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+ - Why I am boycotting Slashdot for a week (and its not just the new design!)->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "Slashvertisements. Irrelevant content. News for... not nerds. Then, Beta. This isn't my slashdot! So for this week- the readership of Slashdot- you, me, everyone who makes Slashdot what it is- are boycotting it. It’s not a political statement, its not an activist statement. It’s us, saying “Yes, we care enough to prove it.”"
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+ - Surviving The Internet on Low Speed DSL->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "Earlier this year my family and I moved out into the woods, where high speed is simply not available. We traded in high speed for high latency, clean air and peace and quiet. We've made it work, and can even watch Netflix and Hulu while I'm off in another room working from home full time. Read along as I share some tips about how we've made it work, and the compromises we've had to make."
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+ - Surviving the Internet on Low Speed DSL->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "Earlier this year my family and I moved out into the sticks. We traded in high speed for high latency, due to our local ISP thinking it's still 2001. We've made it work, and can even watch Netflix and Hulu while I'm off in another room working from home full time. Read along as I share some tips about how we've made it work, and the compromises we've had to make."
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+ - Creating a Remote Gnome desktop server with CentOS->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "One way I manage putting up with very slow Internet in my neck of the woods is to use a VPS that has a Gnome desktop that I can VNC into. You an also use them to improve privacy, allow mobile use for emergencies, and countless other uses.

Follow along as I show you how to use CentOS on a VPS or Dedicated server to make your own remote desktop server."

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+ - Techs Guide to a Decent Cup of Coffee-> 1

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "Geeks and their caffeine fix are almost inseparable. When you think of coffee, you think of that warm tingling you get when you drink a good cup, quickly followed by that full body shiver when you get a bad cup. Is it that hard to make good coffee? No! You don't have to spend a lot of money, go through any crazy rituals or do anything unusual to make a good pot of coffee right in your own home or office. Read on as I share some simple tips that'll have you juiced up in no time!"
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+ - Using AutoHotKey to assist the Elderly and Disabled (and yourself!)->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "Helping elderly folks with their computers can be a real challenge. The most common issues I see have to do with a lack of dexterity using the mouse. My own grandfather had some serious issues using his. I was able to solve the problem with a fantastic open source program called AutoHotKey. Using it, you can make your life, and those of the elderly and disabled a lot easier. I hope you enjoy it."
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+ - Robotic Boat Hits 1000-Mile Mark in Transatlantic Crossing->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "“Scout,” a 4-meter-long autonomous boat built by a group of young DIYers, is attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean. It is traveling from Rhode Island, where it launched on 24 August, to Spain, where all being well it will arrive in a few months’ time.

Scout has now gone about 1000 miles (1600 kilometers) of its planned 3700-mile (5900 kilometer) journey. Should it complete this voyage successfully, its passage will arguably belong in the history books."

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+ - Never underestimate the bandwidth of a Suburban filled with MicroSD cards?->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "If you've been in IT long enough, you're bound to have heard the phrase "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon filled with backup tapes." These days moving data has become so much easier; We've surpassed baud rates and are into Gbps fiber on the backbones, and even in some homes. So, what's the modern equivalent to this, and what does it take to make the OC fiber connections cringe? Follow along as we theoretically stuff MicroSD cards into Chevy Suburban and see what happens, and take sneakernet to a whole new level."
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+ - Never underestimate the bandwidth of a Suburban filled with MicroSD cards?->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "If you've been in IT long enough, you're bound to hear the phrase "never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon filled with backup tapes." Its a great sentiment and surely, moving data around is easier now than it was when that phrase was coined. But how well does it scale? Follow along as we cram a Chevy Suburban with MicroSD cards for a theoretical update on this old saying, and see how it holds up against modern technology."
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+ - What's it like to get Slashdotted?->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "I've been reading Slashdot for over 10 years, and this year decided to start writing more on my blog. I tested the waters by submitting my articles to Slashdot (for me, the ultimate peer review) and managed to make the front page, not just once but twice. Its something I'd never expected to achieve. What's it like to be on the other side of the Slashdot front page, to so speak? What does it to do website stats? Do you get flame broiled in the comments? Does Cowboy Neal's digital ghost call you to personally congratulate you? Read on to find out.""
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+ - What is it like to be Slashdotted Twice?->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "I've been reading Slashdot for over 10 years, and this year decided to start writing more on my blog. I tested the waters by submitting my articles to Slashdot (for me, the ultimate peer review) and managed to make the front page, not just once but twice. Its something I'd never expected to achieve. What's it like to be on the other side of the Slashdot front page, to so speak? What does it to do website stats? Do you get flame broiled in the comments? Does Cowboy Neal call you to personally congratulate you? Read on to find out."
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+ - What's it like to be Slashdotted Twice?->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "I've been reading Slashdot for many years and have been fortunate enough to have had articles featured on the front page a couple of times. I always wondered what it would be like. It has happened not just once, but twice now, I wanted to share the other side of the experience with my fellow Slashdotters. My small article covers what my website statistics look like (the Slashdot effect) and the social aspects too. I hope you enjoy reading it!"
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+ - What's it like to be Slashdotted? Twice?->

Submitted by toygeek
toygeek (473120) writes "I've been reading Slashdot for many years and have been fortunate enough to have had articles featured on the front page a couple of times. I always wondered what it would be like, and now that it has happened twice, I wanted to share the other side of the experience with my fellow Slashdotters. My small article covers what my website statistics look like (the Slashdot effect) and the social aspects too. I hope you enjoy reading it!"
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