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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Wovel Ok, Um Yeah (312 comments)

Terrible summary, kind of interesting article.

2 days ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Wovel Re:projectiles are a reasonable concern (405 comments)

Indeed. The projectile argument is about the most absurd. Most phones weigh less than the Skymall catalog. All phones would hurt less than a paperback book. All tablets would be worse projectiles than a hardcover book.

about two weeks ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Wovel Re:I thought they loved it! (405 comments)

I have asked a lot of American Airlines flight attendants about this and none of them said they supported the ban and they were happy to not have to deal with it.

about two weeks ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Wovel Re:What about books? (405 comments)

I wear ear plugs on every flight I can't wear headphones on. I hear more listening to music then I do when I am not listening to music...

In fact nearly all international flights include earplugs in their first/business class kits and some even include them in coach.

about two weeks ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Wovel Re:It's the passenger choise to listen or not (405 comments)

Did any of those happen during the nearly 30 year ban on the use of electronic devices during take off and landing?

about two weeks ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Wovel Re:situation awareness (405 comments)

Plane crashes, I will know. What about people that fall asleep? Are reading a book? Have ear plugs in? When I couldn't use my headphones I had earplugs in and read a book. I was much less aware than I am listening to music and looking at my phones.

These arguments are all absurd. There are only two groups of people that want the ban: people who rarely or never fly and fly attendants. Flight attendants just don't like the fact that it is much more obvious they are being ignored. It is a bit confusing though. I talk to flight attentands a couple of times a week and nearly all of them think the ban was stupid and lifting it was a good thing. So really this is about some curmudgeonly Luddite running the union.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

Wovel Re: more than I can technically achieve over wirel (279 comments)

All MoCA speeds are theoretical and based on ridiculous conditions never found in the field. MoCA sucks. The best use for coax is pulling cat6 or cat 5e cable.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

Wovel Re: You "mind isn't as sharp"? (234 comments)

That's silly. Sure the #1 player is in their 20's. What on earth does that have to do with learning new things? The younger trend for ranked chess players likely has a lot more to do with the fact that there is almost no money it .

Since there are players that were world chess champions for spans of 20 years or longer, your logic makes sense. Since we are the same age, I don't believe your failing logic is a product of your aging mind.

about a month ago
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iOS 8 Review

Wovel Re:Keyboard (216 comments)

Are you like the same person posting on 5 different accounts? There can't possibly be more than one person in the world that struggles to figure out what case the ios keyboard is in.

about a month ago
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iOS 8 Review

Wovel Re:No good for older iPhones (216 comments)

Seriously. Your complaining that stopped providing updates for devices more than 4 years old. Interesting position in a world where you can go out and buy a brand new Android device today and have a 50% chance of ending up with something that will never support the current version of Android. Forget about any of them ever supporting a future version.

How do people come up with this ridiculous stuff.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:Simple (610 comments)

Depends...Music doesn't download from Apple automatically unless you tell it to.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:Oh noes, I haz been hacked! (610 comments)

They are not real people at all. They can't control their phone. If you don't have an international data plan and you have data roaming on (off by default, just like automatic downloads), you will be paying a lot of money. Period.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:Oh noes, I haz been hacked! (610 comments)

Didn't happen. If it did happen , it was a darwin moment. Even following the directoions in the text message the carrier sends whenever you land in a foreign country would have prevented it. By the way, even at AT&Ts 19.95 a meg it would not have been 1000s of dollars.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:Ungrateful (610 comments)

Go back to your Katy Perry and Justin Beiber then.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:Now one question... (610 comments)

Not sure about legally :) but it has no DRM...

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:Wow (610 comments)

This poor guy was nailed by more than one anti-apple moderator.

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:Whiners (610 comments)

The default setting is not to automatically download purchases. Why did you choose to lie? Is that YOUR default setting?

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:Whiners (610 comments)

No it won't....

about a month ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Wovel Re:+1 for this comment (610 comments)

THE HORROR! I will start a fund to help cover any needed therapy.

about a month ago

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