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Verizon Backtracks On $2 Convenience Fee

greyline Big Red Will Still Get Their 2 bucks (281 comments)

They may have backtracked on this "convenience fee", but Verizon will still get their $2 from their customers, just not as obviously.

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs Dead At 56

greyline Re:Lameness (1613 comments)

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

RIP Mr. Jobs. He accomplished so much and will be remembered as a true American visionary in technology.

more than 3 years ago
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Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

greyline Thanks (1521 comments)

This post will likely never be read, buried under the weight of hundreds of other posts, most of them very similar in nature to my own. I was a late comer to Slashdot, picking up reading after I graduated from college and got my first corporate job. This job was a joke and I stayed there for far too long; the reason I did so was because it afforded plenty of free time to browse the web and, in turn, discover Slashdot. While not every story posted was a piece of gold, the community of nerds, geeks, and other tech people kept me engaged in reading the comments, trolls and insights alike. Slashdot will always be a daily visit for me and while Rob Malda won't be an editor in chief any longer, I hope that the letter and spirit of the site he created and raised, like his very own child, will continue to grow and evolve. Stagnation is the worst the could happen with any web site, tech related or not; hopefully this is the beginning of a new era for Slashdot, and I'm both excited and saddened to experience it. Best of luck to you, Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda.

more than 3 years ago
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Coming Soon, Shorter Video Games

greyline Re:WHAT!?!?!?! (637 comments)

Development costs are not the only expense. There is writing the script, voice actors, expert consultations, etc. that could potentially go into the total cost of a great game. So, if a game is short, but sweet, the "normal" $60 cost could, in theory, be totally justified.

more than 3 years ago
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Favorite Sony Gaffe?

greyline Re:Missing option (329 comments)

The data breach is more than a gaff, in my view. Much more serious of an event. That being said, the PR guy retweeting the key is the best and funniest.

more than 3 years ago
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Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

greyline Re:Mission Accomplished (1855 comments)

Just posting in a historic Slashdot thread for posterity!

more than 3 years ago
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From Redmond With Love

greyline Terrible Cake (140 comments)

The IE team must have gotten that cake from a grocery store bakery, because it looks like crap. I'd rather have a shitty Hallmark card or a bunch of Mylar balloons than that awful cake.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Moves To Stop Kids Racking Up iTunes Bills

greyline Re:Sounds like... (232 comments)

That's modern parenting for you... plop your kid in front of the TV (in their bed room, of course), or Wii, or iPad, or whatever other gadget, and get them out of your hair for a couple hours after work until they pass out, exhausted, from extensive video screen stimulation.

more than 3 years ago
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CS Profs Debate Role of Math In CS Education

greyline Re:It's not the math ... (583 comments)

One could use commas to help clarify that sentence, such as this: I had to help my uncle, Jack, off a horse. Then again, speaking and writing that sentence are two different things.

more than 3 years ago
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Multitouch gestures won’t work on iPhone 4

greyline Cumbersome (1 comments)

Those multi-gestures look far too cumbersome on such a tiny screen. I wouldn't use them unless the gestures ended up taking less fingers to utilize. The small size of the iPhone makes it a good one-handed device, and these gestures effectively turn it into a two-hand device. They are much better suited for the larger screen size of the iPad, that's for sure.

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla To Release Firefox 4 Next Month

greyline Re:First. (266 comments)

You could have at least formatted that correctly.

more than 3 years ago
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House Passes TV Commercial Volume Bill

greyline Re:I'm glad (408 comments)

Just be glad that Congress is doing anything at all right now.

about 4 years ago
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TSA Saw My Junk, Missed Razor Blades, Says Adam Savage

greyline Re:Anthropomorphalicism (609 comments)

I think you mean genitalizing.

about 4 years ago
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US Marshals Saved 35,000 Full Body Scans

greyline Re:Good. Hope this keeps up (712 comments)

Just like the other 90% of us. Sad but true. What will it take for more citizens to actually do something? Take away our TV? Our Internet? Our books? What?

more than 4 years ago
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Did the Windows Phone 7 Bomb In the US?

greyline Re:While I agree it's not as good as... (609 comments)

The Samsung Captivate is really the only good Android phone available on AT&T, and it is not without its issues (GPS problems, long wait for 2.2 upgrade). Maybe something better will find its way down the old AT&T pipeline soon.

more than 4 years ago
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1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film?

greyline Re:OK, I'll bite. (685 comments)

That's a pretty elaborate setup for what amounts to a butt joke.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Buy Unapologetic About Charging For PS3 Firmware Updates

greyline Re:but best buy is pre doing and forcing you to bu (454 comments)

I don't do this myself, but it could be a useful service for someone who is old or disabled or any number of other things preventing them from loading their groceries into their car.

more than 4 years ago

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