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Mozilla Is Working On a Firefox OS-powered Streaming Stick

Trikoloko Nice, but... (89 comments)

Please let me know when they start making a web browser that whan updating does not disable half of the user extensions without warning.

about 7 months ago

GNU Mailman 3 Enters Beta

Trikoloko GNU Mailman sucks (57 comments)

. The interface is a mess. It is counter intuitive. I can't believe there aren't better options around.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

Trikoloko WD TV Live + Linux Server + Samba FTW (420 comments)

My setup now consists of seven WD TV Live and a Ubuntu Server with mirrorred disks with files served through Samba. The current WD TV Live works with a number of online content providers (yes, including Netflix) and plays various types of media files. Two words of advice: 1) There is a WD TV Play which is cheaper, but does not play DTS audio. For me this was a deal breaker, so I got the regular WD TV Live. 2) DLNA: Many folks love it but I hate it. I decided that I won't bother with DLNA whenever possible. It is much easier to let the client to decode the file.

1 year,13 days

Sony Issues Detailed PS4 FAQ Ahead of Launch

Trikoloko Re:Brazil charges prohibitive import duty (312 comments)

For instance, If the price of imported electronics goes up (via an import tariff), this creates an opportunity for local electronics producers to benefit. The local cost of electronics increases, and the profit margins of local electronics producers increase. But the only people who have any increased expense are those who buy electronics.

Not working. We are getting the crappiest craps at 2-5x the US price. The Chinese components are only bolted on in Brazil. Almost not technology is developed on the process.

about a year ago

Google Launches 'Keep' To Rival Evernote

Trikoloko No more (205 comments)

Yeah, I know google products are free yadda yadda, but the demise of reader is too bitter to forget. I feel for Google, because they made the best web apps by far. However, they have been messing with things that were perfectly fine (Gmail and calendar interface, for example). Only time will tell, but they might have just jumped the shark and we simply haven't recognized that yet.

about 2 years ago

Toshiba Pursues Copyright Claim Against Laptop Manual Site

Trikoloko Re:Vote with your wallet (268 comments)

a) if you can't find the manual, you'll be forced to upgrade sooner (and, incumbant advantage here: if you have a Toshiba, you're probably more likely to pick Toshiba again)

Except that I can still find specs, drivers etc for the Infinia 7200 in Toshiba's website, a toshiba desktop...manufactured 15 years ago.

more than 2 years ago

Build the 2006 Prototype $25 PC

Trikoloko Networked media player for USD 50 (120 comments)

As far as I know, this board offers:

1) 1080P output
2) Hardware media decoding
3) 3D Graphics

1 + 2 + 3: XBMC on Linux for ~USD 50 (Model B for USD 35 + guesstimating USD 15 for the case and the power adapter)

more than 3 years ago

First Look At Latest Ion-Infused Asus Eee PC

Trikoloko Maybe it is not a netbook, but what the heck (323 comments)

Although 12" might be too much for a netbook, I believe those machines fill a nice little niche in the ultraportable notebook range, which used to be dominated by Sony Vaios that cost at least three times more.

more than 5 years ago

The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

Trikoloko Sao Paulo, Brazil (920 comments)

The Pizza Capital of the World. I recognize I still need to taste pizza in some 215 countries before casting an "informed vote", but what the heck.

more than 5 years ago

Is Intel Killing 12-Inch Displays On Netbooks?

Trikoloko It's the feature curve, stupid! (297 comments)

Guess what: different people have different necessities. Maybe 12" is too big to be considered a netbook (although many 12ers are marketed that way), so you can call it an "ultraportable" with less power under the hood. You can also get a 12" Sony Vaio, but that will cost 3x the price of a netbook. I researched and got me a Samsung NC20. 5+ hours battery life (low brightness, wi-fi on), 1,5 Kg (3.3 lbs), and a "typable" keyboard. It "kind of plays" 720p clips on Vimeo, although the CPU get pegged at 100% and it stutters a bit, but I can live with that. We are always balancing screen size (keyboard size), weight, battery life, feature set and price. We can't have all of them as we wish, thus the need to pick what is most important.

more than 5 years ago

Teacher Sells Ads On Tests

Trikoloko Re:American Greed: Pay your damn taxes!! (532 comments)

Otherwise, go live in a third world country.

Hey! We also pay for our schools over here. In fact, one might even pay twice, if a nice private school in in the plan.

more than 6 years ago


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