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Netflix Loses 800,000 Subscribers After Qwikster Gaffe

FallinWithStyle Re:On purpose? (325 comments)

See HP

more than 3 years ago
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Hurricane Irene Prompts Unprecedented Evacuation of NYC

FallinWithStyle Re:subject (395 comments)

It's not just English. I remember facepalming in an Econ 101 class back at KU. The professor was going over some basic equation like "P x M / Q = I". He was solving for one of the variables in the numerator, so he multiplied both sides by the denominator. There was an uproar in the auditorium, because many of the students didn't think this was correct. "Really, you're a freshman in college and you can't do basic algebra?" It was pretty embarrassing...

more than 3 years ago
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DOJ Seizes Online Poker Site Domains

FallinWithStyle Barf (379 comments)

“These defendants, knowing full well that their business with U.S. customers and U.S. banks was illegal, tried to stack the deck,” said Janice Fedarcyk, assistant director-in-charge at the FBI. “The defendants bet the house that they could continue their scheme, and they lost."

Did anyone else almost throw up when they read this?

more than 3 years ago
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Couple Sends Record Player Wedding Invitations

FallinWithStyle Re:OMFG WFT *is* that? (64 comments)

Record spins around, sound comes out -- never a miscommunication

more than 3 years ago
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America's Tech Decline: a Reading Guide

FallinWithStyle Re:Andy Grove's comment on offshoring (611 comments)

1) Reduce the tax rate dramatically. 10% would be good, less would be better.

If you were to just stick with #1, it would be a much better policy.

Right, so then why does GE, with a 0% tax rate, still cut 1/5th of its U.S. workforce in favor of offshore labor? Can't get a much better deal than that.

more than 3 years ago
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Kongregate App Pulled From Android Market

FallinWithStyle Re:Says it all, really (139 comments)

So a subset of manufacturers don't supply Android updates for as long as you'd like? Buy from a different one -- thats the point of Android. HTC never released Froyo on my G1, so I decided to root and install CM6 for kicks... After a week of frustration, I reverted back to the original software. There are often very good reasons why some manufacturers only go so far with Android versions (e.g. hardware limitations).

more than 3 years ago
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Kongregate App Pulled From Android Market

FallinWithStyle Re:Says it all, really (139 comments)

Huh? Google is limiting people from installing new versions of their OS? I must have missed that one. I have a second generation ipod touch, and while I can technically update the OS, it runs like a bloated, unusable POS when I do (because of all the additions Apple added) -- so by that token, Apple releasing new iterations so fast is limiting my ability to install apps that are only compatible with newer version of iOS (by your logic).

more than 3 years ago
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Kongregate App Pulled From Android Market

FallinWithStyle Re:Says it all, really (139 comments)

You're twisting the argument. Yes, if an android user wants froyo, and their handset manufacturer doesn't release the update, you can root the phone and get an update from the community. What does this have to do with being able to install third party apps on the phone?

more than 3 years ago
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Kinect Hacked, Adafruit Bounty Won

FallinWithStyle Re:Microsoft Wanted it that way (262 comments)

Bullshit... I went through three 360's with the RROD problem -- the console was setting alone on my desk. My brother's, as well as multiple friends' (4 or 5 of them) all had this issue as well.

about 4 years ago
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Early Review of 11" Macbook Air

FallinWithStyle Re:Meh (348 comments)

My mistake, you're right... Lets see...

A 1.4Ghz Core2 Duo, 2GB DDR3 Ram, 128 GB HDD, 11" display, Snow Leopard, etc. for $1,199

A 1.66Ghz Atom, 1GB DDR2 Ram, 160 GB HDD, 10.1" display, Snow Leopard, etc. for $249...

NONE of those categories even compare. Not even when considering the price difference: $1,199-$249=$950. Thanks for the insightful response... I remember when slashdot had a few people who knew how to take price into consideration when judging said performance.

more than 4 years ago
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Early Review of 11" Macbook Air

FallinWithStyle Re:Meh (348 comments)

So buy a dell mini 10v, load OS X on it, and save $900... Same performance as far as I can tell.

more than 4 years ago
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Early Review of 11" Macbook Air

FallinWithStyle Re:Not a netbook? What? (348 comments)

It's funny, my mini 10v might actually outperform this thing, it only cost me @ $250, and I've got it running OS X.

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Lashes Out At Android

FallinWithStyle Re:Steve Jobs is disingenuous too (864 comments)

Let's not forget that not all iPhones/iPod Touchs/iPad run the same version of iOS... There is fragmentation there as well..

more than 4 years ago
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Pioneer Preps Laser Heads-Up Display For Cars

FallinWithStyle Re:Oh Crap (116 comments)

Actually, from the second link: "In the mock-up shown off at Japan's annual tech show Ceatec, a virtual Kyoto cityscape was created where a character, not unlike Window's animated paperclip, pops up to guide a person around the city"

more than 4 years ago
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Skype Officially Available For Android

FallinWithStyle Re:But how do you quit? (286 comments)

Not sure why this was modded interesting -- pressing the back button until you no longer can see an application's activity DOES NOT "unload" the process from memory by default in Android.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Sues Motorola Over Android-Related Patent Infringement

FallinWithStyle Re:Worry about app devs, not Microsoft or Google (199 comments)

Instead of charging upfront for their products, they offer them to their customers for free and collect revenue based on ad views... yes. You're saying their products are neither superior, nor innovative? What search engine do you use regularly? Who is your email provider? What website do you visit to host/watch videos? I'm only giving examples of their commercially successful products, of course.

more than 4 years ago
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Newspaper May Have Given Implicit License To Copy

FallinWithStyle Re:Sudden Outbreak of Common Sense (175 comments)

I would agree mostly, although I don't think the content producer in question is really 'selling' the 'apple' (we're really drawing this analogy out :) per say -- they make their money off selling the ads people view when they come to look at said apple (ad time which they lose when someone takes a copy and shows it elsewhere).

If people are copying entire articles from the site and pasting them on their own page (outside of fair use), then the original content provider has reason to be upset. The issue I have here is that it's clearly not about protecting content in the eyes of this particular news site. If they were really concerned with this, they could simply send a C&D letter to those they find infringing and sue if they don't comply (more than likely they would never have to go to court). Instead, they're selling the rights to a copyright troll who's only way of staying in business is winning in court, or, more than likely, shaking them down for a settlement.

more than 4 years ago

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Garmin releases more information on the nuvifone

FallinWithStyle FallinWithStyle writes  |  more than 5 years ago

FallinWithStyle (1474217) writes "Little information regarding the Garmin nuvifone has been revealed since the release date was postponed in late 2008. Garmin has finally released more information on the phone (including software/hardware specs.) It now appears they will be offering two models: the nuvifone G60 (running Linux), and the nuvifone M20 (running Windows Mobile.) Additional information can be found on cnet, or the official Garmin-Asus website."

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