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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

hodet Re:What about (234 comments)

Website?

about a week ago
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How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

hodet Re:Yeah, students will use bandwidth (285 comments)

Who modded this troll? The Ipad is a consumption device. The last thing kids need in an educational environment. Horrible.

about a week ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

hodet Re:Makes sense (152 comments)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jo...

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"But what that analysis also told me was that 61 percent of people who earn $250,000 or more aren’t buying luxury brands at all. They’re buying the same Toyotas, Hondas and Fords as the rest of us. So what cars are preferred by the rich?"

about two weeks ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

hodet Re:Makes sense (152 comments)

Laptops are commodity items. Jaguars are popular with rich people. Some rich people drive crappy old Honda Civics. What's your point again?

about two weeks ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

hodet Re:Makes sense (152 comments)

Let me rephrase. There are some highly technical people in the bitcoin community. There are some not so technical people as well. There are many technical people not involved in bitcoin. It's a big world man.

about two weeks ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

hodet Makes sense (152 comments)

The bitcoin community is highly technical. They will probably sell a lot of systems making it available as an option. They will convert their bitcoin to cash instantly minimizing currency risk.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

hodet Re:Automation is killing jobs faster than ever (435 comments)

I know this is meant as a joke but this is exactly the type of shit that is going to happen. It will be the equivalent of Anonymous Coward for cars.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Unattended Maintenance Windows?

hodet Re: Murphy says no. (265 comments)

you've just described my life. amen brother.

about two weeks ago
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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

hodet Re:Desktop Repos? (125 comments)

The Enterprise would disagree! Where the latest libtorrent library does not matter.

about three weeks ago
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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

hodet Re:Fedora can be annoying.. (125 comments)

I have found everything I need in Xubuntu. Unity? Meh, tried it on a live CD once, didn't like it. Xubuntu has finally given me a Linux desktop I can live with. The upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 was painless as well. I think if people switched to X or Lubuntu the complaining about Ubuntu in general would cease.

about three weeks ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

hodet Re:Why I don't have a Facebook account (130 comments)

"It's also quite useful when applying for jobs, because nothing says "social outcast" like not having a Facebook account."

...and you know this how A.C.? Because it sounds like total BS to me.

about a month ago
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Tom's Hardware: Microsoft Smartband Coming In October With 11 Sensors

hodet Re:A solution without a need (70 comments)

I agree but I have a feeling Apple will generate mass want. Why? I have no idea. I can't think of anything I would want less than a watch. But that just confirms to me that this thing might fly.

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

hodet Re: In other news (358 comments)

Then we should ban all conversation inside the vehicle period. Sounds like a nanny state utopia to me.

about a month ago
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US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

hodet Re:If Feds sized BCs, spend from backup? (232 comments)

The FBI swiped tens of thousands of them in 324 Bitcoin transactions last time. 324 spells FBI on a telephone keypad. Who knew the feds can have a sense of humor.

about a month and a half ago
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US To Auction 29,656 Bitcoins Seized From Silk Road

hodet Re:Initial Offer (232 comments)

maybe he can use his bitcoin to buy you a sense of humor.

about a month and a half ago

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Joining the Canadian Arctic with the world through

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hodet (620484) writes ""Toronto businessman Doug Cunningham hopes to lay 15,000 km of fibre optic cable from the eastern Arctic all the way to Asia, connecting remote areas of Canada's north to the rest of the world with high speed, modern telecommunications.""
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Microsoft's server boss talks Azure and more (Q&am

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 2 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Interview with Bob Muglia on Windows Azure

From TFA:
After two years of building Windows Azure, Server and Tools President Bob Muglia said yesterday that the cloud operating system is ready for business customers of all sizes to give it a try. At its annual Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft announced several new Azure features including the ability to move existing applications and virtual machines into Microsoft's hosted service.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20021119-56.html#ixzz13ksHQSMa"

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Quantum computing may lead to a quantum Canadian l

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "From the TFA: .."D-Wave is pioneering a new high-performance computer that uses the laws of quantum mechanics. In theory, one can dramatically reduce the time and memory requirements for computation by harnessing and leveraging the mysterious properties around quantum physics.""
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Ottawa killed cellphone cost calculator

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "The Canadian Government has killed what could have been a very helpful application for Canadian consumers amidst some lobbying by the the Telcos.

From TFA....

"After spending tens of thousands of dollars creating and testing an online calculator designed to help consumers select their ideal wireless plan, Industry Minister Tony Clement killed the project weeks before it was scheduled to launch. Government records suggest intense lobbying this spring by Canada's wireless companies, who feared the service would promote lower-cost plans, played a key role in the decision.""

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Police find dope farm using Google Earth

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Swiss police use Google Earth to find marijuana growing in a farmer's corn field. I have heard of dope being grown this way before and that many farmers don't even know what's happening. Those who do, know to just keep their mouth shut about it. The stuff gets harvested at night without their knowledge."
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The Great Leader peddles limited capitalism

hodet hodet writes  |  more than 6 years ago

hodet (620484) writes "Interesting article on the North Korean attempt to dip its toe into capitalism. They figure they can do it without giving anyone access to the Internet or the use of cell phones. Just makes me so grateful to live in the free world."
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