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Comment: Re:My experience with Fios was largely negative (Score 1) 201

by Raxxon (#48889281) Attached to: Verizon About To End Construction of Its Fiber Network

I can't back that.

3 moves. 3 installs. 3rd install was to a house that already had FIOS (moved in with a friend, he's already got FIOS, I wanted my own link) and never had an issue. I use my own router (Routerboard running Mikrotik) and don't have any issues. Speed has actually been slightly better than what they're claiming to provide (when they "matched upload to download" I tested out having more UP than DOWN) and with the exception of their hardware upgrades for their "Quantum" speeds, no noted outages.

7 years so far, been worth the penny.

Comment: XDA Forums (Score 3, Interesting) 186

by Raxxon (#48844811) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

In general, if you're computer-savvy, hitting the XDA Forums will be your best option (IMO) if you're concerned about security. The SuperSU Package can be sideloaded into the device via manual ADB commands for most devices out there (some of them are considerably more difficult than others eg: Current Samsung devices with KNOX). I've owned multiple devices from several vendors and I have yet to have an issue with the posted information from the XDA forums. I would expect that anyone attempting to pass shit-ware in there would get found rather quickly unless it's a very niche device with few people actually interested in it.

Personally I've yet to use any of the "one click root" kinda options I've seen posted to various sites....

Comment: Re:The real reason.... (Score 1) 167

by Raxxon (#46782705) Attached to: Anyone Can Buy Google Glass April 15

Given that it's Google anyone with half an ounce of sense realizes that they practically have the ability to print money and would have read the initial comment as sarcasm/humor. However since you seem to think I'm somehow mentally deficient with regards to this I have to assume that you either missed the point or just feel like being a pedantic jerk.

Either way since the 15th is now passed it's largely a pointless discussion to continue.

Comment: Out of scope I think but.... (Score 5, Informative) 104

by Raxxon (#46782611) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?

Personally I've been enjoying Mikrotik. I don't think it's in the range for you because I'm 98% sure you can't load it on your hardware (I have a RouterBoard-based router/AP) but it's been damn solid and gives me WAY more features that I really plan on using... If you plan on upgrading routers at some point I'd suggest looking at them.

Comment: Re:SSC resurrected (Score 1) 238

by Raxxon (#46190493) Attached to: CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

I've been waiting for them to do it. SSC was bigger than LHC to start with. My dad worked for a company supplying computers and such for the project before it was canceled. Never got the chance to go out there with him since I was a minor and not legally employable. :| If they do bring it back I know where I'm throwing my resume. ;)

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (9) Dammit, little-endian systems *are* more consistent!