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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Dwedit Re:Hum.... (567 comments)

Everyone who talks about ME and XP and the Even/Odd rule seems to forget the elephant in the room: Windows 2000. Really great operating system.

4 days ago

Firefox 35 Arrives With MP4 Playback On Mac, Android Download Manager Support

Dwedit Firefox jumped the shark (177 comments)

Firefox jumped the shark when they finally did away with a functional search bar. Now it's all about the forks, like Palemoon.

about two weeks ago

Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

Dwedit Re:Older (437 comments)

You got the version vulnerable to towelroot? If so, root that thing. If not, too bad...

about two weeks ago

Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

Dwedit Kitkat itself was awful (437 comments)

Kitkat itself was pretty bad. Kitkat was the first Android release that crippled your phone with the inability to use your SD card in apps, no matter what your phone maker intended. In order to make KitKat usable, you had to root it. No more phone updates for me, period.

about two weeks ago

Dish Introduces $20-a-Month Streaming-TV Service

Dwedit Re:No Fox News channel? (196 comments)

They were going to offer the history channel, got the package bundle all ready to go and everything, except ALIENS.

about three weeks ago

A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

Dwedit Ah Tucows... (65 comments)

Download anything from them and it will be loaded with extra adware with a very tricky sequence of clicks to not install any of it. Yes, this even means not agreeing what looks like a license agreement, but is actually an offer to install crap.

I'd probably take even Comcast over them.

about a month ago

Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

Dwedit Re:Nerd Point of Contention (222 comments)

There's nothing 3D about the 32x at all. It just provided a faster processor and frame buffer.

about a month and a half ago

The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Dwedit Aspect ratio (567 comments)

Portrait displays were great when monitors were still 4:3 aspect ratio rather than 16:9. You could get a desktop width of 1024, and be just like a standard monitor, except much taller. You can even see entire pages in your word processor. But if you rotate a 16:9 monitor, it just looks absurdly tall and hard to deal with.

about a month and a half ago

Google Search Finally Adds Information About Video Games

Dwedit ring king (47 comments)

Searched for the NES game "Ring King", examined the star ratings, but they were Rom sites and X-rated Newgrounds parodies instead of actual review sites.

about 3 months ago

Systemd Adding Its Own Console To Linux Systems

Dwedit Good. (774 comments)

Good. When you have some hairy kernel module that hasn't been touched in a long time, and has security holes because nobody's willing to change it, sometimes you just need something better.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Dwedit Standard remote access (334 comments)

Use a SSH or VNC server, and also use a dynamic DNS client so you have a hostname instead of some random IP address, Then you can control the machine directly when it's online. VNC might be really slow over dialup though, you'd need to use Tight encoding with JPEG quality cranked all the way down to make it usable at all.

I usually end up tunneling VNC over SSH, and the VNC server only allows connections through the tunnel.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Dwedit Needs a tiny joypad (471 comments)

I think smartwatches need a tiny joypad that can be clicked in as an extra button, kind of like old cell phones had. This would greatly expand the potential for video games, since you can't do much on a tiny touchscreen.

about 4 months ago

Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Dwedit Windows 8 (727 comments)

Windows 8 basically handed Linux an opportunity on a silver platter. Now they just need to make the desktop significantly better than what Microsoft is currently offering.

about 5 months ago

$125,000 Settlement Given To Man Arrested for Photographing NYPD

Dwedit Re:Always lock your phone! (231 comments)

Probably the $5 wrench solution to unlock the phone.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

Dwedit Documentation can be opportunity for code review (199 comments)

If nothing else, making documentation ensures that you get to check that your features are sane and make sense. Nothing like documenting something then realizing how stupidly it was written, then you can fix it so the documentation can be simpler.

about 5 months ago

Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

Dwedit Charge + Ethernet (191 comments)

If I can power my laptop and get a network connection (powerline ethernet) over the same cable, that would be really sweet.

about 5 months ago

Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

Dwedit Re:Hm (97 comments)

Adblock has element hiding, so if the web designer makes a <div class="adbox"> or something, that's really easy to override the CSS on to make it invisible.

about 6 months ago

Steve Wozniak Endorses Lessig's Mayday Super PAC

Dwedit And then when we elect that politician... (209 comments)

"Cast it into the fire! Destroy it!"
And he kept the corrupt political system of big money. It should have ended that day, but evil was allowed to endure. There's no strength left in the world of Men. They're scattered, divided, leaderless.

about 7 months ago


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