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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

bobjr94 We have untouched 3DS's and a WII, why buy more ? (180 comments)

Why keep paying 30$ - 50$ for each game the kids may play for a few hours to a few weeks at most. They can download tons of free to 3$ games on their tablets or phone.

yesterday
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

bobjr94 Re:speech to text (543 comments)

Because people dont want to walk around talking to their phones. Half the time people are texting, they are talking about how much they dont like the people around them or how dumb someone is.

4 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

bobjr94 Re:Not (543 comments)

I know many people who want phones with a keyboard and avoid buying a touch screen only phone. Touch screens suck for typing, with out autocorrect they would be totally useless,that's when autocorrect actually gets the words right. Ive had my current phone for over 2 years, been dropped 100 times, keyboard still works fine.

4 days ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

bobjr94 I always have and will always buy a keyboard phone (543 comments)

I had an original sidekick, then a sidekick 4g, a BB for a bit and now a galaxy relay. I''ve never owend an Iphone for this very reason, Before smart phones I had the cheap slide open keyboard pre-paid type phones too. The Relay I have is over 2 years old now, still working along but there is no replacement for it. Ill change carriers if I have to in order to keep buying a keyboard phones.

4 days ago
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Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

bobjr94 I got someting like this (68 comments)

A dentists office bought all new workstation computers, they are friends with my boss and gave him the old computers to see if we could use them or give them away. The were password protected, so I downloaded an easy to find password reset cd from a pirate site, cleared the passwords and booted it up. While it did not have detailed patient information (that was still on their server) it had many patient pictures showing work they have done, word documents with patient names and addresses saying what work was done and the amount due, or now past due and other random letters. It would have been easy for some scammer to go though the word files, call or mail the patients that were late paying, saying they were a collections agency and if you pay me 50% now Ill clear your record.

about two weeks ago
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Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine

bobjr94 Re:Real-world conditions (238 comments)

Here in the US, mileage estimates are usually slightly less that real world. Most every car Ive owned have gotten better that the epa estimate. Our current cars are a 04 subaru wrx sti, it's rated 16-22 under the new ratings. I average 24 in mixed driving and get 27 on long freeway trips. My wife just got an 15 wrx, rated 21-28, she has averaged 27 in mixed driving and over 32 on one long trip.

about 2 months ago
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GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

bobjr94 Re:GM: Welcome to 1995 (216 comments)

Well, I'm sure the gm board room is full of suits near/past retirement age. They have little knowledge of things like this work. They were likely approached by a mobile internet provider, told we have this great deal for you, you get 30% of sales and all you need to do is put this little box in your cars. You can keep making money on each car after it leaves the show room. They said yes, that's been the problem, we only make money off a car 1 time, when it sold, now we can keep bringing in money for years.

about 3 months ago
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GM Sees a Market For $5/Day Dedicated In-Car Internet

bobjr94 Re:"GM thinks" there's your problem. (216 comments)

No different than the cars that come with xm radio, after the free 3-6 months almost no one continues and pays for a subscription. Many people don't even know about the free trial when they buy their car. My wife's new Subaru supports bluetooth audio, wired ipod/Iphones, usb drives and hd radio. So do many mid-range and up aftermarket radios. You can play internet stations though bluetooth on your phone to the car for no extra charge and what ever songs are in your device's storage. They even shows the audio track tags on the display when on bluetooth or usb.

about 3 months ago
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What Was the Greatest Age For Indie Games?

bobjr94 I remember the old shareware stores (92 comments)

Back before the interne, I remember going to little stores packed with thousands of disks ranging from 99 cents to maybe 3.99 of programs and games from indy developers. Some games were free, you just bought the disk and some you cost a bit more. Most of the time the games were pretty bad, if they even worked, but now and then you came across some pretty good ones. At worst, if you didnt like the program, just delete it and you now had an new blank floppy disk.

about 3 months ago
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Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected

bobjr94 Re:Contracting? (477 comments)

I bought a blu ray player once. It took a minute or longer just to start playback, before the forced fbi warnings and unskippable previews & intros. Hardly ever used it and when it died never bought a replacement.

about 3 months ago
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Grading Software Fooled By Nonsense Essay Generator

bobjr94 Re:Is the essay generation software available? (187 comments)

I have checked a bunch of websites and some searching and found no link to this babel generator or even a small excerpt from the submitted paper. I would have expected at least one if not both to be easily found.

about 3 months ago
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The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

bobjr94 Re:Chromecast? (117 comments)

My sister has a chromecast stick, it's kind of a pain, we are staying with her for a week. You need to keep your phone nearby, keep netflix or whatever running all the time, cant use your phone for anything else and can only see apps that support chromecasting. You can't just display anything from your phone on your tv. Movies will cut off half way though if your phone goes dead and if you want to run to the store, you have to leave your phone home or whoever is watching netflix will have to wait till you get back. So after 2 days I bought her a roku 1 box at walmart for 48$, it's much better. Has its own remote (or you can use your phone) plays netflix, hulu plus and more, streams content from local networks (movies from my laptop, with a upnp server, xbmc in my case) and it's always there. Spend the extra 10$ and get a set top box and skip the chromecast. It's a neat gadget but long term not very useful.

about 4 months ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

bobjr94 Re:nope! (496 comments)

Back in the 90's people started playing with cheap geo metros to see just how much mileage they could get (because 54mpg just sucks). They took of outside mirrors in a gas saving effort and gained around 3-4mpg. Course on a tahoe it might be 0.3 mpg, a civic 1.3mpg, it all depends on the weight and original mileage. They also put on smaller (narrower) tires, smaller alternators (or removed them altogether) and took out weight (door panels, spare tires).

about 4 months ago
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FCC Boosts Spectrum Available To Wi-Fi

bobjr94 Re:We need more at 2.4ghz (73 comments)

They should have opened more channels 10 years ago and yes, they need more on the 2.4 band as well.

about 4 months ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

bobjr94 Because movies keep coming and going (323 comments)

You see some movies you want to watch, a few weeks later when you have time they aren't available anymore. Other movies you want to watch are never available. You could go pull out the dvd but it's easier to just find something else. You could subscribe to 4 or 5 streaming services and not get 10% of the content of an average pirate site. Then more isp's are bringing in bandwidth limits, a normal family can burn though 200-300gb easily under a month with 2 or 3 netflixs running at the same time. Then there is the millions of people with no access to real broadband, satellite users who may get 175-300mb per day (enough for 20 minutes of streaming) and others using 3/4g service at home with tiny monthly data amounts starting at 2gb per month (64MB per day) for $50 going to 20GB for $120+. People try to do it legally, in the end it's still easier to just acquire them from other sources at no cost.

about 4 months ago
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Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

bobjr94 Re:Should arrest that guy that *designed* Windows (197 comments)

Now, they can't give away full copies of Win 8. The #1 faq on HP support for my bosses new laptop I was working on 2 weeks was, can I downgrade my operating system on my laptop and install my own copy ?

about 4 months ago
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Best Valentine's Day gift (as recipient):

bobjr94 Re:None of the Above (197 comments)

Thats good. For the most part it's just a buying holiday. Strawberrys that were 2.99 lb are now 6.99 for 4 with a drizzle of chocolate on them, mini roses that were 4.99 are now 10.99 with heart stickers, restaurants have overpriced specials...

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio?

bobjr94 Re:Must use MacOS (299 comments)

If your not running an free os like Linux, Windows hardware will be much more affordable for the same hardware and performance level, no reason to pay for the Mac name. You can get all the same software for Windows vs Mac. Maybe until 5 years ago Mac was the standard for audio or video editing, that marketshare has since been slipping fairly fast. I tired Reaper, didnt really care for it.

about 6 months ago
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South Korean Court Rules That Phone Bloatware Must Be Deletable

bobjr94 About time (138 comments)

Hopefully the US follows them one day. Ive had to root several tmobile phone just to get rid of all their junk Ive never used once I started running low on phone storage. One app would pop up after 7 days saying my phone had been on along time and I should reboot it soon, pretty useless. After the 5 tmobile apps I got rid of google plus, hangouts, drive smart, evernote, lookout security, a few streaming music services and a bunch more.

about 6 months ago
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Snapchat Account Registration CAPTCHA Defeated

bobjr94 Re:Need (52 comments)

I would like a firefox captcha reading plugin

about 6 months ago

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