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Skype Forcing Mac Users To Upgrade Client

cl191 Re:Not for me (250 comments)

I did the same and no forced update either.

more than 3 years ago

Drivers Blamed For Out of Control Toyotas - Again

cl191 Re:Well then ... (482 comments)

But sadly, there's no patch for stupidity.

more than 3 years ago

Power Failure Shuts Down 50 US Nuclear Missiles

cl191 UPS.....get a werewolves cluster of them (338 comments)

Good to know that the computers I have at home are better protected against power failure than the ICBMS we have!

more than 3 years ago

Six Reasons Why Flash Isn't Going Away

cl191 html5 is not there yet. (483 comments)

Yes, I don't like flash for it being a huge resource hog and buggy and I am always for open source, but blocking flash right now is like start demolishing the bridge while you are still crossing it. HTML5 is just not ready for prime time yet.

more than 4 years ago

Best Phone For a Wi-Fi-Only Location?

cl191 Re:Android (289 comments)

+1 for Sipdroid, I am currently spending a few months overseas and Sipdroid + sipgate.com work flawlessly for me every time. Sipgate actually gives you a phone number and unlimited incoming calls for free, and there are ways to integrate Goolge Voice to it (and they are having a promotion, you get an hour of outgoing air time free), between that and Skype, it basically covers all my long distance calls. Alternatively, check with your cellphone carrier to see if you can get a femtocell. If you are with them for a few years, they will usually waive the device and monthly fee (especially if you call retention and threaten to leave). Then you will be able to use your regular cellphone.

more than 4 years ago

New Rules May Raise Cost of Buying Gadgets Online

cl191 and it's safer on carry-on bags? (171 comments)

"would also forbid air travelers from carrying spare alkaline or NiMH batteries in their checked-in luggage" If it's so "dangerous" to be in the checked bags, then why is it safe to be on carry-on bags?

more than 4 years ago

TSA Wants You To Keep Your Seat, and Your Hands In Sight

cl191 whack a mole policy at its finest (888 comments)

Leave it to the Tupperware Stacking Agency to come up with all this security theater non sense, pretty soon they will ban farting on airplanes.

about 5 years ago

Malware and Botnet Operators Going ISP

cl191 youtubers beware (131 comments)

"You own your own IP space and you're your own ISP at that point." I believe this sentence was designed to make youtube commenters' heads to explode......your you're you what?

more than 5 years ago

Russia To Save Its ISS Modules

cl191 Re:No surprise (280 comments)

While that may be true for those of us nerds that always want the greatest and latest, but there are also some little old ladies that have been watching the same TV for the last 30 years and don't care about HDMI or 1080p, all they care is something that they don't have to rebuy till the day they die. Another example is other appliances that you probably care more about reliability than new functions. Like my uncle, he has been this same rice cooker that's basically nothing more than a heater coil and a bowl on top of it for the last 30 years, all while my parents kept getting new models with fuzzy logic and all the other non-sense built in. I lost count how many times we had to replace ours.

more than 5 years ago

Wheelchair Controlled by Thought

cl191 almost there.... (84 comments)

Now if they would build that automatic spring puncher thing and the rotor blades like they had for Hawkings in the Simpsons...

more than 7 years ago


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