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Synchronize Data Between Linux, OS X, and Windows?

uninet You Might Try SpiderOak (305 comments)

I've tried Dropbox and SpiderOak. I think I've settled on SpiderOak for now, since it is cheaper per MB and offers really nice, granular controls. For example, I can sync specific sets of data between different computers and backup some computers without syncing them to others at all (unlike Dropbox which syncs everything to everyone). Like Dropbox, you get 2GB free with no purchase necessary and the client automatically encrypts data in such a way that allegedly the company cannot decrypt it without you providing them with your password. It also counts your quota against the size of your data once it has been "deduplicated" rather than before (Dropbox does it before).

As an added bonus, while the client takes more resources when sending data (since it encrypts it on the client side), it idles much lower -- virtually at 0% processor usage -- than Dropbox, I found.

Of course, giving a referral link is mandatory, right? This link provides both you and me with an extra gig of free space. :-)

more than 4 years ago

A Real-World Test of the Verizon MiFi

uninet Mea Culpa on Re:Irony (118 comments)

I mean to say Oxford American English Dictionary. The grand OED itself says:

2. fig. A condition of affairs or events of a character opposite to what was, or might naturally be, expected; a contradictory outcome of events as if in mockery of the promise and fitness of things. (In F. ironie du sort.)

It goes on to note this usage has been around since at least the 17th century.

more than 5 years ago

A Real-World Test of the Verizon MiFi

uninet Re:Irony (118 comments)

Note the Oxford English Dictionary on ironic: "happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this." That a Verizon device makes an iPhone more usable than AT&T's own network is precisely that.

more than 5 years ago

AT&T To Offer TV Over Phone Lines

uninet Re:Old news (303 comments)

It has actually been available in parts of Texas (as well as a few other areas -- I think part of Indiana) for almost a year, if not a year. I think it is suppose to be here in St. Louis by the end of the year. has covered it very well from the time it was in trial mode. I can't believe Slashdot didn't catch how old this news was, as you say!

more than 7 years ago



Procrastinator's Gift Guide to Smartphones

uninet uninet writes  |  more than 2 years ago

uninet writes "Trying to sort out the right smartphone to give someone this year? Open for Business has reviewed 10 of the most interesting smartphones presently available on major American carriers to help sort out which ones make the best gifts depending on your recipient's needs."
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The Verizon MiFi is a Great Friend for the iPhone

uninet uninet writes  |  more than 5 years ago

uninet writes "Over the course of a few days last week, I was able to spend a good deal of time with Verizon's amazing little MiFi 3G router. It performed its task of providing speedy Wi-Fi internet to other devices via a EvDO Rev. A connection very well. Ironically, the red V network's device even improved the experience of using my iPhone, making it usable for surfing where its native network (AT&T) doesn't even connect. Check out my findings at Open for Business."
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AT&T 3G Upgrades Degrade 2G Signal Strength

uninet uninet writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Timothy R. Butler writes "Much to the chagrin of owners of various 2G cell phones on AT&T Mobility's network, including the highly visible, and originally highly expensive first generation iPhone, we have discovered that AT&T has been quietly adjusting its network in ways that degrade 2G network performance as it has sought to build out its next generation 3G network. Many of the phones affected are still well within their two year contract period."
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The Little Black (iPhone) Box

uninet uninet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

uninet writes "With the iPhone's huge price tag as a seeming argument against buying it, and even larger prices on iPhones selling on eBay as a good argument for selling the one he just bought, OFB's Tim Butler muses on whether or not to open that ever-so-tempting little box. Read his thoughts on the subject at Open for Business."
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uninet uninet writes  |  more than 7 years ago

uninet writes "Apple did what every Mac user wondering if the company had lost its focus on the Mac wanted the company to do: it had the ever charismatic Steve Jobs focus on Mac OS X Leopard for almost all of his keynote in San Francisco, one of two major product launch events for the Cupertino-based company each year. But, when he did move off of the Mac, he unveiled Apple's real offensive: the Safari web browser for Windows. Find out why, here."
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