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Futuristic Sex Robots Now Just "Sex Robots"

WillyDavidK Re:O RLY? (602 comments)

No, they produce lubricant - there is a difference.

more than 4 years ago
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New Pi Computation Record Using a Desktop PC

WillyDavidK So.... (204 comments)

So what exactly has been accomplished here?

more than 4 years ago
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New Pi Computation Record Using a Desktop PC

WillyDavidK Re:Finally! (204 comments)

Too bad you'll need to upgrade your TI-83 to about 1.2TB of storage space to manipulate the number! And I hope you have some AAs that can last a few years under load...

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets?

WillyDavidK Re:Bulk discount (221 comments)

The iPhone didn't sell well initially for a couple of reasons. Most individuals didn't think they needed smart phones. Most smart phone users didn't think the iPhone was a real smart phone. It took a while for people to realize the potential of the app store, and what the iPhone could do for them.

Sure, and then there's the fact that the iPhone didn't originally have a reasonable subsidy, meaning people had to pay a much higher price than they were used to paying for a subsidized phone. Oh, and the fact that the app store wasn't released until a year later with software 2.0.

more than 4 years ago
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Palm Ignores USB-IF Warning, Restores iTunes Sync

WillyDavidK Re:I remember (656 comments)

Palm [is] just being lazy, because they don't want to have to write and support their own sync code.

Well, by that logic, it could be argued that Apple is being lazy because they don't want to write and support full-featured APIs which can provide a comparable syncing experience to that of an iPod. It could also be argued that Apple deliberately does so, in an effort to coerce buyers into purchasing the iPod because of the better experience. Of course, it would be difficult to put Apple at fault for such action, as iTunes is their own program with which they are free to code as they like - unless, of course, iTunes manages to dominate market share (which I don't think it has, but I'm not sure), in which case they would possess a monopoly of the Music Player and Portable Music Device Syncing software market, and could be at fault for an anti-trust case or unfair competition. But all that really matters at this point is which company has more money.

more than 5 years ago
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Intel Connects PCs To Devices Using Light

WillyDavidK Re:Who would use this? (179 comments)

How about distributing the 25GB image accross 10 MLC SSD drives in a RAID 0 configuration and connecting them all to the computer via SATAII into a SAS card with 3 SAS-4xSATA adapters. With 10 drives, each distributed piece would be 2.5 GB, which should take about 12.5 seconds to transfer if each drive has a transfer speed of around 200MBps, followed by whatever amount of processing time was needed for the file to be rebuilt. It may be cumbersome and require a thick bundle of cables, but it is possible. Here's a similar experiment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dWOEa4Djs

more than 5 years ago
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Intel Connects PCs To Devices Using Light

WillyDavidK Re:Who would use this? (179 comments)

Then you have 2Km of fiber connecting two separate commercial locations - the article is referring to consumer products. Your argument isn't even relevant to the topic at hand.

more than 5 years ago
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Intel Connects PCs To Devices Using Light

WillyDavidK Re:Who would use this? (179 comments)

You do realize spdif is only a protocal and exists in multiple forms, including optical as well as coaxial (there are even rare forms that use BNC or XLR, similar to SMPTE) , and only accounts for 2 data streams (generally audio). If you were going down that path the least you could have said is ADAT - at least that accounts for 8 streams instead of 2.

more than 5 years ago
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Console Makers Worry Over Growing Competition From Apple

WillyDavidK Re:Except that the iPhone is a TERRIBLE game machi (281 comments)

Correction: You suck at iPhone games. Just because you are too lazy to learn a new control scheme and therefore fail at every attempt to play one of these games doesn't mean that they suck - it means that you suck at playing them.

more than 5 years ago
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How the iPod Nano's Video Abilities Stack Up

WillyDavidK Re:Has anyone stopped to wonder... (216 comments)

That was my exact first reaction. It doesn't make sense to me either..

more than 5 years ago
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How the iPod Nano's Video Abilities Stack Up

WillyDavidK Re:Has anyone stopped to wonder... (216 comments)

if you have an mp3 player (or an iPod particularly), you probably also have a camera phone

more than 5 years ago
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How the iPod Nano's Video Abilities Stack Up

WillyDavidK Re:make a real camera please (216 comments)

The camera is almost always contained in its own module, meaning it can be removed for people in your situation. The only problem is the nano is not very easy to get into. The iPhone, however is a synch to open, so you could still use one and just pop the camera out.

more than 5 years ago
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How the iPod Nano's Video Abilities Stack Up

WillyDavidK Re:make a real camera please (216 comments)

He said an entry level DSLR, which is in the 600-800 dollar price range. At that price point you aren't necessarily dealing with semi-pro or even hobbyists, youre just dealing with someone who wants a high quality camera. They may actually NOT want a DSLR due to the complex controls and whatnot.

more than 5 years ago
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Comparing Microsoft and Apple Websites' Usability

WillyDavidK Re:What browser? (314 comments)

Safari on the mac does not render the same as Safari on the PC.

I'd also like to see a hard example of this - since they are both using the same webkit rendering engine and javascript engine (can't remember the name atm) I don't see why there would be any differences other than the computer environment itself (ie lacking the latest flash player, etc)

more than 5 years ago
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Comparing Microsoft and Apple Websites' Usability

WillyDavidK Re:What browser? (314 comments)

That's true, most of the time I don't even bother navigating apple.com if I'm trying to find a product page, I just type in apple.com/prudctname and 90% of the time it works - and even if it doesn't, the 404 page analyzes the url you were looking for and makes suggestions of the page you may have been referring to!

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Balks, Finally Relents, At Possible User Queries of Dictionary App

WillyDavidK Re:Good to see (259 comments)

Doubleplusgood, winston!

more than 5 years ago
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Apple Kills Google Voice Apps On the iPhone

WillyDavidK Re:Coming to Cydia (541 comments)

You mean settling for less because you are too lazy to perform a simple hack on your device > spending 15 minutes to install custom firmware

more than 5 years ago
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Don't Copy That Floppy! Gets a Sequel

WillyDavidK Re:BILLY MAYS HERE... (523 comments)

[shitload of citations needed]

Anyways, stealing is not necessarily defined by depriving one person of an experience or possession, it's defined by obtaining said item without giving the original author or owner the compensation requested for your copy. Sure, if you pirate a movie no one is going to be denied the ability to rightfully buy that movie, but the studio who released the film will have a miniscule amount of nearly untraceable shrink in their revenue stream. It's hardly worthy of a trial IMO, but yes it is stealing, even if its no more detrimental than swiping a magnet from a souvenir shop.

more than 5 years ago

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