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If I'm the driver, I like to go ...

AltairDusk Re:5 Over (717 comments)

I get irritated when people are holding up traffic in the left lane but so long as you're not taking 5 minutes to pass one car maintaining your speed is fine.

I get annoyed when you have the "yo-yo" drivers in the left lane who get almost past the car beside them then get really interested in their cellphone conversation they shouldn't be having and let off the gas enough that the car on the right pulls ahead again. If a driver fails to pass the same car twice in a row then it's time to pull in behind them and get out of the way.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?

AltairDusk Re:Quite well (459 comments)

Every phone should be as easy as "fastboot oem unlock". Honestly I think the way that was handled with the warning on the phone you have to accept makes the most sense by far.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?

AltairDusk Re:Open Platform? (459 comments)

I want firmware that has been built by the manufacturer and then tested so I don't miss calls or SMS messages.

Hope you don't have a Droid X then, Motorola's update on that phone screwed up SMS messaging. I believe they fixed it now but still goes to show that having your OS update come from the manufacturer doesn't guarantee it works right.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?

AltairDusk Re:Open Platform? (459 comments)

He has a point, how often do you see someone saying "my Android is the bomb because it's open and I don't need Apple's permission to install software." Apparently you need the permission of Samsung and/or T-Mobile.

With Android you don't need permission to install software and unlike iOS there are other routes to install it without rooting or jailbreaking the phone to get it installed without using the app store. So it can be argued that you need Apple's permission to install software on your iPhone (as unless you jailbreak it you're stuck with what Apple permits on the App Store). The Android Market is far less restrictive and you can additionally install apps from outside the market without rooting the phone.

Now for firmware this might be a bit more difficult but one look at the glut of custom ROMs available for Android handsets shows what is possible for those who want it. How many actual customized firmwares are there for the iPhone?

more than 3 years ago
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Covert Video of Apple IPad 2 Just Released

AltairDusk Re:What's wrong with the iPads we got? (190 comments)

The one year release cycle is a well known pattern with Apple. What would make you expect them to break convention with the iPad?

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Files Lawsuit Against PS3 Hacker GeoHot

AltairDusk Re:What the hell? (508 comments)

The encryption was poorly implemented which is probably leading people to use the "poorly defended" terminology.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Files Lawsuit Against PS3 Hacker GeoHot

AltairDusk Re:As an owner of a PS3, I say this to GeoHot (508 comments)

Sony can still easily PSN ban anyone using the hacks and aimbots you're so worried about. Just like Microsoft can on LIVE. Now please stop whining and ranting against the hardware being opened up for people who bought it to actually use it as they wish.

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Advocate Replacing Cattle With Insects

AltairDusk Re:More allergenic? (760 comments)

Diet makes a big difference in how meat tastes too. My family hunts and depending on the available food sources in an area the deer will taste different. People who often find deer taste very "gamey" should try changing the area they hunt in, this is often a result of the diet. Taking deer in an area with abundant sources of alfalfa and beech nuts will usually result in very good meat.

more than 3 years ago
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Anonymous Organizes Global Protests For WikiLeaks

AltairDusk Re:vital liberties (275 comments)

So you would have us believe a society which is not free would be better? If someone else is going to tell you how to live your life why bother living at all?

more than 3 years ago
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Bufferbloat — the Submarine That's Sinking the Net

AltairDusk Re:Definition, please (525 comments)

Had you spent a second trying to figure things out before lambasting the writer you would have realized that TFS links into a post which is a continuation of an issue he introduced in a previous post. He is writing this post expecting that you've read the previous one, notice that the first sentence he writes mentions that he introduced the subject in a prior post and provides a link to it.

more than 3 years ago
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Bufferbloat — the Submarine That's Sinking the Net

AltairDusk Re:Buffering of what? (525 comments)

In the articles he is discussing buffering on a packet level.

more than 3 years ago
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The 10 Best Android Hacks

AltairDusk Re:I have an Android phone .... (134 comments)

Well if you root you can enable the wireless tethering that most carriers disable. I'm fairly surprised they didn't mention that.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Censorship Expands

AltairDusk Re:What's a good alternative? (764 comments)

Nook Color should do the trick if the price isn't a problem. As a bonus you can flash it to a fully functioning Android tablet.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Censorship Expands

AltairDusk Re:Go Amazon! (764 comments)

Amazon is a monopoly? Last time I checked Barnes and Noble was still in business and both Apple and Google had launched e-book stores of their own.

more than 3 years ago
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Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

AltairDusk Re:Secrecy is necessary for Diplomacy (696 comments)

Are you planning to run for office because none of the people who normally run seem to have a sensible grasp on these things as you just displayed.

more than 3 years ago
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The Right's War On Net Neutrality

AltairDusk Re:I have to deal with this all the time.... (945 comments)

My personal view is that it should be an absolute percentage. Everyone feels the same pinch and it does scale with income. What I disagree with is that percentage rising the more you make. How is raising the percentage of your money taken the more money you make seen as "fair"? If the poor cannot afford to pay that percentage and have enough left to live on that is certainly a problem but I don't think the current "solution" is ideal.

more than 3 years ago
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Top 10 Things You CAN'T Have For Christmas

AltairDusk Re:Meh (230 comments)

That TV is quite possibly the most hideous thing I could think of putting in a living room. You'd have to pay me to take that.

more than 3 years ago
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Banknotes Go Electronic To Outwit Counterfeiters

AltairDusk Re:Washing machine defeats security (441 comments)

I can just see the ads now: "Just one dip in this tub of electro-clean and all the transistors are completely gone!"

more than 3 years ago

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