top Jury Finds Apple and Samsung Infringed Each Other's Patents
I do not like these patent suits. I actually have a patent but made nothing on it as I worked for the government at the time.
We patented the device I worked on so someone could not duplicate it and keep us from making it for our own use.
Patents should have never been allow to descend to the level (software nuances ) of these disputes. If Samsung didn't actually
steal the code, then how is it different than amd/intel disputes of the past?
top WSJ Reports AT&T May Be Eying a $40B DirecTV Acquisition
Direct TV owns plenty of spectrum. That's probably what ATT wants and probably would preclude the FCC
granting such an action.
top Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
There is no way the gov. authorities could have prevented the problem. Business and schools let out early and created a huge traffic problem and temperatures dropped well into the 20's (F). All most all roads despite traffic became iced over. The city and state did not possess enough sand, salt to cover the affected areas besides by this time there were abandoned cars and trucks. It took my daughter 7 hours to go about 10 miles from work to home mostly due to blocked streets and jammed up traffic.
top Linksys Resurrects WRT54G In a New Router
Nice specifications. Hard to justify when you can buy a really nice router from Mikrotic for under $100 though.
Hopefully the price will drop eventually and it will be competitive.
top Ask Slashdot: Best Open Source Project For a Router/Wi-Fi Access Point?
I have tried what you suggest using both Ubuntu and Debian. I used one of the AR5212/AR5213 HP pci cards however if your laptop
will work in the master mode you should be able to use it. I also have a Mikrotik router as someone else suggested. The
hostapd solution is not as good as the Mikrotik even though I both are running high power. In my case it is probably the antenna placement.
There are plenty of hostapd howto's on the net.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg Mode:Master Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
top Ask Slashdot: New To Linux; Which Distro?
I would recommend Debian and Gnome. Ubuntu has too many bells and whistles and it can be funky to
setup using bleeding edge kernels and drivers.
Another alternative is Centos 6.2. It's essentially Red Hat. The desktop is quite nice. I expect you would
learn more with Debian though.
top NASCAR Tries To Squelch Video of Spectators Injured By Crash
Nascar should not have tried to suppress the video. If you look at their new website, it is obvious they don't
know much about electronic media. The website is awful. Maybe the art of web design is lost?
Surely they could have done better.
about a year and a half ago
top Ask Slashdot: Best Flash-Friendly Router To Replace Aging WRT54GS?
I have struggled with the same. I have put dd-wrt on a couple of clones and ending up bricking them with updates or modifications.
I have two suggestions. Mikrotik has just come out with a high power ap / router for under $100 bucks. Their routeros is linux
based and the new ap/router has a usb port also.
I have had good luck running hostapd on a linux server. I presently use one of the high power (EPI-3601S) available from Amazon or Newegg and the
latest version of Ubuntu server edition. Works great however, this card doesn't have wireless N.
top RadioShack Trying To Return To Its DIY Roots
Radio Shack never was a real good parts store. Olson Electronics was better. There were some local
parts stores that were much better (Delta Electronics). Most all of them have vanished.
Radio Shack did have a big store that was great (can't remember the name) but it was similar to Allied Radio. We had a local store
here in the Atlanta Area. They sold everything from cases to test equipment. Like most of their other
trial balloons (Incredible Universe, etc), they went bust.
I will go to RS for small parts (led's etc) as it is the only local venue left. We are lucky here in Atlanta to have Fry's.
They have most anything that RS would stock and much more of it.
top Corporate Mac Sales Surge 66%
I wonder if these are laptops? The recent changes to the imac (hard drive replacement - requires Apple part and special cable) would
make the imac very expensive to use in a business.
top New Alureon Rootkit Takes Malware To New Level
The last time I had a windows virus it was Alureon. Every time I clean the drive, it was fine until I reinstalled MSRT. Then it
appeared. Finally, I replaced the drive and installed Nortons and have not had another problem. I found only one tool that would
actually remove it and it was free from Kaspersky Labs (TDSSKiller).
top Apple Sues Samsung Over Galaxy Phones and Tablets
I still expect them to sue God over the name Apple.
top Vatican Warns That Internet Promotes Satanism
Sounds like a good way to make some money!
top The 30th Anniversary of Osborne Computer
I always wanted one too. I never actually had an Osborne however, I finally got a taste of CPM..I see why it died now!
top Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google
Beck is out there for one thing. Money. That's what it's all about. He will say anything to get press and attention so he can sell his books and book his events. He is repulsive.
top Why Debian Matters More Than Ever
I have Squeeze running on a desktop and my home server. It is excellent. I have a Ubuntu desktop also. I really see no major difference except with Debian you don't have to update every two days to keep current.
The long release cycle is excellent for servers. The new version has the latest bind, php 5.3, etc. Seems really current to me. It also plays Sirus player, compiz, software-center, just like debian. 2.6.27 compiled fine and runs like a top.
top Spinach Could Be Used For Hydrogen Fuel
I have had Sprint for a number of years. I have one android phone on my account and my only criticism is the battery life. I expect this dual screen phone will have horrible battery life.
I think Sprint really missed the mark on this one. I think most Sprint users were hoping for the iphone4 since Verizon does not have an exclusive contract on that device. Maybe Sprint is not in a position financially to introduce the Iphone.
The big intro of the Kyocera may generate enough outcry to bring some new hardware to Sprint. Hopefully the Iphone and/or some of the Motorola Droids.
top Debian 6.0 Released In GNU/Linux, FreeBSD Flavors
I have been using Squeeze for a while now. It's a great package. I was just reading the debian/freebsd wiki. Interesting idea. I may try that in one of my kvm machines. Personally, I love Debian's long stable cycle. The current version is very up-to-date with the latest php (php-fpm via dotdeb), etc.
I did compile a 2.6.37 vanilla kernel and that works just fine however, I am using the standard kernel as I could really see no difference on my server.
top Fedora 15 Changes Network Device Naming Scheme
I have never had much of a problem with multiple eth devices. Sometimes udev gets mixed up and changes the order. You can manually correct this in the udev.d rules. I suppose if you were trying to deploy large numbers of machines this could become problematic. If you knew it was all the same hardware seems you could just code the udev network rules so they would not be modified.
top Fun To Be Had With a 10-Foot Satellite Dish?
Google for c band satellite tv. You will find several sources of equipment and programming. I am not sure if there is free
programming. There probably is. Commercial users (cable companies and networks) us this band.
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