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Single Software Licence Shared 774,651 Times

luddite47 Re:great (446 comments)

This proves, objectively, with 100% accuracy, that software piracy does zero economic harm and is actually beneficial to everyone involved.

more than 3 years ago
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Polar Flares To Be Visible Tonight

luddite47 Re:Skinner! (88 comments)

Aurora Borealis?

At this time of year?

A this time of day?

In this part of the country?

Localized entirely within your kitchen?

May I see it?

more than 3 years ago
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PS3 Owner Refunded For Missing "Other OS"

luddite47 Re:Car analogy. (353 comments)

Okay - I'll bite.

Imagine that you've bought a 2-door car and everything's working great... Your favorite feature is the built-in roof mount for your array of HAM radio antennas. You take your car in to get an oil change and they remove the mount as part of a safety thing. You can still mount your antennas - but now you need to use a bumper hitch, and you have to install it yourself. There's a guy with a how-to on the web... (and that guy is pissed about the whole thing, but that's another story.)

See - a majority of users could give a rat's behind about a weird hobbyist feature. Most of the owners will be just fine without the roof mount. In fact, I bet that most owners won't even notice. There's just a few hobbyists that will be up in arms...

See the difference there?

Sure - you should feel entitled to some money back - but most consumers won't notice. It's not at all like you took their back doors away.

more than 4 years ago
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Netflix Streaming Arrives For the Wii

luddite47 Re:Not to sounds like a video snob ... (171 comments)

I have those HDMI cables and they're amazing! I find that produce more warmth and tonal variance than sub-standard cables.

more than 3 years ago
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Paypal Reverses Payments Made To Indians

luddite47 Re:Paypal's unspoken motto (509 comments)

loosing: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

more than 4 years ago
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TomTom Releases iPhone Navigation App

luddite47 Re:Typical..... (289 comments)

Some corrections for you: The first iphone had no GPS. (Correct). The second added GPS. And the third added a compass/magnetometer.

And more importantly: TeleNav is a monthly fee. The tomtom app is an app - so you pay once and you get it. Not sure how you end up with 'double.' Looks like it's about 10bucks per month. (http://www.telenav.com/products/tn/pricing.html)
So you'll be paying double after about 1 year of use! (And, in spite of paying more, you won't be that hipster you long to be.)

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Balks, Finally Relents, At Possible User Queries of Dictionary App

luddite47 Re:What is the solution ? (259 comments)

And which of your two solutions sells more iPhones? 'cause if I were Apple - that'd be the one that I would choose.

more than 4 years ago
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Amazon UK Refunds Windows License Fee, With Little Hassle

luddite47 From the bad analogy dept: (194 comments)

Isn't this sort of like buying a car and demanding a refund on the crappy OEM stereo because you immediately replaced that crap stereo with some audiophile fanciness?

about 5 years ago
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FTC Targets Massive Car Warranty Robocall Scheme

luddite47 Finally! (361 comments)

Now it's "your final call"

b*tches!

more than 5 years ago
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How To Handle Corporate Blackmail?

luddite47 Re:They're setting themselves up for a lawsuit (675 comments)

Yeah - and, as a hiring manager, when I get a glowing endorsement of: "yeah - he worked here from 2006 to 2008." I treat that as a big warning.

The OP's concerns are valid. He wants positive reviews and NOT the "worked here" review.

And yeah - sue them. Employees that sue their employers, even when right, have trouble getting hired again. So if you sue your employer it had better be for something serious enough that you are either 1) making the world a better place by eliminating a gross employer abuse 2) getting a LOT of money such that you won't need another job.

more than 4 years ago
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Obama Recommends Delay In Digital TV Switch

luddite47 What does this mean for us card carriers? (589 comments)

Like most card carrying nerds, I get my TV from the ATSC broadcast OTA today on mostly the UHF band. If the switch happens what do *I* need to do?

The FCC is selling a big chunk of the 700MHz UHF spectrum, right? So will some of my channels move?

The only information that I can find about "THE SWITCH" assumes that I have an NTSC tuner (and that I'm really slow.)

AHA! Answering my own question...
Any channel mapped higher than 52 will go away:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_broadcast_television_frequencies#UHF_band
Which for me means there are a few channels that will move.
And they show which ones will move here:
http://www.antennaweb.org/
Interestingly - there are ATSC channels being moved even though they aren't in the sold spectrum!

more than 5 years ago

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