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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

csumpi Apple head unit? (193 comments)

An Apple head unit? As in super expensive?

Jumping the shark?

First of all, most modern car stereos do much more than play the radio or act as an amplifier for an mp3 player. They also serve as controllers and displays for other computing units in the car. How will the Apple head unit reset the maintenance reminder?

Further, the head unit is probably the best piece of a stock car audio system. Money would be much better spent upgrading the speakers, or adding an external amp with a subwoofer.

And another step further, Apple can shove In-App-Purchases up it's own ass. Definitely not gonna make an entrance in my car.

4 days ago
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How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

csumpi bugs are not the issue (580 comments)

bugs are not the issue. it's how systems get updated once the bugs are fixed. without automatic security updates, heartbleed will be with us for a long long time.

4 days ago
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Snowden: NSA Spied On Human Rights Workers

csumpi who does the NSA not spy on? (230 comments)

At this point it might be easier to find the few people/groups/companies/governments the NSA is not spying on.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

csumpi Fuck Mozilla. (1112 comments)

All of those idiots will be looking for new jobs as soon as Brendan Eich sues them to oblivion anyway. Wanted to be the better men? They should've come out and -DEFENDED- him, showing that the way forward is to get along, even if we have different views. This will be a slam dunk discrimination lawsuit, with a nice big settlement.

about two weeks ago
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Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

csumpi Fuck Apple. (408 comments)

BTW, I hear they are inventing the large touchscreen phones now, sort of like the Samsung Notes.

about two weeks ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

csumpi whatever (469 comments)

next thing you tell me is that i can't hear the improvement my $5k www.lossless.com power cable makes to my audiophile setup?

about two weeks ago
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How Edward Snowden's Actions Have Impacted Defense Contractors

csumpi Beta Sucks. (180 comments)

Beta Sucks.

about 2 months ago
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Got Malware? The FBI Wants It

csumpi Beta Sucks. (93 comments)

Beta Sucks.

about 2 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

csumpi Re:Yeah okay (545 comments)

immediately follows it up with some shit about how women are different

I think you are the one needing some perspective. Pull out an anatomy book. Look at them. They are different. Freaking awesome different. Which is why dudes always want them "involved in tech". The reason is of course different, having nothing to do with "tech" and a lot more with "biology"

You know what, maybe that's the reason why there are no women in "tech". Why the hell would they want to hang around with some creep nerds, who can only be in contact with women if they share the same workplace or play the same crap video games.

Different != inequality.

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about 2 months ago
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With HTTPS Everywhere, Is Firefox Now the Most Secure Mobile Browser?

csumpi firefox jumping the shark? (279 comments)

is this publicity stunt a sign of some trouble at firefox? otherwise they should be smarter than making stupid claims like this, right?

about 2 months ago
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Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source

csumpi Here we go again. (545 comments)

How to get women interested in some geek shit. We must have a quota on slashdot for crap like this.

First, who cares about gender. We are all equal.

Second, most women are just not interested in geek shit. And that's ok. They like long walks in the park, they like dudes that listen to them and leave love notes in their purses. So go try that approach.

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about 2 months ago
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James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

csumpi I thought he was in marketing. (321 comments)

I thought his strong suit was in marketing. Selling those crappy looking vacuums and fans for astronomical prices, that at best perform at the level of products 1/4 of their price tag.

about 3 months ago
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Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

csumpi Re:Shitty content. Shitty beta site. Stagnant traf (347 comments)

It's no secret that Slashdot's traffic has been stagnant at best, if not decreasing.

I wouldn't be surprised. Ever since timothy took over, the posts, both for writing and content, went the way of the shitter. You need an editor who knows about technology, not some wanna be nerd who doesn't understand the summaries he/she writes. No wit, no humor, no knowledge, awesome recipe for a site editor. Not.

Also, people are not stupid. They know an article from an advertisement. Not tagging slashvertisements as ads is an asshole thing.

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about 3 months ago
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Environmental Report Raises Pressure On Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline

csumpi Re:False premisis (301 comments)

And many people are under the delusion that they know what they are talking about.

about 3 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

csumpi Re:Seeing as it's not a product... (298 comments)

I live in Boston. There's an amazon warehouse somewhere in the area. With prime, about 30% of my orders are on my doorstep the next morning. So it has benefits for continental US, too.

In fact, I think that's where amazon is going. Local warehouses with same or next day delivery.

about 3 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

csumpi Re:If only Prime were a premium service... (298 comments)

Ok. Sure. I can find a $400 GoPro Hero for free shipping.

But how many of those you order a month? Vs soap, books, lightbulbs, undies and other small items that one needs quite often?

Also, if you buy the $400 GoPro Hero through amazon prime, and there's an issue with it, they will ship you a new one before you drop yours, for free return, into a UPS box.

Free shipping also means free shipping back. Free shipping also works on small items.

Dude. You are missing the whole point.

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about 3 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

csumpi Re:Why Prime? (298 comments)

Easy. Don't use it.

about 3 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

csumpi Re:If only Prime were a premium service... (298 comments)

Except non prime items ship for $8. They just hide your "savings" in the shipping cost. So you still save $3-$5 on prime and you get it in two days vs a week. With extremely liberal free returns vs paying shipping on returns to 3rd parties.

about 3 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

csumpi Re:Seeing as it's not a product... (298 comments)

Disagree. It's not free shipping. It's free two day shipping. That's a big difference. The difference of having to spend a couple of hours to buy stuff at a store 10 miles away, vs having it on my doorstep in a reasonable amount of time. Many times it's there the next day. With two kids, this not only is worth it, it actually saves money big time for or family. Then throw in the occasional free instant video, it's golden.

about 3 months ago
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When Cars Go Driverless, What Happens To the Honking?

csumpi Re:There is no need to honk. Ever. (267 comments)

There is no need to honk. Ever.

Very seldom, if someone fell asleep at the traffick light, I give it a very short blip.

Awesome. So you are an asshole. That thing is not there to wake people up, but to avoid accidents.

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about 3 months ago

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