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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 2 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 3 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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!!!

about a year ago
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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.

about a year ago
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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?

1 year,5 days
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CRTC Unveils New Wireless Code To Protect Canadian Customers

psyque Re:A nice lead... (230 comments)

hope can be replaced by doubt so quickly

about a year ago
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Canada To Stop Making Pennies

psyque Re:DST (473 comments)

Damn, I wish I had mod points for that one. Never have any when I need them.

more than 2 years ago
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Adobe Ends Development of Flash On Mobile Browsers

psyque Re:Flash is a Problem on My MacBook Pro (485 comments)

Those kind of problems have been around more years then they haven't been around. That makes them a feature, rather then a bug.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Spammers You Know?

psyque Re:As a start... (333 comments)

Sign them up for their own mailing list. See if they can get themselves off it.

more than 2 years ago

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