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Website Calls Out Authors of Racist Anti-Obama Posts

Juanvaldes Re:so what if they're minors? (423 comments)

I saw the site yesterday and a number of posters exposed also included bits about how their parents shared the same views.

more than 2 years ago

Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release Date

Juanvaldes Re:Today (363 comments)

Well this is the third platform Steam has come out for. First Windows, then Mac OS, now Linux.

more than 2 years ago

What Windows Phone 8 Needs To Do To Succeed

Juanvaldes Re:They need to answer: Why? (246 comments)

100% agree. Especially with the grandparent. I think whats happened is MS has never really had to justify "why?" before.

They are used to being the default choice and now that they are not. Also they do not have the broadest base of apps to draw people in thus sales have gone nowhere.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Unveils First New Company Logo In 25 Years

Juanvaldes Re:Launched? Unveiled? (378 comments)

That was my reaction as well. This is the logo used at the store since it opened last year. Now its just the official logo and will show up more and more as they update their various products.

more than 2 years ago

BBC Delivered 2.8PB On Busiest Olympics Day, Reaching 700Gb/s As Wiggo Won Gold

Juanvaldes Re:Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond... (96 comments)

I wonder how much bandwidth NBC used. Its gated wall for requiring satellite and cable TV services probably kept it down. :(

Working As Intended.

more than 2 years ago

USPS Ending Overnight First-Class Letter Service

Juanvaldes Re:Netflix (713 comments)

I grew up in a small town 30 min away from the SF Bay Area. UPS delivered but that was it. No Fedex, DLH, etc. While the town did have a post office there was no door service just a PO Box.

more than 3 years ago

Germany Says Facebook's Facial Recognition Is Illegal

Juanvaldes Re:Postwar abuse? (278 comments)

Thanks for the link.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Changes App Ranks, Rejects Pay Per Install

Juanvaldes Re:Well, I doubt they'll like it. (94 comments)

You have seen pictures of RMS right? I doubt he even knows what a razor is let alone the tyranny of living under P&G iron rule.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Fights Apple Trademark On 'App Store'

Juanvaldes Re:Stores are often named for what they sell (425 comments)

In addition to the other valid points others have mentioned over in the Mac side of the pond we do refer to applications as "apps". The file extension is even .app. Obviously its not exclusive people use lots of words depending upon their computing background and knowledge. executable, binary, app, application, etc...

about 4 years ago

EU Plans To Make Apple, Adobe and Others Open Up

Juanvaldes Re:What I'd Like to Know (389 comments)

Cmd+shift+4 (gives you cross hairs you can drag for any region). Then hit the space bar to toggle window mode. It will capture the window you are hovering over when you click.

more than 4 years ago

Sleeping iPhones Send Phantom Data

Juanvaldes Re:Does it explain the sucky battery life? (248 comments)

Sonds like the firmware got corrupted. My wife took her 3GS (1 year old to the day) in to the apple store last night. A tech looked at it, found it reported ~8 hours of battery life but 700 days of standby time. Obviously this was not right, found the firmware was corrupted and asked if she would permit a wipe and restore. Apparently this caused some errors in the back and a few min later he came back with a new phone for her.

As it was the last day of the included warranty it only cost us a few minutes of our time. Note that as it was the firmware that was the problem she could not do a full restore from her computer. Just reinstalled apps, some restored data some did not. And had to re-setup to her liking.

more than 4 years ago

My laptop's battery's good for roughly ...

Juanvaldes Re:7 hours easy, 8 should even be possible (454 comments)

Over 50% of Apples hardware sales are laptops, has been for many years now. Apple still only represents some 5-10% of the market though. I got a MBP (the first sealed battery model) last year and was ecstatic when my first charge lasted for over 10 hours. No tricks, wi-fi on, installing apps, applying patches etc. Of course now after a year I see 5-7 hours in my day-day usage.

more than 4 years ago

Passage of Time Solves PS3 Glitch

Juanvaldes Re:Sony Timer (147 comments)

Some trophy enabled games failed to init properly (Heavy Rain is one such game) and would quit. While others would load and play fine. I played Fallout 3 sunday evening but the catch was it zero'd out my local trophy data, as if I had never played the game. Not sure what would have happened if I earned one during my playtime that night. If anyone is curious now that everything working again I restored my trophies by launching the game (init to 0%) then quit and re-synced my trophy data with the PSN servers. This restored all the missing data.

Also there were reports of some fat PS3's that were not effected by the bug at all. Just like the new slim models.

more than 4 years ago

How many torrents are you seeding right now?

Juanvaldes Re:Like many people... (425 comments)

Its actually a deamon called "Growl". Transmission is simply pushing the notification out to it which in turn is making the bubble pop up and display for the user. So while it sorta is locked in to a Mac OS specific feature, I know there are other notification demaons for linux (ie Libnotify). I see no reason why the transmission team couldn't push the notification on linux if a demon is present.

more than 5 years ago

New Nintendo DS to Include Camera, Music

Juanvaldes Re:Time for a little history lesson... (261 comments)

About the Wii you are mostly right. You do not have to connect to the net and still have to manually start a update. But some games require a firmware update before you can play. I think Metroid or Mario Galaxy was one such game. So Nintendo can force people to upgrade, assuming they want to play the shinny new game they just purchased.

more than 6 years ago


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