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Comment: Look into Tom Wooten (Score 1) 218

by PacoSF (#45802647) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

The Author of Bipolar Advantage. I've seen him talk 2X and he's one of the few that really is onto something useful.

  Tom's bipolar himself and has learned to manage it and continue as an author. He's invented a whole new approach to this stuff. I had to attend 2 of his free lectures, to really "get it". He's not selling a seminar, but truly trying to change the delivery of care.
Basically, the current mental healthcare system to strive for the unrealistic goal that they admit doesn't work! Just medicate people into some kind of "even keel" state and hope they're going to stay that way.

If you can watch a few minutes of this presentation . or read a bit of his books, I never finished one, but got a lot out of a l ittle exposure to this guy. (I've been diagnosed bipolar, btw)
Here's a recent talk by Tom Wooten, a youtube link shortened

here's his website

Comment: Re:Sucks (Score 1) 118

by PacoSF (#43713975) Attached to: Has Google Shut Down SMS Search?

It was costing Google money to send every text.
Google aren't a charity.

Sounds logical, but I think it leaves out an important piece of the equation. Namely Google does generate a decent income from their Adwords service. This creates advertisements which will appear on relevant Google search results pages and their network of partner sites.
Therefore, SMS search, one could argue, ALSO makes money for our friendly search engine giant from Mountain View.....right?

+ - $225000 Bitcoin mining rig up for sale-> 4

Submitted by PacoSF
PacoSF (2423754) writes "What does /. make of this fellas ad?

"I am selling a pre-order for a ButterflyLabs BitForce Mini Rig SC 1500 GH/s ASIC Bitcoin Miner.
The order was placed on March 21 way before bit-coin exploded."

I am located in San Francisco

The reason for selling is to take a nice profit without risking bitcoin crashing.

The current buyer could be making many thousands of dollars per day with this unit.
If the price of bitcoin continues to rise this could be an incredible investment.

I will only accept Bitcoin, Bankc, Cash, Check, or a Bank Wire.

My ebay listing is here:

I am happy to negotiate outside of ebay.

Please call Rahul: 415.535.7464 for more information. Please leave a message if we do not answer. You may call any time (Late night OK).

Good luck!"

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Comment: Re:Just steal the damn drive (Score 1) 547

by PacoSF (#40800555) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Clean Up My Work Computer Before I Leave?

Unquestionably the best option! I did the same thing. after a 5year stint w/ a major telco. The $20 sounds about right for a HD which has aged 3-5yrs. Any "loss" the company initally seems to suffer is more than offset by savings in manpower when a new drive is loaded. ie;
    The IT-dept and the next person will be better-off setting up the workstation from a fresh install.

Comment: Re:Remember when "apps" were called "programs"? (Score 1) 343

by PacoSF (#40800415) Attached to: Apple In Trouble With Developers

I think there's a significant difference between apps and programs.
An app, you don't have to install -- or even find the folder where you've downloaded it. And you don't need a manual or much configuration to start using it immediately.
For the majority of people, this difference is huge.
Arguably, contributing to the success and massive growth of mobile app store/market place in the past few years.



+ - Japan restarts two of their 50 nuclear reactors-> 1

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Darth_brooks writes "Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered the restart of two idle nuclear reactors Saturday, amid split public response. The Japanese government is trying to fill a summer power shortfall. According to the article, the two reactors supply power to the Kansai region near Osaka, where local officials were predicting a 15% shortfall in power capacity during July and August."
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+ - Single Seat 70 kg Electric Airplane Maiden Flight->

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An anonymous reader writes "World's first under 70 kg single seat electric airplane made it's maiden flight on 6/11/2012 — see the flight-video at With the price tag of just under $41k and capable of carrying single person it will be an ultimate airplane for those who are looking for something different. It has full carbon fiber body, electric motor and small lithium battery-pack. Battery can be charged from a standard household wall socket and it takes off and land in the water. So all you need is some nearby lake or pond to serve as your takeoff and landing site and the fun can begin."
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+ - SPAM: Fatty Liver

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An anonymous reader writes "If you were recently diagnosed with NAFLD or any type of Fatty Liver Disease and looking for a good, easy to stick to a diet plan, as you might know, they are hard to come by. There are very few diets that cater to the proper nutritional content that is required to combat this disease. It is very important to understand that you must follow a doctor's advice and guidance while learning to combat the disease, and change your lifestyle into a healthier lifestyle."
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+ - MIT Unveils Sun-Free Photovoltaics->

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An anonymous reader writes "Researchers at MIT just unveiled a new solar power generator that doesn't need sunlight to function. The button-sized power generator can tap energy from heat, the sun’s rays, a hydrocarbon fuel, or a decaying radioisotope, and it can run three times longer than a lithium-ion battery of the same weight. It is hoped that the technology may one day be used to generate power for spacecraft on long-term missions where sunlight may not be available."
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