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Comment: Patriot Box Office 1080p Media Player (Score 1) 420

by Lightjumper (#45963633) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?
I have used WD live (or was mine a WD tv?) units and love them, have have not used them in a couple years and can’t remember if they even had a Ethernet port on mine. I reach for my Patriot Box Office 1080p High-Definition Media Player PCMPBO25 all the time now. The Patriot will connect right to my Linux Samba server and allow me to map drives to windows share, etc. You can also install a HDD inside the unit or an external bluray player/drive. It will seems to play anything. I have noticed some .m4v files have sound issues (No sound) as when I created the mk4 file I used AC3 Passthru or DTS Passthru and not sure why they don’t work. but work fine on my pc. The videos play fine. I had to rerun handbrake and use AC3 (faac or ffmeg) codec setting and then sound was fine. It could just be my cheap receiver having issues. Only issue I’ve seen is the lack of updates. I don’t think I’ve seen an update in over a year or 2 now.. I have had the unit maybe 3 or so years also..

Comment: Will Miss you Tmobile.. (Score 1) 276

by Lightjumper (#35575330) Attached to: How the iPhone Led To the Sale of T-Mobile
I am going on 9 years now as a T-Mobile customer. In the last 9 years, I've never had a call drop other than from my service being a little weak in my basement. My bill is about $60 ($39 was my original bill, plus$10 for phone and text add-on plan plus internet access and taxes, etc brings it to about $60) a month for unlimited calling and text plus (T-Mobile - T-Mobile) unlimited g2 internet access. I have not had a contract in years also and they never push for me to get one. Over the last 9years, I've only called customer service twice, once was because I wanted to add an international plan and another was to find out how to remove one of my phones from another plan and add 2 more new a new plan. Over the last 9 years I've never paid my bill on time and never seen a nasty email, letter or late fee, They actually added on 200mins to my plan for being a loyal customer. I only bought 2 cell phones from them over the years, One was the original Nokia they gave to me when I first got my phone and the other was a Samsung that I paid too much for, I still have both phones, but don't use them anymore. I bought 2 unlocked Palm 680's over the years (One I dropped in the pool and it still worked (still works now) and the other is used as my GPS unit now with a tomtom memory card) and used them on their network with no issues, data plan worked with them, was able to text, sms, IM and send pictures, there website always said I had an unsupported phone, but big deal. I then bought a palm Centro last year and didn't like it as much so bought a used unlocked G1 and give my girlfriend (a big mac fan) the Centro as she loved the phones more then the Iphone. A friend of mine bought a Iphone g3 and has been not happy with it at all. He told me after each software upgrade is has become less stable and slow. I hope the sale does not happy, Lots of my friends also have there fingers crossed that it does not.
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Burglar Nabbed By Backup Program 98

Posted by samzenpus
from the stupid-is-as-stupid-does dept.
Bruce Perens writes "A Berkeley, California, burglar engineered his own arrest, and that of his girlfriend, when he stole a laptop and used it as his personal computer. He didn't realize that the laptop had an automatic backup program, and that the photos he took were being copied to his victim's backup repository. Berkeley police recognized him, and his location, from the photos."

Comment: odd. My fedora 9 server crashed around the same (Score 1) 480

by Lightjumper (#26293693) Attached to: Anyone Besides Zune Owners With New Year's Crashes?
My Fedora 9 server crashed around the same times yesterday . I found the keyboard lights flashing. I booted it at 19:51 EST. Last postfix message was at 17:59:57 Dec 31 17:59:57 bbs postfix/smtpd[1689]: messages : Dec 31 17:59:02 bbs snmpd[1871]: Received SNMP packet(s) from UDP: Dec 31 19:51:29 bbs kernel: imklog 3.20.2, log source = /proc/kmsg started. Not 18:59, But kinda of seems odd..

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