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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:Is it just Me (426 comments)

I've got a stack of 4 close enough to grab with my left hand and soon it'll be a stack of 5.

2 are BEFSR41s, and only one of the 54s has the wireless part turned on, I just need all of the places to plug in Ethernet cables.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:ASUS RT-N16 (426 comments)

Well, they certainly had a problem with it motherboard-wise.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:I'm still running a wrt54gl too (426 comments)

I've been running a WRT-54GL for about that long but instead of running Tomato, I run DD-WRT. Runs very well too. My only complaint was that after months and months the Broadcom chip gets hot. So having studied electronics and worked building remote sensing circuit boards for oilfield, I know that heat kills electronics, and I did the only sane thing: put together a nice little heat sink, got some heat sink grease (thermal silicone grease), and stuck the heat sink to the top of the Broadcom chip. The whole thing gets warm, but the chip doesn't get hot, and it will stay running for many more years. As far as performance: yes it only has (802.11)b and g (but not n). Still, 802.11g is good enough for me to wirelessly stream movies (dvd, not blu-ray) to an LG box connected to the tv via an hdmi cable (dlna). If you really want to start your search (and want to run Tomato) start by looking on the Tomato web site and see what routers are supported. I know the dd-wrt site lists supported routers.

It's not that hard to mount an old 486 or Pentium fan in there.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:ASUS RT-N16 (426 comments)

Careful with heat. I've had two of these fail due to popped capacitors.

Are you sure that wasn't due to some "capacitor plague" capacitors still being in the supply chain pipeline?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:Is it just Me (426 comments)

Or is the only router ever produced that actually looks good is the wrt54G line?
I have yet to see another that does not look really bad.

They aren't bad looking but I've seen others that I think look better.

But I love the stackability.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:+1 for this Post (426 comments)

... especially since Linksys is a subsidiary of Cisco who are the NSA's bitch.

No they're not. Cisco flogged Linksys off a year or more ago to Belkin - which, granted, is an even bigger reason to avoid them.

Since when has Belkin actually done any manufacturing of its own?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:+1 for this Post (426 comments)

You didn't have it on a UPS?

Or did you let the idiot plug the drill into the UPS?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

unitron Re:+1 for this Post (426 comments)

If you've got an old 486 or early Pentium cooling fan, mount it inside the 54G.

You can find +12V near the power inlet.

You can use plastic/nylon motherboard standoffs with the little button clipped off to hold the fan up in the air over the big chip.

Use RTV silicon caulking compound to glue them to the 54's motherboard.

This presupposes you have a soldering iron and a voltmeter, or at least a soldering iron and enough knowledge of power supplies to tell where the filter caps are.

I've got a stack of 54s and non-wireless BEFSR41s and putting a fan inside makes a world of difference.

about two weeks ago
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Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time

unitron Re:not really that hard, theoretically (177 comments)

No, the original intent was to ensure that slave owners could form militias to prevent slave revolts. The Founders were well aware of the inability of militias to stand against a professional army as consistently demonstrated in the American Revolution.

Yeah, if the colonies' professional army hadn't been able to defeat King George III's militias, we'd all be speaking English now.

about two weeks ago
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Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time

unitron Re:not really that hard, theoretically (177 comments)

The original intent was to prevent the government from having too much power by ensuring that citizens could form militias. Having arms available to everyone (not just the government's army) was an essential part of being able to raise a militia.

The original intent was to make militias possible so that they could avoid having to have a standing army.

They were very big on the idea of not having a standing army.

about two weeks ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

unitron Re:Comcast should run for office (250 comments)

Yeah, but why bother when you can just rent the current occupants and save the hassle of campaigning and having to actually show up in DC a few days a year?

about three weeks ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

unitron Re:Get used to this... (250 comments)

Didn't you overlook working Benghazi in somewhere as well?

about three weeks ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

unitron Re:Obama (582 comments)

Do you prefer Reynolds Wrap or Alcoa when fashioning your chapeau?

about three weeks ago
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Gettin' Maverick-y on ya!

unitron I find her enthusiasm... (8 comments)

...for the beginning of President Biden's administration (which could last until mid-January of 2025) somewhat surprising.

about three weeks ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

unitron Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (582 comments)

I've been a Slashdot reader and account holder since the days of the Halloween Papers, so I figure what I want out of this site counts for as much as what you want out of it.

You can ignore a story about which you don't care much more easily than I can read one that never gets posted.

about three weeks ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

unitron Re:Obama (582 comments)

Yeah, that Bin Laden guy saw the bike picture and laughed his head off at weak, ineffectual Obama.

about three weeks ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

unitron Re:Why the fuck is this on Slashdot? (582 comments)

"This submission is pretty much irrelevant here at Slashdot."

Yeah, nobody here cares about a 21st century Sarajevo.

about three weeks ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

unitron Re:It begins to make sense (200 comments)

Market share is as important a part of the algorithym as bandwidth.

Don't discount the misplaced priorities of the masses.

Prhaps they don't affect change at the ballot box, but the thongs that really matter to them can drive them into a frenzy.

Especially if those thongs ride up and chafe.

about three weeks ago
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You Want Impeachment? Knock Yourselves Out

unitron Two words... (6 comments)

...President Biden.

They'd be giving Joe the advantage of incumbency in the 2016 election and if they didn't get Obama out before the middle of January of 2015, Biden would be eligible for two full terms plus the remaining 2 years of Obama's second term.

about three weeks ago

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The Individual Midnight Thread

unitron unitron writes  |  about 6 months ago

unitron (5733) writes "Trying to figure out time zones is starting to make my brain hurt, but apparently in a bit over 6 hours somewhere on the other side of globe from Greenwich the Week of Slashcott will begin, as Midnight arrives for anyone in that zone, and then it travels west, where I will encounter it in about 23 hours.

So if we can get this thread out of the Firehose, I was thinking that, as the 10th arrives for us in our respective locations, we could leave here what may be our final farewells to Slashdot.

Until Midnight, this is our meeting place, our City Hall, our town square.

(and yes, our playground)

After that I'm not sure where we can congregate to discuss how the Slashcott's going and whether it's time to move on.

I'm going to jump the gun and lay claim to "So long and thanks for all the Karma", and perhaps someone could do a Bob Hope and re-write the lyrics to "Thanks for the Memories".

In the meantime, a bit of housekeeping.

An AC beat me to the week-long boycott idea by a couple of hours, and suggested the date range of the 10th through the 17th.

As part of a group of people familiar with the concept of beginning a count with 0 instead of 1, I really should have spotted the mistake of putting 8 days into that particular week.

So, should Slashcott Week end as the 17th begins, or do we give Dice a bonus day?"
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A Modest Proposal, re: Beta vs. Classic

unitron unitron writes  |  about 6 months ago

unitron (5733) writes "Dice wants to make money off of what they paid for--the Slashdot name--, or rather they want to make more money off of it than they are making now, and they think the best way to do that is to turn it into SlashingtonPost.

They should take this site and give it a new name. Or get Malda to let them use "Chips & Dips".

Leave everything else intact, archives, user ID database, everything except the name.

Then use the Beta code and start a new site and give it the slashdot.org name, and they can have what they want without the embarrassment of having the current userbase escape from the basement or the attic and offend the sensibilities of the yuppies or hipsters or metrosexuals or whoever it is that they really want for an "audience"."
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Oops!, it's not DST weekend yet after all

unitron unitron writes  |  more than 6 years ago

unitron (5733) writes "In the back of what's left of my mind I've been thinking "Halloween's coming up, time to change the clocks again", and I just tripped over a HuffingtonPost story by Robert J. Elisberg (whoever he is) that reminded me that it's not just Spring that's gotten screwed up, it's Fall as well.

For those of you outside of, or in certain sections of, the U.S., YMMV. Excuse me while I check to see if my Tivo's gonna be screwed up."

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Only way to be sure

unitron unitron writes  |  about 6 months ago

Someone needs to take off and nuke beta from orbit.

In the meantime, an AC has suggest that we boycott from the 10th to the 17th.

So, who's up for a Slashdot Valentines Day Massacre?

"Beta is Slashdot's version of Jar-Jar Binks, only worse."

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moderation weirdness, who ya gonna call?

unitron unitron writes  |  more than 10 years ago Lately I've been getting moderation points every time I turn around, and maybe it's overwhelming my memory (not RAM, but the stuff in my head), but I think I just got meta-moderated on moderations I never made of comments I never saw in articles I never loaded, so I'm sticking the source for this page (http://slashdot.org/messages.pl?op=display&id=3795876) here for possible future reference.

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Some of your past moderations have been meta-moderated by other Slashdot readers. Here are the exciting results:

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