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Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone

TraumaHound High Expectations (75 comments)

I expect big things, Blackberry have been world leaders in self destruction for the past eight years.

about a month ago

Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

TraumaHound That *is* funny! (314 comments)

Musk offered this amusing example: '... This happened after the vehicle impacted a roundabout at 110 mph, shearing off 15 feet of concrete curbwall and tearing off the left front wheel, then smashing through an eight foot tall buttressed concrete wall on the other side of the road and tearing off the right front wheel, before crashing into a tree.


about 10 months ago

Google's Motorola Adventure: Stinging Defeat, Or Semi-Victory?

TraumaHound Re:Not the whole story (139 comments)

At least 5200.

About 4000 in August 2012 and another 1200 in March 2013.

about a year ago

Google Store Sends User Information To App Developers

TraumaHound Re:How is this a big deal? (269 comments)

this is already true for every Paypal or credit card purchase you've ever made too

It's not true (and shouldn't be true) for digital purchases. Apple doesn't provide developers with any personal customer information for app purchases. Valve doesn't for Steam purchases. Amazon doesn't for digital software purchases. Microsoft doesn't for app or Xbox purchases.

Google is unique in this regard and not in a good way.

about 2 years ago

Rare Photos: Gnu Crashing a Windows 8 Launch Event

TraumaHound Re:It was funny in 1995 (313 comments)

the FSF's approved list of completely free distributions. It's basically Ubuntu with a free kernel and without the option of installing Flash.

There goes my irony quota for the day.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?

TraumaHound Re:/etc/hosts (646 comments)

Homer: Hey, what gives? I thought you had a Internet access.

Ned: Sure doodily-do. Over 131,572 sites locked out!

more than 2 years ago

NVIDIA Challenges Apple's iPad Benchmarks

TraumaHound iPad 2 Already Beat Tegra 3 (198 comments)

Considering that these graphics benchmarks from Anandtech show the iPad 2 GPU handily beating a Tegra 3, it doesn't seem like much of a stretch that the iPad 3 GPU should beat it further.

more than 2 years ago

Ford Tests DIY Firmware Updates

TraumaHound Re:Wi-Fi? (164 comments)

The vehicles do have wi-fi and Bluetooth. I can, for example, tether my phone to my vehicle which will, in turn, create a hotspot that other wi-fi devices can connect to (in the days of mobile iPhone and Android hot spots, this seems like a pretty unnecessary feature).

I would imagine that Ford is already sweating the self-server USB updates enough that they wouldn't want to risk over-the-air updates on the first go-round.

Give it a few years.

more than 2 years ago

Why Has Blu-ray Failed To Catch Hold?

TraumaHound Physical Media is So Last Decade (1162 comments)

Compared to services like iTunes, Hulu, Netflix and, let's face it, torrents, physical media is a pain in the butt. No need to switch discs, access from (most) any device, no unskippable ads, etc.

I think a lot of the tech geeks and early adopters have already moved on; with or without the entertainment industry.

more than 3 years ago

Panasonic Launches Beautifying Camera

TraumaHound Detection Features (163 comments)

Duck face detected. Please retake photo.

more than 3 years ago

EasyDNS Falsely Accused of Unplugging WikiLeaks

TraumaHound Guess that explains that (267 comments)

That should solve the mystery of why Wikileaks "went back" to EasyDNS for hosting. Shame that people didn't dig a little deeper when that seemed weird.

more than 4 years ago

Monkey Island Creator Slams Corporate Control Over Game Publishing

TraumaHound Maybe not the best example. (298 comments)

a photography app that was rejected because it used the volume buttons as trigger

It's a volume button. I don't have a problem with Apple with rejecting an app that subverts the defined usage of a hardware button. I haven't used (or heard of) this app, but what does it do if you try to change the volume of your music or phone call when also trying to take a picture?

more than 4 years ago

Copyright License Fees Drive Pandora Out of Canada

TraumaHound Vicious Cycle (254 comments)

'Why would you spend a lot of money trying to build a service in Canada when Canadians take so much without paying for it?' said Graham Henderson, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association

How are Canadian music lovers supposed to pay for music if no one builds a service to do so?

more than 4 years ago

French Branch of Scientology Is Convicted of Fraud

TraumaHound Re:I'm surprised nobody has said this yet, but.. (622 comments)

The short version is that Christian salvation is free. I can go to church, I can read the bible, I can get into heaven without ever giving a cent to a Christian denomination.

Christianity is only free if your time is free.

more than 5 years ago

PS3 Firmware Update, Heavenly Sword Demo This Week

TraumaHound Alright, eject! (72 comments)

Fucking finally! I've been watching Talladega Nights for eight months!

more than 7 years ago


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