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Comment: Re:Free or free (Score 1) 646

I was going to do exactly this when my son started getting old enough. In the local school system as low as first grade they have assignments that are online. I would like to have a controlled environment for my son to be able to learn boundaries and what is or is not appropriate.

My plan was to build my own proxy server, I may still do that but services like this seem to be a better solution.

I will see what is available in the next 2 - 3 years, a lot can change in that time!

Comment: Re:Work and fun (Score 2) 1880

by mroracle (#38023836) Attached to: What's Keeping You On Windows?

I only have a few hours of relax time and I usually spend that playing games, so for that reason I have Windows 7. And yes sure I can probably get Wine to work and futz around with it, but after a long hard day at work fixing other peoples issues I just want to get on my computer and it just work. I love linux, its great, I would use it on my work PC if I could. As for my home PC if it just worked with all the games I like to play I would have linux on it. I dont want to duel boot, I tried that and ended up just staying in windows because that is where my games are.

Now my servers run Linux, and so do my web consoles I have around my house, and I would have it no other way!

Comment: Re:At $25 I can waste some money (Score 1) 137

by mroracle (#36922852) Attached to: Raspberry Pi $25 PC Goes Into Alpha Production

I'm excited, when I first heard of this I started to look for ideas of what I can do to use it. USB Bluetooth radio and WiFi Dongle, plug it into the HDMI input in the TV built into my fridge and have a nice terminal that can query my recipe database! From the size I do have enough room in the door, and to my surprise the built in TV did have HDMI input.

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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