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Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

cygnwolf Re:It's Intended (137 comments)

Pretty sure that's always been the MO for CCG's, even before they became electronic...

about three weeks ago
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Asteroid Mining Bill Introduced In Congress To Protect Private Property Rights

cygnwolf Re:Did the forget the part (181 comments)

Seems to me they would have to pay import tarrifs to bring the resources back planetside....

about three weeks ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

Just because someone has a docorate degree doesn't mean they are an absolute authority. Scholarly papters demand a lot of citations and evidence to be excepted, not someone with a degree saying it is so.

and a doctorate of philosophy in biomedical sciences is such an expert on geology and material sciences.
Just saying, I've seen enough from other sources, the only thing that will convince me that gorilla glass is hardness 9 would be something FROM corning, or from soneone that says 'hey, we tested it, here are the results'. Otherwise it's regurgitated information who's accuracy is suspect.

about 3 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

Further follow up, I have seen around the internet numerous times the claim that Gorilla Glass has an hardness of 9. Most of those claims, however, just like the page you link to, do not cite any references for this information.
However, nowhere in Corning's official literature do they ever indicate ANY Mohs rating for it. They only give the Vicker's rating, and they give it well below what other sources besides the one I linked to give for sapphire

I did some more digging for more places that site the vicker's rating of sapphire, all of them give the Vicker's hardness rating of 2000 for sapphire, still well over the manufacturer's specs for gorilla glass.
http://www.kevingalloway.co.uk...
http://americas.kyocera.com/ki...

about 3 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

They're not nobody links. ok, maybe the first one is, but the first two are directly FROM THE MANUFACTURER. hardly a nobody if you ask me.

about 3 months ago
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How Apple's Billion Dollar Sapphire Bet Will Pay Off

cygnwolf Re:But it isn't (195 comments)

According to some half-assed googling, it looks like a Mohs hardness of 9 (Sapphire) roughly corrosponds to a vicker's scale rating of 2035.
Contrast that to Gorilla Glass's listed 622 - 701, and there's a drastic difference in hardness that actually places gorilla glass around a 5-6 on the Mohs scale.

Interestingly, Gorilla glass 3 even lists a LOWER Vicker's rating, citing only 534-639.
Hardness does not always = scratch resistance apparently. The Gorilla glass 3 resists scratches a very different way.....

citations
http://www.cidraprecisionservi... - Mohs conversions
http://www.corning.com/docs/sp... - gorilla glass info sheet
http://317d462d97c0f60cc4a8-f8... = gorilla glass 3 info sheet

about 3 months ago
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NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

cygnwolf Re:Added benefit (104 comments)

You're also talking about one person's experience with a local farmer, who most likely was not a large commercial dairy operation where the one sick cow could easily be overlooked. Pasteurization isn't because it's common for the milk to be contaminated, but because a possibility (however slim) exists. And would only be amplified by gross capitalism where that one, slightly sick cow is still making milk after all.....

Look at all of the recent incidences of other contaminated foodstuffs (I'm looking at you, Spinach) that have made local news over the last few years. We could have seen just as many from milk if raw milk was still a widely available commodity. Possibly more, as with the spinach it's harder for the contaminate to move throughout the whole batch like it can with a liquid.

about 4 months ago
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Sochi Drones Are Shooting the Olympics, Not Terrorists

cygnwolf Re:Lame (108 comments)

I beleive you mean PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, but I'm pretty sure loads of people think of them as Pains In The Aft region too....

about 5 months ago
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Paralyzed Woman Walks Again With 3D-Printed Robotic Exoskeleton

cygnwolf Re:Can she fight crime? (41 comments)

Is it sad the first place I went with this was that show from the 90's M.A.N.T.I.S.?

about 5 months ago
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Microsoft Rumored To Integrate Android Apps

cygnwolf Re:Just 1 Anonymous Coward (189 comments)

obviously you should stop browsing as AC, I don't see those sliders and I browse at -1 all the time. I don't have to do anything special to do this either. There's an option in your conversations settings called "Choose your discussion system" that allows you to choose the classic style view, and it's been there ever since the sliders were introduced, took me all of 1 minute to find it when the sliders came out.

about 6 months ago
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HP To Charge For Service Packs and Firmware For Out-of-Warranty Customers

cygnwolf Re:oh well (385 comments)

So, to correct GP's car analogy, This is like the Ford Motor Company having the service manuals in stock, but refusing to sell them to you unless you've been buying the extra-extra-extended warranty policy year after year

about 6 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

cygnwolf Re:Reinforcing the term (464 comments)

Perhaps it is ok so long as the screen is face down, where it is not viewable by the driver?

about 6 months ago
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Google Glass User Fights Speeding Ticket, Saying She's Defending the Future

cygnwolf Re:Parsing the law (464 comments)

In which case, why isn't she denying that the device was in use? Seems like that would be a good element to her defense...

about 6 months ago
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Washington AG Slams T-Mobile Over Deceptive 'No-Contract' Ads

cygnwolf Re:exactly the same as Blockbuster (371 comments)

There's a huge difference between pay-as-you-go and service agreements. Ususally, though, your level of usages makes all the difference in which is better for you. Your House alarm most likely uses very few minutes a month. Prepaid makes sense because you're not paying for unusued minutes. Have a business that makes you spend hours a day on the phone? A monthly unlimited plan makes more sense becasue your price per minute is much lower. Because of that, in the context of this discussion, (being Tmobile's montly agreements versus other providers) pay as you go doesn't really apply.

about a year ago
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Washington AG Slams T-Mobile Over Deceptive 'No-Contract' Ads

cygnwolf Re:exactly the same as Blockbuster (371 comments)

Note to self : If you include HTML, then you better use <br> line breaks and the PREVIEW button....

about a year ago
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Washington AG Slams T-Mobile Over Deceptive 'No-Contract' Ads

cygnwolf Re:exactly the same as Blockbuster (371 comments)

Sure, but TMobile has loaded their propriarity remix on android on the phone as well, and they charge for that (depsite the fact that you may not want it and are likely to root the phone as soon as you get home anyway...) Oh, and the crapware they make you pay for too. But in all seriousness, T-Mobile is acting as a reseller and there is no way of knowing what google charges them wholesale for the Nexus 4. PLUS google isn't offering the 0% financing as an incentive. (think of the interest as already being rolled in to the purchase price.) Sure you can get it just by driving over to your nearest Google store.... oh, wait, I forgot, they don't pay brick and mortar overhead. All I'm saying is, yes, you can get it cheaper direct from the source. T-Mobile is not the source and they are expected to mark it up. Maybe marking it up by just over 50% is a bit much, but depending on the retail establishment I've seen markups as much as 150%. All that aside though, the thing about T-Mobile's approach to this that is so different from the other big carriers is the fact that you DO have the option to buy one from Google, and pay less on your monthly bill because of that. ATT, Verizon, et al are going to try to charge you the same thing, regardless of if you get the phone from them or from Google. tl;dr- T-Mobile is a reseller, Google is the source. Expect to pay more if you're not willing to put in the legwork.

about a year ago
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TSA Log Shows Passengers Say the Darndest Things

cygnwolf Re:Cool story bro. (427 comments)

The impression I get from your previous post is that you feel you are always right and your word is law, and anyone disagreeing with you about anything at all is not just wrong, they're lying. Now, I at least partially agree with your previous comments about being a Thug for detaining a person for asking what you were looking for, but most of the incidents in TFA were not someone asking 'Were you looking for a bomb or something?" they were people saying "hey, there's a bomb in my bag", something completely different. And yes, I looked through them. Ony 3 out of the 30 seemed to have worded the question 'what if there was a bomb' or 'there could have been a bomb'. The remaining 30 examples in TFA were all someone claiming to have a bomb, gun, or similiar item, or to be a terrorist, or to have knowledge of someone else's bomb on the plane. NONE of these qualify for your What are you looking for, a Bomb or something example. In all of those 30 situations, even if you have already searched, the person who said that just confessed to having contraband that you missed, and more complete search is called for . This is undeniable. For all you know, when they later claim 'it was a joke' they could be trying to cover up an inadvertant slip of the tounge. Sure, Zero Tolerance Policies like this don't leave any room for the agent to intrepret what the person meant. That is kind of the point of a Zero Tolerance Policy. There is no risk of a judgement call being the wrong decision.

about a year ago

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Apple announces patent on Head Mounted Display - Like google glass

cygnwolf cygnwolf writes  |  about 2 years ago

cygnwolf writes "Another salvo is fired in the Apple vs Google war. Apple revealed yesterday that they filed for and have been granted a patent on a Head Mounted Display that bears a curious resemblance to Google Glass

From the article:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple's application for a patent describing head-mounted display technology that is tangentially related to see-through, or augmented reality, units like Google's Project Glass."

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Chineese traffic jam hits the 10 day mark...

cygnwolf cygnwolf writes  |  more than 3 years ago

cygnwolf (601176) writes "You think your morning commute is bad? Imagine being stuck in a traffic jam, not just for hours at a time, but for weeks. This pile up in China has been going on for 10 days now and doesn't show any sign of ending before the 17th of next month..."
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