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Comment: 127.0.53.53.... why not 127.0.42.42? (Score 4, Funny) 164

by Uzull (#46355705) Attached to: ICANN Considers Using '127.0.53.53' To Tackle DNS Namespace Collisions

>ping answer.to.the.ultimate.question.of.life.the.universe.and.everything
Pinging 127.0.42.42 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 127.0.42.42: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=249
Reply from 127.0.42.42: bytes=32 time1ms TTL=249
Reply from 127.0.42.42: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=249
Reply from 127.0.42.42: bytes=32 time1ms TTL=249

Ping statistics for 127.0.42.42:
        Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
        Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = eternity, Average = ask Deep Thought

Comment: Nokia Phones by MS = New Blackberry? (Score 1) 535

by Uzull (#44743599) Attached to: Official: Microsoft To Acquire Nokia Devices and Services Business

With the strong influence Microsoft has on big corporation's IT (Exchange/Office/Outlook) it would not surprise me that within one or two we would see strongly integrated phones for those corporations. If they make some attractive, usefull and secure phones (Nokia WP are hardware wise very attractive...), Microsoft could wipe out Blackberry.

Hardware

Scientists Create World's First 3D-Printed 3D Printer 71

Posted by samzenpus
from the matryoshka-machines dept.
MikeChino writes "Researchers at Germany's Doppelbock University just opened the door to the future of rapid prototyping technology by developing the world's first 3D-printed 3D printer. Dubbed the Ecophage, the duplicitous device is capable of using readily available materials to create copies of itself – albeit at a slightly smaller scale. Best of all, it's outfitted with a built-in material re-processor that can convert virtually any carbon-based substance into filament for 3d-printing."

Comment: Re:TSA only = US focused (Score 1) 199

by Uzull (#41761687) Attached to: Experts Warn About Security Flaws In Airline Boarding Passes

In today's times where you need a Visa to enter the US, a lot of people bypass it. In the past it was difficult to fly from let's say South America to the Far East, because everybody had to fly via the US. This is a thing of the past. You can now fly via Dubai or South Africa. You can even do a round the world tour without stepping on US territory a single time, but went through all continents.
With the Visa requirement, the US tracks foreigners. With TSA, the US tracks it's own citizen...

Comment: Video and Voice... (Score 1) 175

by Uzull (#35815414) Attached to: What Is the Best Way To Build a Virtual Team?

A chat and email solution is one aspect.

But we humans can convey more information via spoken language and mimics. An audio and video connection for interacting with the team member across the globe is important.

Use IM with integrated Audio and Video, and which enables desktop sharing for collaborative working.

To stitch further the sense of a team despite of the distance, you can extend the office with the view of the other offices' common room filmed from a camera onto a video wall. Of course there is a privacy issue, and not everybody is comfortable with it. It is worth a try

When do we get the connected rooms across several rooms from Dan Simmons' Hyperion???

Comment: Issue of storing electricity (Score 1) 450

by Uzull (#32650108) Attached to: Europe To Import Sahara Solar Power Within 5 Years

An issue that needs to be solved is the storage of electricity, as sunlight is available only during the day. Although it is not addressed in the article, the issue stays. One proven technology is hydroelectric storage using dams in the Atlas or in continental Europe. But the capacity is not high enough. But in any way, the Desertec is definitely a alternative to fossil fuels.

Comment: Open source too complex? Look at windows itself!!! (Score 1) 356

by Uzull (#15865091) Attached to: Is Open Source too Complex?
...This is marketing bluff. I'm doing administation for both Linux and Windows (NT/2000/XP). At some point I really prefer to have a Linux system. Sometimes difficult to understand. But a Distribution from SuSE or Redhat is coming with nearly all features included and working. You know where the stuff is! When it comes to Windows administration, it is not only DLL Hell, it is also tools hell! Want to do something special, it always comes to a special tool you need to pay for...

This login session: $13.76, but for you $11.88.

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