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Microsoft Reportedly Poaching Apple Retail Staff

egregious Re:Moving expenses are already standard (375 comments)

I think this is more like McDonald's hiring Burger King managers than the usual tech employment, hence ne. This is retail, not what most /. readers would think as managerial positions.

more than 4 years ago
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Could We Beam Broadband Internet Into Iran?

egregious Re:Get a pringles can and go to Iraq (541 comments)

Um, no. You don't have a grasp of the geography. It's not beaming a signal across the street, it's more like coast-to-coast, LA to NY. You have to go to space to get high up enough.

more than 5 years ago
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New HDMI 1.4 Spec Set To Confuse

egregious Re:I'm a geek, but... (357 comments)

Yeah, TV and the desktop might be merging for you, but the rest of the world still sits on the couch for TV and at a desk for the computer. Until I can type comfortably in the same position I watch the TV the two are never going to be the same thing in use or purpose.

Computer video *ports* might be simply divergent, but the same criticisms you're aiming at HDMI can be extended to computer video, too. There's DVI, dual link DVI, HDMI (so computers can play in the travesty that is HDCP), mini DVI, plus a lot of other proprietary variants and the "VGA port" was just a common plug design. Analog computer video signals were and are a mess. Those port designs had next-to-nothing to do with the signals they could transmit.

more than 5 years ago
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Air Force One Flyby Causes Brief Panic In NYC

egregious Re:We are a bunch (898 comments)

1,000 feet might be roughly half the height of the WTC twin towers if you stacked them... The spire was 1,727 ft. The roof of building one was 1,368 ft, building two was shorter.

Seriously, wouldn't a 747, flying as close as witnesses seem to remember, actually destroy property? One article quotes one witness as suggesting the plane was "dozens" of feet from the Goldman Sachs Tower. Sure...

more than 5 years ago
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Popup Study Confirms Most Users Are Idiots

egregious Re:Newsflash! (568 comments)

Osmosis? They gain knowledge from us through the diffusion of water?

more than 5 years ago

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