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US Congress Tries To Cut Body Scanner Funding

adairw Thank God! (241 comments)

That is all.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Streaming-Only For Home Entertainment?

adairw Ditched Satellite (697 comments)

I cancelled my satellite a couple months ago because my wife and I decided that we just didn't watch enough TV to justify the cost. We looked around and found that Netflix and hulu plus offered the majority of the shows we wanted to watch. A couple weeks ago I ordered an OTA antenna using the mount where the satellite was for the antenna. This allows us to pick up 6-8 extra channels and have real time access to the local weather with severe weather season approaching. I do miss not having the discovery/history/tcl channel all the time but I make due watching some stuff on the websites and 9 times out of 10 I'm on the computer watching live.twit.tv anyway.

more than 3 years ago
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MySpace Lays Off 47% of Employees

adairw MySpace?! (206 comments)

People actually still use it?!

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS

adairw Re:9% after a year? (348 comments)

I've carried a phone with a big glass screen for about four years now. I'm pretty rough with my phones and I've yet to break one.

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone 4 Screens Break 82% More Than 3GS

adairw Crazy! (348 comments)

I saw a friend day who had a new iPhone 4 and I noticed his screen was broke... He said he had not had it three days before he broke it and it was gonna cost $200 to fix.... Now I read this and it makes total sense.

more than 3 years ago
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Google To Shut Down 411 Service

adairw Used it for customers (156 comments)

I set it up on customers phone systems when they didn't want to pay for real 411 service. Dialing 411 or any other such directory assistance number would actually dial the 1800 number to google 411... oh well...

more than 3 years ago
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What Is the Future of Firewalls?

adairw Re:I like PF, try PFSense (414 comments)

pfSense is the best thing I ever stumbled across on the internet.

more than 4 years ago
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Ham Radio Still Growing In the iStuff Age

adairw Re:FP (368 comments)

Agree about the code, but the rest of the world is dumbing down and America thinks we should follow.

more than 4 years ago
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Auto-Scanning the Names People Choose For Their Wireless APs

adairw already (422 comments)

slashdotted

more than 4 years ago
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Rumor — AT&T Losing iPhone Exclusivity Next Week

adairw Re:iPhone Users are Heavy Data Users (353 comments)

I doubt it, I think the verizon network in general is better built. If they started feeling the squeez I think verizon would invest money into the network instead of ignoring it.

more than 4 years ago
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Rumor — AT&T Losing iPhone Exclusivity Next Week

adairw Droid vs iPhone (353 comments)

I have a Droid on Verizon and my girlfriend just got an iPhone on at&t. Nearly all my friends have iPhones and honestly I've always wanted one. However I didn't want to carry two att phones, as my work provides me a phone. So I've stuck with alltel/verizon for my personal phone. As a self proclaimed nerd I really enjoy what I can do on my android device and I see a ton of potential in the future but as far as end to end experience goes, the iPhone's interface is a lot cleaner/smoother. As far as apps go on android I've found just about everything I want as far as apps go. Even most of the ones my friends have on iPhone. One thing I really like about my droid is the quality of the calls both on speaker and on the hand set. Sounds really nerdy but I have a friend who works for a bank and he also has a droid, before he got it if he was in his server room on the phone I could hear the noise from all the servers and other equipment...Not with his droid, it sounded DEAD quiet. I kept asking him if he was really in the server room and he kept laughing at me saying he was. I like at&t and the iphone, I also like android and verizon. When it came down to it for me I wanted something new, not what everyone else had.

more than 4 years ago
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Affordably Aggregating ISP Connections?

adairw Re:Only Half a dozen BSD and Linux Appliances... (180 comments)

not even a virtual hardware, just a nic that supports 802.1q and a vlan capable switch! In theory a single interface is all that's needed with the right hardware. There is a story online where a guy took a computer with two nic's (one lan, one wan) a vlan switch and load-balanced across 6 DSL connections for a gaming center using pfSense.

more than 4 years ago
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Affordably Aggregating ISP Connections?

adairw pfSense (180 comments)

Unless you can get your ISP to bond several connections together about the best you can do is load balancing across multiple connections. I use pfsense (http://www.pfsense.com) as my router/firewall VPN solution that's free, you only supply the hardware to run it on. with it you can load balance and fail over to 2 or more connections automatically. Specif connections can even be setup to have certain traffic routed over them while all other traffic gets load balanced round robin style. there are of course other free *nix distros out there that will let you do the same type of stuff however I and many others have found pfSense to be far batter than most. AW

more than 4 years ago

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