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Nvidia Releases Tegra 4 Powered SHIELD Handheld

DWMorse Let's talk the important stuff. (81 comments)

Let's talk important features. Can it run standard Android apps, such as NES.emu and ePSXe emulators? I already own a GameKlip for my Galaxy S4, but a standalone emulation device like this would be great for everyone that loves classic games.

about a year ago
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Man Who Tangled With The Oatmeal Ordered To Pay $46k

DWMorse Now we can call it... (68 comments)

Now we can call it a "Justice System" again.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Worms In the Toilet Might Be a Good Idea

DWMorse I'd make a joke... (124 comments)

But the last thing the world needs is more toilet humor.

It's a fascinating science idea, but there's no way I can see it marketed to take off. Starting with the fact that people have reasonable levels of phobias of living things where they poo; see prevalent folk tales of squirrels and snakes in toilets, etc.

It's just simply more economical to dig a hole in the ground, and provide hand sanitizer.

more than 2 years ago
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MS-DOS Not Stolen, New Forensic Analysis Concludes

DWMorse Alternatively... (286 comments)

Using his company's CodeSuite forensic software,

Alternate summary: CodeSuite found not to work as forensic software!

more than 2 years ago
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Harvard Software 3D Prints Articulated Action Figures

DWMorse Re:The bad news (75 comments)

I think he meant that he wouldn't be able to download it for free and use it himself for fun.

With his free, for-fun 3D printer.

more than 2 years ago
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Managing Human Workers With an Algorithm

DWMorse Re:Client rates... (186 comments)

Alternatively, if you want to bolster human worker efficiency with an algorithm, might I suggest a filter that blocks Facebook on the company WAN link!

more than 2 years ago
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Managing Human Workers With an Algorithm

DWMorse Client rates... (186 comments)

"clients rates starting at $5 per hour for workers' time."

Well, at least that prices out the sweatshops. Sorry, Nike and your ilk, you'll have to continue using your inefficient stuff.

more than 2 years ago
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FCC Rules That Verizon Cannot Charge For 4G Tethering

DWMorse Ah-HA (218 comments)

So THIS is why they converted to the consumer benefit-free data-bucket plans. You can add any device to your plan, but they'll make sure it bites your smartphone and every other device in your plan in the ass if you make a single wrong step. Well played.

FCC: "Can you hear us now?"
VZN: "Yeah, and we got it covered."

more than 2 years ago
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GM Working On Wi-Fi Direct-Equipped Cars To Detect Pedestrians and Cyclists

DWMorse Self-Driving cars (111 comments)

As a motorcyclist, hell, I'd trust a TI-85 with a camera to steer, over the uncomfortably large percentage of SUV drivers that occasionally interrupt their texting sessions by glancing up at the road. Anything that improves the technology to prevent careless accidents is good in my book, and I would think the most beneficial application would be in respects to the self-driven cars, like the ones Google is developing, no?

more than 2 years ago
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Don't Super-Size My Smartphone!

DWMorse Seems like... (660 comments)

This seems like it'd be better suited as a poll with options. That being said:

I like the size of the iPhone because it's just the right size. Regardless of whether Jobs would bless my holding-technique, it fits right in there, and my average-sized mitts can reach the whole screen without needing two hands. On the rare occasion I find my phone accidentally being held Landscape, I'm often initially awkward in putting two hands on the device. Just doesn't feel right.

I had a brief fling with a Droid X last year. The nice thing was the screen the size of a toaster. The problem was... the screen the size of a toaster. There were times I'd reach for an icon and... can't quite get there, damnit, ok, shift the phone a little in my hand, retry, nnngghh ok got it. Frustrating.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Introducing Verizon-Style Shared Data Plans

DWMorse Re:Saves nothing, really. (307 comments)

I don't really see the outrage necessary over paying $1.80 a day to carry the Internet around in my pocket. I know for a fact people spend more than that on coffee every day, and I get more out of my cell than that. People pay double that for cable, and arguably all THAT is is paying for home-delivery of video advertisements.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Introducing Verizon-Style Shared Data Plans

DWMorse Re:Saves nothing, really. (307 comments)

Oh, ok. Go ahead and reveal to me the plan available in Minnesota wherein I can wield a smartphone, use 3GB of data on a 3G network, with unlimited texting for less than $56 a month. Let's get specific, and cite that my phone is an iPhone, and assume I prefer it to stay that way.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Introducing Verizon-Style Shared Data Plans

DWMorse Saves nothing, really. (307 comments)

In my case, 4 friends and myself all have smartphones together on my plan. Since nobody really talks on their phones much (what is this, 1992?) we share a 700 minute plan, and have something like 4,500 rollover minutes. But we do use a good bit of data and billions of texts are sent every month. (3 women.)

So I did some quick calculation: $90 a month for the 6GB plan with all the unlimited texting and etc. 5 smartphones at $35 a piece, yielding monthly total of $265 before taxes. Right now, our bill is $280 after taxes. That's $56 a month per person. Not so bad. The new plans would put us at $53 per person. /shrug. So we gain unlimited talk time we don't use, save $3 per person a month. Not terribly motivating.

more than 2 years ago
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Has the 3-D Hype Bubble Finally Popped?

DWMorse Re:The reason I like "3D" TVs (261 comments)

look like cheap 80s porn

Quickly now, let's have the name of that brand!!

more than 2 years ago
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Has the 3-D Hype Bubble Finally Popped?

DWMorse The reason I like "3D" TVs (261 comments)

I like the rise of "3D" HDTV's is because it's a good way to identify a 120hz or higher panel. The idea of gimmicking into the 3D junk itself and wearing glasses, giving myself a headache, all that makes me chortle a bit. But I do love me a smooth motion picture.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Unveils Steam For Schools, Portal In the Classroom

DWMorse Re:Thank you for participating. (83 comments)

Multi-pupil relocation vehicle - device just doesn't carry the proper ring to it. But I think that was my favorite Slashdot comment to write thus far.

more than 2 years ago
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Valve Unveils Steam For Schools, Portal In the Classroom

DWMorse Thank you for participating. (83 comments)

We would like to thank your parents for all signing the Test Subject Waiver. Please assemble in the gymnasium for your mandatory uniform assignment, before boarding the Aperture Science Facility Field Trip Bus.

more than 2 years ago
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National "Do Not Kill Registry" Launched In Response To Drone Kill List

DWMorse What? (484 comments)

Aren't you a little late for April Fools Day?

more than 2 years ago
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FunnyJunk Sues the Oatmeal Over TM and "Incitement To Cyber-Vandalism"

DWMorse I need to patent... (390 comments)

I need to file a patent on frivolous lawsuits. I know exactly how I'd word the letter announcing my intent to protect my IP.

"Yo dawg, I heard you like to sue, so I'm suing you for suing, so you can go to court for going to court..."

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Launches App Center With Over 600 Apps

DWMorse Oh good! (55 comments)

Because anyone that's ever used the iPhone or Android Facebook apps know that, you know, apps are just what Facebook excels at.

Call me when they can produce one of their own that isn't a steaming pile of terribad.

more than 2 years ago

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Bank of America Foreclosed on by Homeowner

DWMorse DWMorse writes  |  more than 3 years ago

DWMorse (1816016) writes "

Have you heard the one about a homeowner foreclosing on a bank? Well, it has happened in Florida and involves a North Carolina based bank. Instead of Bank of America foreclosing on some Florida homeowner, the homeowners had sheriff's deputies foreclose on the bank. It started five months ago when Bank of America filed foreclosure papers on the home of a couple, who didn't owe a dime on their home. The couple said they paid cash for the house. The case went to court and the homeowners were able to prove they didn't owe Bank of America anything on the house. In fact, it was proven that the couple never even had a mortgage bill to pay. A Collier County Judge agreed and after the hearing, Bank of America was ordered, by the court to pay the legal fees of the homeowners', Maurenn Nyergers and her husband. The Judge said the bank wrongfully tried to foreclose on the Nyergers' house. So, how did it end with bank being foreclosed on? After more than 5 months of the judge's ruling, the bank still hadn't paid the legal fees, and the homeowner's attorney did exactly what the bank tried to do to the homeowners. He seized the bank's assets. "They've ignored our calls, ignored our letters, legally this is the next step to get my clients compensated, " attorney Todd Allen told CBS. Sheriff's deputies, movers, and the Nyergers' attorney went to the bank and foreclosed on it. The attorney gave instructions to to remove desks, computers, copiers, filing cabinets and any cash in the teller's drawers. After about an hour of being locked out of the bank, the bank manager handed the attorney a check for the legal fees. "As a foreclosure defense attorney this is sweet justice" says Allen.

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Xmarks Secured by LastPass, Continues as Freemium

DWMorse DWMorse writes  |  about 4 years ago

DWMorse (1816016) writes "Back in September, Xmarks announced they were closing shop unless they got enough pledges to continue the service on essentially a donation basis. After a relatively brief period, the poll was closed shy of the required number of pledges, and a general end date of service was announced for sometime in the winter in 2010.

However, just a few days ago, LastPass has quietly purchased Xmarks. Now self-named as the "new ultimate cross-platform team," LastPass promises explicitly that they will continue providing Xmarks as a free service with all it's current capabilities and cross-platform cross-browser supports. They also now offer the option to upgrade to a Premium account for $12 USD, mostly for increased support priority and some new features."

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