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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

corychristison Re: Idiotic premise (253 comments)

If there was a truely open, distributed, social platform/framework, I could totally see it being coupled with email accounts. Some email services are paid, some are free. The provider could either have ad supported service, or paid, or both.

The fact you would have a choice in where your data is held, is the important part, though.

yesterday
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

corychristison Re:OwnCloud? (123 comments)

OwnCloud is a WebDAV based system. It's inherently bloated, but it works. Setting it up your own web server is a requirement (or purchasing web hosting somewhere, but then the trust/security goes out the window).
Google Drive, Dropbox, Onedrive, OwnCloud all require storing your data elsewhere.

BT Sync only syncs data across your devices. It does it really well, utilizing Bittorrent protocols and DHT. It's actually a very useful tool. I use it all the time.

2 days ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

corychristison Re: How many of you are still using Gnome? (403 comments)

I use XFCE as well.

XFCE 4.10 came out in April/2012. I'm honestly worried maybe things have stalled. I use Funtoo(/Gentoo) Linux, so I see from time to time things get updated in the various applications that make up XFCE, but I'm still worried about its future.

about a month ago
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Google Partners With HTC For Latest Nexus Tablet

corychristison Re: Ecch ... (74 comments)

I prefer Bittorrent Sync over my local Wifi.

Create a share on your desktop, add some files to it, add the share to the phone, let it sync.

The beauty is if your music collection is less than your phone's available storage, simply adding music to your collection will add it to your phone if you set up your collection as a share.

You can set it up to work over the internet, but I don't do that.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

corychristison Re: Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (545 comments)

With a large enough resolution widescreen monitor, you can have the windows open side-by-side.

Just sayin'.. :-)

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

corychristison Re: Whoa! (545 comments)

I'm not managing a datacenter here. Just a local web application development shop. :-)

I personally use XFCE, which allows upto 100 workspaces.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

corychristison Re: Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (545 comments)

Agreed. Zero resistance.

I also use 2x3 on my laptop. It has a 15.6" screen, 1440x768 resolution.

It took my wife a while to get used to it, but now any time she uses a computer with Windows (eg. Her parents), it drives her batty not being able to seamlessly switch workspaces.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

corychristison Re: Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (545 comments)

Absolutely they are not mutually exclusive.

Personally I have a 24" (1920x1200) monitor, and do not have any space left on my desk. With that said, I've always believed I can only focus on one screen anyway, so what's the point?

I have often considered a second, much smaller (6-7 inches diagonal), for notifications/system stats/etc, mounted directly above my monitor. But the hassle of trying to configure that would be more work than its worth.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

corychristison Re: Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (545 comments)

I am aware of this. But if it is not usable by default, I don't consider it native. Just my opinion, though.

about a month ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

corychristison Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) (545 comments)

I've used workspaces extensively since discovering Linux in the early 2000's. I find it rather interesting Microsoft is /finally/ introducing native, proper, workspaces.

Any time I try to explain it to someone who has never used them, they always ask me "Why would I use/want that?" and then they always jump on the multi-monitor mantra and say "Why not just get X number of screens?"

I personally have 8 workspaces configured. I use them all. I have my pager configured in 2 rows of 4 grid. My window manager is configured to 'skip' to the corresponding workspace by dragging the mouse pointer to the edge of the screen (with a configurable amount of resistance), so its as close to physical screens as it can get without the cost of buying 8 screens, video cards, plus power costs.

I've argued this in the past on Slashdot here, but I honestly don't see the appeal of physical screens. Maybe Windows people will finally 'get it' when Win9 comes out.

about a month ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

corychristison Re:Just wait (425 comments)

Soon the Apple fans will come and show us all how some physics theory about light absorption when you point something at camera from the right angle will make the light bend just so slightly and cause an illusion that makes the phone appear to have no camera pointing out.

Except that these are software renderings...

about a month ago
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Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1

corychristison Re: People who just bought a multiyear certificate (108 comments)

Not sure if serious...

Most CA's offer free re-issues these days. Allowing you to change your key, and hashing algorithm, and possibly other stuff.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

corychristison Re: autoplay sucks anyway (108 comments)

Firefox has a tap to enable, or click to enable for flash plugins now. I believe it is default now, since v3. I think.

about a month and a half ago
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Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

corychristison Re: oh. so nobody's actively managing them? (67 comments)

Typically we are dealing with IT staff, and Accounts Payable. Titles don't mean much in these area's, so knowing the managers of the departments is useful.

I certainly see your point, though. There are plenty of movers and shakers out there.

about a month and a half ago
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Mozilla 1024-Bit Cert Deprecation Leaves 107,000 Sites Untrusted

corychristison Re: oh. so nobody's actively managing them? (67 comments)

Was the domain being used? Or just squatting on it?

If you were actively using it, and it expired, you have a grace period of anywhere from 30 days to 90 days depending on the TLD, when this happened and who the registrar was/is.

With that said, your point is completely valid. Domain names, SSL certificates, and hosting accounts tend to be forgotten. I own a web design/development/hosting company. We actively maintain records of who we need to be dealing with, as well as their managers in the event our contact stops responding. As well, we introduced a fully managed service in which we manage everything for our clients, and we send them a single monthly invoice. Because it is billed every month, their services continue to Just Workâ, and in turn we are keeping consistent contact with them.

We have had the most problems with non-profit organizations. They are typically volunteer run, with a high turn over rate.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

corychristison Re: Phoronix = fail (294 comments)

I have never, ever had a problem with ASUS + AMD. I'm not a performance junkie, and typically buy a generation behind.

Mu most recent built Nov/Dec last year. ASUS M5A, AMD FX-8320, 8GB Corsair RAM, Sapphire Radeon 5570, ADATA 64GB SSD, and my already existing pair of 2TB Seagate HDD's.

Running Funtoo Linux. Rock solid. Never an issue. Just upgraded to Kernel Version 3.14.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

corychristison ownCloud or BitTorrent Sync (167 comments)

ownCloud or BitTorrent Sync.

I have found both of them to be incredibly useful. Especially since I have a hard time accessing my mobile files via USB since upgrading to an Android 4.x phone.

about 2 months ago

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