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RIM Attracts 15,000 Apps For BlackBerry 10 In 2 Days

222 Thankfully... (193 comments)

Thankfully, quick / rushed ports have never been buggy or otherwise lacking in quality. As someone that manages a Blackberry only shop, I can't wait until we finish migrating away from BES.

about a year and a half ago

Cisco's Tablet Act Like a Desktop

222 Re:heavy + bulky + expensive == better! (120 comments)

Inferior is hardly an appropriate phrase. The device is Android powered, has solid central management (You're on drugs if you think I'm going to activate and deploy iPads via iTunes.) and most importantly, integrates well with Cisco's voice and video servers. I have a single device that provides a) thin client functionality b) a softphone for use with CUCM / CallManager and c) acts as a video conferencing endpoint for telepresence. As someone who works in corporate IT with a lot of Cisco gear, this device is godsend. That being said, in our organization we don't blacklist apps for phones or anything like that unless it interferes with productivity. I'm pretty excited for this.

more than 3 years ago

Cisco Says Vegas Conference Attendees' Information Was Leaked

222 Re:Is the email from Cisco legit? (97 comments)

I'm going to need you to run a "show tech" and email me the results, bugs2squash.

more than 4 years ago

Sony Finally Turning a Profit On PS3s

222 Re:Why cut prices? (117 comments)

I recently disassembled a 60GB unit to repair a YLOD and can confirm that launch PS3 units have the Emotion Engine / PS2 CPU chip directly on board.

I'd also like to recommend to Slashdot readers the cheap PS3 route; I bought a YLOD 60GB unit (with a 320 GB drive in it) for $100 off Cragslist. Disassemble it, remove thermal compound from the RSX and Cell, and bake the motherboard in an oven at 425 for 12 minutes. I've done this twice, and gotten good results both times. I think I'm the best uncle ever; I gave this 60GB PS3 to my nephews since I already have one. I think taking a broken PS3 and fixing it in front of them is waaaaaaaaaaay cooler than just buying one at the store : )

more than 4 years ago

Sony To Launch First 3D PS3 Games On Friday

222 Re:Sony reserves the right (151 comments)

If it compromises the integrity of the console, and allows piracy on the platform, I would pretty much expect them to.

more than 4 years ago

St. Louis Museum Offers Thrills, Chills, and Lawsuits

222 Re:Kids? (140 comments)

Kids on the inside, but very, very happy to have that grown up ID when visiting the bar for another round of beers!

This is seriously one of my favorite places ever = )

more than 4 years ago

Sony Sued Over PS3 "Other OS" Removal

222 Re:File a complaint, don't just talk (546 comments)

Can you please provide evidence that OtherOS functionality was stated on the box? According to the many reports I've read, it isn't.

more than 4 years ago

Space Station Astronauts Gain Internet Access

222 Re:Infection in 3.. 2.. (201 comments)

They have remote control of a PC at mission control. Other than screen data / mouse & keyboard input, no communication is done directly with ISS.

more than 4 years ago

CES, Reporter Breaks "Unbreakable" Mobile Phone

222 Re:yeah (316 comments)

I've always wondered if Blendtec blender could actually blend another Blendtec blender...

more than 4 years ago

DS Flash Carts Deemed Legal By French Court

222 Re:Maybe not the best solution (267 comments)

Maybe they could update their software distribution model to match what consumers want? Hello, mp3 players, take 2. I gave it away, but I did have an R4 that I used for this very reason. I'm not going to lie about not pirating any titles, but I do have a *very* large legit library of DS games, and I was much happier playing them off of an 8 GB micro SD card instead of lugging around a bunch of carts.

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Source To Chromium OS

222 Re:Going back to sleep now... (664 comments)

Thin clients are fantastic. I run Citrix across 5 sites and it's godsend. They rarely fail and everything being centralized makes my job a lot easier.

more than 4 years ago

Fungivarius Beats $2 Million Stradivarius Violin

222 Re:Perhaps a placebo effect? (210 comments)

I was actually reading about this the other day...

Above all, these instruments are famous for the quality of sound they produce. However, the many blind tests from 1817 to the present (as of 2000) have never found any difference in sound between Stradivarii and high-quality violins in comparable style of other makers and periods, nor has acoustic analysis.[2] In a particularly famous test on a BBC Radio 3 program in 1977, the great violinists Isaac Stern and Pinchas Zukerman and the violin expert and dealer Charles Beare tried to distinguish among the "Chaconne" Stradivarius, a 1739 Guarneri del Gesú, an 1846 Vuillaume, and a 1976 British violin played behind a screen by a professional soloist. The two violinists were allowed to play all the instruments first. None of the listeners identified more than two of the four instruments; two of the listeners identified the 20th-century violin as the Stradivarius.[3]

The violinist Christian Tetzlaff formerly played "a quite famous Strad", but switched to a violin made in 2002 by Stefan-Peter Greiner. He states that the listener cannot tell that his instrument is modern, and he regards it as excellent for Bach and better than a Stradivarius for "the big Romantic and 20th-century concertos."[4]

about 5 years ago

Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Pricing

222 Re:MS needs to be thinking about the 720 (169 comments)

Hardware sales have more or less been in line with each other when release dates are aligned. The Xbox obviously has higher total numbers given its earlier release. Cost wise the PS3 has a substantial advantage (Free online play, built in wifi, blu-ray player)

Exclusives are a fair split these days, IMHO, a PS3 exclusive tends to look better than an Xbox exclusive. [Note: I OWN AN XBOX, AND LOVE IT. Quick plug... my PSN and XBL name is Malcorin :- ) Feel free to add me.]

I think a lot of hardcore gamers would like to have both, and $299 is a price which seems to make that realistic. To quote a close friend of mine, "The price drop was exactly what I was waiting for".

about 5 years ago

Microsoft Poland Photoshops Black Guy To White One

222 Re:Even Stranger...... (964 comments)

I refer to things I find unfavorable as "gay", even though I have no ill will towards the gay community and in no way associate gay sexuality with negative connotations.

Its just really ingrained into my vocabulary.

I'm fortunate enough to have gay friends that keep a sense of humor about it...

about 5 years ago

Vulnerability, Potential Exploit In Cisco WLAN APs

222 Re:Config option, not all that bad (35 comments)

Look at Kiwi CatTools. Its a couple hundred bucks and supports the management of hundreds of devices via scripted CLI. I use it to manage all of my Cisco devices for config backups, etc. If your org can't spare a couple hundred for this management utility, then you have bigger problems than wifi. Kiwi also does a TON of other neat things, like configuration comparisons side by side.

about 5 years ago

Sony Announces PS3 Slim, Price Cut, Improvements To Home

222 Re:Are we still expected to pay $0.30 for Home sho (427 comments)

First and foremost: I own a PS3, an Xbox 360, and a Wii. I love all of them.

My girlfriend loves my Xbox. She bought her own controller that she put stickers on. She's often the one bringing up the idea of playing video games or checking out 1 vs 100.
The draw? She LOVES her Xbox avatar. It seems like every time she comes over she's completely overhauling her outfit. She made an offhand comment about how dressing up her avatar replaces her need to go shopping. Me, on the other hand? I rarely change my avatar. I did give him a monocle a couple of weeks ago; its pretty awesome :- )

But yea, if this stuff doesn't apply to you, don't worry. It isn't meant to. It does, however, bring girlfriends closer to the gaming, which we can all agree is a good thing. Who knew we could learn so much from Nintendo?

about 5 years ago

The Outing of Pranknet

222 Been There, Done That. (543 comments)

This sounds like a destructive version of shoutcast streams I used to listen in on at #prankradio on efnet. That was about 10 years ago, though.


more than 5 years ago

Nmap 5.00 Released, With Many Improvements

222 Some of the best.... (73 comments)

Some of the best things in life are free :- )

more than 5 years ago



222 222 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

222 writes "Apparently id's John Carmack is also having trouble finding a reason to upgrade to Vista. ""Nothing is going to help a new game by going to a new operating system. There were some clear wins going from Windows 95 to Windows XP for games, but there really aren't any for Vista," Carmack told Game Informer." He also seems to feel that Direct X 10 is more of a gimmick than anything. "They're artificially doing that by tying DX10 [DirectX 10] so close it, which is really nothing about the OS. It's a hardware-interface spec. It's an artificial thing that they're doing there." With this coming from an industry leader, will you be upgrading?"

222 222 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

222 writes "Mission: Create an intermediate distribution frame. Difficulty: A few feet away, industrial equipment will be generating roughly 2000 degree heat. Bonus: Keep the network switches inside the IDF from melting.
Does anyone have experience in making IT work in such extreme conditions? Is there an enclosure in existence that can handle this type of abuse? This is essentially what I've been asked to accomplish, and now I'm asking my Slashdot brethren the questions; "Can it be done? Do we have the technology?""


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