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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

LoverOfJoy Re:Or, Apple could be fearful of comoditization (404 comments)

Unless the store employee is equally oblivious and just leads them to the tablet section (perhaps to a rack of android tablets).

about a week ago

Wii Street U Uses Google Maps to Create 'An Immersive Experience' (Video)

LoverOfJoy Re:I like my wii-u (84 comments)

I don't know how slow it is so I don't know if this is possible but what I'd love is the ability to defend my own street from zombies, help a team of my friends defend famous places, and stand outside and laugh while I don't defend my exgirlfriend's house.

about a year ago

Global Warming Has Made the North Greener

LoverOfJoy Re:Final nail? (398 comments)

Any chance this greening will significantly reduce CO2 levels? Or are we seeing an equal or more reduction in green somewhere else?

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How to Pimp My Android Tablet?

LoverOfJoy Re:Bashing Android tabs is the point of this Ask / (154 comments)

They're pretty durable too. The kids throw them around, step on them, spill beverages and sometimes throw up on them.

Sometimes? Wait, how many times have your kids thrown up on them?

Maybe you should have them put aside the tablet for a sec and get them a bucket.

about a year and a half ago

Huge Meteor Blazes Across Sky Over Russia; Hundreds Injured

LoverOfJoy Re:Almost? (409 comments)

The enemy's gate is down.

about a year and a half ago

Australian Scientists Discover Potential Aids Cure

LoverOfJoy Re:BUT YOU DON'T GET IT! (232 comments)

I don't know about "true Australian" but I'd imagine that Australians would take the most pride in successful Australians who are not just citizens but whose genius could be argued is in part due to having been raised in Australia during most of their formative years. It would be dumb for Americans to point to Einstein's US citizenship as evidence of America's greatness or as an example of what great people America produces.

about a year ago

Australian Scientists Discover Potential Aids Cure

LoverOfJoy Re:Let us celebrate.. (232 comments)

>But it wouldn't be a cure, just a very effective lifelong treatment.

Why would any fat cat want to fund research for a cure? You can only sell those once.

Maybe they would want to fund research for a cure if they (or someone they loved more than money) were also infected?

about a year ago

Bee Venom Has "Botox-Like Effect," Is Worth 7 Times As Much As Gold

LoverOfJoy Re:Can't we just 3D print it? (248 comments)

And you thought bee venom was expensive? Just wait until you see the prices of HP 3D Printer Bee Venom Cartridges.

about a year and a half ago

How Websites Know Your Email Address the First Time You Visit

LoverOfJoy Re:10% ? Great (184 comments)

When this scenario plays out, I will gladly walk into and out of every store if I can expect a 10% off coupon for doing so.

*Some restrictions apply...

about 2 years ago

Just In Time for the Holidays, Nintendo Wii U Gets Its US Release

LoverOfJoy Re:Last hurrah (174 comments)

I don't know about the latest portables, but in the past Nintendo's offerings were always stronger than the competitors where it counts on the portable front: battery life.

about a year ago

Just In Time for the Holidays, Nintendo Wii U Gets Its US Release

LoverOfJoy Re:SEGA: Been There, Done That (174 comments)

I owned the Dreamcast and actually loved it. Quite a few really fun games for it. That said, their VMUs were tremendously underutilized. Granted, they were nothing like a tablet but they could have been much more. It wasn't never going to be the VMU that would make or break the Dreamcast, though. It's a much different situation compared to the Wii U

about 2 years ago

Windows 8 Is 'a Work of Art.' But It's No Linux

LoverOfJoy Re:'a Work of Art' (371 comments)

Of course, if you definition of 'art' is 'something that evokes and emotional response', then I guess it's art: it evokes a feeling of disgust and revoltion in me, I want to get it as far away from me (and my equipment) as possible.

That's what she said?

about 2 years ago

Why Apple Is Suing Every Android Manufacturer In Sight

LoverOfJoy Re:History (738 comments)

We need to lump all these lawsuits together into one giant class action lawsuit. Then Google can award every android user a $10 coupon off their next android...or is it $10 off their next iphone?

more than 2 years ago

Apple Must Publicly Post That Samsung Did Not Copy iPad

LoverOfJoy Re:And we can expect (278 comments)

Often imitated, never duplicated!

about 2 years ago

Google Nexus 7 Parts Cost $18 More Than Kindle Fire

LoverOfJoy Re:Doomed competition (146 comments)

Full disclosure: what I'm about to say is largely me playing devil's advocate because I personally don't have the ipad's storage likely wouldn't be much of an issue for me personally, but back when data was more expensive/scarce I could relate to what I believe the other poster is referring to.

I've found that transferring a large amount of data is a pain. Yeah, you can connect your ipad occasionally to your computer to swap out your media...but it's a pain and is unlikely to happen on a frequent basis. Most people are going to put their most viewed media on there and call it good until they get bored of it because it's just not worth the aggravation to figure out what you want for the next batch and wait for the transfer to occur.

So for long trips planned well in advance, you're right. SD cards don't really offer much over simply planning the huge chunk of what you're likely to listen to/watch and not have to hang on to sets of SD cards that you're unlikely to touch anyway.

Where SD cards can be nice is for shortish-medium length trips decided on the spur of the moment. You have to make a last minute trip into the city and you're going to have grumpy kids stuck in the car during traffic. You don't have to leave a bunch of kids movies/games on your ipad all the time in case of emergencies like this. You don't have to take time to transfer GBs of kids movies or take time to sort out which ones all the kids will agree on...just grab the Kids Movies (1 and 2) SDs and Kids Games SD and run. You might even leave those SDs in the kids' backpack and forget about it.

Your wife's heading out to something (doctor's office, business meeting, etc) where there's significant wait time involved? Toss her the Chick Flicks SD and the Enya Style Music SD and she'll thank you later. You don't have to keep those things on your tablet at all times and you don't have to spend time transferring GBs of data. Without the SDs you'll frequently find yourself deciding it's not worth your time and do without the sudden craving of media X. Especially when you still have quite a bit already stored on your tablet already. You'll just make do with what you've got and since it's your personal favorites, most of the time it won't feel like a huge sacrifice. But over time you may find you've missesd out on a lot compared to Joe Schmo who has the flexibility of physical media.

Again, I think the size of portable drives nowadays make this issue relatively moot for people like me who don't have huge amounts of media anyway. That said, I imagine there's definitely people out there that have a large enough library with eclectic enough tastes that physical media is still valuable.

more than 2 years ago

All Researchers To Be Allocated Unique IDs

LoverOfJoy Re:Unique IDs eh? (164 comments)

Weird. I did a search for Poe's law on bing and it came up with zero results. I can't remember the last time I did a search and got zero results.

more than 2 years ago

Are Porn and Video Games Ruining a Generation?

LoverOfJoy Re:totally untrue (1034 comments)

So where does that leave me. I'm a happily married father, and my father lives in my basement.

It leaves you liable when your father's kiddie-porn is discovered by the feds.

more than 2 years ago

1 World Trade Center Becomes the Tallest Building In NYC

LoverOfJoy Re:Construct, not building (407 comments)

If it's not habitable, it's not a building, per se, ie, it's not "the tallest building in NYC".

Would you prefer "Tallest ongoing erection in NYC?"

That's what she said.

more than 2 years ago

Surface-To-Air Missiles At London Olympics

LoverOfJoy Re:HUMAN SHIELDS! (395 comments)

This is the UK. You better find a way to disable all the cameras before even considering stealing them.

more than 2 years ago


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