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Comment Easy fix for spoofing.... (Score 1) 79

Very simple fix - when a call is placed, the phone co compares actual source number and displayed source number. If they don't match, the call doesn't go through. Since this hasn't been implemented, obviously the phone companies have no interest in stopping this illegal activity, and should be charged as accomplices when the call results in fraud, wire theft, or whatever else Rachel from Card Services cons some gullible senior citizen into.

Comment Normal sleep cycle???? (Score 3, Insightful) 173

I worked 7am-3pm for 2 months, 3 years ago. Other than that, either 11pm-7am or 7pm-3am, or random hours on call, for the last 24 years. I get all messed up on vacation or out of work for some reason. Normal circadian rhythms do not exist in my world, since when I was working on call I lived a 20 hour day for most of the week... work 8, off 12, work 8 off 12. I'm still amazed that only a very few of my co-workers have died from falling asleep behind the wheel before, during, or after work. The days of working during the day and sleeping at night are long gone.

Comment Extending flash life is more important.... (Score 2) 76

I seriously doubt there will any detectable increase in the surface temp of the chip when this heating occurs, so that part of the story is a non-issue to me. What is much more important to me is extending the life span of the NAND flash, meaning SSD's and other devices using it will no longer have such a short useful life. I have not even considered buying an SSD so far precisely because of that. This technology, if it works as promised, will make me take the plunge! .
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Submission + - How do you pay the bills?

Deanalator writes: "What sort of stuff do you do on a daily basis to pay the bills?

web stuff
programming stuff to sell
programming stuff internally
testing stuff
networking stuff
tech support
retail stuff
academic stuff
multi level marketing
finance stuff
legal stuff
businessy stuff
sciency stuff
mercenary stuff
criminal stuff
my government pays my bills
other people pay my bills"

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