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Comment: Re:...or a publicity stunt (Score 2) 143

I have a friend who is a repo man - and the tracking devices he drops onto cars (like if he doesn't know where the person lives - he'll attach one of these and track it to his/her work and/or living address) are 100 times better packaged and more discrete than this. Properly installed you'd likely have a hard time finding it.

Hence why I thought it was a prank - no way a government agency would be this sloppy and allow it to be found so easily. Who knows though.

Comment: Re:Okay, so... (Score 1) 378

by Skuld-Chan (#49009175) Attached to: Woman Suffers Significant Weight Gain After Fecal Transplant

The one obese person I work with (also a programmer) - I always see him eating terribly (candy, sugary drinks, chips etc) - the only exercise he gets is walking from his door to his car and from his car to his desk, and he's gaining weight like crazy - easily another hundred pounds since I first met him. He's big enough that when the company sent him to a convention they had to buy two plane tickets for his two seats. At lunch without fail he always picks the worse thing you could get from the various cafe's near by (like if there was a 500 calorie meal and a 1000 calorie meal - he'll always go for the 1000 calories).

I know when I was 20-30 I could eat whatever I liked and I was a skinny beanpole. After 30 though I really do have to watch what I eat - I'm guessing my metabolism slowed down. I do walk or ride my bike to work, and I used to go to the gym for about 2 hours a week (really messed up my shoulder in a bicycling accident...) - but yeah I can't sit there and snack all day without gaining serious weight anymore.

The younger guys who come to work for us - some of them eat like that and over time I've notice them get rounder and rounder as they get older :(.

Comment: If only there was a way for Slashdot editors (Score 3, Insightful) 121

by Skuld-Chan (#48731691) Attached to: Netflix Begins Blocking Users Who Bypass Region Locks

To coordinate and block duplicate stories.

Its like they don't even talk to each other.

"Hey do you think this is a good idea for the front page?"... "Nah it was submitted yesterday..."

And in fact it was submitted to /r/technology on reddit like a week ago... Slashdot has become the last piece in the chain for news - which is sad because it puts it below Facebook.

Comment: This has been happening for a very long time... (Score 1) 239

by Skuld-Chan (#48196655) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

I have a friend who is a private eye who has a bunch of fake profiles and uses them to find the locations of people who are running out on their bills. If he's looking for the whereabouts of an older guy for example, he has a profile that is a 21 year old college girl - and he just friends whoever he's looking for and they usually almost always accept. Then these people tell their friends where they are going, private eye drops a gps tracking device on their car and "follows them home".

Rule 1 - if you are running from someone be weary of whoever just comes along and wants to be your friend.

The DEA's problem is they are using much more complex methods of getting people to friend them - they need to realize people are idiots and will friend whoever friends them.

Comment: Re:Well duh. (Score 3, Insightful) 293

by Skuld-Chan (#48086591) Attached to: Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

Maybe on paper at first, but I had a team of Indian's replace me - I was a TAM (technical account manager for a really big software company). Basically it was 7 people replacing 1 person. I don't think those 7 people were cheaper than just me.

Also - I heard they lost nearly every single account I had - which was easily 12m a year in total.

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