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Build Your Own Time Capsule Work-Alike For $200

LoganDzwon Re:"Should" Work (208 comments)

The great thing about PCs is that your stuck with a dozen or more half-baked solutions, none of which actually work as well as the single solution Apple provides for it's customers? I think you and I disagree on the definition of "great."

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Ask Slashdot: An Open Handheld Terminal For Retail Stores?

LoganDzwon Re:Why? (114 comments)

any place that charges more then $20....

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: An Open Handheld Terminal For Retail Stores?

LoganDzwon Re:iPod touch + sled? (114 comments)

Bullshit. In 1993 they sold 386 and 486. You can't install any modern GNU/Linux on a 486. My 486DX had a maximum memory of 32 megs. RHEL requires 1GB per CPU core. Ubuntu requires a 1GHz P4 and 512MB. Both require 5GB of disk space. My old 486 DX had 250megs... Eventually I upgraded it to 800 megs.

Yes, you can run an older OS, but that is true with anything.

Apple hardware is well-known to last forever. They still have running useful G3 iMacs, (13 years old machines,) in my kids' elementary school.

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US Wants Drivers To Test Wireless Auto Safety Tech

LoganDzwon Re:Bicycles (137 comments)

Perfect response.

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US Wants Drivers To Test Wireless Auto Safety Tech

LoganDzwon Re:Bicycles (137 comments)

OK, but to make this fair we will have to remove all A/C and weather-proofing from the automobiles.

Or you stop with bullshit about making shit fair. A bicyclist running a stop light, (which technically he can't even trigger because he doesn't give off a large enough magnetic field to trigger the light,) isn't likely to kill someone, even if he causes an accident. A car doing the same will. The laws are designed to reflect this.

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US Wants Drivers To Test Wireless Auto Safety Tech

LoganDzwon Re:Bicycles (137 comments)

Yes, I do.

Accidents are accidents, I wont hold one against you, as long as you make up for your mistake.

Murdering someone because you are not paying attention to your surrounding while your operating a 2 ton reinforced steel cage on shared roadway is not an accident. Unintentional maybe, but if you can't keep your car from running over peds and bikes, get yourself a scooter.

more than 3 years ago
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Slate: Amazon's Tax Stance Unfair and Unethical

LoganDzwon Re:They do this in other countries too. (949 comments)

The problem being complained about is that Amazon is helping their customers illegally evade taxes. Amazon is not avoid tax.

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Chris Dibona On Free Software and Google

LoganDzwon Re:Android is the dream of Desktop Linux? (107 comments)

I'd like to know how you have a list of times you used a Google product without knowing. Actually, even more I'd like to know how you manged to make a list of times you did something without knowing you did it.

more than 3 years ago
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Study: Fair Use Drives Large Part of US Economy

LoganDzwon Re:Low estimate (70 comments)

As for TFA this is part of a discussion we've been having at Linux Insider (Just FYI I'm quoted in part of the article) on FOSS and the freeloader problem. I personally believe the GPL and other FOSS licenses need a "free for non commercial use ONLY" clause to allow FOSS developers the funds required to maintain and grow the code. In great economic times one can get by with the "tin cup donation or support" model but as the economy sinks you will see more and more that used to pay simply becoming freeloaders. If a corp is making money off FOSS then they should have to kick back a few bucks, it is only fair. After all if it wasn't for FOSS they wouldn't be making the massive profits like they do, so kicking a small amount of the profits to those that did the work is only fair and just IMHO. This would make it better for everyone, including the corps whom I'm sure would find a way to take it off their taxes and would benefit from more bug fixing and more developers writing FOSS code, which in turn benefits us all.

From my experience "free for non commercial use" usually means "free" to most companies. Open Source means no licensing cost.

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Apple Wants To Block Some HTC Products From US Under Tariff Act of 1930

LoganDzwon Re:Told ya (297 comments)

Apple is the new Microsoft. Remember how Apple used to sue bloggers for just talking about an upcoming product? How about the kid who was selling white iphone skins, Apple shut him down in a hurry.

He was selling *STOLEN* iPhone parts. (His contact stole the parts he was selling from from a Foxcom factory.)

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25% of Car Accidents Linked to Gadget Use

LoganDzwon Re:I don't see the point of texting while driving? (317 comments)

I've never understood this argument. I'm much more distracted by trying to have meaningful conversation in real time then I am reading or writing a one line txt message. I can read it when I have a moment, think about it when I have a moment, think of a reply when I have a moment, then type it when I have a moment. No moments, no worries, it can wait. I can not do that in a real time live conversation.

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25% of Car Accidents Linked to Gadget Use

LoganDzwon Re:But has it increased by 25%? (317 comments)

Because whenever I ask a passenger to answer my phone they feel I'm being lazy and rude by pushing them to handle something they feel I should be able to do, because, you know, "everyone else does it and doesn't have a problem."

I just don't telephone in the car anyway. To help with this I've taken to only buying rag-tops. It only takes 20 seconds on the phone before the other person realizes that when I reject her call I'm actually trying to NOT be rude.

more than 3 years ago
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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

LoganDzwon Re:Pure BS and FUD (206 comments)

barest UNIX underpinnings? non-UNIXy elements? you obviously have no idea what the hell your talking about. UNIX is a base standard. Your OS must meet certain POSIX guidelines and requirements. You can add whatever you want on top on it, but you can't miss anything. This isn't LINUX we are talking about, this is a true certified UNIX.

If you are trying argue the "Just Works" thing you again, obviously have no idea what your talking about. You take a new Apple out of the box, install any office suite, and you have a computer that is ready for 98% of the things someone would use a computer for.

Apple hardware has actually been around the top of ratings by consumerist groups for at lest the last 10 years I've been paying attention.

more than 3 years ago
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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

LoganDzwon Re:Pure BS and FUD (206 comments)

That is exactly correct. That and a company that actually stands behind their product.

more than 3 years ago
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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

LoganDzwon Re:Pure BS and FUD (206 comments)

This just in, if you live in the middle of no where, with no modern infrastructure, you have to figure out how to do things a little different then those that live in densely populated area with high developed utilities. This includes having a septic tank, and having that pumped regularly, long drives to get groceries, limited choice of local retail shopping at big brand stores, having well-water instead of city water, poor roads, and crappy/limited internet access. These deficiencies are part of the choice to live in the boonies. There are plenty of positives, too, of course, but those are out-side the scoop of this conversation.

more than 3 years ago
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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

LoganDzwon Re:Pure BS and FUD (206 comments)

Yes, because if a company doesn't give you a disk when you upgrade, (even thought you get unlimited re-downloads of the full version of the software anytime you need it, and some of their current offering don't have optical drivers,) then you should go immediately run out and buy from a competitor that doesn't give media at all, and hasn't done so for 10 years.

Look, someone ready to to do the work to replace the HD on a Mac can be safely assumed to have means to replace the OS.

more than 3 years ago
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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

LoganDzwon Re:So how do you install a new hard drive? (206 comments)

Your a wrong. The newer iMac use a newer sata STANDARD which has a thermal sensor built-in. You can use any drive with one built-in, or get an adapter.

Also, Apple doesn't sell internal HDs at retail.

more than 3 years ago
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Creating a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Bootable Flash Drive

LoganDzwon Re:So how do you install a new hard drive? (206 comments)

Usually, you upgrade a Mac the same way you upgrade your car.

Either you watch to much Fast and Furious, have the right tools, know what your doing (atlest you sort-of think you do,) and you don't mind making a Frankenstein with no resale value.

OR

You sell yours on Creig's list and buy another one

more than 3 years ago

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