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Comment: Re:What a crazy situation (Score 2) 149

Police are boots on the street, and need to be more personal and empathetic. Their role is to keep everyone safe, even if that does occasionally mean keeping people safe from themselves and their own actions.

Sorry, but that's not true in the US. I agree that it SHOULD be their role, but cops are there to enforce the law, not to keep you, or anyone else, safe.

Comment: Re:Fucking rednecks (Score 2) 1030

by chenjeru (#45495341) Attached to: A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

Yes, a healthy portion of the subsidies could be considered tax breaks and write-offs. Part of the argument is that these tax breaks should not be in place for such a profitable industry in the first place. Our dear friend Wikipedia distills a few research reports that indicate a large percentage of subsidies also went towards credits for "non-conventional fuel generation" which I expect is mostly ehtanol and biodiesel, as well as direct compensation for exploration costs.

Comment: Re:Oh noes! (Score 3, Interesting) 167

by chenjeru (#40854883) Attached to: Bill Would Force Patent Trolls To Pay Defendants' Legal Bills

You do know that the retina display in the iPhone is designed an manufactured by Samsung, right? The only "innovative" thing Apple did was to lock the supply chain by buying every single one of them, making them unavailable for anyone else until manufacturing capacity ramped up.

Comment: A few questions (Score 1) 239

by chenjeru (#40203383) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Syncing Files With Remote Server While On the Road?

The primary question is: why are you trying to do this? Is it to make sure you have an off-site backup in case all of your electronics gear gets stolen? Redundancy can be best covered with extra hard drives.

Another consideration is what kind of photos you are taking. If you're shooting RAW with a modern DSLR, you're going to have images of 20-30MB each. At 300 pictures per day, you could be looking at a data footprint of up to 9GB per day. I don't know what kind of coverage or data plan you have, but in my opinion that's a lot of upload data for a mobile connection. In this case, you may want to consider batch processing the images to a lower resolution before uploading, just to have some record of the images online.

Comment: Scheduling meetings (Score 5, Insightful) 168

by chenjeru (#40088455) Attached to: Worried About Information Leaks, IBM Bans Siri

Before everyone chimes in about how you might as well ban Google and Bing too, I think that there is a valid security concern for using Siri when you consider that many people use it for making appointments. Search history is much easier to obfuscate. I can understand if IBM doesn't want Apple to know who it is having "top secret" meetings with.

Comment: HTTP 301 (Score 5, Informative) 113

by chenjeru (#39035141) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Smartest Way To Transfer an Old Domain/Site?

As Anrego says, I'd suggest not actually handing over the domain. Instead, rebuild the site under a new domain while updating key content such as contact links, and then set up an "HTTP 301: permanently moved" redirect to the new site on the new domain. This will transfer your pagerank to the new domain and makes search engines happy. Then, you can keep your email and other domain services under your own control.

Today is a good day for information-gathering. Read someone else's mail file.