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

ChaseTec Phone lines might be cat5e (279 comments)

All my phone lines are cat5e. You just need to find where your POTS is wired into your internal lines and put in a switch and rewire the cables/jacks you want as ethernet instead of phone. If you don't have cat5e or better you either need to wire your house depending on the level of difficulty or just use 802.11ac.

about 2 months ago

The Energy Saved By Ditching DVDs Could Power 200,000 Homes

ChaseTec Re:Don't Worry, We Spent All the Energy Already (339 comments)

For my house:
The phones/tablets that the kids use take less power than the 2011 laptops.
The lcd tvs take less power than the projection tvs.
The coax line amp takes less power than the cable dvr that is gone in favor of OTA.
My Netgear R6300 uses a max of 38W vs the old WRT54g at 8W max, so that is the only less efficient device.

about 7 months ago

Favorite Star Wars Movie?

ChaseTec Re:Get off my effin lawn! (457 comments)

I think the poll results show more about the age distribution of slashdotters than which movie is the best.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What's New In Legacy Languages?

ChaseTec Re:Important question (247 comments)

Wait, you're saying there was a market for C++ Linux jobs at some point? If you want to use Linux and be the most marketable as a developer you develop in Java (with a little JavaScript sprinkled in). If you want to stay more low-level have you looked at getting into the embedded space?

about 9 months ago

Ouya CEO Talks Console's Tough First Year, and Ambitious "Ouya Everywhere" Plan

ChaseTec Re:Just don't get it (134 comments)

A gameklip gives you portable gaming which OUYA can't offer. A better comparison would be a slimport/mhl adapter to add HDMI out to your phone and the SixAxis app to pair a PS3 controller over bluetooth. If you already have a phone then buying these accessories is cheaper than an OUYA and you get a better controller and a larger selection of games.

about 10 months ago

Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone

ChaseTec Re:Alleged Apple patents on Android (249 comments)

I don't even think licensing is the main issue. Content (and making money off of it) is the big issue. iTunes could probably be modified to support additional phone types so music and movies aren't that big an issue but the real issue is the app store. Apple makes money on all apps sold (and in-app purchases) and none of those apps would work on an android device (without a WINE type API compatibility) so your talking about Apple creating a second Apple app store with zero existing apps. They'd have to encourage android developers to submit their apps to the google play store and the apple android store. That should sound familiar because that is basically what Amazon does. And you know what, their app selection sucks. No way would Apple ever release a phone that supports the google play store.

Maybe Apple should have pushed web apps a little more... If JavaScript was a "native" development language with true phone hardware APIs then we'd have apps that could enable them to swap the underlying platform without making their app store irrelevant.

about 10 months ago

The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

ChaseTec Beta Feedback (234 comments)

I don't like the beta either and hopefully every story being full of complaints will help but don't forget to complain on the survey and answer the request for email based feedback too.
Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/sdredesign
Add comments to http://beta.slashdot.org/journal/634763/update-on-the-march-of-progress-how-slashdots-new-look-is-shaping-up

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?

ChaseTec Why just device updates? (159 comments)

Any particular reason you've singled out device updates? Seems like you'd be want to block or QoS all large or multi-range binary transfers. You should have a transparent caching proxy server in place (which is where you'll be able to inspect and block large transfers).

1 year,33 minutes

PlayStation 4 Released

ChaseTec Re:No media (294 comments)

Everybody keeps saying this without detailing it! What lack of streaming support bothers you? The PS4 has the standard set of NetFlix type internet streaming apps from what I can tell. Are there missing apps? If you are talking about local lan UPnP are you really even using that? I know I used UPnP for a while on my PS3 but lately all my movies that I've tried to rip and copy to my NAS haven't been playable on the PS3. They have this Cinavia piracy protection feature that automatically disables audio when play protected movies. So unless you are using the PS3's UPnP for home movies or torrents that have modified audio I'd almost consider the PS4 as supporting the same streaming options.

I'm actually curious because I'm very iffy about getting a PS4 and I'm might just go with a Steam box instead. Please provide some detail.

about a year ago

Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks

ChaseTec Re:HTTP RFC - Section 9.1 Safe and Idempotent Meth (156 comments)

This is Slashdot. What do we know about GET HEAD methods?

I was going to say that they return Futurama quotes but then I checked and they are gone. When did that happen?

about a year ago

Google Bots Doing SQL Injection Attacks

ChaseTec HTTP RFC - Section 9.1 Safe and Idempotent Methods (156 comments)

In particular, the convention has been established that the GET and HEAD methods SHOULD NOT have the significance of taking an action other than retrieval. These methods ought to be considered "safe".

about a year ago

For Playstation 4 Owners, Bad News On USB, Bluetooth Headsets

ChaseTec Bluetooth is not about backwards compatibility (292 comments)

Not supporting Bluetooth headsets for chat isn't about backwards compatibility considering bluetooth is the standard for wireless headsets designed for chat. If this really is not going to be addressed then either they are being lazy and not developing a full bluetooth stack or they are attempting to force people into buying an expensive proprietary Sony chat solution. As someone that uses a pair of Motorola S10-HDs for chat this is the push I need to completely switch to Steam.

about a year ago



ChaseTec ChaseTec writes  |  more than 8 years ago

ChaseTec writes "Sun Microsystems announced today that all three versions of Java, Standard Edition(SE), Micro Edition(ME), and Enterprises Edition(EE), are becoming open source. While Java has technically been open source under a Sun license today is special because Java is now GPLv2. The Sun announcement can be found at http://www.sun.com/2006-1113/feature/story.jsp and Suns open source Java collaboration website is http://community.java.net/openjdk/ The first buildable JDK is expected in the beginning of 2007."


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