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Chinese Couple Sells Children To Support Online Game Addiction

Delarth799 Re:So... (131 comments)

It says in-app purchases, so I'm going with a yes on it being mobile games.

about two weeks ago
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Clueless About Card Data Hack, PF Chang's Reverts To Imprinting Devices

Delarth799 No imprint? (142 comments)

There are a lot of cards now with don't have the numbers imprinted on them. Am I going to have to manually write out my card information when I go there now because these incompetent people can't be bothered to hire a couple security people and fix the problem instead of making it inconvenient and no more secure for anybody. Also a credit card swipe is pretty much automatically processed, what kind of delay will be on the manual transactions?

about a month and a half ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Delarth799 Re:So... (311 comments)

We use the one half to serve as an example to the other half of what will happen if they don't get their shit together and stop fucking things up.

about a month ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

Delarth799 Re:So... (311 comments)

Lawyers, we have so many of them doing such damaging things to the world already. I say we enslave half of them and use them to fill out the paperwork.

about a month ago
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Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

Delarth799 Re:For those of us not in the US (465 comments)

That's exactly what it is. It stands for Political Action Committee and large corporations can donate to PACs or super-PACs, allowing them to get around contribution limits, which then turn around and use that money to buy millions of dollars in advertising to destroy or help someone during election time. We aren't allowed to call it bribery because money has been ruled to be free speech but it is basically used to by corporations to buy politicians or punish those working against them.

about 3 months ago
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Amazon Hikes Prime Membership Fee

Delarth799 Re:Amazon just wants to see how much they can sque (276 comments)

I read an article a while back that actually looked at this in depth. They said every time amazon cut the cost of shipping for customers their sales volume went up anywhere from 10% to 20% with each cut to shipping costs for customers.
If anyone feels like they are trying to squeeze extra money out of Prime with this $22 increase they really need to pull their head out of the hole its currently in and realize that after the 8 or 10 years Amazon Prime has been $79 its finally going up a little bit. I wish gas prices would follow the Amazon Prime model and stay the same for 8 to 10 years.

about 5 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

Delarth799 Re: Hmmm... (983 comments)

If I remember right you can have CrashPlan ship you some drives and backup to them locally and ship them back. Of course that costs money but if you need to backup a lot of data and quickly, it is an option to consider.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents

Delarth799 Get out the buckets (406 comments)

Apple can wish in the bucket on the left and crap in the bucket on the right. The first one to fill up to the top line gets fed back to them.

about 5 months ago
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New Jersey Auto Dealers Don't Want to Face Tesla

Delarth799 Re:Par for those folks... (342 comments)

Sorry but that term is so antiquated, the modern term is "Pro-America"

about 5 months ago
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AT&T, Audi Announce In-Car 4G LTE Plans, Starting At $99 For 6 Months

Delarth799 Re:Double, triple, quadruple charging (74 comments)

I guess a smart person would find a way to just tether the car to your existing internet connected device and go from there. The rest will overpay for a useless plan so their car can get 4G on top of everything else. The operators don't want you to figure out how to do that or be able to do that since it cuts out the money for them.

about 5 months ago
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Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat

Delarth799 Re:Why? (205 comments)

Your mind is just not properly optimized to receive the slashvertisement in this article correctly. Please step over to the tuning station to receive full mental optimization.

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

Delarth799 Re:First?? (306 comments)

They probably think it's some sort of anti-virus or computer protection program.

about 5 months ago
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Invention Makes Citibikes Electric

Delarth799 Re:Pricey (166 comments)

You can't carry a scooter with you into the office, you have to find a place to park it/store it. The Citibike is a rental bike you drop off when you get to your end point and you take this off and carry it with you. Yes it costs almost as much as a scooter but provides more convenience than one for a crowded city with limited parking space.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Delarth799 Re:Write them down. (445 comments)

A list of services in a text file with no meaning or obvious connection to the passwords written down would be easy enough. Maybe split them up have the services they are used for stored somewhere and the passwords written down with no connection to the service they are used for. That way someone who takes the wallet would get a piece of paper with crap written on it and no way to know what it's for.

about 5 months ago
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Time Warner Deal Is How Comcast Will Fight Cord Cutters

Delarth799 Re:what price increases? (424 comments)

That population of 313m includes every man, woman, and child. Do you expect mom get her own subscription, dad get his, and one subscription for each child in the household? If you want to do that more effectively get the number of households in the country which as of 2010 was around 114,800,000. Now you're talking around 1 in every 3 households has a subscription to one of those three.

about 5 months ago
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Utah Bill Would Prevent Regional Fiber Networks From Growing

Delarth799 Campaign Contributions (111 comments)

With another election year here it's time to roll out the bribe.... I mean campaign contributions to those who are willing to support the legislation being presented before them. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if most of those opposed to this had the big telcos or any PAC they setup start rolling out attack ads against them shortly.

about 6 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share

Delarth799 Re:LOL (249 comments)

More like "Kept the Windows closed"

about 6 months ago
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World's First Magma-Based Geothermal Energy System

Delarth799 Re:Is no one else concerned? (161 comments)

Shush with you and your damn logic, we will have none of that around here!

about 5 months ago
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Federal Agency Data-Mining Hundreds of Millions of Credit Card Accounts

Delarth799 Re:I'm somewhat disturbed... (264 comments)

There is a British company named Wonga who's APR is just a tad over 5850%

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

Delarth799 Re:Wine is not an emulator (281 comments)

Yah. I haven't checked lately but I remember for a while it could be a pain in the butt to get games to work on Wine because developers didn't care about Wine support. Hopefully with Linux moving up now they could at least get the ball rolling on Wine compatibility.

about 6 months ago

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