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Apple Reportedly In Talks With Comcast For Separate Apple Streaming Path

TyFoN Re:CDNs do not violate Network Neutrality (150 comments)

Are we still dealing with metering on regular internet connections?

We have that here on 4g broadband services, I think the last time I checked, you could get 100 GB 4g up to 80 mbit broadband for $100 a month.

But I prefer 100/100 mbit unmetered fiber for the same price though :)

about three weeks ago

Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

TyFoN Re:Piracy prevention? (377 comments)

35 GB takes me 47 minutes to download on this 100/100 connection.
Fiber is becoming the standard, so I don't think it would be a big deterrent.

I would actually be more concerned about the space it would hog on my SSD drives ;)

about a month ago

Valve Open Sources Their DirectX To OpenGL Layer

TyFoN Re:On the road to replacing DirectX (130 comments)

And the reason those 20% still use it is because of company lock-in / legacy web apps.

Even my almost 70 year old mother is on Firefox without me being involved.

about a month ago

KDE Releases Calligra Suite 2.8

TyFoN Re:It's an Openoffice-like thing (35 comments)

It's the old KOffice.

Krita is probably the most usefull of the apps and I've already replaced GIMP with it, however the rest are also slowly maturing :)

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

TyFoN Re:Yes they did. (572 comments)

Here in Norway they go even further, and the company is not allowed to read your email if it is put in a folder clearly marked private.

Personally I keep my private and work emails in separate systems, but it seems that a lot of people are using their work email for private stuff.

about a month and a half ago

Canonical Ports Chromium To The Mir Display Server

TyFoN Re:Shuttleworth is a lunatic. (63 comments)

Posting to remove moderation.
I realize this was not meant to be funny, but serious.

about a month and a half ago

Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

TyFoN Re: Here are 2 reasons this is crap (264 comments)

If it supports full BT 4.0 and all the relevant protocols, and none of the features in the dash will refuse to run because the phone is unsupported then I guess there won't be much complaining.

Considering how apple has handled open standards in the past, I suspect this will not be the case though.

But we'll see soon.

about a month and a half ago

Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

TyFoN Re:Here are 2 reasons this is crap (264 comments)

There is one here.
I would never ever buy a car with apple in the dash, but I can afford these cars.

About 6/10 in my office has android phones, 2/10 has windows phones and the rest are on iphones. This is a bank in a country where iphone adoption is considered very high.
So unless they make it work with other devices, they lost a bunch of other potential customers that I know of too.

about a month and a half ago

US Carriers Said To Have Rejected Kill Switch Technology Last Year

TyFoN Re:Android already has this... (197 comments)

It's not remote brick though which is described here, but we have that already through IMEI blacklisting.

about 2 months ago

Open Source Video Editor Pitivi Seeks Crowdfunding to Reach 1.0

TyFoN Re: I'm surprised (79 comments)

I'm using it all the time :)
Most of the "professional" features are there, you have tons of filters and exporting is really easy although I usually export to qp 0 h264 and then encode it myself using ffmpeg/x264.
It seems that it is using the same libraries though so I might be able to do it from within now too.

Anyway.. I'm never paying for another video editor as long as Kdenlive is maintained.

about 2 months ago

Routers Pose Biggest Security Threat To Home Networks

TyFoN Re:Sigh - what the heck ... (264 comments)

Got to love competition mandated by law.

In my area, 15 minutes from the closest city which has about 60.000 inhabitants, I have about 20 providers competing on fiber, cable and copper. You can also toss in a few 4g providers that sell broadband you can carry around.
I settled for fiber 100/100 with tv and phone for $100 a month. It's not the cheapest, but I'm hooked on the speed :)
They also provide ipv6 and "bridge mode routers" with a fixed ipv4 address for my own router and a /62 ipv6 prefix.

We used to have a public telephone company called Telenor, but after it became private it came with the catch that all competitors can buy capacity from them at cost + investment write-offs. It's been working wonders.

about 2 months ago

NVIDIA Launches GTX 750 Ti With New Maxwell Architecture

TyFoN Re:believe it when I see it (110 comments)

What else would you use an amd card for?
I you want to game and/or use linux with any performance and stability you need a nvidia card.

Intel integrated gpu works fine for linux though if you don't need the performance,

about a month ago

Dear Asus Router User: All Your Cloud Are Belong To Us

TyFoN Re:Open Source is better. (148 comments)

Got to agree here, my N66U is flying with shibbys tomato.

I can't really figure out why one would want to put hard drives on the edge device, but still the custom firmware is best.

And the hardware of these devices are excellent :)

about a month ago

Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

TyFoN Already on IPv6 (574 comments)

My fiber ISP provides 6rd connectivity with a /62 prefix address space, and will bump it to /54 when they implement dual-stack on all systems.
There are still legacy routers on the system apparently.

However tomato on my rt-n66u handles the 6rd just fine.

A lot of systems are on ipv6 already, and I think I have around 50/50 ipv6 and ipv4 traffic now. There is no real difference in use for a regular user. Even all the phones, tables and the chromecast use it without me having to do anything except connecting the router.

I still have a regular fixed ip for ipv4, but all my devices are behind nat.

about 2 months ago

Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

TyFoN Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

The US is behind because no one have ever trusted your banks. Even the FED is 7 different units to make sure there is no central authority.

It's also why the US has the one of the largest cash to card ratios in the world.

about 2 months ago

IE Drops To Single-Digit Market Share

TyFoN Re:More reprsentative stats please (390 comments)

Yeah, I agree.

At our office we have IE by default and it takes maybe one minute to load on my 3.2 ghz, 16 gb ram analytics machine.
Rendering pages takes even longer.

Chrome and FF are instant so I use those except for some internal web apps that require IE.

This is with version 10 of IE.

about 3 months ago

Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

TyFoN Re:Obama (343 comments)

He actually got it mostly for his work in nuclear disarmament before he was president, however they were clearly smitten and should never have given him the prize.
We all (Norwegians) know it.

about 3 months ago

Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold

TyFoN Re:In Norway this is a problem (476 comments)

We have standard european 230V grid.
I've never had issues with anything using an european plug.
My guess is the cold. It's been bad lately.

Another thing is the number of teslas here. I see them _everywhere_.
With my Toyota I had to pay $25000 as a one time tax, yearly taxes, road tolls, gas at $9/gallon.

The tesla and other electrics are completely tax free. Not even VAT. No yearly taxes. You pass for free in the toll roads, and electricity is about 16 cents/kWh.
I could also drive past the traffic in the bus lanes and save one hr compared to driving, 30 mins compared to bus/train.

I'm seriously considering selling the toyota and getting a tesla, or buying a leaf as a 2nd car.

about 3 months ago

Open Source AMD Driver Now Supports OpenGL 3.3 — and It's Getting Faster

TyFoN Re:Non-free Nvidia driver already at 4.4 (100 comments)

In arch linux it's as simple as
  pacman -S nvidia

How did you manage to brick the PC btw?
Did it destroy your bios?

about 3 months ago

Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

TyFoN Re: Amazing how times change. (444 comments)

IBM deathstar must have been the worst. I don't know of any survivors.

My quantum fireball 20gb still runs after 16 years or so in my dual ppro 200 with arch :)

about 3 months ago



Android catching up in the tablet market

TyFoN TyFoN writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TyFoN (12980) writes "Year to year, the iPad market share is down from 94.3 percent to 61.3 percent while android is up about the same, going from 2.9 percent to 30.1 percent in the same period."
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The worlds longest live tv show

TyFoN TyFoN writes  |  more than 2 years ago

TyFoN (12980) writes "NRK, the Norwegian version of the BBC, will be transmitting a boat trip from Bergen to Kirkenes along the Norwegian coast. All the video is licensed using Creative Commons and can be watched live at http://nrk.no/hurtigruten/ When the trip is done you can download the whole 5.5 days of video via bittorrent."
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Don't use iphone below freezing

TyFoN TyFoN writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TyFoN (12980) writes "According to a Norwegian woman, her phone exploded when driving to work. When contacting Apple support, they explained that the phone is only rated for 0C to 35C and since she used it in -12C the warranty was void.
This means that if you live in a country where the temperature potentially drops below 0C (32F), be careful of when you use the phone.
The article is from Aftenposten in Norwegian, a translated version is available through google."

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Android market enables paid apps expansion

TyFoN TyFoN writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TyFoN (12980) writes "From the article: "Support for paid application sales is now expanded to developers in 29 countries, with today’s additions of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan. In addition, Android Market users from 32 countries will be able to buy apps, with the addition of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan."
At this time (06:50 am) in Oslo, Norway I still can not see any paid apps on the market, but hopefully this will be updated during the day."

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