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Comment Re:Aw come on (Score 1) 106

Yep. Want to bet that at least one of those profile views that you got that chose to check you out anonymously was actually someone in your current employers' HR department?

Back in the days when the Sunday paper was a decent (not great but far from the pretty much complete waste of time it is today) place to see job ads, you could apply to the blind ads -- who might very well be your current employer -- and request that your reply not be submitted should it be from a company that you didn't want to be submitted to (i.e., your current employer) or some other hellhole that you'd never want to work for. One used to hear horror stories, though, about newspapers that didn't see the job seeker's request -- or ignored it -- and wound up getting their resume submitted to the HR people down the hall. What's to stop this from happening at LinkedIn? Especially with all the anonymous profile browsing that LI seems to like getting paid to allow?

Comment Re:Control and management (Score 1) 279

``See if there's anything in the logs that's not what you were expecting, bearing in mind that they'll almost certainly be phoning home to "check for updates" and "backup your data to the cloud" (AKA "monetize your data").''

This could include almost every IP address you find in your logs. Do you know the IP address of every ancillary site that the web sites you visit make connections to while you're browsing their pages? The advertisement servers? Any image servers? The external sites for comments/discussions? Now multiply that by the number of people in your family that use the internet. I haven't seen a single network-aware device that included something in the manual -- or some sort of set of instructions -- that tells you what sites it'll be connecting to on a regular basis. IMHO, we pretty much lost this battle years ago.

Comment No risk to humans so everything's fine. (Score 5, Insightful) 244

It breaks down rapidly and, in the very low doses at which it is prescribed, should not pose a risk to humans.

Uh... did they test it on other, you know, non-mosquito insects? Have they had their fingers in their ears for the past decade and didn't hear about declining bee populations?

This insecticide might not have a direct effect on humans. But the secondary effect of not having any damned food just might turn out to be rather important.

Comment Re:Impressive but useful? (Score 4, Insightful) 95

Yeah, 100-600 hz means we aren't talking about any great amount of data at a time.

Pretty much the first thing I thought of. What baud rate would be possible using this? It couldn't be very high. Each 0-to-1 and 1-to-0 transition would have to wait for the fan speed to stabilize and that would take a variable amount of time depending on the fan size.

Interesting concept in the lab but would this really work in a real life situation? Many work environments have all sorts of ambient noise that might interfere with being able to detect the computer's fan noise.

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