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Pending Apple Patent For 'Inferring User Mood'

dwightk Re:Your Move Patent Office (79 comments)

It protects books because you want OSC's "Ender's Game" and not "Fighting Kids in Space"

spoiler alert!

about 6 months ago
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Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted

dwightk Re:only if window is still open at quit (135 comments)

something worth telling users about until they install the fix that came out a couple months ago.

about 8 months ago
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Safari Stores Previous Browsing Session Data Unencrypted

dwightk Re:Local file (135 comments)

wow, you have awful friends

about 8 months ago
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I wish my cell phone was...

dwightk Re:50% less destructible (495 comments)

If you break an external case for your phone you can usually buy a new case for much less than the cost of a new phone, if you happen to break your "indestructible" phone you have to buy a new phone.

Screen protectors are pretty worthless (at least in my experience)

I also use no case (or a minimal case from time to time) myself, so I'm glad that I have the option to buy a nice thin phone that isn't "indestructible"

about 9 months ago
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I wish my cell phone was...

dwightk Re:Endless spam? (495 comments)

How many marketing gimmicks do YOU respond to. I think I remember getting a spam text, once. But I'm not certain it even happened once.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?

dwightk Re: Batteries (477 comments)

Perhaps I'm weird. I've owned quite a few laptops over the past 15 years and I only once ran into insurmountable issues regarding the battery. And, now that I think about it, it wasn't actually the battery that was the issue because I bought a replacement and it still wouldn't charge, so it was something else in the power chain.

I think many other people are like me in that they have a laptop and use it quite often while plugged in. As my laptops age, I just don't count on being able to use them away from a plug for long periods of time. Outside of the one unsuccessful battery replacement I mentioned above, I've never bought a replacement battery.

I can see how it is nice for people who do use their laptops daily, but if the 1000 charge cycles hold up, that's almost 3 years. If you use a computer that much every day, you might consider a new model every once in a while.

I do think I will miss the ability to add RAM (well, not in this computer since I maxed it out when I bought it, but, the idea of being able to upgrade) but again, assuming anyone else uses their computer in a similar way to me, it isn't a huge deal.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?

dwightk Re:My problem... (477 comments)

I was pretty disappointed I was going to have to get a glossy screen when I got my Retina MBP... I haven't thought about it more than once or twice since it came in the mail.

about 9 months ago
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Do You Need Headphones While Working?

dwightk Re:I only use them in certain circumstances: (262 comments)

speaking of which, the other day someone was watching a youtube video on their phone in a restroom stall... without headphones. Is that a thing now? I hope not.

about 10 months ago
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Do You Need Headphones While Working?

dwightk Re:Not headphones, but in-ear monitors (262 comments)

everything I've ever tried that is in-ear gets slowly (sometimes quickly) pushed out of my ear-canal... I might try these sometime if I get $20 to burn :D

about 10 months ago
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Apple 27-inch iMac With Intel's Haswell Inside Tested

dwightk Re: They are still damn overpriced (241 comments)

For any model of macbook, you can get something almost twice as powerful for the same price.

That's going off Newegg.

How do you explain that?

Your claim is false.

How do you explain that?

about 10 months ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

dwightk Re: Apple Build Quality (158 comments)

your budget is less than $500?

about 10 months ago
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Apple Converting Trial and Pirated iWork, iLife and Aperture To Full Versions

dwightk Re:iTunes Match (134 comments)

all your tracks that they have copies of.

about 10 months ago
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Researchers Show Apple Can Read iMessages

dwightk Re:Terrible summary (124 comments)

*eo's potentially going to jail and so forth.

c*o's ?

about 10 months ago
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Irish Government May Close Apple's Biggest Tax Loophole

dwightk Re:Because Apple (292 comments)

Interesting, you read

'Apple was a pioneer of an accounting technique known as the “Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich,”'

and

"here is a technique typical of what Apple and others pioneered"

and come away with: "Apple literally invented the technique"

It's almost as if people mentioning biased summary writing and biased nytimes articles have a good reason to point out that bias. Heck, the article you linked is linked as the source for the wikipedia article on Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich to mention Apple (with a nod to "was among the pioneers") in the intro paragraph.

about 10 months ago
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Irish Government May Close Apple's Biggest Tax Loophole

dwightk You can't even drop a few... (292 comments)

"companies like..." before "Apple" and maybe a "...and others" after from time to time in the summary?

about 10 months ago
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How long before most automobile driving is done by computers?

dwightk Re:Never gonna happen. (472 comments)

sweet, another tax that only effects poor people! Can't wait.

about 10 months ago

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Mod Points

dwightk dwightk writes  |  more than 3 years ago

It seems like /. is giving me mod points all the time now. Have they liberalized their point doling.

Or did I hit a bonus magic secret karma level?

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