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Android Apps Now Unofficially Able To Run On Any Major Desktop OS

ArhcAngel Re:Please make this thing useful for development (60 comments)

(this sound like the great shareware days of the 90s - and we moved on for a reason (tucows et al.))

Millions of people still flock to "shareware" sites like Tucows and Downloads.com (Now a part of the c|net family). If you mean by moving on Tucows main business is now an ISP wholesaler to resellers who need a web presence but don't want to hire an entire web team and running a wildly popular MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Ting as well as domain registration and services to help a business build an online presence then yes they've moved on.

To keep this post on topic how is this different than Bluestacks? I've been using it forever to run Android apps on my PC. I've heard people pan it for being buggy but I've never had any problems with it.

about an hour ago
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iOS 8 Review

ArhcAngel Re:Nerd fight (211 comments)

You're funny...I was the mobile device manager for a large energy company at the time. I had an HTC Wizard (Windows Mobile 5), a Palm Treo, and a BlackBerry 8700 all strapped to my belt testing them for the company. Everyone wanted the new Windows Mobile phones but as soon as they would get them they would return them. Why? The battery wouldn't last a day and their old BlackBerry could go two weeks without a charge. I follow the industry closely and read about the Apples iTunes phone the ROKR months before it was released. I got to play with one and was underwhelmed. But it did have pretty good battery life...compared to the iPhone.

yesterday
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

ArhcAngel Re:Dogs as compass (123 comments)

You have no idea how many times the Doctor has had to repair the timeline due to spurious usage of malloc!

yesterday
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

ArhcAngel Re:Does HFCS count? (285 comments)

I've seen a similar study taken apart on the grounds you suggested but not this one specifically. I'm skeptical to a fault of everything but even more so when huge sums of money are involved and the alternative sweetener arena is just such an animal. I've seen reports of all the disastrous side effects of Aspartame and vehement denials and counter reports but I've also seen first hand the negative affect it has had on people I know. Even if this study were not accurate there is enough evidence for me to avoid HFCS where/when I can. That said I eat a lot of things daily that contain HFCS. But when I have a choice I choose sugar or stevia or agave.

2 days ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

ArhcAngel Re:Study evaluated sacharin vs glucose (285 comments)

Stevia is a naturally occurring sweetener. While it may prove to have its own side effects it is not considered and artificial sweetener.

2 days ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

ArhcAngel Re:Does HFCS count? (285 comments)

Actually...that might well be the case! I've seen stories trying to debunk this study but it sure looks solid from my perspective.

2 days ago
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iOS 8 Review

ArhcAngel Re:Nerd fight (211 comments)

That was the original iPhone. Apple commissioned Motorola to build it. Steve Jobs wasn't happy with the end product and terrorized his design team to come up with something better. the first touch screen iPhone abandoned battery life which was the metric all phones were graded on until the iPhone. It caught the entire industry off guard that people were all the sudden willing to give up battery life for the new shiny. Those that fail to study history are doomed to repeat it.

2 days ago
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iOS 8 Review

ArhcAngel Re:No good for older iPhones (211 comments)

If you have Verizon or like to switch, they're supposedly giving away 6's with a two year contract if you trade in your old iPhone.

The 6s won't be out until September of 2015.

2 days ago
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iOS 8 Review

ArhcAngel Re:Nerd fight (211 comments)

BlackBerry Rulz!

How's that?

2 days ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

ArhcAngel Re:well said! (361 comments)

I may shock the Lemmings and Fanboys, but we don't hold up people like Linus as if they are infallible. If we think our "leaders" are full of shit, we will happily say so. We don't treat our community leaders like Kings or Popes.

BLASPHEMY!!!
Repent or be tormented forever by a Daemon!

2 days ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

ArhcAngel Re:Oh, God... Firefox will copy this, and fuck it (129 comments)

I've been running Waterfox (Firefox recompiled as 64 bit) for over a year. It's usually a week or two behind the official FF release but it runs well. In fact it co-exists with FF and the configuration is shared between them.

5 days ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

ArhcAngel Re:Why just guns? (263 comments)

Unless your figures are adjusted for population that would make it about a 1:1 ratio with the UK as the US is five times more populous. That and correlation != causation and all that.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

ArhcAngel From the Apple RDF (730 comments)

RDF engaged
"To get to your apps, just press the Digital Crown."
With the RDF disabled
To get to your apps, just press the button.

but the groundbreaking stuff is in the 6 Plus. I mean come on...with that beast you can use landscape mode! /s

about two weeks ago
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Under the Apple Hype Machine, Amazon Drops Fire Phone Price To 99 Cents

ArhcAngel Re:So they cut it from $199 to $600. I see. (134 comments)

It's the phone contract that does it in for me. In an age where I can use Ting as my phone service for an average of $12/mo with no contract, why in the hell would I want to get a two year expensive contract with one of the old phone companies?!

Agreed...Switched to Ting two years ago and haven't regretted it once. I'm saving $100 mo. over my previous carrier for the same two lines and I haven't had to change my usage.

I was curious of Amazon's decision to make the phone an AT&T exclusive. Hopefully for Amazon's sake the exclusionary period was only six months

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Using JavaScript Injection To Serve Ads On Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

ArhcAngel QuickJava (230 comments)

Now if those @#*$&! at Mozilla gave me that convenient checkbox to enable/disable Javascript without having to mess with about:config, I'd have one gripe less.

Consider your request granted. QuickJava puts buttons to enable/disable Flash, JavaScript, Java, Silverlight, etc., etc. on the menu bar.

about two weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

ArhcAngel Re:I predict (1134 comments)

Let's face it, gaming journalists have been in bed with devs and publishers for a long time, it just has gotten so out of hand that now we have journalists and devs literally in bed with each other. This would never fly in any other industry, so why do we let it occur here?

ROFL!! Stahp it...you're hilarious...oh wait? you actually believe that. How sadly naive yet adorable.

about two weeks ago
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MetaFilter Founder Says Vacation Firm Forged Court Docs To Scotch Review

ArhcAngel Re:Do not ever (116 comments)

Have you seen the South Park episode Asspen?

about two weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

ArhcAngel Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

I haven't used it and I love it!
Watching the VI EMACS holy war has grown long in the tooth and we really needed a new holy war to spice up the community!

LONG LIVE SystemD!

about two weeks ago

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ArhcAngel ArhcAngel writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ArhcAngel writes "My stepson's laptop was stolen recently and the person who stole it knew exactly where to look. I'm pretty sure he is acquainted with the person who stole it and they go to college together. My question for /. is since I have the MAC address of the laptop and I know where the kid goes to school is there a way to have the college IT dept. flag that MAC address when it hits the schools network? Has anyone ever done something similar and what kind of help or hindrance was the IT dept. in assisting in this kind of request?"

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