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Comment: Re:Modular design... (Score 1) 74

by parkinglot777 (#49353751) Attached to: Facebook Sued For Alleged Theft of Data Center Design

TFS says nothing about contracts, and this is slashdot so you have to assume that people will not RTFA. I blame the summary.

From TFA:

BRG is suing Facebook for theft of trade secrets and breach of contract, among other things, and asks for a jury trial. It’s seeking unspecified financial damages and an injunction to stop anyone using its technique.

It didn't say about signing, but BRG claims that they have established a contract with FB. It could be paper/verbal contract. Who knows at this point?

Comment: Re:Cookie authenticated or open WiFi is insecure? (Score 2) 40

by parkinglot777 (#49353609) Attached to: Big Vulnerability In Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests At Risk

Isn't it sort of obvious that hotel networks are a free-for-all security wise?

Of course, it is obvious. If we ponder a little bit further, we would know that the main purpose of hotel is for temporarly stay, not Internet services. So can't expect the latter service quality to be secured. ;)

Comment: Re: Great idea... (Score 1) 160

by parkinglot777 (#49335351) Attached to: Energy Company Trials Computer Servers To Heat Homes

You do realize that by "for free" you really mean "included in your rent, which you still pay for," right?

It depends. If you could find a rental which is cheaper but you have to pay your own electric/gas for the heater, the cost could end up more expensive than the one with "for free." The landlord just help controling your spending. =))

Comment: Re:Buy american only. (Score 3, Insightful) 108

by parkinglot777 (#49326215) Attached to: IBM Will Share Tech With China To Help Build IT Industry There

Most of that information is only valuable if it's applied.

How expensive and difficult is it to apply in the USA vs China?

IBM can keep it in the USA, where it with whither in an atmosphere of economic stagnation, or sell it to China, a nation that will take it and use it in industry.

You are too optimistic about the situation. History has been shown how things go. Also, you are short sighted about the cost applied. You underestimate and assume that Chinese are too stupid to gain values from the information (or too stupid to reverse engineer) without USA? Have you ever thought of the situation could be reversed in, let say, 10 or 15 years?

Look at Trepidity post. His post nailed it. This is just for the current CEO who wants get credit right now. When shit hits the fan, the CEO is no where near by and the one in place takes all the blames.

Comment: How does Linux relate to new laptop? (Score 1) 385

by parkinglot777 (#49286187) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research?
Not sure why wanting to use Linux and buying a new Laptop are related. If she wants Linux, simply install a Linux distro (Ubuntu is one of the easiest distros to work with but quite bloated) on her Win7. It should give her dual boot option when start the laptop.

Comment: Re:Aren't these already compromised cards? (Score 1) 269

by parkinglot777 (#49275479) Attached to: Fraud Rampant In Apple Pay

So everyone thought that apples system of implementation would be more secure? Cheap is as cheap does.

I don't think everyone thought the system is more secured. I think these people use Apple pay because it is convenient. They, however, may expect the security level to be up to par, which is not...

Comment: Re:What about the public? (Score 1) 135

So does this ruling apply to the public or only to government?

For example, could I legally collect Elizabeth Warren's "inadvertently shed" DNA and have it tested to find out if she really has a Native American ancestor?

Well, the case is about "a case that examines whether police should be allowed to collect and analyze 'inadvertently shed' DNA without a warrant or consent" which has nothing to do with any of those you are talking about. It is very specific on whether "police" or law enforcement can do that. Not about unspecific circumstances.

Comment: Re:Jail time (Score 1) 538

Because you do not like her, you categorize this as breach of security? Is there really any security in politics??? Whenever someone who is supposed to run for a position in politic, any knit-picking story will arise no matter what in order to "hoo-ha" those who are opposing the candidate (and hope the story will stick)...

Comment: Re:H-1B Visas Proving Awful For Americans (Score 1) 176

by parkinglot777 (#49120977) Attached to: H-1B Visas Proving Lucrative For Engineers, Dev Leads

I suspect that the survey is bullshit

Before thinking about survey, you should go to the direct source of how the "prevailing wage" is set - http://www.flcdatacenter.com/O... Then you could see that the "price" has been set. Engineer types get higher wage than Developer and Programmer. Nothing is secret.

Whenever someone talks about H1B, many people would associate it with "Big corporation" or "Cheap labor" which is stereotyping. The intention of the program has been good, but it is abused by big corporations; thus, these coporations give it a bad name. I hope that those who have negative feeling toward the program would open their mind and learn more about what the program really is for rather than close their mind and reject everything about the program.

Comment: Re: Cam-tastic (Score 1) 152

You need to understand that they must gather as much evidence as they can to do so. It is not as simple as catching someone or people with contraband in their house, and then put them in jail. You should know already that those people could say we don't know about this. When an operation like this is on going, I am sure that cops and DEA people have communicated and waited for the right time to deal with the issue. It may be frustrated to others around the issue, but ensuring that the criminal gets convicted is a different story...

Comment: Re:Build the whole plane out of the black box (Score 1) 95

by parkinglot777 (#48793039) Attached to: AirAsia QZ8501 Black Box Found
I think it needs battery to keep it on 24/7 in order ot keep broadcasting. Also, not sure about how different wireless signal goes through water (in this case). So it is possible to implement the idea you mentioned, but not sure if it is effective in both usability and cost in general...

Comment: Re:Are they good? No. (Score 1) 335

by parkinglot777 (#48704263) Attached to: Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

..., even worse if they are well marked and do cause people to slow down - a rapid slowdown is often the cause of accidents (as we see with red light cameras) and even if there is not an accident it can create a huge wave of disruption for traffic behind due to a wave effect...

I would disagree with this point. I would ask, why would you be speeding in the first place? I could understand that there are certain road that all the sudden drops speed limit (i.e. from 50 to 35 but many people still drive above 50), and those who are out of town wouldn't know. However, driving faster than speed limit in the first place is not an excuse to invalidate the speed limit drop. Also, the huge wave of disruption is another thing. I understand that people would try to keep up with the car in front. So why would the first car in the traffic drive so fast then? Or if you are following someone, you could easily reduce the speed to speed limit anyway. You will get to the destination and will not need to worry about breaking the law. If one argues that the one is in hurry, then blame oneself of not timing one's schedule right. There is no excuse of being caught red handed and as a result causes a disruption/accident from speeding.

What good is a ticket to the good life, if you can't find the entrance?