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Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

viperidaenz Re:Dead market (110 comments)

Since when was there a Windows CE or Windows Mobile app store?

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

viperidaenz lmgtfy (110 comments)

A 5 second google returned http://www.anytux.org/hardware...
Linux compatibility for hundreds of old handhelds are on there.

5 days ago
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Using Discarded Laptop Batteries To Power Lights

viperidaenz Re:sorry, all my laptop batteries are dead (143 comments)

The most common cause for laptop batteries failing is one cell has failed. Usually the one on the end of the battery that's closest to the CPU or otherwise hotter than the others.

The rest of the cells won't be that bad.

about two weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

viperidaenz Wasting money (117 comments)

Perhaps he shouldn't have spent $3M trying to corrupt the government with his failed political party.
It all worked out in the end, the incumbent party he was trying to take down gathered even more votes that the previous election.

about three weeks ago
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Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

viperidaenz Re:Wrong risk ... (151 comments)

What about when Kim Dotcom lied on his residency application by failing to declare a driving conviction?

I hope he gets deported back to Germany.

about three weeks ago
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US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive

viperidaenz Get the fat fuck out of my country (173 comments)

He lied on his application for residency. Hopefully he gets deported. Then its Germany's problem.

about a month ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

viperidaenz Re:Should be illegal (119 comments)

Not if the guy they were taken from agrees.

BTC are on a steady decline in value, so they're being sold now. I assume if he is not proven guilt, he'll get the cash back.

about a month ago
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Alleged Satellite Photo Says Ukraine Shootdown of MH17

viperidaenz Re:uh, no? (340 comments)

How do you know the Ukrainians don't have fighter jets the size of a farm?

about a month ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

viperidaenz What? (328 comments)

How does a Low Earth Orbit force me to do anything?

about a month and a half ago
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Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

viperidaenz Re:Pros and Cons (70 comments)

Except in Android.
After installing a self-signed certificate every time you restart the phone you get a warning message saying "Network may be monitored". There is apparently no way to say "Yes, i know there is a user-installed certificate, stop telling me I'm hacking myself because I put it there on purpose"

about a month and a half ago
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Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

viperidaenz Re:Microsoft's already patched IE... apk (70 comments)

But the Microsoft article is dated October 15.
Last time I checked, October 15th was before October 18th.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

viperidaenz Re:Elsewhere in the world (265 comments)

Paywave isn't all that hot for retailers. The merchant fees are higher.
It's good where you want to decrease the time spent at the checkout though.

Since CurrentC bypasses the credit card merchants, it's probably much cheaper for the retailers. The interest free period and reward schemes on credit cards are paid for by the merchants, usually around 2.5% of the transaction.

about a month and a half ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

viperidaenz Re:$3500 fine? (286 comments)

It is indirectly relative the the income of others.
The more money people make, the higher the cost of living.
The more your supermarket workers and retails workers get paid, the higher the cost of the goods those companies sell to cover their expenses.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

viperidaenz Re:$3500 fine? (286 comments)

No, they should have been fined at least 3x the back paid they owed, otherwise it's not really a disincentive.

about 2 months ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

viperidaenz Re:After whast happened to Odroid-w, why? (81 comments)

It's actually a bit slower than a Pentium 3 450 of ~15 years ago
It has a decent GPU though.

about 2 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

viperidaenz Re:On the other hand... (700 comments)

It's more like, if you took your replica car to the dealer, complete with counterfeit badges and they removed the badge because you don't have the right to use it. The only reason your car is bricked now is because you don't know what kind of car it's claiming to be because there's no badge on it.

They are only removing the USB PID/VID from the chips, because FTDI paid for them.

about 2 months ago
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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits

viperidaenz Re:After whast happened to Odroid-w, why? (81 comments)

Broadcom did them a favour. That chip is hopelessly slow and out dated compared to any Cortex ARM CPU.

about 2 months ago
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Smart Battery Tells You When It's About To Explode

viperidaenz Re:Never mind the user (97 comments)

I have an MSI laptop, it's battery is about 10% original capacity. Still gets up to 15 minutes.
Not bad for over 10 years old.

My wife's Toshiba laptop battery committed suicide, one of the cell's protection circuits cut out, so the whole pack is completely dead.

about 2 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

viperidaenz Re:PITA IS UNHAPPY (367 comments)

It's PETA, not PITA

I'm pretty sure it's People Eating Tasty Animals, not Pain In The Ass.

about 2 months ago

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