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Google Reader: One Year Later

ericdano Newsblur (132 comments)

Newsblur has been more than fine for my RSS feeds. Fast, non-douche based (meaning he’s not going to mine the info and sell it) ownerlove it.

about 2 months ago
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Feedly Forces Its Users To Create Google+ Profiles

ericdano Re:rs (251 comments)

The main, crappy replacement. The real replacement is Newsblur.

about 10 months ago
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How Safe Is Cycling?

ericdano I ride (947 comments)

I ride to work in the Bay Area, 4 days a week. Or more. Depends. I'm even doing it at night now. I have lights and stuff. I work and live in the east bay, so, there is less traffic.

I have almost been hit a couple of times. It's amazing how people don't look. Even at night with my lights on, I've had people almost turn into where I was going. It's like they are blind.

Oh the flip side, cycling to work saves me about $10 a day. Takes about an hour to get to work, and an hour back. I'm hoping to continue over the winter riding to work.

about a year ago
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Apple Sells Nine Million iPhones Over Weekend

ericdano Yup (432 comments)

Yup. No one wants is 4" phone. No one.....except 9 million people.....but other than that no one.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

ericdano Re:iPhone 4 Issue (488 comments)

And you're proof of this is what?

I installed iOS 7 on a iPhone 4 about a week ago (the GM version) and the user of the phone has noticed nothing bad, and in fact says it seems faster than iOS 6 was. PLUS they love a lot of the new features of it.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 7 Slow?

ericdano Nope (488 comments)

I was using the Betas of iOS since b3, and have the current version on my iPhone 5. It's as fast if not faster. And the battery life has been a LOT better.

I also installed iOS on an iPhone 4 for someone, and they noticed right away that it seemed a whole lot snappier.

about a year ago
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Nokia Insider On Why It Failed and Why Apple Could Be Next

ericdano Bullshit (420 comments)

Just because Apple isn't telling everyone what they are doing does not mean it isn't "innovating". Apple really hasn't ever come out with anything radically new in the first place. The iPod was just a amazingly better version of the MP3 players that had been out on the market. The iPhone was an amazingly better version of "SmartPhones" that were being made by Palm, Microsoft, maybe even Nokia. The iPad was an amazingly better version of what a tablet SHOULD be, and tablets had been around for about 10+ years.

So is Apple just going to sit on it's ass then? No. There is no indication at all they are. Even Mac OS X, which every "analyst" will say is probably Apple's least profitable item, and something they shouldn't be focused on, is getting some awesome features in 10.9. If they were truly sitting on their ass, why not take another year for 10.9? Why so soon?

I think a lot of these "arguments" boil down to that Apple makes ONE size of the iPhone. Everyone else makes 15 sizes. Yet making ONE size seems to work quite well for Apple. Samsung's strategy.....seems to be unraveling with it's current stock issues.

Will Apple make a bigger iPhone? I hope not. Will they maybe make something similar that is bigger? Who knows? But is that really a new market? Is that "innovating"?

I have no clue about what Apple is planning, but it's track record is the best in releasing new things. Except everyone wants that new thing they are working on last week and want to know about the next thing now. That isn't going to happen. Apple will release their next thing when it is done and is a shippable product. Not when it's some hacked up Eye Wear or a Watch with a 10 hour battery life.

1 year,14 days
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The Old Reader Will Stay Open To the Public Thanks To US Corporation

ericdano No thanks (61 comments)

No thanks. I don't want some corporation mining what I read. I will stick with the one person (who is doing an EXCELLENT JOB) operation at NewsBlur and know for sure that my info and habits aren't being sold.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Move Legal Data With Torrents?

ericdano Wait... (302 comments)

Wait, you can move illegal data using torrents? Who would have thunk!?!

Haven't used Torrents in years. Many years.

about a year ago
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Classic BBC Sci-fi Series Blake's 7 To Return On Syfy Channel

ericdano Re:I'll miss the old school special effects (213 comments)

Its actually a 70s show.
Avon is really the star of the show. The show got WAY better when they dumped Gaan (the big giant guy) and picked up ORAC.

Of course Villa was essential in the show as well.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source For Bill and Document Management?

ericdano Hosting on a NAS (187 comments)

I have been trying to do this for a while. I have a ScanSnap S1500M and have been hosting all the PDFs on my Synology NAS. However, programs like iDocument don't support network drives and text searching PDFs. They rely on Spotlight's database, and spotlight doesn't work on a NAS (though it supposedly does work on a Apple Server).

I'd LOVE some sort of text searchable solution that is better. I do use iDocument, but that has a LOT of limitations, like it will not handle ePUBs. I'm hoping at some point Synology will create an App for it's line of units similar to something like Evernote. They already have two great Apps that allow you to stream Audio and Video from your Synology unit to an iOS or Android phone and computer. And they also have a Dropbox like App. The last piece they really need is some sort of document management thing that works with their stuff. That would be a perfect solution for someone who has a lot of documents or a small business which doesn't want to have it's data in the hands of Google or other companies.

about a year and a half ago
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Shake-up at Apple: Forstall Out; iOS Executive Fired For Maps Debacle?

ericdano Scott won't be missed. (487 comments)

Scott has been messing up. The interface designs are getting out of control on iOS and OS X, and hopefully Ive will fix that. Maps and Siri still don't work as advertised (though they are getting better all the time). I don't think Scott will be missed. It makes a LOT of sense to reorganize how they did, though Mansfeld though should have retired......

The other guy, good riddance. His managing of the Apple Stores is questionable to say the least.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Forget the iPad, Surface Is the Tablet People Want

ericdano Re:Track Record (403 comments)

True, but he has a huge track record of saying shit that is not nor will ever be true. I still don't know why he is the CEO...

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Forget the iPad, Surface Is the Tablet People Want

ericdano Track Record (403 comments)

Go back and look at Balmer's track record with his "statements". It's not really good at all.

about 2 years ago
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Why Apple Replaced iOS Maps

ericdano Re:Try using maps; but other options also exist (561 comments)

Exactly. I don't see what the problem is. Where was the outrage when Apple dumped YouTube?

If anything, Google should be the one to blame. Why didn't it have an app ready to replace Maps like it did for YouTube?

Apple's Maps app will work for a lot of people right now, and it will get better. Most all the people I know who have upgraded to iOS 6 and/or have a new iPhone 5 don't care about it not being Google.

about 2 years ago
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Why Apple Replaced iOS Maps

ericdano Works (561 comments)

Honestly, Google Maps wasn't all that great. Sure, the current version of Apple Maps isn't quite as good, but it works just fine. Of course I live in the SF bay area so..

about 2 years ago
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Fragmentation Comes To iOS

ericdano Re:It's pretty clear.... (244 comments)

Submitted indeed is an idiot. They probably said the same thing when the original iPhone was knocked off the supported list for iOS 4. And then when the 3G was knocked off. And now the 3GS.

I owned an original iPhone, and didn't upgrade until the iPhone 4. I sold the old phone for $100. Apple moves forward. I got way more than enough use out of the phone, and it still was in amazing shape. Did it bother me that it couldn't run the new iOS? Sorta, but I understood it was 3 years old and the technology was moving ahead. The screen was way better than the original, and it had GPS, a better camera that could do video. All things that I happily upgraded to.

Now, the 5 is out. I still have my 4. It is in great shape. I probably will sell it for some money and get a 5. If I can get about $100 or more for it, I will happily do that.

It doesn't really matter that Apple chose to limit stuff to the newer products. It would sort of be like complaining about the latest game not working on your 5 year old PC setup that doesn't have the minimum system requirements to run.

about 2 years ago
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Facebook Abstainers Could Be Labeled Suspicious

ericdano Sorry (625 comments)

Sorry, but I have no desire to have my personal information shared on FaceBook, nor do I care about the status updates of 'friends". I was on there, and deleted my account. I see no value in it. If people want to get ahold of me, they can text, email, IM me. If they want to know what I'm up to, they can ask or check out my website for info.

If that labels me as "suspicious" so be it. I have no desire to see Fuckerberg make money from his hodge-podge system.

more than 2 years ago
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What's Next For Superhero Movies?

ericdano Proto Justice League (396 comments)

I think they really missed a chance to turn Smallville TV show into a movie enterprise. They had most of the characters assembled, and could have done a proto justice league type movie.......

I'm not really expecting the Superman movie coming out to do anything. In fact, it could be a huge flop......and I don't see anyone doing a Justice League movie anytime soon either. You really need to do like what they did BEFORE the Avengers. You need to have a movie or two to give the origins of some of the main characters. So, say a superman movie......a flash movie......a green arrow movie.......

Or just spin off Smallville's version of them and put them on the big screen.....it's not like the cast of that show is really doing a lot right now.......

more than 2 years ago
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What's Next For Superhero Movies?

ericdano Re:Female Superheroes (396 comments)

Well, there was a Wonder Woman TV show in the works, with a more "up to date" version of the character. They filmed the pilot, but no one picked it up.......so.....

more than 2 years ago

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How To Figure Out Who Is Behind An Email

ericdano ericdano writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ericdano writes "I have been tasked with figuring out who is behind a rather questionable email sent to a co-worker. This email is not law enforcement material, yet, but the contents make accusations that, if false (and the person says they are false), could damage them and people around them. Using the email headers, I have traced the account to a Rocketmail.com email account (which is Yahoo owned), and it originated from an IP address that come off the Earthlink network in Hayward. Now what? Do I contact Yahoo? Should I try services like EmailFinder.com, EmailSearch.com, or ReverseEmailDetective.com? Any other ideas?"

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