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How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Macrat Re:LOL (428 comments)

And 15 years ago I bought a massive 2GB drive for $350.

4 years ago I bought a few 2TB drives for $69 each.. Then the prices sky rocketed and still haven't come back down to that price.

2 days ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

Macrat Re:IQ of congress (163 comments)

The smart guys can really screw us!

All coders are smart?

about a week ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Macrat Re:It's all about the Phone Number ID (136 comments)

The option is given when you set up a device for iMessage. It explicitly asks how you want to be contacted. By number, by email(s)/AppleIDs, or all of the above

It does not. It only asks if you want to use OTHER ids that you have set up. Your phone number becoming an id isn't optional.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Macrat Re:It's all about the Phone Number ID (136 comments)

You can, just go into the imessage settings. In fact you are specifically asked if you want to add your phone number to imessage when you set up your phone.

Incorrect.

Your phone number is used to create an ID immediately when you turn on iMessage. You have no choice in the matter.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Macrat Re:It's all about the Phone Number ID (136 comments)

Plus you can always change it under "Send & Receive" in Message's settings is the Preferences app.

Incorrect.

You can change OTHER ids but the phone number id is greyed out and you can't deselect it.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

Macrat It's all about the Phone Number ID (136 comments)

The real issue is that you can't opt out of automatically having your phone number become and account/id in iMessage.

I want to use iMessage on my iPhone, but only with regular iCloud accounts, not with the phone number being used to create an account.

Unfortunately, the iOS team doesn't give the user that option.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

Macrat Re:4k is a buzzword (158 comments)

4k is just a buzzword.

Maybe a buzzword for TV, but a 4k screen is really nice as a computer monitor!

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

Macrat Re:Just do it (279 comments)

Mod parent up. Running ethernet is the best solution no matter how many excuses you can come up with not to.

about a month and a half ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

Macrat Re:not quite (320 comments)

Except for Game of Throne, and The Walking Dead, and True Blood, and The Good Wife, and Big Bang Theory and a whole host of other shows that somehow still get made and watched.

That's not "TV," it's cable.

about 2 months ago
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The UPS Store Will 3-D Print Stuff For You

Macrat Re:So in the future ... (144 comments)

Or do you think there will be a day you can 3D print a plastic chair that can support a person for $5?

Do you think 3D printing will always be limited to weak materials?

about 2 months ago
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The UPS Store Will 3-D Print Stuff For You

Macrat Re:Competition (144 comments)

It will cost extra to print one that doesn't damage packages.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Macrat Re:Seemed pretty obvious this was the case (311 comments)

Who says you need to tell the truth on those questions?

The topic of this thread is about how a password manager takes care of everything.

Keep focused.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

Macrat Re:Seemed pretty obvious this was the case (311 comments)

Just another reminder to use strong passwords, password managers, and change them often. It's a pain, but it's the reality of the digital world.

What good is a password manager when the answers to your security questions are public knowledge?

about 3 months ago
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Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

Macrat Re:Standards? (76 comments)

Imagine a world where there were multiple standards for cigarette lighter^W^W accessory power connectors...

You mean like the car having an actual standard power connector in the first place instead of the outdated cigarette lighter hack?

about 3 months ago
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Calif. Court Rules Businesses Must Reimburse Cell Phone Bills

Macrat Re:The memo you are about to see (161 comments)

McDonald's

When Ray Kroc was alive, he banned pay phones from McDonald's. Since his death, they started popping up at the stores.

about 3 months ago
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"Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola

Macrat T.A.H.I.T.I. (390 comments)

It worked for Agent Coulson.

about 4 months ago
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Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Macrat 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.

The manufactures don't either.

HTC G2 (aka Desire Z) and HTC One S. Updated ended barely a year after purchase.

about 4 months ago
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

Macrat Re:What if we hadn't? (211 comments)

That's also why the Americans stopped going there. It's a waste of the budget and resources.

And those resources were redirected into more bombing of Vietnam.

about 4 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Macrat Re:Class issue here. (753 comments)

That's actually the GOAL of cashless.

Forcing the poor to get ripped off by all the fees for debit cards.

about 4 months ago

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