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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

iamhassi Re: Failsafe? (468 comments)

Gives new meaning to Blue Screen Of Death

about three weeks ago
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When Beliefs and Facts Collide

iamhassi Re:It's Okay (725 comments)

You must be an American if you equate liberal with socialist. In Europe, they tend to be the very opposite of each other.

Yep. The European Liberals actually stand for liberty. The American users of the name are the opposite — their first solution to any problem is to create a government agency responsible for solving it, as well as simply banning the use of anything potentially dangerous — and thus the proper name for them is Illiberal.

You're right: Liberalism in Europe
"In general, liberalism in Europe is a political movement that supports a broad tradition of individual liberties and constitutionally-limited and democratically accountable government. This usually encompasses the belief that government should act to alleviate poverty and other social problems, but not through radical changes to the structure of society."

A "liberal" in Europe wants smaller govt like conservatives do in America, while liberals in America want a bigger govt that has more control and attempts to eliminate poverty by equalizing income like a socialist would, like doubling minimum wage to the same wage most college graduates receive.

about three weeks ago
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15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

iamhassi Re:Another child making unsupported claims (203 comments)

"The most advanced, the most reliable, the fastest 3D printer ever created"

He says it is "fastest", but he does NOT say it is "ten times faster" as the summary claims. He also says it is "advanced" and "reliable" but neither of those adjectives necessarily imply that it is precise.

He also didn't say if it is cost effective. It's easy to make the fastest or best or most reliable of anything, problem is making it at a price that people are willing to pay.

about three weeks ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

iamhassi Re:Reputational Damage (346 comments)

Didn't google ask for this?

Google: we can't do that without a court order
Bank: here is your court order
Google: WHAAAA?? Can't believe you just gave us a court order!
Bank: ....... O_o

about three weeks ago
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Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?

iamhassi Re:I get it.. but I won't get it (304 comments)

I guess i'm missing the money to purchase something that I can do without! ;-)

Kidding, right? I have three 22" 1680x1050 monitors, only $50 each on craigslist. That's 5040x1050 compared to 1920x1200. Games in eyefinity are beautiful when the screens wrap around you and all you see from the corners of your eye is more of the video game. Looking at one flat screen is annoying now, it's like I'm missing the rest of the game. I don't know why the new consoles don't have two more video outputs for two more screens.

three 30" though.... I don't know if I would want all that, I would have to turn my head to look from one side to the other, I would be exhausted from constantly looking around LOL. 22 to 24" is about the limit with three screens on a desktop if you don't want to have to turn your head to look from one corner to the other unless you're placing the screens several feet away.

about 2 months ago
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Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?

iamhassi Re:Is this an ad ? (304 comments)

Agreed. Needs to be at least 6 foot wide, same as three decent sized LCDs, and should be a reasonable resolution, 5760x1080 which is what three HD monitors would be. Then I would be interested, but 3440 isn't even 2x1920, so you're actually losing horizontal real estate compared to 2 cheap HD monitors.

Why buy this 34" at $1,500 when it has less space than two $200 $26" LCDs? I would have 52" total, 3840x1080 resolution and spend $400 instead of $1,500.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?

iamhassi Re:Pre Macrovision with 4+ heads (201 comments)

Not always. Heads are used for many things. The first 4 head units were done for better pause action not for better EP mode.

Was this right after "Basic Instinct" came out on VHS? ;-)

If you want porn, watch porn. What the point on pausing a movie to hopefully see some cunt's crotch.

Because you're 13 and internet didn't exist yet, pausing a movie was the best you got.

about 3 months ago
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Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Over Default Search on Android Phones

iamhassi Re:flame on! (221 comments)

Bing won't send you ads in your gmail based on your searches on bing.

about 3 months ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

iamhassi Price fixing (256 comments)

Am I then only one that sees that price gouging is going on with SSDs?

I bought my Corsiar 115gb SSD for $69.99 in July of 2012. That's almost 2 years ago. Today a generic 120gb SSD costs $69.99 from newegg. 5 more gb, same price 2 years later. If I want a Corsiar SSD again, a 120gb one costs $109, $40 *more* than what I paid 2 years ago!

More manufactures make SSDs now and more devices use SSD now, but you're going to tell me years later the prices haven't dropped?

Come on, give me a break, obvious price fixing is going on with SSD prices, I can't be the only one that sees this, when the was last time that prices on computer hardware went up years later? Never? This is just like the one billion dollar LCD price fixing scheme a few years ago, I'm sure this will be in the news a few years from now.

about 3 months ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

iamhassi Re:I'm not going to stand for this (312 comments)

Not with my knees.

You're right. I'm guessing these office workers have never been waitresses or had a job requiring 8 hours of standing because if they had they would appreciate being able to sit instead of standing. Standing prolonged hours causes varicose veins and can cause knee and joint pain. Sitting just causes a fat butt. Solution is to get up and walk around every so often. Most of these office workers have regular scheduled breaks, they need to use their breaks to get up and be active.

about 3 months ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

iamhassi Re:Weak? No, it is not. (312 comments)

A person can buy a Maserati, but i said person doesn't change the oil and let water and particulate go into the gas tank, the car will turn into garbage. The car wasn't garbage. The owner was a careless fool at best (and a f*tard at worst.)

clearly you have never owned a Maserati if you think they are not garbage.

about 3 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

iamhassi Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

Do you think those people were out there for a paycheck or because they believed in what the rancher was fighting against?

about 3 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

iamhassi Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

At the time there were limited arms (you took about 2 minutes to reload) vs able to empty a couple clips in that same amount of time, now.

Further, rifle, cannon and naval mines were about all there were. The most literal interpretation of that 2nd amendment means I could possess nuclear weapons, bacterial weapons, chemical weapons, and were I wealthy enough, my own tanks, APCs, fighter jets, bombers, etc. In short, the 2nd amendment favors the rich because they can arm themselves to the hilt, should they wish. Not very equal, is it?

Do you think weapons were free back then? Yes, if you have more money you can buy more weapons, just like back then, I'm sure the rich could buy a dozen rifles and load them all and then not have to reload, just grab another rifle and fire. Nothing has changed, but this is not the 2nd amendment's fault anymore then it's the 1st amendment's fault that the wealthy can afford TV commercials to get their free speech message across and the poor can not.

about 3 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

iamhassi Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

When the constitution was ratified, the militia was the only defense that the United States had, and all able bodied men were expected to be ready to serve.

Now, whether the militia is the intent of the second amendment is a question that we have been asking for a long time now. The wording of the second amendment is not particularly clear on that.

And yes, I know that this opinion is not popular on a site as conservative as slashdot. That is why we see this as a front page story bashing the person proposing the re-examination of the second amendment.

We are "bashing" because someone wants to change the rights of the people. The Constitution is a list of rights for all the people, not certain groups, they did not mean "only a small group of people should have guns, the rest of you should not", because that gives too much power to the government which is exactly what this country was fighting at the time when the Constitution was written, another government that had too much power and did not give a voice to the people.

about 3 months ago
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Ouya Dropping 'Free-to-Play' Requirement

iamhassi Re:Dumb move... (107 comments)

this is the best possible move for the platform. customers win when they can play great games that they feel are a reasonable price. OUYA is giving devs freedom to experiment with different ways to pay. the best games and ways to pay will float to the top. As somebody who invested a couple hundred $$ into onlive, I'm a big fan of online gaming.

Maybe, but OUYA still received $8 million in funding with the promise that "ALL GAMES FREE TO PLAY". The fact that they're going back on their promise now makes every kickstarter campaign look bad.

Whether the games are free or not is the not the reason OUYA is failing, the reasons are obvious: it doesn't play regular android games (game must be OUYA compatiable), poor controller, it's slower than modern smartphones and tablets, and when you can just plug your tablet or smartphone into your TV why buy a OUYA at all?

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

iamhassi Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (466 comments)

And yet, AT&T wants more money because they think they have the right to charge Netflix more to pass through their tollbooth.

- it's not their 'tollbooth', it's their road. On a road you can charge different rates for different types of vehicles, this is the same situation. An eighteen wheeler can cause more damage to the road that requires more maintenance than a motorcycle, this is the same thing: a movie that needs to be streamed a million times takes up much more capacity and energy and basically uses the system much more than millions of small individual requests do.

See, I even used an appropriate car analogy.

Ok, but if you charge the 18 wheeler more, how long before you decide to charge the pickup truck more? or sedan? or maybe make a special license so only 18 wheelers with your license can use the road and no one else? How long before they go after Youtube? Or Amazon Video? Or Facebook? Or Google? Or XBox Live? Anyone can make an argument that some service or website is "using more than others so you should pay more" but we're already paying for the service, we pay for the internet, what we decide to do with it is our business, whether we have unlimited or a 5gb cap or metered, if we want to use all of it for netflix instead of youtube why does that matter? Customers of these ISPs are paying for the net-neutrality already, they don't need to charge more. There will always be some website or service or something that uses a bit more than everyone else. If they start charging Netflix then they'll need to start charging Youtube, and then etc, before long they're charging every website or service that uses the internet that we're already paying for.

No other utility functions like this. The electric company doesn't say "oh you're using electricity for a air conditioner? We charge extra for air conditioners". No, they say "here is your electricity, use it as you see fit, whether it's a A/C or a dozen bitcoin servers or an electric car, we don't care how it's used, you are paying for that electricity." Internet should work the same way, they should charge us whatever they want to charge us and let us use the internet anyway we want, whether it's netflix or youtube or amazon prime.

about 4 months ago
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Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI

iamhassi Re: Battery life? (217 comments)

Lol I wish smartphones lasted 15-20 hours with normal use, or maybe it does if I don't use it for 15 hours? I'm sorry but I bought this thing to actually use it. When it can play a game and run gps software for 20 hours straight then I will be happy, until then the batteries suck. Maybe that's why nokia brick phones lasted so long, no gps or clash of clans to suck the battery dry in a few hours.

about 4 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

iamhassi Re: Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

After reading the article I do not agree with spark fun. Seems they knew exactly what they were doing, copying the exact look of a fluke dmm and selling it, and when they got caught they cried foul. Seriously spark fun man up and make them a different color, or did you copy fluke because you knew it would sell more dmm? I have two dmm and they're both red because the color doesn't matter unless you're trying to copy someone's trademark.

about 4 months ago
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Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

iamhassi Re: Apple? (409 comments)

Googles version of free involves harvesting every personal detail about your life from now until the end of time. They say it's just for advertising but it could be used for so much worse, and the fact that android users just hand google every email, every photo, every video, every text, every password, where they are located at all times and all of their friends and family information is very scary. If apple is doing it at least they're not trying to make a social network and making it obvious. Wanna hear really scary? Recently Facebook asked me to rate places on Facebook.... places I had been but did not tag on Facebook. Apparently I may have checked my Facebook while at that location and Facebook went ahead and silently tagged that I was at that place. Now what if Facebook shared that info with the business while I was there and the business decided to have live ads saying "hello iamhassi do you need (blank)?" Or if using google android, they could scan my recent conversations and see what items I recently said I wanted to purchase. Scary indeed, minority report is here.

about 4 months ago
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Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents

iamhassi Re: How are those kind of things patentable? (406 comments)

True, but there were many touchscreen phones before iPhones and none had the "obvious" slide to unlock feature. I had palm and windows mobile smartphones, both had touchscreens and neither unlocked like that. I love how no one does it until Apple but once Apple started doing that it's now "obvious" and shouldn't be patentable? That's BS, apple deserves the patent and to charge for it, if they don't like it then they can continue doing things the way palm and windows mobile did, which is press the power button to wake up the screen which seems pretty obvious to me.

about 5 months ago

Submissions

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Surge in PlayStation 3 trade-ins due to PSN Outage

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iamhassi writes ""The ongoing PlayStation Network outage is beginning to have an effect on the high street, Edge can reveal.

Our sources indicate a growing trend of PS3 consoles being traded in for cash or Xbox 360s, slumping sales of PSN points cards and a shift in the ratio of multiplatform game sales and pre-orders away from PS3.

“In the first week of downtime we did not really see any major change in sales or trades,” says one source, a store manager at a major UK retailer speaking on condition of anonymity. “However from the second week onwards we have seen an increase of over 200 per cent on PS3 consoles being traded in, split almost 50/50 between those trading for cash and those taking a 360 instead.”""

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Shop owner calls customers "tard" in Craigslist Ad

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "In an amazing display of lack of judgement Tony's Computer Shop in St. Charles, Missouri decided to refer to customers as "tard" in a recent ad on Craigslist: "shop owners hate when people say that, and it makes you look like a tard... Tony's Computer Shop , 1207 S Duchesne , St.Charles MO 63301 , 636-493-9392". Copy of the ad incase it disappears"
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Toyota to borrow, test Woz's Prius for a week

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "Only a day after Steve Wozniak mentioned at Discovery Forum 2010 (and reported on slashdot) that he was having sudden and repeatable acceleration issues with his 2010 Prius, the Toyota U.S. President has passed Woz his personal number and his Toyota dealer will be testing the car for a week and giving him a loaner. They're also recalling the 2010 Prius, but of course this has nothing to do with Steve."
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How many Processes are running on your desktop box

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "this same poll was asked Feb 24th, 2000. I think it should be asked again to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary

How many Processes are running on your desktop box?
0-25
26-50
51-75
76-100
101-125
126-150
More than 150
Huh?"
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How to pick a really good security question

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "Web developers are always looking for a better way to provide security for their sites. Answers to common security questions like "What's your mother's maiden name" or "Where did you meet your wife/husband" are all too easy to find on social networks as we all discovered from Sarah Palin's email hacking. Lifehacker provides some insight and tips on how to choose a really good security question and what to avoid."
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Hasta la Vista, baby: Ars reviews Windows 7

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "With much fanfare and even a few parties, Windows 7 has arrived. In this extensive review, Peter Bright of Arstechnica.com dives deep into Microsoft's new OS offering to see what's new, what's still the same, and whether it's worth upgrading."
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Choose Good Security Questions and Better Answers

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iamhassi writes "Security questions are a part of the internet, right up there with logins and passwords. No one thought much about them until Sara Palin's Yahoo account was hacked because her security question was something stupidly easy to find online: "Where did you meet your spouse?"

So now security questions have been given the attention they deserve, but I still see supposedly knowledgeable websites (I'm looking at you goodsecurityquestions.com) suggesting really poor security questions.

Because I hate the idea of people googling "good security questions" and being offered poor questions like "What is your oldest sibling's birthday month? (e.g., January)" (Bet I can guess it in twelve guesses or less!) or "Where does your nearest sibling live? " (Gee, hope you two aren't friends on each other's facebook or myspace, because it would only take a minute to find the answer), I've decided to post actual good security questions and why they're good questions.

A good security question will have the following characteristics:
1. Easy to remember, even 5 or 10 yrs from now
2. At least thousands of possible answers
3. Not a question you would answer on facebook, myspace, in a "Fun Questions to Ask" survey, or in a article or interview
4. Simple one or two word answer
5. Never changes"

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iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 7 years ago

iamhassi (659463) writes "from consumeraffairs: ""When my car is on any kind of slick surface that causes one of the front wheels to slip, ALL power to the drive system is stopped," wrote Christopher of Reston, Virginia", and he had to push his car up a hill because the wheels refused to budge. The dealership was able replicate the problem, and a Toyota spokeswoman calls it a "safety feature"."

Journals

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did we go to the moon?

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 8 years ago the idiots saying we didnt are way stupider than the people saying we did.

here's a page saying we didnt: http://www.ufos-aliens.co.uk/cosmicapollo.html

under their "Still Not Convinced?... Here's 32 things that need to be answered!" at the bottom of the page it says for #28:
"In 2002 a top of the range computer requires at least 64 Mb of memory to run a simulated Moon landing, and that does not include the memory required to take off again once landed. The alleged computer on board Apollo 11 had 32k of memory. That's the equivalent of a simple calculator."

umm... maybe because it's running windows jackasses! Guess the morons weren't alive back in the pre-windows days, when I was playing full color video games on a Apple II with a whopping 4k. They had a spreadsheets similar to Excel called VisiCalc that could automatically calculate forumlas AND display them on PCs with only 4k of ram. And this was running on generic BASIC code on the Apple, image a computer completely designed for one purpose only, calculating getting to the moon and back, similar to how PC's require far more processing power to play games that game console systems play with 1/10th of the CPU and graphics abilities.

These are the morons people believe?? I mean sure some of their stuff sounds weird, like shadows and stars and flags flapping in the wind and all that shit, and that all of this was made in a movie studio (although what's with the wind in a movie studio?). If it was in a movie studio all this shit would have been way more perfect! I mean they had some pretty damn good movies come out before 1969 when the first landing took place, like Planet of the Apes and 2001 both came out in 68. If they wanted to fake it i'm damn sure the director of 2001 could have done it and at least got the damn shadows right! They could have gone back and edited and reshot everything until it was completely perfect and still broadcast it as "live", not like anyone would know it wasnt right? See all the "mistakes" only prove it's 100% legit.

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my +5 posts

iamhassi iamhassi writes  |  more than 10 years ago just my posts that reached +5. I've had quite a few but lose track of them over time.

where's the 8 lbs of lead?? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday April 08, @04:07AM

Re:Train My Replacement? (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday April 07, @02:54AM

it plays SOUND? .... wow, what's next? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday April 06, @12:45AM

Re:Normal Practice at Wal-Mart (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday April 04, @07:40PM

Re:Ob5thElement (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday March 30, @04:50AM

Re:how much video can the camera hold? (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Friday April 09, @07:51PM

Re:Testing (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday April 11, @07:21PM

Re:You could build a video projector (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday April 14

how does frame dragging relate to warp speed? (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday April 19

In other news, slashdot buys XMPCRs (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday August 30

Re:What? (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday November 24, @10:32PM

Re:No Reg Required... (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday December 20, @03:56PM (#11140336)

Re:Not exactly standard... (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Sunday December 26, @09:03PM (#11188320)

screw two words, just one: SCARY (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday November 27, @06:02AM (#10930129)

How much can they really sue for? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday January 27, @02:37PM (#11495436)

Re:PDA's (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday February 17, @04:47PM (#11705007)

Re:David R Foley (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday February 21, @01:42AM (#11733825)

Re:Photos of the carnage (pun intended) (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday March 16, @04:59PM (#11958371)

just make Blu-Ray HD-DVD DVD-+RW CDRW drives (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday March 17, @04:00PM (#11969185)

/. circa Sept 1995.... (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday March 24, @06:20PM (#12040789)

screw the fans, all i hear is hard drives! (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday June 04, @12:02PM (#12723713) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:Thoughts on virtual thoughts (Score:5, Informative) by iamhassi (659463) on Monday June 06, @09:01AM (#12734923) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:About time(Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday August 25, @06:27PM (#13402097) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:Rio Carbon still beats it...(Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Thursday September 08, @01:34PM (#13510877) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

THANK YOU APPLE!!!(Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday September 20, @06:55PM (#13609391) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:the defense of liberty(Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Friday September 23, @03:30PM (#13632063) (Last Journal: Friday April 09, @07:20PM)

Re:marine life? (Score:5, Insightful) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday October 11, @12:16AM (#13762414) (Last Journal: Tuesday October 18, @02:42PM)

Re:this sucks, (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Tuesday November 15, @01:25PM (#14036532) (Last Journal: Tuesday October 18, @02:42PM)

Re:It's not built yet (Score:5, Interesting) by iamhassi (659463) on Saturday January 14, @07:31PM (#14473287) (Last Journal: Saturday December 31, @03:21PM)

It took 6 years (Score:5, Funny) by iamhassi (659463) on Wednesday February 08, @03:32PM (#14672420) (Last Journal: Saturday December 31, @03:21PM)

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