* Posts by Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik

235 posts • joined 24 Dec 2009


Rejoice! Sysadmin day is... TODAY. Now get in here and win free stuff

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Still nothing here...

2 more hours and still nothing. But I generally get thank yous over the year so I'm not to let down about it.

What it was like to grow up around the world's first digital computers

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Add inventor of the cloud to his list then as well

Considering he was running the first one ever with people using it as a service.

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1: Samsung plays Intel against ARM

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So a no-sale from me

I don't want more of the shoddpy x86 architercure... I want LESS of it.

Google whips the sheet off new Gmail interface

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Re: I wonder when we will all be forced to suffer the New Compose clusterfuck ?

You mean teh current "you can compose multiple messages at once in an annoying JS window" isn't enough for you?

There are better alternatives but sometimes you are stuck with stuff.

Tim Cook: Wearable tech's nice, but Google Glass will NEVER BE COOL

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Re: Watches

I have a few watches and clocks around(I like time tracking) but frankly unless I have some specific reason for it I won't wear a watch with me and haven't worn one in years.

I have all the time in the world for what I usually need to do and don't need to be tied down to when something and some such needs to be done.

The BOFH is BACK: And it's cloudy with a 90% chance of beatings

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Ahh the joys

And I get this a lot from people. But I've sent you this email on that and that day.

Mostly a lot of my mails get looked over for some reason. I guess it's my inivisible personality shinning through.

Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief

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I still have my...

Nokia N900 running Maemo 5 and still fine with it. Do plan to get that Nokia dumbphone that will last 30+ days on a single charge in autumn.

I don't like either Android either iOS either Windows Phone for a mobile phone and I played with most of them one way or another.

I don't mind Android for a tablet and possibly hooking in a MiFi style device somewhere along the way to get 3G networking with it. But beyond that if it can recieve/make calls and do SMS I'll be happy with a dumbphone. The only SMART thing I expect from my phone is timed profiles... go to silent at this hour during these days and so on... Beyond that I don't need any other smarts.

Mystery Sony big-screen ereader to sport E Ink bender

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Re: A4

Given that Sony has had ePub support after their first reader not a prob. And most devices seem to go to mass storage as well when plugged in(all this info is available with a quick search).

I don't own one since I went with the Jinke Hanlin V3 running openinkpot myself. But if this 13" beasty comes out I'm definitely interested in getting it just for reading through various pages of install/config/etc... docs I usually need to.

What kind of pirate are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

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Re: I "Pirate" what I have already paid for - I bet most "Pirates" are like me

I must say I'm the same. I pay for a cable subscription and download stuff I get there(tv shows that can take a while to show up here). As for music I'll buy a CD when I find a place that has it or I'll get the legaly free stuff(ocremix, jamendo) or even buy from some places that I know won't force anything down my throat(bandcamp, humble bundle, music bundle, similar).

Games I buy(PS3, 3DS, Linux stuff(almost all the humble bundles so far, FTL, KSP, GameDevTycoon)).

Anime as well but the lack of having some dedicated anime chans on my cable subscription is annoying. And no don't really plan on buying BOX sets much of anything simply because once I watch it I delete it.

One day they'll figure out a system where I can declare what I watch and pay a subscription but will be able to download wherever I want how I want it(i.e. grabbing the latest fansub of the latest anime but at the same declaring I got this and you get a bit of my money for it). And no Hulu and similar(region locked) ideas don't count.

YouTube channels at $1.99 per month could launch this week

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So thats...

All the self important people who think their "content" is worth something will be inaccessible by most of the greater unwashed. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Crap computers in a crap box: Smart-meter blackouts risk to UK

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Hmm we can get these in slovenia

But we would be charged extra to get them and all the fancy crap they would provide... I'm happy with a kill-a-watt type devices for when I'm interested in what's burning leccy. They have enough issue with power metters reporting phantom power anyway around here.

Ten ancestors of the netbook

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Well I can actually do

proper work on a tablet even without a physical keyboard. But then all I really need is vim, ssh and remote desktop and I have all of that and more.

I have plain vim and ssh via kbox terminal but one could use zshaolin(no connectbot is awful). I have touchvim if I really want to and there's a very very very very excelent remote desktop app accesstogo. Yes I can even edit documents, spreadsheets and view pdfs using the preinstalled polaris office. But frankly I rarely need them.

Yes still on the lookout for a keyboard for it. Can't really decide on one.

Master Beats: Why doesn't audio quality matter these days?

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So many crap cans around now-a-days. Even the good brands aren't all the same. I have a set of portable over the ear Sennheiser and out of the two I was making my choice between them and tried them both I got the ones that don't boost bass. So music sounds ok. I don't expect hi-fi quality from headphones but I do expect to be able to hear the finer details of music. And with the type of music I listen to this shows. Hda these things for a few years now and am really happy with them for when I do listen with them.

Amazon: We're expanding into TWO HUNDRED countries

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Europeans can use that store? Last I checked it complained that I don't have a valid location and payment method... for a free app.

ACLU documents shows free access to emails for IRS tax police

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Same in Slovenia...

We either file online into a nice handy Tax Agency form and do it that way or even better. We just get what the agency things we owe it and if we agree do nothing else file a different return.

I'm glad this got instated like a year or so before I started working so I don't need to do anything really.

Bitcoin gets a $100 haircut on rollercoaster trading run

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Re: Where's the value?

You are aware that the GBP, USD or any other currency aren't tied to anything tangible as well? They are fiat currencies. They have no intrinsic value at all. Atleast a bitcoin has the value of the leccy needed to generate it.

France demands Skype register as telco

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Re: Follow the money?

Erm... they do here. They pay yearly road tax along with MOT just like everyone else.

ITV catches up with TVCatchup

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Re: Meh

I still pay for cable simply on the bassis that even if I get the shows from torrent they still deserve to get a cut of the licensing. Basically I just timeshift it using a different method.

Honk if the car in front is connected

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For the driver to actually...

respond this needs to flash up in a HUD else any other distractions could just cause more issues. This is why marketing should not be allowed here. What would be nice is a minimap style radar view of your surroundings. That way you can always tell where everyone else is.

It has potential but yeah privacy implications are there as well.

Bank whips out palm-recognition kit - and a severed hand won't work

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Re: Yuck

And fail at reading the actual article.

Keyboard, you're not my type

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Got myself a couple of Das Keyboard ultimate last year. Had to RMA one since apparently there was something wrong with it and gave up the ghost half a year later. Well it was swapped and I'm happily typing on the new thing. As for sound. I use one at home and one at work and nobody has yet complained about the noise levels and I do a lot of typing. But it helps people know if I'm in the office since they can hear me type hehe.

Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG

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Re: Many

As one of the many glasses wearers I quite like my glasses and wouldn't trade them in for contacts. What I would like is to have an AR and a camera recording stuff through it. But WITHOUT some online service hooked into it.

Sony promises PC-based PlayStation 4 for Christmas

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just need some games and I know what I'm saving my coins for.

Ubuntu? Fedora? Mint? Debian? We'll find you the right Linux to swallow

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Re: All very well.

I've been using GNU+Linux(Yes one of those) exclusively since 2004. I didn't bother converting friends. I showed them, explained them and then out of the blue a friend of mine switched completly to Linux on his own. With me doing nothing else to persuade him. I don't evnagelize the system. I show what it can do. I show what Open source/Free software can do. Most people in my cicrles run atleast some open source/free software apps even if it is on windows. And they get curious about the rest and try that. Some like it enough to have a permanent dual boot others try it and find it's not for them and some stick with it.

The Register Android App

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Re: Doesnt anyone do any bloody testing anymore?

We are the testers. Who would be better at testing it than the people that use the site primarily?

Amazon patents digital resale market

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Re: Oliver Twist

Same. Though replace the scan part with getting it through alternate channels.

Oh, Sony, you big tease: Mystery PlayStation reveal date set

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Re: Prediction

The issue with PS3 games and not doing 1080p is in the publishers being payed off by microsoft to not allow higher than 720p because you know... xbox360 just doesn't do it. Or publishers basically going we want everyone to have the same experience which means lowest common denominator which is the xbox360 again.

I have quite a few titles on the PS3 that do 1080p just fine. Most are sony first party studios some are multi platform.

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I do hope they'll keep the ds3 nice and clean as it is... It's a great controller and have no issues with it even with my large hands.

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Re: Being from Africa...

Being from Europe - Slovenia I also import the games from the UK... I save ~15eur with shipping included on new titles I preorder compared to local rip-off prices of 60eur+their own fat margins on top(20eur or more).

Oz library finds Lance Armstrong books a new home: The fiction section

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Re: WTF??

You sir win many Internets

Satnav blunder sends Belgian granny 1,450km to Croatia

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Re: What about her Passport

You only need a valid ID document. A passport is not required.

Shh! Proxima Centauri can hear us!

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Quick sue the moon

for copyright infringement. It's broadcasting without a license!!!

It pays to study the habits of your email users

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Hmm a mix of a lot...

Anything automated gets filed under automation and deleted after 3 days or so, similar for spam, mailing lists get presorted into relevant folders, anything I can classify through a filter gets presorted. What's left I manually manage either as I go along(tends to be like half a year at work and then the volume increases exponentially 'tll december).

And I delete stuff at mostly random.

Goldman Sachs: Windows' true market share is just 20%

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Re: Few use the "smart" features of smart TVs

As a tech savvy owner of a non-smart TV purchased 2 years ago. I must say I really don't like the idea of smart TVs. I rather hav a RaspberryPi or something similar hooked up to the TV(or even a x86 system). It gives me *shock* CHOICE of what I can do. And am not limited to a specific system.

The best tablets for Christmas

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I got myself a galaxy tab 2 10.1. I don't need the powerhouse of the others. But it does the job.

Adobe demands 7,000 years a day from humankind

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I believe

That the main issue with EULAs is that the terms aren't up front but post-purchase. That is the main issue with them being unenforcable. Basically if stores would provide a contract up front detailing the EULA then that would be legaly binding - it's a take it or leave it thing. If you take it you pay for it and are bound by it. Else you don't. Since you aren't made aware of this before buying it it would certainly breach various laws.

Motörheadphönes Motörizer rock 'phones review

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As someone who really really hates the insane bass levels I might give these a try if I can find them localy.

A tweet too far: UK contempt law reform push begins

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Re: One of the reasons I would probably deny any jury duty

I guess it helps I'm not in the UK. I would assume you would still need to get selected in a pre-selection process or something.

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One of the reasons I would probably deny any jury duty

Because I would feel obliged to seek more information.

Gangnam Style beats Bieber Baby, becomes biggest timewaste EVER

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Re: A High Court Judge writes...

I'm lucky to say No effin' idea and I plan to keep it that way.

Heroic Register reader battles EXPLODING COMPUTER

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I don't buy no-names but still budget. LC-Power in my case. I guess it helps that my kit at most uses 60W anyway.

Why do Smart TV UIs suck?

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I'll stick...

to my basic Sony Bravia set that has tho XBM system but that works without a problem. It's not smart true but hell it does what it needs to. If I want something more I'll hookup openelec.tv to it via any of numerous fancy bits and get all the fancy stuff that way.

HP: AUTONOMY 'misrepresented' its value by $5 BILLION, calls in SEC

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Hey HP

You can't just swap the pound sign for the dollar sign and think that's equal value. Even though you and the rest of the industry think this is a fact.

Ten Linux apps you must install

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Mostly no

Other than for someone that might need something like that I really wouldn't touch any of these.

The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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Still have an old dot-matrix I got from a friend who got it from his dad's workplace. It works great can still get fresh carts for it and even have the paper to print on. Used to have a pile of 386, 486, 586 boards and cpus and mem. Actually used a 586 for years as a dedicated music system. Worked great.

Then one day simply decided to clean the stuff out. Still have a bunch of old SCSI kit and floppy tapes in a box ready to go to a friend. And I have atleast 6 spare systems(boards, mem, cpu, graphics, psu) sans cases ready to go. Have some removable 3.5" ide drive bays, a ton of old fans I pulled from various kit, used to have a few CRTs but 2 of them went to the shop when they offered a discount on LCDs. Have maybe 4 optical drives... one region unlocked DVD, the others dvdrws or just plain cdroms.

Also threw out a ton of ISA cards had some of the extended isa stuff as well as some MFM drives. Other than magnets and some other bits and piecese I eventually got rid of most stuff since. I still have a ton of crap though. Though nothing like the rest of the people here.

Education Secretary Gove: Tim Berners-Lee 'created the INTERNET'

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so in other words....

two ad salesmen, a service guy, a telco guy and a mix of the lot will try to show what's important for IT tech... Sounds like a plan...

Prehistoric-super-tooth dentists drill DIAMONDS into duck-billed 'saur riddle

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why don't us humans have the 6 layers and the constantly replacing teeth.

Dutch unleash intelligent robot bins: No ID, no rubbish

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Late to the game?

We've had such bins around here in Ljubljana, Slovenia for a few years now.

Can see them on the pic here:


We have 5 containers with bio, paper, glass, plastics and other waste

Both bio and other waste require an RFID card to open.

My main issue with these is that the openings on the paper and plastics bins are to small for a lot of

the packaging bought in stores.

Do like them but as anything new there are a lot of people that simply refuse to use them and just put the trash next to them.

Health minister warns ISPs: Block suicide websites or face regulation

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Can you say

Feature creep?

Emotional baggage

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Hmmm bags and more bags

I went through quite a lot. But my requirements are that I can put atleast 2 1L bottles of water in them along with a ton of other stuff. Managed to get my hands on a Wegner backpack this year and I'm happy to report I still have plenty of room with 2 1.5L of sigg water bottles in there, an eeepc701(though I'd like to replace that with a 13" laptop device), ton of cabling, adapters, glass cleaning kit, portable fork/knife/spoon, portable headphones, etc... etc... etc... And still have room to put in my ereader and probably a lot more.

Very happy with it. Though the lack of waist straps is a bit annoying. And I can't use chest straps since it presses on my chest and can trigger my asthma.

I guess some people don't understand how hard getting the right gear for such things is.



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