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Figuring Out the iPad's Place

TeamSPAM Multi user setup (333 comments)

I would like it if different pass codes unlocked to different layouts. This way I can have a more restricted layout and app for my son.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?

TeamSPAM Re:this is the equation (477 comments)

Easy to repair(/upgrade)

Small is nice, but Apple is leaving ports off of the laptop to make it smaller. I have to go buy an adapter to use ethernet on my rMBP. I can see that for the Air, but I have the Pro version.

I've been an Apple fanboy for a while, but they are making fewer and fewer computers that I want to buy. My ideal MacBook has an ethernet port and user servicable RAM/HD/battery.

about 10 months ago

In an arcade with only the following games ...

TeamSPAM Ms. Pac-Man (283 comments)

Complaining about the poll options is a given. But seriously, were is the Ms. Pac-Man option?

about 10 months ago

DARPA Hydra: An Unmanned Sub Mothership to Deploy Drones

TeamSPAM Re:Proof! (78 comments)

The terrorist organization in GI Joe is Cobra. Hydra is a terrorist organization in the Marvel Universe fighting SHIELD and Captain America.

about a year ago

Apple Deluged By Police Demands To Decrypt iPhones

TeamSPAM PhoneView (239 comments)

Maybe I should buy a copy of PhoneView ( and setup my own computer forensics firm.

about a year ago

Texas Schools Using Electronic Chips To Track Students; Parents In Uproar

TeamSPAM Re:Consumer vs Product (540 comments)

My comment was more about the administration requiring students to wear a RFID card so the amount of money the school gets can be maximized. This just points out how administrations are gaming the system to get their funding and thus spending less time on figuring out how to teach the children.

about 2 years ago

Texas Schools Using Electronic Chips To Track Students; Parents In Uproar

TeamSPAM Consumer vs Product (540 comments)

Somehow I think the students have turned in the product and are no longer the consumer in this case.

about 2 years ago

Facebook Sued For Violating Wiretap Laws

TeamSPAM Re:Dumb Question (284 comments)

There is also the cookie stored in your browser, You may not be logged in to facebook, but the cookie will still tell them who you are.

more than 2 years ago

Thunderbolt vs. SuperSpeed USB

TeamSPAM Re:usb 3.0 cables are under $5 Thunderbolt $40+ (327 comments)

I'm an Apple fanboy and I never buy accessories from them. I'd keep an eye on and see when they start selling them. Currently all I could find was thunderbolt to dvi/hdmi/vga. They also had a cable with mini displayport on both end for $4. I don't know if you could use that as a thunderbolt cable.

more than 2 years ago

Senator Wants to Tax Internet Shopping

TeamSPAM Re:Level playing field (705 comments)

Usually I'm a big fan of monoprice. Though you can easily find HDMI cables for reasonable prices locally. When my father upgraded to an HD setup last fall I told him to buy the HDMI cables he needed at Five Below.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Adopts Objective-C and GNUstep Frameworks

TeamSPAM Target platforms? (345 comments)

Does anyone know what hardware this would run on? While I expect that using Objective-C and GNUStep may get some iPhone developers to try this platform. I wouldn't expect much a lot of code iOS to be portable. The UIKit framework is the core that runs iOS apps, which is something that GNUStep does not have at this point. Is Sony planning on have a touch interface or something more conventional?

more than 3 years ago

iPad Getting a Subscription Infrastructure?

TeamSPAM Re:Printers? (94 comments)

I also suggest checking what toner cartridge the laser printer uses. Try to buy one that uses the cartridge that staples/office depot seem to have a decent stock of. That said, most of the cartridges I've bought have been for printers that I got from someone and not bought new. Honestly, I think I've only bought toner 3 times in the last 15 years. Ink is for suckers.

about 4 years ago

Open Source Router To Replace WRT54GL?

TeamSPAM Re:Here you go (344 comments)

Also from the news on the dd-wrt site. It looks like Buffalo will be shipping some of their high performance routers with the dd-wrt firmware.

more than 4 years ago

The Worst Apple Products of All Time

TeamSPAM Re:Major details wrong (469 comments)

I know the iBook G4 that I owned had a such a painful process to swap the drive that I paid Microcenter to replace it. I think most of the G3/G4 portables from Apple had you basically take the whole laptop apart to get at the drive. On the other hand, I have replaced the drive on the white MacBook myself.

more than 4 years ago

Jobs Finally "Happy" With Unannounced Apple Tablet

TeamSPAM Re:Apple ___ to revolutionise consumer electronics (303 comments)

For those that don't know. The Macintosh IIfx was probably the largest desktop mac ever sold. Granted the current Mac Pro or a PowerMac 9500 are probably bigger, but they are supposed to go under your desk.

more than 4 years ago

English Shell Code Could Make Security Harder

TeamSPAM Re:Linux version (291 comments)

come on. if you're gonna help people shoot themselves in the foot, do it right:
rm -rf ./*
location is important to.

more than 4 years ago

Ten Things Mobile Phones Will Make Obsolete

TeamSPAM Re:Wristwatches are just plain convenient (778 comments)

I graduated college with a degree in Electrical Engineering. I have the sad joke, that I have now forgotten more math than most people learn. But the fact is that I don't use the really complex math I learned and have tools that will do the simple math for me.

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Open Source JavaScript Tools

TeamSPAM Re:Lego-like (158 comments)

2a Trying to get your Javascript to work in Facebook's sandboxed version (FBJS) only make the nightmare worse.

more than 4 years ago

USB 3.0 the Real Deal, SATA 6GB Not Yet

TeamSPAM Re:moral? (168 comments)

It does, though I'm a firewire loving Apple fanboy. :)

At one point the two standards were close in price. These days firewire case are getting rare and more expensive while usb case are pretty cheap.

more than 4 years ago


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