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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

chuckugly Re:Linux Blu-Ray rip (101 comments)

A small low power PC with some storage, and FreeNAS installed. Once that's done, run the FreeNAS Plex plugin, and move your legally obtained media to the new movie server. For conversion, I like Handbrake.

yesterday
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

chuckugly Re:Best Wishes ! (321 comments)

Right - I was thinking Cairo

4 days ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

chuckugly Re:Best Wishes ! (321 comments)

Was Chicago DOS or NT based? I forget.

4 days ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

chuckugly Re:big deal (47 comments)

Well if it's running Java then I am impressed. Then again maybe the GC was running for the duration of the storm, and not even Java could sink it.

4 days ago
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Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

chuckugly Re:Is this an achievement? (47 comments)

I had a similar experience in the South China Sea a while back, the dive was fine but then inbound hurricane made getting back in the boat a chore; I got some really good bruises out of that one.

4 days ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

chuckugly Re:let me correct that for you. (610 comments)

Except that only exceptional people are capable of performing many of the tasks that can't be effectively automated, so we are left with 99 people who are essentially incapable (or unwilling) to work and 1 guy who has to work like a horse to keep all the robots greased.

5 days ago
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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

chuckugly Oh man, I read that wrong (277 comments)

I read that RFID'd, and then I spent about 60 seconds wondering what those guys I Redmond had been up to. Then I calmed down and reread it.

5 days ago
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The "Rickmote Controller" Can Hijack Any Google Chromecast

chuckugly Re:Maybe it's just me ... (131 comments)

I doubt it - I suspect the CC merely has no way to reenter deauth without outside intervention; you'd probably need a non-malicious version of Rickmote to re-deauth it and have it ready to set up again.

about a week ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

chuckugly Re:Why are Zorro cards worth anything at all? (192 comments)

"The MOS Technology "Agnus", usually called Agnus is an integrated circuit in the custom chipset of the Commodore Amiga computer. The Agnus, Denise and Paula chips collectively formed the OCS and ECS chipsets." - source

It's the chip that does memory access, fat agnus allows 1mb to be used for video and so forth, original agnus allowed access to 512k. I actually had to pull the old agnus out and insert the upgrade part in the 1980s.

about a week ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

chuckugly I have an A2000 (192 comments)

I have an A2000 from back in the day, before the clones won the clone wars. Also a floppy based version of Dragons Lair for it. The Amiga was a wonderful machine.

about a week ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

chuckugly Re:Free market economy (528 comments)

I've been caught. Shit.

about a week ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

chuckugly Re:Free market economy (528 comments)

I'm just inordinately thrilled to be able to use the phrase correctly for once. Really grinds my gears when people say it instead of saying "forces me to ask the question" or something similar.

about a week ago
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US Senator Blasts Microsoft's H-1B Push As It Lays 18,000 Off Workers

chuckugly Re:Free market economy (528 comments)

Yeah, I guess it's actually a case of begging the question.

about a week ago
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MIT May Have Just Solved All Your Data Center Network Lag Issues

chuckugly Re:rfc1925.11 proves true, yet again (83 comments)

In fact, you might be exasperating the problem.

I hate it when my problems get angry, it usually just exacerbates things.

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

chuckugly Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

There is something to be said for the Interstate Commerce Clause placing this into Federal jurisdiction rather than State, but that would be a very massive change and would probably be better suited for the Supreme Court rather than either the Legislative or Judicial branches.

Finally a legitimate use for the Interstate Commerce Clause, and the ball is dropped.

about two weeks ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

chuckugly Re:Start Menu is not the problem... (346 comments)

I wish I had mod points.

I don't care about the Start menu; I don't spend much time in there, and even if I did, if I can't figure something that simple out I should stick to plumbing. The really annoying thing is that every file association now has to be redone to stop bringing up Modern (Metro) apps, and I have to be careful to install the Desktop versions of software I want.

That is the PITA, but it's so minor that I still use Win 8.x because yes, it's better than 7 overall.

about two weeks ago
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With New Horizons Spacecraft a Year Away, What We Know About Pluto

chuckugly Re:We know it's a Goddamned planet (128 comments)

Everything with mass orbits about themselves in a massive n-body problem. I don't think it's as simple as you make it sound.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

chuckugly Re:Needs functionality (381 comments)

Some of the low energy consumption 386 or 486 systems with monochrome displays had extremely good battery life back in the day, and people really did do useful work with them.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

chuckugly Some look OK (381 comments)

Some of the smart watches out there look OK; for instance the Martian Watches Passport SmartWatch looks like a reasonable timepiece, has a reported 1 week battery life, and does some simple Dick Tracy stuff while still managing to be a wristwatch.

If it had a separate power supply or some way to use the last bit of the main supply strictly as a watch with a 6 month reserve for essential functions I'd probably buy that.

But most of them are little phone gadgets for your wrist that will require charging daily, or nearly daily. Useless.

about two weeks ago

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