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Comment: Re: Why would you have this on an open network? (Score 1) 53

by bradt (#45215631) Attached to: Users Slow to Update Netgear ReadyNAS Boxes Open To Remote Exploit
I think that you've missed the point here... This isn't about price or performance... The vendor has identified and patched an vulnerability, and have made the patch available in a free update that is easy to install, yet a large number of users haven't installed the update yet. How would this be improved by using an open source solution, which is generally more complicated to administer than an appliance with an embedded OS?

+ - LEGO announces a new MINDSTORMS EV3 platform->

Submitted by Barryke
Barryke writes: Today LEGO announces the new mohawk (NASA's turf) sporting MINDSTORMS EV3 platform, press release:
http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/news-room/2013/january/new-smarter-stronger-lego-mindstorms-ev3/ (we all like the source)

And with details on its features and innards a story (dutch) at http://tweakers.net/nieuws/86473/lego-kondigt-nieuwe-mindstorms-robotkit-aan.html which in short comes down to:
"Its intelligent brick sports an ARM9-soc running Linux on 64MB RAM and 16MB storage memory, and supports SD cards. There are also four ports, which allow four other 'Bricks' can be connected. The intelligent brick can be reached by WiFi, USB and Bluetooth, and supports control via Android and iOS devices. It comes with 3 servo's, two touch sensors and an IR sensor to track other robots at upto six meters. It also includes 17 build plans, shown in 3D using Adobe Inventor Publisher."

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Comment: Re:Ideal HTPC Remote? (Score 1) 195

by bradt (#32465038) Attached to: New Handheld Computer Is 100% Open Source
Why not just get something like the Logitech DiNovo Mini? Its a bluetooth keyboard/trackpad combo that fits in the palm of your hand. Logitech only supports it on Windows, but its recognized on the Mac and should work as a keyboard/mouse on Linux as well. I've not tried it with Linux as none of my boxes have bluetooth...

+ - Why is OpenDNS redirecting Google?

Submitted by bradt
bradt writes: Yesterday, a friend suggested that I check out OpenDNS.com as a way to "speed up" my internet connection... I did a few DNS lookups with dig to see if they were faster than my ISP, and discovered that OpenDNS is redirecting www.google.com to their domain! It seems that this issue has been going on for at least a month, and has been discussed in the OpenDNS Forum and in Google Groups as well.

The best way to accelerate a Macintoy is at 9.8 meters per second per second.