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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Russ1642 Those trucks are the best (809 comments)

The young idiots with too much money buy them. They stomp on the gas at a green light and it sounds like they're drag racing. I gently touch the gas on my car and easily out-accelerated them without making any significant noise. I'll bet they figure it out about two or three days after they buy the trucks that they really have no acceleration or speed to speak of but rather simply noise.

about a week ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Russ1642 Re:Hmm... (307 comments)

I'm going to get in trouble for only commenting on one post rather than commenting on all of them.

about a week ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

Russ1642 Re:Internet cables? (418 comments)

They're actually tubes, not cables.

about a week ago
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The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

Russ1642 Re:Obligatory Joke (60 comments)

We'd probably have records with twenty parallel grooves and reading heads with 40 or more needles.

about a week ago
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Doomsday Clock Could Move

Russ1642 Re:piss-poor scale (145 comments)

Every time those scientists haul out the clock metaphor I lose a ton of respect for them.

about a week ago
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What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?

Russ1642 Shelf Space (324 comments)

It needs B&M store shelf space. Put some marketing force behind it, maybe even TV and YouTube ads.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Russ1642 Re:Only for the first year (570 comments)

Remember it's only free for users of Windows 9.

about a week ago
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Microbots Deliver Medical Payload In Living Creature For the First Time

Russ1642 Here we go (41 comments)

This will be a revolution in medicine.

about a week ago
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Your Entire PC In a Mouse

Russ1642 Keyboard (165 comments)

I'd think this would be easier to implement in the keyboard. More space. Mostly stationary.

about a week ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Russ1642 Re:It was never really for sale (141 comments)

You had to live in the US to buy one. Google is a worldwide company and if they wanted to sell a product they'd have sold it to their customers, not just a select few. It was a test product, not meant for the general public. Which is fine. I've never seen one anywhere. I'm guessing there are many other people, even in the US, that have never seen one either. It wasn't unpopular because of its characteristics, but rather because it wasn't marketed AT ALL.

about two weeks ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Russ1642 Re:It was never really for sale (141 comments)

But you have to 1 - already know that something called Google Glass exists. 2 - know what the hell it is. 3 - be willing to shell out a fortune for an in-development toy. Each of those is the complete opposite of how to successfully sell consumer electronics. Google always meant for this iteration of the product to be for testing only. For example, they weren't even selling it in Canada.

about two weeks ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Russ1642 Re:It was never really for sale (141 comments)

They never got it out of 'testing'. Chromecast is selling from Best Buy. Why isn't Google Glass sitting right next to it? Oh, it's because it's hardly even a beta product.

about two weeks ago
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Google Glass Is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Russ1642 It was never really for sale (141 comments)

Until it's on a store shelf it isn't for sale. It was never advertized as a consumer product. It wasn't even promoted. To get it you had to go out of your way to even find out where you were supposed to get the damn thing.

about two weeks ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

Russ1642 Re:Our Money You Like, Us -- Not So Much (179 comments)

Actually it's more like the old people staying at fancier hotels get this smug feeling of "My hotel has wifi, and it only costs an extra $20. This is awesome." Everyone else, mostly the younger crowd, are at cheaper places and know that wifi should be free so those hotels can't get away with screwing them.

about two weeks ago
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Marriot Back-Pedals On Wireless Blocking

Russ1642 Re:It's Mariott, not Mariot (179 comments)

And you screwed up too. You said "It Marriott" instead of "it's". LOL.

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

Russ1642 Re:Jurors (303 comments)

I think it's the defence that has more to gain by confounding the jurors.

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

Russ1642 Re:Jurors (303 comments)

But it doesn't help when the other side benefits from obfuscation and ambiguity and essentially trying to screw up your understanding.

about two weeks ago
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SystemD Gains New Networking Features

Russ1642 New mobile OS (553 comments)

Samsung is coming out with a new line of phones that run SystemD instead of Android.

about two weeks ago
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Tiny Fanless Mini-PC Runs Linux Or Windows On Quad-core AMD SoC

Russ1642 Re:Only thing missing is a fan (180 comments)

I don't have air conditioning. The Chromecast isn't exactly faulty, it's just not properly designed to be fanless. There's no thought whatsoever given to cooling, but for $30 that's what you get.

about two weeks ago
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Tiny Fanless Mini-PC Runs Linux Or Windows On Quad-core AMD SoC

Russ1642 Only thing missing is a fan (180 comments)

I have a Chromecast, which is a mini PC on a dongle. It has a fanless design, but it desperately needs on. Trying to keep it cool in the summer is difficult and after ten minutes it's too hot and stalls.

about two weeks ago

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