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Privacy Worries For 'Smart' Smoke Alarms

queBurro Re:Does this remove the need for obscurity? (90 comments)

also... think about the excitement of christmas morning, with the anticipation of all those wrapped presents versus the disappointment of christmas afternoon when you've found out what you've actually got

about 3 months ago

Nokia Extorted For Millions Over Stolen Encryption Keys

queBurro Re:Feature or bug? (89 comments)

where be my moderator points?

about 3 months ago

Which desktop environment do you like the best?

queBurro Re:OS X (611 comments)

one way looks a bit like "O Sex", thus marketing.

about 4 months ago

Efforts To Turn Elephants Into Woolly Mammoths Are Already Underway

queBurro Re:so... (147 comments)

but... these aren't small cane toads, rabbits, foxes etc foolishliy introduced into Oz, these are great big things. If they got out of control we could bulls-eye them in our T-16's!

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?

queBurro confirmation bias (352 comments)

which dull book did you invest time in reading, and you now want other people to read so you can feel validated?

about 4 months ago

Sony To Make Movie of Edward Snowden Story

queBurro geohot (107 comments)

I want to hear the George Hotz story

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

queBurro Re:No problem (423 comments)

have you virtualised it?, because that HW will give up one day

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

queBurro Re:Mediatomb (420 comments)

just to throw this into the mix but I've got mediatomb running on my flashed asus router, it's available as a binary package via ipkg IIRC. The benefit is that you can use a bit of "always on kit" to do your media serving too without running a separate PC to do the job.

about 8 months ago

Backdoor Discovered In Netgear and Linkys Routers

queBurro Re:OpenBSD (189 comments)

FYI - those things you listed are all available as packages for dd-wrt/openwrt/tomato routers. e.g. I've got mediatomb running on my router,which servers some tunes etc on a stick plugged in to its side. I figured it was cheaper than having a PC on all the time as a media server.

about 8 months ago

High-Gain Patch Antennas Boost Wi-Fi Capacity In Crowded Lecture Halls

queBurro Re:Amazing discovery! (104 comments)

so... if we all mounted our APs in the roof space with directional antenna pointed down we'd *all* have better wifi rececption. For me, my AP would be one layer of plasterboard worse off than where it is now (but with a gain from the antenna hopefully). I could use a Wok instead of an aerial change so it's cheap too.

about 10 months ago

Google Launches 'Keep' To Rival Evernote

queBurro Re:No (205 comments)

but we're cool with that bit, it's the extinguish bit we don't like

about a year and a half ago

How a Programmer Gets By On $16K/Yr: He Moves to Malaysia

queBurro Re:30 hours per week? (523 comments)

yup, wealthy parents provide an education that includes tell their kids that it's possible to become a success too, they also provide contacts, neptism and capital

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Noise In a Dorm?

queBurro Re: Or White Noise (561 comments)

pink (as opposed to p!nk) noise makes some people queesy

about a year and a half ago

Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Airliner Over New York

queBurro Re:I smell a rat (339 comments)

depends, if you think of it as a 'weapon' (e.g. a semi-automatic rifle) then never, but if you think of it as a device to spy on the rich then it'll get banned pretty quickly

about a year and a half ago

Drone Comes Within 200 Feet of Airliner Over New York

queBurro Re:Jetwash? (339 comments)

the recovery is probably automated too

about a year and a half ago

What Is Your Favorite Polearm?

queBurro Re:You insensitive clods! (469 comments)

but which one is better there's only one way to find out...

about a year and a half ago



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