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Peter Hoddie Talks About His Internet of Things Construction Kit (Video)

Jeff Flanagan Re:He left in 1002? (45 comments)

Back then Apple sold actual apples and Quicktime was a primitive clock.

7 hours ago

UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

Jeff Flanagan Re:Legitimate concerns (182 comments)

>I don't see any reason to think this is true. The RL identities of most bullies are already known to those being bullied, yet the bullying persists.

Yep, and some of the most abusive right-wing lunatics on twitter post under their real names, because in the wingnut subculture being horrible, and bullying anyone who's smarter than the Fox News manufactured-reality crowd, is something to be proud of. When a whole subculture sucks, being terrible holds no social repercussions.

7 hours ago

iFixit Takes Apart the Oculus Rift DK2, Finds Galaxy Note 3 Display Inside

Jeff Flanagan I thought that the OR2 delivered a 1080p display (49 comments)

It's disappointing to see that each eye is just 1/2 1080p because it uses a single 1080p phone display shared by both eyes.

10 hours ago

Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

Jeff Flanagan Re:Good... (158 comments)

When I re-watched Star Wars for the first time as an adult, I was shocked at how whiney Luke was. As a child I didn't notice how unlikable the character is.

12 hours ago

UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

Jeff Flanagan Re:A Progression of Complaints (185 comments)

If they can manage to use a passing lane to pass, then move to the right, they'll be less of a hazard to traffic than around half of human drivers.

If they can operate at the speed limit, they'll be moving faster than most Prius drivers.

Any complaints will be coming from morons.


$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

Jeff Flanagan Re:What's the market for this? (65 comments)

>. Who is the target market?

People who don't live alone, and have to let others use their home theater at times, but still want to use the gaming PC that's in the theater.

2 days ago

$299 Android Gaming Tablet Reviewed

Jeff Flanagan Re:Nvidia's support of Tegra has been abysmal (65 comments)

Considering the low price, I don't think any insanity is required to take a chance on it, and I've been burned buy Nvidia before with a $1000 piece of 3D hardware that they dropped support for soon after its release. At least with this, you still have an Android tablet if Nvidia abandons it.

2 days ago

Do Apple and Google Sabotage Older Phones? What the Graphs Don't Show

Jeff Flanagan Re:my ipad 2 still works (281 comments)

My Galaxy note still works fine too, though I no longer use it as a phone. High end hardware tends to remain useful for years.

4 days ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Jeff Flanagan Re:not a permanent fix (547 comments)

My near vision out to about 5 feet improved tremendously in my early 40s, and is still crystal clear at 47. I expect that wouldn't be the case had I had surgical correction to improve distant vision in my 30s.

about a week ago

Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Jeff Flanagan Re:Another Malaysian Air 777 (752 comments)

>What, is the 777 supposed to be equipped with flares and chaff now?

If the pilots are dumb enough to fly over a war zone, yes! They seem to have been far north of where they should have been.

about two weeks ago

Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

Jeff Flanagan Re:PPC macs were awful (236 comments)

A coworker has a power mac that with just a battery replacement works fine to this day. The only problem is that the change to Intel means that no modern software will run on it. It still works with the old software though, and the old version of Garage Band is still very usable today.

about two weeks ago

Sexual Harassment Is Common In Scientific Fieldwork

Jeff Flanagan Re:The sad part (362 comments)

You seem to be confusing normal with paranoid. Normal men don't try to avoid the women they work with due to imagined dangers.

about two weeks ago

Manuel Noriega Sues Activision Over Call of Duty

Jeff Flanagan Re:I hope Noriega wins. (83 comments)

>As much as everyone has reason to hate Manuel Noriega


> I want to see him win this, including punitive damages. Activision is that bad of a company.

That's a poor reason to want someone to win a lawsuit. If he wins it should be because his suit has merit.

about two weeks ago

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

Jeff Flanagan Re:Could this be the year (64 comments)

The writing on that show was awful, but the technologies portrayed were nice.

about two weeks ago

Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

Jeff Flanagan Re:Technically, it's not a "draft notice" (205 comments)

I just ran across my Selective Service packet from the 80s. I had thought they discontinued it, but I guess I was incorrect.

>And yes, female US citizens are not subject to this at all.
Clearly sexism, but it doesn't really matter because they won't reinstate the draft. The government couldn't get away with insane crap like the Iraq invasion if anyone's kids could wind up there.

about three weeks ago

Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball

Jeff Flanagan Re:why new balls (144 comments)

>Hence they say "WE won" when they themselves were not out on that field

I agree with most of your post, but when I made that claim to a friend who's into sports, he pointed out that the fans are financing the whole thing.

about three weeks ago

Android Wear Is Here

Jeff Flanagan Re:No health tracking? (129 comments)

It's pretty easy to find my phone in my pocket, and the phone is only pocketed when on foot. Maybe you're thinking of a large purse rather than a pocket.

about three weeks ago

Android Wear Is Here

Jeff Flanagan Re:No health tracking? (129 comments)

>The idea that it's unimaginable to wear a watch without a heartrate monitor is quite entertaining though.

Of course it's not unimaginable, but a smart watch should do more than the phone that it's paired with. The conversation has nothing to do with dumb watches. Glad your confusion entertained you though.

about three weeks ago

Netflix Is Looking To Pay Someone To Watch Netflix All Day

Jeff Flanagan Screen time (86 comments)

It would be nice if these viewers could log actor's screen time so that could be used in ranking when searching for actors. I did a search for Steve Coogan, and he was only in the first search result "In The Loop" for about a minute. Peter Capaldi, the next Doctor, was good in it though, so it was worth watching.

about three weeks ago

Android Wear Is Here

Jeff Flanagan Re:Google play services required (129 comments)

You would want it to not be able to install applications from the best app store? That's a little odd. What's the story behind that?

about three weeks ago


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