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Hooked On Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price

scottwilkins Focus? (180 comments)

I have no problems with foc.. Squirrel!

more than 4 years ago
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Rubber Boots Charge Your Phone

scottwilkins Shocking (111 comments)

This story is shocking, just shocking.

more than 4 years ago
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SpaceX's Falcon 9 Appears As UFO In Australia

scottwilkins Space? (143 comments)

Silly Republicans, space is for kids.

more than 4 years ago
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Man Emails AT&T's CEO, Gets Threatened With C&D Order

scottwilkins One person (306 comments)

Amazing how one person in a company can affect the whole company. One AT&T employee decided on his own to make this threat. Most likely he is looking for a new job tonight. Also, the "Bait and Switch" was nothing of the kind. Anyone who signed up for the old $30 plan can still keep it. So, without a real "switch" it's not a bait and switch now is it?

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Talks Back To Google's Security Claims

scottwilkins Re:OpenBSD Security is a Myth... (528 comments)

Did you read the rest of the article though? Reads almost exactly like what you would read for ANY OS. Windows, OSx, Linux, anything.

more than 4 years ago
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Visualizing System Latency

scottwilkins Heat? (68 comments)

Heat kinda makes me slow too...

more than 4 years ago
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Cutting Through the 4G Hype

scottwilkins And then... (283 comments)

And then next year it will be 5G. It never ends...

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

scottwilkins Re:Version number build number (347 comments)

NO, not at all. But, more builds to me means more effort into code generation. I know, not much but it might show more concern over innovation too.

more than 4 years ago
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Global "Last Mile" Performance Stats Going Public

scottwilkins Speed? (233 comments)

Interesting, seems my iPhone gets better throughput that some of the states in the US. Go figure. I just wish they'd work on the download/upload ratio on broadband. I agree it should be different, but 10/1 or 20/1 or worse is NOT good. It should be closer to 2/1 or at worst 3/1. Heck, even old analog modems had 2/1 ratios. It just seems worthless to have 20 Mb/s download when I can only get stuff up at less than 1 Mb/s (my current broadband ability). Not to mention if I telecommute, the upload speed kills my productivity!

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

scottwilkins Version number build number (347 comments)

How many times has Chrome been built? How many times has Firefox? Seems that would be a better telling number than the version number. Version is just too arbitrary.

more than 4 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fails First College Test

scottwilkins iPad will pass with flying colors... if... (256 comments)

This use scenario seems much more apt for an iPad, due to it's much heavier flexibility. But, only if proper applications are written to fit the student's needs better.

more than 4 years ago
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Most Useful OS For High-School Science Education?

scottwilkins Re:Windows XP? (434 comments)

Did I just spell Tommorow with two R's? See what old technology does, I learned to type on an IBM Selectric typewriter. BAH!

more than 4 years ago
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Most Useful OS For High-School Science Education?

scottwilkins Re:Windows XP? (434 comments)

We're talking about students of tommorrow, not today. Sure, today XP is still viable, but its days are very numbered. To train tommorrows workforce you need the latest technology, so they can hit the streets as up-to-date as possible. Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010. Or at least the latest Ubuntu and any most recent release compiler. Training kids for yesterday's technology doesn't do anyone any good.

more than 4 years ago
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Airship Inflated To Create Monster "Stratellite"

scottwilkins Story... (204 comments)

Is it me, or is this story full of hot air?

more than 4 years ago
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Decency Group Says "$#*!" Is Indecent

scottwilkins Prime Time sucks anymore (821 comments)

With a 9 year old in my house, we simply do not watch Prime Time TV any more. Even if the show might be OK, the commercials are NOT! TV sucks anymore.

more than 4 years ago
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Seagate Launches Hybrid SSD Hard Drive

scottwilkins Other solutions? How fast is it really? (224 comments)

I wonder if just putting 4 Gig of super fast cache memory would have the same affect, or at least something similar? I'm going to wait for the high end drives like this. The one's that will have the faster flash memory. Just like current SSD drives, some are faster than others. Sometimes quite a bit faster. Seems to me if the flash memory doesn't have much better throughput than the normal hard drive's sustained throughput rate, then it's not worth much except for seek time improvements. So I hope to see soon what the real throughput rate is for the flash memory part of this drive is.

more than 4 years ago

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