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Comment: Re:Wi-Fi problems (Score 1) 374

by Ron_Fitzgerald (#31755282) Attached to: iPad Progress Report
Here is where I pull my hair out discussing the differences between Windows and MAC... Windows 7 (Microsoft) didn't produce the hardware you are running, only the OS. The most likely cause of a poor signal is hardware related which is not 'Windows 7s' fault. At the very least it is a driver issue which again is the fault of the hardware manufacturer, not 'Windows 7'. You can't compare the two this way and it is explanations like this that confuse and misguide people.

I will also add that Using a Linksys router with 4 year old firmware in a basement (game room) on the other end of the house, my iPhone, iPod touch, Droid Eris, 'Windows XP' laptop and iPad all work without issue.

Comment: Re:Not the end of the story... (Score 1) 368

by Ron_Fitzgerald (#31708250) Attached to: Stalker Jailed For Planting Child Porn On a PC

One question - Why was the wife or anyone else using the "family PC" not arrested? Or are only males arrested for child porn?

That is a good question. Why should one assume that the wife wasn't the one viewing the footage or more over that the children weren't viewing pornography of other children the same age as them?

Comment: It is too easy! (Score 4, Insightful) 368

by Ron_Fitzgerald (#31706238) Attached to: Stalker Jailed For Planting Child Porn On a PC
It's too easy to have someone's life ruined. Even being cleared of charges this person will still have a stigma attached to them. Poor family. To be ripped away like that from your family, your home because some psycho wanted a go at your wife. Investigation wise, they didn't find the hard drive with the man or trace any wrong goings online directly back to him, yet they still charged him with the crime. This seems out of whack to me. Grey area to be sure but to just take the anonymous at their word seems scary.

Android 2.1 Finally Makes It To Droid 132

Posted by timothy
from the for-all-your-robot-needs dept.
MrSmith0011000100110 writes "The lovely people over at AndroidCentral have broken the announcement that Android 2.1 is finally coming to the Motorola Droid, with actual proof on Verizon's Droid support page (PDF). I don't know about my Droid brethren, but I'm pretty excited to see the new series of Android ROMs for the Droid phone that are based on a stock Android 2.1. As most of us know, the existing 2.1 ROMs can be buggy as hell and either running vanilla 2.1 or a custom ROM; but this phone is still a tinkerer's best friend."

Comment: Re:Sadly, this is not new practice in the print... (Score 0) 466

by Ron_Fitzgerald (#31487700) Attached to: <em>BioShock 2's</em> First DLC Already On Disc
I recently installed circulation software for a local library and discovered along the way that in order to use the printer we already had, we needed to purchase yet another license. This boiled me to no end and it wasn't exactly cheap plus based on a subscription fee which means they will need to renew this license to 'use' a printer.

Comment: Re:I expected better. (Score 4, Informative) 403

by Ron_Fitzgerald (#29409003) Attached to: New York Times Site Pop-Up Says Your Computer Is Infected
Unfortunately this has nothing to do with New York Times' security and that is the whole problem. New York Times hires an 'ad agency' which is quite a bullshit term in this case if you ask me. They embed some open ended script from said firm and then at that point have no idea what is being displayed. This 'firm' may even rent or sell the embedded space to yet another company so then even the firm has no idea what ad is being displayed. All these automated, unmonitored and unregulated ads on pages are a huge security hole but in the name of profit, who really cares?

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