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Comment: Re:I'm not sold yet.... (Score 1) 471

by Robert Goatse (#47874317) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?
I've had the Gear 2 for a couple of months now and while I still have to carry the phone around in my pocket, I like how the watch buzzes when I get an email/text/call. Instead of frantically digging into my pocket to check an email, the subject pops up on my wrist and I continue on with my day. I'm an early adopter nerd, so I honestly haven't worn the Gear 2 in a month or so. It was cool for a couple of weeks tracking steps and heart rate, but I'm not a huge watch-wearer anyway, so the watch sits on a desk plugged in. A cool thing is when you use the step tracker and/or camera, it automatically syncs when you get back in bluetooth range with the phone.

Comment: Duh... (Score 1) 210

"...but unless you've spent $300 or more on a fairly recent GPU, you're not going to be able to run the game at sufficiently high detail to benefit from the enhanced image quality and resolution."

What gamer junkie doesn't have a kick ass video card? $300 for a GPU is nothing when you can drop $6-700 USD on the latest and greatest offering.

Comment: Re:And this is why.... (Score 2) 164

by Robert Goatse (#46840321) Attached to: Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You
I don't think it's hard to be in "the business" without a stupid Facebook page. Aside from a few dummy test accounts, I've been gainfully employed for years without a FB presence. If you really want an online presence, create a blog and post some interesting research, etc. That, IMHO, would be way better than playing Farmville or whatever the FB game of choice is thesedays.

+ - Yahoo Advertising Serves Up Malware for Thousands

Submitted by wjcofkc
wjcofkc (964165) writes "CNN and CNET News report that thousands of users have been affected by malicious advertisements served by ads.yahoo.com. The attack, which lasted several days, exploited vulnerabilities in Java and installed malware. The Netherlands based Fox-IT estimates that the infection rate was at about 27,000 infections per hour. In response to the breach in security, Yahoo issued the following statement, "At Yahoo, we take the safety and privacy of our users seriously. We recently identified an ad designed to spread malware to some of our users. We immediately removed it and will continue to monitor and block any ads being used for this activity." While the source of the attack remains unknown, Fox-IT says it appears to be "financially motivated." For an in depth analysis of the attack, check out this Fox-IT blog post. The Washington Post cites this incident as an reminder that Java has become and Internet security menace."

Comment: Re:Layoffs have legal notice requirements (Score 1) 892

by Robert Goatse (#44579747) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

If a large company is going to have a layoff they legally must give notice.

OTH, a friend of mine gave notice trying to be nice because she felt loyal to the company and was immediately fired.

Personally, I think if you give notice and they do not give you two weeks pay, then you should be able to be legally counted as fired. They can't both say you quit and ignore your two week period.

I had a co-worker get fired 5 minutes before their shift was up. Stay classy, boss! I had one boss say I *had* to stay for 30 days, and I'm fairly certain I would have been terminated before then. Also who is to say the employer you're going to work for would want to wait 30 days?

Comment: comment (Score 1) 259

by Robert Goatse (#41949673) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Add Forums To a Website?
Why bother rolling your own? It's like developing your own encryption algorithm - probably a bad idea. A commercial (or open source) forum suite has had way more eyes looking at it than your home-brewed solution. That being said, for $$ vBulletin is good and if you wanna go free, try phpBB 3.0.11.

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