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Reports Say Apple Is Shrinking Its Docking Connector With iPhone 5

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:Standard connectors? LOL you wish! (427 comments)

The thing about changing between different USB versions is that they are all compatible with one another. I can buy an adapter and my mini-usb is now a micro-usb. From the story, it seems Apple is changing the connector to make people buy new cables, chargers, and accessories.

more than 2 years ago
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Google On-shores Manufacturing of the Nexus Q

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:It *should* be part of the marketing (326 comments)

Well the Nexus Q is a play on the word "Queue" since multiple people can control the play queue with their android devices.

more than 2 years ago
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Eben Moglen: Time To Apply Asimov's First Law of Robotics To Smartphones

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:Three Laws (305 comments)

And the zeroth law: A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.

more than 2 years ago
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FunnyJunk v. the Oatmeal: Copyright Infringement Complaints As Defamation

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:For the two people who don't already know (286 comments)

If you want to support him, go to to his store and buy prints/shirts/coffee mugs.

more than 2 years ago
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Splashtop Drops Windows 8 Metro Testbed Onto Android

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:Why (36 comments)

Windows 8 was made with touch screens in mind, and most people don't have a touch-enabled PC. Lots of people do have android tablets, however, so this is a way to see the touch screen features of Windows 8.

more than 2 years ago
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Zuckerberg Made Instagram Deal Alone

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:I'm confused (307 comments)

My guess is they had their lawyers check everything to make sure they weren't getting shafted.

more than 2 years ago
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Flashback Trojan Hits 600,000 Macs and Counting

Daniel_is_Legnd But Macs... (429 comments)

But Macs don't get viruses. Right? Right guys?

more than 2 years ago
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Voting System Test Hack Elects Futurama's Bender To School Board

Daniel_is_Legnd Why... (210 comments)

Why not Zoidberg?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome For Android Beta

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:Beta (142 comments)

Since this is limited to 4.0 devices I think the beta tag is appropriate. I'm sure they will port it to earlier versions and eventually remove the beta.

more than 2 years ago
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Ice Cream Sandwich Ported To X86

Daniel_is_Legnd Power? (202 comments)

What is the power consumption like on an x86 tablet vs. an ARM tablet? Seems like running Android, x86 would still be much less efficient than an ARM core.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tablet/App Combination For Note-Taking?

Daniel_is_Legnd SuperNote - Asus Transforme (425 comments)

I'm a huge fan of Super Note on the Asus transformer. It works great to capture handwriting notes or typed notes if you have the keyboard dock.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Mint: the New Ubuntu?

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:Fixing Gnome3 (685 comments)

Mint 12 RC as actually already been released. They recently took it down to reduce server load.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux Mint: the New Ubuntu?

Daniel_is_Legnd Mint 12RC (685 comments)

I downloaded Mint 12 RC this morning and the new desktop is fantastic. The nice look of Gnome 3 with all the great features of Gnome2. Instead of telling users what to use, they listened and create a fantastic product.

more than 2 years ago
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Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:Ron Paul (343 comments)

Good point. Maybe what the system needs is some radical and crazy.

more than 2 years ago
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Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?

Daniel_is_Legnd Ron Paul (343 comments)

I don't think he given fair representation by either side of the media and is simply labeled as radical and crazy.

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Takes On a Mexican Drug Cartel

Daniel_is_Legnd Re:Identifying what exactly? (548 comments)

They claim to have the identities of corrupt police officers and journalists. That could prove more useful.

more than 2 years ago
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Android Orphans: a Sad History of Platform Abandonment

Daniel_is_Legnd Hacking community (770 comments)

That's the beauty of the hacking community. Even with a locked bootloader, my Droid X is running the latest version of Android. (2.3.7)

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook More Hated Than Banks, Utilities

Daniel_is_Legnd And... (332 comments)

And enter Google+... maybe.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Launches Google+ Social Network

Daniel_is_Legnd This is will be like wave! (368 comments)

This is going to be just like Google Wave. Only Bigger!

more than 3 years ago

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University of Texas Switched to Gmail

Daniel_is_Legnd Daniel_is_Legnd writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Daniel_is_Legnd (1447519) writes "The University of Texas at Austin announced today that it would be switching it's university email services to Gmail.

"Google has been selected as the finalist to provide the new student and alumni email solution at The University of Texas at Austin. A student-led committee began in May 2010 investigating options for improving the existing email service for undergraduate and graduate students on campus-a population of close to 60,000 people. 'We started looking at alternatives for student email because students want more features, a user-friendly interface and a larger inbox size,' said Chelsea Adler, president of the Student Senate and a key member of the project task force. 'It's taken a lot of work to get to a recommendation and the committee has been excellent about considering the needs of students first,' said Scott Parks, president of the Student Body and task force member. 'We're excited because students will now be able to keep their email address after they graduate.'"

With such a large university switching to Google powered email, could this set a precedence for other Universities to follow?"

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TI Design Challenge Aims to Save Children's Lives

Daniel_is_Legnd Daniel_is_Legnd writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Daniel_is_Legnd (1447519) writes "Twenty Nine children have died so far in 2010 [0] due to hyperthermia from being left in hot vehicles and the safeBABI [1] (Baby Alert Broadcast Interface) intends to end these needless tragedies. Designed by Daniel Ogilvie, Peggy Liska, and Michael Sherman as part of the Texas Instruments Co-Op Design Challenge, the safeBABI utilizes the TI Chronos watch [2] and a simple switch under the child car seat to detect if a child is in a car seat. When the wireless capable watch looses contact with the wireless transmitter on the car seat, it sounds an alarm alerting parents their child is still in the car. All the design challenge entries can be found here [3].

[0] http://ggweather.com/heat/
[1] http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/SafeBABI
[2] http://www.ti-estore.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=EZ430-Chronos-915
[3] http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Co-Op_Design_Challenge"

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