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Comment Re:airplane mode (Score 0) 105

wifi mode: lately my (rooted android) has been turning wifi on automatically, and randomly. I currently reside close to a busy street and wonder if it's b/c this stingray device (local pd has lots of $ and new cars...etc). this doesn't bother me too much b/c I don't think anything is private any longer, or ever was for that matter but I suspect it's going to backfire on them eventually and wonder how easily this technology will become available to the wrong people (assuming the police are the right people).

Comment agreed (Score 0) 208

My (frontier) plan was fine @ 1MBPS a few years ago, which (after other hidden fees) costs about $70. per month. This was force updated to me to get 3MBPS by them (without telling me) and raising my monthly bill to $90. When I called in to get answers (and request to be back on my signed 1MB plan they stated it wasn't available any longer. Even though I never actually use more than 750KBPS, and average 350KBPS all day long, seems like a huge money-grabbing scam to me. All I do is youtube, social media, google searches, and a few forums... no VPN, no need for anything more than 1MB but they forced a higher rate on me without actually getting me faster speeds... it just says I now have 3mbps (which it can spike at that...but if we monitor all the traffic, all the time (as gkrellm does) than you can easily see you're never getting those speeds from websites... it's just the "testing sites" allow a short lived spike, or "ping"s to make us all feel like happy sheep on a green knoll. to me, the problem is constant increases in billing, and less service, more advertisements, and a lower quality overall... however, If there is any ISP that provides 100% pure internet (no advertising), then I would gladly pay for it, again at 1MBPS (which is all I need (atm)). I don't know the future of connection fees, but

Submission + - asking slashdot: port a java program from XP to (any) linux

idanity writes: I have a small but useful java program that only runs on (m.s.)XP.
I would like to run this program in my fedora 20 laptop. or any GNU/Linux system.
  the basics.
  the (java) program is used to tune an ECU chip in my car yet the software is buggy and only runs on XP while the owners have no intention of updating. As they have laid off the author after he was finished.
  I have requested them to update the software and want to help them (and myself) to being able to use this program in GNU/Linux.

  where do I start, and what is there to do?
primarily I never want to run XP, or need to use microsofts os's to do such a tiny thing
secondly, I wish to see this program become useful and function as it would help everyone who's already invested in it (I am invested over 1k into it sofar (for the hardware)).

Comment location of protests (Score 0) 246

they didn't protest @ the Redmond headquarters because most people in Redmond wouldn't care. Even if they did, few people would see the protests. the Microsoft headquarters is hugely supported by all their employees and after hours all you get are the black SUVs following you around if you venture too far around their boundaries. Besides, which building would you protest on the M.S.campus? It's nicely lit up, well groomed and clean (perfect skateboard tracks) but not a lot of public traffic. anyone in this area is either a M.S. employee or they are retired.

Comment timing (Score 0) 96

my phone stays in my cargo pockets, When lean over in a chair to fart, they should be able to hear that fart loud and clear. now lets see them try to figure out what i ate? I also take my phone in the laveratory with me, so they should also have great opertunity to hear some of splash-logs greatest hits.

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