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    Android Ransomware Infects LG Smart TV

    There should be. Have you seen the shit on TV lately?
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    Microsoft Admits It “Went Too Far” With Aggressive Windows 10 Updates

    for the less tech savvy like my mom, it chewed up her 5gb data plan in two days and left her with kilobytes for 27 days. And in the next month, it tried to download itself again. she called me when she couldn't figure out why she was getting messages from Verizon on high data usage. She didn't...
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    “Rogue One” Reviewed: Is It Time To Abandon The “Star Wars” Franchise?

    After the movie, I sent my brother a text asking "I wonder if they have Verizon's Intergalactic unlimited plan for sending death star plans?"
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    First UPS U.S. Delivery eBike Debuts In Portland, Oregon

    What self-respecting UPS delivery driver would want to be seen riding that contraption?
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    McDonald's Drive Thru 'Hacked'

    I may have an exception to this: Last week I recorded my daughter during a gymnastics competition. It made more sense to record her vault routine using a vertical image instead of a horizontal one. To get her head to toe at both ends of the floor and not have extra people/equipment in the shot...
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    McDonald's Drive Thru 'Hacked'

    Old school headsets used MURS frequencies, and very few had privacy codes. I could pick up the Wendy's and Mcdonald's in the area using my scanner. The McDonald's between my college and work was on green dot (154.60MHZ), which was the same as my work radio. When my friends and I were bored, we'd...
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    Drunkn Bar Fight VR Game Giveaway

    “I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer.” -- Homer Simpson
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    Microsoft Wants To Crush Google Home And Amazon Echo With Home Hub

    I tried Homeseer, MainLobby and another software to do home automation. I got away from it because I don't want a PC running 24/7 to have to control this crap. Home Hub is going to be the same. I don't want to run a full PC to listen for my commands. At least the Echo and Google device are low...
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    Researchers Create Batteries From Nuclear Waste and Diamonds

    I have enough problems with my Rover, I don't think I want to add radioactivity to the list...
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    Forza Horizon 3 PC Demo

    There's a Land Rover in the advertisement. I'll have to try it out.
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    Best Geek Halloween Costume 2016 Edition

    She's got lightning and thunder. Isn't she a Cumulo-Nimbus princess?
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    AI Traffic Signals Will Make Driving Less Boring

    So what happens when the traffic light has a nervous breakdown and starts turning both directions green at the same time? Can it read lips? Do we have a new HAL 9000?
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    FCC Sees Large Spike In Verizon Wireless Complaints

    I just checked my last two bills. Still only $95. Under .7gb per month on a 2gb plan. I do have warnings and a cutoff below that point in my phone, as long as the app using the data reports through the phone.
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    Don't Connect Your Smartphone To A Rental Car

    I like renting cars with GPS and viewing the history. then I add a few questionable places and searches before returning the car to the airport. :D
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    Google Launching Ride-Sharing Pilot To Compete With Uber, Lyft

    Technically, wouldn't the busses they use to ship employees back and forth to work be considered 'ride sharing'? If so, they've been doing it for years.
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    U.S. Government Wants To Electronically Limit Truck Speeds

    The senators should have to drive across Arizona, New Mexico and Texas at 60mph. their minds will change.
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    Technology Gone Wrong Product of the Day

    I'd order a pizza to get a playable box. I can put it with my KFC charger box and my Office365 magazine AP.
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    AT&T Revamps Data Plans, Eliminates Overage Fees

    128k? holy crap. will take 5 minutes to open, and there's hardly any graphics.
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    Facebook’s War on Ad Blockers Is Already Blowing Up

    They've been doing this for decades in the print industry. There's a small disclaimer that it's an advertisement at the top and bottom.
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    Chinese Elevated Bus Is A Scam?

    I've seen the drivers in china firsthand. I guarantee one person per block riding a bike or scooter will be run over by this thing. And every 3rd block there will be a car under the wheels of the bus.
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    Best Computer Troubleshooting Guide Ever

    I think I forgot stuff I used to know before watching that video....
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    KFC Box That Charges Your iPhone?

    If I'm at a KFC, I can walk outside to my truck and charge my phone 100% in that same half-hour period. Why do I need a box to do it?
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    USPS Delivery of the Day

    UPS left ~600rds of ammo at my apartment door. It's a box from Cheaper Than Dirt. I'm sure he knew what was in it. When I called to complain, he told his boss "I heard people inside, so I knew it was ok to leave". Didn't knock, didn't wait. just dropped and left. Now I'm fighting FedEx over an...
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    Nest’s Time At Alphabet: A “Virtually Unlimited Budget” With No Results

    I would have looked at the Nest, but I need it to integrate with my current home management solution, Crestron with Insteon lighting. Insteon has a thermostat too and I think I can read the settings with Crestron, or I can buy an uber expensive Crestron and control it from my phone, tablet...
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    Will Google Sue Sue Googe?

    I read that three times before I realized there wasn't a L in the name
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    Forget The Cloud, Fog Computing Is The Next Big Thing

    Dude, I've been saying 'fog computer' for the last four years. As in: We're in the fog. We're lower to the ground and we don't know where we're going.
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    Incredible Marble Machine That Plays Music

    I have the Animusic DVD in the cabinet above my head. Still gets played on repeat at Christmas time.
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    Destroying A Hard Drive Permanently

    We use a harbor freight shop press to crunch the drives. I've also used a 50lb pull magnet while the drive was spinning to ensure the data was gone. You usually hear grinding as the heads run into the platters.
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    Wireless Self-Rocking Baby Crib

    Just move to an area with a lot of earthquakes and this will take care of itself :D
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    Solar Energy Farm Would ‘Suck Up All The Energy From The Sun’

    The arrays are mounted on poles or frames, not directly on the ground. there's probably as much open land between the panels as there would be around a house in a modern subdivision. If subdivisions aren't cooling the earth, neither would a solar farm. On a side note: I had proposed...
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    Microsoft's Corporate Culture Has A Problem With The White Stuff

    a 24ct of the mini-moos are $2. Buy one case for each coffee stand. problem solved.
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    Cox Not Allowed To Call Copyright Troll A Copyright Troll in Court

    totally unfair to COX. I hope they appeal.
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    Teen Solves Rubik’s Cube In Under 5 Seconds

    4.9 seconds? It'd take me 4.9 years!
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    Conficker Worm Discovered In Police Body Cameras

    Some use a wifi connection from the car to automatically record on set triggers. Lights and siren, emergency button, crash detection, and shotgun/rifle rack opening are a few. Others start recording when the button is pushed.
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    The Perils Of Getting Fired In The Digital Era

    At my last company, the access control system was tied to E-Directory. We always joked that if you got to the parking garage and the gate didn't open, it was going to be a bad day. Either there were E-Directory problems or you were fired.
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    Microsoft Dropping Unlimited OneDrive Storage

    does this affect OneDrive for Business? We're just in the process of rolling people's H drive to it.
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    Facebook Prods Users To Share A Bit More

    I'm tired of all the posts that this celebrity died, or this person said this without ever fact checking their data. I reply links to Snopes at least once a week. Also sick of seeing 'click bait' headlines. "This happened, and you wouldn't believe what happened next!"
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    Jury: Cox Violated Antitrust Laws

    But we're talking about COX here, not Google fiber. but I will add I've gone through 8 Cisco tuning adapters and 3 cable cards in 3 years at my current house with COX. the adapters stop talking to the mother ship after a while. Have to replace them or I get errors on any SDV channel with...
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    US Retailers Push Banks To Use PINs On Credit Cards

    A month after the 'conversion'. I'm still finding lots of stores not accepting chip cards or make debit cards swipe.
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    USPS' Bizarre Reason For Denying Insurance Claim

    My girlfriend sells costumes on Ebay. She (well, more accurately *I*) ship USPS Priority mail in the tyvex envelopes. So far this season we've shipped 121 items, with only one not making it within the specified time. It took a two week vacation in Michigan before heading off to it's new home...