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Discussions - Public / Re: How do you stop spam phonecalls?
« on: September 20, 2017, 06:10:54 PM »
That's not a bad idea. Another idea is not to answer any calls not in your contact list.

I am sure there is an app for that.

I got my VM full and then forgot the password. Haven't bothered to recover it. WTH for. All the important stuff is either via email or text.


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Discussions - Public / Re: CCleaner infected with malware
« on: September 20, 2017, 06:06:37 PM »
This is the kind of shyte I only hear about on this forum. I don't read mainstream technology stuff so I had no idea.


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So you have utterly no control over your data. They take it without your consent.

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I have a friend who deleted his Gulag account. Maybe I should follow his example.

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Discussions - Public / Re: How do you stop spam phonecalls?
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:53:33 AM »

I use this app called Mr. Number, it works but it does block legitimate calls, and yeah, they spoof legitimate numbers.

I don't answer the phone if it's not in one my contacts or something I recognize.

I don't like to talk on the phone, either email or text works much better. I am either driving or in the office when I cannot talk.

My voice mail got full and I forgot the password and haven't cared to reset it.  If I do talk on the phone, I usually need to write something down. Which I usually cannot if I am driving, or if I do, I lose it. So I need a record via email or text I can come back to when I need it.

Phone calls are obsolete. I need to get a text only device.   

Communicating with many people, you want the stuff *in writing*.  Text and email constitutes it *in writing* and whatever is said on the phone is vapor and has never been said.



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Discussions - Public / Re: So I jumped on the 4K bandwagon
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:08:52 PM »

You never want to go back  to anything under 4K once you have 4K. Netflix automatically upgrades you to 4K if they detect your HDTV.

I've never seen Game of Thrones, don't get the whole genre.  I cannot keep up even with 5% of Netflix.

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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: AI and Robotics: new opportunity areas?
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:03:13 PM »
Interesting points you make.

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So Williams Hall will get renamed Vishnu Hall.

I feel so excluded as a minority.



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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: AI and Robotics: new opportunity areas?
« on: September 04, 2017, 03:48:28 PM »
I can see all technical devices around us becoming smart.

Your fridge. There is no reason you cannot control it via a remote app. An app that will monitor temp but most importantly, the contents. and come up with a shopping list the next time you shop.

Your security. A remote app that controls cameras around your premises and notifies you.

Your car. apps built in to monitor everything. An app to unlock the car door, the house door perhaps and much more. so you have a log file who came, who left. An app that automatically turns off AC if there is nobody in the house.

I can see a lot of devices going smart in the next generation.  From the common household bulb to the fridge to whatever you can think of. I think the old ways of doing things are obsolete. Who wants to carry around a set of keys for your car and your house when all you need is a password? Or a 2-factor authentication like a finger print + a password.

Same goes for banking.  Punch in your account number, then fingerprint and password.  Or something even simpler than that, but more secure than what we have now.

Or an RFID chip embedded in your phone that acts like a wallet and a key for everything (but still needing a password if it's stolen).

Now, what jobs will all the generate, you tell me.  I don't know if that's what you mean by AI.

I think servicing a dishwasher in the year 2030 won't be like doing so in 1980.


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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: AI and Robotics: new opportunity areas?
« on: September 03, 2017, 01:32:07 PM »
Hm, you think? I see lots of different directions. Anyway, food for thought.

re: JF: AI and Robotics



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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Layoffs of IT Tards in India
« on: September 01, 2017, 03:48:30 PM »
BTW, I love the subject line of the NRP article. what MFs. Call it layoffs.

NOt "shift".

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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: Layoffs of IT Tards in India
« on: September 01, 2017, 03:44:57 PM »

And that is what one might call a Microagression based on the white privilege.
 You bunch of racialists.

LOL

I had an acquaintance once - he would proudly call himself just that -- racialist.

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Discussions - Public / Re: Two Interesting Weather Sites
« on: August 31, 2017, 07:12:32 PM »
cool

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Very cool. Very apropos. The video is floating around on the net. I think I will watch it  a second time.

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Discussions - Public / Re: Eclipse Viewing
« on: August 21, 2017, 05:39:32 PM »
I did not see anything.  Nothing in DC area.

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