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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

geeper Doubt it will work well (474 comments)

I gave the CC built in WiFi a shot but it's horrible coverage and firmware (features) turned me away. I did a live chat and had them turn the WiFi off and they did it immediately, that way I could just use my own. It comes back on automatically about every 6 months (I'm assuming because of some upgrade) and I just live chat with them and have them turn it off. It has a big bright light when it's on so it's easy to tell. If this happens to me (near Houston), I'll just contact them again.

about 6 months ago
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GM Names and Fires Engineers Involved In Faulty Ignition Switch

geeper Re:No one will ever buy a GM product again (307 comments)

You're right...I'm never going to get a GM...wait, they are announcing next seasons Dancing with the Stars cast, oh goody, it's my favorite... sorry, now...what were we talking about again?

about 6 months ago
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Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

geeper Actual Link (271 comments)

Here is the link to the actual article without going through Fox and Watchdog.

about 8 months ago
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MtGox Finds 200,000 Bitcoins In Old Wallet

geeper Re:Thieves (227 comments)

A defendant can commit the crime of shoplifting without actually leaving the store. All he needs to do is to move the property and exercise control over it in a way that is inconsistent with the shop owner's reasonable expectations as to how shoppers will handle merchandise.

about 9 months ago
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Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

geeper Re:That makes sense (197 comments)

or liposuction reclamation material

Mmmm...it's lunchtime - can I get some fries with that?

about 9 months ago
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Google Blurring Distinction Between Ads and Organic Search Results

geeper Slippery slope (187 comments)

They've been on the slippery slope for a while now. Not exactly evil, but not forthcoming either.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Reports Record Revenue

geeper Re:Wow. (289 comments)

Agreed. I got the pro 2 a few weeks ago and am very happy with it. I use it in meetings mostly but can do anything else (during the meeting) if needed. I can easily see it completely replacing my pc/laptop in the future.

about a year ago
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Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

geeper Re:Old timer Michiganian here! (684 comments)

What's good for the goose is good for the Michigander!

about a year ago
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The Desktop Is Dead, Long Live the Desktop!

geeper Re:make my day... (453 comments)

I agree...developer and gamers. And finance, engineering, graphic design, manufacturing/planning, the list goes on and on.

1 year,15 days
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Convince Management To Hire More IT Staff?

geeper Make it their idea (383 comments)

Like everyone else is saying, you need to justify it in dollars as well as sense in detail. But when you present the case, frame it so that they can take the credit for doing it (yes, I'm serious). You both win.

1 year,15 days
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Project Rescue Expert Todd Williams Talks About Healthcare.gov (Video)

geeper Re:Any consultant worth anything..... (276 comments)

I would touch it with a 10 foot stack of $20 bills. (Thats $559,200)

1 year,27 days
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No, the Earth (almost Certainly) Won't Be Hit By an Asteroid In 2032

geeper What would happen (142 comments)

What would happen if it came really close but didn't hit? Like 2 miles up? What about 500 feet above land? 50 feet?

about a year ago
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Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Approve Work On DRM For HTML 5.1

geeper Re:The Internet will route around it... (307 comments)

SMART People will use browsers and websites that don't use the DRM tech, and "big media" will wonder why 1% of their traffic dropped off... must be the pirates!

And the other 99% will use will go on using whatever is handed to them.

about a year ago
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PS4 Launch Date: November 15th

geeper Re:No thanks (151 comments)

You can set it up to automatically run updates at whatever time of day you want. It will turn on, update (including games) and then power itself back off after a period of inactivity. That is how I set mine and I never wait for updates anymore. That doesn't excuse the other behavior but it may help you with regards to updates.

about a year ago
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Fairy Penguins Send First Email

geeper Other sites (68 comments)

What are some other sites similar to Slashdot that I can use today (and maybe longer)?

about a year and a half ago
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Federal Gun Control Requires IT Overhaul

geeper Gun control debate (436 comments)

Gun control debate in Three...Two...O.......BLAM!

about 2 years ago
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Will Dolby's New Atmos 62.2 Format Redefine Surround Sound?

geeper Re:It'll work (298 comments)

Oh man. The reviews of this cable are great!

more than 2 years ago

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MS Rolls out Bing early

geeper geeper writes  |  more than 5 years ago

geeper (883542) writes "MS rolled out Bing 2 days early today. "If this morning's headlines are any indication, it appears that people want to use the Web to access porn. Several blogs reported that turning off Bing's "safe search" component and searching for "porn" in the video search box turns up thumbnail search results depicting graphic sex acts. But doing a search for "porn" on Google and Yahoo will also produce plenty of Not Safe for Work on-screen content.""

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