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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

Admiral_Grinder Re:Buy Pre-terminated cables (279 comments)

This is what I did in my house. I have a drop ceiling basement so it made it easier. The female-female keystone modules may be the priciest part of it at $10 apiece. (I was buying 50 foot runs of cable from newegg for 10 dollars each). Been going on 5 years with now issues at all.

about two weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Admiral_Grinder Re:FP? (942 comments)

"Oh, you mean the speedometers that have both measurements on them already? All US cars do. Why the ignorance?"

We wish that was true. Even cars made today have the MPH on them with maybe hash marks for KPH. My wife's 2009 Malibu doesn't even label the KPH scale at all.

about three weeks ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Admiral_Grinder Re:FP? (942 comments)

"It drives me crazy that I need both a metric and a standard set of socket wrenches and hex keys"

Me too, I want a set that is a mix of metric and SAE. At least the SAE sizes should be in metric first with the SAE size added as an afterthought.

about three weeks ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

Admiral_Grinder Re:I dunno about LEDs, but CFLs don't last (602 comments)

An the baseless low flow toilet bullshit again. Low flow toilets still save water at the end of the day. Do some math, take in consideration that you only need to flush once with either toilet to get the piss out. How many times do you piss compared to taking a squat? All "major" transactions involve at least 2 flushes unless you like feeling smug.

about a month ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Admiral_Grinder Re: I never thought I'd say this... (353 comments)

Money doesn't grow on trees either.....unless you are an apple farmer.

about a month ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Admiral_Grinder Re:Ehhh, cases. (425 comments)

I wish all phone makers would reverse this trend some. I found with the thin phones, I need a case just so I can hold on to it without it sliding out of my hands. With making them thinner, all they are doing is trading battery life for marketing.

about a month ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Admiral_Grinder Re:cool (292 comments)

There is OpenRA for you. I would link, but the proxy here filters game sights.

about a month ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Admiral_Grinder Re: No device necessary (167 comments)

But keyboard and mouse is the one true way to play shooters.....

about 2 months ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

Admiral_Grinder Re:I'm interested in this sort of thing for my hou (107 comments)

On the other hand, the house nearby mine was hit recently. They had a dog, the burgler had food it liked. While it is "reality tv" that show about breaking into houses and then fixing the security issues used the same trick for dogs.

about 2 months ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

Admiral_Grinder Re:Yay! I can lose my data cheaply now! (183 comments)

I hear your song, but I heard it before by the HDD cover band before the SSD members were even born. All hardware is prone to not coming back up after the power was cut (or turned off in the case of a laptop I have), SSD is not special in this. It appears you have heard it, but if not, tune in to the greatest hits channel and you will hear the number 1 song for the past 30 years: "Always have working up to date backups". I'm glad your backups work.

about 2 months ago
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Radar Changing the Face of Cycling

Admiral_Grinder Re:Useless (235 comments)

Most the noise you hear from cars on the road is the sound of the tires on the road. How is that on your car? I ones that always manage to sneak up on me is the city busses. Probably be cause they have the low rolling resistance street only tires and lots of body structure in front of them.

about 4 months ago
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Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

Admiral_Grinder Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (461 comments)

I probably is a typo though given the proximity of "," and "." on the keyboard. It is rare for that notation to appear. Normally if the number is going to be abbreviated though it is 61.6k acres.

I'll give him bonus points if 61.6 acres is how much parking lot space required for number of cars needed.

about 4 months ago
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Computing a Cure For HIV

Admiral_Grinder Re:Bitcoin mining? (89 comments)

So do you have a control group to present to us that didn't buy into the HIV bullshit?

One of the earliest public cases of HIV was a elementary school kid in Indiana that got it through a blood transfusion. That helped push for higher standards in blood donations. It also pushed for higher standards in dealing with spilled bodily fluids. Before all this though the general public thought was only a STD that the gay community passed around.

Remember that real bullshit is pretty green grass before being consumed. Without the widespread focus on preventing these diseases it may have been twice as a bad as predicted. It only looks like bullshit today because of the hidden effort to reduce the damage doesn't get presented to (or ignored by) the public which only remembers the hysteria. Same goes for Y2K bug, global warming, and general pollution

about 4 months ago
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How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets

Admiral_Grinder Re:Still wrong title (286 comments)

But the law called for a 15 ft distance from the hydrant. Bike lanes are usually not 15 ft across. A car is only 7 ft wide at most in most cases.

about 5 months ago
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How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets

Admiral_Grinder Re:The real fix should be (286 comments)

That don't work either, you will have some guy park his bike there blocking the hydrant with both the fork lock and wheel locks.

about 5 months ago
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How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets

Admiral_Grinder Re:The real fix should be (286 comments)

Sounds great, but you forget that the average driver should have been held back in kindergarten for not staying in the lines.

No really, there are other photos in that post that show proper markings for hydrants and a car that has the trunk hanging over the no parking section while the tires are in the legal box.

Watch where other people stop for red lights. Chances are, their own butt is sitting over the line telling them where to stop at with the nose in the crosswalk.

about 5 months ago
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Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

Admiral_Grinder Re:New Mexico landfill, eh? (440 comments)

Nope, wrong landfill. However, this would have been useful as a tumbleweed sticky trap they needed 2 months ago.

about 7 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

Admiral_Grinder Re:Gary Johnson! (282 comments)

From his droppings on Twitter, I would put him on the pro Tesla side. But he has a twitter and G+. He is a busy man, but I'm sure you can get a response.

about 7 months ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

Admiral_Grinder Re:How can they be certain no one survived? (491 comments)

Would't there be a beacon of some sort from the plane or the escape equipment? A controlled landing in the ocean could possibly reduce the amount of debris, but the plane will sink at some point. Either way you are going to have a debris field of some size be it plane parts or people with life vests.

about 7 months ago

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