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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deploy Small Office Wi-Fi SSIDs?

Nimloth Re:Unifi (172 comments)

+1 for Ubiquiti Unifi. I run the controller on my Macbook, the APs are spread across several locations and some locations have several. Roaming is seemless, quality and features are impressive and they are dirt cheap. 3 packs are 250$, that comes to about 85$ / AP. The controller is included and there is no license to pay or recurring fees.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Reportedly Luring Ex-Google Mappers With Jobs

Nimloth Re:I thought he died (334 comments)

Replying to undo bad mod.

about 2 years ago

Complex Systems Theorists Predict We're About One Year From Global Food Riots

Nimloth Re:Has anyone ever noticed... (926 comments)

The idiot that wrote the linked article put great stock in filming 'Dawn of the Dead' in a shopping mall.

I think that idiot is the prime minister of Canada...

about 2 years ago

Starbucks Partners With Square

Nimloth Re:How (145 comments)

Don't know about you but my phone can usually find me within 6 to 10 meters.

more than 2 years ago

Australians Receive SMS Death Threats

Nimloth Re:Almost certainly fake (192 comments)

If Australia is anything like Canada, I'm betting it's a mobile operator doing it. Here they charge 25c per incoming message out of bundle.
1. Write a script to send 100 000 death threats left and right.
2. ...
3. 25 000$ profit!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Are Smart Meters Safe?

Nimloth Re:Tinfoil hat! Get yer tinfoil hat on! (684 comments)

I don't know about you but my mobile phone carrier keeps records of exactly when I place phone calls, how long I stay on the line, and even who I call! Can you believe these guys??

more than 2 years ago

Hobbit Film Underwhelms At 48 Frames Per Second

Nimloth Re:Is it "too real"? (607 comments)

I'm not sure they should worry so much about the shift to 48fps.
If anything it's a great excuse for another re-release of all their past work.

"And now, for the first time ever in Smooth D(tm), Bambi. Completely remastered and more life-like than ever."

more than 2 years ago

Company Accidentally Fires Entire Staff Via Email

Nimloth Re:Wrong (333 comments)

I hear they immediately sent out 1,299 apology emails.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Using Company Laptop For Personal Use

Nimloth Re:No (671 comments)

For what it's worth XenClient is exactly what you need, though it requires a Citrix infrastructure at work so it might not work out. But you'd have an hypervisor on the laptop with two VMs, Work and Home. Work is loaded by IT and sync'd with XenDesktop, and Home is loaded by you and you control everything on it. Complete isolation of both images.

more than 2 years ago

Playbook OS 2.0 Released

Nimloth Re:I don't believe this for a second (90 comments)

This came out last week. It is based on a survey of 1000 tablet owners in Canada only. I'd say within 2-3% margin of error it sounds about right. I'm in Canada and we have sold a lot of PlayBooks, mostly to people who would have liked an iPad but couldn't justify the 400$ more it cost.

more than 2 years ago

Playbook OS 2.0 Released

Nimloth Re:Good app recommendations? (90 comments)

Sadly no. I use Citrix Receiver but that requires the Citrix architecture in the background. Other than that no gems yet I'm afraid. The platform and hardware are nice, just waiting on the apps...

more than 2 years ago

Playbook OS 2.0 Released

Nimloth Re:I hate subjects (90 comments)

You're looking at it wrong. They didn't cripple it to sell more phones, they developped the product when they still had good market share in the mobile world and wanted to sell PlayBooks into existing BlackBerry accounts. It was a way to bypass IT having to manage another device and piggyback on the already-approved BlackBerries in enterprise (think FIPS approval, etc). They did not expect then that nobody would want BlackBerry devices anymore, and that it would be a major handicap to the PlayBook to not be able to function as a standalone device.
Short-sighted yes, malicious tactic I think not.

more than 2 years ago

A Rant Against Splash Screens

Nimloth Mod parent up (477 comments)

^ this

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?

Nimloth You're asking who? (1040 comments)

What answer do you expect on Slashdot?

more than 2 years ago

RIM Unveils New OS Based On QNX

Nimloth Re:If it's not as closed as iOS/(locked down)Andro (262 comments)

Who says you can't dev for both?
You can write Flex apps that are compatible with iOS, Android and Playbook all at once. Even if you don't like Air or Flex, you can use HTML5 for your iOS app and port to WebWorks for Playbook and BlackBerry.

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 To Feature 'Fast Startup Mode'

Nimloth Re:Time to Usable (287 comments)

for Windows Vista and better, anyway.

... so it works on OS X?

about 3 years ago

Samsung Hires Steve 'Cyanogen' Kondik

Nimloth Re:Ack! (177 comments)

William Shatner, is that you?

more than 3 years ago


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