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Do Comments On Web Pages Ruin Science?

herojig Why is this an issue? It's not... (281 comments)

I grew up reading Popular Science and felt no need then to comment on any of the articles then, and feel no need to do so now. Our obsession with commenting is just crazy, and here I am commenting on commenting, on a site made for doing one thing: commenting. What happened to the world?

about a year ago
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Hands-On With Windows 8.1 Preview

herojig The new start menu was enough for me to flush... (505 comments)

The new start menu was enough for me to flush Classic Shell, and be "trained" into the new way, the metro way. All it means is that you are now farther away from a bigger start menu, if you just boot straight to the desktop, as you do. I run it on an iMac with dual monitors, and it's blazing fast as a VMWare image. The only thing is that some frameworks are not supported yet, so apps like Mindjet 2012 won't install. Besides that, a nice update. love it.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Work On Projects While Traveling?

herojig happy trails... (273 comments)

just to add to all of the above: surge protected power strip, and no worries. all the talk about theft is just that. protect yourself and your stuff. been on the road for 13 years now, and no problems but blown apple power adapters (sensitive to voltage surges in places with 240 and poor wiring). but even in someplace like Nepal, you can get parts. happy trails...

about a year and a half ago
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Bill Gates: iPad Users Are Frustrated They Can't Type Or Create Documents

herojig Re:And... (618 comments)

A manufacture did! The S4 that's docked in my living room is the desktop for that area.

about a year and a half ago
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Bill Gates: iPad Users Are Frustrated They Can't Type Or Create Documents

herojig Re:And... (618 comments)

My Galaxy S4 replaced a desktop, and when not used that way I can put it my bag. Come on Bill, there's an elephant in the room!

about a year and a half ago
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iTunes: Still Slowing Down Windows PCs After All These Years

herojig One word... (519 comments)

Syncmate.

about a year and a half ago
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Internet-Deprived Kids Turning To 'McLibraries'

herojig Welcome to the Evidence-based world (331 comments)

Ten years ago I was overnighting in a Starbucks parking lot to send my work in. I was one of many living in vehicles and roaming the US, doing a bit of work here or there. Most of the venues mentioned here were our links to the internet - to our bread and butter. But that's nothing new around the globe, most of the under-developing part of the world has been going to community wifi centers for a long time. I'm in Nepal now, and there is a cybercenter on almost every block within the Kathmandu valley (mostly filled with students). But the sad thing is this: America has not progressed to this point: where even the poor can afford an internet connection in the home, and can certainly find an affordable cyber center within walking distance.

about 2 years ago
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With 128GB, iPad Hits Surface Pro, Ultrabook Territory

herojig Re:Real Question (501 comments)

Exactly - in fact, I am typing this on my Galaxy Note II docked to a BT keyboard and mouse + a cheap HD monitor - love it, and with all costing less than a new 128gb iPad. Great for email and reading /.

about 2 years ago
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The Android Lag Fix That Really Wasn't

herojig no lag on Galaxy Note 2 (226 comments)

Have not seen this problem, but I have a problem with external mouse not scrolling. It's a registered bug in the database, closed, with a patch - but I have no idea what that means or when/if Samsung will roll that out - ha!

about 2 years ago
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Chinese Smartphone Invasion Begins

herojig Re: Phablet (181 comments)

I'm using my Galaxy Note 2 as a desktop computer in the den, and if there were a cheaper chinese version with like specs, I'd put one in every room that has a HDMI monitor sitting idly by - but what I gather from this experiment is that Apple needs to build in telephony to all its computers, or I'm going to replace my MBs and Airs with cheaper phones, and use android devices for everything but 'real' work.

about 2 years ago
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Dell Gives Android the Boot, Boots Up More Windows 8

herojig Re:good luck with that (408 comments)

near 0 proof: my wife, an employee, did not even know she was using windows 8 after they rolled it out.

about 2 years ago
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Dell Gives Android the Boot, Boots Up More Windows 8

herojig Re:good luck with that (408 comments)

The World Bank has already rolled out Win8 to enterprise machines, via Dell hardware, and the machines boot into the desktop. So learning curve is near 0. Based on that, I doubt much trouble in the enterprise over this.

about 2 years ago
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Scientific American's Fred Guterl Explores the Threats Posed By Technology

herojig Can't Fred Guterl do better than that? (93 comments)

Disease, weather, and lack of energy have plagued humanity since we all crawled from the slime, or peeked from the cave, or evolved however we did. I think we can deal with it.

about 2 years ago
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Your Next TV Interface Will Be a Tablet

herojig Re:Buttons required (210 comments)

Hardly channel surf at all these days, the content in "channels" rots. But for gaming, see the new Wii U interface; it's a tablet.

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone 4S's Siri Is a Bandwidth Guzzler

herojig Re:Well, duh. (290 comments)

agreed, in fact perhaps this is mentioned: iPhone 4s DOES NOT = siri. my phone consumes more data now because of iCloud pumping larger photos and videos which I could never do with my old 3g.

more than 2 years ago
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IT Managers Are Aloof Says Psychologist and Your Co-Workers

herojig As a retired IT manager of 25 years... albeit (378 comments)

As a retired IT manager of 25 years... albeit I was a dino even a decade ago, I don't agree with this assessment. 1) I was never aloof, always super friendly to all, and made my mark by being open with non-IT folks, going the entire 9 yards to explain and communicate - YET- 2) I don't think I was all that successful. I am not sure non-IT folks ever understood (or could) no matter what the effort, and 3) this gained me no respect within the IT community, which would have rather had me keep my mouth shut and spend my time helping them get ahead instead. It was a rough situation.

more than 2 years ago
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Inside a Last-Ditch Effort To Save the Space Shuttle

herojig Wait a minute... (134 comments)

All of this talk of the space shuttle being dead is pretty silly considering there is a space shuttle (unmanned) orbiting the globe spying on everyone and their brother, and run by the US Gov't. And who is paying for that? That's right, US taxpayers.

about 3 years ago
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NFL: National Football Luddites?

herojig Re:It doesn't make the game better (257 comments)

This is so true, take last week's GB vs. Oakland: where there was a challenge - but the instant reply gizmo was broken - so the ruling on the field had to stand, even though it was clear from the audience camera that the ruling was wrong. Something has been lost, re: officiating in the electronics age, and adding more gadgets to the mix will only make it worse...

about 3 years ago

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