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TSA Spending $245 Million On "Second Generation" Body Scanners

lidocaineus Re:At least they are doing one thing right... (335 comments)

I fly over 250,000+ miles a year. I refuse to go through those damn porno scanners on the grounds that they're 1) a giant waste of money 2) provide little to no additional security. So while the Fly By program may work to speed things up, we wouldn't need them it if we didn't have ridiculous security theater to go through.

about 2 years ago
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Hotmail's Spam Filter: The Best In the Business?

lidocaineus The best at blocking legitimate email (182 comments)

Like everyone else has posted, if you block everything, you're not going to get spam. Just as bad as yahoo in terms of blocking legitimate email, and just like yahoo, somehow spam actually makes it through MORE than legit email. Not sure why gmail can seem to get the whole spam/ham thing correct relatively quickly even with no recipients, and you don't have to jump through nearly as many crazy hoops as a mail provider to get your emails through

more than 2 years ago
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Did Anonymous Take Down CIA.gov?

lidocaineus Re:XKCD (125 comments)

Did you really have to explain it? This is /.

more than 2 years ago
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35% Consumers Want iPhone 5... Sight Unseen

lidocaineus Re:Social symbol? (566 comments)

please continue contributing to the steve jobs fund!

If that doesn't exemplify your lack of adult level conversational skills in one sentence, I don't know what does. Please come back when you're ready to interact at an intelligent level.

more than 3 years ago
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35% Consumers Want iPhone 5... Sight Unseen

lidocaineus Re:Social symbol? (566 comments)

You seem to have a hard time differentiating between blind loyalty and brand loyalty due to past performance and experience. Please do us all a favor and toss your fanboy / anti-fanboy rhetoric to the side; it will make your life infinitely better since you will spending less time arguing about pointless specs and more time using the tools you choose.

And seriously, if I have to explain why tech superiority does not automatically equal a superior user experience, you really need to grow up a bit before you start having adult conversations.

more than 3 years ago
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35% Consumers Want iPhone 5... Sight Unseen

lidocaineus Re:Social symbol? (566 comments)

You're pretty much the typical example of a techie who doesn't get usability and functional design, and instead pushes technological talking points above all else (and usually AT the expense of all else). If you spit out those points to a typical person, none of that would matter, or even make sense to them. Products more technologically advanced does not equal superior. It just means they have better tech. When you realize the difference and what how technology ENABLES superiority but does not just blindly grant it, you'll take that brave first step into the real world.

more than 3 years ago
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35% Consumers Want iPhone 5... Sight Unseen

lidocaineus Re:Social symbol? (566 comments)

now explain to me why ipad sells more.

Because hardware specs do not make a product superior.

more than 3 years ago
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Retailer Calls Rivals' Bluff On "HDMI Scam"

lidocaineus Re:This one wins the prize (664 comments)

Uh, if you actually knew anything about the products they make, you'd realize Denon's at the top of their game; their preamps, for example, are often considered on the high end of things (though with terrible UIs). The reason they made that cable (and the similar HDMI one) is because they also know idiots will buy something like that; read up on the history of the AK-DL1 and you'll see the whole thing was basically a joke that some people actually are dumb enough to buy into.

Fortunately their other products are quite serious and they don't do silly things with quality and price on that end.

more than 3 years ago
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A Beetle With Screws for Legs

lidocaineus Re:You can't explain that! (2 comments)

Hope, not a stalker. Just replying to your comments in other threads because you like to game the system in a completely mature way. And by mature, I mean toddler-esque.

more than 3 years ago
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$500,000 Worth of Bitcoins Stolen

lidocaineus Re:What the hell is a bitcoin? (622 comments)

Kind of amazing how badly you don't get it. But given your history I suppose this is par for the course.

more than 3 years ago
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Syria Drops Off the Internet As Turmoil Spikes

lidocaineus Re:Lesson for dictators everywhere (94 comments)

"... to substitute for the blocked USAsian sites is a bonus."

I stopped reading the moment you used that ridiculous, immature term referring to people that live in the USA.

more than 3 years ago
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World IPv6 Day On June 8

lidocaineus Re:What services will be online? (133 comments)

Would be neat if the actual Xbox Live clients would connect via IPv6, but as far as I know, the 360 doesn't even have a v6 network stack.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Suffers Yet More Security Breaches

lidocaineus Re:Was it really worth it, Sony? (288 comments)

Let me join in:

Yes. I get the whoosh.
Yes. I get the irony.
Yes. I get the meta.

You do not.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Kills Skype For Asterisk

lidocaineus Re:Google Voice (271 comments)

*shrug* I've heard all sorts of things. With or without GV, asterisk isn't niche.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Suffers Yet More Security Breaches

lidocaineus Re:Was it really worth it, Sony? (288 comments)

Well yes - your other mentioned products where pretty much the definition of niche. You could make an argument for MD maybe, but everything else didn't nearly hit the level of minidv. DVD and Bluray are way more of a group effort as well.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Suffers Yet More Security Breaches

lidocaineus Re:Was it really worth it, Sony? (288 comments)

Uh, minidv? For real? You do know that minidv, though not SUPER popular, was by no means a niche product. It also introduced a whole generation of filmmakers to DIY filmmaking.

Not that I like the Sony of 2000s on or so, but come on now, give credit where credit's due.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Kills Skype For Asterisk

lidocaineus Re:Typical jumping to conclusions (271 comments)

I'm not sure where you get your info from, but asterisk is extremely pervasive, either as a complete replacement for phone systems (small business) to OEM'd interfaces (too many to count) to partial replacements for portions of existing calling systems (a similar way to how Linux crept into IT infrastructure). Hell, tons of those offshore call centers are based around asterisk and its queue features.

more than 3 years ago

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lidocaineus lidocaineus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

lidocaineus (661282) writes "A couple in Chicago purchased a Zune player from WalMart as a Christmas present for their five year old daughter and were rewarded with questions from her wondering what five naked men were doing on the screen. Here's a link to the broadcasted version of the story (has some weird sound issues the first five seconds). See what you get when buying from the big box retailers? Of course depending on your position, this could either be a good or bad thing for Zune sales."

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