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NJ Court: Sending a Text Message To a Driver Could Make You Liable For Crash

matazar Re:Realistically... (628 comments)

Except regardless of what you do, I would still expect you to not look at your phone while driving.

I would also send the rest of whatever I was going to say. How often do you read a text, decide you will respond to it later and then forget all about it. It's YOUR responsibility to drive legally. You aren't force to check your messages while driving. If it's that important or you just can't wait then you need to pull over.

about a year ago
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GoDaddy Goes Down, Anonymous Claims Responsibility

matazar Re:Who instead of Go Daddy? (483 comments)

I use HawkHost.com for my sites. Been using them for a few years, never had any issues. Slowly switching my domains over to my own box at softlayer, but that's just because I want the control.

more than 2 years ago
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Dutch ISP Discovers 140,000 Customers With Default Password

matazar Re:Verizon online (99 comments)

Bell Canada used to use this password and no one would ever change it. It was kind of funny being able to tell people what their password was. They've recently made slightly better passwords, but it was a good couple of years of abc123.

more than 2 years ago
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Diablo 3 Banhammer Dropped Just Before RMAH Goes Live

matazar Re:That's *it* for me and Blizzard, man!! (540 comments)

What about someone who doesn't have constant internet access. Or those who want to play when the servers go down all day every Tuesday? How about trying to play a single player game with a ping over 1000ms, not because your connection is bad, but because their servers can't handle the traffic?

Still think it's not that big of a deal?

more than 2 years ago
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BitTorrent Traffic Falls In the U.S.

matazar Re:Perhaps it's not that Bittorrent traffic fell (129 comments)

Not to mention seed boxes that can be purchased for cheap. Why waste your home upstream, when you can use a 100mbit connection to download and easily transfer it to your home computer with ssh/scp/sftp.

Those companies must love seeing news like this. There's always another way..

more than 2 years ago
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TSA's mm-Wave Body Scanner Breaks Diabetic Teen's $10K Insulin Pump

matazar Re:Forced her? (811 comments)

COERCED.

The article used the wrong word. She's 16, what the hell do you expect?

Also, what do your over paranoid habits have to do with anything?

more than 2 years ago
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U.S. Suspends JEEP Aid

matazar Re:without compromising the jobs of U.S. call cent (136 comments)

not that I don't agree with you, but part of the problem is the customers. people are idiots, which would be fine but they are also self entitled assholes about it. i've never worked in a call center but i have worked in a retail environment in the past and hated dealing with the phones for that very reason.

reading scripts for support type things is the devil though...

more than 2 years ago
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Minefold Launches Minecraft Game Hosting Service

matazar Re:I don't see the point (67 comments)

Exactly. Not that I would switch because I PREFER to do all of the administration myself, but there is a lot left to be desired from what they are offering and considering the price ranges, it's definitely not at a point where it would be worth it for your average users. Interesting take on things though.

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

matazar Re:no difference (182 comments)

This, not that I really use either service but I haven't seen much of a difference between the two.
It matter more where and how you use your e-mail than what spam filter you use. That and everyones definition of spam is different.

more than 2 years ago
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Verizon Announces Pay-Per-Use 'Turbo Boost' For Smartphones

matazar Re:Turbo Button (129 comments)

My first computer had that button. I never could actually figure out what it did. Of course that never stopped me from randomly pressing it hoping something awesome would happen.

about 3 years ago
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BT Ordered To Block Usenet Binaries Index

matazar Re:So BT eats the cost? (308 comments)

You are right, your analogy makes perfect sense.

Since the ISP is not selling internet access but just access to usernet which allows their end users can pirate content. They should absolutely be held liable for something they have no control over.

about 3 years ago
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Google+ Runs Out of Disk Space, Swamps Users With Notifications

matazar Re:Browser support (321 comments)

I'm using it with Opera and haven't noticed anything not work, but I don't really use it much.

Facebook is terrible for being compatible with Opera though.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft's Hottest New Profit Center: Android

matazar Re:When Is A Company.... (276 comments)

I'm surprised they haven't already honestly.
I'm also surprised that none of the big manufacturers did.

Patent wars are getting ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago
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Italian Anonymous Hacker Cell Arrested

matazar Re:It's been said before (84 comments)

I disagree.
This is the first I've seen =/= and I've always used !=.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Responds To "App Store" Lawsuit From Apple

matazar Re:Other names (414 comments)

I vote for this or Apptorium.

more than 3 years ago
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PSN Outage Continues, Console Hack Claimed To Be Responsible

matazar Re:There's some karma for you, Mikey (404 comments)

From what I've read the Xbox Live outage didn't happen for everyone.

It doesn't matter though, this is a completely different issue because of the security concerns. There no point in comparing the 2 services...

more than 3 years ago
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Pirated Android App Shames Freeloaders

matazar Re:...hmm interesting... (519 comments)

While initially I thought this was a good idea, there are some serious issues which others have pointed out.
Also, the summary says you can get the pirated one from an "unofficial Android app markets", which leads me to wonder, are people actually aware that they are pirating the software or would your average user just think that this is a free app?

(I don't actually know anything about Androids App markets)

more than 3 years ago
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Man Finds Divorce Papers, Tax Docs On "New" Laptop

matazar Re:Used is the new new (218 comments)

Exactly this.

I'm not saying companies should be able to sell used items as new, but 1/2 price for an item that was returned because a customer didn't like the colour is a bit retarded.
You want to be able to return an item for full price but not let them sell it at that same price again? Seriously?

more than 3 years ago
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Man Finds Divorce Papers, Tax Docs On "New" Laptop

matazar Re:You gets what you pays for . . . (218 comments)

They usually are (especially if they have the sticker seals with logos, etc on them), but you also have to remember that a lot of the employees working at these stores don't give a shit and are only getting paid minimum wage. Not to mention a seriously lack of communication between those doing the returns and those who are doing the restore on the system.

I'm not saying it's right, if it was a returned system the customer should have been informed, the employee's should have restore the system and so forth, but shit like this does happen.

Mind you, the summary says "computer fair" which screams scam to me, so honestly, I'm not surprised by this.

more than 3 years ago

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