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Google+ To End Real Names Policy

jumpingfred Re:I'm a fake and proud of it (235 comments)

If you got an invite at the beginning of gmail you never needed to provide a phone number.

more than 2 years ago

Cisco's Tablet Act Like a Desktop

jumpingfred Re:IT Doesn't Like Sally (120 comments)

The CEO and probably the CTO want to play angry birds on their iPad.

more than 3 years ago

Mint It Yourself With a Browser-Based Bitcoin Miner

jumpingfred what can you get with bit coins? (490 comments)

What can I buy with bitcoins? Food, housing, software anything? For the articles it looks like you can trade US dollars for bitcoins and bitcoins for us dollars. And that the $7.70 you put in two days ago is worth $7.10 today.

more than 3 years ago

Why Google Should Buy the Music Industry

jumpingfred Re:EMI is for sale. (472 comments)

Warner is also now for sale. The asking price for EMI is 2 billion and Warner 3 billion.

more than 3 years ago

The Microsoft High-Profile Exodus Continues

jumpingfred Re:Simple explanation (331 comments)

Microsoft now gives RSUs since as you point out the stock gain is not great anymore. They made the change in 2003. RSUs are basically outright grants of stock that are available for you to sell after some vesting period.

more than 3 years ago

Good, Portable "Virtual" Linux Distro?

jumpingfred Re:Virtual Box (261 comments)

I don't think community college is what people mean when they talk about the ivroy tower.

more than 4 years ago

Fuel Cell Marvel "Bloom Box" Gaining Momentum

jumpingfred Re:About $2K savings per month (562 comments)

Where are you getting 5% CD these days? I see nothing over 1.75%

more than 4 years ago

Respected Developers Begin Fleeing the App Store

jumpingfred Re:That's not the biggest problem... (485 comments)

That is good news. I was very worried that Verizon would cripple the main selling point for me of a smart phone.

more than 4 years ago

Respected Developers Begin Fleeing the App Store

jumpingfred Re:That's not the biggest problem... (485 comments)

It will be interesting to see if. Verizon opens up the possibility of getting aps for the android phones without going through Verizon. If they do then perhaps Apple will have to change their ways. If Verizon continues to lock down aps then there is very little pressure for Apple to make things easier.

more than 4 years ago

Low-Power Home Linux Server?

jumpingfred Re:So it's $70 a year.... (697 comments)

There is a lot of energy that goes into making a new computer. You need to factor that in before you can decide if you are really saving energy.

more than 4 years ago

3D Fingerprinting — Touchless, More Accurate, and Faster

jumpingfred Re:Cost (103 comments)

Optical mice do not have anything like a camera. They have a light sensor, not an array of light sensors that cameras have.

more than 4 years ago

Banks Urge Businesses To Lock Down Online Banking

jumpingfred Re:Getting the money back? WTF? (201 comments)

It is also lax security on the banks side. The bank is not properly verifying that the transactions really come from the businesses. It is much like identity theft. The person didn't steal my identity they got around the bank or credit card companies poor security to trick the bank. They took nothing from me they tricked the bank into giving them my money.

about 5 years ago

What Data Recovery Tools Do the Pros Use?

jumpingfred Re:Pros avoid having to use data recovery tools. (399 comments)

No the pro install nightly backup tools on the laptops. At least they do on mine.The backup software then uses heuristic algorithms to start the backups when the laptop is being used for meeting presentations in front of many people.

more than 5 years ago

GE Introduces 500GB Holographic Disks

jumpingfred Hard drives are cheaper now. (370 comments)

1 terra byte drives cost around $100. That is 10 cents a gig at retail. So they cost less than 10 cents a gig to manufacture.

more than 5 years ago


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