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Intel Upgrades MinnowBoard: Baytrail CPU, Nearly Halves Price To $99

bsharitt Might be worth cost over RPi (92 comments)

I've been really impressed with my Baytrail powered Windows tablet, and this might not be a bad option to turn an old monitor into an all in one PC(it looks like Windows 8 is doable as well as Linux in general) for most tasks that aren't too intensive like gaming. Though if my tablet is any indication, the dual core version with 2GB of RAM should be able to hand Civ V to an extent.

about 7 months ago
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Owncloud 6 Brings Collaborative Open Document Format Editing to the Web

bsharitt Option to turn it off (73 comments)

I've been waiting for ODT editing to come to ownCloud for a while now so I could drop my last Google usage outside of search. I just wish there was a way to use it while turning off the collaborative stuff. Things seem to go wonky when you don't close a document properly sometimes.

about 10 months ago
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Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site

bsharitt A little better (384 comments)

The old mobile site wasn't really mobile, so I guess anything is better, though it's a pretty slow and heavy site it seems. It looks to be working in Firefox for Android now, that's an improvement over the last time I used the beta.

So how long until /. wraps up the new mobile site in an app wrapper and advertises a "mobile app" for iPhone and Android like seemingly every other website out there?

about a year and a half ago
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Running Netflix On Linux

bsharitt Surprised at the route (185 comments)

I thought someone would eventually come through and get some sort of Netflix working on Linux, but Silverlight working right was not at the top of my list. I was expecting either a dedicated and optimized "player" for the Android app or a port of the the ChromeOS version.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Virtual Machine Software For a Beginner?

bsharitt VMware or VirtualBox (361 comments)

Since you may be going cross platform at the host, either VMware or VirtualBox are good options. I've personally been using VirtualBox for a while and find it quite easy to use and being free is a nice perk too. Though I understand VMware Player(the free version of VMware) has grown in a a decent general purpose VM solution for simple desktop virtualization like it sounds like you'll be doing.

about 2 years ago
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Beta Version of AIDE Enables Application Building On Android

bsharitt Bye bye laptop? (48 comments)

I've actually been thinking about getting rid of my laptop in favor of a Transformer and keyboard dock, and this makes it much more likely. Now the biggest hurdle is waiting for someone to come out with a 12" Android tablet with a keyboard dock.

more than 2 years ago
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Sprint Details Shift To LTE

bsharitt Re:iPhone (183 comments)

The iPhone is still only 3G and their 3G network isn't going anywhere.

about 3 years ago
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Sony In Talks To Buy Ericsson Out of Phone Venture

bsharitt Too late? (61 comments)

I wonder if this is just a bit too late. It seems that Samsung has surpassed Sony as the everywhere premium electronics brand Sony was in the 90's.

about 3 years ago
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Chrome Set To Take No. 2 Spot From Firefox

bsharitt Re:Chrome (585 comments)

Not just poster and print ads, but in the US I've seen Chrome ads on prime time TV.

about 3 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

bsharitt Re:Kindle Touch (521 comments)

I think they're trying to wipe out the bottom of the budget market with that one.

about 3 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

bsharitt Re:Side-loading (521 comments)

Hopefully they'll at least have a dev mode. Unless something has changed, you have to root your device and manually enable sideloading on the Nook Color to test you apps, even if you are an accepted developer.

about 3 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

bsharitt Re:Silk Browser (521 comments)

Can't say I really care for that at all. It's not 2003 any more. Modern devices have the horsepower to rerender pages if needed. I hope there's a way to turn that off. I really don't want Amazon mucking around with my web browsing.

about 3 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

bsharitt Re:Kindle Touch (521 comments)

The ad-free version is still the same as the Nook Touch.

about 3 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fire Surfaces

bsharitt Re:Kindle Touch (521 comments)

Actually the Kindle Touch is $139 without ads(the same as the Nook Touch). It's their new low end $79 Kindle that is $109 without ads.

about 3 years ago
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First Billion Dollar Open Source Software Vendor

bsharitt Re:Of course..... (75 comments)

You seem to have missed the last part of that:

Fedora is nice, but it's too far removed from the main Red Hat release and can be unstable.

They're similar and in a couple years RHEL will resemble Fedora today, but by that point Fedora will be quite different too.

about 3 years ago
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First Billion Dollar Open Source Software Vendor

bsharitt Re:Of course..... (75 comments)

They should go back to a freely downloadable, but unsupported version. Compared to enterprise level support from other vendors(Unix, Windows, etc) I don't think their pricing is that bad, but an easily accessible free version with no support would alleviate the headaches of waiting for CentOS and others to keep up. Fedora is nice, but it's too far removed from the main Red Hat release and can be unstable.

about 3 years ago
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Facebook Wants To Buy Skype

bsharitt Google looking too? (192 comments)

It seems that Google is looking at buying it too, which I'm hoping for since they're much more likely to open things up.

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Plans To Hand Hudson To Eclipse

bsharitt Very Uncharacteristic (68 comments)

Why are they trying to make amends? This is Oracle, hasn't splitting communities and driving projects into the ground been working out great for everything they got from Sun?

more than 3 years ago
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Dell and HP To Sell Oracle Operating Systems

bsharitt No more hardware (91 comments)

I guess this is further confirmation that Oracle doesn't care to do much hardware stuff outside high end SPARC stuff.

more than 4 years ago
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Open Source Router To Replace WRT54GL?

bsharitt Haven't seen free N yet (344 comments)

Lack of free firmware(I need Tomato) is the reason I'm still on 802.11g in my home. I have an WRT54G as the main router and an ASUS WL-520GU creating a wireless bridge to the living room.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

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GPL Violations Rampant in the Android Market

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 3 years ago

bsharitt (580506) writes "Compliance with open sources license continue to be an issue in the mobile app markets. The most recent to pop up is AnDOSBox in the Android market. While the application is based on the GPL license DOSBox source, it's not currently convenient for them to comply with the license at the moment."
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This is Why the Internet Can't Have Nice Things

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 4 years ago

bsharitt writes "Trying to set the work record for a secret santa swap may be and admirable goal, but the addition of a user moderated web site where the "bad santa's" are called out is a recipe for disaster. That's what happened here when reddit tried to do a large secret santa."
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Journals

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Blog Migration to WordPress

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 9 years ago

I finally got tired enough of all the database problems that Blogger has been having to switch my site over too Wordpress. I picked Wordpress because it seemed the most light weight and flexible. I was able to easily edit only the index.php to change the look of my entire site and since Wordpress is standards compliant, it was easy to get my altered version to validate as XHTML 1.0. Several similar types of things have some crappy inflexible theme engine hard coded, and most of the rest where you can actually change stuff are so poorly written it's hard to tell what fuck is going on if you didn't write it yourself, and even then it still won't validate as any thing on the W3C website. Besides getting away from Blogger's problems, I at least have the option of expanding my site if I ever wanted to since now all the code is running on my server. Probably the best part was the simple import of my old blog which went flawlessly. If you have a blog I would highly recommend Wordpress. My blog is here

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Yay! No More AETC!

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  about 10 years ago

Well I finally graduated tech school, so now I'm officially a 3C031, and now I can leave the training bases behind. I'm at home on recruiters assistance right now, and I'll be reporting to Wright-Patterson Air Force base on the 11th. While I won't be a student any more, I still have to do my on the job training and my CDCs to get my five level, but at least I'm not a student any more, and don't have to put up with all the crap,

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I'm back.... sort of.

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I've been gone for about 2 months now. I've been gone to Air Force basic training. I just graduated to day, and the first thing I did on my base liberty afterwards was go to the AT&T cyberzone at the BX mini-mall, and read my e-mail. Now that I'm out of basic, I'll get some of my freedoms back, although I'll still be restricted some in tech school, but the restrictions ease over time, until I can get back around to a more normal life. Well, I don't want to wast my whole base lib writing, so I'll write more about what basic was like later.

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Slashdot problems and other stuff.

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Is it just me, or has any one else has trouble with Slashdot comeing up all wrong. By wrong, I mean the stuff in the middle over lapping with the left sidebar stuff, and some times on comments the page doesn't render any data at the top at all. just green and grey bars going aross the page at the , although the comments usually still render then. I've only had the problem with Firefox 0.8 om Windows XP, although the only other browser I've used is Safari on Mac OS X, but it hasn't ever messed up.

While I'm talking about Slashdot, I submitted a story about prelimianry suppory for a native version of AbiWord a few days ago, and it's still pending. I with they'd make up their mind, since they won't approve or dissaproved it and there still hasn't been anything in the Apple section about this story either. Maybe they're waiting for a slow news day.

Finally, I've moved my blog to junetech.com, incase anyone cares.

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Front Page!

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I finally got a story submission on the front page, it was the one about KOffice on Mac OS X. My only other accepted story only got to the Apple section.

In other news, I've moved my blog to here

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I found my old blog

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

After reading Squidgee's journal entry about his blog, I decided to find my old blog. Since his was at blogspot, i tried there first. I used my most common username/password combination, and it turns out I do have a blog there. I guess I'll try to keep up with it this time. While I've been making websites since around 1996 when I was about 12, I haven't really gotten into more recent internet culture stuff like blogs or even instant messaging that much. I'm still stuck in the 90's with web pages and e-mail.

Edit:Oh yeah, it's at bsharitt.blogspot.com

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My website sucks

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

When I started my website, it was intended that it would lean towards Apple a bit, with other interesting articles, and other interesting or important news. It was like that that for the first few weeks, but now I've gotten lazy and it's gotten to the point that it's just an average Slashdot clone with links to a bunch of News.com articles. In the coming weeks I hope to turn it around, but my biggest problem is that I don't have any help, and even a small site as it is it can be a big job looking up all that content. To that end, I'm taking applications for a coeditor or two. Benefits include, a share of the profits(if there are any), and unlimited mod points. Another problem with the site is that PHP-Nuke doesn't do all I need it too, and it does a lot more than I need(read: it's bloated). I am learning a little bit of PHP, but reshaping nuke is a big job, so I'm also looking for a part time PHP hacker. Benefits are the same as that of a coeditor. It's a young site and it would a be a shame if it died at such a young age.

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An amazing feat...

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I have done what many may see as impossible, my site has been running for nearly a month with over 4000 page views, and I haven't had a single troll to post in the comments. Even more impressing, three of of my four members have Slashdot karma high enough to post with a one point bonus.

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The New Site

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I think the new site is turning out nicely. The still aren't any comments yet, but I do have one member. Since it is early on, I'm trying not to post to much stuff that gets on Slashdot (unless I find it really interesting) so I can at least attain my own identity first.

Now that I've been using it for a couple of days, PHP-Nuke is starting to grow on me, so I may just keep using it, although it still needs some changes.

Since PHP-Nuke has the framework for banner advertising built in, I'm thinking of dump my old advertising structure. It was Linkshare and I only got paid by commison. Now I just need to work out a payment rate. Since I can manage the number of impressions down to very small numbers I hope to offer ad space to small sites or small software companies and opensource projects for a low cost. Now I just need a reasonable rate, any suggestions?

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New Flavor of Omlet

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I've just launched my new site using PHP-Nuke. The site aims to be like Slashdot, except a slightly different flavor. There will be things like more Apple stories on the front page, and less anime. The site is a junetech.com

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Microsoft - 2, Consumers - 0

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I have released a new article on my site analyzing the AOL's settlement with Microsoft. You can read it here

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A New Strategy for Apple

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

On my site Junetech.com I have gathered recent rumors and news about Apple and formulated what I think to be a good strategy for Apple. Take a look and tell me what you think. It's right here

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Mandrake Bugs

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I've come to the conclusion that Mandrake Linux is the buggiest distro avalible. I'm using 9.1 now and it has a few critical flaws. One is the the next preview thing in nautius. It just doesn't work at all. Another it OpenOffice, it takes a very long time to start and crashes as soon as the first Windows comes up. I installed the version from openoffice.org, and it starts much more quickly and stays running. Unfortunatly the fonts aren't as nice as they are in the Mandrake version when it works. The only version of Mandrake that I've used and was relativly bug free was 8.2. Maybe 9.2 will work.

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Still on Linux

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago This journal entry brought to you by the Handspring Treo 300

I got Mandrake 9.1 RC2 to run about a month ago, andknow I'm on the 9.1 release. I still have my Windows partition for games, although I see no indication I'll be going back for everyday use. I've got WineX to play games in linux, but it's not good enough yet. Right now I've got a CVS build and I think that may be causing some problems since Warcraft III is supposed to work well. Although my problem may be lack of memory since I have the minimum requirements for Warcraft III and I'm guessing Wine needs more memory. I'll probably get some more RAM within the next few weeks and I'll see if that fixes it. Starcraft plays flawlessly, I can't tell a difference between playing in WINE and nativly in Windows. While I can't install it, I can play Red Alert from my Windows partition. The sound and cut scene videos are really fast and it shows up in kind of widescreen leaving a 1 inch black space at the bottomof the screen, although thats better than in XP where it won't even play. I got the Linux version of Unreal Tournamet, and it won't work, although the Windows version will work in WINE with garbled delayed sound. At first my biggest problem was that my printer didn't work in Linux, but now thats okay since it's dead altogether. I guess next I'll get an Epson, or at least make sure it has up to date Linux drivers.

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I have Linux!

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I finally found a Linux distro(other than Knoppix) that will work with my hardware. It's Mandrake 9.1 RC2. My sound and network worked right without me having to do anything. Mandrake seems to have always been the distro that worked best for me. Mandrake 6.1 was the first that successfully worked on the first computer I tried Linux on, and Mandrake 8.2 PPC was the only one that worked with the sound on my iMac. I guess in the future I mightas well just sick with Mandrake ince it always seems to work.

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Linux hates my hardware!

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I have the CDs for Slackware 8.1, Red Hat 8.0, and a recent Lycoris, but when I install them they can't find my network card or my sound card. My first thought was to get real network and sound cards(they are currently integrated into the mother board), but I booted up Knoppix and every thing worked beautifully(my sound was working there before it was in Windows). Now I need to find out what all the settings are, and figure out how to transplant them to one of my permanant distributions. Any help would be appreciated(the biggest help would be to send me a Mac with OS X :-)).

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Finally, internet access again

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I've finally got internet access again. It turns out it was a network problem and my hardware was fine. The only problem is that right now the only version of Linux that I can get working is Knoppix, and that's not really an option. I've got the drivers disk for Red Hat Linux, so I think it may work. Last night I tried to do a net install of both Debian and Suse, but neither of them worked. Since I don't have a CD burner, I wanted to do a netinstall of Mandrake, but I can't find any floppy images. Hopefully I can get my network card to work with Linux, bedcause I've already lost patience with Windows. I wish Apple would release OS X for x86.

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Finally a new Computer

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I finally got my new computer. Initially I was going to get one of those VIA 800 MHz, 128 MB RAM, 10 GB HD, no flopp of modem Lindows computers from Wal-Mart.com, but I found a Athlon 1700+, 128 MB RAM, 20 GB HD, with floppy and modem PC on Pricewatch for only $40 more, so I got it. I've got XP on it now, and I'm trying to decide what Linux I want on it. None of them work out of the box with my sound card, except Knoppix, but I can't very well run it off a CD all the time. Slackware used to be my favorite, but now it seems more clumsy and it only has Gnome 1.4 right now. I tried Lycoris out of curiosity, and I liked it, but it felt way to much like Windows. If I knew someone who was migrating from Windows to Linux I would definatly recomend this first. I'll probably go with Red Hat 8.0.With Gnome 2 and blucurve, it is probably the best looking Linux(or Windows for that matter) desktop I've seen. Sure it's not Mac OS X, but I guess it'll have to do. There is one fatal flaw in my new computer, the networking just doesn't work. I've installed drivers and tried it in Windows XP and 2000, and in the four versions of Linux I mentioned above. Windows recognizes that there is a network card and that it's connected to a cable, but that's it. I had a friend connect his laptop to the same cable, that goes to the same network jack, and his worked flawlessly. My first thought was that the onboard ethernet adapter but be bad. Since I would have pay for shipping to get a warrenty repair, I decided to go to Wal-Mart and get a new network card since it would be cheaper. I got a basic Linksys network card and installed it. Oddly it behaved exatly the same way as the old one. Now I am completely stumped. I could get another card to see if my some weird coiensidence I got a bad card with the exact same problem, but I doubt that. If anybody has any ideas please tell me.

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No more Mac

bsharitt bsharitt writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Well atleast no more modern usable Mac(I still have about half a dozen 68k Macs). This week end I sold my my to to my brother, so until further notice I am no longer a Mac user. I won't be able to order my new computer(probably a cheap Wal-Mart PC) until this weekend, so for now all I have are these Sun terminals in the computer lab here at UAH. At least I was able to find Mozilla, because I couldn't imagine having to use Netscape 4 for an entire week. Now I just have to pick an OS for my computer, I have Red Hat 8, Slackware 8.1, Lycoris, Windows 2000, FreeBSD, and the thing will prbably come with Lindows.

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