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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

nxtr Re:I give up... (96 comments)

The vibrations of your voice cause voltage fluctuations in the battery, and can be reconstruct the image of the suspect from the reflection in the eye of the person across the street.

about 5 months ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

nxtr LEDs (278 comments)

I converted most of my bulbs in my house to Philips LED lamps from Home Depot. I had a few teething problems, with some of the bulbs initially. Some of their earlier floodlights were around a single bright LED, and it was annoying to have in an angled fixture. I took it back to the store, and found newer ones that were built around a multiple LEDs and had a diffuser. Some bulbs are still incandescents, mostly because I haven't been able to find a satisfactory replacement. These are small chandelier lights (that would need at least 40 watt equivalent output) and the three-way bulbs on the night stand (Cree just released them). Products are available, but both require shipping from the States. I'll wait a little longer before making the complete switch.

about 7 months ago

The iPhone Serial Port Hack

nxtr Re:Computer-Phone=Serial port? (217 comments)

So what you're trying to say is they wasted money buying a second desk?

more than 4 years ago

Want Flash Player On a MacBook Air? Download It Yourself

nxtr Re:Lies. (353 comments)

I'm hesitant to believe you. You didn't say Simon says.

more than 4 years ago

Time To Ditch Cable For Internet TV?

nxtr Re:YouTube (321 comments)

Actually, I would like to thank you for showing me Miro. Hulu et al don't work for me in my foreign land of Canada.

more than 5 years ago

Time To Ditch Cable For Internet TV?

nxtr YouTube (321 comments)

What YouTube content equates to broadcast TV? Just come out and say it that you're going to be automating TV show torrents.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Working On Tech To Detect Purchasers' "Abuse"

nxtr Re:It works really well (539 comments)

he simply responded with "our warranty doesn't cover your mistakes.".

And you be all like, yo momma didn't cover her mistake... girlfriend.

more than 5 years ago

WHO Raises Swine Flu Threat Level

nxtr Re:I dunno? (557 comments)

It is not the pronoun, but rather a global public health agency with the unlikely name of WHO that raised the pandemic threat level.

Clearly, you are one confused man.

more than 5 years ago

Why Microsoft Is Chasing Yahoo

nxtr Re:Perfect Strangers ? (245 comments)

Thanks for saving me time today by using acronyms in your comment!

more than 6 years ago



nxtr nxtr writes  |  about 8 years ago

nxtr (813179) writes "Linux is often seen as the swiss-army knife of the operating system world due to its potential interoperability with everything. However, what does one do when one comes across an older device that has never had drivers that fully realized the potential of the device? Lately, I've been trying to get Direct Rendering to work on the ATI Rage Mobility chip on Xorg on Ubuntu Edgy Eft. DRI was never enabled for that driver due to a potential but obscure security risk. The developer of the mach64 driver has stated that it would be a long while before that security risk was fixed. An outdated thread on UbuntuForums outlines a way to get DRI enabled with the mach64 driver. People in the replies with later versions of Ubuntu have common issues that seem to never be resolved. Although I am frustrated to rely on others, I lack the technical skill to rewrite the driver and make the dang thing work. What would you do when your favorite device no longer worked due to a lack of a proper driver but you lacked the technical knowledge to make it work?"


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