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Comment: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) would be a lot less risk (Score 3, Informative) 170

... and it would pay less. I highly suggest it for everyone though.

I started learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) about 6 years ago. One of the first things I noticed was that there seemed to be a higher percentage of technical/professional than I found in other athletic activities I had done in the past. Yes the UFC has made BJJ a bit trendy but it is more than that. BJJ is great for a smaller and weaker person because it effectively demonstrates technique over strength from day one.

Comment: On the other hand (Score 1) 104

by Monoman (#49430061) Attached to: Biometrics Are Making Espionage Harder

There are people that are pushing for systems to be accessible from just about anywhere (read Internet). We see countless headlines about systems (government and corp) getting hacked and most of us on /. realize the systems never should have been remotely accessible in the first place. Spies will be hackers or visa versa .. however you want to look at it.

Comment: Re:Yes, I agree (Score 1) 564

by Monoman (#49172213) Attached to: Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

I agree but I will give you one warning from a previous experience from way back in the Win3.x/95 days. We had a user that changed used file extensions as part of their random naming. Some were initials, some were 3 letter acronyms, etc. This user had no clue where they saved their files (scattered over the years) and it was a real PITA to find them so they could migrate them to a server drive.

Comment: Re:Competition (Score 4, Insightful) 437

by Monoman (#48763237) Attached to: Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

Didn't they make the same claim in the past only to leave customers with certain phones behind? Why believe them this time?

MS can say all they want but their past behavior tells us their mobile OS updates are slow to come and they are still playing catch up on features.

It would probably be more realistic if vendors and carriers guaranteed all OS updates the first year after a phone is released and after that just security updates until the phone is no longer sold.

Fundamentally, there may be no basis for anything.

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