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The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

klashn Re:Vizio (188 comments)

You do also realize that Microsoft bought the company that made Visio and made it into an Office product.

about a month and a half ago
top Online Shop Has Closed

klashn Re:Ancient history (187 comments)

I used to go to for Cobweb Corner, but they kind of removed that section about 10 years ago, and I stopped visiting the site. As many have mentioned the deals to be had were mediocre, and usually refurb equipment. This was fine in the days that the difference between a refurb and a new computer was significant, but now, they haven't adapted, so therefore they become Ancient History.

about a year ago

Tesla To Build Its Own Battery-Swap Stations

klashn Must go round trip!? (377 comments)

It is a start at building an battery/gas station infrastructure between SF and LA. The deal breaker for me is having to come back the same route to pick up your original battery. What if i'm not actually coming back on I-5 between SF and LA?

about a year ago

Most precise measuring tool I've used ...

klashn pico-seconds! (328 comments)

Accuracy in pico-seconds!

about a year ago

EA Responds To Its Appearance In the 'Worst Company In America' Poll

klashn Re:Nothing about refunds? (208 comments)

I thought they did offer refunds for people that were unable to connect to the servers during launch?

about a year and a half ago

Virgin Launches Glass-Bottomed Plane

klashn Delta has the Glass Bottom Jet already (91 comments)

What's funny about this April Fools Joke is Delta recently announced a Glass Bottom Jet feature where you can see what mountains, and cities are underneath you while flying. If you log onto Gogo In-Flight Internet while on board a Delta flight and use the Flight tracker on the iPhone/iPad you can see the attractions and terrain on your iPhone/iPad as you near them during the flight

about a year and a half ago

I most look forward to flying with ...

klashn Re:Me (303 comments)

It's $100 for 5 years. Above and beyond Pre-check you also get to use the Global Entry kiosks at major airports where incoming passengers come from international destinations (LAX, JFK, MIA, DTW, to name a few)

about a year and a half ago

Student Expelled From Montreal College For Finding "Sloppy Coding"

klashn Ridiculous (633 comments)

Just because he had an Islamic name they thought he was more than a college student trying to make things easier for students in general. He did the right thing, reporting the flaw, an this is what happens? The administration are idiots

about a year and a half ago

Sensor Networks In San Francisco Finds Parking Spots

klashn Re:Kick ass. (209 comments)

This was a senior design project of mine. Didn't have the resources to implement it, with only a $500 budget, we decided to change it to telling how many parking spaces are in a garage depending on how many spaces were initially available and how many cars had entered.

more than 2 years ago

What's Keeping You On XP?

klashn Lots of legacy software prevents upgrading (879 comments)

A lot of software I used still has not been updated for Vista/Win 7. I figure in about 5 years I won't need that software anymore. After that, I'll switch to whatever the latest is, which will probably just be Win 8!

more than 2 years ago

Linux Kernel Power Bug Is Fixed

klashn Re:Good News (145 comments)

I am also looking forward to this, though now my battery probably has 200 cycles on it, and I'd probably get better battery life by replacing the battery instead :-)

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Computer Test Lab Set-Up For Home?

klashn Re:Virtualize (142 comments)

These Virtualization (VT-x) instructions can also be disabled for specific iCore parts through hardware fuses.

more than 2 years ago

Using Facial Recognition To Find the Best Bar

klashn Nerds helping people hook up! (136 comments)

Hi, my name is Werner Brandes. My voice is my passport. Verify me.

more than 3 years ago

Boot Linux In Your Browser

klashn Re:None at all. (393 comments)

This will be a great interactive training tool. Everyone could access it on the browser. It would be hard to mess things up, and even if you did, just refresh the browser tab.

more than 3 years ago

Boot Linux In Your Browser

klashn Re:The burning question. (393 comments)

Well yes, that would be the obvious way to do it. But imagine a world where we all did the obvious. :)

goforit.exe or AstroTit ?

more than 3 years ago

Asus, Gigabyte To Replace All Sandy Bridge Boards

klashn Re:Why the recall...? (180 comments)

This was the policy for the FDIV bug. People found out that Intel would only replace it if they were using the CPU that uses the floating point unit extensively. Those users that didn't use it extensively still claimed that they would use it, and thats why there was a big fiasco. This time around... Fix it, get it over with...

more than 3 years ago

Testing Mobile Phones For Controlling Space Missions

klashn Throw more power at it (119 comments)

I don't think putting a complex OS out there like Android/iOS or whatever is the solution in this space (pun intended) is the way to go. The custom solution having a long design cycle, will be completely optimized for power and speed. Depending on the workload, the generic phone hardware can be used but what advantage that is gained by using commodity hardware is lost in the lack of optimization of power and speed.
As long as you can live with larger overhead in the operating system and keeping within a power budget of the satellite design, sure phone hardware can be used. Then again, using an OS like these phone OSs is just overkill!

more than 3 years ago

Should Employees Buy Their Own Computers?

klashn Security concerns and budgets (498 comments)

Intel has mentioned that this is the future. Intel is very security conscious and I'm sure they will be forcing a home IT build with VPN access along with what they have already, PGP disk encryption. In the future, I'm also sure Remote-wipe will be part of the process.

For the employee, this allows them to choose the laptop that suits them
For the employer, it allows them to push a partial cost of the laptop to the employee. What will be burdensome is the fact that IT will have to support so many builds and hardware.
So I guess, initially the employee will be able to purchase a few subsidized business grade laptops... I'd definitely buy a heavily discounted Thinkpad ;-)
Think about this... All business files/documents are stored in a data center under the employers controll, only to be accessed via VPN, or LAN (on employer's site)...

not a big fan of slashdot's lack of WYSIWYG

more than 3 years ago

Google Pushes Openness Over Rooting

klashn Re:Developer's Choice (196 comments)

That's rediculous. I was able to apply a 10% tmobile discount to my bill (negotiated by my company). All I had to do was change my billing date to fall in line with a certain business billing date. I did not have to sign a new contract.

more than 3 years ago

Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

klashn Re:Sure would be funny (1352 comments)

You have to be born in the USA in order to be eligible to be president. ROFLPUSA / ROFLMAYOR

more than 3 years ago


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