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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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month 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 a month 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 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)

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Macrat Re:Useless coins (753 comments)

But what is also weird is that the US has a $1 coin.

The US HAD a $1 coin. It was shut down due to "cost cutting." But the old ones are still in circulation.

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/$1coin/?action=schedule

about 4 months ago
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How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

Macrat Re:Can't figure out their plan here (132 comments)

Oh, and about 95% of my customers use Google Maps instead of the phone book.

What's a "phone book"?

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

Macrat Re:You'll want either AT&T or T-Mobile. (146 comments)

Yeah, I had a similar problem with a friend visiting the US again and forgot to bring his currently active prepay T-Mobile SIM.

He stopped in a mall near the airport to have his prepay account switched to a new SIM and they tried to sell him a phone. That's when I had to explain to him that the mall kiosks are 3rd parties reselling T-Mobile services and are not actual T-Mobile stores.

I took him to an actual T-Mobile store and they had him set up in a few minutes.

about 4 months ago
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NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test

Macrat Re:That's great (75 comments)

Space X already has a capsule.. No need for Orion.

about 4 months ago
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Can Thunderbolt Survive USB SuperSpeed+?

Macrat Re:So in other words, it will be just like Firewir (355 comments)

Heck, wasn't the iSight the only webcam for Firewire?

No, I had firewire webcams from 2 different vendors long before Apple released the iSight.

The original demonstrations I saw at conferences with the early firewire boards only had a Sony firewire webcam as firewire was originally only designed for moving video.

Using firewire for external hard drives and other tech came long after firewire/i.link was added to video cameras.

about 6 months ago
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Why Disney Can't Give Us High-Def Star Wars Where Han Shoots First

Macrat Re:Despecialized Editions (210 comments)

Han shooting first shows just what kind of a dangerous scoundrel the Rebels have to rely on. It's the beginning of his character journey from rogue to respectable.

Huh? Han blowing away some guy about to kill him was VERY respectable! :-)

He would have been even MORE respectable if he had double tapped.

about 6 months ago
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China May Build an Undersea Train To America

Macrat Re:Oh, to ALASKA! (348 comments)

I would assume their aim would be to keep going through alaska and join up with the main american rail network in canada. Just going to alaska would seem rather pointless.

Unless the tunnel is really to suck all the oil out of Alaska. ;-)

about 6 months ago

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