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Google Plans Major Play In Wireless Partnering With Sprint and T-Mobile

BradleyUffner Re:Google wants your wireless info (101 comments)

Do you really want to give Google yet more access to your personal information / habits?

Based on all the wonderful services they provide for me with that information (like Google Now, automatic traffic notifications based on my traveled routes,etc), and the fact that I haven't seen any actual bad things from it, yes, yes I do.

about two weeks ago
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How Bitcoin Could Be Key To Online Voting

BradleyUffner Youth (480 comments)

The republicans would never allow a change that would bring so many young people to the polls.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

BradleyUffner Joke? (790 comments)

What's the joke about the typewriter song? I'm aware of the song, but I didn't think there was any kind of joke associated with it.

about three weeks ago
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Ancient Planes and Other Claims Spark Controversy at Indian Science Congress

BradleyUffner Re:The indians also have mastered the art (381 comments)

Can you explain what's wrong with the word to a non-native English speaker? I haven't ever seen it before, but looking at its dictionary definition, it seems to be a legitimate word in that context.

It's very out of place. It's like seeing a text message from your 85 year old grandmother saying "YOLO!"

about a month ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

BradleyUffner Re:Justice (772 comments)

Someone in the mail-room will PAY for this!

about 2 months ago
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Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

BradleyUffner Re:Have't looked at one at all. (101 comments)

In general, people who have problems with installing/running Linux these days are trying to impose their Windows experience on it.

If by "Windows Experience" you mean having working sound after the installation is completed, then you are right.

about 2 months ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

BradleyUffner Subsidies (516 comments)

With or without the government subsidies?

about 2 months ago
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Internet Voting Hack Alters PDF Ballots In Transmission

BradleyUffner PDF (148 comments)

Do any electronic voting systems actually work by sending around PDFs? If so I don't recall hearing about them.

about 3 months ago
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Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

BradleyUffner Re:Oh no (297 comments)

At the calorie level they are EXACTLY identical. Those foods are only different in the WAY they are turned in to calories. A Calorie is just a measure of energy.

about 3 months ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

BradleyUffner Re:This was bound to happen. (112 comments)

What far greater uses are there for a sub-orbital craft ? And don't tell me that this is a stepping stone to an orbital craft. It isn't. If they wanted to design an orbital craft next, they would basically have to start from scratch.

Wow, it's almost like you think sub-orbital craft and orbital craft don't share any technology at all. All orbital craft have to move through the thick lower atmosphere before they reach orbit. Learning how to do that quickly, efficiently, and safely is just one thing that we area learning with these vehicles.

about 3 months ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

BradleyUffner Re:This was bound to happen. (112 comments)

Just because this specific ship was going to be used for tourism doesn't mean the technology developed for it wouldn't have far greater uses.

about 3 months ago
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SpaceShipTwo Pilot Named; Branson Vows To 'Move Forward Together'

BradleyUffner Re:This was bound to happen. (112 comments)

The people who have died in the cause of manned space flight knew the risks and accepted them. No one forced them to do these dangerous things. They obviously thought the benefits outweighed the risks.

about 3 months ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

BradleyUffner Re:Is this legal? (700 comments)

So you would have no problem at all if I secretly modified the EPROM data of your car's computer so that it no longer starts up? I haven't permanently broken your car you see, you should be perfectly capable of fixing the damage yourself if you can figure out what I did.

about 3 months ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

BradleyUffner Re:And... (347 comments)

Seriously, try find network adaptor settings in 7

Right click the network icon in the Notification Area > Open Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings. 3 clicks isn't so bad.

about 3 months ago
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The Great Robocoin Rip-off

BradleyUffner Re:Robocoin has 44 operational ATMs worldwide (117 comments)

I can't vouch for the quality of their products or service, but I know Robocoin is one of the leading Bitcoin ATM manufacturers. According to Coin ATM Radar, there currently are 44 Robocoin ATMs operational worldwide, in the United States, the UK, Canada, Spain, Japan,... Robocoin provided the very first Bitcoin ATM machine in the world, in October 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.

They are currently ranked 2nd, after Lamassu with 90 ATMs. But the Lamassu ATMs are mostly smaller and cheaper one-way machines (cash to Bitcoin), although they do sell a two-way solution now.

On Coin ATM Radar, a total of 267 operational Bitcoin ATMs are registered at the moment.

Wow, that's /almost/ 1 per state.

about 4 months ago
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MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Untethered

BradleyUffner Re:Implementation Fail (90 comments)

Also, it's made out of metal, a real cheetah is made out of meat, it's like they totally didn't try at all. They need to have their funding removed immediately.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

BradleyUffner Re:Minecraft itself is a phenomenon, but (330 comments)

This isn't about making money directly from the game or even its IP. This is about Microsoft having a T1 line directly in to kid's brains. Kids eat, sleep, and breathe Minecraft, Microsoft just bought the mind-share of an entire generation.

about 4 months ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

BradleyUffner Re:Been there, done that (600 comments)

It's not a liability no matter what, it's just that I don't believe this technology is durable and reliable enough for mounting in a gun just yet. In a safe, you can have the scanner mains powered with a battery back up; a gun kept in the nightstand for home defense might well turn out to be out of batteries just when you need it most.

So the gun on the nightstand couldn't be kept plugged in the same way you charge your cell phone overnight?

about 5 months ago

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