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Comment Re:some rules (Score 1) 230

Rules - that is the key. I have a DVD player that is networked so we can access Netflix. The question is, what access does this device need? When we want to watch something, we request access through the device, so it needs to tell Netflix what to stream, and it needs access to receive our movie. I think the hardest part of setting up a firewall is going to be figuring that out. The DVD player is old, but it can access at least a half-dozen services. The same information would be needed for every service that one uses. A raspberry pi sounds ideal - I have a Netgear router that works fine, so I don't want to load new software. Has anyone written rules to protect IoT devices?

Comment Re:Movie theaters (Score 1) 342

I have 2 years worth of science fiction magazines that I haven't had time to read, along with at least 3 ebooks in the Lost Fleet Beyond the Frontier series. I have no problem with waiting for a movie to get to Netflix so I can watch it in the comfort of my own home. Who really has to see a movie on it's release date?

Comment Does it float? (Score 1) 44

This is one very expensive piece of equipment that will be operating over water. (Unless they are looking for "land sharks") The pictures show no floats on it. What happens if there is a catastrophic failure and it crashes? At least if it is floating, they would have a chance of recovering it. The Australian government seems to have a great deal of faith in the reliability of this technology.

Comment Re:California's Lemon Law to the rescue (Score 1) 250

I don't have all of the details, but I understand the each corporation has a agent registered in the state that the summons would be sent to. I guess that Google would be the place to start to see if this is a viable option depending on state law and especially the time elapsed. IANAAL and IANACR (I am not a California Resident) so everything should be checked out if you consider this option. Good luck!

Comment Re: Like the nazi used to say (Score 3, Informative) 431

With regard to: "You can have an open jar of elemental mercury on your desk beside you, the same kind used in switches and it will do nothing to you."
It depends... Mercury does have a vapor pressure. Go ahead and google it using the terms Mercury and Vapor Pressure. One of the articles I found was on the MIT web site: http://web.mit.edu/cohengroup/.... It is possible to ingest mercury by being exposed to metallic mercury for a long period of time. I don't think a one time exposure due to broken CFL is going to harm you. On the other hand, deliberately exposing yourself to mercury just to show it is harmless makes no sense.

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