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Internet.org: Altruistic, Or the Ultimate In Cynicism?

Dan93 Re:For once Bill Gates is right (174 comments)

Your probably right, though I can't see how it would help Facebook. They don't actually get more money, since these people wouldn't be the target of any advertisements.

about a year ago
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EA Takes Over Scrabble App, Wipes Player Histories and Switches Dictionary

Dan93 Re:so glad to see EA is back in the game again. (197 comments)

True, but EA has been doing it longer, and they're better at it, at least in the gaming comunity.

about a year ago
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EA Takes Over Scrabble App, Wipes Player Histories and Switches Dictionary

Dan93 Re:Feeding the Beast (197 comments)

They own a lot of brands that USED to be great before EA bought them, and ran them into the ground. Before EA bought Bioware, I used to buy Bioware's games without knowing much about them because Bioware always made outstanding games. Since EA bought them, the quality of those games has went down the toilet, and I honestly doubt I'll buy the next dragon age game that comes out simply because DA 2 was complete shit. Honestly, it was the same with the Mass Effect games. Same with Maxis, and a dozen other brands.

about a year ago
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Firefox OS Phone on Display at LinuxFest NorthWest (Video)

Dan93 Re:Introducing the new Slashdot Phone! (96 comments)

Damn, nothing about 3D printers, Arduinos or Raspberry Pi?

They've gotta save SOMETHING for the Slashdor Phone 2

about a year ago
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Boston Tech Vs. the Bomber

Dan93 Re:recovery, not prevention. (170 comments)

It's my understanding that they found a tumor that might have (though it wasn't conclusively proved) caused him to loose control and kill all of those people.

about a year ago
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Copyright Trolls Order Wordpress To Disclose Critics' IP Addresses

Dan93 Re:Anonymity? (119 comments)

Hey, where did all of those people who say anonymity on the Internet isn't necessary run off to?

He's Spartacus!

No, I am Spartacus.

No, I am Spartacus.

about a year ago
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E-Mail Hack Exposes Bush Family Pictures, Correspondence

Dan93 Re:OK, I'm clueless here... (230 comments)

There other ways to crack someones mail account than using passwords, like exploits. Especially if it's webmail.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tablets For Papers; Are We There Yet?

Dan93 Re:Closest thing I've found... (180 comments)

Most e-readers allow annotations, including kindles.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tablets For Papers; Are We There Yet?

Dan93 Re:Kindles are the way to go (180 comments)

Yeah, they're handle PDFs, but you have to turn them on their side because of the small screen size. That can make it inconvenient, but I personally don't have problem with it.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tablets For Papers; Are We There Yet?

Dan93 Re:Kindles are the way to go (180 comments)

I'll keep that in mind for the next e-reader I get.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tablets For Papers; Are We There Yet?

Dan93 Kindles are the way to go (180 comments)

Or any e-reader tablet that uses e-ink (unlike kindle fires). I find that it's just as easy to read as print without the eyestrain that comes from reading LCD screens. Also the battery on those things are AMAZING. I rarely have to charge mine more than once per month.

about a year ago
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Germany Exports More Electricity Than Ever Despite Phasing Out Nuclear Energy

Dan93 Re:How does their per-capita (473 comments)

Yeah, I'm the same way. I lived near Dallas, Texas for close to a decade, and the 100+ degree temps in the summer combined with high humidity was terrible. Like you, I'm living in OK with a more tolerable climate, and decent AC (it keeps my apartment cool during the summer), which is a challenge, since I keep a computer in just about every room, have an HTPC, and keep a reef aquarium (which releases TONS of heat into the room, thus requiring the AC to be on all day, even at work).

about a year and a half ago
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Bradley Manning Offers Partial Guilty Plea To Military Court

Dan93 Re:Fascist bloodlust (380 comments)

He didn't even try to work within the system, he went completely around it, which something that you just don't do in the military. He didn't even try to go up the chain of command. The inspector generals exist for a reason. And failing that, he could have gone all the way to the President if need be. Instead, he gave the documents to someone else - documents that he knew were classified, but had no idea just what was on them. He knew that they could contain information that put american lives at risk, as well as the lives of anyone working with the military.

about a year and a half ago
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Bradley Manning Offers Partial Guilty Plea To Military Court

Dan93 Re:Fascist bloodlust (380 comments)

Absolutely. He had quite a bit of time to think this over before he handed Assange the data. There is also the issue of leaking the names of informants who worked with us. He put their lives in danger, and may have gotten some of them killed. Everyone seems to be ignoring THAT issue.

about a year and a half ago
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AOL's New Alto Client Is Visual Email, and You Don't Need a New Address

Dan93 Re:Not another one... (108 comments)

Right now, I get all of the mail from my gmail account forwarded though my company mail server with no ads, so I'm not so sure if they will.

about 2 years ago
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GUI nostalgia draws me back to ...

Dan93 Re:GEOS! (654 comments)

Agreed. But the fact that software could load faster from a disk was a plus. I just wish it didn't take forever to fire up. This was my first experience with a GUI as well.

about 2 years ago
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Aero Glass UI No More On Windows 8

Dan93 Re:They got it all wrong (426 comments)

Except that in Windows 8 they didn't remove the click. The hot corner still makes a "button" appear, but you still have to click on it to get into the start screen.

more than 2 years ago
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How one man escaped from a North Korean prison camp

Dan93 Shin In Geun wasn't the firs to escape. (2 comments)

He wasn't the only one who escaped from a North Korean prison camp. Kang Chol-Hwan escaped back in the early 90's and wrote a book called The Aquariums of Pyongyang. It's an enlightening read.

more than 2 years ago
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Nigerian Scam Artists Taken For $33,000

Dan93 Re:Funny story... (229 comments)

And then there is this incident where the guy got the scammer to pay DHL thousands in shipping costs before he caught on to what was going on.

more than 2 years ago

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