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Comment: The AP runs busybox (Score 1) 194

by ntw1103 (#43552217) Attached to: Microsoft Ad Campaign Puts a Hotspot Inside a Magazine
Someone I know received one of these and I got the chance to look at it. I connected with my phone and found the gateway, out of curiosity, I attempted to telnet into the device. A connection was established, and I guessed admin:admin. I was then greeted by busybox. I was a little surprised by the lack of security on this device, but excited at the prospects..

GNOME 3.8 Released Featuring New "Classic" Mode 267

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the extend-freely dept.
Hot on the heels of the Gtk+ 3.8 release comes GNOME 3.8. There are a few general UI improvements, but the highlight for many is the new Classic mode that replaces fallback. Instead of using code based on the old GNOME panel, Classic emulates the feel of GNOME 2 through Shell extensions (just like Linux Mint's Cinnamon interface). From the release notes: "Classic mode is a new feature for those people who prefer a more traditional desktop experience. Built entirely from GNOME 3 technologies, it adds a number of features such as an application menu, a places menu and a window switcher along the bottom of the screen. Each of these features can be used individually or in combination with other GNOME extensions."

Emscripten and New Javascript Engine Bring Unreal Engine To Firefox 124

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the cycle-is-nearly-complete dept.
MojoKid writes "There's no doubt that gaming on the Web has improved dramatically in recent years, but Mozilla believes it has developed new technology that will deliver a big leap in what browser-based gaming can become. The company developed a highly-optimized version of Javascript that's designed to 'supercharge' a game's code to deliver near-native performance. And now that innovation has enabled Mozilla to bring Epic's Unreal Engine 3 to the browser. As a sort of proof of concept, Mozilla debuted this BananaBread game demo that was built using WebGL, Emscripten, and the new JavaScript version called 'asm.js.' Mozilla says that it's working with the likes of EA, Disney, and ZeptoLab to optimize games for the mobile Web, as well." Emscripten was previously used to port Doom to the browser.

+ - Google acquires Quickoffice ->

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ntw1103 writes "Another one bites the dust. "We are delighted to announce that Quickoffice has been acquired by Google!" is the heading of the press release on Quickoffice's website, announcing that google has assimilated another auspicious company. This could possibly lead to Quickoffice's android office suite being integrated more deeply into the android platform giving it an edge over competitors. Perhaps a great move of google's part; only time will tell."
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Comment: Re:Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H (Score 1) 196

by ntw1103 (#37840622) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: DD-WRT Upgrade To 802.11n?
I agree. I've been running this for a while now, and haven't had any issues. It comes with dd-wrt, but you can upgrade if needed. As for performance, it can handle 20 simultaneous connections all streaming youtube(not the best test.. ) without any issues, while other stuff is going on. The range is great on it also.

Comment: 34 devices. (Score 1) 374

by ntw1103 (#37812046) Attached to: Devices on my home network (less modem):
1 Buffalo router. (WZR-HP-AG300H: Simply amazing.)
1 d-link 24port gigabit switch
4 d-link routers(working as APs)
4 Desktops
10 laptops
1 nokia n810
2 android devices
3 PDAs
2 Symbol barcode scanners
2 networked Printers
2 Nintendo DSs (one lite)
1 Sony PSP
1 Zune
1 ipod(not owned by a family member, by this particular friend is over often enough...)
And I'm the network admin :D Thankfully, I'm not paying the power bill... o_O

Comment: motherboard upgrade x60tablet - x61tablet (Score 1) 522

by ntw1103 (#37727402) Attached to: The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:
I had Lenovo x60t and I noticed in the pictures that the x61t looked almost identical. After a little bit of research, I purchased an x61t motherboard off ebay, and proceeded to swap it out. Everything worked. I still have the computer, they juts don't make them like that anymore. now I have an x200s. Once I get a little extra cash, I plan to purchase an x201s motherboard and do the same thing over again.

Comment: significant change; right..... (Score 5, Informative) 132

by ntw1103 (#22617786) Attached to: The X300 Could Usher in a New Generation of ThinkPads
"but the X300 marks the most significant change in its design" did you miss the x41? you know the tablet. yeah, I would think that the whole swivel-touchscreen would be the most significant change. look; after that they have released more tablets following the major change that occurred in the x41. it isn't all that strange for an ultralight either, there have been a lot of tiny thinkpads. yes this one does have a wide screen, but they have had other wide-screen thinkpads too. if you ask me, yes the some changes are there, but far from the most significant changes the thinkpad line has seen.

+ - Wal-Mart scams Millions with gift cards.-> 1

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Nathan Wiering writes "Wal-Mart Scams millions. By: Nathan Wiering. Every year after Christmas thousands of shoppers return to the store to return items but this is not the only reason people return to the stores. There are also many people that go to the stores to purchase something with the gift card they received for Christmas. Today Wal-Mart's Gift card system went down in the early morning hours. I called around trying to get the exact time, but I was told they didn't know exactly when the system had gone down only that it had been down all day nation-wide. Customers that came shopping at Wal-Mart with their gift cards weren't able to use the cards. Instead they had to either use another payment method or leave without the items that had just spent valuable time gathering. A majority of the people simply paid by another method, because they didn't want to spend all the time shopping a second time, figuring they would use the gift card for some other products. When I called around I also asked when the system was expected to be back up. I was told they didn't know when the system would be back up. On the Wal-Mart website there was no mention of the outage which seems strange because the system went down nation-wide. Is this just bad timing for all the people shopping with their gift cards on the day when the most gift cards are used, or is it a well planned scam made to earn Wal-Mart millions. I can't say for certain, but the facts point to a well planned scam. Whether a scam or not, this could possibly double Wal-Mart's after Christmas gift-card sales."
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