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Areas of Interest:
- When recording in an environment with a high risk of your camera being smashed, is there a way to immediately upload the video to cloud storage so that it will be preserved? I was just thinking about situations where people have exonerated themselves from false police charges ONLY because video existed to show that the police were lying.
1 week 3 days ago
- Yes, you can do a simple time, rate, distance calculation based on the speed of light. However, there are a lot of variables that come into play that make this calculation pretty inaccurate. First of all, the signal won’t actually travel at the speed of light.
2 weeks 2 days ago
- I agree that there is a difference is substance dependency and behavioral “addiction.” However, I’m not sure that I agree that the divide is quite as rigid as you make it sound. Some behaviors can cause verifiable chemical changes in the brain, and the effect is not all that different that taking a drug.
4 weeks 3 days ago
- The problem with spilling a soft drink on your keyboard is that the sugar will still make it sticky even after it has dried. Sticky buttons are intolerable to me, and this goes back to my days as a kid playing Nintendo. My friends were not happy with my “no drinks around controllers” rules, but I never had a sticky button so I stand by the policy.
5 weeks 2 days ago
- It does seem like a bit of an odd fellow pairing; like the “Mac guy” and “PC guy” from the old Apple commercials started hanging out together. But when you think about it, the partnership makes sense.
5 weeks 2 days ago
- rousseau answers Re: What’s the difference between FTP and HTTP? Is one superior for transferring files?As far as file transfer speeds, FTP can be a bit faster for large files, while HTTP can be faster for multiple smaller files. HTTP is easier to work with, and it was developed specifically to address some of the inefficiencies of FTP.
8 weeks 13 hours ago
- They were actually acting pursuant to a federal court order which gave them full DNS authority over no-IP domains. Microsoft then seized 22 of no-IP’s domains in order to take down malware creators. Unfortunately, the net cast was too wide and it ended up taking down a lot of servers used by innocent people/companies.
8 weeks 14 hours ago
- I’ve written a few academic articles for journals over the years, mostly during stints as an adjunct, and would like to set things up so that my Google Scholar profile (already public) shows up in Google Scholar searches. How do I go about this?
14 weeks 2 days ago
- The one good thing about moving onto this stage of the rulemaking process is that we are now in the official public comment period, which lasts for four months. While I do encourage calls to your elected representatives in Washington, the best thing to do now is to submit a written comment to the FCC during this period.
15 weeks 12 hours ago
- rousseau answers Re: What does an Amazon smartphone need to succeed in an already crowded marketplace?Amazon has already demonstrated an ability to achieve some degree of success in the mobile market with the Kindle line of tablets. I personally did not think Kindles would be very successful, but Amazon proved me wrong. They also have a few arrows in their quiver that most competitors don’t.
17 weeks 3 days ago
- rousseau answers Re: How much should the political views of a company’s CEO or board of directors matter?I did not approve of the pressure against Brendon Eich, CEO of Mozilla, even though I thought he supported a hateful and divisive cause. He was one of the founders of the company and what he did was personal, not while wearing his Mozilla hat.
20 weeks 14 hours ago
- rousseau answers Re: Can a country successfully block a website the way Turkey is trying to do with Twitter?It can be made less convenient, which will effectively block a certain percentage of casual users. Of course, there are ways around it. One of the most simple was pointed out by Twitter to its Turkish users - they could uses SMS messages to post to Twitter. Oops. Plus, there are always VPNs.
22 weeks 4 days ago
- There was actually a 60 Minutes story on this a year or so ago. It’s easy to forget that the business copiers of today are not the same beasts as the ones from 20 years ago, even if most of their functions are the same.
29 weeks 2 days ago
- There was an article on IT World about building a career in cloud computing a couple of years ago.
31 weeks 4 days ago
- The first thing I will say is that people online, even if we have the best intentions, don’t really know your talents, challenges, likes and dislikes.
31 weeks 4 days ago
- You can pour out a little chianti in thanks to Guglielmo Marconi for this NSA ability. Radio waves, my friend, radio waves, zipping through thin air straight to the all-seeing eyes of the NSA.
32 weeks 1 day ago
- No, “memory effect” really only applies to sintered plate Ni-Cad batteries, which were never used in laptops (old laptops used Ni-Cads, but not that type of Ni-Cad).
37 weeks 13 hours ago
- There are a couple of factors. There was a recent fire at Hynix, who is one of the major DRAM manufacturers. Also, production is shifting from DRAM to NAND flash, plus production is about to shift from DDR3 to DDR4, which will cost more, especially initially.
37 weeks 14 hours ago
- Yes, you can run fsck yourself. Here is the script cutesy of Rucent88 at Superuser: http://superuser.com/a/657320
43 weeks 4 days ago
- Popular Science just announced that they are disabling their comment system on their website, citing the prevalence of trolls, spambots and “a politically motivated, decades long war on expertise,” which you will see every time there is a discussion about evolution, which forms the very basis of modern biological science, or global warming, whic
48 weeks 2 days ago
- BlackBerry is currently negotiating a $4.7 billion acquisition by Fairfax Financial Holdings. What they intend to do with it assuming the acquisition is finalized and approved by regulators, I don't know. It's unlikely to continue to exist for long in its current form, though.
48 weeks 4 days ago
- For one, it frees up the company from worrying about people like Carl Ichan trying to take over the company. Aside from that, it also allows the company to take a longer term view, and plan accordingly.
49 weeks 1 day ago
- The safest thing would be to assume that you don’t have ANY online privacy. But Tor certainly does help.
50 weeks 3 days ago
- I think we are seeing the inevitable result of a maturing technology. I think Xian Renegade makes some valid points, but the majority of iPhone customers are not business customers, they are individual consumers making a purchase, and most don’t know or care about the differences between it and competitors.
50 weeks 4 days ago
- Paypal froze $45,000 raised by the indiegogo crowdfunding campaign of a company called Mailpile, and demanded an itemized budget and developmental goal dates be submitted to PayPal for approval before the funds would be released.
51 weeks 8 hours ago
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