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Happy Birthday, Debian!

PsyciatricHelp Happy to Share (172 comments)

Happy to Share my birthday with my favorite distro. lenny on my dockstar. Mint on several other machines.

about 2 years ago

FCC Rules That Verizon Cannot Charge For 4G Tethering

PsyciatricHelp Re:By the hair of my chinny-chin-chin. (218 comments)

So Verizon cannot charge for tethering on 4G service, this raises the question of whether they can continue to charge for tethering on 3G or 1x?

Your answer lies in those "narrow exceptions".

Its a regulation on the bandwidth block used for 4g. not the range for 3g. different frequencies, different rules.

about 2 years ago

Do Headphones Help Or Hurt Productivity?

PsyciatricHelp Re:'pop music'... (405 comments)

I have found with My ADD that music (any music) and even having a movie (only movies I have already seen) playing in the background help to cancel out external stimuli and help me to be productive. Not every one is like this but for me it truly works. Perhaps with the right meds this would be a different story. If I am unable to block external stimuli I focus on everything. at least with media I have something I have already experienced taking the majority of the background leaving me to focus on what I need.

more than 2 years ago

Portugal Is Considering a "Terabyte Tax"

PsyciatricHelp Re:nitpicking: GB vs. GiB (353 comments)

Though. Will the charge be based off base 2 capacities or base 10 capacities? off base 10 2.5x2k but off base 2 is 2.5x1863.

more than 2 years ago

Indian Gov't Uses Special Powers To Slash Cancer Drug Price By 97%

PsyciatricHelp Re:Just keep in mind the tradeoff (556 comments)

Advertising should be illegal for drug companies. That money should be better spent educating Doctors on the drugs. If its a prescription drug there is no need for the average user to be presented with it several times a day. This is why we have drug resistant germs. But then again in my opinion Doctors suck. Money grubbing asshole who will write a prescription for anything just for the revenue.

more than 2 years ago

FBI Warns Congress of Terrorist Hacking

PsyciatricHelp Re:The only logical response (243 comments)

I wanted to mod Parent as funny. But I have a very sad feeling its true.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Who Has Been Sued By the RIAA?

PsyciatricHelp Re:Not sued, but "contacted. (407 comments)

While I don't download music or movies due to paranoia. I do have a large collection. All of which is saved to my server, (debian core with 4 1tb sata drives in a raid 5 and fully Encrypted.) None of the PCs connected to it know its encrypted. Everything runs pretty fast. I average 56MBps transfer rates. and if it is powered off. I have to ssh into it to allow access to the drive again. FYI Random filling 3TB of space takes a really long time.

more than 2 years ago

Messaging Apps, VoIP Already Eating Into Carrier Revenue

PsyciatricHelp Re:Evolution... (225 comments)

exactly. Of course with all other industries its about holding control as long as possible. Technically everything you do on your phone (smart or not) is nothing but data usage. your voice already uses a form of voip. not ethernet based but it is just data. the migration to data only plans is inevitable but I expect to see the phone companies fight it as long as possible.

more than 2 years ago

Windows 8 Will Run On All Current PC Hardware

PsyciatricHelp But (385 comments)

I thought I read windows 7 was the last 32 bit OS. I have 2 single core 32bit Laptops running widows 7. What about them?

about 3 years ago

Who Killed the Netbook?

PsyciatricHelp Re:I don't get it (398 comments)

Laptop 13-17" with more than double the power $300-$800. Screw a 7-10" netbook and tablets with fairly limited function. I'll spend the extra $100 for the extra 3gb ram bigger HDD, better processor and video card. I never understood paying more for less.

more than 3 years ago

ISP's War On BitTorrent Hits World of Warcraft

PsyciatricHelp Re:too bad (252 comments)

I am actually surprised I haven't ever seen anyone compare P2P to gun ownership. Guns are useful tools. They have many legitimate uses. However there are those who use them improperly. Rob others. Take lives. We need an NRA type organization for P2P.

more than 2 years ago

McAfee's Website Full of Security Holes

PsyciatricHelp Re:Your own dog food... (114 comments)

Which would be as secure as RSA.

more than 3 years ago

Man With Service Snake Lobbies Against Bill

PsyciatricHelp Allergies. (12 comments)

The type of animal should not matter. People are quoting they cause problems to customers. I am not allergic to snakes. I am allergic to dogs and horses among other things. You can't please everyone and each individual has different needs. Match them with what works.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

PsyciatricHelp Re:Not much to do (459 comments)

Generally no. I can't speak for all ISPs but from everything I have looked into the only advantage to Business accounts is a block of Static IPs and open ports. However, you pay the price in higher premiums and lower bandwidth.

more than 3 years ago

Recent HP Laptops Shipped CPU-Choking Wi-Fi Driver

PsyciatricHelp Re:HP is the worst (243 comments)

Honestly, Bloatware sucks but at the same time it is a major source of revenue for them which in turn lowers prices. First thing I do when I get a new machine is wipe it out and start with a fresh OS install. Drivers from the MFG site and boom good to go no hours of uninstalling. My HP DV7 decent machine only cost $400. 2.2Ghz, 500GB, 4Gb Ram, 17.3 screen. Bloatware has its use. However I do agree for the Average user it causes a lot of trouble.

more than 3 years ago

Usage Based Billing In Canada To Be Rescinded

PsyciatricHelp Re:Right on! (364 comments)

Metered would be perfectly fine if they offered enough options at reasonable prices. Like 5gb steps from 5gb per month all the way up to 500gb per month.

more than 3 years ago

Usage Based Billing In Canada To Be Rescinded

PsyciatricHelp Re:Right on! (364 comments)

The problem is not high caps. we are talking caps of 2, 5, 10 GB per month. I hit 15 GB in a few hour downloading and testing 20 different linux distros.

more than 3 years ago


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