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Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles

Dibblah Re:1984 (641 comments)

You seem to have an unswerving faith in the contents of Wikipedia. I suggest buying a "dictionary" instead. You can get them in ebook form these days - Well, at least until Amazon figures out that they contain incest.

more than 3 years ago
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Netgear WNR3500L Open Source Router Announced

Dibblah Re:$140 seems too much. (300 comments)

Interestingly, these routers (specifically the WNR854T) when they die are not completely dead.

The symptom I have seen on both of the units I had is loss of functionality, followed by "dim" blinking lights.

This is caused in my case by the on-PCB 5v supply failing - It outputs about 4v. Since the 3.3v is derived from the 5v line, the CPU is also affected. It appears to be the SMPSU chip itsself that fails - Paralleling a working 5v supply onto the 5v line works.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Linux Is Not Yet Ready For the Desktop

Dibblah "It's hard to compete with free" (1365 comments)

Given the titular statement, why does Linux not win?

One of the main reasons that Windows remains popular is because it's well known and people are used to it.

In this case, I'm misstating the phrase. The realistic version would be "It's hard to compete with stolen". Many home users that I know assume Windows is a right. If a person in IT hasn't been asked by someone for a license key for Windows, I would consider that unusual.

Which makes Linux a poor third choice, which a majority of people wouldn't even consider if they knew it was available.

more than 5 years ago
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College Police Think Using Linux Is Suspicious Behavior

Dibblah Re:sure it is (1079 comments)

Whoooosh!

more than 5 years ago
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Intel To Design PlayStation 4 GPU

Dibblah Re:Because when I think graphics, I think intel (288 comments)

There's two possible comments to this. Firstly, if Sony says "never", it is usually true.

Secondly, of course it's bull - Have you seen the vitriol from TheInq every time NVidia is even mentioned?

With that level of hate, it's like NVidia killed their whole family then ate them at a public function.

more than 5 years ago
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Alaskans Prepare For Volcanic Eruption

Dibblah Overloaded and unresponsive (293 comments)

"The server for the Alaska Volcano Observatory appears to be overloaded and is unresponsive. "

.... Okay. And just in case it wasn't busy enough, HERE'S THE LINK!

Nice way to empathize, /. submitter.

more than 5 years ago
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Seagate Firmware Update Bricks 500GB Barracudas

Dibblah Re:Huh.... (559 comments)

It's not "moving the head to prevent wear". It's SMART data gathering. smartctl will soon sort you out. However, I would personally not recommend it.

smartctl --smart=on --offlineauto=off

more than 5 years ago
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Five PC Power Myths Debunked

Dibblah Re:[citation needed] (551 comments)

WTF is with this stupid meme?

more than 5 years ago
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Spider Missing After Trip To Space Station

Dibblah Hmmm. (507 comments)

Is the other spider suspiciously... Larger?

about 6 years ago

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