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Automated Machines To Recycle Phones For Money

linuxwolf69 Re:Stealing phones? (135 comments)

Wow... that actually makes it sound worse... "Sell us your phone... and don't worry... we'll just create a database of your name, address, email, CC, DL, fingerprint, and just to be safe... we'll even take a picture to attach to your file..."

Sounds to me more like a great way to build a large database of people that wouldn't normally have things like prints on file.

more than 2 years ago
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Google TV 2.0 Review, Tweaks, and Screenshots

linuxwolf69 Re:Still Junk (107 comments)

That's funny. My wife and kids have no problem using the Logitech Revue. Granted, they can't find as many shows as I can to stream, but it still works for them. I don't pay for Hulu plus, so that's not an issue for me. The media player also has no problem playing any media file I have on my network. I guess some people just have different experiences?

more than 2 years ago
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Google TV 2.0 Review, Tweaks, and Screenshots

linuxwolf69 Re:Google TV problem (107 comments)

I have no problem with my Google TV and content. I get a lot from Crackle.com, that's built in. I also know of a website that provides links to almost any show I can think of. This site plays fine on my GoogleTV. I can't stream live TV without getting an HDMI stb for my OTA antennae, but that's not a big deal. I just change the TV to what I want to watch and flip back to GoogleTV for everything else. GoogleTV also is able to play any media file I've got on my network, PS3 and Xbox360 can't do that.

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast DNSSEC Goes Live

linuxwolf69 Re:How about going back to flat-rate data? (165 comments)

Streaming HD netflix, Blockbuster, and Amazon videos on 3 computers at the same time can easily hit that, all 100% legal, and for roughly $30 average per month. That also does not take into account legal file trading (torrenting Linux OS distros), online gaming, with constant game updates and map downloads, or any other number of legal, and bandwidth intensive, applications.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Giving Google TV Another Shot

linuxwolf69 Re:Give it two to the chest and one to the head... (199 comments)

I don't have cable, so couldn't answer that question for sure, but can discuss how it integrates with my TV. The GoogleTV has an IR transmitter built in, and also comes with an extension if needed, to control the device. It may not support all capabilities of the device (doesn't change my TV channel or input, but universal remote doesn't change TV channel either...), but does a pretty good job. Some controls can be manually programmed and the GoogleTV can get some information from the original remote itself.

As I mentioned, I don't use cable (or satellite) for TV. Didn't even have over-the-air TV until a month ago, so it's no big change for me. I use it to stream from various websites.

more than 2 years ago
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Are Programmers Ruining the Design of eBooks?

linuxwolf69 Re:Yes! (470 comments)

+1 cookie for you

more than 2 years ago
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Google Giving Google TV Another Shot

linuxwolf69 Re:Give it two to the chest and one to the head... (199 comments)

The GoogleTV can do on demand streaming, purchasing and renting videos to stream, AND it integrates with your TV device (cable, satellite, set top box) so that you can watch live TV from those devices with GoogleTV.

Also, if it's available to stream on the internet, you can view it on GoogleTV.
Source: I own a GoogleTV.

more than 2 years ago
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HTC Unlocks Bootloader For All of Its Devices

linuxwolf69 Re:This is good news! (133 comments)

I actually went with the Galaxy Nexus because of the unlockability and updateability.

more than 2 years ago
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Volkswagen Turns Off E-mail After Work-Hours

linuxwolf69 Re:Turn off sync (377 comments)

Fortunately, the company does not provide me with a cell phone, so I just refuse to pull down email to it. I can also "accidentally" leave my phone at home, and didn't get your call until 8AM Monday morning. Furthermore, I don't get my email on my personal laptop or computer, but I DO get my personal email on my work computer.

more than 2 years ago
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Rare Earth Magnets Pose Threat To Children

linuxwolf69 Re:Parents (284 comments)

It goes even further than that TFS says that the mother thought the magnets would pass without harm! Even if kid goes into siblings room, eats a magnet, then does so a SECOND day, the parent should be taking kid to medical assistance.

On that note, my wife and I are about to have another kid. We don't believe in "baby proofing" the house. The entire dynamic of the house should not change just to suit the smallest. The baby is taught, as it grows, not to do things. "Don't stick a knife in the light socket. It'll hurt." Kid wants to do it anyway, they will find a way. Guess what, it HURTS! They won't do that again (wife's father let them do it once just so they'd see what it was like).

100 years ago, there weren't all these laws and regulations about what you could, and couldn't do. Guess what, kids lived and were happy. They learned what they could and could not do and were stronger people for it. Today we have a society (in America) where people are taught to perform at the lowest level to get by and rely on other people to make your decisions.

more than 2 years ago
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Nokia Exec: Young People Fed Up With iPhone and Android

linuxwolf69 Re:And Another Thing ... (532 comments)

That's ok, I don't have Cable or Satellite TV for the last year and a half. Got a new TV with tuner built in, so borrowed an antennae from a friend to see if I could get some local channels. Daughter saw locals and says "YAY! We got Cable!" When we told her no, it's over the air, she says "same thing... Do we have Cartoon Network?"

Thinking back though, she's never had over the air, only cable and satellite. It's a shame the things kids have today and don't realize how "bad" we had it as little as 15 years ago.

now get off my lawn....

more than 2 years ago
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EU Regulators Delay Google's Motorola Buy, Seeking More Info

linuxwolf69 Re:Open Android (45 comments)

Yes, I'd be good with that option as well. I'm seriously considering HTC as my next device. Had no troubles unlocking, rooting, and putting a rom on my HTC Flyer tablet. Was much easier than working with my DroidX.

more than 2 years ago
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EU Regulators Delay Google's Motorola Buy, Seeking More Info

linuxwolf69 Open Android (45 comments)

My question is, will they open the bootloader of the motorola phones that have been, or will be, released so that they have a truly open device?

more than 2 years ago
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Are You Better At Math Than a 4th (or 10th) Grader?

linuxwolf69 Re:Or you never visualized them in the first place (845 comments)

I know people that do Math that way. I do sometimes, but not always. My wife does it like that all the time.

I think Math would be the ONLY subject I could actually teach in the US public school system. I tutored my mom and step-dad in College Algebra, and my Step-Dad in Calculus. The way I taught was:

1) This is how the book says to do it.
2) This is why it works.
3) This is how you can do it differently and get the same answer.
4) This is why the different way works.

By showing them the way the book said FIRST, they could easily look back and see I'm not full of it. Then after they understand the book way, I showed why it works, so that I could then show them another way. Leading them through the steps to come up with often better and more efficient ways of working a problem type allowed them to come up with their own ideas in how to figure out a problem. My favorite saying about math is:

Math is a language. Learn the language and it's much easier.

more than 2 years ago
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Supreme Court Legitimizing Medical Patents?

linuxwolf69 Re:Shenanigans!! All your thought are belong to us (251 comments)

You forgot hand held computing device without a touch screen, hand held computing device with a physical keyboard, hand held computing device with a keyboard accessory (i.e. USB, wireless, or BluTooth keyboard)

more than 2 years ago
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TV Isn't Broken, So Why Fix It?

linuxwolf69 Re:TV ain't broken? (839 comments)

Add to that the removal of all commercials during a show, and I'd be onboard. Have 5 minutes to fill between shows? Run commercials then. But don't break up the show I'm trying to enjoy with commercials. It would create a better viewing opportunity for consumers but still allow advertisements in between shows.

It would also make it easier to skip commercials. When I did watch TV (don't subscribe to any television service anymore), I'd just mute the commercials anyway. With this change, just mute after show goes off, and unmute when next show comes on.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Said To Be Developing Phone With HTC

linuxwolf69 Re:Skeptical (78 comments)

Make it play facebook games natively.

about 3 years ago
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Messaging Apps, VoIP Already Eating Into Carrier Revenue

linuxwolf69 Re:The funny part (225 comments)

This is not true in my experience. Larger companies inevitably do buy the smaller companies once they start gaining ground, though.

So... how is this not the table heavily tilted towards larger companies?

about 3 years ago
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Messaging Apps, VoIP Already Eating Into Carrier Revenue

linuxwolf69 Re:The funny part (225 comments)

But don't they have to do all of this to be able to make calls anyway? The only difference being that SMS could be sent out more frequently than calls, thus causing slightly more handing off to other carriers.

Also, I've never heard of an SMS only plan. I think the argument here is that since all of this connectivity must be maintained for the Voice network, why are we paying so much for the SMS, which essentially costs a very small amount of cost on the provider's end when looking at the fact that all of their infrastructure and interconnectivity is needed for the voice portion of the service? That's what GP means by "technically free".

about 3 years ago

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Amazon Kindle FIre Android Tablet

linuxwolf69 linuxwolf69 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linuxwolf69 (1996104) writes "Amazon released 3 new Kindles today, Kindle Touch ($99) Kindle Touch 3G ($149) and Kindle Fire ($199).

"the Kindle Fire has a Gorilla Glass-protected, multitouch-capable IPS display, a dual-core processor, and at 14.6 ounces (413g), a pretty lightweight frame. The resolution on that screen is 1024 x 768, same as on RIM’s BlackBerry Playbook, and the Kindle Fire’s physical dimensions are 7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches (190 x 120 x 11.5mm). There’s 8GB of built-in storage and the battery’s rated to last for eight hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback (with WiFi switched off). A 3.5mm headphone jack is naturally included as is a pair of top-mounted stereo speakers.""

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