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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

Sable Drakon Re:get off my lawn (247 comments)

It's CM's own dialer, I don't run too much atop of stock CM with respect to built-in functions. From the look, it's based around the AOSP dialer for 4.*.*, specificly the stock 4.4.4 software itself. Just added functions written into it. Similar relationship with Trebuchet/GoogLancher.

about two weeks ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

Sable Drakon Re:get off my lawn (247 comments)

Depends on your phone actually. I know that with mine (Samsung i9300 running CM11-M12), the dialer actually performs an OpenCNAM search on all inbound calls. So I do get more than just their supposed terminating number.

about two weeks ago
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New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed

Sable Drakon Re:Why would you want this? (178 comments)

You've never smoked in your life, have you? Or if you did, the doseage was so long and spaced out enough that it didn't wreck you personally. For many others out there it's a debilitating experience. It's why I've encouraged any of the people I know that want to quit to take up vaping as substitute. At least from there, they've got more control over the process and can step down gradually without taking the excessively barbaric cold-turkey approach.

about two weeks ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

Sable Drakon Re:Cardholder services (247 comments)

I wouldn't be surprised if more and more telemarketers were using some form of Skype Out implimentation. Can't trace that back to a user or address without an act of God against Microsoft.

about two weeks ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

Sable Drakon Re:Cardholder services (247 comments)

Or perhaps we should change caller ID schemes? Instead of showing the number that the headers are spoofing, have CID show the actual billing number. That can't be spoofed as easily as the CID headers are.

about two weeks ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

Sable Drakon Stoned Moron.. (307 comments)

No, net neutrality shouldn't mean that app developers are forced to go cross-platform. Everyone's writing software for Android and iOS because that's where the people are. People ditched Blackberry because they did nothing but sit on their initial success, letting Google, Apple, and even Microsoft completely overtake what they had. And now BB is crying foul because their competitors don't want to play nice with them? There's nothing that says or mandates interoperability between competitors in the marketplace. All this is, is Blackberry crying over the milk they spilled and begging for third-parties to try and make them somehow relevant again. If the tables were turned, I highly doubt that they'd want anyone to start attacking their precious crystal palace.

about two weeks ago
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Google Plans Major Play In Wireless Partnering With Sprint and T-Mobile

Sable Drakon Re:why the fuck (101 comments)

T-Mobile's already been doing this though. They're nipping at the heels of the top two enough to make at least AT&T panic.

about two weeks ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Sable Drakon Re:Duh (227 comments)

You'd think that. But remember that we've been in a bit of a gaming dark-age, where the min-sys-reqs for a game were relatively low. That is until the 8th gen consoles shipped and developers were finally able to raise the hardware bar from a C2D/2GB/8800GT for their absolute minimums. AC:U is the first AC game from the 8th gen hardware set. Black Flag, while available for Gen8, had it's PC version sourced from the Gen7 release with much lower system requirements than Unity.

about 2 months ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Sable Drakon Re:Duh (227 comments)

That used to not be the case, surprisingly.

about 2 months ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

Sable Drakon Re:Mac Pro 2013? (111 comments)

The PCBs. Take a moment to think about it. That is naturally where all the inductors are mounted.

about 3 months ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

Sable Drakon Re:Mac Pro 2013? (111 comments)

The new 'trashcan' design ones are however built with laptop-modeled components. Designed to conserve as much space within it's overly minimal enclosure as physically possible.

about 3 months ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

Sable Drakon Re:Destiny ? (183 comments)

Diablo 3, though before that it was Starcraft for N64 and Lost Vikings 2 for PS1.

about 3 months ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

Sable Drakon Re:Destiny ? (183 comments)

World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2.

about 3 months ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

Sable Drakon Re:Windows 7 (192 comments)

It's not the lack of a Start Button that gets me. It's the whole 'forced touch-UI' experience, the fact that half the system's settings are in a classic dialog and the other half are in a Metro dialog, the complete lack of warning when the system is going to kick you in one direction or another. Performance-wise, I'm sure it's fine. But it's the user experience that completely turns me off. If they'd done it right the first time (i.e. Windows 10), then I'd probably have taken the time to upgrade. But Win8/8.1 will never have a place on any system I'm using.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

Sable Drakon Re:Windows 7 (192 comments)

Well duh, who would willingly want Windows 8 on their PC? I've been refraining from buying a new Asus ROG system until Windows 10 is available on them.

about 2 months ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Sable Drakon Wrongful Termination? (742 comments)

If Comcast is in the wrong here, and it wouldn't surprise me if they were, this guy is gonna be able to come in to a whole lot of money. Both from Comcast and his former employer.

about 4 months ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:This makes sense. (134 comments)

I'll pick the one that leads to unscrupulous employees getting fired as quickly as possible. Escorted outside immediately by those very same guards.

about 4 months ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:Google's forgoten its obligation to shareholder (134 comments)

All the same, internal or not, why would a guard have access to sensitive and classified internal Google data? If they do, someone needs to rapidly fire whoever is handling information security and replace them with someone competent.

about 4 months ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:This makes sense. (134 comments)

What kind of idiot gives physical security staff access to private systems they don't need? Access controls are paramount for something like this. Guards shouldn't be given access to anything that isn't directly required by their position.

about 4 months ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re:Google just pissy (107 comments)

Are you high? Milestone 11 doesn't exist yet. It probably hasn't even been frozen yet. The most recent Milestone release is 10, which has worked flawlessly with my N7-2012, Netflix included.

about 4 months ago

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