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Apple's Game Center Shares Your Real Name

VisiX Re:First Impression (182 comments)

Steve Jobs salad isn't going to toss itself.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Reportedly Working On TV Service For Xbox 360

VisiX Re:sigh (121 comments)

No one on the Disney channel dresses in the way you describe. Perhaps you are thinking of some parody pornography or something.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Reportedly Working On TV Service For Xbox 360

VisiX Re:Too Noisy (121 comments)

ESPN3 on the traditional internet is pretty awful as well most of the time. I don't think the quality of the feed has anything to do with the Xbox.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Reportedly Working On TV Service For Xbox 360

VisiX Re:This is likely to piss off AT&T (121 comments)

Moral of the story; Competition is good, unless it's Microsoft. I can't believe people actually feel bad for AT&T.

more than 3 years ago
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Nook Color Rooted — Will B&N Embrace the Tablet?

VisiX Re:Reaction (181 comments)

In this way it resembles nearly every other law on the books.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Patents Location Social Networking

VisiX Re:Filed in 2007 (120 comments)

You can't patent something that is obvious. Tacking GPS onto Dodgeball would occur to anyone who is familiar with both.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Patents Location Social Networking

VisiX Re:Not a chance. (120 comments)

It doesn't matter, patents have to be nonobvious. This is clearly an obvious extension of an existing technology.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Are We Losing Vertical Pixels?

VisiX Re:Solution (1140 comments)

I moved my taskbars to the side the day I got a widescreen monitor. When apps are maximized it has no effect and since vertical space is harder to come by when putting multiple windows on a screen it made sense to move it to the left. Additionally I hate icon grouping and having the taskbar on the side lets me have roughly 30 windows open before any sort of grouping.

more than 3 years ago
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How Good Software Makes Us Stupid

VisiX Re:More like... (385 comments)

I was at burger king last week and I saw a guy order an 8 piece chicken tender (these are chicken nugget things) for $2.50. The 4 piece is $1 on the value menu. I mentioned this to him and he said "Yeah, buying more is always cheaper". I just nodded and died a little inside.

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils New Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

VisiX Re:They did what? (150 comments)

Anyone who is going to buy a $70 controller probably has the buttons memorized. (video states price as $64.99+tax)

about 4 years ago
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US Students Struggle With Understanding of the 'Equal' Sign

VisiX Is that really the best example (1268 comments)

I have a hard time believing algebra students would do something similar if you replaced the parenthesis with a single character (like an x) in 4+3+2=( )+2. I am not surprised that students are confused when presented with equations using unfamiliar symbols rather than conventional single character variables. I am also not surprised that pre-algebra math students don't understand algebra. Judging from the summary it looks like this research was setup with the specific intent to prove their preformulated conclusion.

more than 4 years ago
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Lasers Approach Their Ultimate Intensity Limit

VisiX Re:Limits? Ha! (384 comments)

Limits are made to be broken.

The opposite of this is true.

more than 4 years ago
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Online Forum Speeding Boast Leads To Conviction

VisiX Re:Snitch (457 comments)

I speed everywhere. I drive a performance car, I drive at a speed I feel safe. If a tractor trailer can do 65 safely I can certainly do 75 safely given I have half the stopping distance, 1000 times the handling ability, and I am awake and alert. Most speed limits make very little sense.

more than 4 years ago
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EVE Player Loses $1,200 Worth of Game Time In-Game

VisiX Re:You an do that? (620 comments)

People play EVE because of the risk involved, they do not want the risks removed.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Adds Delete Account Option

VisiX Re:I'm not into Facebook - yet! What am I missing? (249 comments)

They still call me to do things, they just don't call me directly all the time for group type outings. Do you call everyone you know to invite them directly if you are going to see a movie or going to the gym to play basketball? I don't, and neither do most people. I like movies and basketball and if my friends are there I am more likely to go, especially on a weeknight.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Adds Delete Account Option

VisiX Re:I'm not into Facebook - yet! What am I missing? (249 comments)

I have recently signed up for facebook because my friends stopped calling and texting people and just started posting "I'll be at blah blah blah at 8pm tonight, come along". I was missing out on a lot of fun things I could possibly be doing because I didn't have an account, so now I have one.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Doesn't Appreciate Toilet Humor

VisiX Re:Trademarks are not absolute (104 comments)

This is only true when the product you are fighting is related to the product that is trademarked (like Kleenex and other tissue brands). People already refer to all MP3 players as iPods anyway, so in my mind Apple already lost this fight. In any case, they are in danger of losing their trademark because a portable latrine exists with a similar but different name. Even if it was called iPod exactly they still shouldn't have a case because it does not play music or surf the web, it doesn't even appear to be a powered device.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Doesn't Appreciate Toilet Humor

VisiX Re:A travesty, except for one thing... (104 comments)

They thought it was a funny name and it is, I doubt it was anything more than that. Didn't Apple already lose a lawsuit where they claimed they owned the idea of the small i in front of a word?

more than 4 years ago
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Consumer Reports Can't Recommend iPhone 4

VisiX Re:With such a simple solution at hand.. (507 comments)

Wow... you're really sticking it to them by continuing to use their phone and paying $1000+ a year on a contract with a mandatory data plan. Nicely done.

more than 4 years ago

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