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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

fafaforza Re:Only three hundred titles? (249 comments)

So you really do believe 64MB if flash is all they could technically fit? And you'll use that as evidence that the device is inferior? Would you also say a 2.0l Mazda is inferior to a V8 corvette because it doesn't have nearly the same 0-60 time? Or would you instead concede that the designers understood the performance difference but used that specific engine for a specific reason.

about 3 months ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

fafaforza Re:Only three hundred titles? (249 comments)

Or they loaded up a bunch of public domain titles, instead of spending tax payer money on titles that they had no idea would appeal to any of the readers.

I'm sure the military is capable enough to put more than 64MB of memory on a device.

about 3 months ago
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US Navy Develops World's Worst E-reader

fafaforza Re:There's a reason books can't be updated (249 comments)

Those aren't "traditional" e-readers in the sense of having an eInk display. Both are LCD based tablets with Android.

about 3 months ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

fafaforza Enforcement. (199 comments)

Wonder how this will be enforced when a page might consider a first and last name only, and there are many people with the same combination. Now Google will have to be the arbiter of whether a request is legitimate, and not being made by someone unconnected, but simply having the same name.

about 3 months ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

fafaforza Re:Protected class (199 comments)

Hold on there, that would be getting to the root of the problem. That makes way too much sense.

about 3 months ago
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EU Court of Justice Paves Way For "Right To Be Forgotten" Online

fafaforza Re:Censorship (199 comments)

Does Lexis-Nexis get sued because they index libelous articles?

about 3 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

fafaforza Re:London Cabbies are different (417 comments)

Except thatprobably 99.999% of drivers in NYC were not born anywhere near North America, and many barely speak the language.

about 3 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

fafaforza Re:They could have made their own (417 comments)

Wow, finally a logical and intelligent comment in a sea of "horse buggy" detractors.

I think it was the same issue with black limousines in NYC being forbidden from picking people up curb-side. Getting a yellow cab medallion is a long process and costs a fortune. Those things are sought after. Getting a black limo on the road is much cheaper and less regulated. Why would you spend $10k for a medallion when anyone with a Crown Victoria painted black can pick people from under your nose, without any of the fees?

about 3 months ago
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VLC Finally Launches App For Windows 8

fafaforza Re:Only useful for tablets (170 comments)

I think the Windows tablets and phones will get a good share of users, so it makes sense to release this. I have an iPad Retina and would take a Win tablet over it no hesitation, mainly for the ability to split the screen, an SD slot with no dongles, and a USB port. So much more extensible than the iPad.

about 5 months ago
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VLC Finally Launches App For Windows 8

fafaforza Re:Costs money (170 comments)

Do RT users matter? Everything is going to mobile and tablets, so yea, it does matter if you're in the business/hobby of making apps for people to use.

I have an iPad, would swap it for a Windows tablet without a second thought. But I would like the assurance that I could play any format I wanted to, which I'd get from VLC. Historically, appliances and tablets (PS, Xbox, iPad, iPod) will either limit your format options, or not stay up to date on new ones. So having VLC there is great, I think.

about 5 months ago
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Blockbuster To Close Remaining US Locations

fafaforza Re:Ding dong the witch is dead! (419 comments)

As if you would have continued renting physical disks with Netflix around...

about 9 months ago
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Blockbuster To Close Remaining US Locations

fafaforza Re:About time (419 comments)

I wouldn't call "making of" BS. That's often as good as the actual movie if you're actually interested in how people accomplish great things.

about 9 months ago
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Amazon Botches Sales Tax, Overcharges NJ

fafaforza Re:Amazon Prime (179 comments)

Next, you'll tell us that part of that money goes to the state to cover shipping taxes, even though the customer paid nothing for shipping. Pshah.

about 9 months ago
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Autonomous Dump Trucks Are Coming To Canada's Oil Sands

fafaforza Re:Obsolete Humans (165 comments)

It will me MUCH longer for these autonomous trucks to show up on public highways than private quarries and oil fields with no humans within a mile.

about 9 months ago
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The Dark Mod 2.0 Standalone: Id Tech 4 GPL Yields a Free Thief-a-Like Game

fafaforza Re:Just buy the game like everyone else... (98 comments)

Yup, just reinstalled T2 and updated to 1.19, and albeit wide screen and high res, it does show its age. But Thief 3, albeit very pretty, was not as difficult. So Dark Mod might bridge that gap.

about 9 months ago
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Dick Cheney Had Implanted Defibrillator Altered To Prevent Terrorist Attack

fafaforza Re:Evil, powerful men have enemies. (242 comments)

I gotta wonder what kind of shit Pope Jon Paul II was up to...

about 9 months ago
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Silk Road Shut Down, Founder Arrested, $3.6 Million Worth of Bitcoin Seized

fafaforza Re:Tor compromised (620 comments)

Weren't mod chips made illegal a few years back? IE: even possessing them? I wouldn't be surprised if mere possession is a crime.

about 10 months ago

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