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Comment: Logical explaination!!! (Score 1) 461 461

So I'm very very curious to know how an unoccupied car "appears suspicious" to the cops... and based on this they had the rights to break into it and blow up stuffs inside...

Not only that, the guy that owned the car was arrested even though they were not able to prove that they guy drove the car there. Couldn't he have arrived at the mall with someone and that someone drove?

But wait!!!! They didn't have the probable cause to begin with... WTF?

Comment: Too many VMs (Score 1) 384 384

Uhhh.... what you suggest is probably not a benefit overall...

Running a few VMs on a laptop is already a resource constrains... even if you run a minimal setup of XP, you'll still have a horrible time trying to power on 8 VMs.

I have done this on a MacMini before as I tried to simulate a network for a program I wrote, and I literally had to return the MacMini for a swap with iMac having top configurations.... Still had a horrible time with 12 nodes

Regardless how powerful your laptop is, I dont think it can do 16VMs at a time.

Comment: Sounds like Hongkong action movies.... (Score 1) 65 65

I come from a country where small thugs run business in a jurisdicitonal area....

In which area, the hoodlum gets to collect cash from small businesses in exchange for protection... but in fact they dont really provide any protection, that's just the cost for being able to run a business. Whoever refuses to pay, their business gets smashed/burnt...

This company we're reading about is exactly that and I hold the US government agencies responsible to make very very very sure that their entire group of decision makers go to jail... and compensate every penny of damage that has been done to LabMD.

Also, I expect government agencies to protect businesses... not destroying them. I can understand that the FTC was mis-led by the company and in turn destroyed LabMD... I want to know what they will do for LabMD, or the people that used to own it.

+ - Wireless Charging at Starbucks

sentiblue writes: Hey Slashdotters.... So I've seen the wireless charging stations being deployed at quite many Starbucks locations and I see that the device is a little adpater that plugs into the charging port of the phone and then that adapter has to be placed on top of a designated circle on the table to get charged.

I don't understand the incentive of doing this, let alone the cost to develop it! The term wireless is supposed to give you a reasonable range of operation that allows you to move your device.

So if you use a cable to charge a phone, you can actually place the phone anywhere in the radius of the cable length. With this wireless charging option, you actually have to place the phone right on top of the circle... allowing you device to only spin around that exact spot. If you move the device any more than that, it will not charge.

What's the point? I don't get it!

Comment: Need the product names (Score 1) 412 412

So it's great that the retail companies are taking these things off their shelves. It's even better that companies like WMT reach out to their vendors to clear things up. Thanks!... to the FDA and to the retailers.

But wouldn't it be very very very useful if the FDA lists the names of those offending products? Cuz there are a lot of innocent consumers who have already brought the products... they need to know these product names so that they can get rid of them.

Comment: LOL (Score 1) 307 307

Chen is out of his mind... the iMessage example was pretty much mandating his competitor help him succeed....

On the other hand.... making an app available on which platform is entirely a developer's choice... If he makes a game for iPhone and not for BlackBerry... what are you gonna do to him? Sue?

Comment: Re:And this is good why? (Score 1) 150 150

Disagreed.... Every keylogger is built with some sort of "stealing" intention in mind.... I dont for a second believe that things like this are made to encourage better security.

If this dude is lucky enough... he can actually steal usernames/passwords and URLs and lots of other things... but then again at public places to steal like airports and hotels... people don't normally use MS wireless keyboards... they simply use tablets/laptops... that's why I used the term "lucky".

Comment: I think it still works (Score 1) 720 720

Throughout my career... I have been at two jobs where background investigation was not done....

I'm not saying you should give up... but while pursuing a job in this field... you should also consider other alternatives.... They may be far as good as IT... but better than nothing.

Given not a few but several incidents... it's on you and not anybody else's fault... Cleaning yourself up is good.... good for you and for everybody else... I applaud that and wish you much luck!

In case of injury notify your superior immediately. He'll kiss it and make it better.

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