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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

drrck Re:To be fair... (405 comments)

They should allow it, given the fact they allowed us to bring frozen ice packs on the plane, but confiscated them when they were melted on the return trip.

about 2 months ago
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New MU-MIMO Standard Could Allow For Gigabit WiFi Throughput

drrck Sooo, TDMA for Wifi (32 comments)

I guess I thought this kind of thing was already out there, if not sounds solid to me.

about 8 months ago
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Man-In-the-Middle Remote Attack On Diebold Voting Machines

drrck Re:Well, good thing I didn't research this area. (251 comments)

This print and verify method is deployed in my county in Ohio. Step 1 is to place your votes on all the available pages. Step 2 the machine flips to the first page and show you your vote, you are then instructed to look at the paper slip to the right to ensure that your recorded vote matches that which is printed. You do this for all pages, then your vote is "submitted".

more than 3 years ago
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An IP Address For Every Light Bulb

drrck Begun the lighting wars have (457 comments)

If you're going to get that close at least do it properly.

more than 3 years ago
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Making Closed Software Act Like It's Open

drrck Screen Scraper (157 comments)

This is called a screen scraper, and likes to break with updates to the underlying program, right?

more than 4 years ago
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Best PC DVR Software, For Any Platform?

drrck EyeTV (536 comments)

If you have a Mac, Elgato's EyeTV product keeps getting better and better with each release. There are open source add-ons for commercial skipping, exports to iTunes/iPod, ect and the interface is pretty user friendly. It won't do Netflix by itself, but if you're hooking up a media PC then you've already got access to Netflix.

more than 4 years ago
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Toyotas Suddenly Accelerate; Owners Up In Arms

drrck Re:Go to the ABC site - watch video (1146 comments)

In my VW TDI full brake and accelerator causes the ECU to cut the fuel back to idle. It will not accelerate again until you completely release the brake and wait a few seconds.

about 5 years ago
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World's Only Diesel-Electric Honda Insight

drrck Re:Diesel and window defogging (687 comments)

Idling a TDI when cold is not recommended. The reason that they don't heat up very fast is that they are more thermally efficient.

If you are really concerned you could install a frost heater, which is an inline coolant heater, this would allow you to defrost very quickly.

As far as parking the vehicle outside... I had no problems starting my car after a low temp of -20F for two days in a row. The quality of the fuel is more important than having it inside. With advances in glow plug technology cold starts are not much of a problem.

more than 5 years ago
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Electricity From Salty Water

drrck Double Duty? (301 comments)

So can we expect this to work in parallel with existing hydro power generation techniques?

more than 5 years ago
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Researcher Discovers ATM Hack, Gets Silenced

drrck Re:How it works. (229 comments)

Seems pretty traceable then. Look for a specific account being queried or debited and credited in rapid succession.

more than 5 years ago
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Broke Counties Turn Failing Roads To Gravel

drrck Re:Why aren't more roads concrete? (717 comments)

Concrete is significantly more upfront cost. Why worry about TCO when you can focus on this years budget.

more than 5 years ago
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"Good Enough" Computers Are the Future

drrck Fear Not (515 comments)

The future operating systems will ensure that the average joe needs the latest and greatest so that the Geek Squad will support their PC.

more than 5 years ago
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10 IT Power-Saving Myths Debunked

drrck Re:I dunno.. (359 comments)

I had the same problem. So I installed a patch (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=330909) from Microsoft. Essentially it's looking for a continuous free area on your HD to save your RAM to. I believe the fix is to disable this "feature".

more than 6 years ago

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drrck drrck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

drrck (959788) writes "Days after the WinDVD patch hit the internet Engadget reports here here that AACS has been "hacked" again this time by using the VolumeID and XBOX 360 HD DVD drives."

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