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Ask Slashdot: Linux Friendly Video Streaming?

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:amazon (147 comments)

Amazon Prime works fine with Mint 11.

Have you done

sudo apt-get install hal

about a year and a half ago
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Woz Says iPhone Features Are 'Behind'

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:iFirstPost (587 comments)

If you buy your smartphones, you could get a cheap talk/text plan from a number of companies - straight talk, simple mobile, etc.

about 2 years ago
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New Releases From FreeBSD and NetBSD

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:tl;dr (149 comments)

Most recent trends? A million new devices a day running Linux.

about 2 years ago
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Cree Introduces 200 Lumen/Watt Production Power LEDs

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:Cooling is the issue (421 comments)

Bought 10 CFL bulbs for my kitchen. They all died in less than a year.

about 2 years ago
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Acer Rethinks the "Tablet Bubble," Launching $99 Tablet

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:Microsoft killed the netbook (243 comments)

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My netbook was $250, has Windows 7 Home Premium and a HDMI out. Of course it has an AMD C-60 processor.

about 2 years ago
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Solar Panel Breaks "Third of a Sun" Efficiency Barrier

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:So confusing... (237 comments)

The real question is what will the efficiency be after 10-20-30 years?

about 2 years ago
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Hardware Is Dead — At Least Most Expensive Hardware Is

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:Nope (342 comments)

Wife has a Camry, I have a Sable. My Sable is far better than her car. I've got 212,000 miles on my car; she has 167,000 miles on her car. (for those outside NA, a Sable is basically a Ford Taurus).

more than 2 years ago
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Apple v. Samsung Jurors Speak, Skipped Prior Art For "Bogging Us Down"

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:phew (506 comments)

Animal cruelty. Think of the Sharks.

more than 2 years ago
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App Developer: Android Designed For Piracy

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:Sure but.. (596 comments)

I guess we can call the new Microsoft shills Metro-sexuals.

more than 2 years ago
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Game of Thrones The Most Pirated TV Show of the Season

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:In other news (312 comments)

I've got the season 1 BD set. The picture quality is amazing.

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung Passes Nokia As Biggest Handset Manufacturer

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:no huge surprise .. nokia is engineered to fail (133 comments)

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But it won't run on a WP7 phone. And Microsoft has been **VERY** silent on the upgradability of the current WP handsets to WP8.

about 2 years ago
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Teacher's Aide Fired For Refusing To Hand Over Facebook Password

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:Just to understand the other side... (407 comments)

"Kimberly Hester does not have clean hands. Posting an offensive picture of a co-worker with pants around ankles could be considered sexual harassment."

So you claim this to be a fact?

more than 2 years ago
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Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:News to me (672 comments)

>>Any ideas what a domestic company would have told me had my ECU failed at 100K out of warranty?

I'd assume that any car company would have done it since it was a recall.

more than 2 years ago
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Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:News to me (672 comments)

My Sable will hit 199,000 miles when I drive home today. Amazing car considering how I've beaten it, and have had almost no problems. It has had fewer problems than my wife's Camry.

more than 2 years ago
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Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:News to me (672 comments)

My brother in law's Cadavalier went over 225,000 miles before he sold it - it was still running fine.

more than 2 years ago
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Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:ask a mechanic (672 comments)

>>>I see $1200 for a transmission against $25,000 for a new car

You are going to spend alot more than $1200 for a transmission. I would guess $3K - $5K.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia CEO Blames Salesmen For Windows Phone Struggles

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:True stories (435 comments)

I find salespeople are lazy. The second you show any interest in any model, they want to sell it to you - so they can go and chat with their buddies. Show an interest in WP7, and they will be on you like sharks.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia CEO Blames Salesmen For Windows Phone Struggles

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:True stories (435 comments)

When I go into a store, they push the WP7 phones - they often are $0.01. The salespeople just want to make a quick sale, and a "free" phone is one of the fastest ways.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Threatening To Raise Rates After Merger Failure

Airline_Sickness_Bag Re:Time to call their bluff... (247 comments)

I got my plan through AT&T wireless. AT&T Wireless was bought by Cingular. So my plan was even older than yours, but I still have it, although AT&T is trying hard to make me switch.

more than 2 years ago

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