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Ale To the Chief: White House Releases Beer Recipe

ZipR Tip for the Chefs (340 comments)

Switch to kegging it ASAP. Bottling, as you probably already know, is the worst part. It's surprising that they do it 5 gallons at a time, just like a typical homebrewer. Don't they serve it at official functions?

more than 2 years ago

EU and US Approve Google-Motorola Deal

ZipR Unlock the bootloaders? (187 comments)

Perhaps Google will persuade Motorola to unlock the bootloaders of their phones, to give a bit of assurance that the kevlar-encrusted, gorilla-glassed, nano-coated hardware will have up-to-date software on it for the duration of a 2-year contract? That would be great. And I might buy one...

more than 2 years ago

Why Paywalls Are Good, But NYT's Is Flawed

ZipR Separation of the content from the vehicle (256 comments)

In my op, part of the problem is the division on the 'net between the content makers (eg NY Times) and the content providers (Comcast). I feel that I already pay Comcast too much for web access, and now the Times is hoping I'll pay them on top of that? That's a tough sell, no matter what the content is.

more than 3 years ago

Google Android — a Universe of Incompatible Devices

ZipR Re:Updates are coming (636 comments)

Supposedly the updates are coming. It seems that the update to my Sprint HTC Hero keeps being pushed back. It's unclear what (or who) the holdup is -- Sprint? HTC? Since I already paid for my phone and am in a contract, there's probably not a lot of incentive to continue to improve my already dated phone...

more than 4 years ago

Can We Really Tell Lossless From MP3?

ZipR Why CBR? (849 comments)

It's a bummer that they didn't use 192kpbs VBR LAME files. VBR is where LAME really shines nowadays...

more than 5 years ago

US Videogame Sales Have Biggest Drop In 9 Years

ZipR Re:Steam (310 comments)

I wonder if online services like steam are included in that. Most articles don't include those, and I don't think that Valve releases sales numbers. I've bought as many games (or more) than ever, but haven't bought a game in a box in over a year -- because of steam.

more than 5 years ago

A History of Early Text Adventure Games

ZipR Re:Here in the UK. (130 comments)

Level 9 was great. The Snowball series was one of the most vivid/memorable games I've played -- ever. I'm still trying to run away from those Nightingales. I used to order them direct from the UK for my Atari 8-bit, and they'd come in a DVD-type case, though they were on cassette.

more than 5 years ago

Young People Prefer "Sizzle Sounds" of MP3 Format

ZipR Anyone have a link to his study? (743 comments)

The results sound fishy to me, especially with all of the studies out there in places like www.hydrogenaudio.org where mp3s encoded with a modern encoder are transparent from the original in ABX test after ABX test. If that's the case, then how can all of these kids have a preference?

more than 5 years ago

So Who's Running Apple Now?

ZipR Re:Did I miss the news? (399 comments)

It could be like Commodore/Atari all over again!

about 6 years ago

How do you get to work?

ZipR I Commute the Richard Scarry Way! (887 comments)

-1.2 mile bike to train station -Train from Baltimore to DC -1.0 mile walk from Union Station to work If the weather sucks: -1.2 mile walk to train station -Train from Baltimore to DC -1.0 mile bus ride from Union Station to work

about 6 years ago

After 3 Years, Rockbox 3.0 Released

ZipR Re:Better than Stock. Why isn't it more widely use (248 comments)

There has been discussion with a few companies about this. There has also been some work by individuals on creating a couple of DAPs specifically for Rockbox. When the site comes back up, you can find info about it on their wiki.

more than 6 years ago


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