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Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

Festering Leper Re:Send it back.... (221 comments)

If you think that's steep you'll be floored if you look at cellphone packages here. Many of the cellphone companies here charge $50/GB (yes, fifty) for overage... they list it as "$5 per 100 megabytes." I know I'm comparing apples and oranges, but this is the sort of crap we seem to get stuck with here.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Festering Leper Re:First! (531 comments)

The software in your pacemaker perhaps?

about 8 months ago

Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

Festering Leper Re:Allow it... (340 comments)

Excluding carry-on pipe bombs and armed air marshalls I'm guessing a fist fight or stabbing is the best we can hope for.

about 9 months ago

Finnish Team Makes Diabetes Vaccine Breakthrough

Festering Leper Re:Type 1 v Type 2 diabetes (202 comments)

...Assuming the anti-vaxxers don't keep their kids from getting it :(

1 year,2 days

First Cases of Flesh-Eating Drug Emerge In the United States

Festering Leper Re:Gross, but... (618 comments)

Actually it can be. In opiod withdrawal the user goes through a phase where their blood pressure rises to dangerous levels. Heart attacks do happen, and can be fatal. Longterm IV drug users often have circulatory system issues caused by their drug use (impurities).

1 year,25 days

PayPal Freezes MailPile's Account

Festering Leper Re:Who leaves money in a paypal account. (443 comments)

Those are nice for Steam games but try ordering from parts vendors like Newark or Digikey or stores like Newegg, NCIX and TigerDirect and you'll find that they aren't accepted (I've tried). While great for subscriptions and games gift cards, for the most part, cannot be used to buy physical goods. :(

about a year ago

20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event

Festering Leper Re:video (151 comments)

That worked, thanks! :)

about a year ago

20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event

Festering Leper Re:video (151 comments)

"This video is private" :(


about a year ago

YouTube Co-founder Calls For Global Access To TV Online

Festering Leper Re:Who Pays? (140 comments)

I'd consider paying for it but, sadly, it's not an option for those outside the U.K.

about a year ago

30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

Festering Leper Re:Say what you will, (1110 comments)

you click and you drag it down to the bottom of the screen and let go

where most people come from doing that moves a windowed app to the bottom of the screen. how the hell does "move an app lower on the screen = exit" even get considered intuitive? you can't drag full screen apps in windows, so why would anyone try to do it? seriously, what gave you the idea that this would even have a chance of working?

about 2 years ago

Sweden Imports European Garbage To Power the Nation

Festering Leper Re:Great solution! (165 comments)

The only right and moral way of doing population control is by introducing birth control methods and family planning to all people.


about 2 years ago

Canadian Banks Rushing To Offer Virtual Wallets

Festering Leper Re:if it ain't green. (164 comments)

The Bank of Canada stopped printing the $1000 bill in late 2000. They are still considered legal tender but i don't think any institution other than a bank will accept them.

more than 2 years ago

Retailers Respond To HDD Squeeze By Limiting Purchases, Raising Prices

Festering Leper Re:Price Spikes (282 comments)

The WD 2TB drives that NCIX were shipping on Tuesday show a manufacturing date of June 23, 2011. I find it a bit of a stretch that the almost four months supply of drives have been sold in three days time. Even if I am incorrectly estimating the size of the pipe neither of us can deny there are cargo containers with drives in them (all with pre-flood dates) still on their way to destination ports all over the world (cargo shipping takes around 25 days from Malaysia to the USA). If we haven't used up what is coming down pipe then there shouldn't be 'shortage' pricing. At pre-flood consumption rates there will be no true shortages in North America for at least three weeks. So, yes, I would agree that retailers (or whoever changed the prices) are gouging at the moment.

about 3 years ago

Chrome Set To Take No. 2 Spot From Firefox

Festering Leper Re:I used to be a Firefox fan (585 comments)

I've had memory issues with Firefox, however, they were caused by an interaction between one site and one plugin. I found that when using Adblock+ and started looking at maps on Google (in satellite view) and panning around the memory would steadily increase until I either navigated away from Google maps or the browser crashed (after a period of worsening sluggishnes). Even stranger was the memory use stopped increasing but didn't decrease when navigating away from the offending site. Only restarting the browser freed all the memory. After adding: @@|*/ to the exceptions list in Adblock+ the problem disappeared. Here I was blaming Firefox for something it didn't do on its own.. :) Plugin interactions have caused many strange things to happen...

about 3 years ago

A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

Festering Leper Re:It's still under a TeraFLOPS, marginally (618 comments)

My home desktop motherboard does AGP, and none of the AGP graphics cards I can find support 1920x1200

you can still get agp cards that will do 1920x1200 such as a Radeon X1950PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 8X HDCP Ready IceQ3 Turbo Video Card. that's about as good as it gets for agp. the x1950 card is approximately twice as fast as the x850 that i'm using... and i use my x850 at 1920x1200. i am able to run some games at that res such as unreal tournament 2004. the x19xx chips were made for pci express but the cards have a bridge chip on them to make them work as agp (when the x1950 was new it was sold in both agp and pci-express flavours). full hd video playback might still be a bit iffy on a single core setup but if you're lucky enough to have dual core support on your agp board then you won't have any major issues. the only reason i'm not running one of those cards is because of a bridge chip compatibility issue with my particular board (asus a8v deluxe.. the a8v-mx variant runs it just fine).

more than 5 years ago

FBI Seizes All Servers In Dallas Data Center

Festering Leper Re:Too late FBI (629 comments)

As a Canadian i have to take issue with the way you spelled 'oot'.

more than 5 years ago

TV Delays Driving AU Viewers To Piracy

Festering Leper Re:Obvious... The poor old British license payer (394 comments)

i don't have a problem with paying for a license. i can't buy one from here in canada. the bbc won't sell access to quality streams here in north america even if you (somehow) can prove you paid for one.

i have a clear conscience on this one.

more than 7 years ago


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