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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyque Re:Everyone: please be specific! (427 comments)

Not so much the case anymore. Most higher end consumer routers are extremely easy to install custom firmware on (Linksys, ASUS, Buffalo, Belkin, etc). The days of multiple hardware revisions and "Do this right or you'll brick your router forever" are mostly exaggerated.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyque Re:Mikrotik (427 comments)

Mikrotik doesn't seem to sell any 5Ghz routers though. Access points sure, but no consumer friendly single devices.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyque Re:ASUS RT-AC68U, Stock Firmware 3.0.0.4.376.1663 (427 comments)

Shibby also has an ARM build of Tomato for the RT-AC68U. Haven't tried it myself, but it's gone through a number of revisions and should be good to go.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyque Re:Exactly same situation... why do you need N? (427 comments)

Why do you need N? Because it's faster, a lot faster. That should be reason enough for most Slashdot readers.

Now who can tell me were to find a mini pci-express card that'll do 1900mbps?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

psyque Re:Avoid the Asus RT-N66U .. overpriced (427 comments)

Gotta agree. My RT-N66U(Shibby 121) is running a crap load of stuff with zero downtime. VLAN, IPTV, VoIP, OpenVPN server and client, Print server, etc etc etc.

I've got an RT-AC68U as my access point. Not as mature firmware wise, and hard to test to it's full potential, but rock solid none the less.

ASUS can shut up and take my money.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

psyque Where do I send the electricity bill? (474 comments)

How long until someone presents them with a bill for the electricity use? It ain't free you know.

about 4 months ago
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Who controls the HVAC at work?

psyque Basement FTW! (216 comments)

This is probably the first time the joke answer has been 100% accurate for me

about 5 months ago
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CmdrTaco Launches Trove, a Curated News Startup

psyque No Android? (221 comments)

You're launching iOS first, rather then Android. What is this, 2012?

about 8 months ago
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Apple Pushes Developers To iOS 7

psyque Re:Galaxy Nexus is 2 years old and can't run 4.4 (336 comments)

Of the Nexus One (2010-01), Nexus S (2010-12), and Galaxy Nexus (2011-11), which can run Android 4.4 (KitKat)? Nexus One is stuck on 2.3 (Gingerbread), Nexus S on 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and Galaxy Nexus on 4.2 (Jelly Bean 2) or 4.3 (Jelly Bean 3) depending on revision.

True enough, however, if I REALLY wanted my old Android device (Nexus S for example) to run a newer version of Android, it COULD be done. Root the phone and load Cyanogen or something. With an iPad, from my knowledge, you're pretty much SOL.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Pushes Developers To iOS 7

psyque Re:no iOS 5 love (336 comments)

wait.. I got confused... I was referring to App provider servers/APIs, not iOS when I said APIs.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Pushes Developers To iOS 7

psyque Re:no iOS 5 love (336 comments)

Is your iPad from 2 generations ago forced to run iOS 5.1.1? No? Then you missed the point.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Pushes Developers To iOS 7

psyque Re:no iOS 5 love (336 comments)

and some old app versions need old APIs for online functionality. The problem isn't offline content

about 9 months ago
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Apple Pushes Developers To iOS 7

psyque Re:grr (336 comments)

As long as you're not into the whole "App" thing.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Pushes Developers To iOS 7

psyque no iOS 5 love (336 comments)

I hate how this is breaking support for iOS 5.1.1 only devices like the iPad 1. My mother-in-law is not technically inclined, but uses an iPad1 for banking and watching TV shows. Both apps have broken support for iOS5 in favor of iOS7. This makes a device she paid good money for only a couple years ago a paperweight. My Motorola Xoom I bought at roughly the same time is going strong and running a very current version of Android. This kind of thing is just a normal function of technology every 4-5 years+, but not 2 or less. Unfortunately for Apple her next device will be an Android. Cheaper and obsolescence proof for much longer.

about 9 months ago
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Wireless Charging Start-Up Claims 30-Foot Radius

psyque Hands up you this makes you think of evil things (242 comments)

I'd love to be working at UL or a similar company and have something like this cross my desk. The potential for abuse sounds like fun. I'd make it a personal quest to find out how to make this fail in epic ways.

Grandma, why is your hair clip sparki... OMG GRANDMA!!!

1 year,21 days
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Genetic Convergent Evolution: Stunning Gene Similarities Among Diverse Animals

psyque Re:English (164 comments)

Maybe one day we'll all be named Bob.

1 year,27 days
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Home wireless security level?

psyque I'm going to war (438 comments)

WPA2-EAP with FreeRadius running on a Raspberry Pi. TomatoUSB firmware with no WPS, limited IP pool and static IP addresses. No SSID broadcast. No wireless admin access to router. Raspberry Pi is on it's own subnet. Using 10.0.0.0 rather then 192.168.0.0. Obfuscation to the point I can't even remember it all. My Vista laptop is not happy with this setup....

about a year ago
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Wi-Fi-Enabled Tooth Sensor Rats You Out When You Smoke Or Overeat

psyque Um.. no (118 comments)

If you read the actual PDF, the sensor is a full 1cm in length and all the power and support devices are wired up. They are a LONG way off from having this function is a real mouth. WiFi? Why not NFC? Who's going to fund something that looks like a razor blade embedded in a tooth to spy on the things you know you shouldn't be doing?

about a year ago

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