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Is the App Store Broken?

Travis Mansbridge Recent purchases/downloads (241 comments)

A list of recently purchased/downloaded or even new additions would cycle a larger group of useful apps to the app store audience.

2 days ago
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A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

Travis Mansbridge Re:I thought it wasnt possible (133 comments)

The fictional compression algorithm doesn't work. The metric for rating compression algorithms does work (insofar as more compressed/faster algorithms achieve a better rating).

4 days ago
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A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

Travis Mansbridge Re:It really works? (133 comments)

The fictional compression algorithm doesn't work. The metric for rating compression algorithms does work (inasmuch as more compressed/faster algorithms achieve a better rating).

4 days ago
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A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

Travis Mansbridge Re:Dupe (133 comments)

Aside from centering around Silicon Valley, I don't see how these stories are related. That one is about a fictional compression algorithm, while this one is about a method for rating compression algorithms which is becoming nonfiction.

4 days ago
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A Credit Card-Sized, Arduino-Based Game Device (Video)

Travis Mansbridge Re:Credit Card-Sized Game Device = "Old Phone"? (33 comments)

Well, none of those can fit inside your wallet. However, the buttons are capacitive.. and given that you'd generally need to hold something this size between your thumb and forefinger at all times, leaving your thumb off the button and moving it between buttons may prove to be a bit of a challenge.

4 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Travis Mansbridge Re:Role reversal (394 comments)

You really have to wonder? Late payment fees is all they will get.

about a week ago
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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Travis Mansbridge Re:What? (200 comments)

The Telecommunications association seems to have forgotten how telecommunication works.. not to mention the meaning of the word "indeed"

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Travis Mansbridge Re:"Men" in the gaming industry? (962 comments)

While this comment is clearly a troll, it highlights nicely that trolls can target either gender. The problem these women are experiencing with people on the internet isn't to do with the entire male gender, it has to do with internet trolls. There are plenty out there, and when you strike one down two more take their place. And while most trolls may be men, most men are not trolls.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Names Building For Neil Armstrong

Travis Mansbridge Re:"to Mars" (52 comments)

You'd better call NASA and let them know!

about two weeks ago
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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

Travis Mansbridge Re:Multiverse theory (147 comments)

What happens when two multiverse theories collide?

about two weeks ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Travis Mansbridge Re:Dear Trey Parker and Matt Stone (138 comments)

Yeah, it's not like Murdoch would ever pull a Hearst and get people attracted to his media outlets just so he can spew falsities to advance his political agenda.

Oh wait...

about three weeks ago
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"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

Travis Mansbridge Re:Will we ever stop celebrating him? (157 comments)

There is an argument to make that he was intentionally trying to make a martyr out of himself.

Considering he intentionally took his own life, partly as a means of highlighting his overwhelming situation, you're right. He paid an incredible price just so that the rest of us might take notice of the great injustice at hand, and that deserves at least this much attention.

about three weeks ago
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In Düsseldorf, A Robot Valet Will Park Your Car

Travis Mansbridge Re:What could possibly go wrong (120 comments)

Actually, from this part of the video, it looks like two slats converge under the front and rear wheels. This would also be suitable for lifting three-wheeled cars (mentioned in a comment below).

about a month ago
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Comcast Executives Appear To Share Cozy Relationships With Regulators

Travis Mansbridge Re:Not a VIP box at the Olympics (63 comments)

Then invalidated the mod point by posting in the same discussion..

about a month ago
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Ars Takes an Early Look At the Privacy-Centric Blackphone

Travis Mansbridge Re:Apps which require location? (67 comments)

The FBI has been able to listen to any cell phone mic, even when off (as long as it has battery power) for quite some time now.

about a month ago
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Australian Government Seeks To Boost Spy Agencies' Powers

Travis Mansbridge Re:We must not allow a spy gap! (54 comments)

"We" are still the leaders in spying, considering we (if you're referring to the US) are one of the members of the ECHELON group, a.k.a. the "five eyes" or AUSCANNZUKUS (for the five members: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US). As long as each member is permitted to spy on "foreign" countries, they are free to exchange data gathered on citizens of them all. If the NSA gets quashed, ASIO, GCHQ and the rest of them can just pick up the slack.

about a month ago
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What Happens If You Have a Heart Attack In Space?

Travis Mansbridge Re:Today? (83 comments)

One thing's for certain: no one can hear you scream.

about a month ago
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$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

Travis Mansbridge Re:Thanks for the tip! (448 comments)

Most RFID tags are passive; the power is provided by a base-station or reader of some sort, and simply reflected off the tags in the same way roadsigns are illuminated by your own headlights.

about a month ago
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$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

Travis Mansbridge Re:Thanks for the tip! (448 comments)

When passé became a cliché.

about a month ago

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Little Big Planet delayed due to Quran references

Travis Mansbridge Travis Mansbridge writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Travis Mansbridge (830557) writes "According to an article over at CNET, the much-anticipated title 'Little Big Planet' will be delayed until October 27th, due to phrases from the Quran being used in two of the background tracks. The developer, Media Molecule, said that they prepared a 'zero day' patch to resolve the issue, however '...a decision was made within Sony that the right thing to do for quality and support...was to replace existing disks.'"
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Demonoid is Back

Travis Mansbridge Travis Mansbridge writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Travis Mansbridge (830557) writes "It appears that the bit-torrent tracker Demonoid (Shut down on November 9, 2007) has come back online, apparently under new management. From the site's front page:

Since a few months ago, Deimos, the site administrator, lacks the necessary time to take care of the website, because of personal matters he's been needing to attend to. For this reason, he has decided to leave the site staff.
Before leaving, he assigned a new site administrator from among his friends to take care of the site. The old moderator team will continue helping with the site, unchanged. We will try to keep running everything just as it always has been.
The trackers and website seem to be working properly, and should any issues arise, they will be taken care of as soon as possible. The site might be going on and offline over the next days as we work out any problems.
The message is signed by the new admin apparent, 'Umlauf'."

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