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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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 6 months ago

Joss Whedon Releases New Film On Demand

xeoron Re:Quality? (137 comments)

Maybe, if I could print it!

about 5 months ago

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 7 months ago

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 8 months ago

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 9 months ago

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 10 months ago

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 10 months ago

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 a year ago

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 a year ago

Microsoft Reportedly Seeks To Put Windows Phone On Android Devices

xeoron Re:Wrong way round. (182 comments)

Microsoft's Linux Distro: Windows Phone Linux

1 year,15 days

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



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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