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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

karnal Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (96 comments)

I've had an M500 480GB for about a year now, absolutely no issues - although I'm running it on SATA2 in an older Core2Quad board. Best money spent, even when comparing to the Raptor that was previously booting/running the system.

1 hour ago

Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10

karnal Re:Aero yet (100 comments)

What's even MORE AWESOME is that control-f in Outlook "forwards" emails; yet you use Control-E (what??) to "find". That frustrates me to no end every day.

2 hours ago

Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

karnal Re:Charging amperage (395 comments)

Sounds like you have 2 legs of a three phase service wired into your house.

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

karnal Re:What makes you think (174 comments)

How much does one make when one moves a lawn? Must be a pretty penny!

about two weeks ago

Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

karnal Re:Claim is BS. (155 comments)

See Lexus LFA (I know, it's a fringe car/argument) - they went with a digital cluster because they determined that an analog gauge couldn't keep up with the fast revving engine.

about two weeks ago

Intel Releases SD-Card-Sized PC, Unveils Next 14nm Chip

karnal Re:x86? (47 comments)

I just watched the sparkfun video of their release of the device; it's 32 bit.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?

karnal Re:Replacement batteries are nearly useless (131 comments)

I think a bigger issue with things like Cordless Phones and other devices using Nicad or Ni-MH techs is that they never seem to design a proper charger for them. I have a home phone set of 4 handsets - and each and every one of them overcharges the Ni-MH cells within to the point of heating up continuously post-full-charge. On devices designed with Lithium style batteries in mind, they HAVE to be more of a smart charger or you'll get fires...

I also bought years ago a small compressor with a Sealed Lead Acid battery 12v 7ah in it. Of course, same here - the charger is a dumb charger, 15v @ 400mah. If you leave that plugged in too long, the battery will die an early death as the voltage is way too high for a float charge after the battery is full. Since I recently replaced that battery after 7 years in service - not much use - I am now using a battery tender device until I find my SLA charger somewhere (moved last year and put it somewhere....)

Long and short of it, batteries are only a small part of the equasion. You could put money into the best batteries for the application (OEM, non generics etc) but if the charger is constantly beating them up, they will not give you a reasonable life span. I don't consider having to watch the charge times a very good thing, since I tend to forget after 5 minutes that I left something on charge.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?

karnal Re:Batteries+ ? (131 comments)

Just an aside; was out looking @ and noticed that Panasonic purchased Sanyo (didn't realize that) and that they recently shut down the Sanyo name.

about 2 months ago

What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?

karnal Re:So any net savings (228 comments)

I'm sorry no one came up with a good automobile reference for you yet. Additionally, News for Nerds. So yes, we love this.

about 2 months ago

Multipath TCP Introduces Security Blind Spot

karnal Re:Design Issue (60 comments)

Corporate policies can be pushed to a non BYOD device. Obviously (as you point out) the BYOD device - if it's using both paths - could be blocked on the corporate WiFi environment due to the IPS policy but continue chugging along on 4G and effectively negating the bonus of multipath.

There's never a clear solution for BYOD unless it can be centrally managed, which is the security concern for most (all?) companies, I'd think.

about 3 months ago

Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

karnal Brain ZAP! (284 comments)

Citizen, you will be implanted with this brain massager free of charge. Please do not attempt to remove this device. That is all.

about 3 months ago

Workplace Surveillance Becoming More Common

karnal nothing to see here (195 comments)

...what? Did I miss something here?

about 3 months ago

Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

karnal Re:loud = fast NOT (345 comments)

Low RPM low horsepower air cooled. I know some are probably water cooled, but they're still rather low performers out of the gate.

I switched from a "touring" bike that just about every biker in america seems to ADORE (taken from my experience at biker gatherings and punchy quips thrown at my ride) to a sport touring bike that looks like a crotch rocket but with a much better seating position. Going from a 0-60 of around 9 seconds as well as a horrible handling ride to one that does the same in 2.8 seconds and is beautiful to handle is such an awesome experience. Shame I can't convince the haters to at least try it before they hate.

about 4 months ago

4K Displays Ready For Prime Time

karnal Re:Hi Res (207 comments)

Even Plasma "blacks" aren't truly "TV Off" blacks, but they're a good bit less luminous than any LCD technology I've seen thus far - and when watching tv in a darker room, really does make it look nicer.

about 5 months ago

Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car

karnal Re:Diesel? (462 comments)

I routinely get 30+mpg freeway (26/27 mixed on >10 mile trips) in my Lexus ES350 with a modernly powerful v6 and space to boot. It's not as roomy as my old ride (like you, a Grand Marquis) but the ride quality is pretty similar.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Your Job Need To Exist?

karnal Re:Obviously (343 comments)

Exactly. The problem with not having the resource on site is that you (employer) would not be able to be confident that the employee is available. I'm sure some outsource companies / contracts specify that a resource will be available within X minutes etc if not on-site, however I feel in this scenario the business can potentially lose more money from downtime if that is breached than the potential damage award from a breach of contract.

about 5 months ago



Circuit City to Liquidate Remaining Stores

karnal karnal writes  |  more than 5 years ago

karnal (22275) writes "After failing to secure financing from creditors and lenders, bankrupt electronics vendor Circuit City Stores Inc. said Friday that it will liquidate, joining the list of retailers like Linens 'n Things that are closing up shop due to the economic downturn."
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karnal karnal writes  |  more than 7 years ago

karnal (22275) writes "I have a question for the Slashdot Community at large: What do you use in the Enterprise to keep passwords safe? Currently I utilize Radius and Tacacs to manage a portion of our devices, but most things that are outside our network need to have seperate logins and passwords (think routers, switches and phone devices.)

I personally use Password Safe to guard my personal passwords on a thumb drive and make a snapshot to home and work about once a month. Our current solution for the business is Cryptainer with an Excel spreadsheet inside, but it only allows for one user at a time; in addition, it forces us to create a blank volume on every pc you load it on and has caused headaches for those in our group that are less-than-computer-savvy. Windows is a requirement; cross platform would be a bonus to me. Any thoughts?"


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