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Comment: Re:Return of terminals (Score 1) 625

by Frag-A-Muffin (#41600927) Attached to: Will the Desktop PC Live Forever?

I'd like my cell phone to act like a thin client.

Just pop it into charging dock and it gives you browser and email on big screen(s) and rdp client to access applications on server for those things your phone isn't powerful enough itself.

The dock could even have external GPU for extra power.

Motorola tried this. It was slow, ugly, useless and slow. It was just discontinued by Google (who own's Moto's Mobile biz now).

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/news/motorola-webtop-lapdock-google-smartphones-95491

I assume you didn't buy one?! :) Or didn't even know about it?!

Comment: Re:Tools (Score 2) 86

by Frag-A-Muffin (#41600797) Attached to: Microsoft's Hand-Gesture Sensor Bracelet

The really, really, really sad thing is that you already see people doing this while they're on a normal cell phone.

LOL, for some of us, the hand moving is part of talking.

I work from home, and on conference calls, I pace around and gesture as I'm speaking -- I simply couldn't not do it.

Though, admittedly, I don't preclude the possibility that I'm also crazy. ;-)

Hahahaha .. dude .. I just thought of something funny. :) For people who DO like to talk with their hands (I do sometimes myself!) how do you know you're not going to inadvertently start a porn vid on your phone or something while on the phone with your boss! HAHAHAHA.

P.S. @localman57: The worst I've seen while driving, dude next to me was making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while on the highway going 120km/h!! I mean, full on jars of PB and J, knifing it out and spreading it on bread! I really wish I had a video of it. At least I had a passenger as a witness.

Comment: Re:Why print photos? (Score 1) 350

by Frag-A-Muffin (#39930665) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

Yes, I never though I'd say this, but some people still like to use regular frames, and the consume no energy whatsoever! :-)
 

Oh, I love frames too. But there's only so many you can put on a wall before it starts to look weird ;) Hence the photo albums (which here on in, I will use the correct term of photo book).

We're trying to get photo books printed to document our kids' childhood. So the plan is to do a photo book for each year of their lives up to the age of 10 or so. And then maybe a book for the ages of 10-15, etc etc.

It would make for a very easy handoff when they grow up and have their own family and we want to get rid of everything cuz we're downsizing! :)

Comment: Re:Why print photos? (Score 1) 350

by Frag-A-Muffin (#39930407) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

Of course the AC didn't read the whole post. Sigh. I am getting old I guess.

I specifically wrote ... *I* personally use iPhoto ... and what does the next line say? There are many other outlets to get these printed. Do you not know how to use google? Or should I do that for you too?

Be off AC, troll somewhere else.

Comment: Why print photos? (Score 3, Interesting) 350

by Frag-A-Muffin (#39930263) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

... when you can make photo albums?! I find that we print photo albums instead of photos these days. Photos themselves are a nuisance to store or archive. Printed photo albums are nicely self-contained, easy to pack and look much better than those albums with a bunch of loose photos in it. It's really not much more expensive. I personally just use iPhoto to design and then print the albums. No hassle. Product is fantastic.

Of course there are many outlets to get these printed. I highly recommend them.

As a side bonus, your guests will think you're some kind of pro, cuz honestly, even with no experience, they come out looking really really good. Nothing says pro like a full page bleed :)

Then again, what do I know? I'm just an old fart with a 4 digit ID. ;)

Comment: Very cool (Score 1) 177

by Frag-A-Muffin (#38820305) Attached to: XBMC Running On Raspberry Pi

I love the Raspberry Pi project, and have my CC ready to order. However, this isn't that spectacular of a use for it :)
There are a ton of specialized boxes that already do it in a neat package with a proper remote. (personally I use a WD TV Live both 1st and 2nd gen).

To all those criticizing the performance, or codec support etc etc, remember this is just ONE of the many things this thing can do and it's just to show you the potential of what a $25/$35 general computing device can be made to do. The coolness of the platform is yet to come. I for one am more excited about the projects that people have not thought of yet, because they haven't gotten their hands on one yet! So much potential. So much fun to be had.

Comment: I have a solution: (Score 1) 404

by Frag-A-Muffin (#38792617) Attached to: Outgoing CRTC Head Says Technology Is Eroding Canadian Culture

...the fact that the CRTC is antiquated and can't keep up with these emerging technologies as factors...

Doesn't that say it all?? Here's my solution: disband the CRTC and use the money to fund local bands/artists. Maybe setup a new "record label" that is a little more in-tune with society of today, not of yesteryear. There's a lot of things we could do with the money! (Our money mind you!)

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