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Time Warner Turns Down Takeover Bid From Rupert Murdoch

klingers48 Secret Illuminati Plot... (70 comments)

I'm sure this thing was all just a secret Illuminati plot to put the X-Men and Fantastic 4 movie rights into the hands of DC Comics.

about a week ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

klingers48 Price pints that bad? (347 comments)

My first instinct is to say this is a bad idea... But here in Australia we pay $20 for a movie ticket already. I'd be quite happy to pay $4 to watch new release movies, in the comfort of my own home, on my own 55 inch TV instead of paying $16 more for the inferior experience of a trip to the cinema.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots

klingers48 Re:So what happens (253 comments)

Also what's to stop people setting up honeypot networks named "xfinitywifi", letting you right in regardless of login credentials and packet-sniffing everything you do?

about 5 months ago
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Why Your Phone Gets OTA Updates But Your Car Doesn't

klingers48 Re:Umm safety? (305 comments)

Because a bad update on the phone won't cause a high speed fiery wreck.

"Oh crap, my battery's exploded and my smartphone's caught fire!" *throws phone*

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Digital Music Replace Most Instrumental Musicians?

klingers48 Instrumental should always have a place. (328 comments)

The world would be a poorer place if it didn't have Carlos Santana and his legacy in it.

about 7 months ago
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Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which Shares Better?

klingers48 More important question: (174 comments)

Which functions better as burn tiles for spacecraft atmospheric re-entry? My money would be on the Xbox One for its greater surface area, allowing for better heat diffusion.

about 7 months ago
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Japanese Researchers Build Rock-paper-scissors Robot That Wins 100% of the Time

klingers48 Get back to me when... (114 comments)

When researchers build a rock-paper-scissors-lizard-spock robot. Then I'll be impressed.

about 9 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?

klingers48 Down Under... (273 comments)

Being Australian? I can go grumpy old man on those few kids that usually go trick or treating. It's always fun watching blank stairs of incomprehension as I tell them that their mums and dads are bad parents for indoctrinating their children with an Americanized handout mentality as well as bad neighbours for expecting me to cross-subsidize their efforts with candy.

Get off my lawn. Clean up those eggs and toilet rolls.

about 9 months ago
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OCZ May Be On Its Last Legs

klingers48 Re:Tiniest violin (292 comments)

True that. I can remember a couple years ago when I purchased on of their early generation Agility 120gb models. The firmware randomly crapped out after I'd had it a couple months, but at the time I thought it was a general drive failure. The disc identifier on BIOS boot-up was all borked.

It was only a few months later when I googled that error purely on a whim I found it was a firmware issue... God the rigmarole I had to go through on their support forums with a (admitedly awesome and helpful) support guy to get a new version of the firmware for the drive... Gargh.

To the drive's credit, a couple of years later and it's still humming along. I just wish it hadn't been so damn hard to get that firmware upgrade.

about 9 months ago
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Charge Your Mobile Device With Fire

klingers48 Just think... (126 comments)

...Of how many iPhone charges you could get out of those pesky rainforests...

about 10 months ago
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USB "Condom" Allows You To Practice Safe Charging

klingers48 Continuing this metaphor... (208 comments)

Could inductive chargers be considered a diaphragm?

about 10 months ago
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I use spinning-drive storage media ...

klingers48 Yarr.. Arg... Me Hearties... (232 comments)

Me Linux Isos be needin' the vast capacity affored by ye spinnin' drives. Far better dubloon/GB ratio. That said, I be sailin' the seven seas o' tha intertron on me SSD. Arg.

about 10 months ago
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Toronto Family Bans All Technology In Their Home Made After 1986

klingers48 They're ahead of the times... (534 comments)

They're living in 1986? The rest of us are living in 1984 and seem to be pretty accepting of it.

about 10 months ago
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Research Shows "Three Strikes" Anti-piracy Laws Don't Work

klingers48 You know what curbs piracy? (133 comments)

Affordability.

Availability.

Transferability.

Convenience.

This is what curbs piracy. You're not going to stop broke fourteen year-olds from downloading movies with hollow rhetoric and invented damages. However, you can quite easily get a family of four on a modest income to pay $10 a month for Netflix. Why this makes Hollywood brains explode I'll never know.

about 10 months ago
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Wall Street Traders Charged With Copying Code To Start Their Own Company

klingers48 This is kind of like... (145 comments)

2 groups of drug dealers shooting each other in the street and taking each other out. As long as no one else gets caught in the crossfire, I'm OK with it.

about a year ago
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When it comes to (download) bandwidth needs, I require..

klingers48 Re:Latency is also important (279 comments)

200ms? Bah. Back in my day we used to play TFC with 400ms pings from Hobart to Melbourne across Bass Straight and we loved it. 15 miles and snow might also have been involved somewhere.

about a year ago
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Medical Costs Bankrupt Patients; It's the Computer's Fault

klingers48 How would I? (637 comments)

I'd make one very simple addition to all insurance building systems:

while(true) {
DontBeBastards();
RememberYoureDealingWithHumanBeings();
}

about a year ago

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