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Comment: Re:Safe deposit box (Score 1) 267

by jonbryce (#47912531) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

I have an HP Microserver with the Xpenology software on it. It serves as a Time Machine for the Mac, it has some iSCSI targets which are mounted on the Windows Machines as backup drives, and Synology Cloudstation serves as a DropBox like service which means that my most important documents can be synced remotely.

Comment: Re:NSA probably already has this technology (Score 1) 120

by jonbryce (#47898333) Attached to: The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading

I spelt it out in words because I was talking about English. Obviously French is completely different.

When saying either of those words, first the tongue moves down from the top of the mouth, then you say a vowel, and the difference between them is at the back of the mouth where you can't see. Then you have the "n" which is the same in both words.

Comment: Re: Can we please cann these companies what they (Score 2) 288

by nurb432 (#47896795) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

That is called running a business.

And we cant have that now can we. Unless you can pay off the legislature to protect your business.

This country was created on little ventures like this, squelching them due to others paying to keep them out of the market seals our fate as a nation.

Comment: Re:Can we please cann these companies what they ar (Score 1) 288

by jonbryce (#47895685) Attached to: California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

In London, they are registered with Transport for London as a minicab company. Taxi drivers are unhappy with them their because only taxi companies are allowed to have meters. Minicabs (a cheaper licence) are supposed to quote the price of the journey in advance and charge that amount regardless of how long it takes them.

Addison Lee, the largest minicab company in London, has an app that is a bit like Uber's. However the difference is that when you enter the details of where you are, and where you want to go, it shows you the price of the journey on the screen, and if you press the "accept" button, that is what you will get charged. They generally seem to be cheaper than Uber and get you to your destination quicker.

Comment: Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (Score 1) 536

by nurb432 (#47882085) Attached to: Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

They may take issue with some things that you do or say but that's not the same thing as being overtly hostile.

Most of them take issue with our very way of life. We are 'too free' for them. They use the UN as a back door way, via treaties, to try to bring us to their level.

But then, your call for nuking of the place doesn't exactly paint you as a particularly smart individual, so you probably still wont get this.

it would have got rid of the problem once and for all. If you haven't noticed, anytime you leave 'survivors' in war, it comes back to bite you in the ass, eventually.,

Comment: Re:If yellow stone blows (Score 1) 121

by nurb432 (#47879167) Attached to: New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

While i agree most everything would die out, i still think that we as a species would make it 10 years or so. ( this is approx ) Locally of course that wouldn't be the case and you would see mass death, but i think a few would hang on a while using some extreme methods.

Could we make it long enough for things to improve then slowly repopulate/rebuild? There is always a chance, but not a great one.

This of course assumes we are not already colonizing mars or something, with the ability to come back at some point. Then at least the concept of mankind would survive.

Comment: Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (Score 1) 536

by nurb432 (#47879133) Attached to: Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

If America had just allowed free trade with Cuba the inflow of US culture into the country would've long turned it into a pro-US state

There is no evidence to support this. Its just your belief. History shows that few countries are 'usa friendly' just because we send money to them. As a rule, most countries with differing political and social polices tend to be hostile to us, regardless of our fiscal polices with them.

Tho i agree it was short sighted, we should have simply leveled the place and took over the land for our own use ( after the radiation had cleared ). Let them serve as an example for future generations.

"Pull the wool over your own eyes!" -- J.R. "Bob" Dobbs