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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

mjpollard Re:Wait for it.... (336 comments)

You're talking about the city of Detroit. The article talks about the Metro Detroit area, which means the city as well as the surrounding suburbs (mostly in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb, which are the counties that surround the city). The suburbs, by and large, are good, safe places to live, especially Oakland. The city of Detroit has plenty of problems, there's no denying that, but you do a disservice to the entire region by focusing solely on the city.

about 5 months ago
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Google To Block Local Chrome Extensions On Windows Starting In January

mjpollard Re:Welcome to the Google Walled Garden of evil (260 comments)

Minor correction: "To Serve Man" was an episode of The Twilight Zone, not The Outer Limits. (Fun fact: the main alien in that episode was played by Richard Kiel, better known as Jaws from the James Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker.")

about 10 months ago
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German NSA Critic Denied Entry To the US

mjpollard Re:Sigh ... (352 comments)

Shhhhh! Quiet! Don't you know you're interrupting a perfectly good "USA bad, spooks everywhere, no one is safe, NSA spies are reading the messages in my alphabet soup, oooga-booga!" narrative?

about a year ago
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Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

mjpollard Fingerprint scanner? (773 comments)

Can't think of any other phone that had one of those. Oh, wait, yes I can: the Motorola Atrix 4G, over two and a half years ago. Of course, since the Almighty Apple has now sanctioned it, I'm sure it'll now become more popular than oxygen...

1 year,12 days
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New Research Could Slow Human Aging

mjpollard Re:But (180 comments)

Unless you're a Time Lord, in which case you stand a good chance of looking like David Tennant or Matt Smith. I could live with that.

1 year,12 days
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Firefox 23 Arrives With New Logo, Mixed Content Blocker, and Network Monitor

mjpollard Re:Removed "Disable Javascript" check box (365 comments)

And Google Chrome, which Mozilla is slavishly having Firefox imitate more and more with every new release. Note to Mozilla: if I wanted to use Chrome, I'd bloody well use Chrome, so stop turning your browser into a clone of it!

about a year ago
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Detroit's Emergency Dispatch System Fails

mjpollard Re:Expected (191 comments)

If you're talking "suburbs" within the Detroit city limits, then yes, I agree with you. (I went by my grandma's old house in northern Detroit a while ago -- the 7 Mile/Gratiot/Hayes area, for the natives among us -- and "reclaimed by nature" doesn't begin to describe it. I nearly wept at the sight as the memories of my brother and I playing in the back yard when we were kids surfaced.) Most in the Metro Detroit area, however, know "suburbs" as the cities and towns outside the city limits, cities such as Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Southfield, Dearborn, etc., all of which are alive and thriving.

about a year ago
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Apple Files Patent For New Proprietary Port

mjpollard Re:Dongles (282 comments)

What is it with Apple engineers and 1000 different connectors? Do they have a dongle fetish?

Wasn't Paul Reubens arrested for indulging in his dongle fetish?

about a year ago

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