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Comment: Outlets at work? Not yet. (Score 3, Informative) 656 656

This despite the prevalence of outlets at home and work, ...

I've never worked anywhere, in my 30 years in the workforce, that had any outlets (free or pay) in or even near the parking lot. Perhaps that will change over time as EVs become more prevalent, but I don't see any evidence of that now around where I live and work in Virginia Beach. (inb4: YMMV)

Comment: Re:Looks pretty useful (Score 1) 30 30

It seems like something that would make it much more difficult for ordinary thieves to exploit cell phones. That would seem to be pretty useful.

And much easier for the Police / FBI / etc... to exploit to unlock your phone. That would seem to be pretty useful - for them.

Comment: Re:Why Both? (Score 1) 77 77

The fingerprinting is far more secure.

But also problematic, from a usability standpoint. As people that actually work with their hands know, the ability to take a reliable fingerprint can be impeded by blisters, etc. For example, a (long) while ago I had to delay getting my fingerprints taken at NASA because my finger tips were beaten up from recently working around the house and on my car.

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 4, Informative) 384 384

Please Dice, drop the silly share button and return the read more link, and the read comments link.

Second this, but don't know why, at least, they can't all be displayed?

BTW, I solved this, and the video stories by adding this rule to my Proxomitron config file for "slashdot.org":

Matching expression: </head>
Replacement Text:
<style>
.fhitem-poll { display: none !important; }
.nav-social { display: none !important; }
.popularity { display: none !important; }
</style>
</head>

And killed auto audio play using:
Matching Expression: <audio \1 autoplay="*" \2>
Replacement Text: <audio \1 \2>

Comment: Re:Pao Wants "Safe Spaces" for Shills and Ideologu (Score 1) 384 384

One of the many reasons mods are upset is that the employee who was fired was (by all accounts) crucial to the reliability and credibility of AMAs.

Pro Tip: Pay close attention anytime a manager or company says something like "employees are our most valuable asset" or "... are critical to our success" because that's what they look/sound like when they're lying to you.

Comment: Re:What could possibly go wrong? (Score 2) 135 135

Give people the ability to create things tied to real world locations without any sort of moderation controls, act surprised when they pick controversial locations. Trolls gonna troll.

If only Google had -- oh I don't know -- some sort of sophisticated mapping software or database where they could flag GPS locations ...

Comment: So "_optout" of what? (Score 1) 483 483

If you don't want someone's Windows 10 passing on your password, Microsoft has two solutions; only share passwords using their Wi-Fi Sense service, or by adding "_optout" to your SSID.

Does adding this also prevent Microsoft from storing said WiFi password on their servers, or just instruct them to not share it out?

Comment: What is the actual point of this? (Score 1) 483 483

...which shares wifi passwords with Outlook.com contacts, Skype contacts and, with an opt-in, Facebook friends.

How many of those people will ever be in close enough physical proximity to your access point to actually need your WiFi password? Seriously? Unless I'm missing something, this has to win "Stupidest Idea of the Year".

Comment: Um, ya ... (Score 1) 248 248

Before, she worked as a Java developer for around two years doing mostly Java Enterprise stuff. However, she is not very eager to go back to coding. I think she has the right mental skills to be a developer, but she is just not very passionate about coding or IT in general.

... she has the "right mental skills to be a developer" because she *was* one.

So let me re-phrase things for you: I think you have the right mental skills to be a good partner/husband, but you keep saying stupid things like that. Keep it up and and enjoy your divorce... :-)

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