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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

Krojack Re:Funny but Microsoft is the most open ecosystem. (171 comments)

Skype is a poor example. It worked on all those platforms before MS bought them out. You really think MS will stop supporting mobile tech? They would lose 97.5% of the mobile user base if they did.

As for Outlook, well again they are forced to support everything. Again they don't want to lose that 97.5% users.

3 days ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Krojack Re:Of course! (565 comments)

I don't get why a basement.

I believe my bedroom is about 14x14 and I live in a condo.

about a week ago
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Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

Krojack Re: Thats Fair (158 comments)

You need to be all over Verizon's ass about this till it's fixed. Contact the BBB and take it public if need be. They obviously are screwing over Netflix users if other streams are fine.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Krojack Re:Juggle multiple gmail accounts (261 comments)

I just have my own domain and create forwards like BestBuy@mydomain.com to forward to my gmail address.

Then create a Gmail filter:

Matches: to:(BestBuy@mydomain.org)
Do this: Apply label "Rewards/Best Buy"

If I want I can request Best Buy to stop sending email. If they don't then I can either delete the forward so they get a bounce back or just update the forward to send it to :blackhole:

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Krojack Re:WTF? (261 comments)

I can't even recall the last time I got a spam message in my gmail inbox. Haven't had any false positives either.

Most of the spam I get is from some ass-hat that started using my gmail address. The format I use for everything has a period in it. Someone in Indiana started using it without the period. I created a filter to label everything that address as "FUCKER". A good 90% of message in the spam folder have this label.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

Krojack Re:No... (209 comments)

Virgin Mobile uses the Sprint network. In my area is pure shit because they over sold it. You're lucky if you're able to send or receive a call or text message at peak hours. I jumped ship after a month. Now this was in 2010. I got a buddy that had Sprint and said he soften till has problem but it's not as bad as it use to be.

I'm still on unlimited and plan to be for a while. I use on average 6gigs/month. I've used up to ~25 in a month. Verizon has never contacted me trying to get me to change my plan.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

Krojack Re:Start menu usage dropped in lieu of what? (269 comments)

Not to mention programs like Putty, when pinned to the taskbar, you can right click it and see the most recent sessions. You can also pin your most used sessions. This is one of the best things since sliced bread.

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

Krojack Re:Google has 20 apps? (427 comments)

I would consider the camera, dialer and play store apps as part of the OS.

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

Krojack Re:Disabled (427 comments)

I've noticed Samsung does this. Their own online store will still check for updates to disabled apps and if one is found, update and enable the app.

about three weeks ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Krojack Re:Sure they can. (253 comments)

Google needs to add an advanced mode to Android that when enabled prompts the users asking if they want to give said app permission to install and active a background service.

Google also needs to re-add the code that allows end users to block or disable a permission in an app. For example, I can disable the Facebook app from access my contacts.

about 1 month ago
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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

Krojack Re:finally (77 comments)

Says my Note 10 2014 isn't supported yet. Like @dbrueck stated, it does work on my Note 2 as well.

BUT, I did get it working on my Note 10 Tablet.

I copied both the Amazon Store apk and the video player apk files from my Note 2 over and side loaded them on to my Note 10 tablet. I loaded up the store and went to the videos and it worked. I didn't buy or rent but the movie trailers play which didn't before. Movie trailer playback was smooth on both devices.

Make sure you're using the NON-TABLET version of the Amazon Store app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.mShop.android)

Also my Note 10 tablet is NOT rooted. Just my Note 2.

The APK files.
Amazon Store (non-tablet version): http://goo.gl/EYRZxX (com.amazon.mShop.android-1.apk version 5.0.0 (500000))
Amazon Instant Video Player: http://goo.gl/qvjJCN (com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient-1.apk version 1.0 (1))

about a month and a half ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Krojack Re:Driver's versus passenger - does it really matt (364 comments)

Just this past summer I went on a family trip. I was a passenger in one car and we had 2 other cars going with us. One was following and the other was coming from another direction. I was often texting the passengers in the other vehicles finding out where they were, if they were stopping for a rest break or to get some food and where.

about a month and a half ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Krojack Re:difference between driver and passenger? (364 comments)

I not only do that while riding in a car but also while sitting at my desk at work.

about a month and a half ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Krojack Re:Only if (364 comments)

Don't you mean putting make-up on?

about a month and a half ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Krojack Re:It should be (364 comments)

It boggles my mind why people thinking taking away ones license will prevent them from driving. Afterall they didn't care to follow the law the first time.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

Krojack Re:Agree 100% (253 comments)

Car dealerships should be required to keep an inventory for every model on-hand in case my car needs to go in for warranty service for an extended period.

They use to have loaners on hand but stopped due to liability and insurance cost. Now they will give you a ride to a local car rental service. Your own car insurance will cover a rental.

about 1 month ago
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Net Neutrality Campaign To Show What the Web Would Be Like With a "Slow Lane"

Krojack Re:Boycott (91 comments)

My company offers VDSL up to 60mbit/sec depending on your distance. You can bond those in 2, 4 or 8 channels giving you up to 480mbit/sec. The cost for 4+ channels is pretty high though and more for businesses.

Now I'm not a fan of cable but I will admit that Charter has been good to me over the years. Just a month ago they increased my speeds from 15 to 60. I put this to a test by downloading various games and it held at 60 for 1.5 hours. I got a steady 7.6MB/second download through Steam. I just wish I could get a little more up speed so I can stream game play at 1080. Right now I got 4.5 up and 1080 will use most of that.

about 2 months ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Krojack Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

I saw the nick berg beheading years ago and I'm still horrified to this day. I will not watch this one because of that.

This IMO, is a special case and I personally think Youtube, Twitter and all other media should do what the family members would like.

about 2 months ago
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Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

Krojack Less likely government (171 comments)

and more likely some hacker group wanting to sell SS# and CC# on the black market.

That's my opinion.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Krojack Re:Very subjective (382 comments)

This is why I think the Reddit public scoring system is about the best you're going to get. Let anyone and everyone mod up or down a comment. If it gets too far into the negative then hide the comment by default. Out of sight, out of mind.

about 2 months ago

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Microsoft Sued Over Vista-To-XP Downgrade Fees

Krojack Krojack writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Krojack (575051) writes "Suit claims the software maker is profiting from a program that allegedly violates antitrust laws. A Los Angeles computer user has filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that fees the software maker and its partners charge for downgrading PCs from Windows Vista to the older XP operating system violate antitrust rules. Emma Alvarado says in court papers that she was forced to pay $59.25 to downgrade a Vista-based Lenovo system she bought last year to XP. Alvarado claims Microsoft is able to impose such fees because of a lack of competition in the PC market."

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