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Lego Creating Multiplayer Online Game

lexbaby Re:Imagination? Please. (99 comments)

You can't give instructions on imagination. So what if there are instructions? You mean you can't build anything else just because the set was intended to build a specific thing? My son will build and rebuild the "intended" model a couple times, and THEN he gets creative. Those Star Wars sets have some pretty unique pieces. He has a blast with them.

more than 4 years ago
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Palm Pre Reports Your Location and Usage To Palm

lexbaby Re:Yea, and.... (314 comments)

Running the GPS on a phone eats up the battery, I wouldn't assume any phone company would be purposefully sabotaging the battery life of its own products to piss off its customers.

Some observations from a Pre owner. The GPS is on all the time by default (one reason for the Pre's reported poor battery life). When the GPS is off, it still can get a general idea where you are (this based on the fact when you open the Google Maps application it knows what city I'm in with a large circle indicating the "margin of error"). Turning the GPS off improves battery life significantly, so I deduce that the GPS receiver is really off.

more than 5 years ago
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US Court Gives 15 Months' Jail, $415,900 Fine For Game Piracy

lexbaby Re:Some piracy is as bad as theft (525 comments)

Or if the pirate was selling the game for a lower price than the copyright holder because the pirate had no costs. Likely.

more than 6 years ago

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Electronic Transaction Reporting Almost Law

lexbaby lexbaby writes  |  more than 6 years ago

lexbaby writes "Over the weekend, the Senate passed a housing relief bill. President Bush is expected to sign it into law soon, perhaps this week. In addition to items directly related to the mortgage market, the housing relief bill offers additional provisions that are quite troubling. Including electronic payment processors and credit card processors are now being required to report transactions to the IRS. This adds another layer of work to any number of enterprises, and can be hard on small businesses and banks alike. Not to mention the new privacy concerns that come with this provision."
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