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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

MrP- Re:CFL or LED? (278 comments)

I've gone through probably 3-40 CFL bulbs in the past 7 years. They die just as much as incandescent bulbs for me.

Hoping my expensive Philips Hue LED bulbs last longer, only had them for about 6 months so far.

about two weeks ago
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Two Earth-Like Exoplanets Don't Actually Exist

MrP- Re:Get it right (102 comments)

I say we only go once we've communicated with the life forms on the planet and made reservations.

Would suck to go that far only to have to turn around because they don't have any spare beds.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

MrP- Re:But what about the email footer???? (346 comments)

I thought so.

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about three weeks ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

MrP- Re:Similar bug in iOS (349 comments)

Hmm that doesn't make sense. iOS updates are delta updates and have been since they first introduced the feature where you can update on the device itself.

Only when doing complete version upgrades (e.g. iOS 6 to iOS 7) does it download the entire OS. Or if you download updates via iTunes instead of on the device.

I just updated my iPhone 5S yesterday from 7.1.1 to 7.1.2 and it was just a 32mb download.

about three weeks ago
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The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

MrP- Hue (196 comments)

One of my last purchase was the Phillips Hue starter kit which was like $200. And then I think I got some generic 40W style white LED bulbs for about $16. But I haven't used them yet so I'll just ignore them and go with the Hue and say $200 so I voted "Cost $20 or more"

about three weeks ago
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Visualizing Algorithms

MrP- Magic Eye (50 comments)

The colorized maze ones remind me of the magic eye posters. I think I see a schooner!

about a month ago
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Seattle Gets Takeout By Amazon

MrP- Re:They should put it back again. (61 comments)

Same here. I was like wow some Seattle-based book publisher must have really pissed them off this time!

about a month ago
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I prefer to settle down at night with a good..

MrP- Drink (139 comments)

Come on, no other alcoholics on here??

about a month ago
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NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts On One-Way Missions To Deep Space

MrP- Re:What About Seniors And The Terminally Ill? (402 comments)

"NASA's 70 year long mission sadly ended today, day 93 of 25567, as the last terminally ill astronaut succumbed to his illness.

A backup mission was planned but had to be scrapped because the commander broke his hip."

about 4 months ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

MrP- Re:So-called "3D" (202 comments)

Then you should like the VR tech as I have the same issue as you (also I have a bad eye so I can't use 3D glasses unless I purposely try to go cross-eyed to get my left eye to use the lens).

But I have an oculus rift and it's amazing.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

MrP- Re:I want XP source code (224 comments)

Won't happen at least until April 9, 2019 as that's the end of life for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 which is a lite embedded version of XP.

about 4 months ago
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Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

MrP- Re:Note to self (162 comments)

Better idea: Blame the UPS driver for delivering a dead hooker with your package and get away with it!

about 5 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

MrP- Re:It doesn't offer free shipping (298 comments)

I make at least 1 order a week (more like 1 order a day). I think I've watched a video once on their site. If they give an option for just prime shipping at the same rate I'd take it. But if not I'll still pay the $119 since I order so much

about 6 months ago
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iOS 7 Lock Screen Bug Leaves Certain Apps Vulnerable For Access

MrP- Re:Yes, it invoked the multitasking screen but... (135 comments)

Actually the only security problem seems to be the Camera app. Since the camera app is allowed from the lock screen if you open it via the multitask screen while using this trick it opens the full camera app.

Normally the camera app when password protected can take new photos and can't access old ones but when you do it this way you have full access to the camera roll. You can delete photos, share them (txt, email, twitter, facebook, etc).

So that's a security issue.

about 10 months ago
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iOS 7 Lock Screen Bug Leaves Certain Apps Vulnerable For Access

MrP- Re:Yes, it invoked the multitasking screen but... (135 comments)

Yeah I got the same. I can see the apps and can close them but most are just dark blank screens and not the actual app and none can open. The only thing that opens is the alarm app and if you click the home screen one it just goes back to the lock screen.

As far as I can tell as long as your lock screen is password protected it won't show any part of the app other than the initial view (e.g. a blank safari, or a splash screen of the app). So for example if you were viewing an email it doesn't seem the email will be visible in the multitask screen.

Now if you're not password protected (either off or you don't require a passcode immediately) and do the same trick the multitask screen shows everything and you can switch apps but that's fine since you can already unlock without a password.

So it doesn't seem to be that big of an issue.

about 10 months ago
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Pre-Dawn Wireless Emergency Alert Wakes Up NYC

MrP- Re:Loud? (382 comments)

I should probably add this happened at like 10AM so even if it did make a sound I was already up. Also I don't even think it rained that day so kind of a useless alert.

1 year,6 days
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Pre-Dawn Wireless Emergency Alert Wakes Up NYC

MrP- Re:Loud? (382 comments)

It seems to respect the vibrate button on my iPhone.

Unless there's different types and the flood warning alert I got last week is one that doesn't trigger sound.

1 year,6 days
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If a Network Is Broken, Break It More

MrP- Re:Broken leg? (124 comments)

"Breaking it more doesn't help, if there is a router misconfiguration, smashing the fibre with a sledgehammer will do nothing to help me."

But it feels good!

1 year,6 days
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Activision, Raven Release 2 Star Wars Games Under GPL

MrP- And Jedi Outcast... (105 comments)

Less results and I lots of reused code it seems

\code\cgame\cg_players.cpp(2066):   && !G_ClassHasBadBones( cent->gent->client->NPC_class ) )//these guys' bones are so fucked up we shouldn't even bother with this motion bone comp...

\code\cgame\cg_view.cpp(2173):  //FIXME: first person crouch-uncrouch STILL FUCKS UP THE AREAMASK!!!

\code\client\cl_mp3.org(363):   // what?!?!?!   Fucking time travel needed or something?, forget it

\code\client\snd_mem.cpp(366):      if (iRawPCMDataSize) // should always be true, unless file is fucked, in which case, stop this conversion process

\code\game\AI_Jedi.cpp(3733):         {//fuck, jump instead
\code\game\AI_Jedi.cpp(3746):          {//fuck it, just force it
\code\game\AI_Jedi.cpp(3756):         {//fuck, jump instead
\code\game\AI_Jedi.cpp(3769):          {//fuck it, just force it

\code\game\AI_Rancor.cpp(392):   {//fuck, do an actual line trace, I guess...
\code\game\AI_Rancor.cpp(569):   {//fuck, do an actual line trace, I guess...

\code\game\bg_pmove.cpp(3274):   {//on ground and not moving and on level ground, no reason to do stupid fucking gravity with the clipvelocity!!!!

\code\game\g_active.cpp(1162):      {//aw, fuck it, clients no longer take impact damage from other clients, unless you're the player

\code\game\g_client.cpp(1536):    //SIGH... fucks him up BAD
\code\game\g_client.cpp(1554):    //SIGH... spine wiggles fuck all this shit

\code\game\g_vehicles.c(2231):   {//just get the fuck out

\code\game\NPC_move.cpp(97):     //FUCK IT, always check for do not enter...

\code\game\NPC_reactions.cpp(1145):    //ask them what the fuck they're doing

\code\game\q_math.cpp(545):  i  = 0x5f3759df - ( i >> 1 );               // what the fuck?

\code\ghoul2\G2_bones.cpp(314):   // why I should need do this Fuck alone knows. But I do.

\code\mp3code\mhead.c(247):    return 0; // fuck knows what this is, but it ain't one of ours...

\code\mp3code\towave.c(203):    // fuck this...

\code\renderer\tr_WorldEffects.cpp(436): #define COUTSIDE_STRUCT_VERSION 1 // you MUST increase this any time you change any binary (fields) inside this class, or cahced files will fuck up

\code\ui\ui_saber.cpp(40): {//FIXME: these get fucked by vid_restarts

\code\ui\ui_shared.cpp(7712):  // vm fuckage
\code\ui\ui_shared.cpp(11200):      // vm fuckage

\code\win32\win_glimp.cpp(740):    // error box that'll only appear if something's seriously fucked then I'm going to fallback to

\codemp\client\cl_input.cpp(1183):    //this will fuck things up for them, need to clamp

\codemp\client\snd_mem.cpp(365):      if (iRawPCMDataSize) // should always be true, unless file is fucked, in which case, stop this conversion process

\codemp\game\g_mover.c(176):  {//just blow the fuck out of them

\codemp\game\g_vehicles.c(2362):   {//just get the fuck out

\codemp\game\NPC_reactions.c(1106):    //ask them what the fuck they're doing

\codemp\game\q_math.c(625):  i  = 0x5f3759df - ( i >> 1 );               // what the fuck?

\codemp\ghoul2\G2_bones.cpp(326):   // why I should need do this Fuck alone knows. But I do.

\codemp\mp3code\mhead.c(247):    return 0; // fuck knows what this is, but it ain't one of ours...

\codemp\ui\ui_saber.c(39): {//FIXME: these get fucked by vid_restarts

\codemp\ui\ui_shared.c(2818):  // vm fuckage
\codemp\ui\ui_shared.c(4130):      // vm fuckage

\codemp\win32\win_glimp.cpp(737):    // error box that'll only appear if something's seriously fucked then I'm going to fallback to
Search complete, found 'fuck' 38 time(s). (31 files.)

about a year ago

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