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Will Renewable Energy Ever Meet All Our Energy Needs?

MotherErich Re:D Stover is not convincing (626 comments)

While I agree with everything you said, "he" is actually a "she".

about a year and a half ago

What tech would you un-invent?

MotherErich Re:Patently Obvious (572 comments)

Agreed. Patents have been one of the biggest restrictions to technological, and especially medical, advancements.

about 2 years ago

What Is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

MotherErich Re:Candy Corn? Bleh! (267 comments)

It's the Candy Corn Enigma. There's something about candy corn where, no matter how hard some of us try, we just can't remember how bad tastes each year until we pop one in our mouth. My guess is all the votes are from people who have yet to be "reminded" this year. Not to mention that most of the candy corn you'll ever see is probably left overs from the year(s) before.

about 2 years ago

Fair price for an unlimited wireless data plan?

MotherErich Re:What unlimited wireless? (314 comments)

All the "unlimited wireless" services I've tried are not worth $60 a year. If the speeds and reliability weren't so vastly inferior to home connections, and companies stopped charging extra for tethering, then I might consider it.

Wouldn't that be an amazing world to live in.

more than 2 years ago

Sony Updates PS3 Firmware To 3.56 To Stop Jailbreaking

MotherErich Re:Oh Please... (218 comments)

Not to state the obvious, but jailbreaking and pirating are not mutually inclusive.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Must Show It Has Jurisdiction To Sue PS3 Hacker

MotherErich Re:They know that, but that's not the point (217 comments)

Harming a company and doing something it doesn't appreciate are two different things. If Mad Catz posted information on how their PS3 controllers worked and how to build your own, Sony might not enjoy that information becoming so easily obtainable and understood, but that doesn't make sharing the information illegal.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Must Show It Has Jurisdiction To Sue PS3 Hacker

MotherErich Re:They know that, but that's not the point (217 comments)

In this circumstance jailbreaking the PS3 would be equivalent to modifying a gun, like adding a scope to a riffle, not shooting someone or holding up a bank.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Must Show It Has Jurisdiction To Sue PS3 Hacker

MotherErich This whole thing is completely absurd to me. (217 comments)

According to another article on Threat Post, it sounds like Sony is essentially saying that this is a problem because it allows for people to run pirated games to be run on a jailbroken PS3. I may not be a legal expert or have read the Digital Millenium Copyright Act cover to cover, but what's illegal about that? Jailbreaking and Pirating are two completely different things. Trying to nail someone for Jailbreaking on the grounds that it leads to Pirating sounds like more of a PR ploy than a legal action to me.

I understand why they don't like it. I just think its absurd that they're taking any action other than trying to make the system more secure.

And for the record, if you ask me, once you buy something, you should be able to do whatever you want with it so long as you're not directly infringing on copyrights (I know as I write this that that's a pretty muddy statement). But there's a clear difference between buying a car and using it to model, reproduce and sell the patented parts vs everything from giving the car a new paint job to installing a nitrus system and sliding into a smooth Tokyo drift.

more than 3 years ago

Apple May Remove the Home Button On the Next IPad

MotherErich They should be adding buttons, not removing them. (329 comments)

This really seems like Apple is taking a step backwards to me. While the closed system of the iDevices does provide a relatively bug free experience, there are bugs. And when it doubt, home button. I used to an iPhone user and loved it when I had it, then I switched to Android, which I really love. Recently I got an iPad for work and it has really surprised me how cumbersome it is to use by comparison, largely due to the lack of permanent buttons like Home and Back. I really can't imagine how much more cumbersome it will be to use once the home button is gone. By the way, what's the deal with tech companies starting out as innovative and ending up with their head in their asses? Steve, are you worried that you missed something up there the last go around in the late 90s?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Fights Apple Trademark On 'App Store'

MotherErich Never thought I'd say this... (425 comments)

Never thought I'd say this, but thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for Microsoft.

more than 3 years ago

Rubik's Cube Now Solvable in 20 Moves

MotherErich Re:Thank God! (309 comments)

I'm sure there aren't any other applications of the technology being used here. Completely useless doing research unless it cures cancer. What a bunch of... Trolls? Let's shut down Google and enter in that Cancer Cure equation. About time that thing got solved. I just love how computers can solve everything on their own. Makes me feel so obsolete.

more than 4 years ago

Google and Verizon In Talks To Prioritize Traffic (Updated)

MotherErich Looks like it's official. (410 comments)

We're officially fresh out of credible news sources (excluding Slashdot of course).

more than 4 years ago

Video Gamers Have Power Over Their Dreams

MotherErich Makes you wonder... (308 comments)

While video games are good at allowing people fight off nightmares, is there any correlation between playing video games just before bed and having nightmares? Also, makes you wonder, how does this state of awareness in the dream world affect your actual sleep. I would think it would make REM and a good night's rest more difficult to achieve. But of course that's just a thought.

more than 4 years ago

Is HTML5 Ready To Take Over From Flash?

MotherErich Re:See, this is what I've been saying on Slashdot (468 comments)

You are aware that you're comparing Hardware to Software right? How many programming languages has Apple killed to date? HTML5 doesn't make Flash obsolete, and neither with will Steve Jobs. If any informed reader took the time to examine Steve's six reasons for abandoning Flash, they'd find that Jobs has clearly fallen off the deep end. His logic is filled with holes that only the Apple cool-aide drinkers will overlook. All of this goes on top of the fact that if Apple's mobile technology determines the future of the web, we're all screwed.

more than 4 years ago

Favorite piece of chicken?

MotherErich W*I*L*L*O*W (1259 comments)

Okay, now this one is really gonna seem like it's out of left field (not like this poll isn't), but does anyone remember in Willow, when Willow and his team are traveling to the crossroads and there's that shot of Burgeltuk takin' that huge bit out of the chicken leg?

- okay, so there's no redeaming qualities to any of this, but I was just the first thing that came to mind.

more than 9 years ago


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