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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

dugancent Re:Programmed obsolescence? (171 comments)

One of the main reasons while I only have three internet and/or networked devices in my home, not including my router. My phone, laptop and Roku.

2 days ago
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Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

dugancent Re:gasp! (112 comments)

and yet, still more interesting than anything you post.

4 days ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

dugancent Re:Sure why not (241 comments)

VPN doesn't work when you physically disconnect.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

dugancent Re:Not my cup of tea (286 comments)

You and me both. My datacenter consists of a 4tb HDD plugged into the usb port on my router. Thats it.

about two weeks ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

dugancent Re:power consumption? (208 comments)

no, the people who do the benchmarks.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

dugancent Re:Copyright violation? (230 comments)

Only leased routers do this, so the router is under ownership of Comcast and is rented to the end-user.

about three weeks ago
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Stallman Does Slides -- and Brevity -- For TEDx

dugancent No thanks (326 comments)

Stallman's my way or the highway attitude has no place in a free society.

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

dugancent Re:Today's business class is the 70s' economy clas (819 comments)

I fly between Dullas and LAX 2-3 times a year. The price has been static, more or less, since I started that route in 2008.

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

dugancent Re:cram lots of people in a confined space (819 comments)

How do you feel about fat people who spill into the seat next to them? They cry discrimination but as far as i'm concerned, they should have to buy two seats.

about three weeks ago
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Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor

dugancent Re: Comedy (226 comments)

They have never used laugh tracks. They use professional, paid, audience members to guide laughter.

about three weeks ago
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Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor

dugancent Re:Comedy (226 comments)

I've seen the show in person. They have a mix of regular and professional audience members.

about three weeks ago
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Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

dugancent Re:Apple Stores and Stock on Hand (253 comments)

Not only that, if they don't have the model you have, they will replace it with a better one. When the Wifi went out on my 16gb 4S, I walked out with a 32gb.

about a month ago
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E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone

dugancent Too small (116 comments)

I would rather read a book printed on business cards than a cell phone. I'll stick to my kindle, eink (most important part, I think) and a decent sized screen.

about a month ago
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Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

dugancent Re:*drool* (181 comments)

That's why I said personal computers, not business machines/workstations.

about 1 month ago

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