* Posts by Gaz 6

16 posts • joined 26 Aug 2009

Linux life savers for paranoid penguins

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Amanda

Amanda irks me and so does Bakula. Neither work simple like Back in Time. But like I said, BIT had some issues I can't get past and so I'm stuck with simple backup.

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Sbackup

Flyback project is dead, I believe. Back in Time works, but I had some kind of weird permissions issue that would hose everything up and I lost confidence. Simple works fine, but I can't choose to do hourly backups - it only allows daily as far as I can find. So I'm stuck with Simple. If anyone can suggest another Back in Time or Time Machine look a like for Ubuntu, please do.

YouTube use makes up 10% of mobile data

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WTF?

P2P? REALLY?

How is P2P making on to mobile phones? There's only like 2 clients out there, and their for WinMo which I personally use, but I thought everyone in the world used iPhones? The only thing I can figure for that much percentage of P2P of the pie would be that a few users using tethering are sucking down a lot of bandwidth.

FBI faked terror alerts to get phone records

Gaz 6
Flame

I can't respond

Or my head will explode due to how ticked off I am! And they'll get away with it...as usual.

Microsoft predicts Linux will fail mobile 'quality' test

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Flame

windows mo

It's not that bad. Anyone who is throwing stones at it hasn't used it since 1999 probably. I have a Touch Pro, and it never crashes, seldom needs rebooting, etc. The UI is from HTC..because the standard winmo interface IS crap. I can sync to the rest of the corporate world with no problems and I can play MP3s, watch movies, youtube, and the rest of the multimedia stuff. In fact, windows PDAs and phones were able to do all that for years before iPhones, maybe Symbian, etc. They have always suffered from crappy UI on the phone and from software bloat..and originally, yes stability problems.

However, today I would say they still have software bloat, ugly UI (but that's changing), but the have very little stability issues anymore. I like that fact that I can hack it and do whatever like tethering, override exchange security policy hassles, unlock it, add video codecs (via 3rd party programs) that you just can't do on an iPhone unless you Jailbreak it and risk excommunication from the cult of Jobs.

I'm not a win fanboi (I run Ubuntu on my server at home, ubuntu on netbook and Vista on some desktops) and certainly do not subscribe to MS' FUD about linux, but Jeez WinMo is an industry veteran that still has plenty of life and business use in it and hate to see it bashed by all the Johnny-come-latelys who have most certainly benefited from WinMo's successes and failures. They definitely need to improve things drastically, but I think everyone does if they wanna keep up with Apple.

Santa Fe man demands half a mill for being near iPhone

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Terminator

wait..

Wait till he finds out about the satellites (commercial geosynchronous C,Ku,Ka bands, military, weather, etc.) and the cell towers too (not just the phones)..that'd be precious to observe. What's he gonna do, put tinfoil on all the walls inside his house? That might help this nut.

Hackers declare war on international forensics tool

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Locked

I'd like to see them try and get anything with a locked computer (as in workstation locked via task manager)

Google: We avoid hiring too many smart people...

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FAIL

I don't agree with your disagreement

They should not have this ability PERIOD. That is BS, why would they be able to reach into your device and delete your stuff? Why, I'll tell you why..because they don't think or treat the stuff as "yours" - it's "theirs", and you are just lucky enough that they let you use it.

Michael Dell: Netbooks go sour after 36 hours

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Stop

Netbooks can do a lot of stuff..

Am I the only one that's getting fed with the "netbooks are for basic stuff" crowd? I have a quad core at home where I mostly game, transcode video, edit video, edit audio, edit pictures, etc. I also have a media pc hooked into my hidef tv to watch hidef movies and such. I also have a netbook running xp.

The only thing I can't do on the netbook is transcode video, play 3d games, and watch 1080p video (720p works smooth and perfect.) Now, I can do stuff like edit standard def video, edit audio, etc but why would I want to? I can just wait till I get home and do it quicker and more comfortably on my dual monitor quad core.

However, office 2003, visio, web surfing, email, etc. it works quick with no problems. The only problem I have personally with the netbook is the screen resolution (not the size, mind you.) The crappy resolution makes you scroll all over the place through web pages, dialog boxes, and so forth. That's the one thing that keeps me from using it more...if it had 1368x768 I would be real happy. Man I really wish they would offer a dual core atom, ION video, 10 inch, 1368x768 resolution..I would be in heaven (the ION and resolution could make some 3d games possible). Alas, Intel/Windows will forbid such a thing. A holes..

And Michael Dell just wants more money what do you expect him to say, "nah, don't buy my $2,000 laptops, continue to buy the $300 netbooks!"

Windows Mobile 6.5 ships today

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Stop

@bigyin

Welcome to 1998..NOT! The latest hardware and windows mobile actually rarely crashes, locks up or runs slowly.

I have a Touch Pro and couldn't be happier - it's quick, useful, and very business oriented. I'm not limited to loading what anyone says I can, I can tether and have always been able to, can patch the phone to override stupid Outlook security controls, I've had MMS forever (don't ever use it tho), and with Touch Flo 3D the interface is half decent. I still have to hand it to Apple for polish and app store control, but that's it.

And I have a goddamn *REAL* keyboard.

DDoS attack rains down on Amazon cloud

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FAIL

Uhh, I know the answer...

"He asks why the storage isn't on a separate channel - and why Amazon doesn't have methods in place to rapidly detect and combat such DDoS attacks."

BECAUSE IT'S CHEAPER. Internet vs MPLS VPN is always a bit cheaper...save a few bucks, get pounded into the ground by DDos. You get what you pay for..

Cisco buys into video conferencing

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Terminator

more than just video conf

I agree, Tandberg has a whole host of things they do in the broadcast world and maybe a tiny portion is IP video conferencing..this is a big deal. Cisco has now become the Borg..

US researchers demand cell phone safety tax

Gaz 6
WTF?

Another tax???

For those of you not in the US, there's like an extra 15% markup or more at the end of your US cell phone bill. There is one particular tax (can't remember the name now) that's supposed to go into some fund that no one ever collects from the cell phone companies but you get charged nevertheless..and it's alot, like $3.50 or so such nonsense. So more taxing, get the fsck outta here!

Microsoft $358m patent violation damages tossed

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@AC RIAA damages

They have a law that was bribed--- sorry, LOBBIED---- into existence so the RIAA doesn't have to prove damages..it's there built into the civil law code... Thumbs down big time.

Boffins: Give up on CO2 cuts, only geoengineering can work

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Flame

At least

the Reg writer is not another rabid diluted Global Warming Denier (or at least if he is it doesn't leak out onto the article). Good article. However, I see by the comments that some of the posters are deniers, LOL. Go piss up a rope.

How to run Mac OS X on a generic PC

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Not worth it.

The price of this gizmo alone just about makes up the difference in price unless you are going quad core.

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