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OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

BradleyUffner Re:No SD slot == No thanks. (135 comments)

What do you need an SD slot for exactly?

For getting my data off the phone when I drop it and it no longer turns on.

3 hours ago

Scientist Live-Blogs His Lab's Attempts To Generate New Type of Stem Cells

BradleyUffner Re:Mildly acidic solution (20 comments)

Personally I prefer a light lemon sauce.

about a month ago

Wireless Carriers In Huge Washington Lobby Fight Over Spectrum Auction

BradleyUffner Re:re-auction them every 5 years (51 comments)

Wouldn't that cause all kind of chaos with existing hardware? Physical antennas can only receive specific frequency ranges. Changing frequencies every 5 years would force you to buy all new hardware.

about a month ago

Controversial Execution In Ohio Uses New Lethal Drug Combination

BradleyUffner Re:Really tired of this... (1038 comments)

honestly, to all the people crying about the barbarism of this situation, suppose the woman was someone that you knew, spouse, sister, mother etc. How would you feel about the situation then?

How I FEEL about something should have no bearing in ANY legal proceeding, especially one that decides the fate someone's life.

about 3 months ago

Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps

BradleyUffner Not Removed (255 comments)

Just position the map in the area you want to search, then type in what you are searching for in the text box at the top left. I will show results in the area of the map you are viewing.

about 3 months ago

Metal-Free 'Rhubarb' Battery Could Store Renewable Grid Energy

BradleyUffner Renewable? (131 comments)

Of course any attempt to store NON-Renewable energy will invalidate the warranty,

about 3 months ago

A Rebuttal To Charles Stross About Bitcoin

BradleyUffner Re:Bitcoin is vulernable to government manipulatio (396 comments)

So what? Why does the price of bitcoin even matter? Bitcoins strength lies in its ability to be used as a payment processing network - and at a fraction of the cost of traditional payment networks (visa, mastercard, paypal, SWIFT, etc).


A Fraction of the cost, 76 times more annoyance.

I tried to buy a few few bit coins "just for fun" last week. I still can't figure out how to make it happen. From what I understand I have to find someone who lives near me who not only uses bit coins, but wants to sell some, and then arrange to meet them in person, possibly in a dark ally, and then give them guy some cash. Then I have to go release some kind of escrow thing saying that the transaction is complete within 1 hour of the appointed meeting time or bad things happen. After that I wait for the stranger to press his magic button on the escrow, and THEN I get my bit-coins... I think. Simple, right?

about 3 months ago

Creating Better Malware Warnings Through Psychology

BradleyUffner Re:Hmmm ... (85 comments)

A certificate from a CA says 'I am yourbank.com and Verisign can vouch for me.'

It's more like "I am yourbank.com because I gave Verisign $500, behold my green lock icon!".

about 4 months ago

Anti-GMO Activists Win Victory On Hawaiian Island

BradleyUffner Re:going after GMO is like banning screwdrivers (510 comments)

I'd love to see the natural way that potatoes would breed with jellyfish to get the genes to glow when they need to be watered.

You sound like a creationist who believes evolution isn't true because a dog has never given birth to a cat.

about 4 months ago

U.S. Waived Laws To Keep F-35 On Track With China-made Parts

BradleyUffner Re:Exaggeration much? (348 comments)

I think you're missing the point.

There is a security risk from using Chinese magnets in the F-35, and it is that if we get into a war with China they could cut off our supply of magnets and we would be unable to build more F-35s (at least, not until we find a new source of magnets).

If we were unable to find a source of magnets domestically then we wouldn't have these planes to begin with. If China were to cut off our supply then we might not be able to make more planes, but at least we would have the ones we already made. Some are better than none.

about 4 months ago

Apple Denies Helping NSA Subvert iPhone

BradleyUffner Re:Sorry Apple. (284 comments)

Remember when you could jailbreak your iphone by simply going to a website? Industry-leading for sure...

It's all relative... What company hasn't been hacked recently?

about 4 months ago

A Year With Google Glass

BradleyUffner Re:Hipster logic (292 comments)

I expect any smartphone user who pointed the camera of their device in people's faces in the way that glass does every second it is worn would experience the same reaction.

You know damn well that Glass doesn't constantly record. You can stop pretending to be offended by its "always recording" feature now, it's getting old.

about 4 months ago

Surge In Online Orders Overwhelms UPS Christmas Deliveries

BradleyUffner Re:First world problems (378 comments)

If you ordered a gift at the last possible second, the problem is not UPS. It's you.

Unless the seller guarantees that the item will arrive on time. Even then the problem is most likely with the seller, not the shipper.

about 4 months ago

Satanists Propose Monument At Oklahoma State Capitol Next To Ten Commandments

BradleyUffner Re:Fireworks in 3...2...1... (1251 comments)

Damn, here I thought you were making a clever joke about Starbucks.

about 4 months ago

CyanogenMod Powered Oppo N1 Will Be Released In December

BradleyUffner Re:..without the user needing to root (82 comments)

Cyanogenmod started removing features as soon as they sold out. One of them was root.

I've seen this posted a lot, but I haven't seen it. I download and install the latest nightly version every morning after I wake up. My phone still has root and I haven't seen any mention of removing it in any of the change logs.

about 5 months ago


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