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Comment: Not news? (Score 1) 416

by Troke (#39433497) Attached to: Microsoft Barring Certain Staff From Buying Macs, iPads?

Juniper corporate office doesn't run Enterasys on their edge, just as Microsoft doesnt use apple in their environment. No sane person running a business would be using a competitors product in their business because:

A. Cheaper. you can get it at cost (or close to)

B. Its your product, you should have pride in it or you shouldn't be making it.

C. Marketing / Sales "Our product works perfectly here, come and see it at its best"

Comment: Re:Physical keyboard? (Score 1) 188

by Troke (#38952629) Attached to: Halliburton To Dump Blackberry For iOS

Does anybody else use an iPhone as their primary work device?

Short answer, no. On the road my Droid 2 becomes my primary device. I purchased it because of the physical keyboard, but haven't slid the keyboard out in months. I'm just as fast with the on screen keyboard and have no problem responding to e-mails without a physical keyboard.

That being said, my responses from a mobile device tend to be less eloquent and shorter, so for anything requiring long responses I will grab my laptop or sit down at the desktop and hammer it out.


Deathmatch On Mars: an Interview With Warren Ellis 94

Posted by timothy
from the read-it-for-the-illustrations dept.
pigrabbitbear writes "Iconic comic book writer (Transmetropolitan, Planetary, Red), cult novelist (Crooked Little Vein), futurist intellectual, and beloved Internet curmudgeon Warren Ellis, known for his impassioned arguments for space travel, talks to Motherboard about Newt Gingrich's presidential plans for lunar colonies and conquering Mars." Warren Ellis does not mince words.

Chromium-Based Spinoffs Worth Trying 185

Posted by samzenpus
from the best-of-the-lot dept.
snydeq writes "InfoWorld's Serdar Yegulalp takes an in-depth look at six Chromium-based spinoffs that bring privacy, security, social networking, and other interesting twists to Google's Chrome browser. 'When is it worth ditching Chrome for a Chromium-based remix? Some of the spinoffs are little better than novelties. Some have good ideas implemented in an iffy way. But a few point toward some genuinely new directions for both Chrome and other browsers.'"

Comment: Re:Way to be racist slashdot... (Score 2) 113

by Troke (#38714482) Attached to: Google Patents Caching MLK Day Search Results
As a frequent traveler, there is quite a bit of truth to the danger of MLK boulevard. While they aren't always in bad neighborhoods, there does seems to be a high frequency of MLK blvd appearing in areas that business travelers would be wise to roll up their windows and lock their doors. Something along the lines of "Liquor store, pawn shop, liquor store, pawn shop, liquor store, OK fellas, time to roll up the windows."

Comment: Dont make it complicated (Score 1) 332

by Troke (#38713230) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Setting Up a Wireless Catch-and-Release
Linksys homeowner AP's have the ability to add time restrictions to wifi access, but that would only work if the basketball and sunday school are on different schedules. Also If you just don't want the guests to have access to your internal network, set up a guest SSID vlan tag it and add a route to go straight out to the internet, doesn't really touch your internal network and in an environment like this its a simple solution that covers due diligence on your part.

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