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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

coinreturn Re:And what of upselling? (613 comments)

Good staff knows how to upsell. That extra appetizer, dessert, beer, etc. Will it be as effective as static ads on UIs?

That depends on the default. I can't wait for the flying popups you have to dismiss with a tiny X closing box if you don't want the extra shit.

12 hours ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

coinreturn Re:Some good points about this... (613 comments)

At a drive through, being able to fire up an app, hit "send" and have the actual order I want would be nice. I tend not to hit fast foot places, but it would be nice to get something that is somewhat close to what I ordered at the pickup window

You assume that the problem is in the ordering. A lot of fast food places now have a display that shows your order so you can verify it was taken correctly. These robots are not making the sandwiches or stuffing the bags so your food matching what you order will likely not change.

12 hours ago
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DHS Investigates 24 Potentially Lethal IoT Medical Devices

coinreturn Re:I, for one, will be happy... (78 comments)

...when referring to connected/connectable devices as IoT dies.

What's wrong with Internet of Toilets? I like mine to tweet the weight and offensiveness of every poop.

2 days ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

coinreturn Re:Please drop the other shoe (396 comments)

Restricting to females isn't going nearly far enough. It should be restricted to skinny little oriental anorexic females.

FTFY

3 days ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

coinreturn Re:Food is not the limiting factor (396 comments)

That is, of course, for a given radiation dose, which is independent of body cross section - which is relevant in real-world scenarios. If we assume an isotropic radiation exposure profile, an average male height of 174cm, an average female height of 161 cm, and asssume an equivalent profile, then a man presents a 17% higher profile to radiation.

Just stand sideways so you have less cross section.

3 days ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

coinreturn Re:Because people advertise things no one wants (249 comments)

If you are selling cat toys, it's not that hard to select people that own/are interested in cats.

Side note: anybody who buys cat toys has never heard of pen tops, paper clips, twist-ties, string, or rubber bands.

about two weeks ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

coinreturn Re:yep, timing and related products (249 comments)

The difference between Facebook and Amazon, with Facebook, you are the product, not the customer; with Amazon, you are the customer, not the product being sold.

Interestingly, I have viewed products on Amazon and have promptly seen an advertisement on Facebook for the exact item the same day. They are not predicting behavior, they are tracking.

about two weeks ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

coinreturn Creepy to the Max (249 comments)

Facebook stalks you constantly. I have searched for items on Amazon and Googled items that promptly are advertised to me on Facebook - the exact item, from the exact vendor. They are tracking what goes on in other tabs.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Rejects Blackout Rules

coinreturn Pay-per-View (135 comments)

They might not move the stench-bowl games to pay-per-view, but they could easily do that with the "big match-up" of the week. Not that I give a shit.

about three weeks ago
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Dremel Releases 3D Printer

coinreturn Re:Underspecced? (105 comments)

What's underwhelming about it? That it can only print with PLA? The build volume? What do you mean by "more capable"?

No heated build platform.

about a month ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

coinreturn Re:OK (203 comments)

Unless you've used the same password for gmail as for whichever site has been hacked, it shouldn't matter. I found my gmail address, but the password had never been used at Google. The problem is if you've reused the password on a bunch of sites where your email address can be used as login.

Same here. My email address, but a password I use for throwaway sites that I don't care about accessing.

about a month and a half ago
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Who Is Buried In the Largest Tomb Ever Found In Northern Greece?

coinreturn Not Alex the Great (92 comments)

The tomb is for his Chief Eunich.

about a month and a half ago
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Architecture That Changes Shape In Response To Heat

coinreturn Re:Structural Fatigue (34 comments)

Many of them are made of wood, which makes it cheap compared to a "real" house.

What a dumbass. Don't you realize the majority of house in the US are made of wood? Even the ones that look like brick are wood house with a brick facade.

about a month and a half ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

coinreturn Re:Where are these photos? (336 comments)

Well, white for a power cord is an incredibly stupid color. Black at least never gets dirty.

Way to prove his point.

about 2 months ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

coinreturn Re:still (457 comments)

A troll is still a person, and you can beat a person with a sack full of oranges.

If only we could find them IRL.

about 2 months ago
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NASA's Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures 'First Light'

coinreturn Re:fast forward 5 years.... (143 comments)

just like the fact that they cant explain why there has been no warming for the past 17 years??

Still pushing that same old bullshit canard?

Keep modding me troll, deniers. Keep on suppressing discussion. Whatever; you're helping destroy the world.

about 2 months ago
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NASA's Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures 'First Light'

coinreturn Re:fast forward 5 years.... (143 comments)

just like the fact that they cant explain why there has been no warming for the past 17 years??

Still pushing that same old bullshit canard?

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

coinreturn Re:What about Oregon and Washington? (368 comments)

Just say you notified them during their notification. "Oh, you weren't listening while playing your recorded notice? Well neither did I."

about 2 months ago
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NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

coinreturn Re:Punishes fans? (216 comments)

Also the horses become much more pleasant to be around when they are breeding.

Funny, I'm the same way.

What? You like to watch horses breeding?

about 2 months ago
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Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives

coinreturn Re:I believe solar thermal does benefit from scale (409 comments)

It is easy to turn electricity into heat (just run it through a resistor) but difficult to go the other way.

Pshaw! Just get yourself a resistor with a negative value.

about 2 months ago

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Nothing Can Stop Retreat of West Antarctic Glaciers

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  about 5 months ago

coinreturn (617535) writes "From BBC News, we hear that "Nothing can stop retreat" of West Antarctic Glaciers. The total sea-level rise due to these melts will be four feet — though the timescales involved are likely measured in centuries, the researchers add."
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Google Hosts Fundraiser for Climate Denier Sen. James Inhofe

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  about a year ago

coinreturn (617535) writes "Google, which prides itself on building a "better web that is better for the environment", is hosting a fundraiser for the most notorious climate change denier in Congress, it has emerged.

The lunch, at the company's Washington office, will benefit the Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe, who has made a career of dismissing climate change as a "hoax" on the Senate floor.

Proceeds of the July 11 lunch, priced at $250 to $2,500, will also go to the national Republican Senatorial Committee."

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iPhone 5 Puts iOS Back on top of US Market

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  about 2 years ago

coinreturn (617535) writes "The latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that strong uptake of the iPhone 5 over the past 12 weeks* has boosted iOS back to the number one spot in the US. It now has a 48.1% share of US smartphone sales compared with Android which has 46.7%."
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Apple's Share of Tablet Market Surges to 68% as Kindle Fire Shipments Plummet

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

coinreturn (617535) writes "IDC today released its data on worldwide tablet shipments for the first quarter of 2012, revealing that despite a quarterly drop in iPad shipments of over 20%, Apple's share of the tablet market rose to 68% from last quarter's 54.7%. Apple's boost came at the expense of Android-based tablets, most notably Amazon's Kindle Fire which appears to have seen its shipments collapse from 4.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 to less than 750,000 units last quarter."
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This American Life Retracts Story on Foxconn Employees

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

coinreturn (617535) writes "According to This American Life, "We've learned that Mike Daisey's story about Apple in China — which we broadcast in January — contained significant fabrications. We're retracting the story because we can’t vouch for its truth.""
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10.8 Million Android Devices Infected with Malware

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

coinreturn (617535) writes "According to NQ Mobile, newer and more advanced forms of malware have successfully infected an estimated 10.8 million Android devices worldwide in 2011. This is expected to increase throughout 2012.

The top three techniques used by malware authors to gain access to mobile device were:

Piggybacking on legitimate apps; Upgrade apps to malicious apps;
Enticing users for downloads."

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Apple: We Stopped Supporting Carrier IQ With iOS 5

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  more than 2 years ago

coinreturn (617535) writes "In a statement given to AllThingsD, Apple said while it has used Carrier IQ’s network diagnostic software in the past, it recently stopped supporting it and plans to remove it from its mobile devices in a future software update. It also denied collecting any personal information though the software, which is disabled by default in its devices.

Cue haters vs. fanboys flame wars..."

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Consumer Reports Rates iPads above Other Tablets

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  more than 3 years ago

coinreturn (617535) writes "Consumer Reports tested tablets from Archos, Dell, Motorola, Samsung, and ViewSonic, as well as several models from Apple. Each tablet was evaluated on 17 criteria, including touch-screen responsiveness, versatility, portability, screen glare, and ease of use, and testers found several models that outperformed the rest. The Apple iPad 2 with Wi-Fi plus 3G (32G), $730, topped the Ratings, scoring Excellent in nearly every category. The first-generation iPad, $580, also outscored many of the other models tested but tied with the Motorola Xoom, $800."

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