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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

ArcadeMan Re:Two Steps (102 comments)

My advice is to destroy the part with the storage ICs, not the whole device which probably has totally functional parts which could be used to fix another broken device (casing, display, buttons, etc).

yesterday
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US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

ArcadeMan Re:You can buy anything (144 comments)

Here's a few more currencies, if you look at my sig.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

ArcadeMan Re:Advice (102 comments)

Parts could still be worth something if he can disassemble the unit without breaking it. If the LCD/touch screen is intact, someone could buy it on eBay/etc to fix his own broken unit.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

ArcadeMan Re:Two Steps (102 comments)

Kicking the tablet with his boots won't reset a factory, what are you talking about?

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

ArcadeMan Re:Two Steps (102 comments)

Built-in storage is going to be an IC or two that are soldered to a PCB. If the device won't boot, the only really safe way to delete the data is to dismantle the unit and totally destroy the board and make sure all ICs are broken.

yesterday
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Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

ArcadeMan Re:Useless Internet (76 comments)

So what you're saying is, they're screwed.

2 days ago
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Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

ArcadeMan Re:Send a robot (76 comments)

It's pointless to send robots into space. All they do is waste processing cycles looking at the stars and mess around with fire extinguishers.

2 days ago
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Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

ArcadeMan Re:simulate high-latency communciations? (76 comments)

I would have modded him, but my last mod points expired in march 2017. He should have posted his comment a few years earlier.

2 days ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

ArcadeMan Re: Not Just Phones (273 comments)

Sounds like something NSA spyware would do.

2 days ago
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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

ArcadeMan Re:Inconceivable! (119 comments)

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

2 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

ArcadeMan Re:Alternative explanation (393 comments)

People assume that the Internet is a strict connection from server to client. But actually from a non-linear, non-connected viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, streamey-wimey... bits.

3 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

ArcadeMan Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (393 comments)

I would even say, it's quite a Quantum Leap, unfortunately it's unavailable to stream on Netflix Canada. Which is funny because it's probably available on Netflix USA which I could access via VPN too.

3 days ago
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Day One With the Brand New Oculus Rift DK2: the Good, the Ugly and the Games

ArcadeMan Re:Attention Editors (48 comments)

The editors don't even see the errors anymore. All they see now is blonde, brunette, redhead...

3 days ago
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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

ArcadeMan Re:no problem (312 comments)

But then again, I had no idea we were supposedly responsible for the extinction of mammoth.

I guess you've never watched The Flintstones.

3 days ago

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