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iPhone 4 Survives Fall From Skydiver's Pocket

lastchance_000 Re:Surface (233 comments)

If the home button was still functional, voice dial could be used.

more than 3 years ago
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Man With 10 Million Air Miles Gets Plane Named After Him

lastchance_000 Re:10 full time years? (249 comments)

According to TFA, he's got over 50 million frequent flier miles. While I'm sure that "air miles" don't translate exactly to miles flown, it's probably close enough.

more than 3 years ago
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PayPal Freezes Support Account For Bradley Manning

lastchance_000 Re:OK, while I understand the angst (580 comments)

To which I'm sure their response would be, "You want 'your' money? Feel free to sue us."

more than 3 years ago
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USPTO Decides To Lower Obviousness Standards

lastchance_000 Re:Obvious is different to different people (129 comments)

Should we really be rewarding the firms with the fastest lawyers?

When you think about who runs the country, you'll realize the answer to that question is irrelevant.

more than 3 years ago
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Tech's Dark Secret, It's All About Age

lastchance_000 Re:Typical Dinosaur Mentality (602 comments)

And Futurama is a remake of Buck Rogers (The TV version). Think about it.

more than 3 years ago
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Big Changes Planned For The Force Unleashed 2

lastchance_000 Re:How about a midichlorine meter? (100 comments)

"Say goodbye to your two best friends, and I don't mean your pals in the Winnebago."

more than 4 years ago
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Boy Builds Wall-Climbing Machine Using Recycled Vacuums

lastchance_000 Re:Oh no he didn't! (96 comments)

And the kid's rig looks suspiciously similar to this one. I'll still give him credit for actually building it.

more than 4 years ago
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3rd-Grader Busted For Jolly Rancher Possession

lastchance_000 Re:RTFA (804 comments)

Then the friend should be punished according to the state's policy. Oh, wait, there's no punishment mandated for students violating the policy (it's enforced against the schools by the Dept. Of Agriculture). Sounds like another case of the local school administrator thinking with something other than his or her brain.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Behave At a Software Company?

lastchance_000 Re:Be someone who people want to work with (842 comments)

You're absolutely right, but It's all in how you say it. "Oh man, I got caught by this before, let me show you how I got around it." goes a lot further than, "Hey that's some hilarious code, moron, now learn the API, n00b."

more than 4 years ago
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USPTO Plans Could Kill Small Business Innovation

lastchance_000 Re:"Could" is too soft a word (175 comments)

If the purpose of the fee hike is to reduce filings, then it stands to reason that they will be too high for someone, otherwise the hikes won't have any effect. And clearly, those affected will be the inventors at the lower end of the economic scale.

more than 4 years ago

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