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Comment Re:Subject line smells (Score 4, Informative) 157

MakeMKV + HandBrake (HandBrake can do almost all DVDs and some BluRays without MakeMKV, but MakeMKV is needed for some encrypted discs). MakeMKV is shareware (free beta period but reasonable to pay for if you don't want the hassle); HandBrake is open source. Both run on Linux, OS X and Windows.

Comment Re:Explanations: (Score 1) 378


    processor : 0
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 5
    model : 10
    model name : Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by AMD PCS
    stepping : 2
    microcode : 0x8b
    cpu MHz : 498.048
    cache size : 128 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 1
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu de pse tsc msr cx8 sep pge cmov clflush mmx mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow vmmcall
    bogomips : 996.09
    clflush size : 32
    cache_alignment : 32
    address sizes : 32 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
    power management:

    Linux fqdn.domain.tld 3.16.0-4-586 #1 Debian 3.16.7-ckt11-1+deb8u4 (2015-09-19) i586 GNU/Linux

This is from an Alix 2D3 which is (but not for much longer) my router.

Comment Re:Problem with the solution? (Score 2) 194

I think the problem here is that yes, you don't want to waste the time, but you (and few others) are willing to pay what it would really cost to offer fast airborne bandwidth.

A few Mbps are really quite adequate for 99% of the users that *need* in-air connectivity (or simply want it to prevent being bored, like me with IRC and web browsing). If people want to do heavy VNC work or video streaming on board aircraft, they're going to have to pay more than $20 for it. It's that simple.

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