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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

Zxern Re:surpising (141 comments)

What the value of the shares you bought going up doesn't count as a return anymore?

3 hours ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Zxern Re:Pft (914 comments)

One where you don't know you're being tested for bias.

2 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Zxern Re:The fine art of male bonding. (914 comments)

That's because women don't confront each other directly. They're far more viscous and nasty behind the other persons back than any man is face to face and they hold grudges far longer.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

Zxern Re:And, probaly, nothing of value was lost. (174 comments)

Streets and trips wasn't an online service. It was an offline map product. You could connect a real gps to your laptop, load this software on it and you have turn by turn directions way back in the late 90's.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

Zxern Re: Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (174 comments)

Streets and trips was an offline map product, it can be used long after its been retired, it just won't be updated anymore.

about two weeks ago
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How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level

Zxern Re: Seriously? (196 comments)

More likely is that the lightning connector on the phone is going to crap out that much faster.

All they really need to do is spend a little more money on the 3.5mm connector and there wouldn't be an issue.

about a month ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

Zxern Re:What The?!? (216 comments)

Just look at all the people ticketed for not wearing their seat belt every year. You don't think they'd buy a car without one if it were available?

about a month ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

Zxern Re:What The?!? (216 comments)

Hey at least he used more than one letter.

about a month ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

Zxern Re:hahaha! (932 comments)

Do you honestly believe that? Less than half the country votes in a presidential election, far fewer vote in congressional elections, and fewer still in primaries. Just how many do think would bother to vote in the other parties primary? Sure they will be some radical nut jobs willing to do this but not anywhere near enough to matter.

about a month and a half ago
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Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

Zxern Re:Make up your mind! (475 comments)

In some instances yes it can. Economies of scale. Price per unit tends to decrease as the number of units ordered increase.

ISP's need to/should have enough capacity to cover peak usage periods. If you have 10 customers on a line that all watch netflix in hd between 5pm and 10pm, then you need to have enough capacity to cover that time period.

Once that capacity is in place however it's available 24/7 regardless if anyone is using it or not. Therefore caps make no sense, unless you happen to be a content provider as well as an isp and are competing with netflix. Then a transfer cap would make sense to limit your customers use of netflix in favor of your service.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

Zxern Re:SHOOT HIM! (427 comments)

Because I'm sure he was careful and made certain his jammer was targeted only at the highway and not just a wide blanket jamming everything in its radius.

about 3 months ago
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FCC Proposes $48,000 Fine To Man Jamming Cellphones On Florida Interstate

Zxern Re:Probably saved more lives with jamming (427 comments)

Hmm, to be honest I can't remember the last time I've even seen a 2 seater pickup truck. Old trucks with benchs had 3 seats, and most of the new trucks I see today are extended cabs with 2 seats in the rear. Granted to extra seats are jokes, but it's still a seat.

about 3 months ago
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Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

Zxern Re:nonsensical summary (117 comments)

All this really tells you is that Titanfall isn't really a next gen title at all, which should be obvious as it was originally planned for the 360 to start with and will be released on it shortly. It runs about as well as your typical console to pc port, which is basically what it is, a xbox360 to xboxone port.

about 3 months ago
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Emails Reveal Battle Over Employee Poaching Between Google and Facebook

Zxern Re:Unions (132 comments)

Yes because we as a people have decided it's not in societies best interest to allow another East India trading company.

about 4 months ago
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Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner

Zxern Re:Ok (187 comments)

Except they aren't just talking about the big broadcast networks here. Content providers would also include, netflix, hulu, amazon, google, facebook, slashdot, the rest of the internet. And lets not forget that Comcast itself is a content provider.

The big push now is for ISP's to turn content providers into customers, using isp customers as assets. Allowing Comcast to get even larger would only help move this goal along. I for one don't want to see that happen do you?

about 5 months ago
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Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History

Zxern Re:Workaround (373 comments)

Yeah and I bet most of the time people claim someone is cheating when they in fact aren't. The other player is simply better and they get frustrated and claim cheating. Happens all the time.

about 5 months ago
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Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History

Zxern Re:So (373 comments)

There is always the Pirate bay store. Solves all of your above above problems.

about 5 months ago
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Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams

Zxern Re:brighter? (376 comments)

The problem is that 4 out 5 cars on the road today with these super bright headlights and taillights were done with cheap aftermarket kits.

about 5 months ago

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