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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 a month and a half 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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
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Dual_EC_DRBG Backdoor: a Proof of Concept

xeoron random(Dual_EC_DRBG()) (201 comments)

If you use more than 1 sequence of randomness while using the required standard, is that code viewed as compliant?

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013?

xeoron Re:No? (317 comments)

For cross platform, I personally, use 2 different solutions: 1) Plex Server to stream to any device 2) foobar2000, which works perfectly under WINE on Linux and OS X.

about 7 months ago
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Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

xeoron Re:FB2K FTW (400 comments)

Foobar2000 has never locked up on me and I have a huge collection, which is a mix of mp3, ogg, and flac files whether the audio is stored on a local Seagate Hybrid Drive and from a mirrored copy on a NAS, but I mostly use it on Linux and OS X with the help of WINE. Winamp use to be a fast lightweight program, but it is not, while Foobar2000 still is, so maybe the problem you had was caused by one of add-on extension. I have had that happen with Firefox and Chrome maybe it completely unresponsive or sluggish, so it stands to reason this could also occur with Foobar2000.

about 8 months ago
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Not All USB Power Is Created Equal

xeoron Re:Don't really see the market (240 comments)

I had the same problem with my Nexus 7 (2012), until I did these four things. 1) Go into the system settings and in the section for Apps and kill any process running that you don't want to run. 2) Uninstall the power hungry apps that are always running that you really don't use much or at all. 3) In the Play store go into your settings and tell it to not auto update 4) Install Deep Sleep Battery Saver Pro to tweak how the device will act with regards to power usage while asleep or with the screen merely off (there is a free version, but the pro gives you more power saving options). By doing these things I have went from having a N7 that had a fast power drain even when asleep, nor charge when asleep, to one that keeps power 10 times longer and charges while sleeping.

about 8 months ago
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Microsoft Reportedly Seeks To Put Windows Phone On Android Devices

xeoron Re:Wrong way round. (182 comments)

Microsoft's Linux Distro: Windows Phone Linux

about 10 months ago
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Samsung Smart TV: Basically a Linux Box Running Vulnerable Web Apps

xeoron Re: Yep. (166 comments)

I don't believe that. I may have a smart tv, but I rarely use it for those features (which are often turned off), since I have a 3rd Gen Roku that I use for Netflix, Amazon Video, and my favorite channel Plex to play all my content (music, pictures, videos, custom plex web- content channels) that are hosted on my Mac Mini Plex Server (works on other Roku versions, but I was finding it sluggish to get content loaded on a my 1st Gen, while fast on the 3rd gen). I bought Panasonic 42inch 2013 smart tv on sale for 60% off via Amazon on my birthday because the price could not be beat for the quality and feature set. The Smart TV does have a special version of Netflix that is nice where when it loads the service where it asks if you want to use the Kids or Adult version of the site. I also like that if my Roku dies, I can still access various services.

about a year ago
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke Pulls Albums From Spotify In Protest of Low Royalties

xeoron put it in perspective (301 comments)

Lets put it in perspective. If there are 1 million plays on Spodify/Pandora/etc vs 1 million active listeners over the radio for 1 song, which income is higher and by how much?

1 year,5 days
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Real World Stats Show Chromebooks Are Struggling

xeoron Re:Give up (250 comments)

I have a Acer Chromebook that I got from BestBuy for $57 bucks (after using a gift card) and it is wonderful for anything web related. You can even use SSH on it via a Chrome Extension to access other machines. With programing in the web-browser, to remote access via ssh or logmein, most things can be done using a Chromebook. I started to use mine as a loaner when fixing peoples computers, and what I found surprising is that most people, especially older folk, whom struggle with using a computer, love that it just works to get online, is fast, nothing to worry about security and infections, and is perfect for someone on the go or traveling. My only complaint is lack of being able to access network drives with the file manager. Google please fix this! My NAS supports SMB/Cliff, AFP, Bonjour, and NFS, yet the file manager only see local files. Being Linux, you would think that it would, at least, have NFS support.

about a year ago
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Ars Reviewer is Happily Bored With Dell's Linux Ultrabook

xeoron Re:Still fiddly if you RTFA (181 comments)

My Acer Chromebook does not suck, nor Acer 1 netbook with a SSD.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Block Web Content?

xeoron Re:Nice Try China! (282 comments)

Don't forget compromised ad-networks pushing XSS or different forms of malware. Squid Proxy, adblock, or a good host file are perfect for dealing with such things, if you had the desire to filter network addresses and content access.

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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