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Buying New Commercial IT Hardware Isn't Always Worthwhile (Video)

Tsiangkun Paid Ad ? (92 comments)

Roblimo has thick skin. He said so in March when he posted an advertisement for this same service in the disguise of a story. This still looks like front page placement of an ad for a friends company. How much does it cost for front page placement ?

about two weeks ago
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Google I/O 2014 Begins [updated]

Tsiangkun Re: /. Should pay an editor (49 comments)

I did not suggest a mistake. I suggested it was a typo by some being too cute to get the message correct. I think it was an attempt to do as you say, but the expression as typed does not parse correctly. Google developer tracking^w conference is one way to express the idea. Google developer tracking ^w^wdevelopers conference is another.

about a month ago
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Google I/O 2014 Begins [updated]

Tsiangkun Re: /. Should pay an editor (49 comments)

Holy abuse of parenthesis !
... acquisitions and projects (like the recent purchase of Nest, which itself promptly bought Dropcam, the ever smarter fleet of self-driving cars, the growing number of Glass devices in the wild, and the announcement of a 3D scanning high end tablet quite unlike the Nexus line of tablets and phones), ...

about a month ago
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Google I/O 2014 Begins [updated]

Tsiangkun /. Should pay an editor (49 comments)

I/O, the company's annual developer tracking^wdevelopers conference,
I use vi, but I assume the control w is emacs to delete a word.
Developer developers conference ?

Is that really what the op wanted ?

about a month ago
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California Regulators Tell Ride-Shares No Airport Runs

Tsiangkun Re: next it will be illegal (314 comments)

These are not car pools. That same car comes and goes *just* like the commercial drivers. All day long. Day after day. Week after week. One airport run after another. Not hard to spot.

about a month and a half ago
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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

Tsiangkun Re: Not so quick (305 comments)

Aren't you the AC bitching about Apple and their walled gardens ? I own my machines. I pay my ISP fees. Let me run my services as I see fit. NAT sucks. It's a walled garden that breaks the internet. Seems lots of people here really do want a walled garden.

about a month and a half ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

Tsiangkun All bad ideas for kindle. (321 comments)

The person clearly wants a tablet. I want a better kindle with features like color e-ink, and a much larger e-ink display for magazines and PDFs.

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Travis Kalanick About Startups and Uber

Tsiangkun Re: a question that will not be answered (79 comments)

Uber connects drivers lacking commercial driving licenses, and insurance that covers transporting passengers commercially, with passengers seeking commercial transportation. Fixed that for you.

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Travis Kalanick About Startups and Uber

Tsiangkun Re: a question that will not be answered (79 comments)

+1 Its exactly like anyone with a hammer can be a sub contractor in the construction industry. Or anyone with a flashlight, billyclub, and gun can become a private police officer on subcontract. Every industry does this.

about 2 months ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

Tsiangkun Re:Pittsburgh Mayor was asked to crack down (353 comments)

I, for one, will look forward to the city being sued for an enormous amount of money when the inevitable deaths happen, and the PUC showns they had expressed concerns and the mayor gave zero fucks for public safety.

about 4 months ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

Tsiangkun Re:This is what cab companies need to do to remain (353 comments)

That is carpooling, not "RideSharing" as the term applies here. Uber is a for profit company. They abuse the phrase "ride sharing" to hide that they have full time drivers acting as if they were licensed to provide transportation to the public.

about 4 months ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

Tsiangkun Re:Simpler (353 comments)

It won't work, but not because miles are payment.
Trading miles doesn't work when your clients prefer to not have a car

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Tsiangkun Re:A production tool on a consumption device? (184 comments)

Or, is it a way to share your powerpoint and not have to carry more than your mobile device ? We have a wifi projector at work. This is just another way to let people throw something up on the screen without moving cables around. Think of it as a presentation tool on the mobiles, that supports minor editing and layout changes and it makes a little more sense. Most people wanting this have office, and office documents, and this opens up a new way to present them.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Tsiangkun Re:Well, that took a while (184 comments)

Come out of your hole, apple laptops are dominating in my area. Python, Go, d3, ... all the groups I frequent are apparently not readers of /., or some /. readers do not get out into the real world much.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Tsiangkun Re:Perfect (184 comments)

I went 12 years without needing an office suite. When looking for a new job, it was the first thing I used to update the resume in .doc format, .rtf, and .txt.

about 4 months ago
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Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

Tsiangkun Indeed (729 comments)

+1.

about 10 months ago
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Half of All Research Papers Published In 2011 Already Free To Read

Tsiangkun Re:What about all the non-researchers? (82 comments)

Most articles can be had in a few minutes for those who have even remedial social skills. FB post " Can someone send me this article ?" wait 10 minutes.

about a year ago
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Half of All Research Papers Published In 2011 Already Free To Read

Tsiangkun Re:What about all the non-researchers? (82 comments)

we generally pay to be published in the glossy covered journals. The direction of travel for the money is from the researchers to the journals.

about a year ago
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GNUstep Kickstarter Campaign Launched

Tsiangkun Darling == Google Drive ? (131 comments)

Is this Darling project going to be the easiest way to get a functioning google drive client for linux ? Windows, MacOSX, iOS, and Android all have clients, and at this point the lack of a functioning linux client is not a technical issue.

about a year ago

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