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Microsoft Says Google Trying To Undermine Windows Phone

Vectronic Re:Fair for the goose... (476 comments)

Yes, they *should*... but regarding this specific instance/thing... why should MS have to change 10s/100s of things not related to Google to use one of Google's things. A thing that is really easy for Google to do, and will make them profit?

Apple is a darling little angel right? Of course it deserves access to the API, because they don't restrict anything, at all, ever.

I highly doubt Google is sitting there all "Muahaha, no API for you, that'll show you to change your ways!"

WebDAV, difficult, but not impossible?
Bing Search... so?... don't get me wrong, I love options... but, that's why I wouldn't get a WinPhone.
Access... aww, I hope you didn't short your phone out from crying.,, there's options.
Bootloader... again... aww... it's a stupid thing to do on their part, but...ok... options.

Maybe get an Android phone next time?

about 2 years ago
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Newspaper That Published Gun-Owners List Hires Armed Guards

Vectronic Re:They are assholes (1435 comments)

It's both a shame, and yet appropriate that you posted anonymously.

No mod points, +1, almost perfect.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easiest Way To Consolidate Household Media?

Vectronic Re:Plex will do exactly what you need (272 comments)

Very large library of...? It's good at videos, as long as you don't dump/add a bunch all at once and expect to have everything functioning within a coffee break. DLNA, or direct connections without all the tagging/info/images/etc might work quicker... can't say I've tested that.

I tried adding about 16,000+ MP3's... after an hour and a half, I gave up, killed the app, proceeded to uninstall and remove the zillions of left-over XML files (side note: do not suggest installing on an SSD unless your ok burning them out), and then re-installed... tried the same with I'm not sure, about 8,000 or so images... not happening... remove, clean, re-install... (ok I'm a bit OCD there, but even with a couple hundred videos, there's thousands and thousands of XML files generated... that shit annoys me)

3570K OC to 4.2... 8GB DDR3 @ 1800 CL8... SATA3 SSD...roughly 500/500M/s for installation drive, SATA3 1TB 64MB 7200 mechanical for the data being accessed.

If yours is working well for you, great... but I wouldn't consider it a primary choice, I'm forced to use it for my (LG) TV... otherwise I wouldn't even touch it ever again.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easiest Way To Consolidate Household Media?

Vectronic Re:Plex will do exactly what you need (272 comments)

+1 for *NOT* using Plex.

It's a horrible piece of "software"... easy? yes... fine for a couple hundred videos, absolutely... start getting into MP3's or images of any substantial number... >1000 you're going to be in progress pain.

Also, it doesn't do back-ups... so the "dumping" part is still open for debate... and since there are apps that do both, alternatives highly suggested... but I have no suggestion.

about 2 years ago
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Woz Applying For Australian Citizenship Because of the NBN

Vectronic Re:Thats no way to be a good citizen (385 comments)

Who knows?...

I'll claim a surplus of ignorance about many specifics, but wouldn't:
1. An X/s optical connection be more consistent regarding speed?
2. Downloading a DVD in 7 minutes isn't really necessary... but it's nice.
3. If everyone/majority has Jigabytes of speed... how would that change the internet, what would become possible/everyday because of it?
4. Wouldn't it be... at least slightly... less prone to acts of God and his daggers of electrical wrath, waves of mutilation, pee... and such?

Probably less to do with "I need pr0n right MEOW!!!" and more about the fact it exists, so... why not?... and if everyone can have it, cool, lets do some shit.

about 2 years ago
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Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital

Vectronic Re:Vermont. (1007 comments)

Anyone immunocompromised should be in a separate ward/building from admittance/general diagnosis areas.

What about people that haven't even had a chance to be vaccinated yet, should they be thrown out too simply because they are sick? Anyone sick, shouldn't be allowed to go to the hospital because they might make sick people sick?

Like I said, I'm not against vaccinations, only forced vaccinations... I'm not against dentists, or hair dressers either... force me to go to one, I will be though.

more than 2 years ago
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Lack of Vaccination Sends Babies In Oregon To the Hospital

Vectronic Re:Vermont. (1007 comments)

Good for you, wasn't planning on ever living in Vermont anyways.

I'm not really "anti-vax", but I'm sure as hell not pro-forced vaccinations, especially one size fits all type ones.

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Mint To Create Digital Currency

Vectronic Re:A better name (298 comments)

I would have gone the other way... L + 8 = T... L - 8 = D... digital currency, Doonie...

more than 2 years ago
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Brazilian Schoolchildren Tagged By Computer Chips

Vectronic Re:I knew this would happen - and more worse to co (288 comments)

I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to find someone to double up on uniforms... or you know, find the chip, take it out, stick it in some else's pocket, which is what I would have done in school.

But now I'd probably just start collecting uniforms and microwaving them in the cafeteria... "I paid for the uniform, the uniform is fine, too bad about your chip"

more than 2 years ago
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Congress Wants Your TSA Stories

Vectronic Re:via Facebook only? (328 comments)

Action:

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more than 2 years ago
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New Samsung TV Watches You Watching It

Vectronic Re:Be thankful... (320 comments)

I think it would be preferable if they were competing with NSA/CIA/DHS/etc... at least then whatever methods they (Samsung, et al) used to spy on you wouldn't be as useful to the former groups.

Given most "Smart" TV's have WiFi and/or Bluetooth, it's like Google LivingRoomView, BedroomView, ShitterView... just drive around with the right transceivers, SWAT will probably have access too.

more than 2 years ago
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Linux 3.3 Released

Vectronic Re:Recursion (314 comments)

3.3 all the way down

more than 2 years ago
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What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie

Vectronic With my eyes. (409 comments)

"At the theatre" is the closest, but I prefer watching them on a screen/monitor in a house.

more than 2 years ago
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Reinventing the Clapper With a Knock-Based Home Automation Controller

Vectronic Re:Are Americans really this lazy? (92 comments)

It's not necessarily, or only about laziness, but aesthetics too. Also handy if you have a room with 3 entrances, but only one has a light switch, etc.

more than 2 years ago
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Meet The Man Who Designed a Tablet Computer 15 Years Before the iPad

Vectronic Re:iPad (374 comments)

I don't really know how right you might be, but I greatly enjoyed the aggression you put into it.

more than 2 years ago
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'Of Course We Are In a Post-PC World,' Says Ray Ozzie

Vectronic Re:You can have my PC (399 comments)

Cool School... now create something on your phone/tablet that can't be done on a Fisher-Price Learning Computer for Toddlers.

1. Beat match a few songs, mix them with a few beats of your own...
2. Crop out 1:33.17 to 5:47.61 from a video, and then overlay some 3D CGI animation on it...
3. Design a poster for a local fair of 50 companies/organizations/businesses using their logos...
4. ...output???
5. Profit!

Most of that stuff prior to desktop computers, was done in a room or two full of tables and numerous hand tools... we have quad-core "superphones" now with decent enough GPUs to make it possible... but even if the iOWinDroidTabliPhone had applications to do it, it would still take far too long to do it compared to a desktop or laptop with your two or three fingered input and 20 pixel precision... always sacrificing either input, or output.

Even if you mix in voice commands, iris tracking, and a pen... it's a clusterfuck of imprecise input, unless you want everything to end up like this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suprematist_Composition

Not saying they don't have their creative uses, really really wish they could do everything, or I could even foresee them doing so... but, I don't see it happening unless "everything is a remix" you have your standard 1000 shapes, sounds, clips, lengths, resolutions, etc... like Lego, maybe even Technic Lego...but... so limited.

more than 2 years ago
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The Vortex Gun Coming Soon To a Protest Near You

Vectronic Re:Use this in war. (295 comments)

everything else aside... if you're creating a toroidal vortex that can travel 150± you're likely going to hear it before it gets there, you'll probably still hit your target, but anyone more than like 10 feet from the target will be like "oh, they're right there just 150 feet away" - boom dead... as apposed to grenade launchers which can be upwards of 1500 meters away. (MK19, MK47, etc).

There also isn't too much chance of rapid fire since the vortexes will disturb the previously calm air, making them dissipate closer and closer to the cannon itself, or causing them to go off target from pressure differences, and turbulence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDx-mQqzYNw

more than 2 years ago

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