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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

CodeArtisan Skinny Jeans (421 comments)

It only bends in the front pocket of hipsters' skinny jeans. So pretty much 100% of users, then.

about three weeks ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

CodeArtisan Re:Different things for different people (277 comments)

Which is why Apple are giving people the choice between a larger phone, or an even larger phone. Because choices are important.

If you liked the original iPhone size, Apple has nothing for you. Because your choice isn't important. Whatever Apple says you want, that's what you get.

If you liked the original iPhone size you can keep what you have - the new versions don't offer much in the way of new hardware (apart from size). I don't think it's coincidence, however, that Apple are releasing the Apple Watch and the Phablets around the same time. They want you to keep your phone in your pocket/purse and have quick access to data on your new (gold) wrist device.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

CodeArtisan Re:hackers and painters (392 comments)

The best programmers I know are artists and musicians. Most have liberal arts degrees.

The best programmers I know all have STEM degrees. So there are 2 data points. What now?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

CodeArtisan Re:Prolog (729 comments)

Pretty much the entire language of Prolog..

How many Prolog programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Yes.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

CodeArtisan Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

Yep. I'm sure all those multi-millionaire left wingers in the NFL and MLB unions agree.

about 2 months ago
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French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile

CodeArtisan Re:Consumers (111 comments)

I thought the French saved the 'Merkins' collective ass during that little skirmish with the Brits.

about 3 months ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

CodeArtisan Re: name and location tweeted... (928 comments)

Airports are NOT public places, particularly the Gates at airports.

They are called places of public accommodation just like restaurants. There is zero expectation of privacy for the employees in areas where there is customer access. Members of the public have access to them. Specifically... any members of the public who have paid a fee and obtained a ticket.

This isn't really about privacy, though - it's about SouthWest's perogative to refuse service to someone they feel was being abusive. They could just have easily refused to board this guy if he had been rude to the person't face. Airlines have complete control over access to their planes.

about 3 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

CodeArtisan Re:Christmas is coming early this year (702 comments)

Many Samsung owner I know don't know they can replace their battery also. Most don't know the difference between a SIM and MicroSD card either.

Really? Because almost every Samsung owner I know factored in a replacable battery as part of their buying decision.

about 3 months ago
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The Internet's Own Boy

CodeArtisan Re:His choices... (194 comments)

He made bad choices, and then reacted extremely badly to the rather predictable consequences. I'm not sure he's much of a poster boy for anything much. It's sad, but I'm not sure what exactly we're supposed to be celebrating here.

Sadly. I agree. He was certainly smart enough to be aware of the consequences of getting caught and of the precedent the Feds have set in similar cases regarding punishment.

about 4 months ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

CodeArtisan Re: In other news (358 comments)

The claim that using a cellphone while driving is dangerous stems completely from the action of taking your hand(s) off the wheel, and eyes off the road. This is exactly what bluetooth hands free systems are designed for, and exactly why they are including it in more and more vehicles

Actually, there have been a number of studies that show it's the distraction of talking on the cell phone that is dangerous and using a headset does little to reduce that danger.

about 4 months ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

CodeArtisan Re:In other words (111 comments)

The gandi pricing appears to be $9/year for both co.uk and uk.

about 4 months ago
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Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain

CodeArtisan Re:Why not the death sentence while You're at it? (216 comments)

I don't see why causing death by a hack should have any special treatment compared to causing death by an ice pick, a bullet, high voltage electricity, or any other exotic means.

There should be no special legislation needed for this.

The problem was the legislation that was used to prosecute hacks didn't make this distinction. All they are proposing is to bring it in line with the other, existing, legislation.

about 4 months ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

CodeArtisan Re:Did someone just figure this out *NOW*?? (234 comments)

So what you're saying is the second anyone infringes on the rights of a group you belong to you automatically band together in protest, even if it's at the potential expense of your livlihood?

Yes. It's called being in a union and something the corporations (with government assistance) eradicated to the point of almost extinction around the same time this behavior began.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

CodeArtisan Re: Nexus 4? (259 comments)

I have encountered substantially more rain in Connecticut than when I lived in Scotland.

about 5 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

CodeArtisan Re:Huh? (417 comments)

I've never heard of a taxi company with navigators. In the UK at least they just require taxi drivers to have learnt every single road in London to be licensed.

Actually, they only require London taxi drivers to have learnt every single road in London to be licensed. In Edinburgh, that information is of limited use.

about 5 months ago
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Target Moves To Chip and Pin Cards To Boost Security

CodeArtisan Re:America is *finally* implementing chip-and-pin (210 comments)

Today I saw an American in London trying to buy their lunch with their credit card. The cashier didn't know how to process swipe-and-sign cards, since they are exceedingly rare, they had to go and find a pen.

Very much this. I'm a Brit that has lived in the US for 17 years. When I go back home, the cashiers hear my accent, think I'm local and then give me weird looks when they have no clue how to process my credit cards (even though, technically, they should be able to). It's got to the stage now where I just use cash over there.

about 6 months ago
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Bloomberg's Trading Terminals Now Providing Bitcoin Pricing

CodeArtisan Re:What's the point of this? (119 comments)

The sole use of Bitcoins are for drug addicts and drug dealers. Why would stock traders care about these people?

Because historically the traders have been some of the dealers best customers?

about 6 months ago
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Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

CodeArtisan Re:Much as I love Monty Python (86 comments)

Because Cosby. Robin Williams. Jonathan Winters. David Letterman. Elizabeth Warren.

To be fair, Letterman wasn't funny when he was younger.

about 6 months ago
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Monty Python To Bid Farewell In a Simulcast Show

CodeArtisan Re:Bubble Burst! (86 comments)

My English teacher used to show Monty Python and the Holy Grail in class. She gave extra credit to the people that could stay away and were also paying attention. No one got the extra credit.

Granted, it's no Gilligan's Island.

about 6 months ago

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Nikola Tesla Monument Unveiled in New York

CodeArtisan CodeArtisan writes  |  1 year,25 days

CodeArtisan (795142) writes "A monument in honor of Tesla was been unveiled by the Serbian President in New York state on Monday.

'Tomislav Nikolic told the crowd at Tesla's former Wardenclyffe laboratory in Long Island that the scientist was a man whose "ideas were larger than his time", in a ceremony that also served as an opportunity for the Serbian president to remind the world of Tesla's nationality.'"

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UK's Digital Economy Bill Likely to be Accelerated

CodeArtisan CodeArtisan writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CodeArtisan (795142) writes "With Gordon Brown calling a UK election for May 6, a number of bills will be hurried through Parliament in the so-called 'wash-up'. One of these is the Digital Economy Bill which will force ISPs and even Wi-Fi Hot Spot providers to monitor traffic and terminate accounts of users suspected of illegal file sharing. There are many flaws in the wording and a number of MPs have admitted they don't fully understand it. The Guardian has more details, including a blog piece from Richard Stallman."
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Pirate Bay Sells Out

CodeArtisan CodeArtisan writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CodeArtisan (795142) writes "According to The Register, the Pirate Bay has sold out to a Swedish firm GGF. CEO, Hans Pandeya said

"In order to live on, The Pirate Bay requires a new business model, which satisfies the requirements and needs of all parties, content providers, broadband operators, end users, and the judiciary."

More details in the report here"
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Free Energy machine Can't Stand the Heat

CodeArtisan CodeArtisan writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CodeArtisan (795142) writes "Steorn Orbo, the famously controversial 'free energy' technology was scheduled to be demonstrated in London yesterday. A live video stream was covering the event which, to nobodies' amazement, didn't happen. The excuse for the failure was the intense heat from the camera lighting. I guess that rules out one source of energy.

More details at http://www.astream.com/live/steorn/camera4.html"

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