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New Single Board Computer Lets You Swap Out the CPU and Memory

adycarter Reads like an advert (122 comments)

one of the more blatant slahvertorials?

about 3 months ago
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Lumia Phones Leaking Private Data To Microsoft

adycarter Sources? (110 comments)

Seems a little light on actual proof there, even the source doesn't have a source for the magical "Lumia account closed as the user is a paedo" comment

about 8 months ago
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Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

adycarter Yeah, such a credible source too.. (379 comments)

The source of all this is an email, from a guy, who spoke to someone who does something at a game store.

Totally legit man, lets just take everything from here http://thexboxreveal.com/ as gospel too!

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Getting Apps To Use Phones' Full Power?

adycarter Re:That phone has 2GB of RAM (184 comments)

Also, my Nexus 7 certainly seems to download multiple files at once.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Getting Apps To Use Phones' Full Power?

adycarter Re:That phone has 2GB of RAM (184 comments)

exactly what I was just about to say.

The 16gb in your 16gb Nexus 4 is internal storage memory.

It has 2gb of Ram

about a year and a half ago
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Should Microsoft Put Office On the iPad?

adycarter Or just use OnLive? (402 comments)

Theres at least two companies, one http://desktop.onlive.com/ and another one called CloudON that offer this kind of functionality if its really needed.

Having used the former its pretty decent and rather handy, but really I don't see the need to actually *have* Office on the iPad, the ability to use it briefly if needed is enough.

more than 2 years ago
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BT Promises 300Mbps FTTP By 2012

adycarter Virgin do me nicely... (121 comments)

30mb/3mb connection with Virgin. £27 a month with no need for a phone line or paying any form of "line rental" to BT, infact I dont even have a phone line in the building.

Their trafic management policy is nicely listed here:
http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management/traffic-management-faster-uploads.html

I get on average 33mb down and 3.1mb up according to speedtest.net if I manage to hit their cap in the evening (OnLive uses about 2.5gb per 30mins) then I get throttled down to 7.5mb which to be fair is way more than anyone round here gets on BT anyways.

Its rarely down and always works nicely, problem for most people is down to their cable network not covering most places, if you're lucky enough to get it then get it...

about 3 years ago
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Friday

adycarter G+ (7 comments)

A timely reminded to sort my G+, I believe I've now added you.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What OS For a Donated Computer?

adycarter Qimo (360 comments)

Depending on the age of the kids involved I recommend QIMO
http://www.qimo4kids.com/

more than 3 years ago
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Hackers Expose 26,000 Sex Website Passwords

adycarter Re:Okay... (497 comments)

Awesome!

more than 3 years ago
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High Performance Gaming Mice Don't Perform

adycarter Re:Yeah... (283 comments)

Very true, still we're a step up from the one button wonder we became in WOTLK!

more than 3 years ago
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High Performance Gaming Mice Don't Perform

adycarter Re:Yeah... (283 comments)

Not this season no, 2.2k back in S7 and S8. (Which admittedly is rather poor, but im a PVE hero)

Like I said, different strokes for different folks, or classes, I doubt I even have 15 abilities of note, even with specific targetted clense macros and stuff :/

more than 3 years ago
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High Performance Gaming Mice Don't Perform

adycarter Re:Yeah... (283 comments)

I play WoW, and reasonably well :(

My point was my mouse has 5 buttons and a wheel, with Ctrl, Alt and shift modifiers thats enough for me, I honestly dont think I have enough abilities to justify a squillion button mouse (L2P a non Paladin I guess), I guess my frugal mind looks at a 15 button mouse and thinks "Well I can do that with Modifiers and spend the ££s on food instead" rather than "Yay now I can avoid pressing modifiers OR bind 45 different things to my mouse hand!"

Different strokes for different folks I guess, much like the afforementioned magical AV cables.

more than 3 years ago
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High Performance Gaming Mice Don't Perform

adycarter Re:Yeah... (283 comments)

I've got one with 2 thumb buttons etc.

Its these bloody sideways keyboard things that the cool kids have that baffle me.

more than 3 years ago
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High Performance Gaming Mice Don't Perform

adycarter Yeah... (283 comments)

Gaming mice, bought and classed as the greatest thing ever by those same people that use gold plated martian ray proof AV cables!

The extra buttons ones I guess serve a purpose if you are incapable of using modifiers or are some kind of Octopi

more than 3 years ago
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What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?

adycarter Qimo (742 comments)

My daughter (6) LOVES http://www.qimo4kids.com/

Its really nice and can be ran self contained via USB

more than 3 years ago

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Quicktime creator brings Flash and Office to the iPad

adycarter adycarter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

adycarter writes "Steve Perlman, the man responsilbe for Quicktime and WebTV has recently launched OnLive Desktop which now offers a "plus" service enabling iPad users to use Flash, Microsoft Office and the ability to use a Gigabit-speed version of Internet Explorer. The service runs on the same basic technology as their game streaming service in that you're using your iPad as client to access a machine located in the cloud."
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Flash now available on the iPad

adycarter adycarter writes  |  about 2 years ago

adycarter writes "Cloud gaming and computing company OnLive http://desktop.onlive.com/ has today revealed the first of their paid plans for their OnLive Desktop service. This $4.99 per month plan brings a fully featured and Flash capable Internet Explorer to the iPad, alongside the pre existing Microsoft Office offered by the Free versions of OnLive Desktop."
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Cloud gaming aims for the mainstream..

adycarter adycarter writes  |  more than 2 years ago

adycarter writes "Cloud Gaming gets kicked around as "the future" quite a bit, but most people seem to be dismissive still claiming it doesn't work or is years away from becoming a reality.
OnLive is pushing the boat out this holiday weekend with an offer of $1/£1 for any users first purchase on the system and as the only way to play many AAA titles on a Mac its well worth a look; even just out of curiosity."

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Can't read MS Emails in Outlook 2007?

adycarter adycarter writes  |  more than 7 years ago

adycarter writes "Amusingly the latest Xbox Live newsletter just hit my inbox bearing the great initial text of "Read this issue online if you can't see the images or are using Outlook 2007" Not having Outlook 2007 I'm curious, are they billing clicking on a link as a feature, or are MS falling foul of their own security features?"
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Sony Rootkits found again!

adycarter adycarter writes  |  more than 7 years ago

adycarter writes "The BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6975838.stm ) are reporting that Sony MicroVault USB sticks with fingerprint readers use a similar rootkit to their much loved CD Audio one."

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