* Posts by Dustin Marquess

22 posts • joined 20 Sep 2007

Android 2.0: what to expect

Dustin Marquess

Mail

Try the K9 Mail app. It seems to handle IMAP folders better, and even supports "push" via IMAP IDLE. Only catch is it seems to be slightly unstable, as I've had it force close on me a few times.

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Please don't eat your horse, EU asks owners

Dustin Marquess
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@Moderatrix

All Hail the Moderatrix for managing to get "Damn Mexicans" included in a story!

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Xerox Phaser 6280V/DN

Dustin Marquess
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Yay!

I love my 6180DN at home. I would say I'd upgrade to the 6280DN when the 6180DN goes to the big printer heaver in the sky, but it'll probably be replaced with a newer model (6380?) long before the 6180 dies :).

Sure, it's not an $800 Epson photo printer, but for anything but photo work, the printer ROCKS and the printouts on thick cardstock look beautiful.

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Old guard want to save Nortel

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@stc

One could argue that Ayava makes a better PBX and that ALU's 5ESS, while in some ways technically inferior, is a much better switch.

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Microsoft plays recession card with Novell

Dustin Marquess
Unhappy

Too bad

SLES really is a better distro than RHES....

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Caching bugs exposed in second biggest DNS server

Dustin Marquess
Flame

@Wyrmhole

What?!

He writes a piece of public domain software, doesn't charge for the software, doesn't offer commercial support directly, etc. He makes *NOTHING* off of the software, yet he's offering $1000 of his own personal money, and that isn't enough for you? How many other FOSS projects do you know of that offer a similar award? Go away, troll.

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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi ExpressCard and Wireless Receiver

Dustin Marquess
Stop

*YAWN*

Wake me up when Creative finally brings back A3D 3.0 in one of their cards...

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Run Mac OS X on a PC

Dustin Marquess
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@ AC

"No, AC, Mac OS X isn't Linux. Mac OS X is fully certified BSD Unix - just like Solaris."

Actually, while Darwin & Solaris are both certified "UNIX"'s, Solaris hasn't been based on BSD since the old SunOS 4.x days. Solaris (eg, SunOS 5.x) is SysV-based.

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FoxNews commentator Bill O'Reilly's website hacked

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@ David Wilkinson & Gordon Fecyk

NO NO NO NO NO. *EPIC FAIL*.

When hashing passwords you MUST MUST MUST *SALT* them!

For you lazy Web 2.0ers out there, try phpass:

http://www.openwall.com/phpass/

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US Congress votes for some offshore oil relaxations

Dustin Marquess
Paris Hilton

@ AC

None of it? Believe it or not, we can still work on alternative energy while we drill for oil. Not all of us have problems multi-tasking. Hell even Paris gets it!

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@ Mike Richards

It doesn't matter how long it takes to get the oil or how much comes out in the end. The point is that banning drilling hurts us more than not banning it, PERIOD. Why is this such a hard concept?

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Creative threatens developer over home-brewed Vista drivers

Dustin Marquess
Flame

&$#@ you, Creative!

I quit buying Creative products after they sued Aureal into bankruptcy, bought them, and then killed off their *MUCH BETTER* technology (eg, A3D 3.0).

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Microsoft releases latest XP SP3 build

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Re: x64

Rob,

XP x64 uses the Windows 2003 kernel. So SP2 for x64 is already "newer" than SP2 for "regular" XP. In other words, you're not missing out.

I haven't heard of any plans for a SP3 for 2003, but I'm not exactly in the know.

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Netflix falls in behind Blu-ray

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@AC

"How come the HD-DVD players (made by only one company, no less) are cheaper? Seriously - if blu-ray is really the winner, and multiple companies are making the players, then why are they so much more expensive? Kinda backwards - the single source item is cheaper (yes, Toshiba is probably losing their shirts on each player...) than the one we have a choice on?" -AC

The cheapo Toshiba player doesn't even have full 1080p support! By the time you buy the next model up that DOES have it, you're at the same price w/ a BluRay player that already does much more.

Buying a player that's basically an upcoverting DVD player w/ a HD sticker on it doesn't make it better :)

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Seabed cables will be fixed by next week

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Re: Causes

"The only way to put a tap/split on a fiber cable is to cut it...... U.S.A. have submarine(s) equipped for this type of mission." - AC

I would hope that somebody would notice the fiber going from up to down (when it was cut), to up (when it was tapped), to down again (when they were done). To see this happen on 3 links in that time frame would surely ring some alarms.

Put the tin foil down and slowly back away from the PC.

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Apple's iPhone numbers do not add up

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@ Dana W

Hang on. You're accusing El Reg of being biased for quoting a 3rd party?

They gave you the numbers. Does your (new) math add up? Can you make sense of it all? If you're so biased, what do you make of the whole thing?

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Apple to charge $20 for iPod Touch update

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@Christopher Cowan

Uh, no? If this was for "generally accepted accounting principles for revenue recognition", then why isn't THIS update $1.99, or even $1? $20 is a little high to be claiming "It's just because of SOX!".

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Microsoft hawks Home Server

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Stop

Re: Power saving?

Actually, no.

It's based off of Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2, not 2008.

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Intel saddles HP with new Itanium

Dustin Marquess
Unhappy

@AC

You can have my Alpha boxen when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

And yes, they'll probably still be running!

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Calling the PHP cowboys in from the range

Dustin Marquess
Dead Vulture

PHP creator

"Rotman is a senior PHP engineer at Zend Technologies, the Cupertino, California-based creator and commercial maintainer of PHP."

Zend is NOT the creator of PHP. They simply make the Zend Script Engine that PHP 4 & 5 run on top of.

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Come celebrate the web...

Dustin Marquess

Shaving foam

Were they carrying it around? If not, did they literally go, get some, and come back? GEEZ!

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Kaspersky: Maxtor markets password-pilfering Dutch disk drives

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@Anon Kaspersky Basher

I'm not sure if you:

1) Are a Kaspersky competitor

2) Used a tampered BitTorrent copy

3) Used a really bad beta

But I've NEVER seen Kaspersky do what you say. In fact, I can safely say that on the machines I've used it on, I've never seen a false positive.

The fact that you posted anonymously points to the first option...

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