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I Use Twitter, Please Rob Me

dmartine40 Re:Google maps+streetview mashup=SWEET (403 comments)

You know, twitter narcisism is annoying but you know what? I just don't pay attention to it. I really have a hard time figuring out why people would feel justified in "paybacks" like this. I see the "point" this site is trying to make. I don't like the means it's using to make its point.

more than 3 years ago

IE8 Beats Other Browsers In Laptop Battery Life

dmartine40 Re:hey lynx users! (263 comments)

I will - just gotta plug this thing in fir-

about 5 years ago

First European Provider To Break Net Neutrality

dmartine40 Re:Sure (343 comments)

We get pissed because we - as consumers - have this funny notion that we're entitled to high-speed internet when our ISP advertises and promises to deliver it. Now if it really is one percent of the users who abuse it, go after them, not everyone else. Now, if you go up to any of the consumers of these services, they'll tell you just like I am that they/we are not abusing the service. But let's be honest, those who do probably have a good idea they are offending. And I'm pretty sure the ISP has some way to determine where all the bandwidth is going.

about 5 years ago

First European Provider To Break Net Neutrality

dmartine40 Re:What they mean: (343 comments)

I'd go back to the DSL if my ISP did that, even if it meant slower connection. I do not buy the "we're protecting you from the bad guys by cutting back our service" nonsense. I really would not find anything funny about it.

about 5 years ago

Obstacles Near Emergency Exits Speed Evacuation

dmartine40 Re:(very) Old news (199 comments)

While this looks like the result of such a design, I wonder if the effect it has on crowds isn't distraction? I would guess that a wide-open exit route, while giving people all the room necessary to evacuate, may also (inadvertently) give them the "freedom" to guage their movement and personal space relative to each other. In a big enough group, it wouldn't take much, or long, to turn an evacuation like this into chaos. Could that be where excessive crowding would occur?

But place a big enough obstacle along the route and these people could refocus their navigation around one static object, rather than on the less predictable movement of others in the crowd.

This is pure speculation of course.

about 5 years ago

Why AT&T Killed iPhone Google Voice

dmartine40 Re:No. (304 comments)

Here's what my brother actually said:

Hello, Happy Birthday my brother.

What GV said he said:

Hello, The bird say my brought their.
Sounds like a case of poor cellular...

about 5 years ago

Flickr Yanks Image of Obama As Joker

dmartine40 Re:Free speech and democracy? (869 comments)

Only if one bashes Bush and Republicans, based on what I've been seeing latesly. I know I'm trolling here, but seriously, something's gotta change here. It's getting old, hearing about "freedom of speech" and "open-mindedness" when all it really means that it only applies when you're towing the party line.

about 5 years ago

Murdoch Says, "We'll Charge For All Our Sites"

dmartine40 Re:No Spin Zone... (881 comments)

Absolutely - That Murdoch is considering charging for his content, and that this may be a risky move on his part isn't an issue. At least I wouldn't consider it as much an issue as the spin and speculation already put into the submission itself. From what I have read so far in this forum, it seems a lot of commentors have taken the first line out of this summary as a foregone conclusion.

more than 5 years ago

Murdoch Says, "We'll Charge For All Our Sites"

dmartine40 No Spin Zone... (881 comments)

"In what appears to be a carefully planned suicide..." Is it possible to mod a story submission as flamebait?

more than 5 years ago

Something May Have Just Hit Jupiter

dmartine40 Re:Or may not have (299 comments)

I knew something was up with this story. I saw the headline and for a split second thought I was on the Onion!

more than 5 years ago

Searching Google, Where Internet Access is Scarce

dmartine40 Re:Maybe I'm just being too cynical... (130 comments)

And just as pressing are answers to questions like who killed who in Way of the Dragon! :-D Oh wait, that's a different service? Oops!

more than 5 years ago

Professor Gets 4 Years in Prison for Sharing Drone Plans With Students

dmartine40 Re:Guilty. (354 comments)

Have you ever read a real contract? Even lawyers have difficulty interpreting many of them.
By signing a contract, this professor agreed to all its terms an conditions, and was bound by them. After that, there really was little or no valid reason for violating it.

more than 5 years ago


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