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Ford Showcases Self-Parking Car Technology

T-Bone-T Re:Except... (233 comments)

We can't use something until everybody uses it?

about 6 months ago
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Ford Showcases Self-Parking Car Technology

T-Bone-T Re:Dumber and dumber (233 comments)

I wish they would teach it better in the US. I encounter a situation every morning that is perfect for parallel parking yet most people fail at it. I've taken parking spaces in bigger vehicles that people in small cars passed up. What's even worse is that people can park in this area much more compactly because there are no marked spaces yet they continue to leave almost enough space for a car to park between them.

about 6 months ago
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The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

T-Bone-T Re:Economics 101 (318 comments)

Way to miss the point. Tea costs very little to make and is sold for far more than the expense of making it. I have a box of tea that cost $2 and makes about 5 gallons with simple equipment and minimal effort. A restaurant can do it on a much larger scale. Very few people go to a deli just to buy tea. That is why it can't stand on its own. People enjoy tea with their food. Thus, tea is almost pure profit though it isn't a large amount.

about 6 months ago
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The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

T-Bone-T Re:Economics 101 (318 comments)

I didn't think I'd have to say this, but, a 2000% profit of $1.99 is still only $1.99. If your Sweet tea is popular, it is basically a license to print money but you can ony print small bills. It brings in decent money but nobody is, certainly not I, claiming that it can stand alone.

about 6 months ago
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The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

T-Bone-T Re:Economics 101 (318 comments)

Ok, let's throw in some costs. Some quick calculations(labor, price of water, cost to heat the water, etc) brought it from 4000% profit to 2000%. Still insane profit.

about 6 months ago
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The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

T-Bone-T Re:Economics 101 (318 comments)

Somebody mod this guy "informative". He clearly knows what he's talking about.

about 6 months ago
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The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

T-Bone-T Re:Economics 101 (318 comments)

Of course they are paying for all of that stuff, but the tea is almost pure profit. It is very easy to make, requires few resources, and the greater income from the food easily pays for the rest. My point, though, is that the pure cost of the food itself is usually more than a tiny fraction of a percent of the price charged.

about 6 months ago
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The Ridiculous Tech Fees You're Still Paying

T-Bone-T Re:Economics 101 (318 comments)

You want misrepresentation of cost? Try Sweet Tea at just about any deli. It costs me about $.25/gallon to make it at home without a bulk discount but delis will often sell 16-20 oz for almost $2. They could charge less, but why would they? People are already buying gallons of it for at least 4000% more than cost and very happy about it.

about 6 months ago
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Chemical Experts Begin Destroying Syria's Chemical Arsenal

T-Bone-T Re:Good luck (86 comments)

It appears that you can do arithmetic, so it shouldn't be hard to figure out approximately how much longer it will take.

about 7 months ago
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Engineers Design Tornado Proof Home

T-Bone-T Re:Holy stupid ideas, batman (189 comments)

You have to be pretty unlucky to get hit by a tornado, though. Very big ones are only a mile wide and typically run for a few miles.

about 7 months ago
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Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Approve Work On DRM For HTML 5.1

T-Bone-T Re:Open source browsers? (307 comments)

Not only does the user not have any say, what the user says cannot be trusted. Users do what they are told. Show them something they want and if they want it bad enough, they will install whatever plugin you give them to get it.

about 7 months ago
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Samsung Fudging Benchmarks Again On Galaxy Note 3

T-Bone-T Re:If this was Apple... (258 comments)

I'm skipping blu-ray and just using streaming to get HD movies. I got a Star Trek blu-ray combo pack mostly for the download code. With the built-in VUDU app I can watch it in 1080p/7.1. I can't get that with the DVD. Technically, it doesn't look as good as the blu-ray that I have no player for but it looks better than the DVD. The best part about the download code, though, was I also used it in iTunes for the audio commentary special feature.

about 7 months ago
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Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

T-Bone-T Re:jerk (1440 comments)

There had better be a factory seal. I don't want someone showing up with a kit missing what I need.

about 7 months ago
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Ars Technica Reviews iOS 7

T-Bone-T Re:Skip to page 6 (233 comments)

The author did mention that this was a consumer-oriented review and a review that focused more on the new APIs is in the works.

about 7 months ago
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High-end CPU Coolers Reviewed and Compared

T-Bone-T Re:Zalmon coolrs, because of dust (133 comments)

It also doesn't keep the case as cool, though. If you are worried about keeping it cool, the best strategy is pulling the warm air out instead of pushing cool air in. I can't find the article at the moment but one group tried several fan configurations and found that many popular concepts weren't true at all.

about 8 months ago
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High-end CPU Coolers Reviewed and Compared

T-Bone-T Re:Um, is this news? (133 comments)

Many websites have wised up to that. They'll often just print the page and not the whole article.

about 8 months ago
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Lowell Observatory Pushes To Name an Asteroid "Trayvon"

T-Bone-T Re:Trayvon Martin can Life Forever (588 comments)

What about all the other colors of people that this also happens to? It isn't exclusively to black people.

about 8 months ago
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Intel Launches Core I7-4960X Flagship CPU

T-Bone-T Re:Another marginal perf iteration of Core (180 comments)

That's a fair question. I can think of many things that I do and new features in programs that I love that would probably easily run on a very old computer. I used a 2003-era laptop until 2011 that met the vast majority of my needs. That's why I choose an i3 for my new desktop. It had excellent bang-for-the-buck and was so much faster.

about 8 months ago

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MobiTV Threatens Legal Action Over Unsecured Files

T-Bone-T T-Bone-T writes  |  more than 6 years ago

T-Bone-T (1048702) writes "MobiTV is threatening HowardForums with removal from the Internet for providing links to its unsecured TV feeds. MobiTV claims that a HowardForums user has posted instructions on how to access a file containing the urls of their live feeds. MobiTV claims the feed urls were discovered through "hacking" or "debugging" but it turns out the file is accessible by anyone with access to the internet and the ability to type. The announcement on HowardForums can be found here,the PDF cease and desist letter from MobiTV here, and the post with the instructions here."

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