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Comment: Pretty durable in my real-world use. (Score 3, Interesting) 88

by hawkeyeMI (#49727289) Attached to: Yubikey Neo Teardown and Durability Review
I have one that I've carried and abused daily for years, still working, though I think it's getting close to needing a replacement. My biggest problem, because I wear it on a necklace chain, is that it's been getting sweat on the contacts which eventually have gunked up and corroded. I was able to scrape it off with a knife, but that scraped off the gold plating and exposed the copper underneath, which is of course corroding much worse. I've got the private key locked away here somewhere so I can flash one of my spares and be up and running quickly, or I can just add the new key to the places I use it before it croaks. I've had more problems with USB ports getting worn out.

Comment: Sharx (Score 3, Informative) 263

The Sharx brand cameras are expensive (~$280) but have many great capabilities built in, including dumping to a NAS and motion alerts with emailed snapshots. I've run them in some capacity for over five years with no trouble. My only complaint other than price is that the UI is not always very self-explanatory, and they refuse to post PDF manuals on their site, so don't lose the (extensive) paper manual.

Comment: Re: You're Doing It Wrong (Score 3, Interesting) 567

by hawkeyeMI (#48573451) Attached to: The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait
There are various apps that will help you mimic a tiling window manager on Windows and OSX, by stuffing windows into pre-defined areas on the monitor. They don't work great. I looked and looked for proper tiling window managers like i3 on Windows. They just don't exist. There have been several attempts but they all seem to be abandoned. I had decent success with Divvy on Windows, for what it's worth, but I prefer i3/linux on my 39" 4K SEIKI display. Landscape. Honestly i find the article a bit dumb. Windows even lets you snap windows into half the display by dragging to the edge these days.

Comment: Re:bitcoin price manipulation (Score 2) 115

by hawkeyeMI (#48470971) Attached to: Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All
As a big holder and long-time user of bitcoins, I'm in favor of the price not being pushed down. That said, TFS is inflammatory. TFA, which is open access, is actually an interesting read, and it's a clever attack. They also discuss possible mitigations. It's worth a read if you're into bitcoin.

Comment: Re:Hey, MS, give them to people who will use them! (Score 1) 236

by hawkeyeMI (#48325855) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
Oh, and I need a tablet with an active stylus, so that's a big part of what drew me to the Surface line. I tried the Note 10.1 and the Note 10.1 2014 and wasn't happy. S-Note on those devices is a joke. OneNote is a really well-done serious note-taking application.

Comment: Re:Hey, MS, give them to people who will use them! (Score 1) 236

by hawkeyeMI (#48325843) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand
I am picky about keyboards, and the type cover is adequate for me while out and about. It's definitely the best tablet keyboard option I've tried, not that I've tried a ton. I do a lot of command-line stuff on it. The keyboard backlight is nice. It even senses when your hands are over it and turns the backlight on.

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