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Microsoft Launches Outlook For Android and iOS

DigiShaman Re:Why? (168 comments)

Agree with the assessment of the iPhone. It's not needed. Android OTOH this is a godsend!!! I can't emphasize that enough. I've had to help many clients with all their various Android make/models; a few of them won't support Office365 without downloading a 3rd party mail client. iPhones? I never had problem unless public DNS records are missing or invalid (such as autodiscover SRV record for example).

yesterday
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Alibaba Face Off With Chinese Regulator Over Fake Products

DigiShaman Re:Not too big to fail (79 comments)

It's bad enough when pirated phone and laptop batteries make its way through distribution on Amazon. The same seller will either knowingly or unknowingly sell pirated crap intermingled with legitimate inventory.

yesterday
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Proposed Disk Array With 99.999% Availablity For 4 Years, Sans Maintenance

DigiShaman Re:Power Costs (253 comments)

You can virtualize and abstract out to your heart's content. What TWX said was simple; at some point at the end of the day, all that data has to be stored on physical media. That takes physical rack space.

2 days ago
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Why ATM Bombs May Be Coming Soon To the United States

DigiShaman Re:Positive pressure? (367 comments)

Not a bad idea actually. Using precision cutting, you could make numerous thin slits. Enough to vent the pressure while simultaneously keeping the box secure.

Another option maybe to create separate long ported vent chambers.

2 days ago
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Amazon Takes On Microsoft, Google With WorkMail For Businesses

DigiShaman It's not Exchange (62 comments)

If it's not Exchange based (Outlook anywhere), it's fucking useless to me.

Microsoft owns corporate e-mail; and for a damn good reason. Well, only because Lotus Notes sucks balls.

Oh, and Zimbra can suck my balls too. It's a worthless pile of shit that either munges e-mail and contacts, or is dicey at best on iPhones and Droids via IMAP.

Office365 hosted e-mail dominates going forward!

2 days ago
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Spider Spins Electrically Charged Silk

DigiShaman Re:Oblig. (42 comments)

No, not the Ilwrath you won't.

2 days ago
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The American App Economy Is Now "Bigger Than Hollywood"

DigiShaman Re:627,000 jobs, are they real? (135 comments)

It's a filter. When a developer says they can make an iDevice app, Apple basically says "oh yeah, ok, pay up or shut up". Meaning, suffer the consequences for creating another me-too far app.

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

DigiShaman Re:Headline is flat out wrong (521 comments)

And yet, the entire GDP of Saudi Arabia is about 750 Billion. Or put it another way, if Saudi Aramco was its own nation, its GDP would sit between Ukraine and Kuwait; and that's just in the top 56 of 194 nations on the list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

3 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

DigiShaman Re:And all this without Jobs (521 comments)

Inertia.

Jobs had many products and ideas already in the pipeline prior to his death. To my knowledge, the only thing new is iPhone+. There's nothing magical about that decision. By the numbers, the market was clear in that people wanted a phablet. So they took an iPhone and increased the size; BFD.

I'm convinced the Apple Watch will be a flop. But then again, the R&D spent can be applicable in other future products. That's part of the cost of doing business; absorbing and learning from failures and moving on.

3 days ago
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Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

DigiShaman Re: Or maybe it's because (236 comments)

Interestingly, I oftened wondered if it was in the interests of intelligent life to focus their "expansion" inward to cyberspace vs. outerspace; transcending their evolution via forgoing the flesh bodies to machines of silicon based computers (or some such). Meaning, we're looking in the wrong places.

3 days ago
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Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

DigiShaman Re:Escaping only helps you until a war. (338 comments)

Doesn't matter. Look at Mexico (and rest of South America). Noticed how the rich live in gated communities with 24h guards? Real power is in wealth disparity, and fuck the entire population and its future to get to the top. It's a parasitic mindset from, well, a parasite. Why have two maids when four can be had for the same price? As for that "price"?? Just a number, and numbers are meaning less if you can jet half-way around the world to purchase your luxuries when in necessary; perceived or otherwise.

4 days ago
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Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

DigiShaman Re:Will this scale? (146 comments)

Chainmail burkas!

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

DigiShaman Re: I use Kaspersky (467 comments)

Kaspersky is good, but I'm not sure that I would trust them to be state sponsored free these days; if you know what mean.

Vipre Antivirus has been real good these last few years (will be using for personal use once my Kaspersky subscription runs out). Norton has also improved vastly too (lighter engine). Can't go wrong with either.

http://www.vipreantivirus.com/

about a week ago
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Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

DigiShaman Re:But then don't some have to go FASTER than ligh (139 comments)

So um, is the speed of light 299,792,458 m / s - (minus) infinity? Meaning, at C, both the creation and discretion of the universe is instantaneous. C, being a reference for all things happening/happened simultaneously?. Thus, Time being an illusion in the disparity between the two??

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

DigiShaman Re:Noise (820 comments)

The worst offenders are those that use blue headlight bulbs. It started out as a cheap imitation of incandescence bulbs to looks like HID lights, but then took on a culture of el-cheap-o to make them as Smurf blue as possible. And bright! All very fucking annoying.

I'll stick with my stock Sylvania bulbs. They last longer, and the human eye sees better in warmer lighting (yellows) conditions anyways; it's more safe for all drivers on the road.

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

DigiShaman Re:Those trucks are the best (820 comments)

You won't find many old rice burners in Houston, TX. That's because in Harris (and surrounding) counties, cars that are 1995 and older (pre-OBD2) are subjected to the Accelerated Simulation Mode (ASM) test. Basically, the car is put under load via dynamometer to measure the exhaust as though it was driving under normal conditions on the road. This test has failed countless modded imports and domestics. The only time you see casual drag racing is with either an expensive sports car, or a teenager goofing off with a car that's pure stock. All other mods one older cars are just for show. The Type-R stockers alone provide more HP.

  Accelerated Simulation Mode

about a week ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

DigiShaman Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (820 comments)

Yeah well, that's because a turbo dampens the sound as the turbine pulls energy form the exhaust pressure (by design). So these kids are opening up the backend to make it "fart" a lot louder.

From an exhaust note perspective, a NA engine sounds much better if it's tuned right. It's also important to take advantage of the scavenging effect for increase performance too.

about a week ago

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Bill O'Reilly website hacked

DigiShaman DigiShaman writes  |  more than 6 years ago

DigiShaman (671371) writes "Bill O'Reilly (Fox News commentator) had his website hacked on September 19th 2008 following Bill's criticism of Palin's e-mail account being broken into. According to the website, 205 members who signed up after the 14th had their security compromised. An e-mail from Bill states "Rest assured that we are on this. Our defense of Sarah Palin has led some criminals to attempt to disrupt our enterprise. At this moment federal authorites and our attorneys are compiling information against these people. We stand behind our products but, most importantly, we stand behind you. We'll get the bad guys. Count on it.""

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