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Can Google Fix the Cable Box?

Nerftoe Tivo by Google (223 comments)

Tivo will be a target for Google. This will happen within a year. Mark my words.

more than 3 years ago

MakerBot Thing-o-Matic 3D Printer Assembly, In Pictures

Nerftoe Re:Seriously? (105 comments)

Welcome to 1999.

more than 3 years ago

MakerBot Thing-o-Matic 3D Printer Assembly, In Pictures

Nerftoe Re:Men and Boys (105 comments)

I heard that some folks live on the other half of Earth.

more than 3 years ago

Creative Uses For Extra Drive Bays?

Nerftoe Re:First toast (366 comments)

This reminds me of the time where I had lizards in my case. I started smelling something funny and pinpointed the smell at my computer case. I opened her up and found 6 dead lizards. I have no idea how they got in there. They were not pet lizards but they kind you see sunning themselves on the sides of brick homes. I guess they got in the house and found a warm spot and couldn't get back out. I wish I had pics.

more than 4 years ago

Google CEO Schmidt Predicts End of Online Anonymity

Nerftoe Re:How do you type the funny e? (591 comments)

You have to remember the sequence for all accented characters. Plus, how many laptops have numpads?

more than 4 years ago

Google CEO Schmidt Predicts End of Online Anonymity

Nerftoe Re:How do you type the funny e? (591 comments)

hold Alt and then tap 0233 on the number pad (then release Alt).

There has to be a better way. It's usually faster for me to go to google and type a french word that I know has an accent in it (without the accent of course) and then paste the accented e that is presented in the search results.

What do French speakers/typists do on Windows? On a mac it's option+e, e.

more than 4 years ago

(Near) Constant Internet While RV'ing?

Nerftoe Re:The easiest solution (438 comments)

Thuraya is $2500/month for unlimited usage. 144 kbps. All you need to do is couple 10 or so of these together and you'll have a nice connection (albeit, with fairly high latency). I think it only works in Europe, Western Asia, and Africa.

about 5 years ago

First Look At Microsoft Silverlight 3

Nerftoe Re:Silverlight a good thing? (228 comments)

As for the required Flash plugin, so what? It's already everywhere.

Cough.. iPhone... cough.

more than 5 years ago

Blu-ray Update Sent To User Via Credit Card Records

Nerftoe MDM (526 comments)

Best Buy is a pro at MDM, and have been for a few years now. They have a record of everyone's purchases and actions at Best Buy who hasn't paid for a purchase in cash. Even those cash purchases are tracked if the person uses a rewards zone card. They know which credit cards you have used at each location, they know if you are a sucker for warranties, and they know if you have a tendency to bring stuff back after a few weeks. They digest every piece of identifiable information that you have so they can target you, the consumer, in a more profitable manner.

more than 5 years ago

Time Warner/Viacom Rift Healed, Pending Details

Nerftoe The Spongebob Channel? (75 comments)

Why hasn't Viacom produced a 24 hour Spongebob channel? At any given moment, there is a very high probability that Spongebob is on one of the Nick channels. Why not give people some consistency and let them find Spongebob at his very own channel?

more than 5 years ago

Stephen Hawking Going To Canada

Nerftoe Re:$speak_text = $speak_text.' eh?'; (204 comments)

+1 funny. I would have given you real mod points, but I have not had the privilege since I was blacklisted in '00.

more than 5 years ago

Yahoo Hacker 'Mafiaboy' Eight Years On

Nerftoe Re:But i thought... (183 comments)

If one has that large of a gap in judgement.. ...When he was 15. Everyone does crazy stuff when they are 15. I know I did. Didn't you?

more than 5 years ago


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