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Backdoor Discovered In Netgear and Linkys Routers

nightsweat Re:The most expensive "cheap" you can get! (189 comments)

Lighten up Francis. A lot of the people reading this have old computers kicking around that are too slow to do what they want on their main box. Just repurpose one of these and the cost to you is functionally ZERO.

about 8 months ago
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How Elon Musk Approaches IT At Tesla

nightsweat Building it is one thing (231 comments)

Maintaining it another. One of the hardest things to do is keep up with tax and regulatory changes in your software. You have to be aware of a change before you can implement it.

about 10 months ago
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Intel Rolls Out Raspberry Pi Competitor

nightsweat BeagleBoard (214 comments)

This vs. BeagleBoard Black - why would I go with this? The Black is $10 more than a Pi and $144 less than a Minnowboard.
I can see putting a BBB vs. a RPi, but this is silly.

about a year ago
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Windows: Not Doomed Yet

nightsweat Re:Linux Desktop coming in 2015/2016 (737 comments)

So wrong on tablets fading. I work in an enterprise and we're developing financial reporting apps because of executive demand. I expect tablets to displace much computer use for the typical user, and a number of our people already travel with a tablet instead of a laptop.

about a year ago
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Windows: Not Doomed Yet

nightsweat Re:The PC isn't dying (737 comments)

Matlab? What the hell business uses Matlab on a line user's machine?

If you have a basic spreadsheet, word processor, and browser you cover 75% of most business users' needs. Add in presentation slide show maker software to cover another 10%.

about a year ago
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Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums

nightsweat Re:Pardon my ignorance, but... (833 comments)

Linked to a credit card, I'd imagine.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums

nightsweat Yeaaaahhhh... (833 comments)

No. Sorry. Not going to happen even if it means I never play another Blizzard game again.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Will Your Next Gadget Be Made?

nightsweat Re:Honestly, I hope the US (378 comments)

Um, we're the number one manufacturer in the world. Still. And by a large margin. Latest numbers I can find easily are from 2007. We made 1.8 trillion USD worth of goods and China did just over a 1.0 trillion.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Will Your Next Gadget Be Made?

nightsweat Re:Honestly, I hope the US (378 comments)

Our HP laptops used to come from Guangzhou. We've been told the new models will come from Guadalajara. So, there's an example for you.

more than 4 years ago
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iPad Bait and Switch — No More Unlimited Data Plan

nightsweat Dear Steve (670 comments)

AT&T has made you look like a chump. Apple, certainly, but you personally as well. You gonna let them do that and not react to it? A competitor to AT&T for the iPad and iPhone might take the starch out of their shorts. Think about it.

more than 4 years ago
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Canonical Explains Decision to License H.264 For Ubuntu

nightsweat Re:Good thing (372 comments)

So use another distro if you object.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Bans Jailbreakers From the App Store

nightsweat Or earlier (507 comments)

Lotus 1-2-3 has an unassailable market position! Now please insert the master license disk from your copy of 1-2-3 and Press Any Key to Continue...

more than 4 years ago
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Is Internet Explorer 6/7 Support Required Now?

nightsweat IE7 - yes (512 comments)

We can't upgrade large parts of our corporate network to IE8 because SAP and Hyperion - two very important tools - have told us they won't be supporting IE8 for a few months. In general, I think you should support the latest and the version just before that.

more than 4 years ago
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Nielsen Ratings To Count Online TV Viewing

nightsweat Re:Makes sense (178 comments)

Not really. fewer ads in a Hulu broadcast might be worth more as far as the depth of impression made. If you watch "Accidentally on Purpose" on TV, you might watch it because you like Jenna Elfman and think the show is funny. Or, you might just happen to be killing time between "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Big Bang Theory". Neilsen can't tell.

If, however, you watch Accidentally on Purpose on Hulu, it's because you want to watch Accidentally on Purpose. The ads that are targeted to that crowd are more narrowly and more properly targeted to you the Hulu viewer and shoudl be be more valuable per impression.

more than 4 years ago
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Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?

nightsweat You tell them then let it go (387 comments)

Every so often reiterate the policy in writing to them and when they ignore it, they ignore it. It's their funeral.

more than 4 years ago
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Uniforms For the Help Desk?

nightsweat How many are FSO (desktop support) beyond the hd? (837 comments)

Because by my lights (and I run It for 1/3 of a big big company), you're hella overstaffed unless a lot of those people are developers.

And say hell no to the uniform shirts. You shouldn't be cohesive with your IT team (well, you should, but)- you should be cohesive with the business unit. Anything that separates you from the biz makes you appear more severable from the core of the company.

more than 3 years ago
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Toyotas Suddenly Accelerate; Owners Up In Arms

nightsweat Look up "accurate" (1146 comments)

I don't think that word means what you think it means. Hint - accurate != exact.

more than 4 years ago
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Toyota Experimenting With Joystick Control For Cars

nightsweat PRNDL is dead (609 comments)

All new cars with come with WASD navigation.

more than 4 years ago

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