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Home Server On IPv6-only Internet Connection?

zandeez Free Shell Accounts (164 comments)

All the other options posted so far are valid, but perhaps as you mostly travel and to keep costs down, what about a shell account at a provider with IPv6 support? http://blinkenshell.org/wiki/Info/IPv6

about a year and a half ago
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Shorter '.uk' Domain Name Put On Ice

zandeez Re:Poor sods (110 comments)

We still use the mile, and most market stalls still list prices in both kilograms and pounds. Measuring the weight of a person is still done in stone and pounds in the home in many cases. Some builders and estate agents still use feet and inches. So in reality us Brits have to be able to work with either system and be able to convert between them.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: IPTV Service In the UK?

zandeez DVB-T tuners. (78 comments)

I have Virgin Media's basic TV package as it's more expensive to not have TV at all. Also, what's wrong with putting up an antenna and freeview tuners? Or even extending/moving the cable yourself? Coax termination isn't exactly hard.

about a year and a half ago
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First Dedicated Asteroid-Tracking Satellite Will Be Canadian

zandeez Re:Canadian? (49 comments)

They missed the 'a', it'll be a Canadian. On a chair watching the sky wearing a bright orange bomber jacket.

about a year and a half ago
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Intel Gigabit NIC Packet of Death

zandeez Disable Power Management (137 comments)

IIRC,. this is a known issue for certain chipsets, disabling power management for the PCI-E port the interface is a attached to in the BIOS is the known work-around.

about a year and a half ago
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Sony Fined In UK For PlayStation Network Hack

zandeez Re:My god! (86 comments)

It is a pitiful amount considering the severity of the breech. However it's the maximum fine for such a breech allowed under UK law, which also speaks volumes.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Using a Tablet As a Sole Computing Device?

zandeez Re:Don't do it! Your asking for trouble. (417 comments)

We still print quite regularly. Things like e-vouchers and booking references. Sure there are ways around that, but a printed piece of paper can't crash on you or run out of battery.

about 2 years ago
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"Secure" Shorter .uk Internet Domain Proposed

zandeez Re:Speaking of TLDs and (87 comments)

ltd.uk already exists, as does plc.uk. Nowhere seems to sell them, though.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: the Best Linux Setup To Transition Windows Users?

zandeez Zorin (448 comments)

http://zorin-os.com/ Based on Ubuntu 12.04, deliberately made to look and behave like Windows 7.

more than 2 years ago
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Fox Sues Dish Over "Auto Hop" Ad-Skipping Feature

zandeez Return of the VCR! (578 comments)

VCR's allow us to pirate movies and skip commercials with ease! Dig out your SCART leads and off we go!

more than 2 years ago
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Swedish Teleco Firms Looking Into Block VoIP Claiming Losses In Earnings

zandeez Re:Will they ever learn? (151 comments)

So true. I live in a cabled area, my choices are minimum 20Mbps cable with virgin media (after they go on their free doubling) or maximum 3.5Mbps with anyone else. But BT should be rolling out Infinity in my area soon too. But even with cable you still get your telephone services over a standard analog line.

more than 2 years ago
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Swedish Teleco Firms Looking Into Block VoIP Claiming Losses In Earnings

zandeez Re:Will they ever learn? (151 comments)

I know what you mean, but in the UK, BT were forced years ago to open their network to other providers, and on top of that the use of VoIP were eating into their traditional revenue streams. Are BT crying about it? No, they're implementing VoIP technology on their main network to reduce their running costs and are offering new, better and complimentary data, voice and management services to pick up an entirely new revenue stream.

more than 2 years ago
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Gamers Outdo Computers At DNA Sequence Alignments

zandeez Failed. (61 comments)

I couldn't even solve one puzzle, so gave up.

more than 2 years ago
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The Specter of Gasoline At $5 a Gallon

zandeez Re:$5? that's nothing (1205 comments)

Now convert that from litres to gallons you get > $8/gallon.

more than 2 years ago
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Followup: Ultraviolet Vision After Cataract Surgery

zandeez Re:Come back... (311 comments)

This is why I have no CRT screens in my house!

more than 2 years ago
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Controlled Quantum Levitation Used To Build Wipeout Track

zandeez Copyright (162 comments)

I'm not contending whether or not the video is faked, but the argument that there is a Sony copyright mark is totally invalid. That copyright mark is in relation to the wipeout name, concept and logo, which they are required to display under the fair use provisions along with the fair use statement as JIST (fake or not) would not have the rights to. It clearly states that the copyright for the video does not belong to Sony.

more than 2 years ago
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Germans Increase Office Efficiency With "Cloud Ceiling"

zandeez Consistent? (223 comments)

Is this proven to be consistent and will it continue to have this effect on the workers? I'd like to reference the Hawthorne Effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawthorne_effect which basically states that any change to the working environment will increase productivity temporarily. So how long until it gets old and productivity slumps again?

more than 2 years ago
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Greenpeace Breaks Into French Nuclear Plant

zandeez Resonable (561 comments)

I didn't read TFA, but the summary hints that Greenpeace are not protesting against the plant itself or even nuclear power but at the lack of security which could prevent more potential disasters. This seems completely reasonable and unlike most protests we associate with such organisations and Greenpeace should be commended as an example to the activists that go over the top by trying to ban a video game simply for featuring a racoon hat.

more than 2 years ago
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The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

zandeez Re:UNIX family tree (293 comments)

I find it somewhat amusing that "OpenServer" is marked as Closed Source.

more than 2 years ago

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Vote Counting in Alternative Vote

zandeez zandeez writes  |  more than 3 years ago

zandeez writes "It came to my attention a few days ago that I did not understand how votes were counted in the proposed Alternative Vote system here in the UK, therefore myslef and a few friends ran our own to help me improve my understanding, and in turn led me to produce this basic guide."
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