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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

fishb0ne Punch it, Chewie! (701 comments)

Like the comment subject says ...

about 5 months ago
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Verizon Discontinues Home Automation Service After 2 Years

fishb0ne Self monitoring for DSC and Honeywell systems (85 comments)

There's just too many DIY options out there for self monitoring to make it worth paying somebody else to do what the owner can themselves. But then again there certainly are different needs for different people. For example EyezOn has a module called Envisalink 3 which works with DSC and Honeywell security systems: it makes them accessible via the web and alerts can be sent via text/email to a number of contacts for a number of events. I've had the module for about a year now, picked it up for around $130, it was easy to install and I am very happy with it. Just throwing it out there.

about 10 months ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

fishb0ne Re:It's just a theory anyway (1010 comments)

You've got access to the internet, take the initiative and I'll save you your attempt to employ genetic fallacies and question begging.

about a year ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

fishb0ne Re:It's just a theory anyway (1010 comments)

Nobody made an appeal to authority; that is a logical fallacy. This isn't about committees either, it's about the data and the hard evidence and where that evidence points to. Thus far evolution is the best model we have that has been derived from the available evidence.

about a year ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

fishb0ne Re:It's just a theory anyway (1010 comments)

Exactly my point. There is a distinction between a theory colloquially speaking and a scientific theory. Many opponents of the theory of evolution do not understand or refuse to acknowledge this distinction. My post was a poe.

about a year ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

fishb0ne It's just a theory anyway (1010 comments)

Oh, you mean a SCIENTIFIC theory? Then in that case it's a conspiracy of mass proportion. My god trumps your heathen lies.

about a year ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

fishb0ne Re:And this is somehow supposed to be a surprise? (1010 comments)

Out of that third, some do have that science education and reject it anyway in favor of various delusional world views.

about a year ago
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Counterfeit Air Bag Racket Blows Up

fishb0ne Re:Not covered by insurance or the auto shop? (288 comments)

I understand your point of view, but why do you feel this is owed by the insurance company? The insurance company owes the policyholder indemnity, and that is, the cost to repair the vehicle. The policyholder has the ultimate say who does the repair. The insurance company paid for an OE airbag replacement. The shop (most likely) unknowingly put the counterfeit in. It is between the owner of the vehicle and the body shop at that point.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Announces iPhone 5

fishb0ne Re:Still not HD? (1052 comments)

If you are talking about iOS as I believe you are, that is not true. See mccodemonkey's post above. iOS has supported dynamic positioning since iOS 2.

more than 2 years ago
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Schmidt: G+ 'Identity Service,' Not Social Network

fishb0ne Re:Deleting G+ doesn't downgrade others (417 comments)

I am considering deleting G+ but the one thing holding me back is the fear Picasa will be affected. Has yours been affected in any way? Have ANY other services been affected?

more than 3 years ago
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Wikipedia Losing Contributors, Says Wales

fishb0ne Wiki Nazis (533 comments)

If by simplifying editing procedures you mean getting rid of the untouchable wiki nazi admins, there may be hope still.

more than 3 years ago
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Monitor Household Energy From Your Smartphone

fishb0ne Re:kit costs $150 (58 comments)

Perfect example of gaming the Amazon review system. Product has only one review, by a user which only has 2 reviews, both for the same product and company.

more than 3 years ago
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Google+?

fishb0ne The reverse of Facebook (408 comments)

Facebook.com first, then user@facebook.com user@google.com, then came Google+ So the question is, do you really want your e-mail address to be integrated with your social site?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pulls Paid Apps From Taiwanese Android Market

fishb0ne Re:User's fault for not reading app description (186 comments)

Rather than addressing individual apps/con jobs, you'd rather apply a blanket rule over all. How can that possibly go wrong?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pulls Paid Apps From Taiwanese Android Market

fishb0ne Re:User's fault for not reading app description (186 comments)

Honestly if you think that you can buy yourself the ability to track the location of ANY cell phone, arbitrarily, for a mere 1.99, I suppose it is completely out of the question to expect such an individual to actually read the description of something he is about to pay for. Apple is not acting unprofessional here. The app is clearly marked as a prank, functions as a prank and does everything outlined in a make-believe fashion. And here comes government to save the idiots from themselves.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pulls Paid Apps From Taiwanese Android Market

fishb0ne Re:User's fault for not reading app description (186 comments)

Who says prank apps have to be free? You are free to charge whatever for whichever app. Whether or not you will have buyers is another matter.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Pulls Paid Apps From Taiwanese Android Market

fishb0ne User's fault for not reading app description (186 comments)

FTFA:

The brouhaha started when local users complained that an iPhone app called Super Cell Phone Tracker, which they bought online from the Apple's App Store for US$1.99, did not work at all and there was no way they could ask for a refund. According to the App Store description, the tracker program is a joke and intended only for fun. However, not all buyers read the description before downloading the software.

If you take a look at poorly rated similar prank apps, the reviews are trife with "this doesn't work, I got ripped off" even though the app description clearly states it's a prank, oftentimes in the first sentence.

more than 3 years ago

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