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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Huntr Pretty close to zero (240 comments)

For reference, Android household here.

There haven't been many apps we've felt compelled to buy. I think we still have like $15-$16 of the $25 credit/rebate from Google when we bought the Nexus 7 back in '12 - Titanium Backup and Beyond Pod come to mind as apps I've purchased.

Other than that, I just haven't seen much of anything I need that I'd be willing to spend even 99 cents on. Also, you can get a free paid app everyday from Amazon. I have gotten some good ones from that, but I'd never pay for them otherwise.

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

Huntr You're not sending them to die (307 comments)

You're sending them to live somewhere else until they die. Or, they can stay here and die, too.

Let's let it be by choice, if there is a benefit to mankind.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Experiences With Free To Air Satellite TV?

Huntr Helpful Website (219 comments)

Try Satellite Guys. There are a bunch of ppl there who are way into satellite tv stuff and who are eager to help.

about two weeks ago
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Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

Huntr Of course (490 comments)

Everything about the --AA entertainment industry is purposely inconvenient. That way they can sell you the next, slightly more convenient version of the same content you already purchased.

about three weeks ago
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Major Wikipedia Donors Caught Editing Their Own Articles

Huntr Kind of assumed this already (125 comments)

I'm sure others will tell me why I'm mistaken, but this doesn't bother me so much, mainly because it doesn't surprise me.

Basically, you're telling me that a document that can be edited by anyone is being edited by people to show themselves in a more positive light, ToS be damned.

Well, yeah.

about a month ago
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Physics Forum At Fermilab Bans Powerpoint

Huntr This is misguided, at best (181 comments)

PPT is a tool, nothing more. People either use it effectively or they don't. If they don't, that's hardly the fault of the tool. There are plenty of people who use PPT well giving presentations, seminars, interactive talks every single day.

My suggestion: get better speakers.

about a month and a half ago
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Time sucked into Netflix or similar, weekly:

Huntr Me personally? Very little time. (146 comments)

The rest of my family? Well, I'm pretty sure we're responsible for about 40% of global bandwidth usage during prime time.

about a month and a half ago
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Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps

Huntr What kind of an abortion of a submission is this? (457 comments)

The 1st link is to the Florida case that was resolved last year. The 2nd and 3rd links are about a Missouri case that was decided this week and only the 2nd even mentions the Florida case. The summary makes it sound like this is all about the Florida case.

The point stands, i.e., this has been ok'd in court in 2 jurisdictions, but what in the actual fuck, Soulskill?

about 2 months ago
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Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'

Huntr Re:"Looks like we got ourselves a thinker!" (412 comments)

Or, it's a game show that people watch to be entertained and perhaps they don't find it as entertaining, regardless of whether or not it's a smart strategy.

Ken Jennings won 3 million dollars and something like 75 matches in a row on Jeopardy. But, he did it in an entertaining enough fashion, so people didn't bitch like this. It's not about hating on the smart guy.

about 2 months ago
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Kansas Delays Municipal Broadband Ban

Huntr Terrible wording in title (again) (156 comments)

They didn't delay the ban because there was never a ban in place, just like last week when public broadband expansion wasn't restricted.

There was a bill to do so. They tabled hearings on it because of public opinion. Learn the process and write intelligently about it.

about 2 months ago
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Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

Huntr Re:This stuff is so stupid (and so is Forbes) (169 comments)

Yes, very specific uses. Windows, Apple, etc. But, this isn't specific - games and clothing. I have a hard time trusting King (or any other business) when they say, "Oh, we trademarked the word in a really generic fashion, but don't worry, we only enforce in specific instances."

about 3 months ago
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Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

Huntr This stuff is so stupid (and so is Forbes) (169 comments)

The issue isn't that Hasbro should have already trademarked "candy", it's that "candy" shouldn't be able to be trademarked at all. It's a common freakin' word and should be able to be used in game titles and clothing w/o licensing.

Burning copycat apps who are ripping off your game is a different issue, but this shouldn't be the solution.

about 3 months ago
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Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Newegg Patent Case

Huntr Correction (204 comments)

"It's a really tough time to be a patent troll."

about 3 months ago
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California Man Arrested for Running 'Revenge Porn' Website

Huntr Kinda, sorta extortion. Maybe... (252 comments)

Charging ppl $350 a pop to remove their photos for which they did not give permission to post? Yeah, go to jail, go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

about 4 months ago
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Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads

Huntr Impending backfire of doom (120 comments)

I mean, what happens when 95% of promoted tweets are about porn?

about 4 months ago
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Gov't Puts Witness On No Fly List, Then Denies Having Done So

Huntr Re:Just drive there (462 comments)

I'll tell you what's a right: due process. The govt appears to be denying that to a witness in a trial for their own benefit. Let that sink in a sec and decide if the issue here is whether or not she can drive to court.

about 4 months ago

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