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Comment: Site for illegal activities, just load this... (Score 5, Funny) 251

So let me get this straight:
There is this site. A site designed for illegal activities...
And all I need to do is load their software onto my computer? Gosh, where do I sign up.

I mean, I always trust software from shady characters. That sounds totally safe.

Comment: Can't recreate issue (Score 2) 266

by addikt10 (#42856275) Attached to: iOS 6.1 Leads To Battery Life Drain, Overheating For iPhone Users

I've tried to recreate the issue, and so far I can't.
iPhone 5 iOS 6.1, Exchange 2010
I created an appointment - no abnormal increase in logs
I invited someone internal - no abnormal increase in logs
I was invited from an internal account, rejected one, accepted another - no abnormal increase in logs
I was invited from an external account, rejected one, accepted another, also declined after accepting - no abnormal increase in logs

For each of these, there was the expected 20 or so packets associated with the changes, and no ongoing network traffic.

On the other hand, we had a client that had the runaway log issue last week - I'll be following up with him to find the iOS versions involved

Comment: No electronics rule (Score 1) 445

by addikt10 (#38923869) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Daily Stand-Up Meetings More Productive?

No two-way pagers (how I started), no phones, no laptops.
Come in, complete your agenda, manage the meeting so if participants need to cover something in detail, go off and do it and give a quick report at the next meeting, or send it to the project manager to distribute to the group.
If you are to busy to focus, then don't attend.

Comment: Re:Virtualize (Score 4, Informative) 142

by addikt10 (#37777396) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Computer Test Lab Set-Up For Home?

I agree with Virtualization (really, it is a must for any lab).
If your budget is low, crank up the specs on your desktop machine, and use VMWare Workstation (or some such).

If you budget is a bit higher, get that machine and dedicate it with Xen Server or vSphere (or whatever)

Higher yet? Get a couple of boxes, and an iSCSI solution so that you can support clusters (iSCSI is much cheaper than fibrechannel, and you can do windows clustering as well as your virtualization platform clustering.)

You want brands? I did it with generic computing hardware (24GB core i7 boxes) and a Thecus iSCSI solution (because I didn't want to take the time to build the iSCSI myself). WD RE4 drives. Get funky with quad-port Intel NICS and a linksys switch that supports VLANS.
Make sure to get a Microsoft TechNet subscription if you are working with Microsoft platforms.
Have fun.

Gonna grow it? Start with VMware Workstation. The VMs you create can migrate to dedicated virtualization platforms as you move up in expenditures.

Comment: What phones get vendor updates after three years? (Score 4, Interesting) 257

by addikt10 (#35459510) Attached to: Apple vs. Microsoft: a Tale of Two Mobile Updates

Which phones out there get vendor supplied updates after 3 years? Certainly not any that I've ever owned.

My company got me a Droid Eris (I had no choice). 6 months later, no update to Android 2.2. (Maybe 8. Whatever)

I'm not sure why Apple is getting dinged for not supporting a 3 year old phone. No one that I know of supports 3 year old phones.

Comment: If they don't understand science, why should you? (Score 1) 395

by addikt10 (#35181378) Attached to: Science Programs Hit Hard By Proposed Budget

You look at the bills, you look at laws, you look at the decisions.

It is obvious that most of congress has very little to no understanding of science

If they think that scientific theory and hypotheses are just guesses, why should they fund it?

Especially the ones that believe that evolution doesn't exist and that intelligent design is either science or the equivalent of science.

Comment: Want 4G? Live in an urban area (Score 1) 324

by addikt10 (#35176616) Attached to: Obama's Goal: 98% of US Covered By 4G

Look, there are lots of benefits of scale to living in an urban area.

There are also lots of benefits to living in a rural area

These benefits are not the same. If you want benefits like infrastructure, live where infrastructure makes sense.

If you want to live in the middle of nowhere, all by yourself, enjoy your dialup and/or satellite connection.

Comment: Will Pay when Economist App is released (Score 1) 249

by addikt10 (#35086170) Attached to: News Corp. and Apple Unveil <em>The Daily</em>

When (and if) the Economist releases an iPad app, I will pay for news.
I will not, under any circumstances, elect to give money to Murdoch or anything in his empire.
If the Economist doesn't release an iPad app, then I don't foresee paying for electronically distributed news, iPad app or not.

Comment: Try: You can't fly at night (Score 1) 981

by addikt10 (#31635676) Attached to: Could Colorblindness Cure Be Morally Wrong?

I think that I can see just like everyone else, but I can't see the dot patterns.

Actually, sometimes I CAN see the dot patterns, but even though I can trace them with my finger, I can't see it will enough to tell what the number or pattern is

Because I can't see that dot pattern, I can only fly during the day (fly as in pilots license). I'll also never be instrument rated.

I also can't see some informational graphics. My idiot local newspaper decided to publish election results of a contentious issue by using tones of red or green if counties voted one way or another. I had to ask someone if they could please explain what the results were.

If it limits me in those ways, then it is a disability. It does, and it is.

If you aren't rich you should always look useful. -- Louis-Ferdinand Celine