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Why the NTSB Is Wrong About Cellphones

nitefallz Re:multitasking (1003 comments)

And banning talking to other passengers in the car and adjusting the wipers and heating/ac.

more than 3 years ago

Periodic Table To Welcome Two New Elements

nitefallz Re:Real elements - or theoretical? (157 comments)

By this definition aren't, how can they be classified as elements? Growing up, and being taught in school "elements cannot be broken down any further." If these elements are breaking down into other elements..wtf?

more than 3 years ago

The Genetics of Happiness

nitefallz delusional? (129 comments)

Did the study differentiate between "Happy" people and delusional people?

more than 3 years ago

Nexus One a Failed Experiment In Online Sales

nitefallz Re:False (366 comments)

There's truth to this too, but I disagree in part with the consensus that this failed because it was online only. I think a large issue was how restrictive they were in selling the subsidized phone to existing T-Mobile users. No one from T-Mobile was eligible to upgrade to the Nexus one for any kind of discounted price, and some other malarkey. I know, I dealt with this problem first hand. I was within the contract renewal time frame and I jumped through a bunch of hoops with T-Mobile trying to get them to change my account or do SOMETHING so that Google's website would see me as A) Eligible to upgrade and B) provide me with the discount. Neither options were allowed as told to me by T-Mobile. All through this I stumbled upon the pending release of the HTC HD2. I called T-Mobile and explained the situation and they gave me the phone right away with the proper discount.

Google lost a sale here because of their restrictive model. Even if the phone was sold in stores they still wouldn't have gotten my money. The sad part is I tried everything I could to give them my money for this phone and they didn't want it, so to speak.

more than 4 years ago

Martian Microbe Fossils, Not So Debunked Anymore

nitefallz Re:Cannot prove (306 comments)

So you're saying that there's no way to prove that any of your ancestors lived? Or dinosaurs, or anything else in the massive fossil record of the planet earth?

about 5 years ago

Nexus One vs. Top 10 Phone Security Requirements

nitefallz Obvious article is obvious (189 comments)

I don't think the N1 is targeted at the corporate world. Google seems to have larger mobile plans than this, so I would expect some corporate type product in the future.

about 5 years ago

IT Workers To Get Fewer Perks, No Free Coffee

nitefallz Coffee? Give me my damn heat back. (620 comments)

We lost free coffee a very long time ago, along with 401k contributions, bonuses, etc. On the cutting block this year besides staff and salary? HEAT. Originally each department was able to manage their own temperature within a 4-5 degree range. That's been taken away and the entire temperature for the company has dropped to the point where virtually everyone is wearing a jacket or thick sweaters in each of the departments. There's a good number of people across the hall wearing fingerless gloves. It's one thing to not be able to work efficiently by not having that caffeine kick, but shivering and not feeling your fingers is a real productivity stopper, let a lone the looming paycut.

about 5 years ago

Ads To Offset Cost of Unlocked Google Phone?

nitefallz Re:LOL! What An Idiot! (161 comments)

He didn't say the iPhone was the best thing ever. He did state a fact though. No smartphone that's been released since the iPhone (from what I've seen) has had a subsidized price of anything over $200. Largely due to the fact that the masses would see "iPhone for $200, or something else for more.. why?".

So.. you can shut your pie hole and learn not to assume. Straw man fallacy, look it up.

more than 5 years ago

"District 9" Best Sci-fi Movie of 09?

nitefallz Re:Wachowski Bros... (705 comments)

Widely known? Really? Are you sure? This is the first I've heard of it. The court case was dismissed.

more than 5 years ago

East Coast Broadband Fastest In USA

nitefallz Not Fast. (363 comments)

Here in rural (think Amish) PA we have 15 megabits from the local cable provider. Not sure how long it will last though as Comcast is trying to push into the area and take over.

more than 6 years ago


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