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Comment: Re:cant even get the keyboard right on their lapto (Score 3, Interesting) 93

by Bert64 (#47683659) Attached to: Not Just For ThinkPads Anymore: Lenovo Gets OK To Buy IBM Server Line

The Apple touchpads are actually quite good, but everyone else's attempts to rip them off have been terrible and unusable...
I always used to use the nipple on thinkpads, and with other laptops i would always connect up an external mouse. When i got a macbook i actually started using the touchpad.

Comment: Re:Not Surprising (Score 1) 160

by Luke has no name (#47683503) Attached to: The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

Culture and morale of the country, fostering imagination and a desire of technical pursuit for thousands if not millions of engineers, and so on. Would we have Elon Musk, Asteroid mining startups, thousands of small and misc. innovations due to zero grav, or the same knowledge of space and the moon without it?

If anything, it's sad we didn't do more with it and cancelled it after 17. We should have kept reaching, but it got too bureaucratic, and the unimpressive shuttle came into existence.

Comment: Re:Stupid (Score 1) 557

by Bert64 (#47660989) Attached to: Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Apple's employee profile should match the population of people qualified to carry out the roles Apple has available... If there is a lack of diversity among qualified individuals then the issue is with the education system, not Apple. Apple can only hire from the pool of available talent thats qualified to do the job.

Comment: Re:Piheads are like the guy with a Hammer... (Score 1) 426

by Bert64 (#47636251) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

You can get the Mirabox, or one of its predecessors like the OpenRD or Dreamplug, all of which have dual GigE and some have a pcie slot and/or wifi too. They are only single core, but for a router that's more than adequate. I have 100mbit connectivity, the openrd can saturate the link just fine and the mirabox has a somewhat faster cpu.
Combined with a decent managed switch, you can use VLANs to get more interfaces. I have 2 WAN links which are vlanned and connected to the same physical nic, and several internal VLANs for different purposes.

Comment: Re:The canonical best household router is (Score 1) 426

by Bert64 (#47636241) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

I always prefer to have separate devices, i would be in a similar boat to you because the line enters the house in an awkward place. I have cat6 throughout the house, and an AP located about as centrally as it can be, but that still results in spotty service in one of the bedrooms and its unusable in the garage or the garden.

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