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CyanogenMod Drops ROM Manager In Favor of OTA Updates

AmberBlackCat You Still Need Thr ROM Manager (111 comments)

You'll still need the ROM Manager though, for when you need to put the stock ROM back on the phone for warranty work, or whatever other reason.

about 2 years ago
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Sugar Batteries Could Store 20% More Energy Than Li-Ions

AmberBlackCat Re:Sugar my butt ... (152 comments)

I'm not concerned with whether it's really sugar. I'm hoping it doesn't get sold to the oil industry for a billion dollars, and quietly disappear.

about 2 years ago
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes For Maps App, Recommends Alternatives

AmberBlackCat Re:Bye Apple (451 comments)

I personally think Apple should use OpenStreetMap. I don't think there's any licensing issue as long as the app links back to the site. And, assuming the main reason of developing their own navigation app is to free them from Google, it's not like OpenStreetMap is a competitor to them. They can probably still put ads in it without violating the license.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Reportedly Luring Ex-Google Mappers With Jobs

AmberBlackCat Re:This. (334 comments)

Apple bashing will continue to get +5 and any negative comment about Google will continue to get -1 as long as Google has control of Slashdot. This is going to happen over and over again to anybody who dare speaks against Google.

about 2 years ago
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When Kickstarter Projects Go Missing

AmberBlackCat Re:Ones that Never get Delivered (86 comments)

Business expenses get subtracted from revenue. If it takes $89,000 dollars to produce the $90,000 project, he may only have to pay taxes on $1,000. If it costs $91,000 to produce the $90,000 project, he might end up having to pay lower taxes than he would if the project didn't exist.

about 2 years ago
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Mozilla OS Looking Grown Up On Its Own Developer Phone

AmberBlackCat Re:Browser Based OS (114 comments)

No, that person is absolutely right. This will happen any time you say something Google doesn't like.

about 2 years ago
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Apple iPad 2 As Fast As the Cray-2 Supercomputer

AmberBlackCat Re:OMFG (231 comments)

The Slashdot that I'm reading has somebody saying "Apple lovers must be stopped" "retarded articles" and "BS Apple stories" and doesn't get modded Flamebait. It gets a +5. My comment that Google is gaming this system gets modded Flamebait. I think it illustrates my point. And I think this allowing single companies to direct the moderation will be the death of Slashdot.

about 2 years ago
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Rooted

AmberBlackCat Re:The missing feature (62 comments)

If rooting means I could install or uninstall whatever apps I wanted, and set each permission individually, then I wouldn't really need to install an alternative version of Android on the tablet.

about 2 years ago
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Apple iPad 2 As Fast As the Cray-2 Supercomputer

AmberBlackCat Re:OMFG (231 comments)

I'd rather read a pointless Apple story than a Google story in which any anti-Google comment gets modded away and any pro-Google comment gets modded up, regardless of merit. Pointless is better than malicious or deceptive.

about 2 years ago
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"Out of Africa" Theory Called Into Question By Originator

AmberBlackCat Re:Misleading headline (169 comments)

This has nothing to do with "creationists", and the story isn't for them. You just took the opportunity to bash a bunch of people who did nothing to you because that's what you guys do whenever you get the chance.

about 2 years ago
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Microsoft Patents Whacking Your Phone To Silence It

AmberBlackCat Re:That this is patenteable AT ALL (214 comments)

And how many people have "whacked" their clock radio to silence it? I've done the same thing with smoke alarms. Sometimes it even works. This actually has been implemented and done before.

about 2 years ago
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App Developer Says Stolen UDIDs Came From Them, Not FBI

AmberBlackCat Re:Hm... (180 comments)

I personally think "Anonymous" is an entity created by the FBI to make "hackers" look bad, and to justify such things as spending money on "cybersecurity" and taking away people's privacy and freedom on the Internet.

about 2 years ago
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Apache Patch To Override IE 10's Do Not Track Setting

AmberBlackCat Re:Gee, How Much Google Paid For This (375 comments)

And it's back to -1 because Google has enough resources to game Slashdot's moderation system.

about 2 years ago
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Bring On the Decentralized Social Networking

AmberBlackCat Re:One question (238 comments)

They shouldn't market it as the decentralized network. They should market it as the network with no advertisements, no changing your settings at any given moment, and without that stupid timeline Facebook added in it's panic over Twitter. If you take the time, you can come up with a long list of things people hate about Facebook that aren't really necessary for a social network to exist.

about 2 years ago
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Jimmy Wales Threatens To Obstruct UK Government Snooping

AmberBlackCat Re:Good (198 comments)

UK GOV: We can't read it so it must be pedophile terrorists trading MP3s.

That kind of happened to me in high school. Not the pedophile terrorist part, but I was saving my school assignments in WordPerfect files that could not be opened without a password. School administrators considered me a "hacker" or something and routinely examined the files I had saved on the school network. They could not read my WordPerfect files but the words added to my spellchecker's dictionary were in plain text. And they deleted all of my school assignments on the grounds that there were dirty words in the spellchecker dictionary and therefore, there must have been dirty words in the files they couldn't read.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I De-Dupe a System With 4.2 Million Files?

AmberBlackCat One Piece At A Time (440 comments)

I think you should only de-duplicate one type of file at a time. Maybe start with all png files. Then all mp3 files. Then all txt. Then all jpg. The problem will get smaller and smaller and you won't have to do the whole thing at one time, which results in nothing getting de-duplicated in the first place. And as the number of files gets smaller, eventually you will get to a point that you can de-duplicate the whole pile of remaining files at once. And it might not hurt to delete *.tmp or whatever your operating system's equivalent of "all temporary files" is, before you start de-duplicating. And if possible, it probably wouldn't hurt to delete all files that are zero bytes in size before starting de-duplication. If 4 million of your 4.2 million files all happen to be the same file type then never mind.

about 2 years ago
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Side-Effect of the Apple v. Samsung Trial: Increased Sales for Samsung

AmberBlackCat Re:Streisand effect? (385 comments)

My guy told me that. But I was under the impression this problem was fixed with "Ice Cream Sandwich:. The Tab received the ICS update but they didn't add USB support.

about 2 years ago
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Side-Effect of the Apple v. Samsung Trial: Increased Sales for Samsung

AmberBlackCat Re:Streisand effect? (385 comments)

That doesn't work with the Tabs though, at least in the United States. Here's what you get when you click on "More": Samsung Menu

about 2 years ago
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4K UHDTV Hardware On Display in Berlin, And On Sale In Korea

AmberBlackCat Re:4k Monitor (137 comments)

How about a 4k or 8k 27" monitor? They can market it as a TV if they want too.

That sounds like what they're actually doing. There's no tv broadcast available for these things. They're basically selling monitors advertised as televisions. It's a shame I won't be able to afford one for another 5 years after they become mainstream.

about a year ago

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