×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

michrech Re:Wrong town (64 comments)

I live in a small college town. The college I work for has two 1GB lines going to it (I'm not sure what the other couple colleges have). The town itself is served by AT&T (I can get a whopping 3Mbit at my house!), CableONE (which is what I use - 50/3), and a fixed wireless provider.

It'd be awesome if someone would come in and offer a Google Fiber-like service (and by 'like', I mean 1GB for roughly $70 a month)...

yesterday
top

Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

michrech Re:HAHA! (191 comments)

Doh! A few comments down it's pointed out that "going back to yahoo" was a joke... That'll teach me for posting on Mondays... :P

2 days ago
top

Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

michrech Re:HAHA! (191 comments)

Last I checked, Yahoo! is using Bing for its search results.

2 days ago
top

How the FCC CIO Plans To Modernize 207 Legacy IT Systems

michrech Re:Wow (74 comments)

That may be, but how much of that is because the young guys don't get the chance to show they *can* be right?

about two weeks ago
top

Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Hackable Car?

michrech Re:I just want to... (195 comments)

Unless you had a giant booming stereo system installed in that car, your battery should not have died after 45 minutes of the radio being on. You *should* have gone and had your battery / alternator checked, and replaced whichever was defective. :P

about a month ago
top

Verizon Launches Tech News Site That Bans Stories On US Spying

michrech Re:Random companies entering the news business (145 comments)

In a business environment, maybe. Where I work, we've already converted nearly all of our open lab PC's, and all but two computer classrooms, to ZeroClients (in our case, devices from Wyse). We're now looking at which faculty/staff can be moved to such a setup.

At home? Not a chance. This will require the same network speeds, found in businesses, in our homes, and for those connections to cost the same (or less) than what we're *all* paying now.

I guess the above was a long-winded way to say, the guys you work with are morons if they think this is happening, in the home, in the near future.

about a month ago
top

Verizon Launches Tech News Site That Bans Stories On US Spying

michrech Re:Random companies entering the news business (145 comments)

Until we all have extremely high-speed internet connections in our homes, the local HDD will not be obsolete. As that isn't happening anytime soon (in the US, at least), I don't think Seagate / WD have anything to worry about.

about a month and a half ago
top

The Great Robocoin Rip-off

michrech Re:God damn (117 comments)

Better would be to have the system use a cellular data network (with a VPN connection to whatever network it needed to communicate with for transaction data). That way it's isolated from the bar network *and* you don't need anything more than a power plug.

about 2 months ago
top

A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

michrech Re:Distance and Charge Time (174 comments)

Aside: I believe all curbside trash pickup is a conspiracy to generate HOA fines.

I have a fix for that - don't live in an HOA zone. HOA's *suck*, and the only thing keeping them around are people willing to live under their rule.

about 2 months ago
top

Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

michrech Re:32 tb 1000+ movies (287 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.. ;)

about 3 months ago
top

Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

michrech Re:Home Office... (287 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?

about 3 months ago
top

Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

michrech Re:Apple Pay? (80 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!

about 3 months ago
top

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.

about 2 months ago
top

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?

about 3 months ago
top

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 3 months ago
top

Laid Off From Job, Man Builds Tweeting Toilet

michrech Re:obligatory (115 comments)

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

lol

about 3 months ago
top

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 7 months ago
top

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 7 months ago

Submissions

michrech hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

michrech has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?