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Google Plans Major Play In Wireless Partnering With Sprint and T-Mobile

lexman098 Re:why the fuck (101 comments)

Any disruption in the market will hit the bigger two competitors—AT&T and Verizon—significantly harder

How do you figure? I would think ATT has a larger buffer of customers to lose before it goes into the red. Tmo and Sprint are struggling for customers as it is.

4 days ago
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PC Shipments Are Slowly Recovering

lexman098 Re:Is there a new game coming out? (130 comments)

To answer the question in your title, yes. GTA 5 is coming out for PC pretty soon which I've been looking forward to playing on my sofa along with a bunch of other single player games. This along with having a new cheap 4K TV motivated me to get a new wicked powerful gaming box for the living room (about 600 bucks).

about two weeks ago
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Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

lexman098 Re:Yes, but... (340 comments)

In particular, when the game is "heads up" (only two players), and the chips are not deep, which happens at the end of every tournament, then the correct strategy is to "jam or fold" all hands.

I never understood this. It just seems to ruin the game. Can you elaborate?

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

lexman098 Re:Lollipop = Windows Vista (437 comments)

Part of the problem is that Lollipop offers little new, but does destroy existing functionality. Google Calendar is much less usable than before. Personal and business email is now handled by the same application, making it much more difficult to keep private and business separate. Etc..

What? Google Calendar comes from the play store and should be the same on any version of android. I use business email and gmail, which are managed by separate apps. I'm not sure what you've been smoking. Lollipop doesn't reduce any functionality aside from Xposed. I've never run into a single app that works KitKat but not Lollipop (including my own).

about three weeks ago
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The Fire Phone Debacle and What It Means For Amazon's Future

lexman098 Re:Amazon phone is the Apple/Google Frankenstein (155 comments)

You're missing the point, even though you stated it perfectly.

There are other cheap Android phones you can buy that offer more than the Amazon phone.

This is all it comes down to. People are going to pay high dollar for a weird 3rd party OS, hardware gimmicks, and lock-in unless the price is right. That's why the earlier cheap kindle tablets succeeded and the overpriced phone failed.

about three weeks ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

lexman098 Re:Dry Counties? (484 comments)

I would also estimate that probably 70 percent of the folks I know in the area are against legalization.

Then they can pay for the law enforcement required. Can't have your cake and eat it too.

about a month ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

lexman098 Re:Edited for Slashdot (589 comments)

Not sure why they truncated my submission

Because questions like that are basically just trolling.

about a month ago
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Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

lexman098 Re:I think the relevant points got left out... (114 comments)

Nobody was else even /sampling/ 64 bit arm processors. Most did not even have 64 bit on their roadmap save a few server targeted chips.

Very forward looking behavior from apple. You're going to need 64 bit to use more than 2GB of ram without major pain (32 bit addressing is a bitch and workarounds are slow)

Nobody was sampling because 64 bits literally doesn't matter in the mobile space until you start needing more than 4GB of RAM. I'm sure Apple still appreciates all your support though.

about a month ago
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Skype Unveils Preview of Live English-To-Spanish Translator

lexman098 Re:With Skype NSA pre-encryption access coded in (99 comments)

That's awful, but ideally if it's unconstitutional then the law has no bearing (not that any of this matters in practicality).

about a month ago
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AMD Offers a Performance Boost, Over 20 New Features With Catalyst Omega Drivers

lexman098 Infinity? (73 comments)

I'm not sure they've released Bioshock Infinity yet.

about a month and a half ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

lexman098 Re:Seems like it, not really. Four gigabit provide (137 comments)

OK, now let's not choose one of the largest cities in the US/Texas. I've been living in various cities in North Carolina for 10 years now and never had anywhere close to 8 choices for broadband. Even in the capital, Raleigh, there was Time Warner Cable, slow DSL, and *maybe* U-Verse (if you were lucky enough to live in the right neighborhood, I wasn't). I have a feeling this is much more representative than Austin TX where Google has set up shop.

about a month and a half ago
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Tesla Wants Texas Auto Sales Regulations Loosened

lexman098 Re:Partially. $400 radiator cap. Like Comcast inte (137 comments)

The difference is that there's about 10 major car companies selling in a given city and only one or two (if you're lucky) media content distributors.

about a month and a half ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

lexman098 Re:Freedom of assembly (341 comments)

Leadership of companies can still go to prison.

Unless it's massive corruption they generally don't. Normally the company is charged a fine, shareholders lose a tiny bit of value, and life goes on. Meanwhile, peaceful protestors are routinely arrested. I don't think your analogy matches reality.

about 2 months ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

lexman098 Re:Freedom of assembly (341 comments)

They are people, They have the same freedom of assembly as everyone else.

Then let them stand trial on behalf of the corporation and go to jail when unlawful activity has been found.

about 2 months ago
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New Effort To Grant Legal Rights To Chimpanzees Fails

lexman098 Re:good (341 comments)

Do they inject infant chimps or mature ones?

about 2 months ago
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Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter

lexman098 Re:numbering (164 comments)

Only for their own vanity. Over 2 billion is a great achievement on its own.

about 2 months ago
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Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter

lexman098 Re:numbering (164 comments)

You don't. You just stop counting at 2 billion and say "over 2 billion". No one cares what the number is after that.

about 2 months ago
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A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

lexman098 Re: I'm not sure that qualifies as a "rift" (69 comments)

That's understandable, but there's better ways of doing that which avoid vaporware. They could, for example, take orders from anyone at any time (like a sane merchant) and just be honest about the fact that you're ordering a phone before it's even manufactured. People would be willing to wait if the company was honest.

about 2 months ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

lexman098 Re:Note to HotHardware (227 comments)

why would it make sense for me to spend extra bucks on the PC? Just because some videophile found the console version to be "muddy"?

Higher framerate and/or resolution.

about 2 months ago

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