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Samsung Hires Steve 'Cyanogen' Kondik

nateand Re:Huh? (177 comments)

The only thing they wanted stopped was the inclusion of the Google Apps on cyanogenmod by default. Now the ROM comes without google apps, but you can easily download an installer that adds them back in.

about 3 years ago
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Open Source Alternative To Dropbox?

nateand Re:Google (482 comments)

bing and decide, bro (sarcasm)

more than 3 years ago
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English Teenager Invents a Better Doorbell

nateand Re:UPS Rings Doorbells? (363 comments)

Try shipping to work. I live in a townhouse and it's impossible to get a package during the daytime, because I'm at work and they aren't going to leave it on my doorstep (thank god). I have everything delivered to the mailroom at work, it's a life saver.

more than 3 years ago
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English Teenager Invents a Better Doorbell

nateand Re:UPS Rings Doorbells? (363 comments)

This. I worked for them over a holiday season as a "driver helper" once, and the whole experience was pretty eye opening. Pretty much every package is "shipper release" if it's residential. A lot of good drivers would tell me that if it looked expensive (laptop sized box from Best Buy, for example) that I should try to get a signature even though the package didn't require one. But basically, drivers don't need to get your signature anymore. They should still try to deliver something, but if it's 3pm in the afternoon (the routes are designed to have them doing residential in the evening, but if they have an easy day...) they are going to assume no one is home, and might make the bad choice there. UPS makes all their money from commercial stuff anyway, residential is just a side thought that is a total pain in the ass to deal with.

more than 3 years ago
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Sprint Pushes FPS NOVA With Firmware — and Users Can't Remove It

nateand Re:This is a problem. (182 comments)

Careful with that. In some cases an app that is restarting itself in the background and getting killed regularly uses more power with the stopping and restarting than it does just letting it sit and do nothing. I know with my droid incredible (verizon punishes their users, too) that there are a few apps I had to learn to add to the ignore list in taskiller. However, once I rooted my phone I removed the crap and fixed the problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubuntu Unity: The Great Divider

nateand Re:Compiz configuration tool (729 comments)

That's the first thing I did, and if you enable "wobbly windows" (it's always fun for about 2 minutes), it asks if you would be okay with disabling the "unity plugin". I said yes, knowing it was a mistake. I was quite right. Thoroughly destroyed the system, all GUI elements broken. Rebooted, GUI is dead. Fortunately I went into it with experimentation in mind so I didn't care, but someone less knowledgeable would be quite messed up by such a thing. At no point does it say "warning: this could break your GUI".

more than 3 years ago
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Police Raid PS3 Hacker's House, Hacker Releases PS3 'Hypervisor Bible'

nateand Re:My PS3 - I can do what I want with it (448 comments)

Yeah, and in the meantime they are going to ruin these guys lives. All for taking apart a stupid piece of hardware they bought and OWN.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Posting PS3 Hack

nateand Re:Cutting into Sales (437 comments)

Hasn't hurt them much so far. I wish that weren't the case, but there are too many people out there that just don't know better or care.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Wins Restraining Order Against Geohot

nateand Re:of course (397 comments)

You're a fool. Sony sold a console advertising features that it later took away. That is completely disrespectful to their customers. And I don't really care what you want to do with YOUR ps3, that's the point. And neither you nor Sony gets to decide what I do with my personal property. If I choose to break open my ps3 so I can run homebrew on it, that's my fucking right. I bought the hardware, and have the right to use it as I wish. Just because you don't want to doesn't mean no one else does. Just because some assholes decide to cheat doesn't mean I lose my rights to my own property. Those assholes should be banned from the online services the same way Xbox Live or Steam manage the people who cheat on there. People rob banks using getaway cars, I guess we should ban cars too, right? Dumbass.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Wins Restraining Order Against Geohot

nateand Re:of course (397 comments)

Are you kidding me? They were making it so anyone could run homebrew on their OWN consoles. What they did in no way affected anyone's PS3 who didn't want have anything to do with it. The only people taking dumps on property is Sony. They have proven time and time again that they will gladly abuse their own customers. If you want to get in line for the anal rape, have at it. Some of us have some self respect.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Wins Restraining Order Against Geohot

nateand of course (397 comments)

Fuck you, Sony.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Samsung Blocking Updates To Froyo?

nateand Re:Major factor in not choosing android for me (459 comments)

Don't let this turn you off of Android as a platform, just use it as guidance on which phone manufacturers to avoid. I have an HTC Incredible and I can't recommend it enough. HTC releases OTA updates a month or two after google releases new versions of the OS, and it works great. If that isn't your cup of tea, it's easy to root the phone and then put any version of the android OS you want on it. Just because Samsung/T-Mobile/whoever decided to be a jerk about this, doesn't mean the OS is broken.

more than 3 years ago
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Valve Announces Dota 2

nateand For a similar game on xbox live... (128 comments)

Try Monday Night Combat. It's an awesome game that's a cross between a tower defense game and a 3rd person shooting game. There are classes VERY similar to Team Fortress 2, all of which are useful, and it has a great developer supporting it. It's a ton of fun.

more than 3 years ago
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Could Open Source Render Facebook the Next AOL?

nateand Like AOL? Really? (293 comments)

Did AOL ever have even close to 500 million users, much less worldwide? If facebook ever dies, it'll be a slow and drawn out process.

about 4 years ago
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The World's Strongest, Most Expensive Beer Served Inside a Squirrel

nateand Re:On the other hand... (228 comments)

The actual brewdog.com article says they were all roadkill. Relax.

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils Smaller Xbox 360 Model, Kinect Details

nateand Re:"Custom kinect port" (277 comments)

They've said kinect will be 100% compatible with every Xbox 360 on the market.

more than 4 years ago
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The Race To Beer With 50% Alcohol By Volume

nateand Re:Double Bag (297 comments)

Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA is delicious at 18%. Flying Dog Double Dog double IPA is fantastically hoppy at 11.5% if you want something weaker. Stone Brewery's Double Bastard (amazing brewery) is a fantastic American Strong Ale at 10.5%. 120 minute: http://www.dogfish.com/brews-spirits/the-brews/occassional-rarities/120-minute-ipa.htm Double Dog: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/68/35754 Double Bastard: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/147/1056

more than 4 years ago
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Virginia Tech Students Build CHARLI, a Human-Sized Robot

nateand Re:video? (82 comments)

It's a link on the right side of the page containing the article.

more than 4 years ago
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Netflix Streaming Arrives For the Wii

nateand Re:You need a disc? (171 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I gather that you need to load the netflix disc every time you want to stream stream something?

On my 360 (and I assume on PS3s as well), netflix streaming is built into the software of the device: I can play a game off of a disc until my wife gets home, then switch over to netflix and watch some tv with a few button clicks.

If you have to get up and fumble with discs every time you want to switch tasks, this is a big Fail for the Wii in terms of convenience. Why not a WiiWare application?

PS3 streaming also requires a disc. I heard it has something to do with xbox 360 exclusivity agreements, but I could be wrong.

more than 4 years ago

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