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Proof Comcast Throttles Netflix

basotl Same (8 comments)

I have the same issue here.

about 10 months ago
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CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 Released

basotl Re:ELi5: CyanogenMod (65 comments)

I bought my Nook Color 3 years ago. It's nice to have a device still supported by someone so long after being released. While B&N never updated it, the devs have all done well supporting it on CyanogenMod.

about a year ago
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Verizon Says Hactivists Now Biggest Corporate Net Threat

basotl Good practices (150 comments)

Good security practices will protect from either threat. It doesn’t really matter the vector in this case.

more than 2 years ago
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Sprint CEO Defends Company's Decision To Bet It All On the iPhone

basotl Re:WiMax and LTE (187 comments)

My Sprint plan is still unlimited... for now.

more than 2 years ago
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Amiga Returns With Lackluster Linux-Powered Mini PC

basotl Commodore history of a name (343 comments)

Commodore International went bancrupt in 1994. It was bought by Escom which also went bankrupt in 1996. In September 1997, the Commodore brand name was acquired by Dutch computer maker Tulip Computers NV. In late 2004, Tulip sold the Commodore name to Yeahronimo Media Ventures. Yeahronimo Media Ventures soon renamed itself to Commodore International Corporation. On June 24, 2009, CIC renamed itself to Reunite Investments. CIC's founder, Ben van Wijhe, bought a Hong Kong-based company called Asiarim, and Asiarim purchased the Commodore brand from Reunite. Asiarim then changed its name to Commodore Holdings Corporation.

Ownership of the Amiga line passed through a few companies, from Escom of Germany in 1995, and then to U.S. PC clone maker Gateway in 1997, before an exclusive lifetime license was made to Amiga, Inc. in 2000. On March 15, 2004, Amiga, Inc. announced that on April 23, 2003 it had transferred its rights over Amiga OS to Itec, LLC, later acquired by KMOS, Inc. On March 16, 2005, KMOS, Inc. announced it's change of corporate name to Amiga, Inc.

Commodore USA, LLC was founded in April 2010. Commodore USA licensed the Commodore brand from Commodore Licensing BV on August 25, 2010 and the Amiga brand from Amiga, Inc. on August 31, 2010.

TL;DR This is not the Commodore International you knew and loved.

more than 2 years ago
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EPIC Sues FTC Over Google's Planned Privacy Changes

basotl Re:EPIC (100 comments)

You can opt out of data sharing globally on Google. This seems the best policy for those concerned with privacy. I really don't see the benefit to privacy of opting out on one service and not another. I would also imagine that would become a tangle to code around.

more than 2 years ago
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EPIC Sues FTC Over Google's Planned Privacy Changes

basotl Re:So I opt out? Consider Tmo (100 comments)

You can still opt out of the data sharing. In addition you can remove Google+ from search results. As far as Google+ it self as long as you don't enter data there is nothing really there.

more than 2 years ago
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French Court Frowns On Autocomplete, Tells Google To Remove Searches

basotl Is Lyonnaise de Garantie an escroc? (343 comments)

We all don't know whether or not Lyonnaise de Garantie are crooks but we do know that they tried to censor the web to remove any connection between lyonnaise-de-garantie.com and crooks or escroc. We assume Lyonnaise de Garantie are not crooks, although we haven't yet seen proof that they aren't. Some people say that the cover-up effort was successful.

more than 2 years ago
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Fee Increase Attempt Inspires 'Dump Your Bank Day'

basotl Re:USAA (667 comments)

It makes me smile every time I get that USAA deposit back for profits they make in a year. It's a nice little distribution model to give back to USAA members.

They also offer auto/home/rental insurance with some good multi policy discounts.

more than 3 years ago
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B&N Nook Tablet vs. Amazon Kindle Fire

basotl Re:Nook Color running CyanogenMod? (138 comments)

I'm a current NC w/ CM7 owner myself. I currently use my device while deployed in Afganistan. While I obviously get some net access it is infrequent enough to make cloud centric devices useless to me. If I can install CM7 on the new NC and it has that much expanded storage... well I would find it tempting to upgrade.

more than 3 years ago
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DOS, Backdoor, and Easter Egg Found In Siemens S7

basotl Re:Runs Linux (121 comments)

They all sound like utilities on top of Linux. An area completely legal to run proprietary software on.

more than 3 years ago
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Review: Captain America

basotl Re:Kid Friendly? (295 comments)

I would place it even with Raiders of the Lost Ark for violence. Examples include people getting shot or stabbed with little blood to total body vaporization weapons. The bloodiest scene is from the goon going through the propeller but you see it more as before and after.

As far as profanity there are uses of hell and damn but I believe that is par for the course depicting who they were.

Sexiness rating is some cleavage and two kisses. Ultra mild in that area.

more than 3 years ago
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Review: Captain America

basotl Re:Agreed (295 comments)

The quotes that stick out to me were more for displaying the depth of Steve Rogers character.
Jumps on a grenade and then realizes it doesn't go off:
Captain America/Steve Rogers: Is this a test?

Steve Rogers: "Why me?"
Dr. Abraham Erskine: "...because a weak man knows the value of strength, the value of power..."

Red Skull: What makes you so special?
Steve Rogers / Captain America: Nothing. I'm just a kid from Brooklyn.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Music Adds Linux, Ogg Vorbis Support

basotl Giving it a try. (111 comments)

So far I have 1,916 of 2,828 songs uploaded to Google music.

I'm interested to see how often my phone will need to buffer while in normal use.

more than 3 years ago
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GE To Sample 500GB DVD-Size Discs Soon

basotl Re:Not impressed (179 comments)

Considering they used DVD as opposed to Blueray as the reference point.... you can see what they did there.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Acquires G.co Domain

basotl Re:goog.gl Remains the Only Public Option (133 comments)

I thought the summary did pretty well as it used most of your quoted text. I know this is Slashdot but people should at least read the summary before posting.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Jailbreak and Upgrade Old Android Phones

basotl Re:Was It Worth It? (138 comments)

Reading through his post it shouldn't have taken more than half an hour from start to loaded ROM. Any other time would have been time just spent messing with his phone. It's not like he designed his own custom rom or something.

Even on a new phone I would recommend loading CM7.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Jailbreak and Upgrade Old Android Phones

basotl Re:jailbreak on an Android phone? (138 comments)

I get annoyed at the overuse of the term "jailbreak" in the context of Android devices. I just feel it's not all that accurate of a description.

more than 3 years ago
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Now You Can Use the Nook Touch ... As a Kindle

basotl Re:B&N and Nook are fairly open (99 comments)

DRM != Proprietary
.mobi is based on an open format but with proprietary extensions. It is just easy to convert from an open format to proprietary in this case.

more than 3 years ago

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B&N Nook Color 1.2 update released

basotl basotl writes  |  more than 3 years ago

basotl writes "Barnes and Noble has begun sending out over-the-air updates for the NookColor which brings Froyo, Apps and Flash to the color e-reader. Engadget gives a review of the update with some video of it in action. Now the NookColor will have some tablet action without requiring flashing an image to the device. Looking at the performance in the video I think I will be sticking with CM7 but I can see this update as being good enough for the average user."
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