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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

redback Mac is easiest (334 comments)

My suggestion is to go with a Mac, if something goes wrong, there is at least a chance that someone else can fix it.

If you go with the linux or locked down windows options, they are going to be in trouble if it goes wrong.

5 days ago

Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

redback Re:Useful Tip (376 comments)

dont close the door after the horse has bolted.

you use the vpn BEFORE so you dont get caught.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

redback Re:cryptolocker solution (331 comments)

Windows does basically this. Volume Shadow Copy Service.

I have used it to recover machines from cryptolocker.

about a month ago

Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

redback Re:Makes sense (144 comments)

The queen doesnt send telegrams anymore, you get a letter instead.

about a month ago

The Doctor Will Skype You Now

redback Re:Considering my doctor... (97 comments)

It won't fix shit doctors.

I had a skype consult with a doctor on Monday and it went very well. Only problem is waiting for the prescription to come in the mail.

about a month and a half ago

Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

redback Re:Obvious (163 comments)

sounds annoying.

nowhere I would drive with cruise on has corners tight enough to slow down for

about 2 months ago

Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

redback Re:No shit, it's soccer. (160 comments)

I bet you prefer handegg.

about 2 months ago

Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

redback Re:Why should Lenovo support their main competitor (125 comments)

i agree about the keyboard and trackpad.

apple keyboards are horrid, and all trackpads suck so it doesnt matter.

about 2 months ago

Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

redback Re:Betteridge answers (381 comments)

I have the new LG and it gets to about 70% after one day.

I have always taken my watch off at night anyway, so its no big deal to just sit it on the charger.

about 2 months ago

Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

redback It is only a trick if... (346 comments)

..they promised him something then refused to provide that something.

They may have convinced him to go there with nefarious motives, but that's not necessarily a 'trick'

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Ships Surface Pro 2 Tablets With Wrong, Slower Processor

redback Re:I Predict (147 comments)

For the surface to take off they need to do 2 things.

1. stop restricting which retailers can sell the device.

2. Let said retailers make a profit.

1. Is mostly done, but 2 keeps us from stocking them ($20-$50 markup in a top end surface)

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Management Interface On an IT Appliance?

redback keep it simple (114 comments)

Anything that doesnt require java, flash, silverlight, or god knows what else.

Anything that works in all browsers.

about 6 months ago

Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

redback Re:"Feasible" doesn't necessarily mean "Advisable" (374 comments)

In a novel by Frederik Pohl, one of the heechee series, terrorists set off a bomb at the ground terminal of a space elevator and it causes the rope to fall to the ground.

about 7 months ago

Elon Musk Talks Tesla, Apple, Model X

redback Re:Apple rent part of Tesla's factory? (99 comments)

It's more likely that if Apple was going to design a car, they would get just get Tesla to build it for them.

about 7 months ago

12-Year-Old Builds Lego Braille Printer

redback Re:Who cares? (49 comments)

And repraps are stupid because you can just buy a commercial 3d printer.

You are missing the point.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Local Sync Options For Android Mobile To PC?

redback Re:FolderSync app (146 comments)

Android syncs all your contacts with your google account anyway.

about 7 months ago

Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

redback Re:No PIN required for tapping. (731 comments)

it used to be $30 here in Australia, now it is $100

about 7 months ago

Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

redback Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

Paper statements?


What year is it?

about 7 months ago

How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage

redback Re:Tickets (240 comments)

Too bad Melbourne wasn't smart enough to do that.

You have to buy a Myki card to use the PT.

about 7 months ago


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