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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

freeze128 Re:Time Shifting? (282 comments)

I would say that the primary purpose of the products that Ford and GM sell are for TRANSPORTATION. The fact that their cars even have an audio system at all is way down the list.

12 hours ago

Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

freeze128 This could be good... (715 comments)

Linus developed the linux kernel, and it's obviously very important to him. He didn't like the version control system that he was using so he invented a better one (GIT). Perhaps this will encourage him to create a better, less "retarded" compiler.

3 days ago

Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo

freeze128 creepy but familiar (61 comments)

The robot kinda looks like the keepon.

4 days ago

Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

freeze128 Re:Using what leverage? (200 comments)

This reminds me of the Movie "Ransom" where a child is kidnapped, and held for ransom. The child's father turns the tables by offering a bounty on the kidnapper. Instead of giving money to one untrustworthy individual, you offer it to the public.

5 days ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

freeze128 Look! (543 comments)

Glasses make me look smarter! I have a severe overbite and a large gap in my front 2 teeth. If it weren't for the fact that I wear glasses, I would look like an idiot.

about a week ago

Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

freeze128 Re:Solar power? (260 comments)

A chromebook would run off of DC power, so the inclusion of an inverter would be a waste of technology. Why take the DC from solar cells and invert it to line-voltage AC just to rectify it again to the 12Volts and lower that a chromebook would use?

about a week ago

Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

freeze128 EDITOR: Read this (260 comments)

It's "Islanded-mode", not "islanded-more".

about a week ago

Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

freeze128 Re:The hubbub is misplaced (353 comments)

I see the problem. DVDs aren't supposed to be squeezed through your VPN. You should check you mailbox for them.

about a week ago

Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

freeze128 Re:I doubt most people care (353 comments)

Well, then send that mailer in! I have had 3 discs at the top of my queue labelled as "Very long wait" for TWO YEARS because of people like you and people you know.

about a week ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

freeze128 Re:nobody ever won a war with their customers (401 comments)

Right. When comcast starts to get money from Netflix and maybe hulu, then what is the incentive for them to treat the consumers with respect?

about two weeks ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

freeze128 Re:We're sorry he so faithfully followed instructi (401 comments)

I doubt that. Suppose after 7 minutes, the customer agrees to keep the service? Then you already have a pending deactivation in the queue, and the service would be cut, possibly BEFORE the customer hangs up. If the customer finds out that his service has indeed been cut even after agreeing to keep it, that would just give him more reason to cancel the service.

about two weeks ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

freeze128 Re:So... (401 comments)

Or... You could just say two words: "Too Expensive". Comcast asked me why I cancelled my service 2+ years ago, and that's the answer I gave them. Apparently, they believed me, and I was a comcast customer for longer than 9 years before I cancelled.

Now here is the interesting part: Ryan Block is an internet celebrity, and his wife is Veronica Belmont, also an internet celebrity. I would not be surprised if Comcast had a note of this in his file, and that is why the rep was so adamant about getting a good reason from him. It's almost like Aquaman calling the local water works company and telling them that he doesn't want water anymore. They wouldn't believe him.

about two weeks ago

Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

freeze128 Re:Porn? (64 comments)

You can roll it up into a cylinder and then... Well, you get the idea.

about two weeks ago

UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

freeze128 Re:What if he forgot it? (353 comments)

Valeris: "I do not remember."

Spock: "A lie?"

Valeris: "A choice."

about three weeks ago

Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

freeze128 Really? (231 comments)

Who fills out a loan application on a phone? That has got to be the most painful web experience ever!

about three weeks ago

Foxconn Replacing Workers With Robots

freeze128 Re:So, how long before the suicides? (530 comments)

If the robots are controlled by iPhones, then they will probably just not wake up after new years eve, or daylight saving time.

about three weeks ago

DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

freeze128 Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (249 comments)

Honestly, and a lot of people are not going to like this, I don't believe that this child's marker deserves the Superman logo. Why not put the logo on the marker of Christopher Reeve or George Reeves. They are the only people who would have actually earned it. The death of this child is tragic, but other than being a superman fan, what was his connection?

about three weeks ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

freeze128 Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

What do you do with electronic cigarettes? If you can't power it up, it gets taken from you. If you can (and do), it gets confiscated because there is no smoking in the terminal.

about three weeks ago


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