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AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

fluor2 Re:We really need (533 comments)

I agree. the US is very monopolistic. The only difference between Europe and USA is that we at least voted for our politics. You can't vote for economic forces like this. Hell, I hear they still use fax and checks in the US, and where paying by card still takes several seconds.

about 5 months ago

1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

fluor2 Jottacloud has unlimited data for $6/month. (335 comments)

I posted this on the other 20TB backup article, however I see I got downrated. But I feel this is in it's right place at this article too :)


about 10 months ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

fluor2 Jottacloud has unlimited storage 6$. And it works. (983 comments)

Being a Jottacloud customer for a long time, I really like their backup. Unlimited storage is 6$ per month. You can specify when to back up, and you can exclude subfolders from sync, and you can limit the bandwidth used.

I guess it's not very well known in the US, but it's been for several years in Europe. All servers are located in Norway.

Unlimited is limited to one computer.

Jottacloud.com: Jottacloud.

(I am in no way affiliated to jottacloud)

about 10 months ago

Sony & Panasonic Next-Gen Optical Discs Moving Forward

fluor2 Will it support iPhone? (250 comments)

I sure hope so. Or at least the iPad.

about 10 months ago

SourceForge Appeals To Readers For Help Nixing Bad Ad Actors

fluor2 Too late, Adforge (198 comments)

You ate too much of your own cake.
The migration to other services has begun.
You might never recover from this.
May it be a lesson for all other "free" services trying to make hasty profit.

about a year ago

Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

fluor2 Camera that starts when you react to a shock (320 comments)

I would really like a camera that starts recording when I experience something shocking or similar. I guess it's a way to detect if we go into some kind of temporary shock.

about a year and a half ago

Google Glass: What's With All the Hate?

fluor2 My Privacy for a pair of Glass! (775 comments)

My Privacy! My Privacy! My Privacy for a pair of Google Glass!

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Unveils Xbox One

fluor2 Re:one (782 comments)

as in one tool to rule them all?

about a year and a half ago

Windows Blue Is Officially Windows 8.1, Free For Existing Users

fluor2 The start menu is STILL not back (491 comments)

If you thought that something is new:
The Start button will just launch the Win8-start screen, a screen full of annoyance.

about a year and a half ago

Flying Car Crashes In British Columbia

fluor2 So many have tried. And failed.. (91 comments)

People have tried for so many years now, and I think we are seeing a trend here now. It's almost impossible to create a flying car that hoovers stable with the technology available today, tomorrow and I predict the same for the next 30 years. And even if they get them stable, the cars will be so dangerous concerning in-air malfunction that they would require a complete double set of engines and fuel and at least two pilots.

You do the math.

So many have tried. So many companies has invested and lost their money. Still people seem to think that this will come and they think of how much they could earn in patents etc if they are able to materialize a stable solution.

about a year and a half ago

Hand-held "Sound Camera" Shows You the Source of Noises

fluor2 Re:Now we just need one that shows... (114 comments)

Agree! Unfortunately smell is gas that may be hard to track down as it floats depending upon a lot of factors like wind etc. :-)

about a year and a half ago

Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

fluor2 Re:I spy with my Google eye... (420 comments)

How about government regulations on the use of Google Glass by civilians?

I agree on this one. It's okay to film with a camera on your head but not on a radio-controlled plane?

about 2 years ago

Should We Be Afraid of Google Glass?

fluor2 Re:I don't get it. (307 comments)

well it's because it's very easy to see when a smartphone starts recording. google glass can record everything without ANYBODY noticing. If there is some kind of indicator-light for recording, I'm sure it's not much hazzle to disable by either destroying it or patch it.

about 2 years ago

Should We Be Afraid of Google Glass?

fluor2 I don't like them (307 comments)

It's clearly surveillance without warning. In my country, you may only use surveillance cameras in areas clearly marked with CCTV-warnings. The same should count for Google Glass as well.

about 2 years ago

Google Declares War On the Password

fluor2 All your sites (480 comments)

Are belong to us

about 2 years ago

What Did Google Earth Spot In the Chinese Desert?

fluor2 Re:Tall 'U' Shaped Structure? (257 comments)

I think it's great we are living in a world where you can ask questions. Because, without questions - we would just have answers. And a question without an answer is just a statement.

about 2 years ago

French ISP Blocking Web Ads By Default

fluor2 Will the IP range be banned? (317 comments)

Not that I support it, but it shouldn't be much problems to stop delivering to the IP range from this ISP for french newspapers. It's really a short-lived story for the customers of this ISP.

about 2 years ago

Campaign To Remove Paper From Offices

fluor2 Kindle-like screens (285 comments)

We're still missing Kindle-like screens that can display text without beaming your eyes with light.

about 2 years ago

Cisco To Buy Meraki For $1.2 Billion

fluor2 The worst thing that could happen (59 comments)

Meraki is all about what I expected Networking to be in the future. Now Cisco buys it.

I fear Cisco saw the increasing amount of customers asking why they don't do like Meraki. Hell, their battle cards even did not list anything negative about Meraki except that Meraki only had about one hundre employees.

Well, now Cisco will probably freeze the features and start moving in their own technology as new features, where you have to buy large complex and expensive licenses for getting it all.

Meraki was really starting to taking off, and Cisco got rid of a future competitor for lousy billion.

more than 2 years ago



Installing top 10 download.com-apps render your computer almost useless

fluor2 fluor2 writes  |  about two weeks ago

fluor2 (242824) writes "For the purpose of this experiment, we’re going to just click through all regular installation screens with the default options using a fresh virtual machine. And we’re going to install ten applications from the most popular downloads list. And we’re going to assume the persona of a regular non-geek user." Read the full article.

Is crapware completely destroying the user experience for a non-geek user?"

XBMC 12.0 "Frodo" released, PVR-support, HD Audio and more

fluor2 fluor2 writes  |  about 2 years ago

fluor2 (242824) writes "Team XBMC have released XBMC 12 “Frodo”. Features for XBMC 12 include: HD audio support (including DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD) via the new XBMC AudioEngine (OSX/iOS not yet available), Live TV and PVR support, h.264 10bit (aka Hi10P), 64bit support in OSX to match the 64bit support in Linux, Improved image support, Support for the Raspberry PI, Initial support for the Android platform, Improved AirPlay support across all platform, Improved controller support in Windows and Linux, Advanced Filtering in the library, Video library tags to complement movie sets, Advanced UPnP sharing and more!"
Link to Original Source

VMware vSphere5 changes licensing, customers upset

fluor2 fluor2 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

fluor2 (242824) writes "vSphere 5.0 is announced to be released in Q3 2011. vSphere introduces a new licensing model that is no longer bound to just the number of CPUs your hosts have. You now have to pay up for the for the amount of RAM as well. This change is, of course, very unwelcome in a currently 17 page long forum thread at vmware communities, showing consultants and resellers that are shocked upon this change."
Link to Original Source

Do your company provide private home-folders?

fluor2 fluor2 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

fluor2 (242824) writes "Most companies provide a home dir which is pretty much private for the user. Here, the user can store documents only intended for private storage. E.g. internal job applications, personal letters to the boss and other similar data. The boss tells us, the IT department, to get rid of the home directory for our users.

Arguments are that we do no longer want to store any "private data", thus we can open up most of the data at all levels in our company. Private data should be stored on the local disk (a separate C:\Private or similar), or on private USB equipment or similar. In conclusion: out of sight from the company. I personally fear that people will bring private equipment into work and thus increase the chances of 3rd party driver crashes and similar. And I do not want people to spend time on backing up private data. After all, it's only a few gigs at average per user.

What is Your company's policy on home-folders?"

Microsoft starts banning Xbox 360 pirates?

fluor2 fluor2 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

fluor2 (242824) writes "Microsoft seem to suddenly start banning Xbox 360 consoles for playing on their Xbox Live service. A lot of frustrated owners on various forums. I guess it's obvious that Microsoft somehow detected them playing pirated games, but time will show why people are currently getting banned. Microsoft have not posted any news of this yet."

Is Garbage Collection killing computer performance

fluor2 fluor2 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

fluor2 (242824) writes ""I've become increasingly frustrated with the speed of computers lately, or rather, lack thereof. After thinking about it, I came up with three reasons why I think computers have gotten slow." — VirtualDub programmer, Avery Lee.

"Let's be honest: garbage collection is here to stay. It's quite powerful for certain data structures, most notably string heaps, and it has undeniable benefits in other areas such as sandboxed execution environments and concurrent programming. What I think aggrevates the problems, though, are languages and programming environments that you insist on putting everything in the GC heap."

Read his interesting blog post, which I think really missed a focus from both slashdot and other computer sites."


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