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Comment: I use my Pebble every day, and not just as a watch (Score 3) 471

by Kris_J (#47876473) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?
I can control the Philips Hue lights and Belkin Wemo switches in the house. The core of this is the Android app Tasker. I also use it for sleep tracking with the app Sleep As Android. I use it to control my music while I'm driving with Music Boss and I have the barcodes for three loyalty cards I frequently use (FlyBuys, Woolworths & Hoyts) in Wear Your Barcode.

Comment: This needs some perspective. (Score 1) 465

by Kris_J (#47733777) Attached to: 33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

TWENTY-SEVEN months for 27 offences — that was the prison sentence handed to Perth pervert Stuart Arthur Clarke yesterday morning.

It’s a sentence that has upset one of his repeat victims.

Clarke, 52, was caught in January following two years of reports to police of a man appearing at homes at night and committing an obscene act in full view of female occupants in Maylands and West Perth.

For each of seven indecent act charges and one obscene act charge, Clarke was sentenced to four months imprisonment.

There were an additional eight obscene acts and one indecent act which each received a punishment of five months prison.

Clarke was also sentenced to 14 months prison for two trespassing charges, 18 months for two stalking charges, and 12 months for a 1997 burglary.

However, all of those sentences are to be served alongside a head sentence of 24 months for two burglaries and three months for an assault on a man who confronted Clarke during a flashing incident.

With parole, Clarke could be out in 15 months.

-- Victim of serial sex pest Stuart Arthur Clarke shocked by his prison sentence

Comment: Standard flaw (Score 1) 278

by Kris_J (#47659015) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?
Requiring untrained people to enter data into your electronic forms and subsequently into your database is inherently flawed. Do you deploy a complicated new internal system and expect your staff to use it flawlessly without any training? No. Then why do you expect the untrained masses to cope with your forms and procedures?
Take a structured narrative, say a CV with a cover letter from the person that isn't trained in your procedures and get someone who is to put it into your database.

Comment: Dating sites simply lie. (Score 2, Interesting) 161

by Kris_J (#47554527) Attached to: OKCupid Experiments on Users Too
Try this the next time you want to try an online dating site: Create two profiles, a "real" one and a fake perfect match to your real profile and see how long it takes for the site to claim that your fake perfect match has attempted to contact you and for only $4.95 you can sign on to the paid service and reply.

Comment: If datacentres take over, new coins will be made (Score 2) 250

by Kris_J (#46183593) Attached to: The Bitcoin Death Star: KnC Plans 10 Megawatt Data Center In Sweden
Anyone throwing a huge amount of money at ASIC mining doesn't know where the profitability is in cryptocurrency. The place to earn your money is in the first few weeks of any new coin, even more so if they offer a hashing algorithm that is resistant to ASICs or GPUs. It's savvy technicians getting pools up for the launch of new coins that should be doing well, not bloated companies who mindlessly throw more SHA-256 hash at bitcoin.

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