Recent content by mdburkey

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    See the World Through the Eyes of a Tesla

    Yep...I was like this is cool...then, wait a minute, that's Summit Hill Dr....all the way out to the West Hill's exit and to West Town Mall.
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    Intel Tells Us Charlie has got it WRONG

    When they respond this quickly, the answer had to come from the marketing, management and PR departments -- NOT engineering or manufacturing. Which begs the question, have they even talked to manufacturing before putting out the press release? My personal guess would be that the rank and file...
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    Windows 10 October Update is Losing User Data

    The power connector on those Dell's SATA drive is totally standard and the power connector on the DVD drive is the standard connector that has been used on laptops for years. The power is sourced from the motherboard -- but a $3 SATA Y-split from Amazon solves the problem nicely. Additionally...
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    Dam these Concrete Blocks for Electricity

    TVA Racoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility Hydroelectric pumped storage makes much more sense for large volume operation.
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    Windows 10 Buggy Updates? Our Patching Is Simple, Regular, Consistent Says Microsoft

    Which is why business machines need to be running Win 10 Pro or Enterprise and pointed at a WSUS server for updates rather than directly to Microsoft, with the "Do not connect to any Windows Update Internet locations" group policy enabled. This gives total control of which updates are...
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    After 25 Years, Military Told to Move From Expendable to Reusable Rockets

    I call troll on this one. Getting nervous about your Boeing stock? The time and effort required for the refurbishing process on the Falcon 9 continues to grow shorter and less involved with each launch as they continue to tweak and improve their designs. The manufacturing of the Merlin rocket...
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    After 25 Years, Military Told to Move From Expendable to Reusable Rockets

    Regardless of anyone's feelings on Elon Musk or whether or not this will drive business to SpaceX, the point is that SpaceX has proved that reusable rockets are possible and make sense. This is essentially a warning shot from Congress that other companies like Boeing had better be taking note...
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    3D-Printed Gun Files Can Be Shared without Legal Penalty

    As long as you are making a gun for you own use, you ensure that it has the required amount of metal to be detectable in a scanner, you are not otherwise prohibited from owning a firearm, and the weapon itself is not otherwise in violation of the NFA, then it is perfectly legal to do so (through...
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    Growing Rat Muscles onto Robot Fingers

    This video proudly brought to you by Delos Incoporated.
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    Net Neutrality Rules Expire Monday, as Lawmakers Push for Paid Data Prioritization

    I am a Tennessean and a Republican -- and in my opinion Marsha Blackburn is a total idiot and corporate shill. I think she actually does understand what she is proposing -- but her campaign is bought and paid for by the big telecom companies, so what do you expect? She needs to be voted out of...
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    Windows Media Player Is the Next App with a Target on Its Back

    I still use WinAmp almost every day for listening to music and I still have archives of almost every version from the first release to the last! Actually spoke with Justin Frankel at one point many years ago when we were trying to get him to license his MP3 integer decode routines to us for a...
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    FCC Broadband Speed Map is Back Online

    It would be an interesting map...if it was even close to correct. Two of the providers they list for my address do NOT service the area. Additionally, the speeds they list for the ones that do are nowhere near correct.
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    IBoot source code for iPhone leaked online

    I disagree totally. If this makes it easier for people to copy/clone the iPhone and forces Apple to reduce their prices, I'm all for it. I'm in favor of whatever results in the lowest prices and widest selection for consumers. Personally, many of the business practices of companies like Apple...
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    IBoot source code for iPhone leaked online

    IMHO this is amazingly good news for the consumer, as it should make jailbreaking and modification of the iPhone much easier.
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    False Hawaii Nuclear Alert Not a Mistake

    The best drill is one where you don't know it's a drill. It tends to help pinpoint the weak spots in the system VERY quickly. Given the current political climate with regards to North Korea, I personally suspect the guy who issued the alert did it because he was instructed to, which I have zero...