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Honeywell Vs Nest: When the Establishment Sues Silicon Valley

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Thanks, Honeywell! (228 comments)

Seems like Honeywell hasn't heard about... *queue music* da dum dum dum dum, da dum dum... Barbra Streisand

more than 2 years ago
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Software (and Appropriate Input Device) For a Toddler?

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Normal (417 comments)

I can't speak for the iPad, but whenever I see toddlers try and play with the iPhone, they seen to always gravitate to the home button, and never seem to get anywhere useful.

more than 3 years ago
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Adding Some Spice To *nix Shell Scripts

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Pashua on OS X (411 comments)

Don't hate on him. Look at his signature :)

.....ducks and hides.

more than 4 years ago
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Cross With the Platform

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Apple is like... (307 comments)

Audi/BMW do not prohibit you from using the car on roads though. Apple does not prohibit you from using jailbroken phones on the iTMS.

Sony does that with PSPs and Microsoft does that with XBoxes - but mostly for anti-cheat reasons. To put it in a car analogy, DOT prohibits illegal modifications from driving on public roads since they would hinder the safety of other drivers.

more than 4 years ago
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Cross With the Platform

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Apple is like... (307 comments)

No.

More like Audi/BMW putting a 250 km/h speed limiter on the car you just bought. Sure, you can go ahead and remove the limiter yourself, and why the hell not change the fuel mappings on the ECU while your at it? Audi/BMW will not support the modifications nor honor the warranty on your car, but there's nothing 'physically' stopping you from making the modifications. They are by no means obligated nor legally required to tell you how to circumvent their limitations and reverse engineer their software.

When an engine suddenly catches on fire doing 270 km/h+, or you suddenly loose control on the car, the last thing they want is for you to point the finger at them and say: "Well you technically allowed us to do this". They are just doing everything possible to cover their asses.

Look at Windows Mobile for a minute. Stock installs are actually quite decent. But when Joe Sixpack starts installing "Bubble Popper 2.0", and "FREE XXX PIX" on his phone, and the phone shits a brick, guess who takes the blame? Yeah, Microsoft and their "damn unreliable OS".

more than 4 years ago
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Toyota Accelerator Data Skewed Toward Elderly

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Hey! (776 comments)

It always baffles me that non-native English speakers on /. have better sentence structure/grammar/spelling than the supposed 'native' speakers.

more than 4 years ago
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"Install Other OS" Feature Removed From the PS3

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Sorry kids (739 comments)

Damnit - didn't want to post as AC.. stupid issues with Safari cookies.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Shows Full 3D XNA Games On Windows Phone

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Is this spectacular? (70 comments)

Microsoft's TAKE on Java != Java.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Shows Full 3D XNA Games On Windows Phone

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Is this spectacular? (70 comments)

I know this might be flamebait, but.
Java SUCKS for gaming. I wish both Java and Flash would disappear from gaming completely. Neither Java or Flash (excl. Shockwave) were built for gaming. Someone needs to come up with a multi-platform gaming dev platform - and as much as I hate Microsoft, kudos for giving it a shot.

more than 4 years ago
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Hackers Target Tsunami Search Results

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Wake up!!! (57 comments)

Unfortunately in today's world, 'cracker' just doesn't have the same ring as 'hacker' is. I work for a it security consulting firm - even in our marketing materials we knowingly use the term 'hacker' to describe the bad guys.

more than 4 years ago
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NGO Networks In Haiti Cause Problems For ISPs

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Flawed system. (108 comments)

I think this is a little different than just giving out free clothes. It's more like someone coming into your clothing factory, using your machines which YOU paid for and manufacturing and giving away free clothes. Which hurts your business. Not saying their whining is right - I'm just saying I do get where they are coming from.

more than 4 years ago
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2-D Avatar To Be Pulled From Theaters In China

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Error (344 comments)

Who RTFAs anyway? Who cares :)

more than 4 years ago
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The Orange Goo That Could Save Your Laptop

Kooty-Sentinel Re:I've got your goo! (285 comments)

Too early man, too early. That guy made my night everytime my earsdrums nearly broke everytime his commercial came on.

about 5 years ago
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Artist Wins £20,000 Grant To Study Women's Butts

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Changing profession (202 comments)

git checkout cameltoes?

orrr

git commit -a -m "study of cameltoes"?

more than 5 years ago
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Oprah Sued For Infringing "Touch and Feel" Patent

Kooty-Sentinel Re:HAHAHAHA (249 comments)

... as the saying goes: "all publicity is good publicity"

Just look at paris hilton! What did the 'infamous' sex tape do to her? Shot her popularity through the roof!

more than 5 years ago
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Running Android On Netbooks

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Hurm. (203 comments)

I know you are joking, but actually there is an application that emulates cut/copy and paste on the iPhone :P It's called iCopy

more than 5 years ago
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Running Android On Netbooks

Kooty-Sentinel Re:Hurm. (203 comments)

The Office Application you have to pay for. VoIP is actually available, but not a mainstream client. Bluetooth does not have A2DP nor does it have full profile support. You got me there (although you can get an A2DP adapter for less than 20 bucks)

Everything else you want you can get by jailbreaking your iPhone and installing via Cydia or Installer.

more than 5 years ago

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