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Comment: Re:Great system for parents (Score 1) 372 372

would much prefer a modifyer key

Couldn't agree more. Turning Caps Lock into Ctrl is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

This page has a long list of how to do that for most environments:
http://emacswiki.org/emacs/MovingTheCtrlKey

Note that for Windows, it's probably easiest to use SharpKeys, which that page doesn't mention.
http://www.randyrants.com/sharpkeys/

Comment: Re:Wake me up when we support multiple video cards (Score 2) 183 183

I haven't used it myself, but maybe this does what you want?

http://xpra.org/

Or is this the same as the XRDP situation? Although, I don't really understand what you mean by "simply move it to another server" in the Windows context.

Can you really start an executable on one machine and move the running executable to another machine? Your comment further up merely says:

Which one of those lets me start an application on one machine and then continue using it on another machine like Windows has been able to do for well over a decade?

To me, this sounds like RDP: connect from a client machine, start an application on the server, disconnect, reconnect later from another client to continue using the application. The application itself is still running on the same server machine.

Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 308 308

For your example, have you looked at Our Groceries? My wife and I both use it on Android, but their website says it's available for iPhone, too. It's server-backed, so lists are synced across phones. Obviously I can't say for sure, but I imagine it would work between iOS and Android.
http://www.ourgroceries.com/download

Comment: Re:Can't beat unison (Score 1) 188 188

Just wonder if you've looked at rdiff-backup or rsnapshot and what the advantages/disadvantages might be versus StoreBackup, in your opinion. I'm in the research phase of setting up a home backup solution and had all but decided on one of those, but hadn't come across StoreBackup until seeing your comment.

Comment: Re:Google+? (Score 1) 181 181

If you've got an Android phone, you can do the following:
  1. Install the Android Debug Bridge on your computer. http://developer.android.com/guide/developing/tools/adb.html
  2. Turn on USB debugging on your phone, and connect it to your computer.
  3. Install Tetherbot http://graha.ms/androidproxy/ on your phone, and start the Socks Proxy Server.
  4. Setup ADB to open a port on your computer that forwards to the port on your phone where the proxy server is listening: "adb forward tcp:5555 tcp:1080"
  5. Set your browser to use localhost:5555 as a proxy server.

Now all your web browsing goes through your phone. If you run Firefox, you can get FoxyProxy to set up URL-based rules for which addresses go through your phone-proxy and which go through your regular company network connection. And no mayo gets on your phone.

Comment: Re:What the....? (Score 1) 545 545

It isn't sarcasm. It's a typo that happens to spell another word, so the little squiggly red lines don't appear to let people know they made a misspelling. Also, hardly anyone here bothers to proof-read their posts, as is clear from the common requests for an "edit" button.

So, it's basically down to laziness.

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