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Working Toward a Universal Power Brick For Laptops

stonertom Re:Magsafe (365 comments)

All the MagSafe supplies I've owned broke after a few months after the pins got stuck into the plug.

more than 4 years ago
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22 Million SSL Certificates In Use Are Invalid

stonertom Re:Two reasons for SSL (269 comments)

I got a cert that works in all the browsers I tested for about $10. That's plenty affordable for someone who can afford a domain.

more than 4 years ago
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Flying Cars Hop Slightly Closer With FAA Weight Waiver

stonertom Re:Weight limit? (123 comments)

I've seen this done. Driving a manual car doesn't put people off, it just makes the task they are doing while distracted harder.

more than 4 years ago
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Miscreants Exploit Google-Outed Windows XP Zero-Day

stonertom Re:Dear Microsoft (497 comments)

How often does a website or IM link you to Windows Help ?

more than 4 years ago
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Why Video Calling Is a Wasted Feature In the UK

stonertom Re:ha (232 comments)

I also found video calls somewhat spoiled by not working when I had my first 3G phone. Having an "oh cool, I can video call" moment followed directly by "but it doesn't work" kinda put me off.

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

stonertom Re:Some Helpful Advise (528 comments)

The firewire thing is not really a fair problem to pick, any OS with DMA could be vulnerable.

more than 4 years ago
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Mobile Game Trojan Calls the South Pole

stonertom Re:One really has to wonder... (195 comments)

Wholesale phone minutes is a sleazy business. If you have a good route to an obscure country making loads of calls to it would probably pay off.

more than 4 years ago
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Earthlink Announces It Must Honor Comcast Cap

stonertom Re:Perspective (306 comments)

I've only seen one ISP with a cap in the UK, excluding mobile broadband.

more than 4 years ago
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I trust Web apps like Google Docs ...

stonertom Re:Slashdot (194 comments)

Also, losing my /. comment history wouldn't bother me in the slightest. I don't think I'd even notice.

more than 4 years ago
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Website Mass-Bans Users Who Mention AdBlock

stonertom Re:Troublesome ads (660 comments)

Having an "I hate this ad" button under every ad, with an opportunity for comment would be useful. Possibly that could be tied in with some way to say you like a particular advert, even if you have no interest in a given product. Kinda like a spam filter

more than 4 years ago
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Solutions For More Community At Work?

stonertom Re:Facebook for enterprise (205 comments)

There are also OSS tools. I had a play with BoonEx Dolphin recently, and it did lots of the "internal Facebook" sort of stuff. It was pretty easy to deploy, and allows nice little bits like chat/walls/video/photos. Might be overkill for a small group though. Places I've worked, Jabber/XMPP is really handy. I found that IM neatly bridges the gap between "warrants a phone call" and "can wait until you check your email". Also it's a far better way to get alert messages.

more than 4 years ago
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Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

stonertom Re:Not exactly the right season (1095 comments)

Also many of the prepaid deals have free international minutes or some discount deal

about 5 years ago
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Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

stonertom Re:dont overthink (1095 comments)

All the UK HSDPA modems I've had work out of the box on Fedora (T-mob/Voda, look for the Huawei ones).

about 5 years ago
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About X% Of My Daily Co-workers Are Remote.

stonertom Remote how? (206 comments)

Remote as in "not in the office" or as in "distant/dazed/hung-over/high"

more than 5 years ago
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E-book readers ...

stonertom Re:Simple... (503 comments)

DRM should be able to let you 'lend' digital copies to people...

more than 5 years ago
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First European Provider To Break Net Neutrality

stonertom Re:Not capping, investing (343 comments)

I often download > 7GB in a day with no trouble with Virgin... Also I share a house, so it's not just me that's using the net

more than 5 years ago

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New theory about Earth's life cycle

stonertom stonertom writes  |  more than 5 years ago

stonertom writes "Two years ago, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley found the marine fossil record shows that biodiversity-the number of different species alive on the planet-increases and decreases on a 62-million-year cycle. At least two of the Earth's great mass extinctions-the Permian extinction 250 million years ago and the Ordovician extinction about 450 million years ago-correspond with peaks of this cycle, which can't be explained by evolutionary theory. Our Sun moves toward and away from the Milky Way's center, and also up and down through the galactic plane. One complete up-and-down cycle takes 64 million years- suspiciously similar to Earth's biodiversity cycle."
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stonertom stonertom writes  |  more than 8 years ago

stonertom writes "From the BBC: CCTV cameras already monitor your movements in public places — now they can give you instructions as well. Seven cameras in Middlesbrough have been fitted with speakers so operators can give warnings. Peter Lugg Reports. Video From Engadget: Seven of the 158 CCTV cams in the Northern town of Middlesbrough have been fitted with loudspeakers. Do something " anti-social " and prepare for an earful of reprimand from the camera operators. As Jack Bonner, who manages the system, gloats: 'It is one hell of a deterrent. It's one thing to know that there are CCTV cameras about, but it's quite another when they loudly point out what you have just done wrong.""
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stonertom stonertom writes  |  more than 8 years ago

stonertom writes "Having been asked by my Dad to get free downloads of his album noticed online, I began looking for sites where independent artests can try to gain ratings/recognition. The sites that are available are either badly designed (ie hard to find and rate downloads) or require payment for promotion. Ideally I'm looking for a site that will link to my page mistletoestreetmusic.com, and manage sales of physical CDs on a per-sale basis. Have any readers had any experiance with this kind of promotion?"

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