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Comment: What I 'took away' from that story (Score 1) 195

My over-all impression is of a typical fool who thought (maybe still thinks) that he's the next Steve Wozniac, but in fact had none of the knowledge, or ability that The Woz had at that age.

Anybody can come up with a cool idea for a cutting edge product. Hell, I do it daily.
The reality is, there is a big difference between an idea and a product.

Yes, it is important to try something new. It's also important to have a reality check. Small steps people !

+ - Android phone completely disabled after receiving an international call

Submitted by OneSmartFellow
OneSmartFellow (716217) writes "I was out with friends on Friday evening when I received an international phone call from a +7 phone number. It's not at all unusual for me to receive international phone calls, but, I'll admit I have never receievd one from the +7 dialing code. I answered the call, and I could only hear myself speaking. I hung up, and my phone immediately shut off. All attempts to power it back on have failed. I have tried removing the battery, and booting into recovery mode. Phone is a Nexus S with Cyanogenmod installed. It is now a paperweight. I presume I have been hacked somehow. Is there any way to recover from this experience ?"

Comment: Pros and Cons (Score 1) 700

by OneSmartFellow (#48977737) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Pros and Cons of Homeschooling?
Home Schooling:
Pros: Your over-indulged child won't be a nuisance to other children at school.
Cons: Your maladjusted teenager/young adult will be (a nuisance) later in life.

Public Schooling:
Pros: Your child will learn about life outside of his over-indulged home.
Cons: Other children will have to put up with him.

Comment: Re:Insurance (Score 1) 216

Yeah, you know, I can construct idiotic examples of cases where the government is over-regulating too.
Unfortunately - and despite what you would like to believe - licensing is just as much about consumer protection as it is about taxation. But, hey, you go ahead and drink the snake oil, see if I care.

The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad