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Smartphones, Tablets and EBay Send SkyMall To Chapter 11

ehiris Take off and landing boredom (63 comments)

In two very stressful situations our reptilian brains were exposed to, the only forms of entertainment we were allowed were the mind-numbing airline magazine or skymall. Now that we can use electronic devices in those situations, skymall becomes pointless. Some foreign airlines still require turning off electronic devices during take-off and landing. Those could have make use of skymall but skymall was a lazy business. They didn't expand internationally and didn't tap into the new medium. (people could have shopped for free over wifi)

yesterday
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Illinois Students Suspected of Cyberbullying Must Provide Social Media Passwords

ehiris Re:lol (321 comments)

The 5th is a much stronger than the 4th amendment because it protects a defendant from being charged with contempt for remaining silent.

3 days ago
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Why Aren't We Using SSH For Everything?

ehiris Re:Cygwin works fine. (203 comments)

Yes, work very well but AD integration is kind of a pain. Managing users and groups between the emulator and windows is poorly supported.
I had some issues with it related to people wanting to use it for windows sftp that led my management to having me move all my cygwin/ssh based windows monitoring to WMI, which just sucked. Pretty much switched jobs because of it.

about three weeks ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

ehiris Re:Not available outside US! (227 comments)

No problem, the pirated version will only be available with Korean subtitles.

about 1 month ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

ehiris Not on PSN? (227 comments)

Great thinking Sony. Complain about apple and you can't even get it onto your own network.

about 1 month ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

ehiris Re:Too little too late (214 comments)

In most real life situations the iPhone is much faster because it is purposeful in it its ways rather than rely on higher system performance to do things that shouldn't need to be done. Same reason why windows to me is much slower than OSX.

about 3 months ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

ehiris Re:Too little too late (214 comments)

Exactly, which is the direction I saw Google take. If I was going to stick to a platform that goes into a closed system direction, why not choose to go back to Apple, who makes much sexier products.
So far I'm very happy with the decision since I dig the new iPhone. iTunes is annoying but at least I don't need to have different audio players for music, audiobooks, and I don't need another app to help it decide which player should play what I last paused. Oh, and rescanning all my storage every time I added a few new songs was getting old. I really didn't see a performance degradation after I switched. I most real life situations, it is quite the opposite.

about 3 months ago
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Android 5.0 Makes SD Cards Great Again

ehiris Too little too late (214 comments)

I used to love the openness of Android and I would have never considered iOS. However, after this blatant destruction of what Android and any true open system should stand for, I did not have any reservations getting an iPhone to replace my Galaxy S4.

So long Google, you fucked up. Badly,

about 3 months ago
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Pirate Bay Co-founder Arrested In Northeastern Thailand

ehiris Thailand (189 comments)

At least Thailand can now get back to what they do best. Child prostitution, human trafficking, destroying their reef, heroin production led by the elite, fake purses, and selling dvds of new movies in broad daylight. Oh, and killing poor drug users.

about 3 months ago
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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

ehiris Re:80 Billion IT budget??? (190 comments)

No no no, you got it all wrong. 80 Billion is how much their IT department would have to pay to make up for how much they underpaid their H1B workers.
It's a liability issue.

about 3 months ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

ehiris Memory confused with storage on Slashdot? (264 comments)

I'm waiting for the Slashdot story about how obviously no one will ever need more than 640k of memory ever.

I do want to rant out about iPhone 6 memory though. 1GB is ridiculously low. They claim it was a choice to reduce battery use.
Using the gopro with 240 fps on the gopro app on a Galaxy S4 is a nightmare and I envision that it will be the same on the iPhone. Not quite sure how they plan on getting good performance even for in-phone features.

about 4 months ago
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Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers

ehiris 127.0.0.1 (142 comments)

The IP will probably be revealed as being 127.0.0.1.

The judge will accept it as evidence, and the jury will convict because we are still living in a society of imbeciles trying to impose on how everyone should live under the premise that they know better as a collective decider.

We are destroying basic human rights and severely punishing people simply so we can "show them a better path" in life.

It's absurd. Why can't we just close all these ineffective branches of government fighting pseudo crimes already?

about 5 months ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

ehiris Re:Which Invasion? (205 comments)

I don't know that I'd compare KGB-style fabrication of news with a western-style free press.
Ever since MH17, we are all part of this war. It doesn't have to be within some imaginary lines.
Ukraine's only fault is giving up its nuclear weapons and throwing off the balance.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

ehiris Asus RT-AC (427 comments)

I gave in and upgraded from my WRT to an ASUS router.
In the beginning it had major wireless latency issues (every 5th ping was over 100 ms) due to the broadcom wireless driver but after 6 months of complaining and getting nowhere with ASUS, they finally released a firmware that fixed the driver issues.
I really enjoy the speed now and being of 5 Ghz really helps snapping out of my overly congested neighbourhood.

about 6 months ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ehiris Re:Who benefits (503 comments)

"Ukraine later said that they won't be able to operate them"

Obviously they didn't. They shot anything that the missile was able to lock onto. Hence a civilian airplane was taken out.

about 6 months ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ehiris Re:If only... (503 comments)

He isn't. Russia has laws about that and he is a law-abiding citizen!

about 6 months ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ehiris Re:US and UK "spreading the blame"?? (503 comments)

Slashdot seems to be caught up in the same disinformation campaign it is warning about.

Psychosis?

The matter of fact remains simple no matter who is at fault for this incident. There should not be a war there. But there is and Russia is to blame because they started it when they lost their puppet government.

about 6 months ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

ehiris Re:Wrong priority! (503 comments)

Well, that's the only thing that he thinks he can do these days. Illegally I might add. Killing US Citizens abroad without due process seems to be his only jump-to-conclusion square.

What he should worry about is how does something like this happen a day after he expanded economic sanctions. Some awful oligarch who doesn't feel he stole everything he could have from the Ukrainians is retaliating over it.

about 6 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

ehiris Re:50MB = 750$ (321 comments)

For the US customers, T-mobile no longer charges extra for International Data Roaming. Which is amazing because I like to travel the world. Their 3G on Ko Phayam in Thailand was faster than any of the hotel WIFIs.

I hope their merger with the Sprint scum won't affect that.

about 8 months ago

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