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Microsoft's Surface Caught Windows OEMs By Surprise

Windows Breaker G4 Re:*** Announcement project*** (565 comments)

For dell that might be true but traditionally that's far from the truth for HP. HP has made tons of advancement in printing for example. HP employes (or employed) tons of R&D people. Sadly I fear meg whitman is running them into the ground.

about 2 years ago
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California City May Tax Sugary Drinks Like Cigarettes

Windows Breaker G4 Re:People should pay for their choices (842 comments)

If it's anything like CA's deposit you don't get all of it back even though you're s supposed to. (seems like in CA you might get half back). It has to do with how they measure it (weight) not the actual law though

more than 2 years ago
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Inside the Death of Palm and WebOS

Windows Breaker G4 Re:But that's ok... (188 comments)

True but she's now gutting them. I honestly think she was over hyped at ebay and made it into the disastrous mess it is today.

more than 2 years ago
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Inside the Death of Palm and WebOS

Windows Breaker G4 Re:But that's ok... (188 comments)

Sad but true. It's why we now see meg whitman gutting HP. Makes me sad and sick :(

more than 2 years ago
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HP's Core WebOS Enyo Team Going To Google

Windows Breaker G4 Re:dear god, the ADS, the ADS! (106 comments)

Ads make the world go round on the web. It's how things are paid for, this is like complaining that a gas station won't let you avoid paying the gas tax for road up keep. Yes some sites go overboard, but really by and large, no matter if we like it or not, sites are paid for with ads. Do you have a better suggestion?

more than 2 years ago
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HP's Core WebOS Enyo Team Going To Google

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Hopefully with UI improvements to come (106 comments)

As someone who got a touchpad figuring it would be kinda gimicky on the firesale, 1000 times this. Work gave me an iPad2, what did I continue to use instead of the iPad every time? The touchpad. And it wasn't because of the apps on it, it's the UI. WebOS is fantastic, I hope the cards model is something Google picks up on

more than 2 years ago
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Adobe Changes Its Tune On Forcing Paid Upgrade To Fix Security Flaws

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Adobe's prime reason for existing (90 comments)

MMMMM x100 series powermacs. Actually 8100 with G3 card was surprisingly a good machine.

more than 2 years ago
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Cars Emit More Black Carbon Than Previously Thought

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Sigh (292 comments)

How much powazs are you trying to make?

more than 2 years ago
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Cars Emit More Black Carbon Than Previously Thought

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Sigh (292 comments)

You should check your slight sarcasm detection unit i Think it's broken ;)

The bottom ends on those benz engines are really really beefy, i wouldn't be worried about anything down there. My friend with the giant holset on his has no issues with the engine, instead he's split a few transmission cases.

Also a stuck shut waste gate shouldn't cause it to blow tons of oil anywhere, the turbo isn't blown, you're just going to be over spinning it (but that T3 they put on there is probably fine for it, but yes in the long run that would probably be bad for the turbo) but it'd also be more fun :D

Plus, you'll probably run out of fuel to make the turbo spin higher (and since it's a diesel you don't have to worry about lean conditions).

more than 2 years ago
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Cars Emit More Black Carbon Than Previously Thought

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Sigh (292 comments)

Open or shut? Shut doesn't sound like a problem to me ;) http://youtu.be/lkQKLDP9etU a friend's 300sd with a holset

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Raises Price of Whitney Houston's Music 30 Minutes After Death

Windows Breaker G4 Re:So? (507 comments)

Someone should patent that before the record companies do.

more than 2 years ago
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Hackers Hit Apple Supplier Foxconn

Windows Breaker G4 Headline Change Please (193 comments)

That headline should read Hackers Hit Everyone's Supplier, Foxconn.

I wonder what % of their business even comes from Apple? I am not saying Apple shouldn't be pushing to make things better they should. But, Apple is hardly the only person that uses Foxconn, the way you see this stuff reported you would swear Foxconn only works for Apple

more than 2 years ago
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World's Largest Passenger Plane May Be Unsafe, Some Say

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Fucking ground this fleet. (394 comments)

Sometimes the truth hurts.On slashdot it gets marked flamebait!

more than 2 years ago
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Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Fatter people? (891 comments)

Add that with increased sound deadening to make everything whisper quiet and you get a crap ton of weight. Weight is probably our biggest issue these days. Our cars have gotten fat.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

Windows Breaker G4 Re:This is really an American problem (891 comments)

That used to be really true, but the american engines have really improved in the past few years. Ford for example basically just completely redesigned their engine designs. What they have put out is far far better than their line up 5 or 6 years ago.

Also our diesel issue is in part y'alls fault, those MB 240 and 300d's didn't do much to better our view of diesels. Sure they run forever but gawd they're slooooooooow. (Yes I know new diesels are better and I wish we got more of them).

more than 2 years ago
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Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Renivent the wheel (891 comments)

A lot of the weight stuff has not to do with safety but the comfort people now demand in cars. People want quiet cars with electronic everything, and gizmos coming out the wazoo. Look at even the new Hyundai's have sat nav and and sun roof in their small cars. All those things weigh something, a lot in fact. The sound deadening we use weighs a ton. If you stripped all this crap out of a new car you can bet it'd weigh a bunch less. That has driven car weight a lot more in the last 10-15 years than safety has.

The emissions controls also have little to do with it at this point, we have engineered around the problem. The formulation def has hurt milage though, we really suffer for it in CA. I often wonder if it's really worth it if we burn more gas. My guess is no.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Fuel Efficiency Advances Haven't Translated To Better Gas Mileage

Windows Breaker G4 Re:Why not allow diesel technology? (891 comments)

It's not all the EPA, VW sells diesels here for example. A good chunk of it is americans won't buy diesels. It's sad and it sucks but it's true. Why won't they? Diesels of the 70s and 80s soured many americans against them. There were some really unreliable diesels that came out, combined with a bunch of really underpowered diesel cars means that people still won't buy them. It sucks. I wish we had good diesel options here.

more than 2 years ago

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