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Distracted Driving: All Lip Service With No Legit Solution

maxrate Re:I farted (184 comments)

Also allowing animated bill boards/etc right next to the freeway

about 3 months ago
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Distracted Driving: All Lip Service With No Legit Solution

maxrate Re:I farted (184 comments)

Agreed 100% - I drive mint while talking on a cell phone. I travel with a group of very opinionated and honest friends - we will tell each other anything with no hesitation and in all these years, no one has bitched about my driving while on the phone. Texting/reading email/etc - pretty dangerous - guilty of doing that a few times, won't do it anymore. Also depends on whom you're speaking with - I never pick up calls from customers while driving, just mainly people I don't care about not being at my very best on the phone with like suppliers/co-workers/wife/family/etc.;) Messing with Bluetooth always seems like that's going to get me to crash the car - that S*** never works properly with my vehicle for some reason. What I think is absolutely incredible is how Cops are superior beings and can use their radios/cellphones and mobile computers while driving. "They are trained - yeah right" - give us the opportunity to be trained as well. Driving and talking on the phone should be a RIGHT, not an offense. If you can't handle it, know enough not to do it. I heard eating/drinking(not booze) while driving can be an offense as well - unbelievable. There must be a lot of uncoordinated chumps out there. Thanks for screwing this up for the rest of us.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

maxrate Re:Only PHP (230 comments)

I for one approve of your comment. -1 is an injustice.

about 4 months ago
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Lumia Phones Leaking Private Data To Microsoft

maxrate Lumia - not intentional (110 comments)

If the 'leak' is true, I doubt it's intentional and they will correct. I have this phone and I've opted to have them back up my stuff, including SMSs, etc.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

maxrate Re:this is easy.... (533 comments)

that was kinda my point really

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Often-Run Piece of Code -- Ever?

maxrate this is easy.... (533 comments)

nop

about 6 months ago
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Driver Privacy Act Introduced In US Senate

maxrate Re:All for votes! (69 comments)

There will be an app for that.

about 6 months ago
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Driver Privacy Act Introduced In US Senate

maxrate All for votes! (69 comments)

If your car was 100% stripped of computers/etc, you'd still be tracked by cellular, CCTV, plates/tags, dashboard cameras, eye witnesses, etc. Let's tone down the EDR, crank up external mechanisms and look good at the same time!!

about 6 months ago
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4K Is For Programmers

maxrate Re:Video Card Question (520 comments)

I have no idea why your question was Scored as 1. This is a valid question. I would like to know as well.

about 7 months ago
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Bill Gates Plays Secret Santa To Reddit User

maxrate Re:Quit being douches! (118 comments)

And when you say something positive about microsoft, people accuse you of being 'paid' by them to say something nice. I've been on here before, simply stated I "like my windows phone" and I get trashed for saying it. Why are /. folks often so anti-microsoft? Businesses do 'shady' things all the time - all businesses suck. that's the world we live in - why single out MS when others are just or more deserving of that negative attention. If /. readers wouldn't be so close minded, your message should be scored no less than 3 out of 5 in my opinion. I'm a little disappointed with tech as a whole - Apple has won, Linux isn't installed in as many places as it could be - and the masses INCLUDING IT pros have bought into the cloud too much. Microsoft to me is still somewhat partner friendly, giving IT pros more opportunity for revenue potential by deploying solutions. "OLD IT" is on it's way out. Our jobs are being turned into cable tv repairman type of jobs as all the computing is done in closed data centers.

about 7 months ago
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Some Londoners Cut Off As Failed Copper Thieves Take Fiber

maxrate Re:I did exactly the oppposite (184 comments)

I had the same problem. Intentionally left a ShopVac outside, worked perfectly, cosmetic condition was A+ (sign said, 'works').... Just (maybe) needed a filter (Home Depot). They took the copper coils out of the motor, left the unit behind - useless unit now. That is why I did the 24 pair Cat 3 copper on top of the fiber... hopefully they broke their backs loading the spool on to the pick up truck.

about 8 months ago
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Some Londoners Cut Off As Failed Copper Thieves Take Fiber

maxrate I did exactly the oppposite (184 comments)

I had a giant spool of fiber cable in my garage (about 1/2" thick cable, 12 strand burial 62.5 multimode) - 62.5 is pretty obsolete. Guys come around garbage night picking up scrap metal from homes on the street.... I tried leaving the giant spool of fiber out before and they knew it was fiber so they didn't take it. I waited a few months, I wrap a little bit of 24 pair cat 3 telephone cable on the very outer layer, BAM! entire 180lbs fiber spool gone by the metal guys! They got a few feet of copper, and a whole bunch of useless fiber, I was so happy! Remember, spool was heavy, took up too much space, I don't feel like having Kijiji/Craigslist people come to my home - I just wanted it gone. Cat 3 24pair?... no tears shed over that either.

about 8 months ago
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Hands On With the Nokia Lumia 1020

maxrate Re:Better Sale (227 comments)

Not paid at all. Think it's a great device. I'm defending the device I like. that simple.

1 year,18 days
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Pi to Go: Hot Raspberry Pi DIY Mini Desktop PC Project

maxrate Pi Madness (134 comments)

This simply isn't newsworthy.

about a year ago
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Salvaging E.T. In Software, Instead of New Mexico

maxrate Not a troll - no pun intended (146 comments)

I really don't understand why people are even discussing this anymore. I have this game, it sucked, it was 20 something years ago - no one should care. Moon Patrol was the shit.

about a year ago
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Smithsonian Releases 128-Year-Old Recording of Alexander Graham Bell

maxrate Yeah right (122 comments)

Sounds like Bell was liquored up when he recorded that. Barely make anything out. I appreciate the effort that went into recovering that sound bite, but let's be honest - it's pretty disappointing.

about a year ago
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Ballmer Slams Android As Cheap and Overcomplicated

maxrate Actually tried a late model Windows Phone here?? (645 comments)

I know it's common to bash MS on slashdot. I tried out a Windows Phone recently... Before grasping it I had a cocky smirk on my face thinking the phone would be complete trash. (I owned two windows CE phones before - hating them and getting rid of them quickly). I was pleasantly surprised using the phone and think it could be a real winner in my honest opinion. I have used Android/BlackBerry and iPhone and although the iPhone is a bunch of fun - I think the Windows Phone gets straight to the point and it's very (very!) responsive. I think Microsoft has a pretty good product here. Try one out before you bash. It may not be 'the best' but it's pretty respectable.

more than 2 years ago
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New USB Specification Promises 100W of Power

maxrate At last (287 comments)

Taking bets on how long before a USB powered vacuum cleaner comes out of Asia!

more than 2 years ago

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maxrate maxrate writes  |  more than 7 years ago

maxrate (886773) writes "March 14 2007 in Canada marks the start of mandatory wireless cellular carrier number portability. If you are in Canada you will be happy to know that the CRTC mandated that cellular customers may move their cellular numbers from one carrier to another. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_number_portabil ity It will be interesting to see how quickly carriers are able to facilitate transfer requests. For the moment I am happy with my carrier and have no desire to move, however I can recall on a few occasions where this would have been an excellent option."

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