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Comment: What about people wearing actual glasses already? (Score 1) 154 154

by SchizoDuckie (#43051455) Attached to: Adjusting to Google Glass May Be Hard
So what's supposed to happen when my eye is already malfunctioning and i need glasses anyway? Can i adjust the focal point? How does it compensate for any cylindrical adjustments i might need? Does this work when it projects through my glasses? As an already hipster-before-it-was-hip, wearing glasses because I need to see sharp, i've never seen any of these questions answered... Will I feel disabled because I can't see what's projected by google glasses?

Comment: It's a mess (Score 1) 356 356

by SchizoDuckie (#35192764) Attached to: File Organization — How Do You Do It In 2011?
In spite of what MS promised, we still have no SQL filesystems.. I'd love one of those by now. I have terabytes of data, photos, code, php, javascript, movies, chat logs all scatterd throughout different disks backed up when needed, double copies everywhere. I want something to manage this properly! Any advise?

Comment: Todo: Get your granny's AOL login (Score 5, Informative) 301 301

by SchizoDuckie (#34973110) Attached to: 60% of AOL's Profits Come From Misinformed Customers
Time for ./'ers to step in and save their grandparents some money:

How to Cancel an AOL Dial-Up Service By Stacey Price, eHow Contributor
Canceling your AOL account is a simple task that can be done over the phone or online. With the integration of AOL's free web-based email service, you can cancel your dial-up service and still enjoy some of their features by converting to a free AOL account if you have an Internet connection.
Things You'll Need:
  • Account information
  • Answer to your security question
  • Phone number
  1. Go to
  2. Sign on with the primary screen name that you created when you registered your AOL account. Type the answer to your account security question and click "Continue."
  3. Click "Cancel my billing" in the right panel under the "I want to" heading.
  4. Click "How do I cancel my paid member account or convert it to a free member account" in the right panel, under "Frequently Asked Questions."
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to send the cancellation request. It can be done through an electronic cancellation request online, by fax or mail.

Tips & Warnings

Comment: Re:Popcornhour (Score 1) 516 516

by SchizoDuckie (#33459460) Attached to: Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?
Popcorn hour and NMT mediatanks in general are just awesome. They run samba, stream your 1080p stuff through the air (mine does, over a 300mb wifi stick). Cheap (my 100% china clone was €120) and there's the NMT Community Software Installer, where you can install webservers, torrent clients, heck i'm browsing my library with my android remote! If you want an option that can connect to anything you have available, have a look at popcornhour or something with an NMT chipset.

Comment: Because it just looks better? (Score 1) 473 473

by SchizoDuckie (#33386424) Attached to: Making Ubuntu Look Like Windows 7
Okay, i'd not go as far as adding the windows logo and microsoft copyrighted styling, but you have to admit: The windows themed one looks a *lot* better than the default theme of gnome which feels a bit '90s vs

Comment: Re:It's going to suck. (Score 1) 294 294

by SchizoDuckie (#33003004) Attached to: India's $35 Tablet Computer
You have tried 15 *android* tablets? I've actually seen *ONE* in real life, 230 on the 'We are creating an android tablet!' bandwagon, and maybe 4 that are for sale on with 5-7" screens Which have you tested then ? (and you know the ones you printed yourself on cardboard don't count!')

Comment: 'Good enough' (Score 2, Informative) 661 661

by SchizoDuckie (#32960984) Attached to: 4 Cores? 6 Cores? Do You Care?
Since there are 1.5ghz processors and memory chips are about the price of poststamps, i tell all my friends and family to buy the *cheapest* computer they can find with the biggest harddisk. Everything from 1.5ghz and up is just 'good enough' to do anything a normal consumer will ever do. That's never failed.

Comment: Give them a bug, 4 levels deep. (Score 2, Interesting) 453 453

by SchizoDuckie (#32928376) Attached to: Measuring LAMP Competency?
Give them a bug, in your real software product, that traces back to an operating system level setting, and does not initially expose this in the error. (for instance, say max. open files is set to 20 on the box, and a php script opens 100 file handles and doesn't close them) Tell them to trace this, and suggest a fix, and give them a couple of hours. If you can debug an environment you don't know, it proves that you're able to understand new concepts, and even trace weird bugs in them. Any monkey can program PHP, anyone with enough time can get a degree, not much guys know how to find a bug properly and fast.

Comment: Whoah that's about time, i'd almost believe it.. (Score 2, Interesting) 181 181

by SchizoDuckie (#32677188) Attached to: IE9 Preview Touts Cross Browser Compatibility
Too bad that the IE example doesnt properly in Chrome because it *requires* hardware accelleration (if that's either to their crappy javascript or the amaaaazing speedup they finally got working i'll leave in the middle) The Good thing though: It really works! I put it through it's paces with Peter Nederlof's (A.k.a. Clay) 3d javascript engine to see what part is crappy and what's working, and for now it looks AWESOME! The only thing that doesn't seem to work is click tracking on the canvas. speed wise it's quite similar to Chrome! Test urls:
The Internet

+ - PayPal promotes unsecure Dutch web-banking->

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SchizoDuckie writes: "Even though wáy better and safer challenge-response systems are available, PayPal now forces Dutch users to use their proprietary system of 'confirm your bank account by acknowledging 2 transactions', leaving users without a credit card with an e-mail address and password tied directly into their bank account!"
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