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Comment: Re:not to defend this but... (Score 1) 255

by masterofthumbs (#49029161) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

The email records extend to Dec 31, 2006. There are a couple days into Jan that you can click on but there are no emails on those days. If you bothered to actually click the link, you would have seen that he didn't publish anything that occured after the end of his term.

Comment: Re:Target audience? (Score 5, Insightful) 84

by masterofthumbs (#48989947) Attached to: Smartphone Attachment Can Test For HIV In 15 Minutes

I'm guessing the target audience is medical workers in poorer countries with limited access to labratory equipment to test for these diseases. The local doctor can come to the village with their smartphone, this device, and a bunch of clean needles for it. The more mobile and cheaper medical equipment can be, the easier it is to care for people. This doesn't address the idea of safe sex though, its just a piece of test equipment.

Comment: Re: I tried the switch also (Score 1) 296

I had a class this semester where the professor distributed homework in .docx format. LibreOffice had the worst time displaying even the simpler circuit diagrams that were made using Smart Art. Even if I converted the document to PDF, the screwed up formatting would carry over. I ended up finding out that Dropbox would convert any docx to PDF when you would preview the document in your browser. The formatting Dropbox would display was identical to how the document was displayed in MS Office so I would just save that PDF and work off of that.

On Linux, the problem was even more of a pain. Any of the .pptx he used in lecture would have really weird fonts (font size was either too big or too small) when I would open them in Libre. I found out that I didn't have any of the MS ttf fonts installed but even after installing those, the slides still weren't exactly right. These were both slides that he had made himself and slides that were given out from the publisher of our textbook.

Comment: Re:Reality - Support (Score 1) 296

Installation of enterprise versions of Office are incredibly easy. Pop in a disc or download the executable and run it. I believe its maybe just one prompt asking where you want to install it. After that, it just installs without any interaction.

But in reality, IT would just have an image to push to every machine that would include Office so install time is negligible.

Comment: Re:Easy. (Score 1) 138

by masterofthumbs (#47253863) Attached to: France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"

Assuming you are shooting the paintball at the average velocity of 91.44 m/s (300 ft/s is the maximum velocity that fields will allow you to use although the paintball could be fired faster but with less accuracy), the paintball's maximum height it could obtain would be 426 m (1397.64 ft) above the shooter. However at this height, the paintball has no more energy.

If the drone is flying at 1000 ft (304.8 m), you can expect the paintball to be moving at 48.86 m/s (160.30 ft/s). At this speed, the paintball probably won't even break on the target.

Conclusion, you might be able to hit the UAV and *possibly* break something but chances are you will miss anyway and the paintball won't even break.

Also, none of this accounts for drag or wind speed which would slow it down even more.

Comment: IR LEDs and IR Filters (Score 1) 478

by masterofthumbs (#46277587) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Install tons of super bright IR LEDs inside the bus. Most cameras will probably pickup the IR light and it will hopefully overexpose any shots they try to take [with their phone they smuggled in after you confiscated all devices before they got on]. In addition, install IR filters on your own cameras to try to filter out the IR light being blasted inside.

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