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Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

Imagix Re:Also in iBooks (96 comments)

I'd like to see another label: Ad-supported. That way I know to avoid those apps too. "Get * in-app purchases * Ad supported".

13 hours ago
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Major Brain Pathway Rediscovered After Century-old Confusion, Controversy

Imagix Re:reflexes? (112 comments)

I don't have depth perception, and I drive perfectly fine. I'd argue that I drive better than most. I have 0 accidents and only 2 tickets (speeding, and an illegal left contrary to posted signs) _lifetime_ record. (I've been driving > 20 years...)

2 days ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Imagix Re:Great! Now how about... (136 comments)

For iPhoto: Select all of your photos... choose Export from the File menu. Pick "Original" as the format, pick a directory to dump them all into. Not sure what you mean about "all my data out of Time Machine". Almost like asking "all my data out of my ZFS filesystem" (and I mean _all_, not just the current state. Each and every snapshot I have ever made...).

about two weeks ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

Imagix Re:Nonsense (328 comments)

since it demonstrates that you have an awareness and knowledge of the device and the means to unlock it

And the device being able to recognize your fingerprint doesn't do the same thing?

about three weeks ago
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Lenovo Completes Motorola Deal

Imagix Wrong company name (59 comments)

Wow. Crap article and summary. Both claiming "Motorola", when it's "Motorola Mobility". Not the same thing. "Motorola" had multiple divisions. (The press release got it right....)

about three weeks ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Imagix Re:Umm, like I have an idea? (256 comments)

If Tesla can do this, then so will Ford and GM, and then you just killed a very large job market, seeing as how many dealerships employ 50+ employees

And if the demand existed for the cars, those 50 jobs would still exist. Just instead of being employed by "Joe's Car Emporium", they'd be employed by Tesla (for Ford, or GM).

about a month ago
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Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

Imagix Re:Government Dictionary (239 comments)

Of course, perhaps the fact that so many people throw around the term entrapment is indicitive of a general feeling of unfairness at these actions and that they should be illegal actions for the police.

Or, this is the griping of people who figured that they were going to "get away" with something and are now looking for any justification to escape the responsibility for their actions that they knew were wrong to begin with.

about a month ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

Imagix Re:Not just college applications (389 comments)

If you're applying for a programming job, that will never come into contact with customers

Famous Last Words. What's missing is the broader view of who the "customer" is. The customer is the person who will be "consuming" the programmer's work. That could be the programmer's manager ("here's my code"), or the project manager ("Hey, here's a different way of accomplishing the task with the following benefits and drawbacks"), Or the CTO ("If we change our practices in such-and-such a manner, we will save X hours a week of effort."), or Sales ("Hmm... can't do that, but what about this?"), or...etc.

about a month and a half ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

Imagix Re:If yes then what ? (389 comments)

22+22 is no longer 44. its now 40 (plus 4)

Uh... that _is_ how I do math (well, for larger numbers, numbers that small are easy to keep in the head). When the calculation gets big enough, it's time to start changing the equation to a series of easier equations (or start writing stuff down...).

about a month and a half ago
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Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle

Imagix Re:Not sure how well it will work (106 comments)

I've got a Chromecast, but I'm not terribly impressed. I have separate SSIDs for my 2.4 and 5 GHz bands. The Cast is on the 2.4, which means that it doesn't nicely interact with devices on the 5 GHz band. It really wants to match SSID names.

about 2 months ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

Imagix Re:Android version req - long time coming (427 comments)

_And_ updates! Within some reasonable time of release by Google (shorter if they had access to the betas and RCs). For at least 2 years after the last _shipping_ of the phone (not from initial release date).

about 2 months ago
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First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

Imagix Re:Only the beginning (236 comments)

That's DHCP clients, not DHCP servers.

about 2 months ago
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Not Just Netflix: Google Challenges Canada's Power To Regulate Online Video

Imagix Broadcast rights (109 comments)

If this is successfully argued, could it then be argued that there is no reason why there are any country restrictions on streaming any sort of media since it isn't "broadcasting"?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Imagix Depends on the conference (182 comments)

Justify the cost of the conference as training. (Justify, as in prove, that the conference will teach you something) Assuming that your company has a training program.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Imagix Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (352 comments)

I've used multiple Windows Phones ranging all the way back to the WinCE devices, Windows Mobile, to Windows Phone. Never been happy with any of them. Then ended up on Android and stayed there ever since. (I do have an iPad, so I use iOS, just not on the phone)

about 2 months ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

Imagix Headline that asks a question (282 comments)

Betteridge's law of headlines. No. The article doesn't say a whole lot. Just makes the assertion that "servers" and "desktops" are different, and lightly appears to dislike systemd. Tries to make the assertion that the security concerns are different on the desktop and on the servers, but doesn't provide a strong argument for that assertion (or really any assertion it makes).

about 2 months ago
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How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation

Imagix Re:Crichton is an idiot. (770 comments)

And as soon as those many many many scientists can repeat and verify that experiment, the consensus very quickly changes to account for the new experiment, and the old consensus vanishes. (Or someone can come up with a counter experiment that shows how the first doesn't apply....) That's how Science advances. "Here's how the current theory works. X, Y, Z.". "Hey, I found a case where Y doesn't happen, if there is a presence of midichlorians (M)." "You're right. Ok, new theory: X, Y (if there are no M), Z.". Doesn't make the first consensus wrong. It was right for all of the available data at the time.

about 2 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Imagix Battlestar Galactica (448 comments)

Did you not watch the Battlestar Galactica reboot? The first thing the cylons did was send a kill code to all colonial forces rendering the entire fleet helpless. Nuked the 12 colonies immediately afterward.....

about 3 months ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Imagix Re:No, it wasn't. (463 comments)

In Canada there's a infraction called "Driving without due care and attention". Let's start with that. Then move up to the equivalent vechicular manslaughter. Or assault with a weapon, or any of probably a host of other charges. While the police are allowed to use electronic devices in the course of their duties (which the rest of us citizenry do not...), that does not mean that they are allowed to endanger other people while doing so. Theoretically they get training on how to do so, so it's worse in this case. The officer should have known better.

about 3 months ago
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Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

Imagix Re:64-bit support (113 comments)

Chrome isn't responding to about:buildconfig... and calling file on the executable:
$ file Google\ Chrome
Google Chrome: Mach-O executable i386

about 3 months ago

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