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Comment Dont like them because they borked Google Maps (Score 1) 179

Uber randomly borked Google Maps about a year ago for many people by forcing the default map to Uber services while using an Uber icon that looked almost exactly like the Car icon.
See the google forums here:
As you can see the Car and Taxi/Uber icons were very similar until recently: https://lh3.googleusercontent....
By changing the default mapping method to Uber this totally broke Google maps for those who couldn't tell what had changed.
To make it worse the recommended fixes and perceptions of what really happened changed as they tweaked the app to fix things.

Comment Almost seemless upgrade. Faster than Win7. (Score 2) 376

In 3 steps:

1. Copy Window7 to another hard drive: Cloned Win7 from SSD to a M2 using Acronis. Then upgrade the M2 to Win10.

2. Upgrade Windows 7: Used the Windows10Upgrade9252.exe for an almost seamless single user profile upgrade.
Reloaded SSD drivers for proper Samsung HD magician detection and Video Card drivers for nvidia1080.
Most apps and games worked without reinstall. Only annoying thing was associating media files with Media Player. Not bad tho.

3. Custom GUI: Classic Shell + Winearo + Windows7 icons - imageres.dll [c:\icons] FTW.
Looks and runs very simliar to Windows 7. Someone even managed to fix the old Gadgets bug.
But I digress the win+x key is awesome sauce no matter the GUI used. Faster than Windows7.
This hardcore gamer with some old school apps is satisfied so far.

Comment Try making your own PoE Splitter (Score 1) 81

Try making your own PoE Splitter. 1. Send pins 4,5,7 and 8 to a PoE USB Splitter of your choice for USB power and then send pins 1, 2, 3 & 6 for 100BASE-TX Ethernet. 2. PXE Boot will still work. 3. USB power can be cycled in software. You'll need: 1x RJ45 Cat5 Network Lan Cable Crimpers 1x RJ45 Female Connector 2x RJ45 Male Connectors 5 or 6 feet of CAT5 or 6 LAN cable or as little as 12" for smaller splitters.

Comment Housing crisis ignored (Score 1) 940

There is an affordable housing crisis in the US that has been easily ignored since 2009. Only those with real money can afford to buy any home today. I just want a home but flippers buyout with cash what I can only afford on credit. Then flip the home nearly doubling the cost. I know -now- that renting is what I will do until death. Enjoy your home.

Comment Slashdot community bites down hard on free speech (Score 1) 180

Sites gets banned for legitimate reasons all the time Thousands of other legitimate business sites go through this all the time. This site cries like baby and throws poo at internet community to get attention drawn to its "cause" much less the real problem for the ban. Slashdot community bites down hard on free speech bullshit... entertains crap... lame.

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