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Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

Macrat Re:Really? (369 comments)

It takes more than two people to tip over a smart? Guess they must be little girly men.

A Smart Car is 1,6120 pounds.

about a week ago
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Smart Car Tipping Trending In San Francisco

Macrat Re:Smart Cars = HiTech ??? (369 comments)

36MPG is not good gas mileage, especially for a tiny car like that. I think that's what is bothering the vandals.

My 2009 model only gets 26-30MPG.

about a week ago
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FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Labeling Equipment Rental a Service Fee

Macrat Re:I can see their response already (97 comments)

Also keep in mind that Comcast keeps the serial number for that modem in their database, so if you try to sell it or give to someone else to use on Comcast they will refuse to activate it and accuse the new owner of being a thief Even when you are no longer a Comcast customer and haven't used the modem with them for over 12 months.

about two weeks ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

Macrat Re:Can I vote for.. (512 comments)

All episodes after the first or second season when they started letting Patrick Stewart actually act.

There are.. FOUR lights!

about two weeks ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

Macrat Re:Can I vote for.. (512 comments)

Voyager was somewhat watchable: several non-ridiculous characters, some non-ridiculous story, less of the "holodeck" ridiculousness.

A holographic doctor isn't holodeck ridiculousness?

about two weeks ago
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Google's Project Tango Headed To International Space Station

Macrat Skynet (22 comments)

...the prototype smartphone packed with sensors so it can learn and sense the world around it

Skynet becomes self aware in 3 2 1...

about three weeks ago
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

Macrat Re:Is anyone actually stuck on Snow Leopard? (241 comments)

My MacMini will not run any version of OS-X later than Snow Leopard.

I do not plan to upgrade to a newer Mac, I plan to investigate other, non-Apple, options.

That would be a 2006 Mac mini. You are complaining about upgrading from an 8 year old computer?

about a month and a half ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

Macrat Re:Probably the home router... (574 comments)

Being horrified by NAT is all well and good, but the fact is, ISPs look at the horrible bandaids that work 80% of the time and say, "Good enough. Now I don't have to rebuild my entire infrastructure for IPv6."

And yet Comcast is rolling out IPv6. I'm on IPv6 at home today.

about 2 months ago
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Hard Drive Reliability Study Flawed?

Macrat 8 Years Old (237 comments)

'The oldest drive in the list is the Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB drive from 2006. A drive that is almost 8 years old!

I recently had a 1.5TB drive die and it was still new enough to be under warranty. Seagate shipped a 2TB as a replacement.

about 3 months ago
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Cupertino Approves New Apple Spaceship HQ

Macrat Re:Apple has JUMPED THE SHARK (172 comments)

Sign that a company is jumping or is about to jump the shark: Build a huge lavish HQ.

Although, Google didn't mind when SGI did it.. they got a great deal on the real estate.

Apple actually has revenue and cash in the bank.

What do you say about a small company like LinkedIn putting up brand new buildings instead of just moving into existing vacant buildings in the area.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Package Redirection Service For Shipping to Australia?

Macrat Re:Import duties (206 comments)

Note, a high Australian dollar means that we should be paying less for our imports not more!. Sadly we aren't. The excuse from the retailers has been that they originally imported goods when the AUS dollar was low and anyway the dollar to go back to "normal" at some point soon. Of course, the ignore the fact that we've have had a strong AUS dollar for a number of years now.

You do realize that there is more to it than just the exchange rate, right?

Import duty. Private copying levy. Etc.

about 5 months ago
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An Animated, Open Letter To J.J. Abrams About Star Wars

Macrat Re:Original Versus The Prequels (376 comments)

Who wants to watch a series of movies where the hero is going to go over to the dark side and....

Doctor Horrible was a good example.

about 7 months ago
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Fake "Speed Enforced By Drones" Signs On California Freeways

Macrat Re:If you're going to troll, troll in style. (218 comments)

Meanwhile, Slashdot found the perp within 53 minutes.

Found? Even when the perp did a news interview long before this was even posted on Slashdot?

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/9112799-artist-behind-fake-drone-signs-explains-head-turning-project/

about 9 months ago
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The H Shuts Down

Macrat Re:Never heard of them. (94 comments)

First I've ever heard of them also.

When I saw the reference in tweets, I thought it was about some hotel in competition with W.

about 9 months ago
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Google Respins Its Hiring Process For World Class Employees

Macrat Re:In conclusion (305 comments)

Success in HR is bean counting Not innovation.

about 10 months ago
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Wired Writer Imagines Google Island

Macrat Re:And of course Apple has to have their version (150 comments)

I hate M$ as much as the rest. but when did they start taking 30% of anything you do?

Yup. All that credit card processing, servers, electricity, internet connection, etc. you should get for free I guess.

about a year ago
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SpaceX Cargo Capsule Reaches International Space Station

Macrat Re:Nice work ... (89 comments)

Many at NASA in the 1970s should be flogged for over-promising and under-budgeting a single-stage-to-orbit "truck".

Keep in mind that Congress and the Air Force were back seat designers on the Space Shuttle. It wasn't all NASA's fault.

about a year ago
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Billionaires Secretly Fund Vast Climate Denial Network

Macrat Re:Cuts both ways (848 comments)

Freedom of speech implies that the speech is true.

Not in North America. Courts in both countries have stated that while lying may make you a scum bag, it is still free speech.

about a year ago
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Mega Accepts Bitcoin; Email, Chat, Voice, Video, Mobile Coming Soon

Macrat Re:Fiat money depends on promises (143 comments)

While it's likely that deflation makes Bitcoin unsuitable as a currency, that doesn't make it a scam, just flawed.

Did you stock up on Flooz as well?

about a year ago

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