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PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History

zero0ne Re:Current PCs are good enough. (564 comments)

Metro UI is fine as long as you are using group policy to manage it (a la locked down start menus).

The big problem with with Win 8 was that when you installed an application, any start menu icons it would normally throw on your start menu all got tossed onto your Metro UI. SO that app that had 3 icons in its root folder, and then another 6 folders each with 2 or 3 icons ends up adding 15+ icons to your Metro UI screen. Two application installs and the thing is filled with useless junk.

1 year,17 days

Tesla Sending New Wall-Charger Adapters After Garage Fire

zero0ne Re:WTF (195 comments)

Frankly, those chargers should have ALREADY had these changes on revision one...

Who designs a car charger that is using 230V at 30+Amps for hours on end and leaves out a temp sensor and a mechanical mechanism that would shut it off if it overheats?

The temp sensor for statistics and monitoring (since these are still early generation) and the mechanism for safety.

1 year,17 days

Amazon Jumps Into Desktop Virtualization With "WorkSpaces"

zero0ne Re:No Linux client? (92 comments)

Hate to respond to myself but I forgot to add:

I don't necessarily agree that every company should just drop their hardware and get thin clients...

I think the right type of company, with the right amount of users will save money long term by properly building their own private cloud and offering virtual desktops. Even if that private cloud of theirs is being managed by a 3rd party.

100+ users I would say go create your own private cloud.

You are a collection agency / call center? Even better reason for this... I can't tell you how many times I was forced to move computers around or re-image a huge group of physical PCs because some client decided to cut their staffing levels in half.

Managing a cluster of enterprise level hardware will always be easier than managing a hodgepodge of general purpose workstations that were all bought at different times... (assume your "replacing 1/5 your towers every year" or sooner based on customer requirements).

about a year ago

Amazon Jumps Into Desktop Virtualization With "WorkSpaces"

zero0ne Re:No Linux client? (92 comments)

What happens when that 600 dollar computer shits the bed or gets a virus?

most of these offerings come with backups, proper setup, etc...

THat tower dies and so does that users excel / word / powerpoint documents they had stored locally.

The second you bring up "oh but they have a server that it gets stored on" you complicate things 10x and Amazon's offerings (or other companies for that matter) become competitive.

Also if they are using PCoIP, I feel bad for them - All my tests show that the protocol citrix uses is far more efficient and offers much better control of quality / bandwidth consumption.

about a year ago

Square Is Discontinuing Monthly Pricing On February 1, 2014

zero0ne Re:Swipe? (114 comments)

That's BS and you know it - US CC companies have some of the best fraud detection around...

The second a charge on my CC goes through in a state I have never been or never lived in (or couldn't travel to within the time of my last legit charge), they are calling me and asking if the charge was valid.

Last time I purchased something on eBay, I received the very same phone call because it was over $1,000

about a year ago

Long Range RFID Hacking Tool To Be Released At Black Hat

zero0ne This is awesome (73 comments)

125KHz is the same freq. that they use in the little rfid pills they inject to your pets...

I'd love to be able to track / control my pets around the house with this

- Sick cat? only give it access to one of the litter boxes.
- Cat with different dietary requirements? Give them each their own bowl that are 5+ feet away from each other and have it with a door / retractable cover.
- Outdoor cat? Have the cat door unlock when it gets close to it, but only for that one cat.

about a year and a half ago

UN Debates Rules Surrounding Killer Robots

zero0ne Re:No robot soldiers (215 comments)

People cost money just like robots.

Its a money pissing match plain and simple.
(and a tech pissing match)

about a year and a half ago

Bill Gates Opens Up About Steve Jobs

zero0ne Re:Competition is often complex. (294 comments)

Do you know how much these drugs cost to create and get approved for sale?


Also, the IP clauses shouldn't be an issue... they last for 20 years, and most of the time the drug patent is submitted prior to clinical trials. I am way over simplifying this though, as there are other items that can be done to extend.

It would also be nice if people could start trying to actually back up their points with some solid proof/articles.

about a year and a half ago

National Security Draft For Fining Tech Company "Noncompliance" On Wiretapping

zero0ne Re:FBI's general counsel - having a laugh? (165 comments)

This seems stupid at best, and a complete waste when they can just go to the ISP / backbone and get EVERYTHING, not just what said person is posting on G+

about a year and a half ago

More Uptime Problems For Amazon Cloud

zero0ne Re:Poorly run datacenter (183 comments)

It isn't amazon's job to setup a DR plan for their entire datacenter. That is the customer's job. You can pay for Amazon support and they will gladly help you setup a DR plan for your setup, but there is no way what-so-ever that it is their responsibility.

They provide you with an easy way to rent their hardware from 1 or more locations, and you can build in redundancy into your own system.

more than 2 years ago

2013 H-1B Visa Supply Nearly Exhausted

zero0ne Re:Hire the unemployed (428 comments)

- Americans also have family to take care of (say the H-1B sends money back home... that money goes way further than it would for an American doing the same)
- Americans also have student loans, which is constantly rising due to the nature of how College tuition / loan stuff works

more than 2 years ago

2013 H-1B Visa Supply Nearly Exhausted

zero0ne Re:Thank God. (428 comments)

This right here would probably solve the issue in one iteration.

Of course it could also backfire and bring our wages down to the point where they still recruit H-1Bs

more than 2 years ago

Steam For Linux Will Launch In 2012

zero0ne Only One Reason (299 comments)

There is only one reason STEAM is doing this, and it's pretty simple.

When they decide to release their own console (oh and they will), they want to make sure their platform will work on it, and that game developers have already started thinking about porting them over to *nix. Why pay a licensing fee for some OS to put on a console (or a licensing fee to XBOX or Sony to get STEAM on their platform), when they can instead make sure their platform works flawlessly on *nix, and then create a console using *nix.

the desktop *nix community will be like a beta test for their console, without all the demands of "I want a fix yesterday" that you would get from the Windows community.

Long term, they will end up taking a significant chunk of the current consoles market share.

more than 2 years ago

Phoronix Confirms GNU/Linux Steam and Source Engine Clients

zero0ne Re:Good luck (324 comments)

This right here.

This is how Valve will play this out.

1) Release Linux version of STEAM + Source games working from day 1
2) Release new Console version based on Linux (no MS licensing overlord). Console comes with all source games
3) Release STEAM client for mobile ...

If they now have a linux client, doesn't that mean that if I make a game using their source engine, it will work on Windows, Mac & Linux right off the bat? If so they would basically be able to say "Use STEAM & Source engine to make your game and it will work on our console (#2 above), and PC from day one."

Bonus points if they release a brand new Source v2 engine or something along with a console.

more than 2 years ago

Technology Makes It Harder To Save Money

zero0ne Re:...not quite it... (320 comments)

Cutting out a single night out at a restaurant will almost always end up covering the cost of that month's cell phone bill.

more than 2 years ago

US Small-Scale Nuclear Reactor Industry Gains Traction In Missouri

zero0ne Re:NIMBY (200 comments)

How do you secure a reactor like this though?

If I have a gun can I shoot at it and it goes BOOM?
What if I have a grenade?
Large home-made bomb?
Stolen Bunker buster missile?

If you were able to get it to go BOOM or melt down, what are we talking about for containment? If it powers a suburban area 20sq miles, will the melt down only cause health issues for that 20sq miles or larger? If it impacts areas around it, do they get a say on how you deploy it and regulations you need to follow to secure it?

more than 2 years ago

Expect Mandatory 'Big Brother' Black Boxes In All New Cars From 2015

zero0ne Re:Just a recorder... (628 comments)

What happens if both drivers were Speeding?

What happens if (more extremely) both drivers were recorded going 46 when the accident happened on a road with a speed limit of 45?
Should BOTH insurance companies be legally OK to wipe their hands clean of paying out for the accident?

Simply put, is there anything in the books that would stop both insurance companies from using "speeding" as the end all, over-rules everything reason to not pay out?

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Coming Attractions

zero0ne Re:Shill problem (410 comments)

I am a real person :(

What about a way to block specific users, which in turn ALSO blocks all their moderation?

Say some group of shills mods post Y down to oblivion, by having them on your block list, those down mods are invisible and not counted. You now see the post for how it is, and if anyone else modded it +1 whatever, you would see that as well, as long as they aren't on your block list as well.

Of course, this could be the way it is currently, but as a /. noob, I don't have a good enough idea of what users to block.

more than 2 years ago

Google Glasses Announced

zero0ne Re:wont last long (249 comments)

IF enough people have them, banning them won't be an option.

Frankly, the concept of these things has some +'s for the current crop of internet only stores (like Amazon), where the majority of their customers will go into a physical store to look at a product, then go online and but it. Instead of having to go into the store, you download the Amazon Showcase app, and it creates a showcase for your right in the room you are in.

more than 2 years ago

Rob Malda (CmdrTaco) Joins the Washington Post

zero0ne Re:Visionaries see into the future, not the presen (232 comments)

Oh wait, so a device that ONLY worked on a mac, and then JUST releases a version that works on Windows is already "well-known" in "non-geek" circles?

more than 2 years ago


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Application Virtualization

zero0ne zero0ne writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Enterprise level Application Virtualization?
(that's free?)

Does this exist?

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