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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

beefoot wrong article title (247 comments)

It should read "TechCentral almost got scammed by call center scammers". He had to pull the plug on the wireless router to disconnect the scammer.

2 days ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

beefoot Re:2 GB of RAM (215 comments)

> Seriously.. my cell phone has 2 GB of ram.... This laptop will be nearly unusable without more memory.

... except your cell phone is $700 while this cheapo laptop is $200. Sure enough you could pay $500 for a laptop with 10GB of ram. You're not comparing apple to apple.

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Plundered Israeli Defense Firms That Built 'Iron Dome' Missile Defense

beefoot Re: Tag, you're it! (184 comments)

Just in case you don't know, war crime is a term used to legitimize the punishment of the losers after the war ended.

about a month ago
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Comcast Confessions

beefoot robot (234 comments)

from the article:
Rep: I’m just trying to figure out here what it is about Comcast service that you’re not liking.
Block: This phone call is actually a really amazing representative example of why I don’t want to stay with Comcast. Can you please cancel our service?
Rep: Okay, but I’m trying to help you.
Block: The way you can help me is by disconnecting my service.
Rep: But how is that helping you? How is that helping you? Explain to me how that is helping you.
Block: Because that’s what I want.
Rep: Okay, so why is that what you want?


This is not human, it is robot.

about a month ago
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$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

beefoot andry birds (65 comments)

Yes, I need all the juice to play angry birds.

about a month ago
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BlackBerry Back In Profit

beefoot Re:Outside of North America (67 comments)

BB was strong in Indonesia. It is just a matter of time before others catching up with the rest of the world. I believe they may survive if they focus on businesses and governments customers.

about 2 months ago
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BlackBerry Back In Profit

beefoot Re:Blackberry - only vendor serious about security (67 comments)

> Blackberry is the only major vendor serious about security and encryption.

They are serious about security or compression? I think it was latter. Compression was necessary to minimize data usage. Back in the days where GPRS was considered extremely FAST. They needed compression to make communication on their device bearable. I think security was an after thought. Just my opinion.

Having said that, a BB10 is not much different comparing to other smart phones in term of how it is retrieving webpages, emails, etc.

about 2 months ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

beefoot bad vs good quality (431 comments)

The reason why bad quality stuffs are coming out of China is because either consumers demand lower price stuffs or companies demand higher profit. If you want good quality stuffs, you got to pay higher. A vacuum cleaner used to cost me $500. I can't even find one that is more than $150 at wal-mart the last time I checked. Anyone thinks they could get away with selling their cheap quality products at high price quarter after quarter, year after year, they are delusional.

about 2 months ago
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iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

beefoot Re:master random list (323 comments)

Why turn off auto join -- why not just turn off the wifi while you're at it. It saves battery too.

about 3 months ago
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iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

beefoot master random list (323 comments)

Apple probably uses a logic to generate the random mac address depending on time of day, etc. Unfortunately, while advertisers may not be able to track the owner of the phone that easy anymore, I'm sure the law enforcement has a copy of the logic to reverse engineer to find the owner of the phone. Having said that though, I'm sure the law enforcement has other tools at their disposal to track one down. I think the better solution is to use TASKER to disable automatically when leaving the home/workplace and re-enable it when entering home/workplace. It works surprisingly well. Ya, I'm aware that tasker does not run on IOS. The choice is still yours though -- android or not android.

about 3 months ago
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Driver Study: People Want Fewer Embedded Apps, Just Essentials That Work Easily

beefoot Re:Need to be able to use without looking at it (148 comments)

For people like myself with accent:


me: ok google, please lower the temperature
google: yes sir, your car is shifted down to 2nd gear
me: no don't do that. I'm driving at 140kmph
google: yes sir, sit tight. the car will accelerate to 140mph
me: not mile per hour
google: sorry sir i don't understand
me: I gave up. stop listening to me
google: yes sir, I will stop the car now. Please ensure the seat belt is on. You're travelling at 140mph.
me: (me on the way to heaven) thank you google

about 3 months ago
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Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

beefoot Re:Automatic swap (363 comments)

How about battery swapping drones flying along major highway. If you need a sway, just wave at them.

about 3 months ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

beefoot Sad (475 comments)

It is a sad truth. NSA / USA government will only drive innovation underground or out of the country.

about 3 months ago
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Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

beefoot ya (238 comments)

> since people usually only stream one video at a time, video traffic doesn't bog down or change the way we manage our network in any meaningful way
Ahem -- we had 7-8 people cramming into a 3 bedroom house during college time. Yes, we would have streamed only one video at a time per person.

about 3 months ago
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Ericsson Trial 10Gbps 5G Mobile Broadband Network in Japan

beefoot cool (53 comments)

Cool ... while my friend is still on the top tier 6mbps DSL connection, ahem.

about 4 months ago
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Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?

beefoot lack of math skill (482 comments)

Consumers lack of math skills to do simple math calculation. When they see initial cost of $600, no one would want to buy a phone. When they see $0 phone for $60 / month for 2 years, that becomes more chew-able even though the latter wouldn't make economical sense.

about 4 months ago
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GNU Mailman 3 Enters Beta

beefoot Re:Requires Javascript. (57 comments)

That reminds me of the blink html tag in the old days. Yes, I'm getting old.

about 3 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

beefoot Re:"Officially," eh? (386 comments)

Interpreting your own numbers: Q1 2013 22.9 Q2 2013 19.5 That is a drop of 14.8% Q1 2014 26 Q2 2014 16.35 That is a drop of 37.1% The rate has down more than double from Q1 to Q2 between 2013 and 2014. I am no financial analyst, judging my these rates, the fever is *not* officially cooling, but freezing cold to me. I don't hate AAPL -- I am not their target audience. As an investor, I do benefit from AAPL for continuing milking the uninformed. Cheers.

about 4 months ago
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Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

beefoot Re:The sad part here... (272 comments)

I still have two audrey in my house serving music for my kids and wife. I had them for more than 12 years. I don't think it will quit anytime soon.

about 4 months ago

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