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Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 2) 241

by sensationull (#44277639) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Enterprise Level Network Devices For Home Use?

Exactly this, the old stuff keep's going, the new stuff is junk. Dynalink made an epicly bad adsl2 modem which our isps were giving out. Burnt out one every three months with basic use, hooked up through ups and line surge protectors running at about 10mbits. The things were just that poorly put together with bga chips, inadequate cooling and memory. Got through four a year under warranty.

In comparison I still have some old adsl gear that works, tops out at 8mb but at least it was designed not just badly copied by some clueless Chinese foundry somewhere for the lowest possible cost for the highest possible profit.

Comment: Well, that seals it... (Score 2) 343

by sensationull (#44165695) Attached to: Steve Ballmer Replaces Don Mattrick As Xbox One Chief

What little chance it had left it has now lost, tell us Steve, how much more boxy are you going to make it, how many more user hostile features are you going to add, what useful features can be stripped out and replaced by junk. By the time it launches it will be able to search for your keys in 30 different languages, tell you are about to have a heart attack, that you are due for a prostate check and that you have 50 new marketing emails from facebook. The one thing it won't be able to do is play games.

Comment: Re:Yay, a decent OS to run on my Nexus 7 (Score 1) 35

by sensationull (#42992729) Attached to: Pwnie Express Releases Android-Based Network Hacking Kit

Go on fanboys, mod me down for being right, I own one and have had to return it once thanks to faulty hardware and wait months for them to fix 4.2 to deal with Bluetooth even remotely stably and for it to bring up the start screen icons in less than ten seconds. Before anyone starts spouting the fanboy line I should not have to root it, mod it or reflash it to make the damn thing work reasonably.

Comment: How is anyone still suprised... (Score 4, Interesting) 812

by sensationull (#42980081) Attached to: Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat

the US is a totalitarian state now run by the corporations and paranoia merchants who exist to fuel wars. I would not travel there with any electronic device as I would be more concerned about them messing about it or taking it at the border than if I was going to China. Seriously it has to have killed of a bit of tourism if nothing else with the mental border policies. Sure Israel blows up laptops it does not like but at least they have provable reason. I've picked flights to avoid the US as a stop over simply because I don't feel safe traveling there with electronics, not that I have anything to hide but I don't think that matters anymore.

Call me old fashioned but I just don't want to be irradiated and have all my electronic devices seized and violated at the whim of some random overpaid security guard with a bad attitude.

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