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Comment: Excellence in Geekdom (Score 1) 698

by S810 (#49129239) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Terminally Ill - What Wisdom Should I Pass On To My Geek Daughter?

First, condolences on your condition. I understand that this is not the optimal outcome but, like you said, you're coming to terms with it. Remember to make the videos about life, her life specifically, not your condition.

Encourage her to embrace those things that that not only make her different to others but also what makes other different to her. Be sure to outline how one decides how to make items or issues priority and what "taking care of number one" means.

I don't envy your project but I endorse with all of the geekry that makes us Geeks and Nerds and good humans.

Best of luck in your venture and just remember that she will have fond memories of you from the time your shared; be honest and concise as possible so there is nothing lost in translation.

Hang in there!

Comment: I don't get it (Score 1) 1374

by S810 (#46891597) Attached to: "Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

Why would people be opposed to the possibility of buying a gun that limits the user base to a single person who can be identified by either a "watch" or a fingerprint? Personally I think the watch idea is terrible because someone could, feasibly, steal both the gun and the watch. Fingerprint scanners would be a much better solution for security of that firearm.

I wouldn't be opposed to some form of DNA identification either, but I am one of those people who is okay with the NSA snooping my texts, emails and phone calls... Why, you may ask? Because I am not doing or planning on doing anything illegal with my email, texts or phone calls.

Bring it on!

Just my 2 cents.

+ - Elon Musk hates 405 Freeway traffic, offers money to speed widening->

Submitted by S810
S810 (168676) writes "Elon Musk, one of the main people behind PayPal, Space Exploration Technologies and Tesla Motors, has paid $50,000 to help Los Angeles speed up construction of the 405 Freeway, making it better and says that he will pay more if needed.

From the article: Musk said he is open to pay the cost of adding workers to the widening project "as a contribution to the city and my own happiness. If it can actually make a difference, I would gladly contribute funds and ideas. I've super had it." — Musk quips that it's easier getting rockets into orbit than navigating his commute between home in Bel-Air and his Space Exploration Technologies factory in Hawthorne.

For those who aren't familiar with this issue, the 405 Freeway runs from the northern end of the San Fernando Valley all the way down to El Torro and runs by LAX. Residents are getting frustrated that this widening project is over budget and well over the anticipated timeframe that it was supposed to completed by."

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+ - Ask Slashdot

Submitted by Merc123
Merc123 (1532209) writes "I just started with a company a little over a year ago. I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. Since then I have had various complaints from our users that e-mails aren't getting through. We currently use hosted e-mail through a 3rd party and access to it is done through IMAP/SMTP (non-SSL) within out Customer Relation Manager. We have two locations and both use the same hosted e-mail. The sister location sends out newsletters and advertisements to our customer's to the tune of around 12k individual e-mail addresses and I believe they do it a few times a month. I don't know how they're doing it or if they are throttling it and I haven't asked. I ran the e-mail list of our customers through a validator to make sure the e-mails were valid and around 1200 of them came back as being blacklisted or blocked. Several specifically mention that the reverse DNS for our .com (168.144.x.x) did not match the IP address of the sender (66.110.x.x).

I tracked one specifically down that was utilizing Postini (now Google Apps?) and my user sent a short e-mail with a small PDF attachment. It was automatically redirected to the recipient's junk mail folder. When I e-mailed her with and with and without an attachment she received all of mine. The recipient did state that she has been getting our emails for years with the exception of the bulk advertisements that go automatically into junk mail.

I got some info on adding a SPF record to our hosted e-mail DNS records but was curious what else could be the cause? Why are we constantly being blacklisted? Thanks!"
United States

+ - SPAM: Buy America? First, You Must Know Who Still Produces American-Made Goods

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loisnewslane writes "According to the Buy America movement, consumers could create millions of jobs if they just bought more American-made products, like GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. Check out this list of American companies who can still tout “products made in the U.S.A.”

[spam URL stripped]"

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+ - Intertrust Sues Apple Over Patent Infringement->

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walterbyrd writes "The lawsuit covers almost all of Apple’s products and services, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, Apple TV, iTunes, iCloud, and the Apple App Store. . . One interesting note: the law firm representing Intertrust, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, is the same firm representing Samsung in its patent design suit against Apple."
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+ - Post "Good Google", Who Will Defend The Open Web?

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psykocrime writes "The crazy kids at Fogbeam Labs have started a discussion about Google and their relationship with the Open Web, and questioning who will step up to defend these principles, even as Google seem to be abdicating their position as such a champion. Some candidates mentioned include Yahoo, IBM, Red Hat, Mozilla, Microsoft and The Wikimedia Foundation, among others. The question is, what organization(s) have BOTH the necessary clout and the required ethical principles, to truly champion the Open Web, in the face of commercial efforts which are clearly inimical to Open Source, Open Standards, Libre Culture and other elements of an Open Web?"

+ - New Dual-Band Data Link for Missile Defense->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "This month Raytheon Corp successfully tested a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) ballistic missile interceptor using a new dual-band data link that enables warships using S-band and X-band radars to “handshake” with the AN/SPY-1 used on Aegis-equipped warships to provide guidance toward medium-range airborne targets in the exo-atmosphere. The practical implication of this is that the U.S. Navy will be able to better integrate its missile defense capabilities with allied navies in Asia and Europe."
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He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.