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Nest Announces New Smart Home API

ObiWanKenblowme But will it work with HomeKit? (38 comments)

If it's compatible with the iOS framework then I'll probably cave and get one.

about a month ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

ObiWanKenblowme the basic blocks are still basic (355 comments)

If you actually looked at the kits, you'd see that yes, there are some specialized pieces, but the majority of the licensed kits are made with the same basic bricks as every other Lego kit.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Offers Refund To Stiffed Breaking Bad Season Pass Customers

ObiWanKenblowme Re:That's not a refund. (215 comments)

If there were rules on how many episodes constituted a "season", you might have had a valid point. Unfortunately for you and the validity of your rant, it varies from show to show, and even season to season.

about 10 months ago
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Apple Sued For Dividing Final Season of Breaking Bad Into Two On iTunes

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Why is Apple the one being sued? (458 comments)

I'm not sure if you're being willfully obtuse or not. AMC refers to and sells the 8 episodes as "Breaking Bad: Season 5". You can debate the merits of that all you wish, but are you seriously suggesting that Apple (or Amazon, or any other retailer) are being disingenuous for listing the product as "Season 5" and selling it as a single season?

about a year ago
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Apple Sued For Dividing Final Season of Breaking Bad Into Two On iTunes

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Why is Apple the one being sued? (458 comments)

Change their advertising...how, exactly? They're using the name of the product.

about a year ago
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Apple Sued For Dividing Final Season of Breaking Bad Into Two On iTunes

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Why is Apple the one being sued? (458 comments)

If AMC gives Apple a bundle of episodes to sell and calls it "Season 5", how would you reasonably expect Apple to advertise it? Would you expect other retailers to be similarly liable? Amazon is selling all 8 episodes of "Season 5" right now - does that make them liable if I bought their season pass option?

about a year ago
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Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words

ObiWanKenblowme I can beat that (478 comments)

I can describe anywhere on earth in only 2 words: mostly harmless.

1 year,14 days
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Apple Renews Contract With Samsung Over A-Series Processors

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Samsung (101 comments)

Then where would Samsung turn to for their product designs?

1 year,15 days
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Florida Researchers Create Shortest Light Pulse Ever Recorded

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Video?!? (76 comments)

I don't want to sit through 68 attoseconds of video - is there a tl;dr version?

about 2 years ago
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Flashback Trojan Hits 600,000 Macs and Counting

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Patched Already? (429 comments)

I recommend not going to /. for advice when it comes to Macs and anti-virus software :)

more than 2 years ago
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Remastered Star Trek: the Next Generation Blu-ray a Huge Leap Forward

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Character vs. actor (470 comments)

Spoiler alert: he doesn't actually create the AI. He creates self-replicating machines, which quickly evolve into a collective intelligence. Slightly different.

more than 2 years ago
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Remastered Star Trek: the Next Generation Blu-ray a Huge Leap Forward

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Close but no cigar for the moment... (470 comments)

You and I clearly have differing opinions on what constitutes "great acting" if you think there was any of it in Babylon 5.

more than 2 years ago
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Remastered Star Trek: the Next Generation Blu-ray a Huge Leap Forward

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Close but no cigar for the moment... (470 comments)

Voyager was, by far, the worst. I can go back and watch Enterprise again. Even enjoy a good many of them. But Voyager is just...just awful.

more than 2 years ago
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Candidate Gingrich Pushes a Moon Base, Other Space Initiatives

ObiWanKenblowme Re:What could a moonbase do? (602 comments)

Maybe the point of the ISS is in gaining the experience necessary to eventually build reliable, human-habitable space stations further away than low orbit? Baby steps, people. Baby steps.

more than 2 years ago
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Controlled Quantum Levitation Used To Build Wipeout Track

ObiWanKenblowme Re:How can you NOT spot that this is fake? (162 comments)

If there were a Japanese Institute of Science and Technology, would their logo be in English?

more than 2 years ago
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Bob Anderson, the Man Behind Vader's Lightsaber, Dies at 89

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Did some great work (99 comments)

I agree with your criticisms of most of the PT duels - I thought the Obiwan/Anakin fight was a big disappointment - but I actually enjoyed the Maul duel. It was more fast-paced than the OT duels, yes, but the scenes seemed to me to be much better directed and choreographed. Very fast, but without all the unnecessary lightsaber-swinging and twirling.

more than 2 years ago
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The RMS Tour Rider

ObiWanKenblowme Re:This kinda pissed me off (373 comments)

1) and 2) are related - describing how MAYBE he wants a Pepsi and maybe not, but only if he's sleepy, and following with comments on his sugar intake are unnecessary. Just say "have regular Pepsi available in case I would like some" and be done with it. Makes it much easier for those arranging the event to accommodate his requests.

As for 3), well that's the crux of the issue isn't it? It's clear RMS doesn't get how the rest of the world works.

more than 2 years ago
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The RMS Tour Rider

ObiWanKenblowme Re:Strangely inspirational (373 comments)

He also refuses to have a cell phone because "they are tracking and surveillance devices" and "most of them are computers with nonfree software installed". Except if he needs to make a call, he has no problem borrowing someone else's.

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone 4 Prototype Finder Gets Probation

ObiWanKenblowme Re:And how was society harmed? (334 comments)

how much due diligence should be expected?

How about "some", for starters. If I drop my wallet with only my dry cleaning receipt, but you know who I am and you know it's my wallet, you have an obligation to do more than just call the cleaners and ask whoever answers the phone there. Like, say, turning it into the police.

more than 2 years ago

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