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VMware Unveils Workplace Suite and NVIDIA Partnership For Chromebooks

HideyoshiJP Re:And like most VMWare things.... (60 comments)

I've been using AirWatch for some years now, and it works great. There's nothing "cloud" about my environment either... I hope this isn't the beginning of the end, though. With them leveraging a piece of AirWatch for something else, I hope this isn't a precursor to the discombobulation of the MDM suite...

about a week ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

HideyoshiJP Re:2GB of RAM? (215 comments)

Well, if they're competing with a Chromebook, it just has to handle the browser part of the equation.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

HideyoshiJP Re:Never used any 8.1 apps from their store (188 comments)

I use the Citrix receiver, since the Windows App Store version doesn't start up stuff (like the Citrix Connection center) when you log into your PC that disables window effects/themes. It also doesn't throw annoying icons in your start menu and on your desktop for remote apps. Great for the PC you only occasionally connect to Citrix with. I also use a cool Kanji lookup app on my convertible ultrabook. I have a few games I've bought through it, but it's pretty minimal.

about two weeks ago
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Justin.tv Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

HideyoshiJP So, it has come to this... (56 comments)

I fully expected plenty of ass-hattery to come from this acquisition. I wasn't aware, however, that justin.tv would have any outcome from this. I don't know why I didn't see it coming, with them being under the same corporate entity. I can't wait to see what other crap comes down the pipe.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

HideyoshiJP Headache Central (348 comments)

Yes. Often times in less critical systems, it happens. If it's critical, though, or has any privileged accounts that can access critical stuff, it definitely keeps it. Let me tell you, as nice as the Windows Firewall interface is in Server 2008 and above, it can be a painstaking endeavor to find all the exceptions you need. Then there's always the support guy asking "Umm... why come... why come I can't ping this? It's broke. Fix it."

about a month ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

HideyoshiJP Conflicted (168 comments)

I have to admit that I don't care for the way they treat their employees, but I admire a company that values long-term profits over the short-term. I'm so conflicted now.

about a month ago
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China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

HideyoshiJP Re:It's all about the input (58 comments)

If you're on Windows, using the built-in Microsoft IME with a Japanese keyboard allows me to use the hardware keys to switch input modes and/or use the direct kana input. I don't think many people use the direct kana entry, though. Even without a Japanese keyboard, you can use Alt+Shift to switch input methods, and Alt+tilde(~) to switch from direct entry to IME entry. Still kinda blows, though.

about a month and a half ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

HideyoshiJP Re:And here I'm hoping... (681 comments)

I think they reversed it for the little Atom devices. I don't understand why so many Bay Trail devices want to run 32-bit, when they can do 64, but it's still a thing.

about 2 months ago
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Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses

HideyoshiJP Re:Ghost in the machine (128 comments)

Here's a Honda press-release on it. It is entirely possible that the S2000 system is something different, but I have a feeling that this is just a combination of an EPAS system that does something similar, in addition to varying weight. I agree with you on the lack of mechanical linkage. Nissan has some system that retains the driveshaft for times when the steer-by-wire is malfunctioning, but I have a feeling that by the time it's malfunctioning (10 years on), the mechanical fall-back mechanism will likely be faulty too.

about 3 months ago
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Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses

HideyoshiJP Re:Ghost in the machine (128 comments)

That would also be an issue with the electric steering alone. While it's hydraulic, my RX-7 also has speed sensitive power steering and it works rather well. Variable ratio steering was first available on the Honda S2000, and I don't think anyone's complaining. This system simply uses EPAS to accomplish much the same thing.

about 3 months ago
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Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

HideyoshiJP Re:Wrong idea (261 comments)

Sounds interesting, but I feel like my eyes might crust over from the blinding light.

about 3 months ago
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Wikia and Sony Playing Licensing Mind Tricks

HideyoshiJP Re:CC-BY-NC are excluded (108 comments)

Get your information and "first hand knowledge" out of my rage thread. I just finished sharpening my pitchfork and everything...

about 3 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

HideyoshiJP Yeah... (146 comments)

Fukushima's a pretty big prefecture (13,782.54 km2/5,321.47 sq mi). It's ranked third by area. I'm sure there's plenty of safe land there.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

HideyoshiJP Re:Don't. (408 comments)

Very much this. Backup the important things. Beyond that, get it covered under renters/homeowners insurance.

about 4 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

HideyoshiJP Re:not news (409 comments)

I won't be able to watch it. My IPTV service is down. :(

about 4 months ago
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Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts

HideyoshiJP Re:Well, since it's inevtiable (784 comments)

Well, there's also the issue of the numerous global financial centers along various coasts.

about 4 months ago
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Wretched Ride: PS4 Driveclub Game Rental Tied To Paid Subscription

HideyoshiJP Seriously stupid, but not the only option. (93 comments)

So, this seems like a seriously stupid purchase choice. The unlock, however, is "DLC" for a game that is available from PS Plus, and therefore subject to further PS Plus membership. For $10 more, however, you can just purchase the silly game outright. I assumed the $10 more option was going to be the only way to get the whole shebang from the beginning. Having said that, considering the outrage, perhaps Sony/Evolution should just forget this option and offer a $10 discount to PS Plus members, considering the outrage.

about 4 months ago
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In SF: an App For Auctioning Off Your Public Parking Spot

HideyoshiJP Re:Legally questionable, doomed to fail! (427 comments)

I would call you a luddite for not bidding with the app, but since you used the app to legally circumvent the bid process, you're hip and cool.

about 4 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

HideyoshiJP Re:You dont want a car completely reliant on the e (865 comments)

That's weird. I love simplicity, but I also love being able to have a pump gas and race gas tune at my fingertips at any given moment. I can still pick up an ECU for my '89 RX-7 for less than fifty bucks, and for a bit more, I can pick up a nicely modified one. I'm not worried about computers controlling my engine, provided the factory tune isn't god-awful or doesn't do what I tell the car to do.

about 4 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

HideyoshiJP Re:And increased profits for GM (865 comments)

What do you drive? A replacement key for my old '99 Ford Mustang cost me $130 to replace, thanks to a proximity-based anti-theft system designed to foil hotwiring.

about 4 months ago

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