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Microsoft To Shut Down App Store For Windows Mobile

BiggestPOS Windows Mobile? (154 comments)

I'm sure both users are going to be really upset.

more than 2 years ago

Devices on my home network (less modem):

BiggestPOS Let me count... (374 comments)

Wired -
Win7 Desktops x 3
FreeBSD Server x 1
Laser Printer x 1
PS3 x 1
Wii x 1
Camera x 1

Wireless -
Linux Netbook x 1
Android tablet x 1
Android phones x 2
WIn7 laptop x 1
3DS x 1

more than 3 years ago

Emulation Arrives On the PS3

BiggestPOS Re:Well, is this a good thing? (169 comments)

Don't say things like that, you just scared me half to death. Don't worry folks, he must not have disabled the Automatic Updates. Nothing to see here, move along.

more than 4 years ago

AT&T Says Net Rules Must Allow 'Paid Prioritization'

BiggestPOS Re:Actually.. (390 comments)

I probably have one of the fastest download speeds you can get on Cable modem (DOCSIS 3.0 - limited to 107 megabits down!) but the 21:1 disparity between the upload and download bandwidth makes me a sad panda :(

more than 4 years ago

ISPs Lie About Broadband "Up To" Speeds

BiggestPOS Re:ISP's want your money... (547 comments)

I pay $120/US a month for 107 megabits down, and 5 megabits of upload in East Texas.
I never have any problems downloading from the "right places" at 12.5 megabytes/sec. Amazon Web Services being one of the few places that can actually saturate my pipe with an HTTP download. Use your imagination for the other places I'm able to max it out :)

more than 4 years ago

The Status of Routing Reform — How Fragile is the Internet?

BiggestPOS Re:between this and that dnssec thing... (139 comments)

Better still, wait for Internet 2.1 - we all know x.0 releases just aren't up to snuff.

more than 4 years ago

Google Street View Logs Wi-Fi Networks, MAC Addresses

BiggestPOS Re:Tell Your Wireless ... (559 comments)

Also I believe they are only gathering the MAC (and maybe SSID) of the wireless in order to increase the accuracy of your android device's location abilities when you have the GPS radio off, and the WiFi radio on.

Or I'm just crazy. It's not like they are trying to hack WEP enabled APs and listen in on the traffic. Google hasn't fallen that far. Yet.

more than 4 years ago

The Nickel & Dime Generation

BiggestPOS Re:Context is important (358 comments)

TF2 has infinitely more replay value than WoW as well.

more than 5 years ago

The Nickel & Dime Generation

BiggestPOS Gamestop caused this. (358 comments)

People *used* to primarily treat good games like books, after you read it, on the shelf it goes. Sure you might not read it again anytime soon, but knowing you have the option is comforting.

With more and more "casual" gamers buying more and more "awful but severely marketed" titles that offer no lasting replay value, the idea of a "long-term rental" utilizing GameStop as a middle-man, means EA can sell the downloadable content to 5 or 10 different people per disc instead of just 1! Burn-out Paradise is a prime example of this. Sure you can snag the disc for $15-$20 at your local used disc dealer, but after you install and update the game, you'll discover huge sections of the world closed to you (and cars unattainable) until you fork over $20 here and there for download-able expansions!

Even better, if you buy all these trinkets and ever lose the disc/sell the game then EA still has a bunch of your money for bits you can no longer use, and the chance to sell them all over again to someone else!

more than 5 years ago

Building a 10 TB Array For Around $1,000

BiggestPOS Re:How does the home user back this up? (227 comments)

Build an identical one and keep it far enough away that you need to feel safe? Ideally at least a few blocks away, sync them over a short-haul wireless link. (encrypted of course!) and take the same precautions as you would with anything else?

Oh yeah don't do a flat fire store, make it a SVN repository of course.

more than 5 years ago

Building a 10 TB Array For Around $1,000

BiggestPOS Re:And even cheaper (227 comments)

I did someting some years ago with 200GB (and later 500GB) drives:

10 drives in a chieftec Big tower. 6 drives go into the two internal drive cases, 4 go into a 4-for-3 mounting with a 120mm fan. Controller: 2 SATA on board and 2 x Promise 4 port SATA conroller 300 TX4 (a lot cheaper than Arcea and kernel native support). Put Linux software RAID 6 on the drives, spare 1 GB or so per drive for RAID1 (n-way) system. Done.

I say you've got it close, except use ZFS instead. Solaris on x86 isn't that bad, especially if you don't plan on doing anything else with the hardware beyond file-serving duties!

more than 5 years ago

Modern LaTeX Replacement?

BiggestPOS Re:OpenOffice.org (918 comments)

Now *this* guy is old - and yet quicker than the rest of us. Ouch.

more than 6 years ago


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