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Do You Really Need a Smart Phone?

unleashedgamers Smart Phone is cheaper for me and less to carry (851 comments)

I can use my simple phone for $73 a month where I live
- pay $80 for 20gb internet
- carry a camera that can take decent pics
- mp3 player that can hold enough music
- carry a map and compass
- notepad and a pen
or
I can use my smart phone for $80 a month with 6gb bandwidth

I normally use my smart phone because instead of carrying a backpack with all my stuff I carry it in my pocket, although for going 10km+ around where I live I take my simple phone (and everything else) because there is no network and I'd break/lose them one at a time than all gone at once in the middle of nowhere.

I am considering buying an satellite phone for use where I bring my simple phone so I can actually use it and will be able to phone for help if I ever needed to.

more than 2 years ago
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Staying In Shape vs. a Busy IT Job Schedule?

unleashedgamers Use stuff around the building (865 comments)

When I worked in an office I thought I wouldn't be able to work out that much but I ended up finding ways.

- When walking through a hallway that you cant be seen well thats perfect for situps, pushups and jumping jacks, anyone comes by just think up something funny.
- If there's a door where everyone smokes have a "smoke break" (but dont) go out the door and run a few laps when your not crazy busy.

Thats a couple I did, be creative and find a few that work for you.

more than 4 years ago
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Being Slightly Overweight May Lead To Longer Life

unleashedgamers Re:BMI is a poor measurement tool for obesity (383 comments)

I'm in the same boat my BMI is 25.6. I've talked to many doctors and they've told me every time that a BMI in the orange/overweight (25-29.9) is fine and that I (and others) shouldn't worry unless my BMI is above 30.

more than 4 years ago
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Reflections On the Less-Cool Effects of Filesharing

unleashedgamers Re:Filesharing as advertising... (458 comments)

This is exactly what happened with me and my favorite band, I now own all the albums and also went to see them 4 times last year (one time spent over $1000 on tickets *$60 each* for friends that I have converted and for that also got to meet the band)

Also now have about 6 band shirts.

Had I not downloaded a couple albums I wouldn't have bought the merch or went to the concerts.

about 5 years ago
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What Does a $16,000+ PC Look Like, Anyway?

unleashedgamers Re:I just bought an 8core Xeon w/64GB RAM (495 comments)

IT is done around the budget first.

They may not require fail over, a few hours of downtime may cost less than having it setup for fail over (x2 the cost or more).

Though I'd at least have the old hardware setup as needed for providing some basic fail over without having dupe systems

more than 5 years ago
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How To Argue That Open Source Software Is Secure?

unleashedgamers Re:Windows is Open source on Balckhat sites alread (674 comments)

Well, you can also have access to Windows source if you have in the thousands of CALs and to many licenses to count with the enterprise technet account and you harass your rep whom is in good standing you can sometimes be shown the source.
(And you need to sign more NDA's than I ever thought existed)

but the $20 is much more affordable than the millions required to do it the other way.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft May Be Targeting the Ubuntu Desktop

unleashedgamers Re:the acorn becomes the mighty oak...yeah yeah (583 comments)

Well... when upgrading Windows it can work but your going to spend quite a bit of time.

I've moved Outlook data from Windows to Linux (Thunderbird) with way less effort than Outlook to Outlook.

I'd classify both of them out of the skills of a normal computer user though.

more than 5 years ago
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Utah Mulls a Database of Bar Customers

unleashedgamers Re:Yeah... Ok (623 comments)

I really have to agree with your last part

Even though lethal injection is probably much more painful than a noose or a firing squad, it's easier to watch.

Although I'm not the slightest bit afraid of needles, nor do I try to be really "manly" I'd much rather take the firing squad than lethal injection. It's just *DEAD* rather than *oh here it comes I'm starting to feel something DEAD*

more than 5 years ago
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New Sidekick Will Run NetBSD, Not Windows CE

unleashedgamers Re:Just a minor note (262 comments)

Well... I need a mod down... Somehow I was brilliant enough to mix up the ARX and BIG IP

GG me...

more than 5 years ago
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New Sidekick Will Run NetBSD, Not Windows CE

unleashedgamers Re:Is a 'Holy Fuck' in order? (262 comments)

Well, not just Solaris but both FreeBSD and Solaris 2.6 for Hotmail in the past.

more than 5 years ago
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New Sidekick Will Run NetBSD, Not Windows CE

unleashedgamers Re:Just a minor note (262 comments)

They also provide powerful suite of storage management with data migration, storage tiering, data replication, and storage load balancing.

more than 5 years ago
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New Sidekick Will Run NetBSD, Not Windows CE

unleashedgamers Re:Just a minor note (262 comments)

Last I knew (couple months ago) they used F5 BIG-IP. F5 BIG-IP runs a variant of Linux, although F5 BIG-IP did used to use NetBSD back around '04 (When it was clamed that Microsoft used NetBSD).

I'm positive they run IIS 6.0 in emulation.

more than 5 years ago
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Teachers Need an Open Source Education

unleashedgamers Re:Teachers are 'slow' anyway (440 comments)

I'd say no I don't think they would be but my grandma that recently turned 80 is a freakin whiz with computers, she never needs any hand holding while using the computer and knows most programs inside out only having had a computer about 10 years (compared to my parents whom have owned computers for well over 20 years and still have no idea how to do anything).

more than 5 years ago
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Charter Launches 60 Mbps Service

unleashedgamers Re:Charter's Goin' DOWN... (299 comments)

Yesterday they filed for bankruptcy so its already happened.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft 'Vista Capable' Settlement Cost Could Be Over $8 Billion

unleashedgamers Re:Another viewpoint: (313 comments)

Along with quite a few complaints coming from the employee's of Microsoft itself.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft 'Vista Capable' Settlement Cost Could Be Over $8 Billion

unleashedgamers Re:what would be the cost to refund (313 comments)

I went out and bought a full Vista Ultimate and all I get is the price of an OEM version?

If (and I did) I bought a 'Vista Capable' computer that I was TOLD would work with Vista and then went out and spent $499 on Windows Ultimate because I was assured it would work but only get $200ish back because "Oops, we thought it would work... Our bad!"

I think this is still fraud. I want
A) A computer that is 'Vista Capable'
or
B) A refund for the Windows Vista that I was told would work but cant return because I had to open it to install it to find out it didn't work.

I'll even go without compensation for the hours I wasted of my time to Backup my documents, install Vista, restore documents, find out it wont work, backup documents again, install the XP that the computer came with and finally restore documents yet again.

This is why I think I tend to enjoy Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris a little bit more than Windows, no hassles.

more than 5 years ago
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Can a Small Business Migrate Smoothly To OpenOffice.org v3?

unleashedgamers Re:No. You can's transition from MSOffice easily (503 comments)

I love the freebies from Microsoft, that's the best thing with them, you say well... we don't want to spend that kind of money (or don't have it) and they go "well, here's some products see how these work for you" and throw a whole ton extra goodies on the side for "testing" and "documentation"

This is the biggest thing I miss from having my company.

more than 5 years ago
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Can a Small Business Migrate Smoothly To OpenOffice.org v3?

unleashedgamers Re:Short and long answers? (503 comments)

Personally I've never found OO.o to cause any problems for me, in fact its fixed quite a few problems with my MS Office Documents (To many to count going from 2007 --> 2003 at my last job)

And MS Office at $150 a computer? Every place I've been to its been $300-$400 a computer.

For me though my preference is whatever I'm given, I don't care if its MS Office (2000+, Mac or Windows) or OO.o (version 2+, Windows, Mac, Or Linux) 98%+ of my time is typing and as long as I have a document at the end to show for my time I'll be fine.

more than 5 years ago
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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

unleashedgamers Re:How Software Works (1654 comments)

I agree with your post 100% bang on with both your points.

Pure dumb or just a fail of an excuse to skip last semester and next semester.

more than 5 years ago
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Woman Claims Ubuntu Kept Her From Online Classes

unleashedgamers Re:Yup (1654 comments)

The average user hasn't been locked into Windows for over 10 years, most people are just a clueless on how to do stuff in Windows as you are in Linux. They look at the screen and if they have basic problem solving they'll start to find out how to do things after 5-10 minutes (maybe longer with a Mac, Finder -> Applications might be too complex) People just click around until stuff happens and if it works great! if it doesn't work its broken!

Stick most people who don't use computers all the time in front of a Linux or Windows computer and all they see is confusion.

more than 5 years ago

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