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OpenMotics Offers Open Source (and Open Hardware) Home Automation

Brucutus security missing (36 comments)

It seems they're missing home security in their use case. Is it me or do half the home automation solutions seem to forget to integrate hardwired and wireless door/window security. At least with openHAB this is allowed even if a binding needs to be written to interface with the security system.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

Brucutus nightlight/desk clock (110 comments)

Plug it in, turn on the backlight, start World Clock and use it a night light/desk clock. My HP 320LX has been doing that for 8 years or so.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Simple Backups To a Neighbor?

Brucutus buddybackup does this for windows (285 comments)

I've been a happy user of buddybackup (.com) for years. It backs up to multiple friends computers and vice-versa (and a local copy). Pretty much runs in the background without any intrusiveness or adware. No mac version though.

about a year ago

NASA Space Habitat Research Goes Undersea

Brucutus Re:It's Been Done (55 comments)

Adult Swim even showed an animated version of what would happen called SeaLab 2021. Doesn't turn out too good for the crew most of the time.

more than 4 years ago

What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

Brucutus Re:A few options (896 comments)

Another good option I haven't seen mentioned is PC Tools Spyware Doctor Starter Edition. You can get it free when you download Google Pack essentials. The only problem I've had with it was when running simultaneously with Avira. The Avira scanner would freeze randomly while scanning until I shutdown Spyware Doctor.

more than 4 years ago


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