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Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

Xenx Re:What can be done about this? (109 comments)

Perfect doesn't mean best choice available. There are plenty of unaccomodating issues with the planet.

about three weeks ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

Xenx Re:Thank GOD (96 comments)

I used my office as an extreme. One that I knew the bounds of. Sure, I support thousands of people as well at work. Lots of them user iPads or android tablets. I don't have numbers for them. But, a lot of the ones I actually talk to... prefer it over their computer. It's people like you that actually make it worse. You intentionally recommend people buy inferior products, worsening their opinion of the form factor as a whole. Also, making fun of people tends to piss people off regardless of whether you're right or not. Tablets aren't for everyone, not everyone needs one. Tablets also don't need to be purchased every year. So yes, sales should decline with market saturation. It should, however, stabilize at a level that covers a normal upgrade cycle.

about a month ago
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California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla

Xenx Re:How do you explain the evidence, though? (327 comments)

I explain it as what people want and need aren't always the same. People want the big UI change. They want to see the new thing that'll make life easier. And then they'll get frustrated and want it back the way it was.

about a month ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

Xenx Re:Thank GOD (96 comments)

Because your anecdotal evidence shows how everyone experience is. Out of an office of 11 employees, 8 have tablets. 7 of us use them regularly. The 8th person is waiting for the next Nexus tablet as his old one's usb port isn't working correctly and won't reliably charge. Personally I think we might be an above average sample, but I somehow think you might be a below average sample.

about a month ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

Xenx Re:Marketing (96 comments)

... You're not likely to run into bandwidth issues OR issues with a download cap, in regards to local network storage.

about a month ago
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Patents That Kill

Xenx Re:Patents are not the problem. (240 comments)

Or, according to /. earlier today. The people approving the patents are actually doing whatever the fuck else they want, instead of their job, and getting paid for it.

about a month ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

Xenx Re:Marketing (96 comments)

Storage capacity is where streaming comes in handy. Not just online streaming, but NAS and the like.

about a month ago
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Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

Xenx Re:On what timeline? (409 comments)

Oh, but the Sun will run out of fuel eventually!

about a month ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Xenx Re:Chilling not just for scanning email... (790 comments)

The article says they're scanning against hashes of known child porn. They're not determining if a random image contains child porn, just if it matches against known hashes.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Xenx Re:Are the *sure* they got the right guy? (790 comments)

It's not an issue unique to google. It's there for any of the email providers. I randomly get email for other people in my hotmail and yahoo accounts. The issue is that people make mistakes, or are just mistaken about their email account. Now, that could still potentially leave you on the hook if someone starts sending you crap. At that point you just have to hope to be able to prove that.

about a month and a half ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Xenx Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

They're using automated software to scan against hashes of known child porn. They're not just up and viewing peoples email here. Child porn is a serious enough problem, and there is no legal reason for you to have child porn. The situation would be different if the legality of the files themselves would be questionable.

about a month and a half ago
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Fixing a 7,000-Ton Drill

Xenx Re:What a bunch of Luddites (101 comments)

Ok, so I had to verify. He does in fact fall while riding. However, he did jump off the first couple times.

about a month and a half ago
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Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

Xenx Re: This convenience bullshit (171 comments)

Because consumer laziness isn't (shouldn't be) enough of a reason for the government to spend time and money on the issue.

about a month and a half ago
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Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

Xenx Re: This convenience bullshit (171 comments)

Or, people could start using their brain and actually learn how to use their devices that they feel that HAVE to have. As long as the option is there to ask every time, it's in the user's court. I'm tired of everyone being too dumb to even try.

about a month and a half ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Xenx Re:Just get a case (544 comments)

Keyboard cases are rare for new android phones. It's one of the downsides to having multiple manufacturers and designs. I haven't dug too deep yet, but of the current gen devices, I can only find a keyboard for the S5.

about 2 months ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Xenx Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (398 comments)

As for number three.... Netflix is willing to provide their CDN hardware to ISPs for free. The ISP just has to house the hardware. I don't know enough about how all the back end works, so fair and equitable is up in the air. But, Verizon doesn't want to go that route without getting paid either.

about 2 months ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Xenx Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (398 comments)

Verizon is intentionally restricting traffic flow, degrading the quality of service for THEIR paying customers. It really doesn't matter about the rest. They're willing to make their paying customers suffer. However, Netflix and Level 3 are willing to work with Verizon to resolve the issue. I'm not saying Verizon is wrong for wanting additional compensation in the peerage agreements, but they're going above and beyond at the expense of their own customers.

about 2 months ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

Xenx Re:Dismantle DHS (190 comments)

That, and the acronym BoA would of been too positive an influence on Bank of America's image.

about 2 months ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Xenx Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

I'm sure they could find an acceptable female replacement for DeVito...

about 2 months ago

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