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Hybrid Hard Drives Just Need 8GB of NAND

Mike Hicks Hybrid drives on Linux? (373 comments)

Are hybrid drives working well on Linux yet? Last I checked, support for hybrid SSDs was still in its infancy.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Best To Disconnect Remote Network Access?

Mike Hicks Got Ethernet? Yes, lots of options. (284 comments)

If this system is using an Ethernet connection, just get a Linux or *BSD box running with bridged Ethernet interfaces or pay for a decent smart switch. Heck, you could probably do it in Windows -- that supports bridged interfaces too.

Simply disable the interface connected to the device you want to protect whenever you don't want outside access. With a Linux/*BSD box, this could be accomplished with simple scripts. You'd probably have to write up a simple manual procedure to do it with a switch or Windows box.

about a year and a half ago

Photoshop 1.0 Recreated On iPhone

Mike Hicks Well... (103 comments)

...I suppose I'm the only person who wants someone to recreate Claris CAD.

more than 4 years ago

Favorite on-screen calculator?

Mike Hicks Re:For precision, repeatability.... (776 comments)

Heh, I'm almost tending to go the other way. I've used octave for a long time, but I've been thinking of using python more often since it's more widely installed on the systems I use.

On Windows, I've preferred the Windows XP Powertoys Calculator, though I haven't explored what's available very much.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Planning Video-Call iPhone

Mike Hicks Yeah, I'm not getting it... (268 comments)

I've got a 3G phone that has two cameras in it -- one high-resolution camera for taking photographs on the back side, and one low-resolution camera in the face where the screen is. That way, I can look at the screen and get video of myself. I'm sure there must be a number of 3G phones with this layout, but I'm not a cell-phone junkie so I don't keep track of all of the features out there. Unfortunately, I'm on a carrier that has 3G, but on the wrong frequency band, so I'm stuck with EDGE...

more than 5 years ago

YouTube Coming To the PS3 and Wii

Mike Hicks Re:Am I missing something? (87 comments)

I tried YouTube's TV interface on my PS3 yesterday. While I appreciated some aspects of the simplified interface, it seemed that the video playback itself was less pleasant. The framerate just about chopped in half if I attempted to play video in full-screen, and there were some annoyances with the progress bar and control buttons -- the progress bar didn't seem to work right, and the play/fullscreen/etc. buttons were just aesthetically displeasing.

I also ran into the problem where some videos are "not available for television viewing". What's up with that?

about 6 years ago

MySpace Takes on Google News and Digg

Mike Hicks Yeah, but who'll see it? (123 comments)

Yeah, but how often will the news be this instead?

Sorry! an unexpected error has occurred.
This error has been forwarded to MySpace's technical group.

more than 7 years ago


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Mike Hicks Mike Hicks writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Amazing how Republicans have managed to take over both houses of Congress along with the Presidency. The mantra of "cut taxes" and "homeland defense" covered up so much else. Freedoms in so many areas are being taken away. How a few percent in taxes can trump that boggles my mind.

Does anyone remember that when Bush et al started talking about the "homeland" they were almost laughed off the news? Bush seems to be brainwashed, and whenever he talks, other people start thinking the same way. I can't stand listening to the guy -- gives me a headache.

Yeah, taxes suck, and raising them should be avoided whenever possible. However, I think it's cheaper to support poor families rather than locking them up.

When Lewinsky happened, and then Clinton bombed in Kosovo, every reporter yelled "Wag the Dog! Wag the Dog!" Maybe that movie needs to be re-released.. So many lousy reporters are barely worth the air they breathe these days..

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