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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

Whatanut Re:Reverse DNS setup properly? (405 comments)

I can't believe I had to scroll this far down to find this comment. It's the first thing that popped into my head.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

Whatanut Re:What license? (525 comments)

I like how that rolls off the tongue. And it's fitting. BOA as in the constrictor and LI as in it's a lie... It works!

about two weeks ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

Whatanut Re:Why would I use it? (631 comments)

Hmm... I was going to dispute the surcharge bit. But, apparently you're right. I swear I just looked that up within the last year and it was still prohibited. They only allowed a discount for cash transactions (which is why so many gas stations have a different price for cash). But, I see something has happened and at least Visa now allows surcharges in the US, Australia and New Zealand. I'm curious about what forced their hand on that one.

about a month ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Whatanut Re:a couple of things... (406 comments)

Not really. There is nothing really said in that speech that tells people not to do stupid things like inflating their vest at the wrong time. The point is that, suing the FAA for not requiring people to listen is pretty silly, as well. The large majority of those that aren't going to listen have already heard many times over. Those that have never flown and don't listen probably aren't bright enough to not do stupid things.

about a month ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Whatanut Re:a couple of things... (406 comments)

You're ignoring the fact that a two minute talk isn't going to change the fact that people are going to panic and ignore all rationality when things go bad...

about a month ago
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Friendly Reminder: Do Not Place Your iPhone In a Microwave

Whatanut Re:Jokes aside (240 comments)

There are already a number of waterproof phones on the market. Google brings up several hits. Here's one that is made for filming under water...
http://www.sonymobile.com/us/p...

about 2 months ago
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Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

Whatanut Re:The USA (182 comments)

I fail to see how we're "very close to a large percentage" being able to do this. Sounds plausible on the surface. But I still see a huge amount of infrastructure that needs to be put in place. It's not like it's good enough to just have a power outlet somewhere in the building that you can use. Number one, a parking garage would basically need a receptacle at every parking space. Along with a system for charging the person recharging their vehicle. Energy is not free.

That being said, are these difficult obstacles to overcome? No. But it's still a lot of infrastructure somebody needs to invest in before it becomes a plausible solution.

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

Whatanut Poor experience for those that do have kinect (174 comments)

Doesn't that then lead to a bad situation for kinect users? If you design a game that relies on that overhead, then those that don't have it will have a poor experience. Granted, you can probably just disconnect the kinect and be just fine. Be all know what the general masses will do. Complain.

about 6 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

Whatanut Re:Awesome!!! (417 comments)

In what world is negotiating a better price illegal?

about 6 months ago
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Today Is International Day Against DRM

Whatanut Digitl Rights Management (256 comments)

How has nobody pointed out yet that DRM stands for Digital Rights Management? Or did I just woosh it?

about a year and a half ago
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Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth

Whatanut Please stop (77 comments)

Plesae stop calling it "super storm". It was unusual for that area. That is all. It was no where near has large a storm as have been seen in other places.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple's Lightning-to-HDMI Dongle Secretly Packed With ARM, Airplay

Whatanut Re:Wireless wire? (392 comments)

Of the three things I have plugged in via USB right now, two of them have the USB logo facing away from me. So, it's not surprising that most people don't know this...

about a year and a half ago
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26 Nuclear Power Plants In Hurricane Sandy's Path

Whatanut Re:Around here (392 comments)

The wikipedia page on containment buildings has this blurb.

In 1988, Sandia National Laboratories conducted a test of slamming a jet fighter into a large concrete block at 481 miles per hour (775 km/h).[14][15] The airplane left only a 2.5-inch-deep (64 mm) gouge in the concrete. Although the block was not constructed like a containment building missile shield, it was not anchored, etc., the results were considered indicative. A subsequent study by EPRI, the Electric Power Research Institute, concluded that commercial airliners did not pose a danger.[16]

While not a direct proof of design criteria, it seems to line up with the original statement.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Containment_building

about 2 years ago
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Replacing Windows 8's Missing Start Menu

Whatanut Re:how about (396 comments)

Too be honest, NT 4.0 had it's fair share of quirks. I had one of those three month evaluation copies. I never once hit the timeout. I bounced back and forth between that and Windows 95. Whichever one was pissing me off least at the time...

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Won't Hear Body-Scanner Appeal

Whatanut Re:Checks and Balances (170 comments)

How is this a violation of due process. As has been said by several others, the guy filed in the wrong court, got his lawsuit rejected and wanted SCOTUS to over turn that decision. This guy is the one not following process.

more than 2 years ago
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Motorola To Cut 4,000 Jobs, Focus On High-End Devices

Whatanut Re:More reasont to give up hope on a good dumb pho (247 comments)

Of course, you realize this is nowhere near being in the best interest of manufacturer. You're asking for a low priced phone (margins aside) that you'll buy today and use for 10+ years. It's much more in their interest to get you to upgrade every couple of years. Repeat customer.

I'm sure your answer to that would be "Screw 'em! I'm the customer! This is what I want!" However, I'm sure we're all aware that it doesn't work this way. There is always the other spectrum where they are simply losing overall sales because they don't provide you what you want. But I don't see that happening with phones much these days. Most people want the bling...

more than 2 years ago
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Google Announces Plans, Pricing For Kansas City Fiber Network

Whatanut Re:Unusual Pricing (263 comments)

Well, sure. $70/month isn't bad at all. But $75!? Come on! That's an outrage!

more than 2 years ago

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