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Comment: Re:let me weigh in on this (Score 2) 103

I think it's a stupid idea. The "smart watch" technology is great for ALERTS and maybe simple push button replies and can integrate fine with a phone or tablet. But trying to use it as a "phone" or a "computer" is silly.

Voice-to-text input is an option and Siri/Cortana or whatever your flavor does a decent job but the function would be a battery hog.

Just let the watch be like an "extra" display and stop trying to make it in to a Dick Tracy watch/video-phone.

Comment: It was a nice feature in 2003 (Score 4, Insightful) 190

by jd142 (#49527751) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10
So this feature has been around in some form or another since at least 2003. See https://technet.microsoft.com/... for how to implement it 12 years ago. It included the ability to make generate a hash for an executable, so if you needed people to run foobar.exe version, you generated the hash and then people could not run or You could also do certificates from trusted publishers, etc. It looks like there are a few new features, including virtualization options, but this is really just a rebranding of an existing feature to make it more prominent for the end user. Something all corporations do.

Comment: Re:Hell No Hillary (Score 1) 676

by Jhon (#49463127) Attached to: Hillary Clinton Declares 2016 Democratic Presidential Bid

"I don't care about Bill Clinton's consensual sex life. I'm not talking about Monica."

But there are valid reasons to discuss this topic in particular. If the guy who has the "football" which can blow up the world engages in actions which could result in his blackmail is this REALLY the guy we want holding the trigger? The "football" isn't the only blackmail-able power the President of the United States has.

+ - First alpha of public sector Linux deployment system 1

Submitted by mathiasfriman
mathiasfriman writes: SverigeLinux (SwedenLinux in swedish) is a project financed by the Swedish Internet Fund that develop a Linux deployment system for the public sector. It is based on DebianLAN and has just released its first public early alpha version. This 7 minute video shows how you can deploy up to 100 workstations with minimal Linux knowledge in under an hour, complete with DHCP, DNS and user data in LDAP, logins using Kerberos and centralized storage. The project has a home on Github and is looking for testers and developers, hope you will try it out. Don't worry, no Björgen Kjörgen, it's all in english.

+ - Being Overweight Reduces Dementia Risk->

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa writes: Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation into the relationship. The researchers were surprised by the findings, which run contrary to current health advice. The team at Oxon Epidemiology and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analysed medical records from 2 million people aged 55 on average, for up to two decades. Their most conservative analysis showed underweight people had a 39% greater risk of dementia compared with being a normal healthy weight. But those who were overweight had an 18% reduction in dementia, and the figure was 24% reduction for the obese. Any explanation for the protective effect is distinctly lacking. There are some ideas that vitamin D and E deficiencies contribute to dementia and they may be less common in those eating more. Be it any way, let's still not forget that heart disease, stroke, diabetes, some cancers and other diseases are all linked to a bigger waistline. Maybe being slightly overweight is the optimum to strike, if the recent study is to be followed.
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