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Old cellphones, in my household ...

bunkymag Missing Option (171 comments)

I've sold my last three or four handsets to recycling companies in Australia (Mazuma has been fine fwiw). Got over $100 for my old Samsung S2 a couple of months back and put it toward a new tablet.

Obviously older handsets aren't worth as much / theoretically can be worthless if the parts are useless, but hey, I figure someone may as well be using the materials somehow - better than the phone just lying around useless at home.

about 9 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

bunkymag Re:And that's exactly what I asked for. (2219 comments)

Posting to support this. And the reason we skim & go to the comments? It's because the news articles are already available on any one of hundreds of other 'news sites' on the internet.

What makes this place special is the comments section and (while we all joke about flame threads etc) the consistently well argued debates and discussions that go on in here. Take this away and I at least am gone.

about 10 months ago
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Game Review: Path of Exile (Video)

bunkymag Re:I play Path of Exile. (177 comments)

Re: desync - it definitely affects some powers more than others (typically those that result in your character moving position: whirling blades, leap slam, etc). it's not an excuse per se but you do get used to it and start to avoid doing things that will trigger it, or be more wary in those sorts of situations.

Hardcore deaths certainly do hurt - however it's important to note if you die in hardcore you do keep your character and all gear / etc - you just get transferred to softcore instead.

The race leagues are a real strong point of the game too though I believe - constant new short-term leagues for fun and competition. If you die or whatever - so what? There's another race in a couple hours usually!

1 year,3 days
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And Now For Something Completely Different: Monty Python Reunion Planned

bunkymag Re:Sorry, no (168 comments)

If you don't have one, or dare no longer risk not getting a chuckle, maybe let someone else tell theirs?

I suppose the only other alternative is to have it as a non-compulsory sort of thing, where they for example start a tour, sell tickets only to those who voluntarily want to buy them, and only those people interested need be subjected to such torture.

1 year,3 days
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Australia Spied On Indonesian President

bunkymag Re:Approved by GCHQ? (213 comments)

While there were hints of news around this topic previously, the details that came to light are new (if unsurprising), and the story is front page news in Australia today - see for example ABC News.

1 year,6 days
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Book Review: Stay Awhile and Listen

bunkymag Re:Stay awhile... (66 comments)

That game was scary as when I was a kid! Still remember the flying cannonballs (both pathed & tracking varieties), and those robots ...

1 year,23 days
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ESA 'Amaze' Project Aims To Take 3D Printing 'Into the Metal Age'

bunkymag Really? (74 comments)

I don't know, 3d printing obviously shows a lot of promise, but I find it hard to countenance it's even in the Stone Age as of yet ..

about a year ago
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Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

bunkymag Faulty Article (871 comments)

How am I supposed to not RTFA when it's posted right at the top of the page?

This makes it very difficult to follow standard procedure..

about a year ago
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Nvidia Removed Linux Driver Feature For Feature Parity With Windows

bunkymag Re: SteamOS (237 comments)

Just a question - is it 'hacking' if things are open in the first place? Or is it just customisation?

about a year ago
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Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

bunkymag Re:Link broken? (1191 comments)

Just adding a +1 to this. The reason I continue to come to slashdot amongst all its competitors is not as a news aggregator - there are plenty of those across tech / science / politics / everything else covered here. The reason I come back is for the comments section.

We all joke about the quality of it all frequently and sure there's chaff amongst the wheat but the truth is it's rare to get a place where insightful discussion of these topics takes place on such a regular basis.

The new design looks like every other site and I think if the switch is made I'll be far less likely to return.

about a year ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

bunkymag Re:seriously?!!? (506 comments)

Mine does. It says:

"Ryan Vogt writes in the Mercury News that Shakespeare described death as 'the undiscovere'd country, from whose bourn no traveller returns.' Did you know there is a the miraculous way to resuscitate tabs sent to the 'undiscovere'd country,' a sort of Ctrl-Z for the entire Internet, that means 'no more called-out cusswords, no more wishing the back button had you covered when, aiming to click on a tab, you accidentally hit the little X on the tab's starboard.' For Macs: Command [plus] shift [plus] t reopens the last tab. For PCs: Ctrl [plus] Shift [plus] T. 'Try it right now. Close this tab and bring it back. I dare ya.' Melia Robinson's trick [described for Chrome] works in Firefox and Internet Explorer, too, so clumsy mousing won't send the the E*Trade tab you mistakenly closed all cued up to sell those 10,000 shares of stock or your long political post on your uncle's Facebook page on a one-way trip to the undiscovere'd country in those browsers, either."

about a year ago
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New Animated PNG Creation Tools Intend To Bring APNG Into Mainstream Use

bunkymag Re:news to me (246 comments)

You're not from around here are you?

about a year ago
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Administration Seeks To Make Unauthorized Streaming A Felony

bunkymag Re:In the land of a million laws (398 comments)

Congratulations on your /. comment of the year contender!

about a year ago
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Hands On With Motorola's Moto X

bunkymag Really? (120 comments)

"since Motorola is assembling the Moto X in Fort Worth, Texas, the company expects American users to have their customized Moto X within four days of placing an order."

FTFY. Or should it be Texan users..

about a year ago
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Are We At the Limit of Screen Resolution Improvements?

bunkymag Re:no (414 comments)

You had me at "testing a significant part of the female population"..

about a year ago

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Boston Marathon Bomber used "Weapon of Mass Destruction"

bunkymag bunkymag writes  |  about a year ago

bunkymag (1567407) writes "Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has now been indicted on over 30 charges relating to his part in the Boston Marathon bombing. Of particular note however is a charge of using a "Weapon of Mass Destruction" which seems clearly out of line with previous usage of the term, most notably in justifying the invasion of Iraq. From an outsider perspective it would seem easy enough to leverage any number of domestic anti-terror laws to achieve anything up to and including the death penalty if required. Why then muddy the waters with this new WMD claim, when the price could be giving further ammunition to groups outside of America that already clearly feel the rules are set up to indict them on false pretenses, and explicitly use this sense of outrage to attract new terrorist recruits?"
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