Viewer Question Extravaganza

  • Episode 280
  • January 29, 2013

Robbie and Hillary tackle the mail bag and answer a wide assortment of viewer questions on what they call a hodge-podge of a show.

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Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Thank you to viewers who send in a donation to Category5 TV to help us do what we do.
  • Send in your postcards to Category5 Technology TV.
  • Blip.TV (and therefore Category5 Technology TV) is now available on iOS, Android, Kindle and Xbox.
  • {play 8:15}The Category5 live Viewer Location Map.
  • Hillary just returned from the Dominican Republic.
  • {play 11:22}Viewer Questions
  • Viewer Question: Regarding Debian 6, can you install Gnome Shell?
  • Viewer Question: Is there a way to plug my cellphone into my computer to provide Internet to the computer?
  • Viewer Question: Do you think it's right for Microsoft to be able to record all text messages and videos calls on Skype?
  • Viewer Question: I've recently reviewed Episode 103 and 104 regarding unRAID since I'm interested in setting up a home server on my network. Since setting up unRAID in 2009, how has it been working? Do you still use it, or have you chosen a different solution now that you've had more time to choose a storage option?
    • What unRAID has going for it.
    • Reviewing 4 years of unRAID as a storage solution.
    • Why drives in unRAID flash.
  • Viewer Question: I'd like to setup DropBox-like behaviour on a local server. Is unRAID capable of this?
  • Try unRAID from
  • {play 28:04}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
    • Check out for the jewelry company tapping into Kinect and 3D printing to manufacture custom PEZ dispenser heads!
  • Viewer Pictures: Dennis Kelley and guest_Harry sent in photos. guest_Harry was one of our new year's draw winners, and sent in a picture of him with his prize.
  • Claim your prizes. If you haven't watched Episode 276 yet, this is your last chance to respond and claim your prize.
  • Viewer Question: What headset microphones are you using on Category5 Technology TV? The sound is really good.
    • We use the APEX575 microphones. They sound great, but can be difficult to adjust properly when used by multiple individuals.
  • Viewer Comment: Thank you for the one year license of ESET NOD32 Antivirus which I won during the New Year giveaway. I've used many other antivirus programs (avast, avg, panda cloud) and ESET NOD32 is much lighter and works great!
    • Some of the recent scareware malware has played into people's fear by pretending the FBI has shutdown their Internet connection.
    • ESET Smart Security 6 features the new Anti-Theft feature which allows you to track down your laptop (and even see who's using it via the webcam) if it should be stolen or otherwise go missing.
  • {play 46:23}Hillary's Story Hillary bought a new laptop to avoid "bugging" Robbie after it went mega-funk.
  • Thoughts about e-waste, gold and cash-monies.
  • Viewer Question: I was going to see if you can help me setup email associated with your website URL using a Turnkey Linux Lamp Server so I can get my TeamSpeak 3 NPL.
  • Viewer Question: Where can I find a more recent version of the PerfectBuntu script? I have the old 1.5.3 version which I have been modifying and using, but I'd like newer version.
  • Viewer Comments: The Microsoft TTF support of PerfectBuntu would be great to have.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Hillary Rumball


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