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There Is No Reason At All To Use MySQL: MariaDB, MySQL Founder Michael Widenius

Faffe Re:First (241 comments)

Fool me once, full me twice...

... Profit!

about a year and a half ago

Toys R Us Unveils Android Tablet For Kids

Faffe Re:I know this one (163 comments)

You are obviously not a geek. Just flash the rom with ArcTools and you can access Google Play and get all the Google Apps Goodness.

I did that. I just didn't think it worth the hassle.

more than 2 years ago

Toys R Us Unveils Android Tablet For Kids

Faffe I know this one (163 comments)

It certainly looks exactly like the Arnova Childpad, which i bought for about $130 a couple of months ago. It is now waiting for burial i the electronics graveyard, since it couldn't take a mild beating by a two year old. The screen has no marks, but is broken. I learned a few things about Android on the way though, since I've only had an iPhone and iPad previously (the Childpad was essentially bought so I could have the iPad to myself). "Tabeo store" means it's not Google certified, and thus will not run the Google Play store, and you won't have access to a lot of thing you'd normally take for granted, like Google maps, youtube, Gmail and the likes. The battery time also sucked, and the viewing angles were less than optimal. I won't be buying any Android devices not marked 'Nexus' in the future.

more than 2 years ago

Compromised WordPress Blogs Poison Google Image Searches

Faffe Crrrrazy hacking rate (87 comments)

So, out of a couple of million or so WordPress sites, more than 4000 are hacked?! It's madness I tell you, madness!

more than 3 years ago

A Wireless Hotspot For Your Car — Why Not?

Faffe Connectify (135 comments)

Well, isn't this what you use Connectify for? No need for extra hardware and maybe even an extra subscription for the dongle.

more than 4 years ago

Largest Sodium Sulfur Battery Powers a Texas Town

Faffe Re:from the article (301 comments)

A 4mW reactor could be built for around $4 million

Yeah, but what use is a 4mW reactor for anyone but the South Africans that can get by using less power than a pocket LED flashlight. And at $1,000,000,000 per watt it seems kind of expensive?

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Get Users To Read Error Messages?

Faffe Opening for new errors (951 comments)

"Helpdesk? I have a red pegasus error in the error displaying software!"

more than 4 years ago

Average User Only Runs 2 Apps, So Microsoft Will Charge For More

Faffe Why bother about it? (842 comments)

I can't remember reading a lot of upset articles when MS launched XP starter edition or Vista starter edition. What's the story, no computer in the developed world will be sold with starter edition installed, even the cheapest ones.

more than 5 years ago

Too Easy For Bank Accounts To Spring a Leak

Faffe 20th century payments (208 comments)

Perhaps this is the reason I haven't seen a check around here this side the turn of the millennium. And people complain about credit card security...

more than 6 years ago


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