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Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

XnavxeMiyyep Re:Autoplay is EVIL (108 comments)

Animated gifs were one of the many reasons I hated MySpace. Luckily you can disable auto-playing videos in your Facebook video settings.

about 3 months ago
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Is Dong Nguyen Trolling Gamers With "Swing Copters"?

XnavxeMiyyep Re:Doing it wrong? (113 comments)

Good points!

about 4 months ago
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Is Dong Nguyen Trolling Gamers With "Swing Copters"?

XnavxeMiyyep Re:Doing it wrong? (113 comments)

Not necessarily. I don't particularly care about Flappy Bird, but let's look at Chess. Chess took centuries to develop, and almost anyone could reproduce it now.

about 4 months ago
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A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

XnavxeMiyyep Re:Why not try Dvorak instead? (82 comments)

Dvorak is easily selected in Windows, OS X, and Linux, plus it's sufficiently different from QWERTY that you wouldn't get them confused. I'd say that's worth the one-time cost of an extra couple weeks of learning Dvorak.

about 5 months ago
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20,000 Customers Have Pre-Ordered Over $2,000,000 of Soylent

XnavxeMiyyep Re:juicers (543 comments)

But then you might have to clean whatever you store the smoothies in. There's no escape!

about a year ago
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The Case For a Global, Compulsory Bug Bounty

XnavxeMiyyep Re:In order for this to work we need 2 things (81 comments)

Not that I think this will happen at all, but if it did, I'd bet on some countries ignoring it and a tech boom occurring there.

1 year,3 days
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NYC Is Tracking RFID Toll Collection Tags All Over the City

XnavxeMiyyep Re:Trending political procedures... (314 comments)

Seattle has something similar on the 520 bridge. People with out of state license plates don't get billed. Last I checked, occasionally locals would get bills in the mail (in unmarked white envelopes, of course) if they had the same license plates as the out-of-state ones.

about a year ago
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Comcast To Expand Public WiFi Using Home Internet Connections

XnavxeMiyyep Re:Comcast Router? I think not (203 comments)

Just buy your own modem too; it will save you money in the long run anyway.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Rolling Out Gmail Redesign

XnavxeMiyyep Re:I already make my own categories (303 comments)

I have my own domain name for my email which currently uses google apps (mainly out of laziness). I would just stop using them and set up my own SMTP server.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Rolling Out Gmail Redesign

XnavxeMiyyep I already make my own categories (303 comments)

I already make my own categories using the tags feature in Google apps. If this is broken I may migrate my email to another service.

about a year and a half ago
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Star Wars Episode 4 To Be Dubbed In Navajo

XnavxeMiyyep Re:Preserve Cultural Heritage (155 comments)

I'm not sure how they manage to do it, seeing as how much longer most of the text on signage and product packaging becomes so much longer when translated.

Written like someone who's never studied French! A large portion of the letters are silent (also their vowels are pronounced more quickly than in English).

"Ils nagent" (they swim) is pronounced like "ill naj".

about a year and a half ago
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Bruce Schneier On the Marathon Bomber Manhunt

XnavxeMiyyep Re:rediculous (604 comments)

This is, in part, because municipal annexation is difficult in Massachusetts. If you compare the "urban" (4.18 million) and "metro" (4.59 million) populations, you'll see that it's comparable to other large cities with a larger city proper. For instance, Berlin's Metro area is 4.5 million. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin/Brandenburg_Metropolitan_Region http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston Maybe not competitive with the top 50 cities, but easily comparable to the top 100 in the world.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Cars Eventually Need a Do-Not-Track Option?

XnavxeMiyyep Re:You have a DO NOT TRACK option, called DO NOT B (170 comments)

I don't much care either way, but he could presumably fill out some new version of the farm use exemption that refunds or discounts his taxes based on the odometer rather than gasoline usage.

about 2 years ago
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Can You Do the Regular Expression Crossword?

XnavxeMiyyep I have a flight from Seattle to Boston (115 comments)

I have a flight from Seattle to Boston that stops in NYC tonight. Looks like I'll have something to do! Hope I remember all the regex syntax...

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Multiple Desktop Tool For Windows 7?

XnavxeMiyyep Re:Mac OS X *did* have Spaces before Lion (359 comments)

Yep. I've been using Mac OS X since 10.0, and I've left the platform due to the downgrades of 10.7 and the plans for 10.8.

more than 2 years ago
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University Proposes Tuition Based On Major

XnavxeMiyyep Excellent (532 comments)

1. Declare major to something so esoteric that the school has to pay YOU to attend
2. Take Engineering courses
3. Switch major to Engineering at end of senior year
4. PROFIT!

more than 3 years ago

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Japan To Develop Real Gundams

XnavxeMiyyep XnavxeMiyyep writes  |  more than 6 years ago

XnavxeMiyyep (782119) writes "I always knew this day would come! From http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article5058011.ece:

For most universities around the world illegal meteor-mining, politically explosive space colonies and wars waged between teenagers in robot battle suits are treated as the stuff of pure fantasy.

For Japan, they are the stuff of high academia.

In an attempt to inject the most inventive possible thinking into Japan, representatives of many of its most august universities are to become a virtual faculty of the Gundam Academy the first academic institution based on a cartoon.

Next year dozens of engineers, astrophysicists, doctors, anthropologists, linguists even town planners will begin discussing how to convert the science-fiction series Gundam, created by Yoshiyuki Tomino, 66, into reality.

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eBaum's World attacks YouTube

XnavxeMiyyep XnavxeMiyyep writes  |  more than 7 years ago

XnavxeMiyyep (782119) writes "For those of you who didn't notice, every single featured YouTube video on July 26th was Tay Zonday's Chocolate Rain or some cover or variant of the music video. YouTube suspiciously claimed in its blog that it was Tay Zonday Day, dedicated to the artist, despite never having done anything similar before now. The blog entry was deleted soon after the featured videos returned to normal (although Tay Zonday's original Chocolate Rain remains), but not after a group of people, claiming to be from eBaum's World, took responsibility for what happened."

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