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Subdermal Magnets Allow You To Wear an IPod Like a Watch

jijacob Re:Doing this is not smart (228 comments)

I realized I was incorrect after I submitted. The summary was misleading.

more than 2 years ago
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Subdermal Magnets Allow You To Wear an IPod Like a Watch

jijacob Doing this is not smart (228 comments)

Obviously this guy won't see this comment, but it is not recommended that you leave anything of weight (especially other magnets) attached to subdermal magnets embedded under the skin. It prevents blood flow to the skin being pinched between the magnets, which can kill the skin and cause the body to reject the magnets or create a nasty infection. Similar to that buckyballs incident where a girl swallowed a couple and it really screwed her intestines up.

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast Not Counting Their Video Service Against Bandwidth Cap

jijacob Internal Network, eh? (284 comments)

So if I set up a couple friends with ftp servers within comcast's network, and use over 250GB between them, I won't get charged?

more than 2 years ago
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Pixel Qi Screens are for Laptops and Tablets, Not Just OLPC (Video)

jijacob Re:What am I missing? (82 comments)

And they are "color". Hardly the saturation we are used to, and really only good if the other alternative is black and white.

more than 2 years ago
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Aging Consoles Find New Life As Video Streamers

jijacob Re:Power (255 comments)

WDTV Live really impressed me a couple years ago first time I saw it. If you want something that works as well as WDTV but also want library scraping, XBMC on any new tiny-formfactor atom/ion computer should do it for about 30w. A heck of a lot less than xbox/ps3 + transcoding computer. I use XBMC daily, though I have a NAS that holds the media, which consumes another 24w or so. *Still* less than my xbox at idle.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Do Companies Backup So Infrequently?

jijacob Re:To Tape... (403 comments)

Are you joking? A 32gb flash drive is the same price as a 3TB tape these days. Not to mention flash drives are easily one of the WORST ways to back data up.

more than 2 years ago
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How Windows Gets Infected With Malware

jijacob Re:70% on fully updated installs. (373 comments)

The catch here is that *you* set the laptops up. Had you given the wives an Ubuntu CD and left them to their own methods, odds are they wouldn't be so happy.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Gigabit 802.11N Home Router?

jijacob Re:Asus RT-N16 (398 comments)

Incl. WAN?

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Gigabit 802.11N Home Router?

jijacob Re:Asus RT-N16 (398 comments)

I have the RT-N16 also and am pretty sure it is just 10/100. You are going to have a difficult time finding a consumer router that has the processing power needed to perform Layer 3 switching anywhere above 100mbit/sec. I just had to retire my WRT54G and upgrade to this because it was maxing out at about 15mbit/sec to the WAN.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Connect Scheme For a 2-ISP Household?

jijacob Re:Untangle (206 comments)

In order to get multiple wan balancing/failover you end up having to pay a subscription fee. No thanks.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Chrome To Have Real-Time Communications

jijacob Re:Sounds cool (121 comments)

The Kinect doesn't.

more than 3 years ago
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Music Pirates Won't Rush To iCloud For Forgiveness

jijacob We are not the target demographic (391 comments)

256kbps aac is definitely higher quality than most people would ever need, and professionally ripped audio tracks are probably better quality than what most of the target demographic for this feature will have. Apple is not aiming at the few on private trackers that download flac of V0 MP3s.

more than 3 years ago
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Asus To Ship Ubuntu 10.10 On Three Eee PC Netbooks

jijacob Great if you don't want to pay the tax. (142 comments)

Even if you don't run Ubuntu, it will be nice to get the same hardware for less money. It drives me crazy when I try to buy a laptop, and there is no option to purchase it sans OS. This way even if your favorite flavor is not Ubuntu, at least you won't be paying for an OS you don't plan on using.

more than 3 years ago
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Skype Crashes and Burns In Worldwide Outage

jijacob Whoops (347 comments)

I feel sorry for the people that rely on Skype for all of their calling needs. At least they can pretty easily use Google Voice until Skype comes back up.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Adds Tablet UI Elements To Chrome OS Betas

jijacob Re:The real question (50 comments)

I know this was a joke, but posting this from a CR-48 ChromeOS notebook, I can verify that you can, indeed, left and right click on the links.

more than 3 years ago
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Nintendo 3DS Battery Is Quick To Die and Slow To Charge

jijacob Not bad for first in its class (183 comments)

To be honest, that seems like a reasonable life considering what it is doing. For those that feel it is a deal-breaker, I'm sure there are options to extend the battery.

more than 3 years ago
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White House Wants New Copyright Law Crackdown

jijacob How is streaming different? (652 comments)

Just because the particular file only exists on your computer for the use of watching a single time (in a buffer) and then being deleted doesn't mean you haven't committed copyright infringement. Any prosecution with a half-decent argument will get that out in the open with an expert witness first thing.

more than 3 years ago
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DHS Eyes Covert Body Scans

jijacob Re:I think this is a good thing (386 comments)

So who says someone couldn't just walk up to the giant gatherings *outside* a stadium and blow those people up? Or release a highly poisonous chemical into the water system for the stadium? I doubt such a system would actually do much to increase security. I know they haven't done much for the air-based transport in the US.

more than 3 years ago
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High Severity BIND Vulnerability Advisory Issued

jijacob Re:Many companies avoid using networked nameserver (144 comments)

Hosts.txt isn't a well-known thing? I would categorize it as more of a known-but-inefficient thing, since you can typically do redirection and other stuff hosts.txt does at the firewall level, negating the need for some complex P2P setup.

more than 3 years ago

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