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Comment Re:No, not at all (Score 1) 112

Hello fellow Gainesville T-Mobile customer! The home I moved into about 2 years ago had poor reception, but I was able to get a free repeater from T-Mobile. Just call 611 and ask about it.

This will help if you're able to get a consistent signal at least one bar somewhere in the residence. Of course your luck may be different getting a free repeater since it's at your girlfriend's apartment.

The building I work in has very thick walls so I'm in the same boat as you there, but I just rely on Google Voice over WiFi to get me through that.

Submission + - SourceForge wraps open source software in adware

An anonymous reader writes: "SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements."

Comment Re:We need hardware write-protect for firmware (Score 1) 324

Aren't most motherboards sort of like this now? They come with a dual bios, one of which is read-only. If something happens to your writable bios, you boot from the read-only and copy it over to the writable bios, and then reboot from the writable one.

Comment Re:Hmm, maybe (Score 1) 213

That site... it's hurting my brain. I don't know whether to laugh, or cry, or huddle in a corner and start sucking my thumb. Carbon HDMI cable

There are significant, audible differences between HDMI cables. We're not sure how this is possible, since HDMI is purported to be a purely digital interface, however, the sonic differences are repeatable and consistent from system to system. A better HDMI cable makes a better digital audio cable, period. This is as true for music as it is for movies.

Comment Re:Automation is your friend (Score 1) 136

One thing this chart doesn't take into account is how many other people would find the automation useful. That changes the calculation significantly, especially if it is something that could be sold to others.

However, for this particular question, the number of other people who would use the automated solution is likely zero.

Comment Re:Size (Score 1) 324

Disclaimer: I could probably be classified as a Google fanboy, but I do not own Google Glass.

I think these types of arguments are silly, because they take an already existing issue and then pretend that Glass is the only cause. Seriously, look around the next time you're in a restaurant. There are always people pulling out their cell phones to snap a picture of their food or friends, and of course people they don't know will be in the background of the photos. This is really what you're worried about with Glass? This already happens.

Do you think that the problem will be worse with Glass? If so, why? And how much worse?