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Did Bat Hitch a Ride To Space On Discovery?

BMonger Re:Seriously (422 comments)

As for the idea of contaminating something like Mars and having it end up overrun with earth bacteria, I guess it's impossible to prove that it couldn't happen, but I don't it's very likely. Mars is more like the earth than anywhere else in the solar system, but it's still very different. You might be able to find a few organisms here that could potentially survive on Mars, but it's doubtful that any would thrive, particularly to the point of overrunning the planet.

I hope you don't have to eat those words when our giant bat overlords come back down in 30 years.

more than 5 years ago
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Best Practice For Retiring RSS Feeds?

BMonger Just cut it off (71 comments)

If it's that old and no updates are going to be made to it, just stop providing it. Or throw one last update that says the feed is terminated and point them to a newer version of it. I doubt your users will cry foul.

more than 5 years ago
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What Features Should Be Included With iPhone 3.0?

BMonger Re:huh? (606 comments)

Yeah let's remove DRM from the Apple Apps so we can run the Apps on.... on... ummmm....

more than 5 years ago
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Boxee Drops Hulu Support

BMonger Re:No Ads (375 comments)

Boxee plays the ads. Boxee goes directly to Hulu to get the content whereas I think XBMC is served from your computer which goes to Hulu. Not to familiar with XBMC myself though. Regardless the worst part is is that on my computer I have an ad blocker. On Boxee I do not. I saw more ads on Boxee than I ever saw on my computer. Even if I disabled ad blocking on my computer I was more prone to "do something else" for those 15-30 seconds. At the TV, not so much.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Brings Back DRM

BMonger Re:Another Bomb Here to Stay (414 comments)

I use a Mac at home and one day finally remembered that Amazon had a service. So I decided to go their first as I knew they were cheaper. I went to go fill up my cart with some albums but as far as I could tell you could only buy one album per purchase. Even worse if I went to buy singles I had to make a new transaction per song. Has the service improved since then? After I bought one single I went back to my DRM laden and slightly more expensive iTunes store. Although maybe there is an easier way to do it on a Windows machine. I'm actually just curious, not trying to be secretly inflammatory.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Intros 17" Unibody MBP, DRM-Free iTunes

BMonger Re:No more DRM on music, but... (1079 comments)

MacrumorsLive didn't crash. They took the site offline along with Macrumors.com to assess what happened instead of trying to fight 4Chan. Once they determined only MacrumorsLive was cracked they kept it offline (no chance of fixing the security issue in that time frame) and brought Macrumors.com back up as the servers are separate entities. Macrumors.com was only brought down just to be safe.

more than 5 years ago
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I Backup My Personal Data..

BMonger Re:Daily? (393 comments)

I've done a full restore from OS X's Time Machine when my hard drive failed along with selective restores. Both worked fine and quite easily for me.

more than 5 years ago
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Software Update Makes iTunes Accessible To Blind Users

BMonger Re:Touchscreens Still Blow For Sightless (148 comments)

I use my iPhone every morning without looking at it. I am a master of hitting the snooze area of the screen.

more than 6 years ago

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