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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

michrech Re:32 tb 1000+ movies (277 comments)

In addition to the AC that replied to you, some of us have ISP's that frown on lots of monthly bandwidth use. It's much better to download a movie once then watch it as many times as you want (especially for those with children), than to keep streaming it from the internet, for those of us with stingy ISPs.. ;)

2 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

michrech Re:Home Office... (277 comments)

Out of curiosity, if your T110 or R210 are running ESX, XenServer, or any other VM capable host, why don't you put the Plex server in a VM?

2 days ago
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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

michrech Re:Apple Pay? (77 comments)

Great -- now the hackers that got my credit / debit card numbers could, instead, get my PayPal info! We all know how nice PayPal is to customers when their accounts are compromised!

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

michrech Re:Dial up can still access gmail (334 comments)

Google Mail supports IMAP. Assuming they didn't mind changing addresses, they could set up an IMAP capable client, connect / sync, then disconnect.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

michrech Re:DD-wrt is old TOO (238 comments)

I'm pretty sure that I never mentioned anything about how old / new DD-WRT's software is. That said, the current version I'm running was released in June of this year.

You were saying?

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

michrech Re:DD-wrt (238 comments)

You realize that DD-WRT runs on far more hardware than the WRT-54x series of routers, right? In fact, I'm running it on a Netgear WNDR3700 V4 (a *far* more capable router than the WRT-54G). I'm barely using any of its features, however, it's interface is far more responsive than the Netgear "genie" interface, and it no longer randomly resets its network connections.

In this case, I'd say a little *research* into a particular topic, before you comment, goes a long way... ;)

about two weeks ago
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Laid Off From Job, Man Builds Tweeting Toilet

michrech Re:obligatory (114 comments)

Argh! Why did my mod points have to expire YESTERDAY?!

lol

about two weeks ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

michrech Re:Good. (222 comments)

Unless, of course, you wish to play games that are Windows only (and don't want to suffer through making Wine work, and then hoping your game actually functions properly in Wine)...

Fix that issue, and you'll start to see more Linux converts.

I've had Linux as my primary desktop for over 10 years now. It can be done.

about 4 months ago
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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

michrech Re:Wow, the Republicans... (194 comments)

Did you hear that sound, ganjadude? It was AC's joke going right over your thick skull...

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

michrech pfsense (187 comments)

I just jumped into playing with pfsense. It's based on FreeBSD, but it was very easy for me to get in and mess around with. :)

about 6 months ago
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Goodbye, Google Voice

michrech Re:Voice messages? (166 comments)

You mean there are *non* drunk / illiterate wombats?

about 6 months ago
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Damming News From Washington State

michrech Re:I've got nothing (168 comments)

I'm pretty sure it was established that the fish say, "blub blub blub".

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Spring Update, To Focus On Non-touch Devices

michrech Re: too late, Microsoft (172 comments)

The sales clerks were busy trying to keep up with the people buying Windows laptops.

... and that's why Apple is the world's largest technology company taking in 37.5B per year, with a market cap greater than any other publicly traded company on earth, and Microsoft is fading fast.

It's unfortunate that Apple won't release numbers broken down by product, but it is my belief that the majority of that 37.5B is for portable devices, with their computer side being a fraction of that (probably a healthy fraction, but a fraction none-the-less).

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Spring Update, To Focus On Non-touch Devices

michrech Re:It's simple: provide a choice (172 comments)

You put a gigantic switch in the Control Panel somewhere: "Enable touchscreen UI (recommended for tablet use) / Disable touchscreen UI (recommended for desktop use)".

This is probably something that is going to happen soon. It's bound to.

It's something that *should have been there from the Start*.

about 7 months ago
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Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?

michrech Re:Non sequitur. Your facts are uncoordinated. (389 comments)

My experience mirrors yours. I've had gift cards, thank you cards, and other notes shoved under my office door for pointing people to StartMenu8 ever since Windows 8 became available. Some people like the UI, but MANY seem to loathe it (as I do)...

about 7 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

michrech Question : (387 comments)

Couldn't Tesla create a company that exists only to sell their cars, similar to how large businesses create a "property" company to "own" the buildings/land they're in, and then the parent pays the "property" company to lease the land to get around such stupid legislation?

about 7 months ago
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IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too

michrech Re:Not as bad as the reviews made it seem (178 comments)

I never ran into software compatibility problems with my 1000 (for non-game software), but it sucked that Tandy essentially put an EGA adapter in it, but then modified it enough that EGA software wouldn't work with it.. :(

about 8 months ago
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IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too

michrech Re:...end? (178 comments)

They are close on the Dvorak layout...

about 8 months ago

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