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Is Bamboo the Next Carbon Fibre?

mtmra70 Re:Bamboo Rayon socks are awesome (198 comments)

Same as me. For dress socks, Bamboo is the way to go. Dry and not cold, unlike every other type of dress sock.

about 2 months ago
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Mars One Has 78,000 Applicants

mtmra70 Re:So what? (355 comments)

Huh? 78,000 people paid an application fee of at least $5. I would say that is a bit beyond "liking".

about a year ago
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FAA Pushed To Review Ban On Electronics

mtmra70 Re:Not the technology (369 comments)

Further more, I can hold my Kindle, tablet, phone, etc, in my hands or lap....as long as it's powered off. I can also wear ear plugs at any point. So none of this has to do with "stuff flying around the cabin" or "being able to hear". It has to do with "oh no, the plane will blow up if you don't turn off your phone!"

about a year ago
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Are Lenovo's ThinkPads Getting Worse?

mtmra70 W series is the last line? (271 comments)

Having owned multiple Thinkpads, starting with the 600e, the new T431 is very disheartening. I have a W520 and I am hoping they leave the W line alone.

I absolutely LOVE the grouped F-keys, beveled keys, dual "mouse buttons" and dual pointer control. I just hope they don't cheap out and turn the chassis into a piece of fragile plastic.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Windows Failure

mtmra70 Re:The problem is Windows 8 (913 comments)

Agreed. I purchased a HP printer about a year ago and downloaded just the driver for windows. Works great.

To get it working on my MBP I had to go through a bunch of hoops and select a funky model printer to get it to work. It works great, until OSX does its periodic check. About once every 3 weeks OSX will prompt me to download and install the 400MB "driver"....and there is no way to permanently dismiss this annoying update which I do not want to receive (unlike Windows updates where you can dismiss forever).

about a year and a half ago
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Has Lenovo Taken the Top PC Manufacturer Spot From HP?

mtmra70 Re:What's the difference? (99 comments)

I agree with you mostly, but the Lenovo W and T series is pretty solid. It may not be as solid as the T600 and T4x line, their T4xx and W5xx line is really good and blows away anything HP or Dell has to offer.

about 2 years ago
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How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led To Mat Honan's Identity Theft

mtmra70 Re:That is not the problem with Amazon (222 comments)

My mortgage company has a similar jacked up login process.

Like a lot of places, they have you answer some pretty mind numbing security questions after typing in your user name and password. If you don't remember the security answer you can hit the "I forgot" button. What then happens is shocking - it takes you to a screen to reset the answers. Why in the world do you ask security questions after a user/pass auth if the same info lets you reset them?!!?

And the real kicker. When you want to make a PAYMENT they ask you the last four of your SSN. Who on earth asks for info like that when handing them money???? I could understand withdrawing money....but depositing money?? O_o

about 2 years ago
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On Hand for the SpaceX Launch That Almost Was (Video)

mtmra70 Re:It was actually pretty exciting to watch (100 comments)

Were there any contingencies if the nuts didn't blow and the rocket wasn't released? You also said there is a problem if more than one bolt didn't release - what would happen if only one bolt didn't release?

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Is Killing Text Messaging

mtmra70 Re:Rediculous markup (270 comments)

With infinite ping times!!!

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

mtmra70 Re:Idiocy (649 comments)

No, it's like 10,000 people getting in line at the airport without a ticket. Brings TSA to a grinding halt while they sort out the mess.

more than 2 years ago
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Feds Now Plans To Close 1,200 Data Centers

mtmra70 Re:I work on this effort and it's horribly misguid (148 comments)

Same thing is happening at my work. They are doing massive DC consolidation to the east coast. The fail-over DC is also on the east coast. Smart thinking!!!

What also gets me is part of the consolidation is for possible company divestitures. The only thing is they want to close a DC in a bldg where the potential divestiture will occur. So we close a DC only to sell the business in the bldg requiring them to reopen a DC and migrate everything back into it.

more than 2 years ago
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$350 Hardware Cracks HDMI Copy Protection

mtmra70 Re:It's a great thing for professional AV folk (161 comments)

Crestron makes great HDCP switching equipment. But, what event are you doing where you need to cross-fade DRM'd content?

more than 2 years ago
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Google Music Goes Live With Google+ Integration

mtmra70 Re:99 cents an album! (240 comments)

Google should have a 99 cent album each day.

more than 2 years ago
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Cisco Emerges From Restructuring 13,000 Employees Lighter

mtmra70 Re:12,900 (138 comments)

Or people performing non-core business needs (janitors, shipping/receiving, security and various other support services). Any time a company fires X amount of people, they either downsize and also fire X+Y or they outsource and fire X then hire X number of contractors. The news never reports on the actual number of people affected.

more than 2 years ago

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Google Lattitude outage affecting Blackberry users, possibly others

mtmra70 mtmra70 writes  |  about a year ago

mtmra70 (964928) writes "Starting March 8th, Blackberry users have been unable to log into Google Latitude. A rather lengthy thread can be found on Google Groups, with only one Google employee acknowledging the issue. Many users have reported that their non-Blackberry devices are also being affected, some who lost all their latitude friends.

The issue is being reported globally and seems to affect version 4.x of Google Maps. Some users have found a workaround by installing version 3.x, but the overall unrest in the discussion thread is growing."

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