I see a couple things here (Score: 1)

by in Marriott fined $600,000 by FCC for interfering with customer WiFi hotspots on 2014-10-09 18:06 (#2T6R)

On one hand, it might protect some of their customers who would otherwise foolishly connect to unsecured rouge access points run by some scammers. I could see a little bit of validity to the security argument.

On the other hand, if there is a law that makes it illegal to purposefully jam a WiFi signal, shouldn't a denial of service attack that takes out the WiFi be similarly illegal?

The Snow (Score: 1)

by in The worst thing about going back to work on Monday is: on 2014-09-08 22:29 (#2S61)

At least, that is the worst part this Monday. Went from 27 Celcius on Sunday to snowing today.

I've found that watching Office Space on a Sunday evening is a poor idea. Nobody wants to go back to work on Monday after watching that movie.

Re: Steal (Score: 1)

by in Pipedot: let's make this site fly on 2014-07-14 19:01 (#2GQ)

The problem with stealing from sites with bigger user bases is that they'll also have the larger discussion threads. So we'll have a nicer interface for the story and discussion, but not a lot of discussion.

Still, content is essential. Good content could draw in more good comments.

Nice idea (Score: 3, Interesting)

by in Distro Friday: GALPon MiniNo on 2014-07-11 21:48 (#2F9)

What'd be really fun is if you had a chance to find out a bit more about these distros. For the smaller distros, that might mean a short interview with the creator. Some tidbit that isn't available right on distrowatch.

Of course, that is more work. I'd understand if the format remained the same, and the legwork of digging into the distro is left up to the reader. I know we need the content, and this sort of thing most certainly fits in well with the site.

Re: I have quit (Score: 1)

by in Electronic Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit on 2014-03-26 21:27 (#V1)

Even if it is supposedly harmless, I'd prefer that my co-workers do not set up smoke machines in our shared workspace.

I don't expect to be allowed to bring a smoke machine into a restaurant with me either.