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FAA May Let You Use Electronic Devices During Airplane Takeoff and Landing Soon

multiben Re:Finally I can start flying again (166 comments)

So what do you want? A prize for creating a shitty life for yourself?

1 year,18 days
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FAA May Let You Use Electronic Devices During Airplane Takeoff and Landing Soon

multiben Re:Finally I can start flying again (166 comments)

Ok so you're so indispensable that you can't take 15 minutes off 4 times per week, but you're unable to plan ahead sufficiently to ensure that you have 30 minutes worth of work to do which can be performed without a computer? Give me a break.

1 year,28 days
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FAA May Let You Use Electronic Devices During Airplane Takeoff and Landing Soon

multiben Finally I can start flying again (166 comments)

That 20 minutes or so where I was disconnected from grid was intolerable. Sometimes it would be as long as half an hour! Half an hour without 'liking' anything! Also, my virtual farm was practically in ruins and my digital pets were thirsty.

1 year,28 days
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To Boldly Go Nowhere, For Now

multiben Re:Why bother at all (308 comments)

Not exactly sure which planet you believe to be so much better than Earth. It may have some problems, but I'd still choose it over living on any other celestial body I'm aware of.

about a year ago
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One Man's Battle With Patent Trolls

multiben Re:Can someone explain... (159 comments)

I see. Thankyou. What a depressing situation.

about a year ago
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One Man's Battle With Patent Trolls

multiben Can someone explain... (159 comments)

IANAL as will be pretty evident from this confused series of questions, but from the article: 'They claim to have patented the method of using GPS location on vehicles to determine when they will arrive at a certain place,'

So, did they patent it or not? And if they did, then who the hell approved it as a valid innovation???!
If they didn't patent it then it's just a case of straight up fraud isn't it? Conversely, if they do actually hold this patent, then isn't just as clear cut that this poor guy is infringing it - no matter how ridiculous that seems? The article seems to suggest that they are now reviewing whether the patent is valid or not - but once a patent is granted doesn't that automatically mean it's valid too?

about a year ago
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Another Climate-Change Retraction

multiben Whose blunder is it really? (479 comments)

it's pretty embarrassing that he 'makes a nearly identical blunder' all over again.

What's embarrassing is that you continue your association with an author who has shown himself to be of poor credibility.

about a year ago
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Toronto Family Bans All Technology In Their Home Made After 1986

multiben Re:Good for them (534 comments)

How does artificially cutting your children off from a huge part of the world help develop their brain in a healthy way? As opposed to teaching them how to interact with the world in a responsible and constructive way? Creating a little bubble to isolate your children from things that you don't understand, but one day they will not be able to work without, is the real dysfunction here.

about a year ago
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Court Orders Retrial In Google Maps-Related Murder Case

multiben Re:This shouldn't be news (152 comments)

Well you can pretty much boil any story down to a bland set of base components and call it not worthy of the title 'news'. However, I didn't know this and I was interested to read it since I remember the original case. If I hadn't read it here, I may not have seen it at all.

about a year ago
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MyOpenID To Shut Down In February

multiben Verbified (78 comments)

"End of life" is a verb now?

about a year ago
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Lenovo CEO Shares $3 Million Bonus With Workers

multiben Re:Philantropy (169 comments)

I'm betting that if he had sent the company into a tail spin and taken a $3billion parachute you'd be on here commenting about what a dick the guy was. Can he do anything to please you, or are you a serial whiner?

about a year ago
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Facebook To Overhaul Data Use Policy

multiben Re:What The Fuck? (216 comments)

First of all, some of the smartest people on the planet have facebook accounts - it is not solely the domain of "stupid" people and "idiots" as you put it. There are also plenty of people who have enough self discipline that they are able to refrain from using facebook while they are at work and do not spend every waking moment taking selfies and posting pics of food they are about to eat. That you are unable to see this and instead implement a blanket hiring policy which eliminates candidates based on their social media preferences suggests that you yourself, sir, are in fact an idiot.

about a year ago
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Advanced Chatbot Could Help With Social Awkwardness

multiben Re:Vocabulary (84 comments)

A dictionary?! You use a dictionary for improving your interpersonal communication? Perhaps chatbot is exactly what you need.

about a year ago
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Inside OS X Mavericks

multiben Re:How much (362 comments)

So it would only be valid news if it put Apple in a negative light then? Or are we not allowed to hear about Apple at all?

There are less conspiracies going on in the world than you think.

about a year ago
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Researchers Discover Way To Spot Crappy Coffee

multiben Re:Money well spent on that research (184 comments)

Then Guy B goes out of business for not taking enough interest in the product he sells and being a non-value adding price hiking middle-man.

about a year ago
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Researchers Discover Way To Spot Crappy Coffee

multiben Money well spent on that research (184 comments)

If you are paying $15 a cup for coffee then presumably you have super awesome taste buds. So why do you need chemically analyse your coffee to tell if it's the real deal? You're coffee is either worth $15 or it isn't based on what it tastes like.

What a pointless bit of research. Have we now solved so many of the world's important problems that the top of the list is now "make sure hipsters are drinking genuine cat's bum coffee."

about a year ago
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Canadian Hotel Sues Guest For $95K Over Bad Review, Bed Bugs

multiben Hotel is wrong but customer sounds like a dick (432 comments)

The hotel is clearly stupid and they will also lose this battle. But why did the customer refuse to move to another hotel? They chose to stay in a bed which they knew had bed bugs? And suggested that the hotel manager get down on her knees and beg him not to tell anyone? Sounds like a serial victim on a power trip to me. Can't wait for something bad to happen to them so they can become the outraged centre of attention.

about a year ago
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Huffington: Trolls Uglier Than Ever, So We're Cutting Off Anonymous Commenting

multiben Testing the thin ice here... (582 comments)

I know I'm going to go down in flames for this, but I wish they would do this on slashdot. The asshole factor here is higher than ever now. 99% of AC posts are just complete bollocks. If you *really* feel the need to keep your identity secret then just go an get a new profile. If you can't be bothered to do that then perhaps your comments are worth sharing in the first place.

about a year ago
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Dell Dumps Keyboardless Windows RT Tablets

multiben Re:Good luck finding a new 10" laptop (186 comments)

I guess my point was that if you find yourself plugging a keyboard into a tablet then perhaps you have made the wrong choice in hardware. It's a bit like adding a towbar to a motorbike. Once I have to start taking a keyboard around with me to use my nice neat *portable* device then the extra inconvenience of a laptop becomes insignificant.

about a year ago

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