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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Krojack Re:I forced myself to watch it (298 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.

2 days ago
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Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

Krojack Less likely government (170 comments)

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

That's my opinion.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Krojack Re:Very subjective (381 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 two weeks ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Krojack Re: Titan (146 comments)

No one knows yet. Blizzard has been very tight lipped on the whole thing.

about two weeks ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Krojack Re:In b4 hipsters (146 comments)

I have to disagree on graphics. Have you seen Final Fantasy 14? The sound, graphics, weather effects are amazing.

I would still play WoW however it's just the same thing over and over. Down raid bosses to get the best gear, wait till next patch and start over again. I just got bored of it. Sadly FF14 is turning out like that as well so I even stopped playing that.

about two weeks ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Krojack Re:That reminds me... (146 comments)

Really depends on what you like. Final Fantasy 14 is pretty fun and has a good story line. Best graphics in any MMO out right now if you ask me. You can catch it on sale for $15 from time to time and it's like $13-15/month. The player base has started to really split over the past several months into the casuals and elites so you will see a lot of the "if your avg. iLvl gear isn't > X then get lost" type of messages. I personally didn't care when I last played because mine was almost maxed. I would try to help those that got left out when I had the time.

about two weeks ago
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Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

Krojack Re:still the same galaxy. dont worry. (220 comments)

I know you're just trying to be funny and with the size part you are. I got a Note 2 and sometimes feel that way however I still love the phone. As for the alerts, App Drawer > Emergency Alerts > Menu > Settings > Alert types. You can turn off all alerts except for these so called Presidential alerts. I don't want people thinking it really can't be turned off.

Also I think some devices it's under Settings > Sounds > Emergency tone. You can only set it to vibrate, sound or silent.

about two weeks ago
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"Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola

Krojack Re:Expert:Ebola Vaccine At Least 50 White People A (390 comments)

The cost just goes up in the USA.

Public funds go to some private corporation.
That corporation is linked to to some politician (through family or just bought off) who helped get the deal.
All other corporations were locked out of the offer/bid.

about three weeks ago
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A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Krojack Re:Wow ... (419 comments)

If the override code is submitted back to the bank and they accept it then it's on the bank not Apple.

1. Run card... denied..
2. Run card again with override code.. accepted..
3. Leave store with items.

about a month ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Krojack Re:Just get a case (544 comments)

SwiftKey is now free. You buy keyboard themes. Those that paid for SwiftKey in the past get a free theme pack with about 10 themes.

about a month ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Krojack Re:There's two paths... (281 comments)

Apple does the exact same thing. My 1st gen iPad came out April 2010. Apple will no longer release updates for it beyond iOS 5.1.1 which came out May 2012. So Apple also stops updates.

I personally don't care because I hate the tablet anymore and never use it.

about a month ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Krojack Re:There's two paths... (281 comments)

Google doesn't supply updates to most of the Android phones. It's the device manufactures that do that.

I have a Nexus 7 (1st gen 2012) and still get updates from Google.

about a month ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Krojack Re: Not Just Phones (281 comments)

So it doesn't exists in the new model. Does that mean it's a hardware bug? If not then why wasn't the software bug fixed in the old model?

about a month ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Krojack Re: Not Just Phones (281 comments)

These companies primary goal is to get you to buy the latest and greatest device. Why would they not consider sabotaging older devices to get you to upgrade.

about a month ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Krojack Re:Thank Google, not Verizon (234 comments)

I would be curious how many residential users need to move 1TB of data this often. This doesn't include torrented movies.

about a month ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

Krojack Re:Thank Google, not Verizon (234 comments)

Sure you might max it out but not for very long unless you're downloading games 24/7 and even then you would run out of either drive space or games to download.

In in short burst you could max it out but for your everyday average user, it will never be maxed for more than 15 or so minutes.

about a month ago
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Android Wear Is Here

Krojack Re:Call me (129 comments)

I only need to change my Gear 2 every 4-5 days. I plug it in about 2 times a week while sitting at home on my computer doing work or playing games. It charges rather quick as well.

about 1 month ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Krojack Re:Reputational Damage (346 comments)

OOhhhh I get it... because Google marked it as spam.

about 2 months ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Krojack Re:Why do we have screen savers? (349 comments)

AMOLED displays are notorious for burn-in (or burn-out to be exact). The blue pixels have a much shorter life span and when they get overused they burn-out. This causes a shadow effect one bright or white areas of the screen which looks like a burn-in.

I had this happen with my Galaxy Note 2 and the game Ingress with the blue "OPs" button in the upper right corner. I was lucky to catch it early on. After a few days of not playing the game it faded away. Now when I play I will NOT keep the screen on at all times while driving and also don't turn my screen brightness to max when outside.

about 2 months ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Krojack Re:It's 2014 (349 comments)

I would have to agree with you. 250GB/month is a lot.

~8.3GB/day or ~347MB/hour or ~520MB/hour for 16 hours assuming you sleep 8 hours a day.

Your average Netflix 2 hour HD movie is about 1.6 to 1.8 gigs in size.

Don't get me wrong, I think monthly data caps are crap and shouldn't exists.

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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