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The Star Wars Kid Is Back

howman Re:Wow, how sad is it that (275 comments)

Sentimental from the poster with a 5 digit /. id... lol

more than 4 years ago
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The Star Wars Kid Is Back

howman Re:Wow, how sad is it that (275 comments)

slippery brick is up there as is anandtech. The Red Ferret Journal gets a nod and designnotes by michael surtess is pretty cool too. Seems like even Gizmodo gets news sooner, but i really hate the comment system over there so I don't read them. That and a bunch of really good google notifications.

more than 4 years ago
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The Star Wars Kid Is Back

howman Re:Wow, how sad is it that (275 comments)

Funny how in the last number of years /. has moved down my list of bookmarks from top sopt to check in order to 5 or 6th in the list...

more than 4 years ago
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Hulu May Begin Charging For Video Content

howman Re:Worst Source Ever (313 comments)

Oh you will pay when people start capping their bandwidth allowances and the telcos come to the conclusion that everyone must pay more to cover the bandwidth hogs.

more than 5 years ago
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How often do you reboot your primary computer?

howman Re:Primary? (596 comments)

Your mobile phone is...

more than 5 years ago
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Skin-Based Display Screens From Nanotech Tattoos

howman Re:Ohhh... can you imagine the hack possibilities (200 comments)

Yes they will... but none of those will mark your palm with a glowing dot telling everyone you meet it is your time to pass.

more than 5 years ago
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What the Pirate Bay Verdict Could Mean For Google

howman Formatting (408 comments)

What TPB did and Google does not, is format the search results in a way that makes it easy to get exactly what you want. If you use the well known filetype:torrent on Google to search something all you get is the standard high page rank hits first. This with no peer or seed numbers, comments or screen captures,so it is a crap shoot as to actually getting a good file. I guess they will hide behind the term vague search results, or, 'we only provide the links and nothing more'. Now if the comments and seed info were decentralized... well that would be...

more than 5 years ago
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Swedish Pirate Party Gains 3000 Members In 7 Hours

howman Arghhhh Cap'n (410 comments)

A party it will be.... Just hope it doesn't end up some sophomoric anger fest and the spokespeople have a solid message and play by the rules.

more than 5 years ago
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What Do You Call People Who "Do HTML"?

howman Re:I just call them Web Designers (586 comments)

I think the tile of 'Idiot who made this web page stoopid' sums it up most of the time.

more than 5 years ago
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Game Developers On Gold Selling

howman WoW Gold (424 comments)

When I was still gaming on a regular basis, I came up with the idea that in WoW a simple solution would be the following. Most if not all Gold sellers are using lvl 1 characters, and, most if not all use the words or combination of words, Gold, 1000, $xx.xx and some web address in their shout outs. By combining these variables with the current ability of people in game to tag players as spamming, it would be fairly easy to turn a character into a killable target if it passes a certain spam score. Let's say three spam tags and at least 2 key words. It then becomes a game to kill the Gold sellers.
The other thing would be to make it impossible for any character on a trial account, or under a certain minimum level from entering any city.
When Gold sellers have to pay $15 a month to create characters who have to be played up to level 10 before they can get into a city and keep getting killed the second they shout out, it becomes more of a cost then a benefit.
Oh, and to all you mages out there, and I am one, stop porting lvl 1 characters to cities.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Warns of Copycat Conficker Worm

howman What to say? (86 comments)

You would think that Microsoft researchers would spend more time patching Windows rather than saying idiotic things like 'It is possible that these miscreants somehow collaborate or at least are aware of each other's "products."'.
Considering Conficker has been all over the news and the maker of Neeris would have to be working in a cave beside Osama not to have seen anything about it, I dare say it is more than freakin' likely they know of each others products.
Now if only Microsoft knew as much about Windows as these guys do, we might actually get updates that that were more valuable.

more than 5 years ago
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Obamas Give Queen Elizabeth an iPod

howman The Queens Gift (649 comments)

It's fairly poignant the fact that she gives everyone the same gift, a silver framed picture of her... Pretty much says, 'you ain't shit better than anyone else, but I am da bomb.'

more than 5 years ago
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Warner Bros. Acquires The Pirate Bay

howman Re:Oh well (348 comments)

Also mentioned was Johnny Depp as TPB's new mascot.

more than 5 years ago
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Piracy Case Could Change Canadian Web Landscape

howman So in Google (156 comments)

'Watchmen filetype:torrent' makes Google a torrent search engine... Don't see them pulled into court... granted, places like ISO hunt, Torrent reactor and Pirate bay are making their name specifically by only searching for one file type. I wonder how things change if they add more file types and let you sort the results?

more than 5 years ago
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Spider Bite Allows Man To Walk Again

howman Re:No radioactivity involved? (221 comments)

You know, that is one of the only reasons I want to be rich. Just so I can hire security for my compound and make the uniforms silver jump suits. That and a powered gate with shrubs on it obscuring my driveway. I mean what wouldn't you do if you had a hundred mil?

more than 5 years ago
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The Art of The Farewell Email

howman I worked for myself (703 comments)

I so enjoyed punching myself in the mouth when I quit.

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook's New Terms of Service

howman Re:grrrr. (426 comments)

Ummmm... Banks can, and do... they use the money from your account to loan to other people or invest and give you interest for the ability to do so... Granted, they guarantee that your money is always there for you, so it actually isn't gone per say... Unless you are with BoM, or one of the other amazing institutions around Europe or America.

more than 5 years ago
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On my spaceship, I'd like artificial gravity ....

howman Re:Variation (534 comments)

Perhaps if the built it not using the lowest bidder, that could solve a few of the tolerance issues.

more than 5 years ago

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I phone or Android

howman howman writes  |  more than 5 years ago

howman (170527) writes "I have avoided getting a cell phone for the last four years after returning from Japan. I am now faced with the fact that phones are close enough to what I want but I am left with the question, "Android or iPhone?" Not being a fanboy of Apple, I wonder if I will regret not getting an iPhone. Does the community see it as a fad that will end in tears? Will Android catch up with it's application offerings? Will I have more fun writing applications for one or the other, and getting my apps out there? What good and bad real experience has the community had with both platforms. Please don't just bash the other camp."

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