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Comment Re:It was the first standard for video? (Score 2) 406

I could never downgrade to using a laptop screen for a dual monitor setup. I prefer to have the screens next to each other (dual 22.5") on a proper ergonomic stand since I spend many hours on working and staring downward will cause a massive neck cramp.

Also, only an american would assume I do most of my travelling by car.

Comment Re:The elephants in the room (Score 2) 244

Actually Hotmail/Outlook etc have a pretty bad false positive rate. For my clients, I have far more complaints abut personal email from my server being redirected to the Junk folder from Hotmail users than from any other provider and that's on top of the once a year ban my mail server.gets from Microsoft where everything bounces until I email them and they remove the block with no feedback as to why it happened.

Comment Re:It was the first standard for video? (Score 4, Insightful) 406

That.. is the single most misguided reason I've ever heard for choosing a laptop over a desktop. My desktop PC was built with quiet components If I push the graphics really hard (games, not HD movies) I can hear the fan on that start up.

For my trouble, I get more RAM, a more powerful CPU, better graphics, and far more expansion ports and my laptop stays on a shelf unless I'm travelling or I need an on site computer for a contract and in both of those cases size really does matter..

Comment Re:OpenWRT for $25 (Score 1) 247

That's from 2002 and I wonder if that's even true of Cisco anymore. I have watched Cisco firewalls hard crash with too many connections on 256 mb ram.

This site seems to indicate 16 KB per connection, which doesn't leave much once you've subtracted the memory needed for OS/daemons etc..

Comment Re:I have been roling my own for years (Score 1) 247

Not all wireless access points can do that. The newer Linksys wifi routers for instance, comes with "cloud config" where you setup your basic connection and it gets the rest from their servers. The upshot of this, is that if it cannot connect to their servers from the uplink port, it will reset it's config and do nothing until someone logs in and re configures it.

Comment Re:OpenWRT for $25 (Score 1) 247

This is not as good as it appears. Their "Enterprise router" has 128 mb ram and there is no way that's going to hold up to a significant amount of simultaneous (connections let alone the 64 mb ram that most of the devices have,

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