Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'
Android is quite good actually - install Firefox, there are AdBlock and NoScript add-ons for it. Not sure about DoNotTrackMe as I haven't looked for it.
Well, now try to install Firefox on iOS :)
Comcast To Expand Public WiFi Using Home Internet Connections
You connect second router (or access point) to one of LAN ports and switch on wifi power saving on the BT hub. You have access to free access points and you do not share yours. Which doesn't matter all that much as those BT WiFI and OpenZone hotspots are slow and suck donkey's balls. 3G is faster than most of them and with better coverage.
Uses for a home server?
Since server is always on, use it for media centre. Put cheap video card - Nvidia G210 is more than enough and supports VDPAU. Then connect it to TV directly using HDMI or if not available (walls, server conveniently hidden, too far away, etc), use HDMI over CAT5/6 extender. Add wireless keyboard and you're set. For added fun, put MediaTomb on it, if you have some DLNA clients on the network.
AMD Undercuts Intel With Six-Core Phenom IIs
Logmein.com is the simplest I found. Web-based and free. Try it. There are other options but this one looks easiest for non-IT inclined person.
ARM-Based Servers Coming In 2011
I feel little sorry for MSFT. Just a little...
HDTV Has Ruined the LCD Market
I also find it annoying. If you add that thick bar in Win 7, and then Ribbon from Office and some assorted stuff like window borders and status bar, there is suddenly no space to do any work. That is so ridiculously silly. I cannot call it progress, rather walking backwards.
Then there is netbooks' 1024x600. Thanks to MSFT for mandating max specifications for netbooks.
Millions Continue To Click On Spam
Damn that should be a new RickRoll ;)
Multicore Requires OS Rework, Windows Expert Says
>>What we need is a "you don't want to use C: right now, trust me" signal. Ever tried to use Firefox while copying something big? Why does it take ages to display a webpage when it does not need to use the disk?
It only works like that on Windows. I think it's mostly about bad system design. I have no such issues on my Linux machine, but lots on my wife's Windows one. Both are the same Thinkpad laptops, so fault can only be on OS side.
New Chip Offers Virtual Windows Desktops, On TVs
Half this on eBay ;)
Ars Technica Inveighs Against Ad Blocking
That's the reason I'd like to have option in Adblock to load ads but do not show them on the page for whitelisted sites. This way everybody wins.
Sadly nobody cares...
Virgin Promises 100Mbps Connections To UK Homes
I've seen. Be Internet in London, around Stockwell. My uptime was the same as my Linux server - both shutdown when I forgot to top up electricity after 9 months...
Yes, it can happen, but most companies don't give a damn about that as most customers don't have a clue.
Murdoch Says E-Book Prices Will Kill Paper Books
It's nice to be ripped off ;)
I always thought that Cisco should almost give you those books for free, to make more CCNAs so it would be a no-brainer for companies which hardware to buy as finding support would be easier. But in the real world...
Anyway, all technical books are like that. MCSE from MSFT is 40 quid each.
Students Failing Because of Poor Grammar
You know what is the most terrifying?
I'm a foreigner in England and found that I know grammar and spelling better than most of my English friends. We're talking about people who passed through basic education system here, and at least half of them also through higher studies.
If you ask them about grammar, apostrophe rules or spelling they will just say they never studied this. Nobody ever though them this. Then you wonder why all this is in total shambles.
Problem is that all kids are prepared to pass those stupid tests and outside them they know jack shit. There are exceptions, but general population is similar to Idiocracy one.
Acer Launching Dual Android/Windows 7 Netbook
Wouldn't be better to offer fast booting Linux (Moblin?) and dual boot with Win? Then users can access nice and quick Linux environment or wait for Win if they "really" need Office.
Android is good for phones, but that's how far it goes...
The Most Useless Key On My Keyboard Is...
"I really wish more applications supported this. It's very handy when used properly."
And even more entertaining if pressed accidentally...
Shuttleworth Suggests 1-Way Valve For User Experience Testing
He knows what he's talking about. We don't need more RMS but more people like Shuttleworth. Pragmatically minded, not focused only on ideals. If somebody wants follow only ideas I suggest Green Peace or monastery.
In 100 Years, Health Care Won't Be An Issue Because ...
Funny, I had a chance. Better still, that was in terribly underfunded eastern Europe where I'm from. I also know quite a bit about Sweden and Germany. NHS is terrible and extremely inefficient. Ineptitude of doctors is unbelievable. I personally go to clinics staffed by eastern europeans (as I speak the language). I pay half what British private charge, have a top notch service and have fun listening to stories how they needed to patch people after NHS. Especially dentists.
Btw, I actually gave quite a few examples which are not from press (I try to avoid tabloids of any kind, including The Times since Murdoch) and don't watch TV, except BBC News. Those are things I heard from people who actually work in healthcare.
NHS is the last example of socialised healthcare that should be quoted in any comparisons.
In 100 Years, Health Care Won't Be An Issue Because ...
I also live in UK. Healthcare here is seriously fucked-up because of ineptitude of government. They were increasing wages of doctors to absurd levels while not providing better services. So doctors got used to. How absurd? GPs (first contact doctors) don't work on weekends. Average pay of GP is 100k, where average pay in UK is 24k. They are paid for number of patients they see, but at the same time they have a quota how many they can refer to hospitals. Hospitals are managed by managers who know jack-shit about doctors work. Standards are not enforced properly, therefore hospitals are dirty. Enough of rambling...
Yes, universal healthcare is a good thing, but as long as it's done properly. Most of the Europe is quite alright, with big problems mostly in Eastern part as lots of doctors left to work in the West because of lack of cash. Also to private practices.
What is happening in US is even worse than universal "commie" service. Costs are enormous (3x what it costs here) because of lack of proper competition and/or oversight.
BBC Wants DRM On HD Broadcasts
Since about 30s when they started broadcasting radio advertisements... Always Coca-Cola!
Feds Ask IT Execs To Throw Away Cellphones After Visiting China
And how much breadcrumbs in keyboard do? So do they also suggest to hoover the keyboard before?
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