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Comment: Re:I forced myself to watch it (Score 1) 300

by jeffy210 (#47749343) Attached to: Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Honestly, I'd probably get a kick out of it. And my mother probably wouldn't care either. We're both of the belief that once you're dead, you're dead. The only sad part would be you wouldn't be able to do anything useful for living people depending on how she died.

Not everyone takes death ultra personally, and are ground enough that they can enjoy a laugh even in a grim time.

Comment: Re:FOF (Score 1) 163

by jeffy210 (#47314865) Attached to: I suffer from jet lag ...

Nice try being hipster there. Honestly the issue with the TSA is quite overblown as of late (and even from years past). You are hearing about the extreme edge cases that affect 0.1% of passengers. Look at the number of people that get harassed while driving. Do you still drive? I'm hispanic, and have been traveling regularly since 2001 and have not had any issues. I had 1 pat down and that was quick and they did not "grab my junk". As long as you're not acting overly suspicious or nervous they'll be fine. Make eye contact with them, act like you belong there (you do) and they generally just want to do their job and get you through.

Is it security theater? Yes, to a degree, but "petite bullies", that's just going off of stories you've heard from others and have blown out of proportion.

+ - Edward Snowden Interviewed by Germany Television->

Submitted by jeffy210
jeffy210 (214759) writes "This past Sunday evening former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sat down for an interview with German television network ARD. This interview was not covered by many (if any) American news outlets and provides some insight views into why he did what he did and how he views his actions.

"He states that his “breaking point” was “seeing Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, directly lie under oath to Congress” denying the existence of a domestic spying programs while under questioning in March of last year. Mr. Snowden goes on to state that, “The public had a right to know about these programs. The public had a right to know that which the government is doing in its name, and that which the government is doing against the public.”""

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Comment: Re:Increasingly irrelevant tech dinosaur.. (Score 3, Funny) 182

by jeffy210 (#45464401) Attached to: Nokia Shareholders Approve Sale To Microsoft

Tenant - a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.
Tenet - a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
Pedant - left as an excercise for the reader.

(It is 100% sure that this post contains an gramatical, spelling or numerical error).

Tennant - The Doctor

Comment: URAT (Score 1) 456

by jeffy210 (#43223677) Attached to: If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

The one thing that I always thought would be an awesome implant was the URAT (Universal Reader and Translator). Be able to translate any language that you see or hear on the fly. Speaking it would still be a problem, but can you imagine being able to understand most anyone on the planet and the barriers it would remove. If everyone had them it wouldn't even matter about the speaking because your native language would be translated for them as well.

Comment: Decommissioned Server (Score 5, Insightful) 55

by jeffy210 (#42117543) Attached to: Hackers Stole Information From IAEA Servers

"...but that it was of a decommissioned server."

Um, who cares if it's live, going, or in a pile in a room. If it has valid data on it it is still a viable target and needs to be secured in whatever way is necessary. It's even worse if it was a system that was still online, supposed to be marked for decommissioned and they just didn't keep up on securing it anymore.

Comment: Select Comment Score Threshold (Score 2) 123

by jeffy210 (#42108177) Attached to: Slashdot Mobile: Now For Tablets As Well As Phones

I like the new mobile site it is very clean, but the biggest problem I have is you can't select your comment score threshold. I like to browse from 2 to 4 depending on the number of comments I get back, but the "Top Rated" link doesn't give me as good of control over what I want to see at the time and quite often I'll get 1's in there.

My only other issue is that it is *very* touchy and sometimes trying to grab the screen to scroll gets interpreted as a tap and it loads up the article.

Other than that, great job guys!

Comment: Re:OnStart is getting old (Score 1) 92

by jeffy210 (#42094301) Attached to: OnStar Gives Volt Owners What They Want: Their Data, In the Cloud

Already has once. I had a '01 Intrigue with OnStar that required an upgrade because it still used the old AMPS system. Plus side was it had a 3-watt transmitter (unlike the normal 0.6-watt on a cell phone) and the analog network covered damn near 99% of the US even in the middle of nowhere you'd have perfect signal. Downside was I think they wanted something like $400 to do the upgrade and I was getting rid of my car anyway.

Any given program, when running, is obsolete.