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What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like

binford2k Re:He did not experience 40g's (643 comments)

Were you awake when you read this? Or do you just moonlight as the Internet Strawman Vigilante?

"He did not experience 40g's" doesn't even close to meaning "do not experience any g's"

more than 2 years ago
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What a Black Box Data Dump Looks Like

binford2k Inflammatory summary (643 comments)

The guy fell asleep. Read the linked article. Then move along. No story here.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Freemium Doesn't Work

binford2k Re:Dropbox shows it can be done (321 comments)

I think (and this is a very very common issue) is that people just love to assume something.

Isn't that the truth.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Freemium Doesn't Work

binford2k TL;DR (321 comments)

* Developer offers shitty product and is upset when customers don't want to pay.
* Developer doesn't understand that nobody wants to pay for a downloadable "higher resolution letter."
* Developer trades shitty free product for spam and is upset when customers mark it as spam.
* Developer doesn't get that people don't read privacy policies.

Did I miss any?

more than 2 years ago
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Do You Really Need a Smart Phone?

binford2k Wha? (851 comments)

When did Roblimo turn into a curmudgeon?

more than 2 years ago
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SOPA Creator In TV/Film/Music Industry's Pocket

binford2k Say what? (345 comments)

ESR compare the incandescent bulbs and "Obamacare"* with SOPA?! It's no wonder that nobody pays attention to him anymore.

* Which I place in quotes because it's really a code word that says "don't listen to me because I'm an extremist without sense to think on my own and instead spout off buzzwords I heard on Fox News." A sane person would call it health care reform or single payer health care.

more than 2 years ago
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Why the NTSB Is Wrong About Cellphones

binford2k Re:It has nothing to do with "bad drivers" (1003 comments)

Turn your phone off while driving. It could save a life.

And the boredom could also lead you to fall asleep, which would make for a much more peaceful death.

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Allow Location Service Opt-out

binford2k Re:reality vs expectation (284 comments)

Where does anything in my one sentence comment imply that I don't understand radio waves?

And in any case, people don't need to know dick about radio to realize that there are no wires connecting device A to device B no matter where they go in their house. And that the connections persist even in the yard or -gasp- out on the street as they drive away or up to their house. And it doesn't take much of a cognitive leap to realize that if they can see their network, that others quite possibly could too. Matter of fact, my mother's first question when I set hers up was, "can people driving by see what I'm doing on here?" And she's about as non-tech as they come.

Why do you think people name their networks funny and clever things? Would they take the time to think up names like "AMANDA_HAS_AIDS" or "get off my netz" if they didn't expect others to see them?

For people to realize that simply the NAME of the network, even if the traffic is encrypted, is useful information and that someone would be scraping it for location service is a different story and I'd bet that a very small percentage get that. But even so, I doubt that very many of them care.

more than 2 years ago
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Google To Allow Location Service Opt-out

binford2k Re:reality vs expectation (284 comments)

I would assume that's why he said broadcast instead of propagate, yeah?

more than 2 years ago
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Bug Opens Chrome to Easy Remote Code Execution

binford2k Wat? (61 comments)

The OP has an unusual definition of easy.

more than 2 years ago
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OS X Notifier App Growl Goes Closed Source

binford2k Re:going open to closed (270 comments)

You are not as smart as you think you are.

more than 2 years ago
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The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:

binford2k The best computer upgrade: (522 comments)

Realizing that I didn't really need the latest and greatest every year.

more than 2 years ago
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Real Life Super Hero Arrested

binford2k Re:HBO "Superheroes" documentary on these guys (590 comments)

Now I'm not for the way my HOA has donated to have one set of cops on speed dial and I think it's just another example of how everything in modern society to some degree or another is corrupted by money

Isn't this the ideal that the libertarians are all in a froth to promote?

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 8.0 Beta Available

binford2k Re:Nightly builds (305 comments)

This holds no interest for those building it themselves. Otherwise, he would have downloaded the pre-built package in the first place.

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox 8.0 Beta Available

binford2k Re:Nightly builds (305 comments)

Which doesn't do any good when you build it yourself. Which the parent specifically said that he did.

more than 2 years ago
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Returning Power From Electric Cars To the Grid

binford2k erm, wasn't this news ten years ago? (247 comments)

wasn't this news ten years ago? The point isn't as an energy SOURCE, but as energy storage for a buffer. If you recall the periodic demand cycle for power, you'll quickly see why this is beneficial. You get energy storage right where it's needed without having to transmit it over miles of overloaded grid.

more than 2 years ago

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Damn that comment box anyways

binford2k binford2k writes  |  more than 7 years ago

So I finally got annoyed with that comment control box that zips around on the left side of the comments page and killed it.

You can too, just put this line in chrome/userContent.css:

#d2out { display: none; }

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