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Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

lexman098 Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (76 comments)

They've made this "bluetooth 5.0" you speak of. It's called Miracast.

about a week ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

lexman098 Re:Troll (371 comments)

IANAL, but IDK WTF most of those acronyms mean.

about three weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

lexman098 Re:Yes (381 comments)

I don't understand yours. You say you want a smartwatch that does a bunch of things which require "imagination". I point out the watch exists and you say you don't want it now.

about a month and a half ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

lexman098 Re:Yes (381 comments)

I guess you haven't done much research, because the Sony smartwatch 2 can do all of those things already. The wireless child tether is a bit much, but it's technically possible with the SW2 if there's an app for it on the phone.

about a month and a half ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

lexman098 Re:Subject bait (379 comments)

Why the hell are you still living there?

about a month and a half ago
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Robert McMillen: What Everyone Gets Wrong In the Debate Over Net Neutrality

lexman098 Re:He doesn't understand net nutrality. (270 comments)

From where do you measure 10gbs a second? What if netflix is getting hammered and can only deliver 5gbs/s per user to their peers? Do you sue comcast?

about 2 months ago
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First Movie of an Entire Brain's Neuronal Activity

lexman098 Re:Mapping the Nematode? (44 comments)

You're not "back to square one", you've just done 99.9% of the job of killing the cancer, pretty much any other anti-cancer method will finish the job for you.

It's possible that at some point before a tumor developed there were 99.9% of cells that should have killed themselves actually doing so. The .1% multiplied into a tumor because there was nothing stopping it. The guy that replied to you was making the point that nature has already created multiple (I think 7 or so) mechanisms to get cells to kill themselves and eventually they all fail one by one due to mutation. Your expensive "inject every cell nucleus" method might fail just the same.

That's not to say it isn't worth pursuing. It could be very effective, but just remember all the other ways nature has already tried to do what you're doing before you get too excited

about 2 months ago
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Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

lexman098 Re:Cash and checks (117 comments)

I use credit cards for 99% of my purchases. That way I avoid the issue of dealing with change and refilling on cash. I've never been held responsible for a fraudulent charge.

about 3 months ago
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Crucial Launches MX100 SSD At Well Under 50 Cents Per GiB

lexman098 Re:Function Not Working (107 comments)

I thought they removed that feature. Maybe my karma isn't good enough anymore...

about 3 months ago
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Google To Spend $1 Billion On Fleet of Satellites

lexman098 Re:Sounds like Coca Cola (170 comments)

The touch screen is non-responsive sometimes and they can create large lines of people who need to A) figure out how the machine works and then B) figure out what flavor they want.

about 3 months ago
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Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

lexman098 Re:Great timing (255 comments)

Tmo

about 3 months ago
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Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

lexman098 Re:Great timing (255 comments)

I don't know about you, but when I signed up for my cell plan they had me choose an emergency address.

about 3 months ago
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Americans Hate TV and Internet Providers More Than Other Industries

lexman098 Re:Great timing (255 comments)

I thought cable's digital phone service is supposed to work like the old fashion copper phone service.

You thought wrong. Get a cell phone.

about 3 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

lexman098 Re:Just Tack on a Fee (626 comments)

Instead of employing people as patrol cops, they can instead work as artists or scientists or something that makes the world better instead of being a necessary evil.

My neighbors and I are willing to pay a decent amount to keep bad drivers in line. Who will pay for the new art that's created by these would-be cops?

about 3 months ago
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Ohio Prison Shows Pirated Movies To Inmates

lexman098 Re:Perfect! (186 comments)

I think it's more like having 10000 spoons when all you need is a knife.

about 3 months ago
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For US Customers, Text Access To 911 Slowly Rolls Out

lexman098 Re:Pop-up ads now (58 comments)

It's not an actual window pop-up. It's a javascript thing that raises it up from the bottom. I normally don't like ad-blockers because it removes the revenue source from pretty much every website.

about 3 months ago
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For US Customers, Text Access To 911 Slowly Rolls Out

lexman098 Pop-up ads now (58 comments)

Is the huge ass pop up really necessary? There's already a huge ass banner ad at the top. I used to be able to turn ads off because of my high karma. I'm not sure what happened to that.

about 3 months ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

lexman098 Re:The Real Breakthrough - non auto-maker Maps (194 comments)

all of the screens that will be mandated in cars soon because of the back-up cameras...

Yeah I never really understood this. I'm too lazy to look up statistics for people killed from cars backing up, but it can't be higher than those killed from "inattentive driving". What they really need to mandate is fucking bluetooth speakerphones. It would be a lot cheaper than a screen and save more lives.

about 4 months ago

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