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Comment: What happens when the internet is down though? (Score 1) 200

by JoeKeegan123 (#36610266) Attached to: Microsoft Launches Office 365 Cloud Suite
Can I compose email offline the way I can with Outlook in cached mode? Say if I'm waiting between flights and can't get a WIFI signal, or if I'm stranded because Verizon blocked my tether ability (true story)? I'm not trolling, what happens when that goes down? Does this mean that you can DoS a business's SOHO router / firewall to shut them down for the day because they won't be able to run WORD, Outlook, ERP, etc...?

Comment: I'll take mine with Extra anchovies please! (Score 1) 151

by JoeKeegan123 (#34180754) Attached to: Toy Robots Can Guard Your Home
Did anyone else think of that old 80's movie with Patrick Dempsy in it, "Loverboy" when they saw this title? One of the wives that he was taking care of had a husband who was into home security. and his security device was a toy robot that shouted, "Intruder....very bad boy....INTRUDER!" in an obnoxious chinese sounding voice. Hillarious.

Comment: Easy to avoid! (Score 1) 297

by JoeKeegan123 (#33868180) Attached to: French City To Use CCTV For Parking Fines
Well this seems fairly easy: - Get one of those INFRARED HATS and wear them around town: - After you park at a meter or illegally, cover your license plates and window registration They are probably doing this to cut costs AND increase profitability (no more foot soldiers and wrote more summonses!), but if the minority starts protecting themselves thusly, there won't be much they can do about it since they will have pulled the foot soldiers.

Comment: Easily prevent abuse [spam] in a very simple way (Score 1) 325

by JoeKeegan123 (#32491894) Attached to: HP Gives Printers Email Addresses
This could very easily be used securely without wasting ink, I think ... the simplest prevention may be the best. If this were implemented, even in a public environment, it could be very easily controlled to prevent SPAM. Let's say a hotel has a courtesy printer in the business center, with a public email address, to be used in the method intended in this announcement. From some of the comments, nothing could be asking for abuse more clearly ... BUT, if the printer received an email to be printed, rather than just PRINTING IT, a simple LCD message of: "Print job received via email, press CONFIRM to print now." and if CONFIRM isn't pressed within [timeout threshold], the message is purged from printer storage and NOT printed. Seems pretty simple, I might create a printer line myself doing just this if HP gets it wrong ... you saw it first on Slashdot. Seems like a great idea....

Comment: Re:(IANAL) Could this be used as a defense? (Score 1) 680

by JoeKeegan123 (#10032892) Attached to: RIAA Grinds Down Individuals in the Courtroom
Well, logic has to start simple, so why not from (as you put it) a first grade level? This copyright bull is made so intentionally complicated so that simple won't get around it. Try reading "The Republic" by Plato and you'll see that simple logic often times beats the complicated situation in most cases.

There just HAS to be a way to stop this bullying.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.