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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

mechanicaladvantage Re:Join the slashdot farewell: (526 comments)

That sums up my situation. UID is a rough guide, not an absolute measure.

about 10 months ago

My NSA-induced paranoia level:

mechanicaladvantage Re: First and third (290 comments)

You have time to post on Slashdot, but not too think about whether your government is overstepping its bounds and if it should be reigned in? perhaps you need to reexamine your priorities here.

about a year ago

Cell Phones: Tracking Devices That Happen To Make Calls

mechanicaladvantage only cell phones? (196 comments)

I'm pretty sure they knew where you were when you were making call with your land line, too. Heck, even when you weren't making a call, they knew where your phone was. Apparently the conspiracy goes waaaaaay back.

more than 2 years ago

Coffee Consumption Strongly Linked To Preventing Alzheimer's

mechanicaladvantage simple (205 comments)

i guess i just have to hope i don't forget where i put my coffee cup....

more than 2 years ago

Single-Player Game Model 'Finished,' Says EA Exec

mechanicaladvantage Re:Pub, social, dollars (439 comments)

Wow! A 60 hour turd! You'd better have a good multi player game to keep you from getting bored in there.

more than 3 years ago

Why Apple's iPad Has Been Good For Sprint

mechanicaladvantage Re:Good to know. (76 comments)

One big difference is spectrum rights. Sprint has a (comparatively) massive swath of spectrum in their "4g" bands which should make it pretty easy for them to handle a pretty large uptick in data use.

about 4 years ago

Colleges Struggling With the Digital Bathroom Wall

mechanicaladvantage Re:Nothing has changed (262 comments)

If PARENTS can't teach to their students that gossip is best ignored, then we have more things to worry about than the gossip itself.

That works a little better, methinks.

more than 4 years ago


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