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Comment: There's a few I play (Score 1) 191

by thegermanpolice (#28027035) Attached to: I Do Most Of My Gaming These Days On My...
Dungeons and Dragons 4th edtion. Ragnarok Online - still going and available on private servers for free. Classic Battletech. Wargods of Aegyptus. Star Fleet Battles. Scrabble on my mobile phone.

Out of all of them Dungeons and Dragons is my favourite. Man do I sound like a geek or what...
You can't beat face to face gaming.

Comment: I think it is quite simple... (Score 1) 607

by thegermanpolice (#27788271) Attached to: Let's Rename Swine Flu As "Colbert Flu"
We pander too much to the politically correct...

Lets look at the last pandemics...

Asiatic (Russian) Flu 1889
Spanish Flu 1918
Asian Flu 1957
Hong Kong Flu 1968

The precident has already been created in using the name of the first case/s to name the flu pandemic virus.

No one should be able to object to the name Mexican Flu 2009.

Comment: Network Location Awareness (Score 1) 835

by thegermanpolice (#26572229) Attached to: How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?
Call it a hunch.

Network Location Awareness (NLA) can cause such problems.

Disable and stop the service in services.msc

It's not needed unless you are changing networks a lot, and even then it can get by without it.

It took me a while to figure out when I was getting exactly the same results. Typically the s
Wireless Networking

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coondoggie writes "The military's next generation high-speed, high-capacity wireless network technology is taking shape. The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) today said BAE Systems will next spring field-test a suite of what's known as ad-hoc wireless tactical network protocols that the company says improves wireless network performance five-fold over current practices. Under the first phase of the DARPA Control-Based Mobile Ad-Hoc Network program, or MANET, a BAE Systems-led team developed the protocols. MANET technology does not require the inflexible base stations and towers typically used as hubs in the traditional paradigm. The technology allows for an open peer-to-peer architecture that supports dynamic network topologies that self-organize and self-heal to allow for maximum flexibility and fault tolerance, while drastically reducing cost, DARPA said. DARPA is developing a number of technologies for advanced wireless networks. [spam URL stripped]"
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