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MS Office Tablet Delay Gives Google a Real Chance, and Not Just Google Apps

kidgenius Re:Really? (108 comments)

As an engineer, let me recommend one way of improving your speed at writing out superscripted/subscripted formulas, along with other mathematical symbols; use LibreOffice. It has a built-in equation editor that works quite well. You can just type in and it will automatically reformat. For instance, typing "H_2 O" would subscript the 2. Doing "x^2+x+1" would superscript the 2.

about a year and a half ago
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Lawmakers Seek To Ban Google Glass On the Road

kidgenius Re:HUD (375 comments)

You do realize that many states have such "distracted driving" laws, correct? And yes, it is a subjective manner, just like a lot of the enforcement of the law. If you are swerving around the road and the cop notices, it's pretty easy to see that you are driving distracted/recklessly. Who cares what the reason is? It could be because you are eating a cheeseburger, putting on make-up, talking on a phone, or getting road head from your passenger. If you can't drive without being a danger to those around you, then you need to be ticketed for it.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

kidgenius Re:Lazy (635 comments)

Sorry, but even the WORST cans of soda are 200 kCal per can. That number at the site is wrong wrong wrong. Still not good to be drinking it though.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Will Cut 1,200 More Jobs At Motorola Mobility

kidgenius Re:Seriously.. (112 comments)

They likely ARE developing really awesome phones. You just haven't seem them yet. It takes about 12-18 months before a new phone can come out from when development begins.

about a year and a half ago
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Large Corporations Displacing Aging IT Workers With H-1B Visa Workers

kidgenius Re:Not indentured servitude (617 comments)

It is a form of bondage though, as those workers have no freedom to move to a different company on that visa. They are tied to the company. Therefore, they have to accept a lower wage because there is no threat of them leaving for a competitor.

about 2 years ago
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Driver Trapped In Speeding Car At 125 Mph

kidgenius Re:It's called the key (1176 comments)

No, the "emergency" brake is not the right term. It has no where near enough power to stop you at speed. It will hold the car when stopped. Every car I've had, from little econobox to family sedan can quite easily overcome the holding power of the parking/handbrake.

about 2 years ago
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Google Pushing Back On Law Enforcement Requests For Access To Gmail Accounts

kidgenius Re:What about contacts graph? (75 comments)

No. It's just a backup in the case where you didn't put enough postage on the mail, or it can't be delivered to the "To" address for a number of reasons.

about 2 years ago
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No Smiles At NJ Motor Vehicle Commission

kidgenius Re:I smiled for my NJ license (265 comments)

Just come live in AZ. We don't have to renew our licenses until we are 65. Keep your picture for 40+ years.

more than 2 years ago
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Chicago Teachers Rip 'Big Money Interest Groups'

kidgenius Re:They rejected 16% salary increase over 4 years (404 comments)

Private schools tend to pay quite poorly in comparison to public schools. That's because most of the private schools are church-based. They charge students a tuition, but they don't make back enough in tuition to cover costs 100%. Couple that with the church not being able to kick in a ton extra, and the pay is about 50-80% of the public school rate.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Pressured Acer/Alibaba Because of Android Compatibility Issues

kidgenius Re:Ironic (255 comments)

He's perfectly consistent. He copied/pasted the same exact text twice.

more than 2 years ago
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Alibaba Says Google Threatened Acer With Banishment From Android

kidgenius Re:MGM v. Grokster (352 comments)

You keep saying this. The fact that your application is not available in the Amazon appstore is not Amazon's fault, or Google's. It's your bank. Your bank has no obligation to create an app at all. What if you bank only made an iOS banking app and not one for android at all? Is that Google's fault? Tell your bank you want their app in the Amazon store, or you will change banks.

more than 2 years ago
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Alibaba Says Google Threatened Acer With Banishment From Android

kidgenius Re:Bull Shit. (352 comments)

Wow...way to miss his point. He's saying Amazon would love to provide the Amazon App Store to Acer if they lost the play store. Amazon would get the revenue directly.

more than 2 years ago
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Alibaba Says Google Threatened Acer With Banishment From Android

kidgenius Re:Bull Shit. (352 comments)

You WILL NOT be able to make a commercially succesful tablet / phone once you lose the right to bundle those apps stock!

I know, all those Amazon Kindle Fire's that have been flying off the shelves for the last 10 months are a sure sign of a lack of commercial success...

more than 2 years ago
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Alibaba Says Google Threatened Acer With Banishment From Android

kidgenius Re:Bull Shit. (352 comments)

How about Acer go the Amazon way and talk to Amazon about shipping the Amazon Appstore on their Acer devices? If Acer doesn't like any of those options, then they have an easy solution....make their own OS. Of course, they will run into the same problem with regards to app stores, etc. Where does it say Google is required to let everyone and anyone have access to the Play store? Why is Google "EVIL" for not allowing it?

more than 2 years ago
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Alibaba Says Google Threatened Acer With Banishment From Android

kidgenius Re:Bull Shit. (352 comments)

Yeah, that Amazon app store is under real threat....

more than 2 years ago
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Alibaba Says Google Threatened Acer With Banishment From Android

kidgenius Re:Microsoftesque? (352 comments)

And your point is.... CM doesn't come with google apps. Nor do Amazon devices. Nor does anything running MIUI If you want the app store, you play by google's rules. You want to go your own way, feel free. There are other Android app stores that Acer could ship with.

more than 2 years ago
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Mt. Fuji May Be Close To Erupting

kidgenius Re:Very helpful, actually (269 comments)

Well, the brits do all sorts of weird things. They measure weight in stone, talk about distance in miles, but they talk about height in meters.

more than 2 years ago
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Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

kidgenius Re:Prove Otherwise Please (1774 comments)

... picoseconds of Time are beyond what Science can state as Truth....

To quote Mr. Indiana Jones:

Archaeology is the search for fact... not truth. If it's truth you're looking for, Dr. Tyree's philosophy class is right down the hall.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Distances Android From Samsung Patent Verdict

kidgenius Re:Exactly right, specific to manufacturer (404 comments)

No. Apple claims that the Galaxy Nexus violated the patent on Unified Search. They don't claim any design patent infringement by Samsung with the Gnex.

about 2 years ago

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Android 4.0 Source Code Released to AOSP

kidgenius kidgenius writes  |  about 3 years ago

kidgenius (704962) writes "Finally all the naysayers can be silenced as the source code to Android 4.0.1 has been released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). This is in fact earlier than Google had previously announced that the code would be released."
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