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Comment: Re:ummm? (Score 4, Insightful) 87

by kylegordon (#44277419) Attached to: Plug Touts Expandable Storage Via USB Drives Plugged In At Home

We can all see the obvious, that's it's a Bifferboard under the cover. What you should do is read the funding drive. The real magic is in the software, where it intercepts all local storage requests and makes access to your remote disks entirely transparent, and doesn't consume local storage unless you configure it to cache specific items.

Comment: Re:depends where you are. (Score 3, Informative) 273

Whilst the original comment is wrong in that it's not "much bigger", Wikipedia also states that you are, unfortunately, wrong as well. USA @ 3,794,101 sq mi vs Europe @ 3,930,000 sq mi

Either way, they're both big enough to have vastly different cultures and lifestyles depending on where you visit.

Comment: FreeSat and Elgato (Score 5, Informative) 78

by kylegordon (#43013989) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: IPTV Service In the UK?

Get a FreeSat package, put up the dish and cabling, and ditch the receiver, and get an Elgato Netstream Sat from http://www.elgato.com/elgato/int/mainmenu/products/tuner/netstreamsat/product1.en.html

It'll do all the tuning, and basically takes a LNB on the input, and a network switch as the output. You pick your channels from the M3U playlist, and it does the rest - like magic. Works with MythTV, XBMC, VLC, etc. Fabulous kit

Comment: Passing fad (Score 1, Insightful) 320

by kylegordon (#42934427) Attached to: Why Hasn't 3D Taken Off For the Web?

3D is a passing fad generated by the media companies to try and push more units. Consumers haven't picked up on it as they hoped, and the web is unlikely to do so either. The real future is in higher definitions and larger screens.

And anyway, who needs 3D when you've got this? https://github.com/404.html

Comment: Integration (Score 3, Interesting) 98

by kylegordon (#42704345) Attached to: Glasgow To Be UK's First 'Smart City'

And this is where integration with existing projects should come first, lest we end up reinventing the wheel. http://www.fixmystreet.com/ http://www.opentraintimes.com/ http://www.openstreetmap.org/ http://www.flightradar24.com/ the 45MB/min MIDAS Gold DATEX traffic information service from http://www.tih.org.uk/ - and many more. And by far not just travel related either, but lets not allow Glasgow to 'create' new apps and datasources that just replicate ideas and services that are already out there.

I hope the administrators of this fund have a good long hard look through http://data.gov.uk/ for inspiration and partners to work with, and that we as users and techs can help push them to make the right choices.

I've already emailed a few relevant parties. Have you?

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