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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

coinreturn Re:Good, get that Ms. Pacman (641 comments)

Time to get that dot eatting trollop. Running around with none thing else but a pink bow tie, not even strategically placed. Not to mention the various displays she allowed of herself on the arcade cabinet.

Especially bad was all that swallowing of dots. What a whore!

about two weeks ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

coinreturn Re:Whoa whoa whoa (641 comments)

He's only 50% black ;)

So, only 50% of African Americans can complain about racism then?

about two weeks ago
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Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right

coinreturn Re:Tip of the iceberg (669 comments)

Making the argument that the Earth as been geo-engineered for humans is preposterous. 2/3's of it is covered with water we can't drink! Large swaths are covered with desserts and mountain ranges. There are earthquakes and volcanoes, etc.

Basically, God was an amateur at geo-engineering.

about a month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

coinreturn Re:Not a chance (631 comments)

And do you really think the answer you get from said register-operator is dependent on you spending cash instead of credit? Retailers like to complain about the cost of taking credit cards, but really their sales volume is greatly increased by them. If that weren't the case, they wouldn't take them.

about 1 month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

coinreturn Re:Reasons for using CC (631 comments)

You won't get any discount, it will only increase retailers profit. They are not going to charge you less for using CurrentC.

Perhaps. But note the recent trend of stores who offer a discount if you use THEIR credit card (instead of someone else's). Target and Lowe's both offer 5% discount to use their credit cards.

about 1 month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

coinreturn Re:No CurrentC Support in 3...2...1... (631 comments)

So what makes the backers of CurrentC think that Apple and Google will allow a CurrentC app in either of their respective app stores after their methods were blocked?

+50, Insightful

about 1 month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

coinreturn Re:lol - WRONG!!! (631 comments)

Not when nobody with more than 2 brain cells will use it.

From the summary:

...leading the way is the biggest of them all, Walmart.

Therefore, we can reasonably assume that CurrentC will take off like wildfire.

Except that Walmart shoppers aren't exactly the type to have NFC-enabled smartphones.

about 1 month ago
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Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

coinreturn Re:Not a chance (631 comments)

---> you pay with cash you ALWAYS argue about the price, merchant have to give the CC 1~3% in transaction fees -- cash is the king (actually gold is) or bitcoin

And how is that working out for you when you're arguing with some minimum-wager running the cash-register with no authority to change prices whatsoever?

about 1 month ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

coinreturn Re:Um... (145 comments)

I would agree, however the OP did omit Apple's actual reason which is the GPS-controlled nature of the app.

about 1 month ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

coinreturn Re:Um... (145 comments)

You cherry-picked your quote. When TFS explicitly says "that's not allowed, presumably because Apple doesn't want iOS to serve as a drone controller", I don't think you can really accuse the GP of cherry-picking to make his point.

Oh, yes I can, your forgot to bold the all-important word apparently - which indicates the statement is speculation by the writer of TFS. Apple says you can't have an app that uses GPS to automatically control a real-world aircraft or automobile. I think that GPS and automatically control are the operative words - for liability reasons. The parrot is manually controlled, hence is not a counter-example as professed by the OP.

about a month ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

coinreturn Re:Um... (145 comments)

So Apple really just doesn't want you to use an iPhone as the onboard GPS controlled brain of an autonomous drone, which is a shame, because it would be perfect for that.

Except for the part about liability where someone gets hit by said drone and sues the deep pocket - Apple.

about a month ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

coinreturn Re:alternative store (145 comments)

None of this would be an issue if Apple would allow for alternative stores. Even these could be filtered to some point.

Apple can run their store however they want, but having to jailbreak my phone to install a competitor to iTunes seems like anti competitive behavior.

It's not an issue. Go buy an Android phone or Windows phone.

about a month ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

coinreturn Re:Similar Apps? (145 comments)

Repeated Submission of Similar Apps Submitting several apps that are essentially the same ties up the App Review process and risks the rejection of your apps. Improve your review experience â" and the experience of your future users â" by thoughtfully combining your apps into one.

This would explain why there's 500 flashlight/text-scrolling/mirror apps.

Reading comprehension fail. The rejection reason is a single developer submitting multiple apps that are essentially the same.

about a month ago
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Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

coinreturn Re:Um... (145 comments)

You cherry-picked your quote. The summary says: Want to have an App that uses GPS to automatically control a real-world aircraft or automobile? The Parrot does not do that. It is a manual control drone.

about a month ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

coinreturn Re:And what of upselling? (720 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.

about a month ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

coinreturn Re:Some good points about this... (720 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.

about a month ago
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DHS Investigates 24 Potentially Lethal IoT Medical Devices

coinreturn Re:I, for one, will be happy... (79 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.

about a month ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

coinreturn Re:Please drop the other shoe (399 comments)

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

FTFY

about a month 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 (399 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.

about a month 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 1 month ago

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Nothing Can Stop Retreat of West Antarctic Glaciers

coinreturn coinreturn writes  |  about 7 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  |  about 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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