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Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India

CdBee Re:That's OK, they know what we want (255 comments)

Dice claim they know what the audience wants too. The audience begs to differ

about 7 months ago
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Russia Bans Bitcoin

CdBee Re:I love the new Beta! (207 comments)

They have not yet made an acceptable response. therefore, f*** Beta. On my last few days here unless there is a total and unequivocal reversal of course on Dice' behalf

about 7 months ago
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Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone

CdBee Beta (249 comments)

...the anally-inserted chilli-soaked cactus of haemorrhoid remedies

about 7 months ago
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Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)

CdBee Beta sucks (135 comments)

The internet is not like a series of trucks. However if robot trucks can take the people who designed Beta to Afghanistan,that would be nice.

about 7 months ago
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AMD Announces First ARM Processor

CdBee Re:Despite it's name (168 comments)

Windows NT was supported on ARM. As well as Alpha. I've still got a copy of it somewhere...

about 7 months ago
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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

CdBee Re:Especially good time for two routers (254 comments)

I did consider that but I have fileservers on my home network so I dont really want to add an AP with an older encryption scheme. NSA may or may not be peering thru' my firewall device but I'd rather not have any neighbourhood loon with AirCrack getting free internet and/or file access as well

about 7 months ago
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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

CdBee Re:Just turn it off (254 comments)

Far older! Original Apple Airport cards are rebranded Lucent WaveLan / Orinoco Gold Card - basically a PCMCIA card, you could use the Lucent PCMCIA version in certain macs depending on the amount of available internal space (it was longer - My friend's old iMac had a Dell 1150 card in the airport slot and worked fine)

about 7 months ago
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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

CdBee Re:Just turn it off (254 comments)

Mixed mode doesnt always work anyway - although its good to have it. Apple first-gen Airport cards cant connect to any 802.11n router whatever mode its in, they just wont do it. My fully functional grey&white 1st-gen iBook is a historic exhibit rather than a working spare machine now thanks to this.

about 7 months ago
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Old-school Wi-Fi Is Slowing Down Networks, Cisco Says

CdBee Its already happened (254 comments)

I have an iBook - I always liked the look of the thing when it came out and around 2005 when it was no longer the current model, I bought a grey&white 366mhz, 10gb HDD iBook and the matching curve-shaped bag via eBay

Its had intermittent periods of use as and when I needed an extra machine, and although now 14 years old, with RAM upgraded to 392mb, an aftermarket battery giving 7 hours on a charge and OSX 10.3.9 installed, it still works. HOWEVER - it has an original Apple Airport card (probably worth more than the laptop & bag put together...) and these dont work with WPA2 or with any 802.11n router - they just wont connect.

So its just become a curiosity on the shelf - a machine with only one USB port is hopelessly compromised by using an external Wifi adapter.

about 7 months ago
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How loud is your primary computer?

CdBee no SSDs (371 comments)

Too expensive! Got a pair of Laptop 2.5 SATA HDDs in big plastic cases fitted inside my Dell desktop. Minimal performance loss compared to a 3.5 inch drive but so much quieter. Removed the optical drive completely and use an external USB2 drive as and when needed

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

CdBee British citizenship (822 comments)

And an O.B.E for services to humanity

about 7 months ago
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Surrey Hit With Catnado

CdBee Hello I'm british (95 comments)

We get tornadoes, just not often. Perhaps a few dozen a year - in my life I've only seen one once (I was driving at night and it crossed the road from one side to the other 100 yards in front of me - scared the crap out of me).

As a result they are much discussed over cups of tea when they occur. The national obsession with cats has made this the news story of the year

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

CdBee Re:Android (303 comments)

especially so if you buy one of the many chinese phones sold as carrier-own handsets in Europe (most made by ZTE) - pretty good average spec, much faster than an N900, better screens, fairly minimal Android installs

about 7 months ago
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HP Brings Back Windows 7 'By Popular Demand' As Buyers Shun Windows 8

CdBee Re:HP has the pull to get MS to fix windows by 8.2 (513 comments)

I hope that means a proper menu with expanding options off it - not the 'fuck you' compromise in Windows 8.1 where a 'start button' brings up the supershitty touch interface

about 7 months ago
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Chrome Is the New C Runtime

CdBee Re:It makes sense (196 comments)

the real trick is to start chrome browser, start Fabrice Bellard's javascript x86 virtual machine in Chrome, start Chrome OS on the VM, start Chrome on Chrome OS, then once you've got an infinite software defined hardware loop running, just unplug the physical hardware and put it away

about 7 months ago

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Rackspace moves into online backup services

CdBee CdBee writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CdBee (742846) writes "JungleDisk, providers of an cross-platform application for automated backup and drive access across the web to Amazon S3, have announced that they will be acquired by Rackspace. Apparently they will also add support for Rackspace's new Cloud Files online storage service as well as S3, and they cite the current economic climate as an issue Jungledisk would have faced had they stayed independent. Clearly Jungledisk's software is to be a big part of Rackspace's marketing as they take on S3 in the same price range..."

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