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Netflix, Youtube Surpass 50% Mark of Internet Traffic

PlasmaEye Re:So what this really means... (249 comments)

Not necessarily. The MIT Open Courseware videos are hosted through Youtube. And there are some pretty good educational videos on there like the ones put together by Vsauce, SmarterEveryDay, Veritasium, and The Slow Mo Guys. I bet the majority of views on Youtube are for cat videos, but not all the videos are utter brain candy.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Open Source Project For a Router/Wi-Fi Access Point?

PlasmaEye Re:Tomato (193 comments)

I have one of the supported Asus with AC onboard. So far I've not felt the need to switch to Tomato although I've used it previously on a WRT54G. So far the features I've found have worked fine and the router hasn't disappointed. Can you tell me what new or different features you found in Tomato to warrant switching? I've already got a VPN solution, I don't need a NAS, this isn't a primary firewall for my network nor do I need to use any sort of dynamic DNS from it. Mostly so far it's just an AP, albeit one I hope is stronger than the WEP I was having to use on the WRT :-O

I would say based on what you said, there is no need to upgrade to Tomato. I use it to host a free wireless internet AP that is separate from my LAN, an SSH tunnel for some unfiltered internet for my work, a remote computer starter when I need to remote in on vacation or otherwise. I've also become accustomed to its interface so that when I switched from a WRT54GL to the RT-N66U, I instantly loaded Tomato just so I didn't lose familiarity.

1 year,19 days

Doctorow: Rivalry Keeps Google From Doing Evil

PlasmaEye Monopoly (113 comments)

So, they are acting like any other company when faced with the same market situation?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Is the Bar Being Lowered At Universities?

PlasmaEye Re:It's been dropping for a long time (605 comments)

These might be from 1869, as that is what is printed in the lower left corner of the papers. The stamp may be from when they entered it into the library archives.

about a year and a half ago

Best Trek Captain?

PlasmaEye Re:What kind of question is this? (618 comments)

And a ridiculously bad actor that couldn't get an act in a Shakespeare play if his life depended on it.

I'll just leave this here.

I see your Shakespeare, and raise you Elton John.

about 2 years ago

Hurricane Could Make a Mess of Republican Convention

PlasmaEye Admiral Ackbar (503 comments)

A Category 2 hurricane could disrupt convention activities because the Tampa Bay Times Forum, site of the festivities, is within a mandatory evacuation zone for storms of that magnitude.

In other words: "This city cannot withstand a hurricane of that magnitude!"

more than 2 years ago

NY District Judge Dismisses Blogger Suit Against Huffington Post

PlasmaEye Re:Good. (94 comments)

BTW, thank you for that great link (Ninite []). That's going to save me tons of time when I do another clean install.

more than 2 years ago

Comet Lovejoy Plunges Into the Sun and Survives

PlasmaEye Re:Energy Depleted (209 comments)

It could also be a reference to Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama.

more than 2 years ago

TV Isn't Broken, So Why Fix It?

PlasmaEye Two Words (839 comments)

So, what do you think is broken about TV right now?

Jersey Shore

more than 2 years ago

First Earth Trojan Asteroid Discovered

PlasmaEye Re:and what's "First Earth" ?! (173 comments)

What's scarier is that it could be full of space Spartans.

This is madness!

more than 3 years ago

IT Night Shift Workers: Fat and Undersexed

PlasmaEye Re:Anecdotal Evidence (203 comments)

Of course, I'm changing industries from Network Administration to Lab Science, should finish my coursework in about 2 more years, so I'll never have to worry about it again.

Interesting, I'm doing the almost exact opposite. I'm going from chemistry labs to a cube farm and I, too, have 2 more years of coursework before I do that.

more than 3 years ago

New Bacterium Lives On Caffeine

PlasmaEye Unusual (121 comments)

I attend the University of Iowa and I'm surprised it's living off of caffeine in a flower bed. I would've thought it would have either been alcohol or alcohol-infused vomit. Although, those caffeine-infused beers are quite popular around here.

more than 3 years ago

Mainstream Media Looks At Anonymous

PlasmaEye Re:Sony Hack (118 comments)

If you have seen the Anime Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, that description is almost a word-for-word description of the Laughing Man. An interesting show, that. Delves into the subject of a cyber identity. Plus, like any other Anime, it has a lead woman in a tight outfit.

more than 3 years ago

My Automobile Gets __ MPG

PlasmaEye Re:I measure fuel efficiency in MPB (1141 comments)

For me, I would be polluting the air if I rode my bike after eating a burrito. That CH4 is a silent, but violent, killer.

more than 4 years ago

The Canadian Who Holds the Key To the Internet

PlasmaEye Highlander (199 comments)

I foresee going badly as each card holder systematically tries to kill the other 6. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

more than 4 years ago

How many languages do you speak on a daily basis?

PlasmaEye Two as well (674 comments)

English and Nerd/Science English. I was going to add Engineer English to that slash but I'm pretty sure I would've got smacked with a slide rule if I did.

more than 4 years ago

The Titanic In 3-D

PlasmaEye Close one (88 comments)

A scientific expedition to the Titanic will create a detailed three-dimensional map of the world's most famous shipwreck.

Oh, thank God. From the title I thought Hollywood was re-releasing Titanic in 3-D. Although the guy hitting the propeller would be pretty cool in 3-D.

more than 4 years ago

StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

PlasmaEye Re:and still (414 comments)

You could have a LAN in a house, You could have a LAN without a mouse, Or even in a box, While wearing socks, It does not matter if it is in the air, For you could have a LAN anywhere. -Dr. Seuss for the IEEE 802.11 committee

more than 4 years ago

Deported Russian (Spy?) Worked At Microsoft

PlasmaEye Oblig Yakov Smirnoff (162 comments)

In Soviet Russia, Microsoft spies on you!

more than 4 years ago


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