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Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

Moppusan Re:Only Fox (Faux) News was pulled? (186 comments)

DAMN why can't I have moderator points?? I'd mod you up 83 times.

3 hours ago
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Which Android Devices Sacrifice Battery-Life For Performance?

Moppusan Benchmarks are pointless. (108 comments)

You can configure your phone (well, Android phone) to give it max performance and 3 second battery life, or the other way around. I guess it would be helpful for casual Androiders who don't get into custom ROMs, custom Kernels, and the tweaking of each.

about 2 months ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Moppusan Re:We have cookies (313 comments)

I think we're gonna need to confiscate your geek card.

That's okay, I fancy myself more as a nerd than a geek. And I do understand the command-line, but super average computer user that relies on someone else to fix their computer doesn't. And that's what I think is holding back open source on the desktop.

about 2 months ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Moppusan The driving force to open source? (313 comments)

*nix on the desktop has been discussed for yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaars but if Joe and/or Jane and/or little Billy Average ever get serious about privacy, could that cause a dramatic shift to open source? And where the users go, the devs are sure to follow. Just need to shift away from 99% of command-line configuration/installation/navigation and Billy Joe Jane Smooth, IMHO, will finally get on board. I'm a 25+ year nerd with my beginnings on an IBM PS/2 (shudder). 36 now, on Windows 7, and I pretty much loathe the command-line. Text UI be damned! To the depths of Mount Doom!

about 2 months ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

Moppusan That depends... (152 comments)

...on what the definition of "is" is. It never gets old!

about 5 months ago
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US and UK Governments Advise Avoiding Internet Explorer Until Bug Fixed

Moppusan Could they.... (153 comments)

Couldn't they have just said "Don't use Internet Explorer, anytime, anywhere, ever?" That's so much easier.

about 8 months ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

Moppusan Virutal and/or Augmented (202 comments)

I don't think Virtual Reality or even Augmented Reality will really take off until anything that needs to be worn is VERY unobtrusive, light, so easy a caveman can use it, etc. OR nothing needs to be worn at all. High-tech contacts could be in either category (worn/not worn) imho, since I've been wearing contacts for 15+ years and I'm so used to them. Maybe a retinal implant. Yeahhh. Okay, retinal implants or Holodecks. Anything less would be uncivilized.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents

Moppusan Patents... (406 comments)

Aren't patents supposed to cover "not obvious" things? What, are Samsung phones not supposed to sync data? TAPPING on a phone number to CALL it? Simply amazing. I don't suppose anyone at Apple ever thought the money spent waging war against Samsung would be better spent...oh, I don't know...making better products?

about 9 months ago
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Dinosaurs Done In By... Dark Matter?

Moppusan Dinusaur-sized grain of salt but... (135 comments)

Which Dinosaur? There were lots of sizes! I need to quantify this immediately or my brain will turn into dark matter! Get it? Grey matter, dark matter...Laugh or I'll turn this solar system around and we'll go right back to the dark matter.

about 9 months ago
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NSA Infected 50,000 Computer Networks With Malicious Software

Moppusan Year Zero (264 comments)

More and more the concept album "Year Zero" by Nine Inch Nails is becoming less "concept" and more "reality."

1 year,28 days
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No, Oreos Aren't As Addictive As Cocaine

Moppusan Maybe not oreos but... (285 comments)

...what about Nutella? You can't say Nutella isn't like crack. Excuse me while I inject my veins with Nutella flavored Nutella on Nutella cookie with Nutella sprinkles. What were we talking about?

about a year ago
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Indiana Man Gets 8 Months For Teaching How To Beat Polygraph Tests

Moppusan Not allowed as evidence? (356 comments)

I always thought polygraph results weren't allowed as evidence, thus making their fake results even more useless. Am I missing something here? I refuse to RTFA, Slashdot posters are way more interesting. Thank you in advance for any amusement.

about a year ago
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If I search online for my full name...

Moppusan For me........ (213 comments)

Full first, middle initial, full last I get a date of death as the same year I was born. FREAKIN ME OUT, MAN.

about a year and a half ago
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U.S. Independence Day is a ...

Moppusan Independence Day (330 comments)

...has lost all meaning. Who cares this chunk of dirt on the western hemisphere has independence from a different chunk of dirt on the eastern hemisphere? I also no longer consider this to be the United States of America. America used to mean -- to me -- a free and fair land to be proud of. Just United States now. Although I admit, better than a lot of hell holes on other parts of this spinning blue marble. Still could be better. Much better. Stop F'ing the poor and good F'ing the corporations.

about a year and a half ago
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New Moons of Pluto Named Kerberos and Styx; Popular Choice 'Vulcan' Snubbed

Moppusan "Vulcan" (194 comments)

Really isn't a name for just a moon but for a whole planet. That's my opinion. Seems logical.

about a year and a half ago
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Are You a Geek or a Nerd?

Moppusan Re:Missing options (267 comments)

Actually I think being called a dork is sometimes meant positively. Something my girlfriend would say to me "you are such a dork," or my best friend's wife, "you two are such dorks." when we act amusingly weird.

about a year and a half ago
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Are You a Geek or a Nerd?

Moppusan Both mostly the same. (267 comments)

A geek and a nerd are mostly the same. I've always thought nerds like learning for the sake of learning, and geeks obsess about certain topics and learn about those. Nerds are more introverted (like me) and geeks are more extroverted. Basically geeks are nerds that want to be socially accepted while nerds -- who still like positive attention -- don't expect social acceptance. Geeks have more friends, nerds have less. Actually geeks may have more acquaintances than close friends, while nerds have more close friends than acquaintances. I consider myself a nerd, if anyone wants to know "who in the hell typed that?" Okay, thank you for your time, please return to your regularly scheduled program already in progress.

about a year and a half ago
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Sony Touts 25 Hour Battery Life For Haswell-Equipped Vaio Pro

Moppusan Battery Life (154 comments)

"25 hours of battery life claimed." So in reality it'll be about maybe 4 hours of actual use, unless Sony's reality is screen dimmed until you can just barely make out shapes and just staring at it for 25 hours. Yep, that sounds about right for Sony Reality.

about a year and a half ago

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