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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

FatAlb3rt Re:Oh noes, I haz been hacked! (609 comments)

Let's see, $19.95/MB * 109MB. Time to thin the herd.

about a week ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

FatAlb3rt Re:Delayed action (708 comments)

Ok, please lead by example. Spend 1/8 of your disposable income on operating more environmentally friendly. Solar panels on your house, more efficient appliances, pay a landscaper to plant trees.

about a month ago
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Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

FatAlb3rt Re:Pretty obvious (115 comments)

I'm not surprised. A local municipality pushed these through (which I'm not staunchly for nor against the cameras), and there was a bit of public outcry. To be fair, intersections were not configured consistently, and stops often could have been handled as yields, but anyway.

The council proposed putting the item up for vote, Redflex thought it would appropriate to sue the city.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

FatAlb3rt Re:IMO Good question (154 comments)

He specifically said MacBook, not "laptop". /s

about a month ago
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

FatAlb3rt Re:Too Much Bureaucracy (160 comments)

Same here - 8 years in flight design. Cool stuff at the beginning, but then you start seeing that the contractor companies care more about keeping seats warm and not making waves than progress and innovation.

about a month ago
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Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"

FatAlb3rt Fair enough (316 comments)

Then provide an incentive for your low-usage users to stay that way. Maybe a bill credit.

[record scratch - room is dead silent]

What?

about a month and a half ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

FatAlb3rt Re:Not a duty of the Executive Branch (382 comments)

You need to recall that this was Obama's Hope and Change idea. Can't blame for people expecting him to keep his word on ideas that he sponsored.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

FatAlb3rt Re:I'll get flak for this (552 comments)

Hopefully you enjoy it, though you could stand a bit of improvement. But hey, if you enjoy it, who am I to judge?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

FatAlb3rt Re:I'll get flak for this (552 comments)

I'd vote for getting rid of the fucksticks first.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

FatAlb3rt Re:As painful as it is... (552 comments)

Dave, way to douche it up.

about 3 months ago
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How Virtual Reality Became Reality

FatAlb3rt Re:Still hasn't arrived (104 comments)

The Ouya made it to shelves. That might not be the line in the sand you're looking for. ;)

about 4 months ago
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How Virtual Reality Became Reality

FatAlb3rt Re:Except It Isn't (104 comments)

Not now, not ever.

Well, I guess this discussion is over then. /s You're not wrong to be wary of FB, but absolutes don't advance anything here.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox OS 1.3 Arrives: Dual SIM Support, Continuous Autofocus, Graphics Boost

FatAlb3rt Re:Dual SIm's Why? (68 comments)

company phone & personal phone?

about 4 months ago
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Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

FatAlb3rt Re:Undefined (800 comments)

You're looking for momentum. Should I hit the tree, or the tumbleweed rolling toward me?

about 4 months ago
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Intuit, Maker of Turbotax, Lobbies Against Simplified Tax Filings

FatAlb3rt Re:Not possible (423 comments)

He didn't say that.

about 5 months ago
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First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

FatAlb3rt Re:Useless (187 comments)

We already have reflective paint.
We already have 256k.

Should be good enough for anybody.

about 5 months ago
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Michael Abrash Joins Oculus, Calls Facebook 'Final Piece of the Puzzle'

FatAlb3rt Re:Irrelevent (232 comments)

The voice of dissent has been a lot louder than the supporters.

about 6 months ago
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Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

FatAlb3rt Re:Personal Audio (126 comments)

I vote for public shaming. Who are the shareholders?

about 6 months ago
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Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball

FatAlb3rt Re:well some with learning disabilities should sue (76 comments)

It's not a years of school requirement, it's an age requirement. Someone can go play in other leagues until they reach the minimum age. Turns out that D1 college basketball is the best place (talent pool, visibility, age-specific coaching).

about 6 months ago
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Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball

FatAlb3rt Re:well... (76 comments)

has helped several Davidson students score in the 96th percentile (or higher) in ESPN's bracket challenge

How hard is it to reach the 96th percentile? Let's say you teach this course for 3 yrs with 20 students per course. I think the odds are decent that one of those students would be in the 96th (odd number to choose, don't ya think?) percentile? I'm going with crappy journalism.

about 6 months ago

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