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Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

dc29A Re:It's all about the haters (178 comments)

Also, privacy features on Android are non existent versus iOS8.

about a month ago
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After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

dc29A Re:I feel like we are living in an 'outbreak' movi (258 comments)

Maybe blown out of proportion but Ebola is far more lethal virus than H1N1. Also, deaths were mostly people who were ill already or had other issues. Ebola doesn't discriminate. On the other hand, the dumb nurse/doctor who was told that the patient was in Liberia and had Ebola like symptoms and still sent the dude back home needs to get fired. Today. Now. Maybe he/she/it thought that Liberia was a town in Missouri.

about 3 months ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

dc29A Re:Completely Contained? (475 comments)

Or the person traveled there on vacation and came back with it.

Vacation? In Liberia? In the middle of the biggest Ebola epidemic? Is that person batshit insane?

about 3 months ago
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After Knocked-Down Damages Claim, Apple Again Seeks to Ban Some Samsung Phones

dc29A Re:Turn the tables around (114 comments)

If? You mean notification center? Quick settings?

about 7 months ago
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Google Foresees Ads On Your Refrigerator, Thermostat, and Glasses

dc29A Re:Impossible (355 comments)

Easy.

about 7 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

dc29A Re:I never thought I'd live to see the day... (386 comments)

I got a Sony Xperia Z Ultra (6.44 inch phablet), best purchase I ever made. Allowed me to ditch my phone and tablet for it. Bonus: It is CyanogenMod supported.

about 8 months ago
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1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

dc29A Encryption? (335 comments)

Good luck data mining my TrueCrypt containers ...

about 9 months ago
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Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model

dc29A Re:Maybe, but... (246 comments)

Iron Maiden always stayed true to their original music. To their detractors, it means "it's always the same thing". Which it is (I hate myself for saying that ;) ).

I challenge anyone to listen to the first three Maiden albums, then to Somewhere in Time, then to Brave New World, then to Final Frontier and come back with a straight face telling that it's the same. Maiden had always followed a slow but changing path. Ditching the punkish sounds in NOTB to introducing synths in SIT and SSOASS to more orchestration in BNW to a more prog approach in AMOLAD and FF.

1 year,19 days
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Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model

dc29A Re:Maybe, but... (246 comments)

I know it's anecdotal evidence, having seen Iron Maiden at least 15+ times live since the late 80s, one thing you notice today that on their live shows there are a huge number of young teenagers. Their shows are not filled with old fans like myself. So there is this new wave of Maiden fans that probably don't even know what it is like to buy a CD. They did establish a strong reputation, sure, but their fans are not only the old ones form the 80s.

Also, unlike other big 80s bands, they don't sue their fans for downloading. They also didn't hop on every possible trend in music, they kept true to their origins. They also didn't became born again christians who refuse to play at festivals because some 'satanic' band plays. They also didn't create drama. When members left or where fired, it wasn't publicized and criticized by other members.

Despite making some of the most memorable heavy metal music, Iron Maiden was always ran as a business, since their early days. And this focus allowed them to go through the download era without issues. They never had major video exposure on MTV (yes, back when there was music on that channel) so music downloading didn't really impact them.

Up the Irons!

1 year,19 days
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CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store

dc29A Re:Where's the outrage?! (255 comments)

If you want to gain traction, 'distribute in other ways' won't fly because it's far simpler to install an app from Google Play than to download from a site into sd card, tick a box in some settings, get a file manager to navigate to app and tap click to install it.

1 year,22 days
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AMD Confirms Kaveri APU Is a 512-GPU Core Integrated Processor

dc29A Re:Cut the crap. We all know what needs to be made (130 comments)

They both have multicore procs with a built in GPU that's capable of pushing next gen games at HD resolution.

Not the Xbox One, it will render 720p and 900p and upscale it to 1080p. PS4 can render 1080p without upscaling.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Warns of Zero-Day Attacks

dc29A Re:New Attack? 0 Day? (165 comments)

Technically it's not zero day because they collaborate with NSA and give them the exploit before they warn the public.

about a year ago
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Guardian Ignores MI5 Warnings, Vows To 'Publish More Snowden Leaks'

dc29A Re:Dope (301 comments)

That said, I think it is unethical to continue releasing the data

And spying on Brazilian companies in the name of fighting terrorism is all good?

about a year ago
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Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2: Now With New Kickstand!

dc29A Re:I wish I could get a Nokia one (294 comments)

It's going to be called the "Nokia Sirius". I get the dog bit, but where does the star come in?

Doesn't 'Lumia' means prostitute in spanish slang? In that case, Sirius is light years ahead of Lumia as product name!

about a year ago
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Android 4.3 Based CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Arrive

dc29A Re:Closed source drivers still a bane (82 comments)

Maybe it's a way for Google not to compete with their partners, especially Samsung.

about a year ago
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Android 4.3 Based CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Arrive

dc29A Re:Closed source drivers still a bane (82 comments)

My SGH-T999 works great on CM 10.2 nightlies, before I was on 10.1.2+ nightlies, never had any issue with BT, WiFi nor camera.

about a year ago
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Android 4.3 Based CyanogenMod 10.2 Nightlies Arrive

dc29A Re:nice (82 comments)

They are also one of the hacker friendliest devices with most having unlocked bootloaders and they publish kernel sources. Oh and SD card slot ... and removable battery.

about a year ago

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