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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

darkain Killer App (324 comments)

It needs a killer app... like one that shoots lasers that kills people.

about a week ago
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Librem: a Laptop Custom-Made For Free/Libre Software

darkain Connectivity (227 comments)

"One Pop-Down RJ45 Network port" ??? Pop-down? Does that mean it isn't just a normal port you plug in, but is one of those spring loaded ports that pop out? Ya'know, the things horrible notorious for breaking?

I guess it doesn't matter. Googled the chipset, first result: "Realtek r8169 not working in CentOS" - Sounds good to me!

"Three USB 3.0 ports" - I would seriously pay MORE for more USB ports, even if they are 2.0 ports. I hate having to travel with a USB hub just because manufactures don't want to shove out more than 3 ports these days. At least desktops are better in that they generally ship with 10+ now right on the back of the motherboard, before adding the USB headers for front devices.

"802.11n WiFi (ath9k)" - Doesn't say if it is 2.4GHz only or 5GHz compatible, or if it is multi-channel or not.

So, it is a cool concept, I guess, but I think things need to be tweeked a tad to be more universally usable.

about a week ago
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Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet

darkain PayPal Fees (100 comments)

Man, I could only imagine the PayPal fees on a $1 billion transaction!

about a week ago
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Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects

darkain Re:New System: Inner/Outer Planets (170 comments)

This is starting to sound a lot like Sailor Moon with the Inner vs Outer Senshi.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Migrating a Router From Linux To *BSD?

darkain Re:pFsense vs OpenBSD? (403 comments)

DD-WRT that can be installed on the 8MB flash of a desktop router has a web server... if you consider that to be "bloat", then I don't even know what sort of performance/storage requirements you're looking for!

about two weeks ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

darkain Re:$1 is dead, long live $1 (141 comments)

Beta is dead, long live beta!!! oh... wait...

about two weeks ago
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How To Hijack Your Own Windows System With Bundled Downloads

darkain Re:Application installers suck. (324 comments)

They DID do that, it was called Windows 8.... yyyeeeaaahhh... /nufsaid

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: High-Performance Laptop That Doesn't Overheat?

darkain Why on the same system? (325 comments)

Why does testing NEED to happen on the same system? Why do you need all these high end laptops just to code? How much of your budget are you sinking into this?

For my development studio, we have one single centralized VMWare server that is beefy as fuck for all of our application and database testing. We simply either remote desktop or samba/nfs share into each of our environments that we need to work in.

This keeps things clean and centralized for all of us, allows us to work from ANY machine (such as the 1.6GHz Celeron I'm using to post this right now), and not have to worry a single bit about performance on an individual machine basis. Whenever we need more resources, we simply upgrade the centralized server environment and everyone benefits, without the need to reconfigure each end users machine, or outright replace them (because who the hell has the ability to upgrade laptops these days?)

about three weeks ago
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Four Facepalm Bugs In USPS Label-Printing Site

darkain Re:Christmas break is over! (182 comments)

This depends on the company you work for.

I've worked in some where something as simple as a typo in spelling or grammar is classification for submitting a bug report to developers.

User Interface and User Experience should definitely be classified as bugs.

about three weeks ago
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Over 78% of All PHP Installs Are Insecure

darkain Re:Zend Powered! (112 comments)

This is why it is a good idea to find a solid, trusted, up to date 3rd party repository that is well managed for your OS build.

For you Debian guys and galz out there, check out DotDeb: https://www.dotdeb.org/categor...

about a month ago
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The NSA Uses the Same Chat Protocol As Hackers

darkain Jabber (81 comments)

So does Google Talk and Facebook Messenger and countless other chat systems. Way to go article. Next you'll be telling us that the NSA uses the same operating systems as hackers (OMG LINUXESSES N SHIT)

about a month ago
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Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

darkain Re:Motive (282 comments)

Kim who? Kim Dotcom?

about a month ago
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Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

darkain Re:uh - by design? (163 comments)

DisplayPort monitor pre-infected with malware?

about a month ago
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Navy Develops a Shark Drone For Surveillance

darkain GPS Sharks (45 comments)

So is this the GPS Shark that is searching for MH370 ????

about a month ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

darkain Intranet (396 comments)

Sweet! Now I'll need to get SSL keys for all of my web basic administration consoles on my already secured private LAN, or else management will yell at me. This sounds GREAT!

about a month ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

darkain Re:this is ridiculous (440 comments)

Interesting on this point.

One of the clients that I manage, the cops came to their house. They asked the resident to allow the cops to setup security video cameras in my client's back yard. The client's back yard faced the back yard on the next street over of a suspect of a crime (not sure if drugs or something else). The cops came in and installed all their own video equipment to point at this other house to monitor them 24/7, from my client's property, NOT from a public location.

So, this is like your scenario of someone turning over security footage from their own cameras, only taking it one step further because the cops installed security cameras on private property (with permission of course... but what did they DO get get that permission, I don't know)

about a month and a half ago

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darkain darkain writes  |  more than 8 years ago

darkain writes "Over the past week, I have setup a service that allows for notification of new Wii Virtual Console games. This service will send messages to user's message boards on their Wiis when new virtual console games are released. While we do know for now that VC games will be released every Monday at 9am (PST), this will not always be the case. Also, I have setup the service to now accept all regions, not just North America. Per request, I have extended this service to include notification via RSS feeds for those that want it on their desktops. This service also has one major advantage over the other similar "Wii News Letter" services on the Internet, in that it is fully 100% automated. This means that messages are sent out ASAP when games become available, instead of waiting for a person to check for the latest games and then issue out the notifications manually."

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