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Comment Bump it up (Score 1) 344

WRT54GL is great.... I've even got two setup in a wireless bridge that's 400meters apart.

the link says 36Mbps while actual throughput on the graphs is 18-19Mbps, half duplex of course.

A direct replacement with GigE and 802.11n along with the change-able antennas would be perfect.

C'mon Linksys, bring it on!!!!

Comment Re:Priceless (Score 1) 383

I also doubt that this will make inroads into general acceptance for the masses.

Electronic controls for doors are good for big companies/buildings who want to have some sort of control or knowledge of who comes and goes.

But for a residence or your car to be tied into your Apple product? C'mon....

Taco Bell winning the franchise wars anyone?

Comment Re:Priceless (Score 1) 383

Watching UHF and Stay Tuned back in the day made me ashamed of having watched so much TV and knowing where all the jokes came from.

The Mastercard commercial of listing off prices of things and then the overall effect as being priceless sums the iKey up succinctly.

Our pop culture does define us.

Comment Priceless (Score 5, Funny) 383

Basic house door lock and key from Home Depot - ~$20
Extra key cutting - ~$2

Watching your neighbour spending hundreds or more than a thousand to outfit their home with an iLock and having their iPhone run out of juice or fumbling and dropping/breaking it before they could unlock the front door.... Priceless.

Comment Loudness factor? (Score 2, Interesting) 405

Not long ago, some people realized that CDs were being mastered so that everything was loud and noted that instruments or tracks that should be subtle were being turned up.... all in the name of competing with other noises, I believe. Do they do the same thing with the new vinyl?
Debian

FreeNAS Switching From FreeBSD To Debian Linux 206

dnaumov writes "FreeNAS, a popular, free NAS solution, is moving away from using FreeBSD as its underlying core OS and switching to Debian Linux. Version 0.8 of FreeNAS as well as all further releases are going to be based on Linux, while the FreeBSD-based 0.7 branch of FreeNAS is going into maintenance-only mode, according to main developer Volker Theile. A discussion about the switch, including comments from the developers, can be found on the FreeNAS SourceForge discussion forum. Some users applaud the change, which promises improved hardware compatibility, while others voice concerns regarding the future of their existing setups and lack of ZFS support in Linux."

Comment Re:That's funny, expecting her share? (Score 1) 666

Oh the year was 1778, how I wish I was in Sherbrooke now.... Pirates are the bad guys who rob from others on the high seas. Or perhaps the term used by victims to describe their perpetrators. I believe "privateer" is the correct word for high seas thugs who operate on behalf of a particular group or country such as what's going on in Somalia.

Comment Re:PEBAAC (Score 5, Insightful) 1146

I'd think not. It's called "drive by wire" technology. I bought an '09 Civic and the thing has a sensor attached to the gas pedal instead of the traditional wire directly to a butterfly valve. I read somewhere that if the PCM didn't think things were right, there's a failsafe "limp home" mode that trips the throttle plate to some slightly higher than idle position and disconnects the pedal and any other controls. One of the sales guys who I met in the process of buying this car insisted that the computer controlled throttle makes it more responsive and safer. Throttle by wire IMO, is fucking with the KISS rule.

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