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Ask Slashdot: What Review Sites Do You Consult For IT Equipment?

futuresheep None of them (129 comments)

There really aren't any sites that do reviews of Enterprise class hardware. At best you'll find reviews of SMB hardware like what StorageReview does, but that's really about it. The other problem is the reliance on synthetic benchmarks. We've run into a few cases where hardware has performed as expected while doing test runs, but then found bugs and issues when put in a POC lab environment.

about 5 months ago
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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

futuresheep Re:in sue happy america (519 comments)

Read my post above, many places letting your cat roam and be a nuisance can result in fines and eventually having the cat impounded.

about 5 months ago
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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

futuresheep Re:in sue happy america (519 comments)

http://www.extension.umn.edu/yardandgarden/ygbriefs/h238manure-dog-cat.html "Can pet manure be sterilized chemically to make it safe? There are chemical sterilants such as methyl bromide and others that could be used, but the cost and bother is probably not worth the value of the manure. Also, the average homeowner probably is not equipped to handle chemical sterilants. CONCLUSIONS The health hazards associated with cat and dog manure are greater than the potential benefit from its fertilizer value. Cat and dog manure should be disposed of by flushing down the toilet, burying deep in the soil (six inches or more) or by placement in tight plastic bags for garbage collection. "

about 5 months ago
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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

futuresheep Re:in sue happy america (519 comments)

http://downtrend.com/james/washington-town-vigorously-protecting-citizens-from-outdoor-cats/

I live about 25 miles from there, we have the same laws in my town. I'm glad, I'm got tired of cleaning the cat shit out of my garden that was left by my neighbors cat. A call to the city got a letter sent to the neighbor. Kitty stays indoors now and my garden is cat shit free.

Here's some cat laws from MA:

http://www.concordanimals.com/Cat_ByLaws_MA.htm

Leash and free roaming laws around the country:

http://www.petwellbeing.com/blog/leash-laws-for-cats

FWIW, I have a cat. She's perfectly happy to live indoors where she belongs.

about 5 months ago
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Sony Issues Detailed PS4 FAQ Ahead of Launch

futuresheep Re:Halo 2 ended (312 comments)

Honestly I assume that by now it's exceedingly annoying to try to rip those things, and the one I can download from iTunes is pretty much there and good to go in much less time. And spending too much time on it isn't exactly how I want to spend my time these days.

MakeMKV makes it trivial to do a 1:1 rip of your Bluray into an MKV container that has the primary video and audio stream. If you need any conversion after that for tablets etc... Handbrake does the job very well.

http://makemkv.com/ http://handbrake.fr/

Both are really as point can click as it gets.

about 6 months ago
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Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7

futuresheep Re:In other news (663 comments)

Protip: I have at least a dozen $4.00 HDMI cables in my house connecting various things. I have a few inexpensive 25ft cables as well.

I haven't returned a single one due to snow overlaid on top of my digital signal. They all work just fine.

about 7 months ago
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Apple Starts Blocking Unauthorized Lightning Cables With iOS 7

futuresheep Re: In other news (663 comments)

Just by charging them. She has two cables in the house, one connected to her laptop, and one connected to a wall charger in the bedroom. Both pretty much stay in the charging device full time, the only change is when the iphone is plugged in and unplugged. Nothing any more stressful happens to the cables other than your standard plug and unplug like you'd do with a USB cable.

The 30 pin cables were great, the new cables are crap.

about 7 months ago
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U.S. Independence Day is a ...

futuresheep Re:Will Smith (330 comments)

I wish I had a mod point to give you on this. Single funniest interpretation of that moment I've had the pleasure of reading!

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Game Director Adam Orth Resigns Following Xbox Comments

futuresheep Re:Why not? (261 comments)

I know people that live 15 miles from the Microsoft Campus. They have zero access to land based internet, it's Satellite only for them. Not exactly Janesville, WI or Blacksburg, VA.

1 year,6 days
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New Advance In 3D TV Technology

futuresheep Re:where do 3dtv's cost a few grand? (143 comments)

That would also mean buying an LCD TV instead of a plasma. The difference in price for an LCD that has the image quality of a plasma is far greater than the savings from the free glasses.

1 year,28 days
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New Advance In 3D TV Technology

futuresheep Re:where do 3dtv's cost a few grand? (143 comments)

I like the monoprice and panasonic glasses more myself for the exact same reason, but when the kid has a sleepover, I'd much rather hand out the Samsungs. :-)

1 year,28 days
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New Advance In 3D TV Technology

futuresheep Re:where do 3dtv's cost a few grand? (143 comments)

Samsung make glasses that work with the 2012/2013 Panasonic TV's that are $20.00 each. 3rd party glasses can be had for less than $50.00.

1 year,28 days
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Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Due In 2015

futuresheep Maybe we can get the original cuts back (816 comments)

Disney puts out very high quality Bluray releases. Maybe they'll see the monetary value in remastering the original three movies and release a Pre-SE Boxset. As long as Han shoots first I'll buy a it.

about a year and a half ago
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XBMC Developers Criticize AMD's Linux Driver

futuresheep Re:Anything specific? (212 comments)

I completely agree. The one thing that always keeps me from recommending XBMC to my friends that aren't very tech savvy is that the more useful features, like external players, custom menus, or shared databases involve what could be hours of extra work when all they want to do is watch movies. I point them towards boxee.

about 2 years ago
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XBMC Developers Criticize AMD's Linux Driver

futuresheep Re:Anything specific? (212 comments)

I don't know if you've tried this or not, but I have my XBMC front ends setup to use a MySql backend for the database on my file server. It works beautifully, even syncing where I stopped playing something in case I need to move to another room. All the thumbs and fanart are delivered from the file server as well.

about 2 years ago

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