here.
Popup without ANY indication what was installed or why.
No mention of anything in AppStore Update history either.
They do that already for regular security updates.
Why not for the auto-pushed one ?
At least I would have expected to see a "Security update automatically installed on December 23. Click here for more info." message.

I agree. You can find the install info, but not in the App Store where you'd expect to see it.
About this Mac -> More Info (opens System Info) - under Software, click on Installations, then click on the Install Date header to sort.

Comment: Re:It should be noted that... (Score 1) 115

by Jayfar (#48663969) Attached to: Apple Pushes First Automated OS X Security Update

What you assume is incorrect. Automatic updates are not enabled on my Mac, and this update was the first ever that installed all by itself, merely notifying me after it had done so.

It installed automatically on my Mavericks machine with a notification afterwards. The option I have checked that allowed it is: System Preferences -> App Store -> and checkbox "Install system data files and security updates"

Comment: Re:I'm not sure these buttons belong to the Wash P (Score 1) 136

by Jayfar (#47686987) Attached to: Bezos-Owned Washington Post Embeds Amazon Buy-It-Now Buttons Mid-sentence

No. Bezos bought the Washington Post newspaper and online version, but he did not buy the Washington Post Company, which owns slate.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/mon...

--quote--
First, Slate is a property of the Washington Post Company but is not part of the Washington Post. Neither it nor Foreign Policy nor the Root have been sold. In fact, Bezos isn't even buying the building in which the Post is currently located.
--end quote--

Comment: Re:the moral of the story (Score 1) 448

by Jayfar (#46104941) Attached to: Developer Loses Single-Letter Twitter Handle Through Extortion

No, this was a clear violation of CPNI. They either needed to confirm his identity via physical photo ID or his password/Pin over the phone. If they gave ANY information about his account at all, even the fact that he had one, without the Pin/Password they violated CPNI and their fines will be substantial.

Now if his Pin was something stupid like his birthday, well that's his own fault.

As far as I understand it, CPNI rules only apply to telecommunications carriers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

Comment: Re:The problem is collecting the bounty (Score 1, Informative) 291

Of course, Bitcoin probably doesn't go very far at the Terre Haute prison commissary.....

Oh I disagree. I would imagine the population there would be familiar with the Silk Road.

I think that's the Hershey Highway you're thinking of.

Comment: Ot-of-pocket-maximum is your friend (Score 1) 501

by Jayfar (#45127827) Attached to: Lessons From the Healthcare.gov Fiasco

http://www.moneyunder30.com/health-insurance-deductible-co-pay-out-of-pocket-maximum

Your insurance pays everything after you hit your annual out-of-pocket-maximum. For instance the lowest-end plan offered by my employer:

Lowest premium with highest deductible
No office visit co-pays, but member is responsible for full cost of care until $6,000 (individual) or $12,000 (family) deductible is met
No co-insurance responsibility - After $6,000/$12,000 deductible/out-of-pocket max is met, plan pays 100% for covered services
Certain preventative care is covered at 100%
Prescriptions have the same co-pay amounts as other PPO options ($10 for generic, $40 for formulary).

As an individual, my total yearly cost beyond the premium payments is capped at 6,000.

Note a lot of plans have a higher out-of-pocket-max than the deductible.

Comment: Generator transfer switch test? (Score 2) 305

by Jayfar (#45115917) Attached to: Xerox "Routine Backup Test" Leave 17 States Without Food Stamps

With various reports referring to it as a power outage and others as a test of backup systems, I'd guess this was a generator load test where something went wrong with the transfer switch. We do those off-hours monthly at the data center where I work and, being the nervous sort, I'm grateful they usually coincide with one of my days off, although ours have gone smoothly.

Comment: Re:Now all we need is a bazillion immigrant labour (Score 5, Informative) 187

by Jayfar (#44419441) Attached to: Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria That Can Colonize Most Plants Discovered

Let me know if they ever figure out how to apply this bacteria to seed before planting or spraying after sprouting. Then they'll have something worth talking about.

Er, that's exactly what is disussed in TFA:

"The process that Cocking developed, based on his discovery, is known as N-Fix. It involves covering seeds in a non-toxic coating that contains the bacterium. As a seed sprouts and the plant grows, the bacterium enters through its roots, and ultimately ends up in every cell of the plant. This means that every one of those cells is capable of fixing nitrogen from the atmosphere – just like sugarcane does."

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