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Facebook, I Just Can't Quit You ... Really

davidphogan74 So what's the complaint? (3 comments)

If you log into Facebook, it reactivates your account. Logging into Facebook Connect would be the same as logging into Facebook. Are people really stupid enough this is an issue?

more than 4 years ago
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Porn Virus Blackmails Victims Over "Copyright Violation"

davidphogan74 Re:Sounds like a plan (222 comments)

News today can't be bothered with details or facts. They get in the way of reporting the latest tweets.

more than 4 years ago
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Berkeley Gets Willow Garage Robot To Fold Towels

davidphogan74 Hotels (99 comments)

I'm sure there are some hoteliers that will be excited about reducing their staffing for for washing and folding all the towels and sheets they go through. Hospitals likely would love this too, since it wouldn't show up sick and help spread diseases on clean linens.

more than 4 years ago
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Yale Delays Move To Gmail

davidphogan74 Re:Know what... (176 comments)

Not to say anything definitive since I'm just dealing with a very small sample of firsthand data, but I've found older attachments download much slower than newer ones. I'll get 500+ KB/s on new attachments, and maybe 30 KB/s on ones that are a few months old. It wouldn't surprise me if they cache the newest items in a more-local manner, and let you pull from wherever in the cloud had space for them to store the old ones.

more than 4 years ago
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When I die, I want my body to be ...

davidphogan74 Re:Eaten by pigs (793 comments)

I've always wanted be encased in acrylic and made into a coffee table. Hopefully in a "Let me out!" pose.

more than 4 years ago
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YouTube Hints At Support For Free/Open Formats With HTML5

davidphogan74 Re:Well then... (133 comments)

Be less like Fark's arbitrary bannings?

more than 4 years ago
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Motorcycle accident results in bionic bottom.

davidphogan74 Maintenance schedule (2 comments)

I was going to make a joke about if there was scheduled maintenance, but the article already covered that.

more than 4 years ago
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Marge Simpson Poses For Playboy

davidphogan74 Re:20-something ? (413 comments)

The Qwik-E-Mart thing was a cross-promo with the movie's release.

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Prototype Sends Electricity Through the Air

davidphogan74 Re:can we get this tagged (240 comments)

All cell phones don't use proprietary connectors. I've made it a point with my last two phones to get a model with a standardized USB connector for power and sync capabilities, so I can charge from any powered USB port I can find. I can't even count the number of times I've recharged my phone off my laptop while driving or on a train, or even at friend's houses by just making sure a common USB cable.

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Prototype Sends Electricity Through the Air

davidphogan74 Re:It's a start (240 comments)

You do realize that /41/ products are jokes, right?

more than 4 years ago
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'09 Malibu Vs. '59 Bel Air Crash Test

davidphogan74 Re:Speaking as a non-car-freak (496 comments)

I assumed it had to do with offset collisions being very frequent. Engine to engine crashes are fairly rare, but someone drifting a little over a center line isn't uncommon at all.

more than 4 years ago
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A New Explanation For the Plight of Winter Babies

davidphogan74 Re:Jumps out? (276 comments)

The moderator was probably born in January, and thus unable to get the question.

more than 4 years ago
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News Content As a Resource, Not a Final Product

davidphogan74 Re:'Good' people still go to that 1 toll booth (156 comments)

For a lot of local TV stations the newscasts are one of their most profitable things to air. Since they already have video, and it's a way to build familiarity with their brand, I can't see it likely a monopoly on news sites is possible. If a pay for site breaks a big story, there will always be free sites who will echo that story.

more than 4 years ago
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Variety, Social Aspects More Important To Game Success Than Graphics, Plot

davidphogan74 Re:Makes sense (236 comments)

Great product placement dude, I'll give it a try.

more than 4 years ago
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Variety, Social Aspects More Important To Game Success Than Graphics, Plot

davidphogan74 Re:Doubt it... (236 comments)

Wasn't the Half-Life mod Counter-Strike (which requires other players) pretty freaking awesome? IMO, it kind of sucked to play against bots.

more than 4 years ago
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Variety, Social Aspects More Important To Game Success Than Graphics, Plot

davidphogan74 Makes sense (236 comments)

In other news fun is more important to a games success than graphics, plot.

more than 4 years ago
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New York Times Site Pop-Up Says Your Computer Is Infected

davidphogan74 Re:It's very entertaining. (403 comments)

It seems you can never fully remove a McAfee program without formatting and restarting. I'd probably just get a new hard drive, install Windows XP and McAfee on it, pass the system through, then swap in my normal drive. But, I am an IT nerd.

more than 4 years ago
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New York Times Site Pop-Up Says Your Computer Is Infected

davidphogan74 Re:It's very entertaining. (403 comments)

You make people use McAfee to get online? That would be enough to make me transfer.

more than 4 years ago

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Another Politician Doesn't Get Copyright

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "Don Henley, a founding member of "The Eagles," is suing a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, claiming the candidate is misusing two of his popular songs.

The suit filed Friday in federal court in California claims Charles DeVore is using Henley's hit songs "The Boys of Summer" and "All She Wants to Do Is Dance" without authorization.

The suit comes from two campaign videos that DeVore posted on YouTube that used Henley's music, according to the lawsuit. DeVore also has a comment on his web site blaming the liberal artist rather than understanding how broken US copyright laws are."

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Skype: Coming soon to a cell phone near you!

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "Skype, the Internet calling service that has more than 400 million users around the world, is aggressively moving onto mobile phones.

The Luxembourg-based company, a division of eBay, plans to announce on Tuesday that it will make its free software available immediately for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch and, beginning in May, for various BlackBerry phones, made by Research in Motion."

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Google Earth and growth of suburbs in the USA

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "So, I've recently become hooked on Google Earth's Historical Imagery. There's a lot of interesting things that can be found in it. The jet I posted before is one of them. Naked people aside, Google Earth has a lot of possibilities for even those with legitimate uses."
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Comcast - How to cancel service

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "I wanted to drop my TV and phone. I don't use them, and don't want to pay $40/mo more for them. It took two calls to Comcast to drop those parts. The first call led to a message telling me to call back during business hours. The second call went to sales, and got me a $40/mo cheaper deal. No audio, sorry. I didn't plan ahead.

Why does it take this much work to drop service from a cable bill? Don't they get this is part of why I'm dropping services?"

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My Car Was Stolen

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "So my car was stolen. I have some pictures of my car in digital forms. I'm dealing with my insurance company, and I plan to use Google Street View to show that my car was in excellent condition.

Anyone have ideas? Has Google Street View been used like this? I figure it shows that a year ago or so, and my Civic was beautiful. It was about there when it was stolen, but the snowy pic is the only thing I have recently."

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IP3 Networks ceases operations over patent lawsuit

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "Second Rule LLC and hence IP3 Networks have announced they ceased operations and are out of business. They have been in litigation with Nomadix for over 18 months, and finally have had to cave in over a WiFi redirection patent. They have their references to the invalidity of Nomadix's patent."
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MPC Shutting Down

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "MPC Computers (formerly Micron's computer division), which has been operating under the protection of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy, notified the Idaho Department of Labor that it would terminate its remaining employees in a letter on 12/30/2008. MPC said 147 employees would be terminated immediately and 51 would be retained while the company liquidates its assets. The company laid off 200 in October and filed bankruptcy in November."
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Lori Drew Files New Bid for Dismissal

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "Lori Drew, the woman convicted of three misdemeanors in the MySpace suicide case, can't be guilty of computer fraud, because gaining access to a computer under false pretenses is still "authorized access" as a matter of law, Drew's attorneys argued Monday in a new bid at clearing their client's name.

This could get interesting..."

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Webcam Suicide in Florida

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 (623610) writes "A teenager in the US state of Florida has committed suicide in front of a live internet audience. Abraham Biggs, 19, from Pembroke Pines, near Miami, killed himself hours after announcing his intention to do so on his blog. His family have condemned the website viewers and operators for failing to save him.

The footage has since been taken down and his father is now calling for more regulation of chatrooms.

It makes me wonder if they'll charge anyone with a TOS violation, like Lori Drew."

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Arkansas city willfully ignores the Constitution

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davidphogan74 (623610) writes ""Now, if somebody wants to sue us, they have an option to sue, but I'm fairly certain that a judge will see it the way the way the citizens see it here," Mayor James Valley said. "The citizens deserve peace, that some infringement on constitutional rights is OK, and we have not violated anything as far as the Constitution."

Why add to that?"

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Re: Stolen Computer (Recovered, thanks /,)!

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  about 6 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "Wow, the FBI took care of things within a week of hearing about things thanks to /. and collecting evidence from Monday to Thurs. From an email:

'We have both of your computers back...'

Thanks, /."
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Best way to get back a stolen computer?

davidphogan74 davidphogan74 writes  |  about 6 years ago

davidphogan74 writes "I have some stolen computers checking in with a server we have (software pre-loaded), and I have full access to the systems. What's the best way to deal with this situation? The local police (to the theft) have been contacted (several times) and seem to be clueless. I personally have no financial interest in them, I just don't like atom-thieves. I'm not a total NARC, just don't steal shit and make someone's job worse. What's the best way to handle knowing the IP's, email addresses, MySpace sites, the Google login, etc when working with law enforcement? (Don't tell the thieves, but thanks Kaseya.) The officer I spoke with (who genuinely seemed to care) didn't know an IP address from a mailing address, so I called others. Nobody cared. Anyone have any ideas?"

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