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Comment Re: Heh. This reminds me... (Score 3, Interesting) 35

Sometimes it is the simplest of things, a client of mine was experiencing random server "crashes". Investigate, and find every single one was a controlled shutdown initiated by the admin user account. I said they should change the admin account ASAP. They said they had tried but other systems where the previous admin had used the admin account would break, and they didn't have a list. To what would be affected. I said and this is better than having someone randomly shutting down your operations, and potentially stealing anything they wanted, or leaving behind Trojans or back doors? 10 minutes later the admin account was disabled, and we just started trouble shifting and changing other system as they appeared broken, then the next user account was was found that started shutting stuff down. Any remote access to these systems? Well the previous IT providor used to use team viewer........ Changed that account and the attacks stopped. Sometimes it really is just the simple things.

Comment Re:The enemy among us. (Score 1) 469

But his company was based in Hong Kong, he lives in New Zealand, the only thing American about megaupload was the .com in the name. Yet the us feel this is enough to send in the armed police to drag him and his family out of their home and extradite him to the US. There is a kid in the UK facing the same problem, and he didn't even take a dime of US money!

Comment Re:What a lame announcement... (Score 1) 414

I've only seen one windows phone in the wild that someone actually spent their own money on. All the rest have been provided by work. Our current corporate cell plan gives us a choice off one of the crappiest androids from HTC or a slightly better species winmobile. For me though I'm using my iphone4 I bought a year and a half ago. Oh, and that is still going to be supported by ios5

Comment Re:Where's the one on Apple? (Score 1) 375

Thank goodnes then for android. If you want the choice, buy a tab with a more configurable OS, just don't whine when the punters find it confusing and too hard to use. Nothing stoping Mozilla making a boot to gecko OS, or replacing the default browser in an android distro. Arm is awesome but I'm hanging out for the x86 tablets as they get cheaper so I can run a full Linux platform.

Comment Re:Completely reasonable (Score 1) 329

Ok, so what browsers do you use on iOS? Windows8 RT on ARM is equivalent to iOS. The iOS base is the Mach kernel, same as OS X, but the apps and services are not 100% identical between the intel/AMD and ARM OSs. Windows 8 for amd64 will still be able to run everything, but the tablets that can do this are far more expensive than the ARMs, mainly because of the battery, IO performance and SSDs required.

Comment Re:Resolution (Score 1) 399

And the next thing is screen real eastate on multiple big monitors, a comfy seating position, proper keyboard and a great mouse, none of these available on a laptop. For my code cutting, Mac mini server with SSD harddrive, 16Gb RAM, 2x24" displays. I've got VMs for windows and Linux I can fire up when needed. My windows VM is actually an image of the shitty dell pc they gave me to start with so i still get the office supplied corporate apps. I bought the Mac with my first overtime paycheck. For mobility, iPad and a bluetooth keyboard. This is just for mail, corporate intranet access and taking notes

Comment Re:User Guide anyone? (Score 1) 144

I was a myth fan, but then after setting one up I realized that I hardly ever watched broadcast tv anymore. I've now gone with a much simpler plex configuration. On my Mac I have plex server and eye tv. Anything I want to record I do through eye, which then transcodes and exports automatically, plex indexes it, and my 1TB media store, and the plugins for Vimeo, YouTube and iTunes etc. then I use plex frontend on an old 2008 mini on the 50" plasma tv, my iPhone, my iPad and my wife's android. I'll look at picking up a 7" android tablet for the kids to use. What myth really needed to keep up we're more frontend clients. Current plex server beta also supports DLNA, so as more profiles get developed, more screens will get supported. I've also got a PVR for one off recordings if I need it, but of course nothing recorded on it can be shared.

Comment Re:Go to jail (Score 1) 160

And the education stats quoted in the article, remember the "criminal" population is just a list of those who got caught. Maybe this just means those without higher education are simply more likely to get caught and prosecuted for their endevour. I'm sure if you included politicians in the mix it might lift the stats a little.

Comment Re:Neat! (Score 1) 278

Just as well I encrypt all my terrorist social net work postings. -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE----- Version: iPGMail (1.24) wcBMA4E+vnkjzJO6AQf9HZ9g2r57wMG0IUPt9FaMqPbYMfDtWbB/qTeUqrgdtomDItEefdRfZJrW 8dUtU3yJeqSfb6bu0cXZ3LAJuwNrpPEhhGgTrnucwS5zrWgdRpjzUN5zygp6rqU4QiR4dR3DSnY0 eZwpgUAtER0tYcTzR9BtIYlE2NmmLiQfMgP2t3/b0Aok1p2mfjt/mrh+9X/zHChw6mMR2avv7Q36 Bvoq0Xfz8MXmDXVx6ynaFyZb4yy0lyfpg+klC2DpRr0adWkKWwdNXc1+FtPxL/vggLwLs+1JW2uJ jlh/lMdfjVoaGgZ7orwutWVEKPLo5hdXHVjW8ecqkJgJRo7oI68XyaVVssHATAP2sEd+VtQYOgEH /imf/7At72W/hVaNMHpymHqPOGs9PDpW+t+HvX81OfNN0eqGGV3jPbBMz52c6D3HCJ62JvzSyDcA PWZjGKGFhe1YjOmVls1NoasN4rdaPBhVf0rAiwnJhBOxqNal5Gs1iXlwHoxiNg3PsuMismizpyww lFnXZhby52aRTyL3Csb18EGE1ycqmQ5ksyv6+01fdik+K6DKEFZD5XQp5BfOVaapmHDqQ7yGvjmN YVncUctokPYjdcflpCO6bkZEGUL7jL5xR+7vJWIfY2/hk3ekuSbUFaNVgx7I8jVFMGtkVUG76JPO 4EIovxOls0TcT1Z59srtTaHr1sOEbZeAgCASyn7SXQGv/zwyJmSFZJKZSl7cF2ZcAWwKLQumZYK9 qVNAUvmDE6Z4w6kvLUAllOKVermRLuxC7xVh2Q8RvHHs/gt/5dxbhkJ36xOZTcVXvaYdbgi/PV7+ YuWjI7+HxdFwtQ== =D9nI -----END PGP MESSAGE-----

Ask Slashdot: Making a Tablet Run Only One Application? 260

An anonymous reader asks "I'm working for a medical centre who want to make a tablet with various videos and webpages about smoking cessation available in their waiting room. The tablet can't access the Internet because of security policies. I'm planning to use a local server with copies of the (Creative Commons) videos and pages accessed through local webpages using the tablet's browser. How can I make only the browser be available to the tablet users? Ideas? Suggestions?"

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