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Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

JayAEU Re:Love the Q10 (303 comments)

Minus the physical keyboard, you could just get a current Samsung Galaxy Note. I think the included stylus might well serve to replace the missing keyboard.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best SOHO Printer Choices?

JayAEU Brother (381 comments)

I've been using a Brother MFC-9120CN for a few years now and have yet to encounter any problem with it. It was reasonably priced when I bought it and does everything I could ever want from a laser printer. Needless to say, I appreciate Brother for making full-featured Linux drivers available as well.

about a year ago

Info Leak Wars To Get Messier

JayAEU Re:Idiots (350 comments)

The problem here is that there is no written constitution in the UK. Whatever the parliament passes as laws (along with interpretations by the courts et al) in fact is the constitution.

1 year,29 days

Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me

JayAEU Re:Moronic (339 comments)

Just get one of these:

Everybody can afford them and they're programmable to your heart's content.

about a year ago

BlackBerry CEO: Tablet Market Is Dying

JayAEU Re:I agree (564 comments)

That's exactly why products like a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or and Asus Padfone exist. They cater to the all in one approach many customers actually like.

about a year ago

BlackBerry CEO: Tablet Market Is Dying

JayAEU Re:Price, multitasking, mouse support (564 comments)

I think the all "all maximized all the time window management" is becoming less of a problem. Just look at the multi-window feature on Samsung's Galaxy Note series, it's absolutely wonderful.

about a year ago

Who Would Actually Build an Ubuntu Smartphone?

JayAEU Re:don't get the cart before the horse (230 comments)

The costs for UbuntuOne pretty much just cover the costs of running UbuntuOne.

Say what?

about a year and a half ago

Huge Security Hole In Recent Samsung Devices

JayAEU Re:Great (153 comments)

Can you please provide a reference to an official Samsung ICS image for the Galaxy S1? Other than that, you'll find it pretty much impossible to upgrade it to 4.0 using Kies.

about 2 years ago

Ouya Consoles Will Start Shipping On December 28th

JayAEU Re:28th of december? (121 comments)

as a 5 digit UI slashdot user I can't wait to get it in the mail!

about 2 years ago

% of my digital storage that is solid-state:

JayAEU Re:Zero Because: (280 comments)

Thankfully there are solutions for Windows that are easier to use nowadays. I can recommend the Accelerator series from Corsair, for example. Install their SSD (sizes ranging from 30 to 60 GB) into the existing HDD system, install their drivers and presto, you have near-SSD speeds without any extra work or drive letters.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: It's World Backup Day; How Do You Back Up?

JayAEU BackupPC & CrashPlan+ for teh win (304 comments)

I use a combination of BackupPC and CrashPlan+ Family Unlimited to keep the data on all my systems safe. Works like a charm.

more than 2 years ago

Fake Antivirus Scams Spread To Android

JayAEU Re:Antivirus as a sign of failure (236 comments)

Two decades ago? I vividly remember having to do that as recently as 10 years ago!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Kit For a Home Media Server?

JayAEU Re:I do it with my NAS (355 comments)

Very true indeed. On top of the great set of features already included, it's easy to enhance those things with extra packages. It's just so much less hassle to maintain these things if your main job isn't being a sysadmin. Anybody can basically do it and in a fraction of the time needed for regular server management, too.

Some might argue that these NAS things are too expensive compared to self-built systems. If you consider the time spent on them however, NAS systems beat DIY-systems hands down.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Kit For a Home Media Server?

JayAEU Get a NAS (355 comments)

As many others have already stated, a NAS definitely is the way to go here. There are 2 good manufacturers that accomodate any need and have vibrant communities providing excellent support on top of what the manufacturers themselves offer: QNAP and Synology.

Both of them basically use custom Linux builds on their otherwise very PC-like hardware that is open to all sorts of tweaking and readily allows for adding all sorts of extra software.

more than 2 years ago

Pirate Party Wins Seat In Berlin

JayAEU OMG (241 comments)

As much as I'm for keeping the established parties on their toes, the pirate party certainly will not be able to do so. Has anyone bothered following their top candidate in television? Be my guest:

Berlin has bigger problems than anybody in the pirate party could possibly handle or let alone help solve.

about 3 years ago

New RIM Streaming Music: $5 For 50 Songs?

JayAEU Re:Why the hate? (149 comments)

He probably meant to write "hatred"...

about 3 years ago

The History of Ethernet

JayAEU Re:Get off my lawn! (322 comments)

You can judge from lower userID that I'm a fair bit older than you... :)

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Connect Scheme For a 2-ISP Household?

JayAEU Re:What router/firewall? (206 comments)

I've been using and deploying these Linksys/Cisco RV0xx models for quite a few years now. Good feature set, great reliability, no problems. I hope they never stop making them!

more than 3 years ago


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