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Astronomers Record Mystery Radio Signals From 5.5 Billion Light Years Away

xeoron Re:This has been know for a while... (121 comments)

Maybe it is the first fight in the Civil War that Q started. After all, star trek tng is based on stories from the future brought to us by time traveler Gene Roddenberry.

about a week ago
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Dish Introduces $20-a-Month Streaming-TV Service

xeoron Re:Trademark foul... (196 comments)

Reminds me of the Sling Box, which does the same thing for all channels at no monthly cost, will stream to all devices locally or internationally, comes with Chromecast, Roku, AmazonFire support and has a built-in dvr. How is this Sling TV better?

about three weeks ago
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How Target's Mobile App Uses Location Tech To Track You

xeoron Re:omg, a store will know where I am (61 comments)

Disable access permissions to location data using the program Advanced Permissions on Android, or turn your GPS off. Turn off Wifi so they won't track your Mac address. No more location tracking, problem solved.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

xeoron Re:I'm sorry (415 comments)

Wine runs Foobar2000, so it is ready for me.

about a month and a half ago
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U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

xeoron Re:Ya...Right (285 comments)

Why not mandate faster changes? Like cut in half in 1 year. Yes it may be painful and costly (if there is no tax incentive) but the results are worth it.

about 2 months ago
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CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

xeoron Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (110 comments)

I know a family that recently paid Comcast 15k to run a Comcast line down a private road and to their home, and most the the town already had service if they wanted it. So, Comcast does not connect everyone, unless they are willing to pay if you live in a area deemed not profitable enough to run cable to the homes.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

xeoron Re:The suck, it burns .... (179 comments)

Yes, but that is because the developers are now required to test their own code before it goes to testing, so that things don't break as much during each sprint of coding.

about 5 months ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

xeoron Re:Not Just Phones (281 comments)

My 2012 Nexus 7 was getting unbelievable slow, then I did a factory reset and it was speedy again. I, also use tools to tweak what programs run at start up, which has helped a lot, too.

about 6 months ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

xeoron Re:Thanks (398 comments)

Then switch to SSH instead of VPN and tell your browser to access the tunnel via a socks proxy.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

xeoron Microsoft Linux (322 comments)

The only distribution that runs on everything, and gives the complete MS Windows experience with the power of Linux.

about 6 months ago
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HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

xeoron Re:Run a completely new OS? (257 comments)

Not any more. Last year HP sold WebOS to LG

about 7 months ago
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TrueCrypt Cryptanalysis To Include Crowdsourcing Aspect

xeoron Re:Crowdsourcing (131 comments)

As of last weekend, it is in the process of being forked. New community site here

about 8 months ago
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Registry Hack Enables Continued Updates For Windows XP

xeoron Re:Are you kidding me? (322 comments)

One place I do tech work for have POS's that require Net access because part of the services link into API's for UPS, FexEx, and USPS for realtime transactions. The POS software and shipping software get updates regularly, whether it be bug fixes, feature improvements, or shipping rates updates. The POS, also, can links into a noreply email to send people invoices and tracking. Safe guards: being placed on a separate isolated network from the main one, strict firewall settings, intrusion detection, and a good host file. CCs are not processed on them at all, since there are handled by dedicated machines from merchant services on a dedicated landline.

about 8 months ago
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Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player

xeoron Re:Foobar2000 for Linux (87 comments)

Foobar2000 runs perfectly under WINE on Linux and OS X. I have been using it for years without any problems. So far, the only flaw I have found is that it does not find new music placed into your media folder after it finishes scanning for new files during start-up, so you have to restart the thing to help it find music just added.

about 9 months ago
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Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

xeoron Re:Quality? (137 comments)

Maybe, if I could print it!

about 9 months ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

xeoron Re:Please.... (321 comments)

They would avoid this problem if they had multi-accounts setup on their device with parental controls set locking all programs except the ones they approve of for the kids account.

about 10 months ago
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Asus Announces Small Form Factor 'Chromebox' PCs

xeoron Re:Grandma (125 comments)

Actually, it can. You can use Google Docs offline mode, play locally stored music and videos, test network connectivity and use SSH with the Secure Shell app.

about a year ago
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Environmental Report Raises Pressure On Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline

xeoron Why is a pipeline needed? (301 comments)

They claim it is to be able to push it to the refineries, but if that was true, why not build some refineries on or near the USA / Canadian boarder? It would be cheaper, require less resources, and environmentally safer.

about a year ago

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A new kind of thin client based on Fedora and Kickstarter open-hardware

xeoron xeoron writes  |  more than 2 years ago

xeoron (639412) writes "Imagine if you could easily share one computer with a whole class, your whole family, the whole office that uses no remote desktop, no specialized server, and no X11 forwarding. The Plugable Thin Client project, on Kickstarter, effortlessly creates thin clients using Fedora Linux with new specialized USB driver and $50 USB hardware."
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