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iPhone As a PC Game Controller

Stu1706 Buttons. (54 comments)

It seems like it would be hard to use the iPhone as a game controller without the feel of the buttons. It might work for something like a wii remote with the motion is the most important thing, but that is not the usual PC game. I don't know if it would be all that useful for most games. Just my opinion though.

more than 5 years ago
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Mafia Sinks Ships Containing Toxic Waste

Stu1706 How do they get approved by the EPA? (401 comments)

Don't you have to have some kind of license from the EPA to dispose of toxic waste? Did the producers of the waste not verify the license? There are not that many places to dispose of toxic waste. I am sure it was more than just the guys in the mafia who were in on this. I think the producers of the waste should be responsible for the clean up.

more than 5 years ago
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Feds Ask IT Execs To Throw Away Cellphones After Visiting China

Stu1706 They must be that good. (382 comments)

So they are able to bug your cell phone while it is in your pocket or in your hotel room charging. Or do they check all cell phones at the door like in The Dark Knight? Even when you RTFA it does not give you any support for these claims. I think he is a little paranoid.

more than 5 years ago
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Heart Monitors In Middle School Gym Class?

Stu1706 Re:Holy shit? (950 comments)

HELLS YEAH!!!! My kid cannot even bring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to school because someone might have a peanut allergy.

more than 5 years ago
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No App Store For Microsoft's Zune HD

Stu1706 Re:Let me fix that foryou.. (351 comments)

It seems to me that as soon as someone comes out with a smartphone / mp3 player that is not so "controlled" and lets users install what they want, it will eventually rule the market. I thought someone would have done that by now.

more than 5 years ago
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Speed Dating On a Rollercoaster

Stu1706 In the future (6 comments)

Someone will ask their parents how they met. The mom will reply "well your dad threw up on me on a rollercoaster."

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Denies Windows 7 "Showstopper Bug"

Stu1706 Also (241 comments)

Also, I doubt there is a show stopping bug, being as Windows 7 is just a service pack for Vista in reality.

more than 5 years ago
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Comcast the Latest ISP To Try DNS Hijacking

Stu1706 Re:Opt-out page down already? (352 comments)

Knowing Comcast, I am surprised it took them this long to start the hijacking. I am also surprised they even have an opt-out page to take down. I would not be surprised if you had to pay a fee to opt out.

more than 5 years ago
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Wearable Computer With Lightweight HUD

Stu1706 Re:Resolution (150 comments)

This is a good enough resolution to watch porn on. I would call it iPorn, but I am sure I would get sued.

more than 5 years ago
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What is your least favorite industry to deal with?

Stu1706 Re:Damn insurance companies! (548 comments)

I selected airlines because they are second on my list. Insurance companies are by far the most evil companies I have ever dealt with. You are basically forced to get them if you buy a home or drive a car. My favorite this is my medical insurance. If you ever read the statement they send you, you will see this crap. You are charged $150 for a procedure your dr says you need. They say the standard price is $100. (How is it standard if every dr. charges more than the standard price) Your 20% portion $20. Insurance Adjustments $77. Insurance company pays $3 (100-77-20). So in the end the insurance company pays $3, you pay $70 ($150-$100 for the overage and $20 for your portion.) So the insurance company makes money by screwing you and the dr. This is also the reason for the increase in healthcare cost. The dr has to adjust his rates to cover their cost and make a profit. So they get $73 on a $150 charge. If it were illegal for doctors to charge uninsured people more than medical insurance companies then we really would not have much use for them. All they do is reduce what we pay, they seldom pay any significant amount for us.

more than 4 years ago
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Use Your Cell Phone To Diagnose Blood Diseases

Stu1706 Re:rifle? (63 comments)

I feel better now. I thought the same thing.

more than 4 years ago
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Use Your Cell Phone To Diagnose Blood Diseases

Stu1706 iPhone (63 comments)

Someone is already writing the "Do I have Malaria" app I bet.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft's Code Contribution Due To GPL Violation

Stu1706 How is it an Ulterior Motive? (508 comments)

How is it an Ulterior Motive? Microsoft is a corporation driven by money and profits. They will not do anything to help any one they see as potential competition. We have seen this time and time again. How could anyone not living under a rock, not see this coming. It would be like putting a Nike symbol on a car. It does not make it a shoe and you should know better too. If you believe anything Microsoft has ever done has been for the good of anyone except Microsoft you...... It would not matter what I say there, you would have to be living in your own crazy little world anyway.

more than 5 years ago
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Using Sound Waves For Outpatient Neurosurgery

Stu1706 Other parts of the body. (152 comments)

Could this be used on other parts of the body for cancer and such? Since the brain does not feel pain, you would have to use some kind anesthetic on other parts of the body.

more than 5 years ago
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Entire Moon Added To Google Earth

Stu1706 So Fake (109 comments)

This is so fake. We did not go to the moon. I looked all over and could not find the dark side either. And where is all the cheese?

more than 5 years ago
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Alaskan Blob Is an Algae Bloom

Stu1706 Whale Semen (130 comments)

It would have been way funnier if it turned out to be whale semen.

more than 5 years ago
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Online Forum Leads To Hostile Workplace Lawsuit

Stu1706 Re:Screw'em! (330 comments)

I do agree that we are to PC, except in the case of what is said about white men. If Sotomayor was a white guy talking about the plight of white men in this country everyone would have been yelling racism. But when you have an openly racist police officer, that is a totally different than just dealing with people not being PC.

more than 5 years ago
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Online Forum Leads To Hostile Workplace Lawsuit

Stu1706 Re:Racist cops..... (330 comments)

I agree that this does not really fit on /. but I do find it troubling anyway. I think an openly racist police officer should be fired. If not, you get crap like Rodney King on one extreme and OJ on the other. Things like this make it hard to support cops. The youtube videos of police brutality out there don't really help either. I still believe most are good, but I feel as a whole they are worse than the general public.

more than 5 years ago
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Music Industry Wants a Cut of Pirate Bay Sale

Stu1706 Re:Not just a cut of the Pirate Bay sale (214 comments)

Between the cut the government will get for taxes and the cut the music industry will get because of the settlement. That will leave very little for the prior owners.

more than 5 years ago

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One Million on Twitter

Stu1706 Stu1706 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Stu1706 (1392693) writes "I am sure a lot of people have seen that Ashton Kutcher has hit one million followers on Twitter. I decided to follow him until he hit a million. I don't really care what he has to say. I just like the idea of a news source outside of networks or newspapers. I know, he is not breaking news but regurgitating it. Kinda like /. Now it seems i cannot stop following him. Twitter will not let me. I can stop following anyone else. I have tried over the last 3 hours to stop following. I know I deserve this. I wonder if others are having this issue or it is just me. I can't blame Twitter for wanting to keep it over a million for at least a day, but this does not seem like the right way to do it."

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