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Comment: Re:what is the problem you want to secure against? (Score 1) 241

by djdavetrouble (#39990969) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Secure My Life-In-A-Briefcase?

I'm still surprised that anyone leaves anything of value in their car without the car being in sight, but then again I have had my window smashed out 10 times over the last two decades (hazards of the hood). It was inconvenient, but no laptop or vintage stratocaster was lost.

Comment: Northface McMurdo FTW (Score 2) 183

by djdavetrouble (#38988773) Attached to: How Much Stuff Can Timothy Jam Into His New Hoodie's Pockets? (Video)

I have a Northface McMurdo jacket in size xxxl. This thing has an ungodly amount of HUGE pockets, so much so that I lose things in it. It also doubles as a blanket / mattress, and will keep you warm in subantarctic temps (look up Archibald McMurdo, of the HMS Terror, he explored antarctica. I would never need this.

Comment: Re:Purely out of curiosity (Score 1) 692

by djdavetrouble (#37708854) Attached to: Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?

People are still annoyed by obnoxious cell phone users.

Yeah, that was the point.. It is getting worse and there is no sort of etiquette established by society yet. That Microsoft commercial for the MicroPhone was about this behavior. In metropolitan areas it is really bad. In New York, people are texting on the highway (which is never a straight line) constantly, and in the city people just stop in the middle of a jam packed sidewalk. This morning a guy on a scooter pulled one out at the stoplight, and failed to notice the light had changed.

Comment: Re:Purely out of curiosity (Score 3, Informative) 692

by djdavetrouble (#37707884) Attached to: Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?

I'll never forget the day when people walking around gesturing and talking to the air apparently stopped being crazy behavior and began to be perfectly acceptable behavior. It was sometime during 1999, right before the internet bubble burst. I miss those days. Now people don't look up from their smart phones to do the things they need to do, such as cross the street, disembark an elevator, talk to their families, etc.....

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.