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[#] Wed Jun 09 2010 18:00:31 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So after some testing magic jack was giving me some choppy voice, but I attirubte that to vmware more than the gizmo or software itself.
But then.... I came home one day and noticed the vm rebooted, and not cleanly. So it didn't start up again. I had to poke it to restart.
I was on a call for work (best test I can think of) and the vm crashed again.
Ok, so much for that.
So I just installed the latest virtualbox, installed xp and installed magicjack.
Hopefully vbox will fare better.

[#] Sat Apr 09 2011 11:46:48 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Animal: are you looking for something to actually mount up on the bike and/or snowmobile, or something to just take with you on runs?  In the automobile world they all seem to be using tablets instead of netbooks/umpc for that purpose (building them right into the dash and everything).  That would eliminate the possibility of running 'doze in a VM, though, of course.

I have an HP Mini 110 netbook.  Nice little machine but I wouldn't dare try to run it as a hypervisor.



[#] Wed Mar 24 2010 22:44:39 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Not that one... last I checked, wasn't it JNI based? And besides just

being a record manager with transaction support.

And exactly what is wrong with a record manager with transaction support?


My friend at bloomberg who owns the development of their database one day said soemthing to me, that I've been saying for years that nobody had ever said to me before: there's something wrong with using a language like SQL to get the database to get you the information you want. He put it better, but that was the basic idea.
We were both trying not very hard to figure out what The Right Thing would be, and we didn't come up with anything, so, so far, my best answer is a record manager with transaction support, and put all the precompiled queries IN YOUR CODE.

[#] Tue Feb 02 2010 08:36:15 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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maybe its time to teach the text client howto wrap urls without breaking it for xterms?

 



[#] Sun Feb 21 2010 17:35:51 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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the eff says, even without cookies your browser is next to uniq:

https://panopticlick.eff.org/index.php

check it out...



[#] Tue Aug 10 2010 10:47:35 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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Yep.

Added a network using the "virtual modem" connection, username,
password, phone number... makes the call out and connects as a dialup
service... Slow but functional.

Other connections are bluetooth to macbook and cable/cradle.

[#] Thu Mar 25 2010 10:59:36 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Yeah, we could all just store ASN.1 BER blobs in a record manager. Why didn't I think of that? ;)

[#] Tue Mar 08 2011 11:19:11 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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Hehehehe. I was tempted to cut the off the plug, but I was borrowing the equipment from someone else. :P

[#] Fri Mar 26 2010 13:58:46 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Well, nobody really wants to use object databases. We like to keep our code object orieneted, yes. We like to keep all our logic where we can see it and where our tools can deal with it. I think object databases, however - unless they're very tightly designed around the target OO language, and handled very smartly - will just introduce an object[1] - object[2] impedance mismatch, instead of an object - relational impedance mismatch.

and *definitely* nobody wants to use a "record manager with transaction support" directly. That's just a non-starter for any heavy duty work.

[#] Mon Feb 08 2010 13:47:30 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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If you like VMWare, you'd love Sun Microsystems VirtualBox.

same thing, better support, better extensions, FREE, no need for
liscensing, does everything VMWare does, FREE,... and works on most
OS's and runs most OS's.. i havent found 1 OS it cant run... yet...

I think he's got that backwards. vmware is at the moment anyway superior to virtualbox (in my opinion only) but vbox certainly has caught up a lot in the past year or so.

[#] Fri Feb 26 2010 09:49:34 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I'd suggest Bluetooth to a softphone on your computer, but you don't
have a VoIP setup at home...

because if I did, I'd have no phone service right now.

[#] Thu Apr 28 2011 20:01:15 EDT from ambushbug @ Uncensored

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tape is still cheaper and more robust for transport than hdd. i still back up tb upon tb upon tb to tape at work.

[#] Fri Apr 29 2011 08:41:04 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I honestly do not know why the industry uses tape.  It's very, very expensive for how they use it, and these days you could store everything on digital media, which more cleanly transfers.  Tape isn't very reliable, and I've seen some terrible problems come from it (e.g. garbled captioning, but then, that company used tape in an unapproved way).

I think the industry is just resistent to change.



[#] Sat Apr 30 2011 11:40:43 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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got my bluetooth working.


Needed to install the firmware:
apt-get install firmware-atheros

and have a recent 2.6.39 kernel running which contains  http://us.generation-nt.com/patch-add-atheros-bt-ar5bbu12-fw-supported-help-202165552.html this patch.
after that this device:
Bus 004 Device 006: ID 0489:e02c Foxconn / Hon Hai
becomes:
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0cf3:3005 Atheros Communications, Inc.

it seems as if it sometimes doesn't work well during bootup, the RF-Kill switch (FN+F3) for un/re-plugging the device does the job. Note that you need to press it several times to switch on/off wlan+bluetooth, have a tail on syslog/messages open to see whats going on.

 

so now there are just two things about this acer:

- won't wakeup after suspend

- won't switch to console / back / restart x correctly...

and  with the 4g ram its pretty good useable. was a little fiddling to get the keyboard out, and open the "door" on the lower side... but now its working smoothly.



[#] Tue May 03 2011 16:36:09 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Tech Area was the last living vestige of NYTI. Oh well. :-(

[#] Tue May 17 2011 08:01:27 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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now this is damn cool:

http://bellard.org/jslinux/

(next to 'to cool to be true')



[#] Tue May 17 2011 09:05:51 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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"I did it for fun," he says. Ah, to have that much free time...

[#] Tue May 17 2011 09:29:03 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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That's impressive.  Even with all the limitations, and the lack of a network stack (I could see where that would be difficult), that's an awesome page there.

I could imagine using it to help teach people how to write C code, honestly.



[#] Wed May 18 2011 21:08:42 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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That's insane.
I looked at the javascript. It's kinda small, I don't get exactly what it's emulating.

[#] Wed May 18 2011 21:11:45 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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ahhh, just read the tech notes.
still insane.
But he already had experience in the field so it's not like one of us starting off on it.

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