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New Toshiba Drives Wipe Data When Turned Off

Deosyne Re:Lots of uses for this technology... (239 comments)

I haven't calculated the odds of both of the UPS units and the generator attached to the porn cluster failing at the exact same time, but that's just not a chance that I'm willing to take.

more than 4 years ago
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60-Year-Old Glass Technology Finds Its Market

Deosyne Re:Why can't more companies be like Corning? (197 comments)

Funny that you mentioned Pyrex. Corning patented Pyrex in 1915 (#1304623). So far as I can tell, there hasn't been another one issued for Pyrex, yet Corning seems to be doing just fine despite ~80 years of imitators and competition.

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To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

Deosyne Re:I don't get it. (764 comments)

Which makes it all the more important to be positioned to take the lead when the stumble occurs. Particularly in the tablet market where there's already a presumed #2 (Android) looming and other players in the space already making moves. Microsoft would be lucky to enter the top five at this point. Dropping Courier, which could have given them a unique niche in the tablet space and therefore at least some credibility within the tablet market as a whole, may have been the biggest mistake in their long history. After all, the iPad didn't become a huge hit because it was dropped into the public consciousness out of nowhere; Apple laid that groundwork for years with the iPhone and iPod Touch lines.

more than 4 years ago
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High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay

Deosyne Re:Bosses earn too much (1018 comments)

Broken window fallacy implies lack of choice and/or value in loss. In the example given, the yacht was a voluntary purchase that retained intrinsic value, therefore being a simple demonstration of the "invisible hand" of the market at work.

more than 4 years ago
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Internal Costs Per Gigabyte — What Do You Pay?

Deosyne Re:transaction periscope (420 comments)

Only if they used the money to drop a SAN in his cubicle and walk away.

more than 4 years ago
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Droid X Self-Destructs If You Try To Mod

Deosyne Re:Invitation to brick? (757 comments)

True, but I'm not going to chance buying any product that is specifically designed to catastrophically fail. I was considering going to the Droid X in November, but now I'm not sure I'll be using any Motorola devices after I replace my Droid.

more than 4 years ago
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The State of iPad Satisfaction

Deosyne Re:Survey stinks, iPad doesn't (443 comments)

I've bought a couple of apps that were well reviewed but that turned out not to be for me. Big deal; uninstall within 24 hours for a full refund.

more than 4 years ago
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The State of iPad Satisfaction

Deosyne Re:You'd Like to Be Able to Print an E-Mail?!?! (443 comments)

You won't be scoffing when the world floods and Kevin Costner finds out that you have that precious, precious paper and steals it. But you'll still have that iPad!

more than 4 years ago
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The State of iPad Satisfaction

Deosyne Re:Flawed survey (443 comments)

The real problem that I have with it is that they actively block alternative means of installing applications, making their store an all-on-nothing affair. You either use the apps that Apple tells you that you should be using or you don't use them. If I have to utilize a technical solution to fix a policy problem then the product is inherently flawed. If I feel like using Flash to slow my device to a crawl and kill my battery (which I can speak to being bullshit arguments firsthand having used Flash on my Droid for a while now) then I'm going to kick my device's ass playing Flash games. THAT'S magical.

That said, Android has the opposite issue with the uncontrolled state of the Market actively dissuading developers and users, but given the choice I'll go with openness without question. I would prefer that Google put more restrictions on the official Market in order to provide more incentive to developers and users to adopt Android while still allowing alternative software repositories to exist. If someone wants to release an Android application that either violates Market terms, such as a hardcore pornography app, or that only runs in unsupported configurations, like rooted devices, then they are still perfectly capable of doing so and it really isn't a big deal for people to install those apps.

more than 4 years ago
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The State of iPad Satisfaction

Deosyne Re:Flawed survey (443 comments)

Very much so. Some people prefer one or the other. I like the regular keyboard better, especially since neither of those line-based keyboards have a voice button and I use that all of the time.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Remotely Nukes Apps From Android Phones

Deosyne Re:But what if I liked the application (509 comments)

Not sure what source you want for the functionality of an application that is provided with nearly all Android devices. I guess www.android.com might work. Unless you were referring to apps to install the .apk files without using the Market, in which case Astro File Manager is awesome for all sorts of file types, including .apk files, although it may require root access to use. There are also standalone .apk installers that are available that work without needing root access.

more than 4 years ago
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Intel Porting Android To x86 For Netbooks and Tablets

Deosyne Re:Response to meego (163 comments)

Apple seems to be doing alright splitting their attention between Mac OS X and iPhone OS, although I did see gripes from some of their customers after their last developer conference regarding Mac OS X being treated as an afterthought. Yet the next Mac or i will likely still presell hundred of thousands of units sight-unseen.

more than 4 years ago
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Intel Porting Android To x86 For Netbooks and Tablets

Deosyne Re:Response to meego (163 comments)

Damn straight. Intel is a company that has always served multiple niches. Just as some people prefer Symbian, iPhoneOS, and Windows Mobiles, others will choose from Android and Meego. Smart move on their part to leave the all-in on a single platform strategy to other companies.

more than 4 years ago
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Bionic Cat Gets World's First Implant Paws

Deosyne Re:Laser Cats! (225 comments)

Wouldn't that be "nearly normal?"

more than 4 years ago
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Google Street View Wi-Fi Data Includes Passwords, Email Content

Deosyne Re:Ho ho ho... Felony. (292 comments)

Ah yes, the "Psychic Detection of How Much of an Ignorant Dumbass the Other Person Is Clause." Almost worthy of a semester of study by itself.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Street View Wi-Fi Data Includes Passwords, Email Content

Deosyne Re:for those that blame grandma for not knowing WP (292 comments)

If I decide to start broadcasting information to the neighborhood via my shirt that is going to cause me to lose my shit and start threatening lawsuits because my shirt button wasn't properly secured then Granny is free to fire away.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Street View Wi-Fi Data Includes Passwords, Email Content

Deosyne Re:Encryption (292 comments)

I suppose that could be one criteria used to decide when to throw someone in a cage.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Street View Wi-Fi Data Includes Passwords, Email Content

Deosyne Re:Well.. (292 comments)

Well Google won't be laughing when they're not getting laid because of this, now will they?!?

more than 4 years ago
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Google Street View Wi-Fi Data Includes Passwords, Email Content

Deosyne Re:Well, duh. (292 comments)

How is it reasonable? I've known some of the dumbest of dumbasses who still know enough about the difference between secured and unsecured wi-fi access points to mooch off of the open ones. Seems more reasonable to me to expect that if you leave your connection open that people are going to jump on in.

more than 4 years ago

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