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Comment: Re:Not really missing vinyl (Score 1) 433

by wildstoo (#48600809) Attached to: Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

I'm in my mid 30s and haven't exactly taken care of my hearing, but I can still hear the irritating high frequency whine from nearby CRTs.

Fortunately, CRTs are few and far between these days. I do have an old Commodore monitor attached to one of my C64s and I can hear that thing whine from several rooms away :P


Eric Schmidt: To Avoid NSA Spying, Keep Your Data In Google's Services 281

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-snooping-zone dept.
jfruh writes Google Chairman Eric Schmidt told a conference on surveillance at the Cato Institute that Edward Snowden's revelations on NSA spying shocked the company's engineers — who then immediately started working on making the company's servers and services more secure. Now, after a year and a half of work, Schmidt says that Google's services are the safest place to store your sensitive data.

Comment: Re:I put it down to this (Score 1) 145

by wildstoo (#48045483) Attached to: UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

Simple: a lot of Brits have an authoritarian streak that applies to everyone but themselves. They want the State getting into everyone else's business, but not their own. It's a weird combination of self-righteousness and paranoia.

If you think this might influence how they vote in elections, you'd be dead right.

Comment: Re:Fuck Tiles! (Score 1) 346

by wildstoo (#47455561) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return


Exactly this is what's wrong with Windows 8.1. I really don't care about Modern UI, I can live with it or there are alternatives, but the weird selection of changed/removed features is what really bugs me about Windows 8.1.

Also, it seems you don't have to registry hack to switch between Public and Private networks, but the interface to do so is hardly intuitive.

Comment: Re:What's surprising about this? (Score 1) 449

the convenience of not having to drive yourself or pay attention to the road, coupled with the convenience of because able to go directly from point A to point B at your convenience. I too would opt for this convenience if it was a mature enough technology.

This post needs more convenience.

Comment: Re:You have to test the mouse for OS updates now? (Score 1) 326

by wildstoo (#45324043) Attached to: Microsoft Admits Windows 8.1 Update May Bork Your Mouse, Promises a Fix

This is purely anecdotal (as are all the other comments on here, tbh) but I've been gaming on 8.1 since it came out and have had absolutely no issues whatsoever. If anything it's better than before.

Maybe the fact that I have a Logitech gaming mouse with its own special software and drivers helps? I always turn off Windows' control of the mouse drivers in the Logitech panel and set it up in there, which means I get a consistent feel, even across reinstalls.

Comment: Re:Pale Moon FTW (Score 1) 152

by wildstoo (#44883117) Attached to: Firefox 24 Arrives: WebRTC Support and NFC Sharing On Android

Yep, I've used Pale Moon for quite a while now. It's great to have a properly optimized 64-bit Firefox build on Windows. Moonchild (the dev) is generally very responsive on the forums and quick to fix bugs.

I use 13 popular Firefox Add-ons and they all work absolutely fine in Pale Moon. I'd recommend it.

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