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Chromecast Now Open To Developers With the Google Cast SDK

Sunshinerat Re:More HDMI dongle devices coming (104 comments)

Different devices on a hotel guest wifi network are not supposed to see each other (and a hotel room wifi login on a ChromeCast dongle seems difficult - to say the least).
ChromeCast in a hotel would be my critical application. Plug it into the Hotel TV, tie it my tablet to it and play local movies or HBO Go.

The best way to solve that would be a direct connection between the dongle and the tablet, not going through the router.
Unless this is fixed by now, I have need to hold out as I have other (better?) means of playing various sources of video at home.

Maybe a third party solution would fix this, however, will it be supported by the third parties like HBO?

about 8 months ago

Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display

Sunshinerat Re:Laptop screen rotation (333 comments)

Try ctrl+alt+Right Arrow
Welcome to 2012.

about 9 months ago

Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

Sunshinerat Re:Dang my luck (400 comments)

Please don't buy PowerAmp.

about 10 months ago

8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

Sunshinerat Re:Crime (318 comments)

Its all good until you get caught...
The problem is when do you stop, as long as it goes well, no reason to stop, you may expand the operations...
Then one day, you are caught and all was for naught.

about a year ago

Intel's Haswell Chips Pushing Windows RT Into Oblivion

Sunshinerat Re:"Windows lovers"? (321 comments)

Not sure if your allowed to marry Windows 8 in every state tho...

1 year,20 days

Margaret Thatcher Dies At 87

Sunshinerat I'm with Waters (539 comments)

Brezhnev took Afghanistan.
Begin took Beirut.
Galtieri took the Union Jack.
And Maggie, over lunch one day,
Took a cruiser with all hands.
Apparently, to make him give it back.

about a year and a half ago

Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth

Sunshinerat Re:Translation ... (893 comments)

correct, the bell curve is drawn as a spike.
A middle class would indicate that there is at least some kind of bell shape.

about a year and a half ago

Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth

Sunshinerat Re:Translation ... (893 comments)

Yet, in the United States you are required to report to the IRS all your foreign bank accounts if the total value is over $25k, every year.

If you don't, they may not find out, but of they do its a problem for you.
To avoid this, hiding money in shell companies is frowned upon at least.

about a year and a half ago

Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth

Sunshinerat Re:SHOCKING (893 comments)

and not every country is like the united states. The tax code is quite matured regulation, usually not a lot of ways to get out of it legally.
If the tax authorities know more, they will get more, and leave some skeletons behind.

about a year and a half ago

Israeli Firm Makes Kilomile Claims For Electric Car Battery Tech

Sunshinerat Re: Unit of measure confusion (247 comments)

Dont forget the 2 kilo libraries of congres uom: 2 kloc.

about a year and a half ago

If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

Sunshinerat Re:AR, cyberpunk style (456 comments)

I need a command line interface, from there I will 'make' the rest of my needs.

about a year and a half ago

FAA Grants Arlington Texas Police Department Permission To Fly UAVs

Sunshinerat "Searching for missing people" is the coverup (158 comments)

The use of "Searching for missing people" is obvious the cover for any misconduct. You can always be looking for missing people, everywhere and at any time. Do something you should not be doing with a drone, use the excuse of searching for missing people.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?

Sunshinerat Reminder to hide the NAS out of sight (770 comments)

This reminds me that I have to move my NAS to a place out of sight. The attic comes to mind, need to run CAT6 up there.
The laptops/tables are quite light on personal data, the NAS on the other hand isn't.

about a year and a half ago

Sony Announces the PS4

Sunshinerat Re:Any optical drive at all? (587 comments)

How easy would it be to emulate the old cell processor on the new hardware to support old titles?
Also, its been made clear by the industry that reselling of games is not the way to the future, delivery (and payment) on demand is.
When you control the delivery mechanism, you control the money flow.

about a year and a half ago

Vote To Name Two Newly Discovered Moons of Pluto

Sunshinerat Flea and Tick (144 comments)

Flea and Tick would be my choice

about a year and a half ago

Nokia Claims a Memory Card Slot Would Have "Defiled" New Phone

Sunshinerat Re:Call the lawyers (371 comments)

The right place to store a chocolate bar is the pocket right under your nose.

about 2 years ago

After Launch Day: Taking Stock of IPv6 Adoption

Sunshinerat Re:Bing and yahoo (244 comments)

But to be honest, I am not sure if that held the adoption rate down...

more than 2 years ago

After Launch Day: Taking Stock of IPv6 Adoption

Sunshinerat Re:IPV6 is BROCCOLI!? (244 comments)

Ranch Dressing makes EVERYTHING better.
The only way to make Ranch Dressing better is if someone figured out put caffeine in it.
Yum, Caffeinated Ranch Dressing!

more than 2 years ago

Online Courses and the $100 Graduate Degree

Sunshinerat Re:You get what you pay for (339 comments)

Not all students will do the final test.
The assumption here is that if 160000 students enroll and pay their fees, a (much?) smaller number of students actually follow through to the end.
Because the fees are so low, why not give it a try? I suspect the dropout rate is much higher with a low entry fee.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Long Should Devs Support Software Written For Clients?

Sunshinerat Re:The client is always right (384 comments)

I would provide x amount of time for warranty (say two months) and provide the option to buy into service (monthly fee) that covers feature and security fixes.
The best part of a service model is that you keep contact with the customer and you can up-sell them to the next feature release.
This model does not work as well for all custom work.

For custom x months of warranty plus $x per hour for changes and fixes. Providing them with a lifetime support option is very unpredictable and may scare the customer away. They may plan on using the solution for 3 years where you are covering your ass when you need to fix it 20 years from now (current year equivalent: you need to keep that prehistoric server running to make minor changes in COBOL...) and account for that somehow. Be specific what lifetime warranty is when you go that route, sometimes it is just educating the client on expectations.

more than 2 years ago


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