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* Posts by ross 15

7 posts • joined 11 Dec 2009

Backup software for HDD and Cloud

ross 15

Jets3t synchronise script plus Amazon s3. Cheap, efficient, and flexible. But you do need to be a bit techie, it's a java library, but the synchronise script is as easy to use as rsync, and is cross platform.

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All-flash IBM V7000 smashes Oracle/Sun ZFS box

ross 15
Stop

hold on - apples and oranges?

18*200Gb of SSD is at most 3.6TB; the Sun product is 84TB. Are we making a sane comparison here?!

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HTC One S Android smartphone

ross 15
FAIL

What a disaster

I was definitely going to get this phone for the missus until I realised it only had 16Gb of storage and no expansion. What a disaster, a complete train wreck - and so annoyingly, frustratingly avoidable.

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iOS, Mac, Android users still vulnerable to bogus certs

ross 15
Linux

CyanogenMod

I believe that call has already been taken, and CM nightlies are now excluding Diginotar certificates. Of course no idea when it'll be pushed to the next beta...

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Outbound space probe looks back at tiny Earth and Moon

ross 15
Mushroom

why solar?

I believe there was no appropriate nuclear source available for the mission - noone makes much 238 Plutonium any more, and it takes a while to produce enough for a mission (and it's damn expensive).

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SwiftKey offers alternative for Android typists

ross 15
Go

slideit

Just like swype. It's pretty good, but not quite as good as others. Only one still available though on the market though unfortunately.

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Parcelforce to drop Windows 7 compatibility through letterbox in New Year

ross 15
WTF?

It's a website, not an application right?

Remind me why a website would want to know what operating system I'm running.

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