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Comment Re:Beta software has bugs. Film at 11 (Score 1) 163

What's old is new again. NT 3 shipped with a (supposedly fully) POSIX layer, along with an OS/2 layer, and a Win16 layer. I forget the proper name for them, but it was along the lines of personalities.

Later versions incorporated bits of OpenBSD userland to support networked UNIX systems.

Then it was all removed and retired somewhere in the Vista/7/8 era.

And now it's being resurrected and tired as something completely new. : Shakes head:

Young whippersnappers who don't know their history are bound to repeat it. ;)

Comment Re:Tor exit node = child sex offender (Score 4, Informative) 241

Pay-as-you-go SIMs can be bought at pretty much any gas station, 7-11, Mac's, Koodo, Fido, or Virgin booth with cash, without showing ID. Some of them require you to fill in an online form to activate the SIM, but you can put any info in there you want, and "payment" is done using the code on the receipt instead of credit card.

Just went through this process to get a Koodo SIM for friends visiting from Australia. No ID required, no paper trail created.

No regulation on this up here (Canada) that I can see.

Comment Re:And a few bucks more for missing content (Score 2) 316

The worst is when you find an older show, start watching it, really get into it, and then realise they only have Season 1, or the first couple of Seasons, but not the rest. :( Sometimes, you might get lucky, and find the later seasons on another streaming service, but usually you have to resort to torrents to find the rest of the show.

I'm okay with Netflix not having current TV shows in their streaming catalog, or not having the current season. But for a show that's been off the air for awhile, only having the beginning is worse than not having it at all.

Especially for kids shows!

Comment Re:Well, tell that to the Scandinavian Gov. (Score 1) 178

Which requires a specific server NIC (and 10 Gbps or faster at that) and a server version of Windows. We're talking about desktop Windows and Linux here.

Basically, you can't do multiple tagged vlans on an interface with desktop Windows, which is something that can be easily done with desktop Linux.

Comment Re:Well, tell that to the Scandinavian Gov. (Score 1) 178

No, that only allow you to set a single vlan tag onto an interface. Big whoop. In that case, you may as well just set the vlan ID for the switch port you are plugged into. At least that will work with any and every NIC out there (and is completely OS agnostic).

But, that's not what I asked for. I want to know how to assign multiple vlan tags to a single NIC in Windows. I have yet to find a way to do that.

My Linux station at work right now has 3 vlans tagged onto the single physical NIC, allowing my station access to 3 separate IP subnets. You can't do that with Windows.

Comment Re:Well, tell that to the Scandinavian Gov. (Score 1) 178

Can you configure a NIC into vlan trunk mode and use multiple tagged vlans yet (and completely block untagged vlan)? That's something I've banged my head against the desk over many times with Windows XP and 7. Haven't tried on anything higher yet. I've just given up on using tagged vlans on Windows.

Comment Re:It really is sad (Score 1) 76


Mobiles are prett much PERFECT for a turn-based RPG like the old Pools of Radiance and other "gold box" game's of the 90s.

Sure, there are ports of Dungeon Warrior and Final Fantasy, but there are no new, original turn-based RPGs available. Something you can lose yourself in for weeks, but only need to play for 10 minutes at a time. The closest I've found is Great Little War Game series.

Comment Re:Medical Devices?!? (Score 2) 209

Most 2016 flagship smartphones include this feature: Personalised Audio. The Galaxy S7 and HTC 10 both include it; not sure about the LG G5.

I've used it on my Galaxy S7, and it actually makes a pretty big difference to how the audio sounds to me.

Plug in headphones, go into a quiet room, run the Adapt Sound feature, and it plays beeps in alternating ears at different frequencies and loudness. You press the button to show you can hear (or not) the beeps, and it creates a per-ear eq setting to normalise the audio.

Works for corded and Bluetooth headphones.

Comment Re:Heat (Score 1) 138

Sure, but then you'd have to choose on how to utilize the space - install a gazillion voltaic panels or a parking lot for the employees?

That's not an either/or situation. Just raise the "gazillion voltaic panels" 7 feet or so off the ground, and voila! Parking-lot sized carport. You get the solar power benefits, the employees get shaded parking that protects their vehicles from rain and sun. Win-win all around.

There's a few malls (or maybe just Wal-Marts?) around the US that are doing something similar, but on a smaller scale. Just little islands of panels around the parking lot to power the lights at night.

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