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HDTV Expert Alfred Poor Tells You What to Buy and What Not to Buy (Video)

SpeedyG5 3D may never be worth it (324 comments)

Personally I go to the movies to relax and enjoy. I do not go to have things popping up in my face(Insert porn joke here). I am there to be immersed in the story I don' t want to ducking, bobbing and weaving. What is the obsession with 3D, they keep trying to shove it down my throat(Another porn joke). I could get a little subtle depth play, but that wouldn't warrant me paying good money for a new plasma. Regardless of wether the content is there I don't want it.

more than 2 years ago
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iPhone 4 Survives Fall From Skydiver's Pocket

SpeedyG5 Re:Very silly story (233 comments)

I think its a planted story from competitors to bring back the antennagate issue. I can't otherwise explain the preoccupation with that part of the story. its hardly a success story for a fall at best its freakish that it would survive and no would would expect it would pass. On the other hand mine did not survive its recent transgression into a heavy H2O atmosphere and the Apple Store replaced it without even a fuss. Which is more likely to happen, a fall while sky diving or a drop in the drink.

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Gates Is More Admired Than the Pope

SpeedyG5 Re:ADMIRED??? (470 comments)

I would venture his effect of helping millions make money through products he produced has done more good than "Giving Away" his fortune. A pile of money is not as good as a money machine.

more than 3 years ago
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Michael Moore Posts Julian Assange's Bail

SpeedyG5 Re:Empty theatrics (987 comments)

I thought he was wanted, so no one would kill him, thereby releasing the bad shit. So he is essential been detained for his own protection and as a result of his own protection scheme ie i am releasing horrible stuff and if you try to stop me or kill me I will release more horrible stuff than this. Now you have groups that want him dead for what he released already and you have groups that want him alive for what he could release. The rest of it is smoke and mirrors

about 4 years ago
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Google Bans Sale of Android Spying App

SpeedyG5 Re:But you can still get it, right? (415 comments)

Actually the deal is that the geeks who set up the androids for their mom's, dad's, technically challenged friends and relatives can slip this app on through an alternate store and there is nothing anyone can do about it. We just have to rely on the honesty of geeks, like the ones that work for the PA school district.

more than 4 years ago
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Motorcyclist Wins Taping Case Against State Police

SpeedyG5 Re:Technically, yes, except .... (485 comments)

I think the revenue from the tickets should go to other sources ie schools. The township shouldn't be able to use any funds from these revenue streams. No pulling the "here's money for schools, now we get their other funding" trick either. If you remove the direct incentive the police will start writing tickets for when they are most appropriate.

more than 4 years ago
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Consumer Reports Can't Recommend iPhone 4

SpeedyG5 Re:Yes (507 comments)

I'm not mad about anything, I think CR is just out of their league reviewing smart phones. Can they test this one thing, well yes, you got me there. I think they are competent enough to test that. I guess when I need finger touch antenna attenuation testing I've found my source.

more than 4 years ago
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Consumer Reports Can't Recommend iPhone 4

SpeedyG5 Re:Yes (507 comments)

I am speaking of high technology credibility in general and more to the point their ability to offer advice on smartphones. I am saying I don't think they have the mental savvy. I won't use them for my technology advise and it seems neither do you. In fact you don't use them for anything. So i guess maybe you should just not speak on the topic, since you cannot form and educated or useful opinion. I on the other hand have used them for lots of things, I don't use them for my high end electronics gear for good reason. However if I am looking for a new toaster, well why not use them.

more than 4 years ago
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Consumer Reports Can't Recommend iPhone 4

SpeedyG5 Re:With such a simple solution at hand.. (507 comments)

I dont' think its that simple. They have to do more than that. They have to allow for a return, if that doesn't cut it. Then they also have to have the consumer agree that this is a good enough solution and when your dealing with millions of phones, its even bigger than that. I think they have to come out with a "We have discovered the exact cause of the issue with the iphone4's antenna, it is "blah blah blah", here is "solution A" or "solution b". I don't think they should knee jerk to this and spout some gobblety gook, like so many here want. I expect a professional and educated response.

more than 4 years ago
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Consumer Reports Can't Recommend iPhone 4

SpeedyG5 Re:Yes (507 comments)

Sorry that doesn't mean they are good at certain technology sectors. I use them for lots of things but not for computers/appliances. I bought my barracuda without 1 consultation with consumer reports. I also bought my stereo system carver amp, yamaha cassette deck, magnepan speakers etc without consumer reports, but when I went to buy a vacuum they were my first choice for which is best. I simply don't trust them for the technical nuances in certain electronics equipment. Regardless of all that, Apple may have a problem with antennas I just won't use consumer reports as the basis for whether they do or not. I just don't feel they have the expertise. This is based on my own experience at their general lack of technology IQ. What Apple does have is for sure a PR nightmare, It is especially difficult when you look at the ramifications for how they address it or fail to address it. I like Apple they generally do a good job on hardware/software, that doesn't mean I would buy anything and everything the sell. I own a Ford truck but I also don't think they are the end all be all of vehicles.

more than 4 years ago
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FTC Staff Discuss a Tax on Electronics To Support the News Business

SpeedyG5 Re:Let them Die (381 comments)

They didn't do squat for the typesetters out there. In the late 80's and early 90's the typesetters died and no one bailed them out. An entire industry was vaporized.

more than 4 years ago
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Convert a SIM To a MicroSIM, With a Meat Cleaver

SpeedyG5 Re:From Office of Making Things Unnecessarily Smal (302 comments)

To prevent you from swapping in your current iphone sim to surf for a spell and then swap it back into your phone, when you want to use it in your phone.

more than 4 years ago
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After DNA Misuse, Researchers Banished From Havasupai Reservation

SpeedyG5 make them a bona fide offer. (332 comments)

I am sure they will trade their dna for a handful of beads.

more than 4 years ago
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Bloomberg Reports That Palm Is Up For Sale

SpeedyG5 Re:WebOS actually looks great (240 comments)

Sounds like you have Apple issues, teenaged windows angst or something Let me get this straight, you want them to make and iPad competitor "just to piss off Apple"? I'd imagine that any company that would do this would be out of business in short order, falling to keep their focus about where its going and what's its producing. Your eagerness sounds almost giddy, like a child that is gonna show your daddy how life is really done, before he has a clue. Why this is marked '4 interesting' is astonishing, is it that it brings up the genius idea that HTC or Lenovo should by them?

more than 4 years ago
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Italian Court Rules ISPs Must Block Access To Pirate Bay

SpeedyG5 Re:The Houdini ISPs (208 comments)

Actually I ken spell for letter words, however in my excitement to post what would have been my "first" post ever I blue it with my misspelling. Its always nice to no that their are folks like you their to point it out.

more than 4 years ago
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Italian Court Rules ISPs Must Block Access To Pirate Bay

SpeedyG5 The Houdini ISPs (208 comments)

Blocking even through a proxy, this should be good. Like patching the wholes in a screen.

more than 4 years ago
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SORBS Blocklist Reportedly Sold For $451K

SpeedyG5 Deep Six? (88 comments)

I hope they bought it to deep six it. There is just no use for it other than to let it die. Course thats expensive but could be a huge chunk of advertising dollars. ;)

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Blurs the Server Line With Mac Mini Server

SpeedyG5 Re:Duck! (557 comments)

Now where to put those darned power supplies!

more than 5 years ago
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Transforming Waste Plastic Into $10/Barrel Fuel

SpeedyG5 Re:Not Recycling (315 comments)

They don't repurpose the bottles, they remake them into other items using energy to do this. Recycling plastics is not a zero energy proposal. People don't seem to mind using the energy in exchange for not putting them in landfills. if you thought there were a bunch of mayans with bottle washers cleaning them with cold water and filling them back up with all natural spring water, your gonna be disappointed.

more than 5 years ago
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Snow Leopard Missed a Security Opportunity

SpeedyG5 Re:Let's not let facts get in our way (304 comments)

Actually macs are just not attractive targets by virus and malware writers, its just too small a target. So we mac users simply don't have to worry about it. I mean seriously why take over a few million macs and have them as your legion of doom, when you can pwn a few billion windows boxes with ASLR security technology?

more than 5 years ago

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