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Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

poetmatt Re:11% fuel efficiency improvement (138 comments)

If every car looks this way, the argument of "ugly" is nonexistent. 11% economy would pay off to everyone at all times, including for EV's as well. It's not whether you drive a lot or not, it's just a flat benefit.

about a week ago
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IRS Recycled Lerner Hard Drive

poetmatt Re:right-wing spin (682 comments)

Open source = anti-IRS?

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

poetmatt Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (431 comments)

This would have been an entertaining troll if it wasn't posted 24 hours later and actually was interesting.

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

poetmatt Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (431 comments)

Fruit juices should not be consumed at any time. That's not even having to do with china as much as it's explicitly unhealthy to drink your meal's calories via sugar. A glass of juice has the sugar content of 2-3 pieces of the same fruit or more, even if it's 100% real and organic/natural juice.

Smoothies/juice combinations involving vegetables are always healthier.

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

poetmatt Re:Whelp... (431 comments)

Please tell us what brand you plan to buy that doesn't include chinese parts, so we can begin pointing fingers and laughing at you.

about a month and a half ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

poetmatt Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (431 comments)

Have you tried buying vegetables, fruit or grains and actually cooked things into what you wanted? Most people in most parts of the world (including in China) refer to that as food - and it isn't made in a processing plant.

I know cooking is hard from your mom's basement but I do think she has a kitchen.

about a month and a half ago
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Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

poetmatt Re:Redbox Instant (364 comments)

The product is as equally made of fail as the marketing. The adoption of redbox instant is basically nonexistent, and ti's just as poorly developed with a fairly limited selection.

about 2 months ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

poetmatt Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (346 comments)

Of course he can't produce evidence because he isn't stupid and doesn't carry any.

Not everyone is as stupid as when the government says "Trust me".

Then again, let me know how that's working out for you so far.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

poetmatt Re:50MB = 750$ (321 comments)

Say what?
It's not a contract if you get a foreign sim. It's a non-contract plan. It also takes 10-30 seconds and if you don't know how to do it, the place who offers the foreign sim will do it for you.
You pay X dollars, and when that X dollars is up? So is your service.

How do people not understand how international phone systems work? Have you never left the fucking country ever?

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

poetmatt Re:t-mobile (321 comments)

After 5GB on the ATT "unlimited data", which I am 100% certain to the point of being willing to bet money and/or my life that you have never reached it on mobile data, you are dialed back to dialup speeds. Literally from 12mb/s to 512kb/s. That's what "unlimited" is and why it's in quotes.

You could hit more than 5GB on wifi, but if you hit 5GB through mobile data and don't have tethering you are sent back to 1989.

If you pay for tethering, you don't have the same unlimited, and means you are not on the unlimited data plan, either. You're also paying twice for the same usage, so enjoy.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

poetmatt Re:t-mobile (321 comments)

You don't need a multi sim phone.

You take the AT&T sim out, you put in a foreign sim. When done, put at&t sim back in.

Why the hell would you need a 2nd sim?

about 2 months ago
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Vodafone Reveals Warrantless Wiretapping

poetmatt Re:A number of countries?? Say it ain't so! (73 comments)

US citizens haven't been control of our government since around the 80s. For the most part we are ignored and stifled unless enough of us get together and coordinate which happens once in a blue moon. Don't believe that 1 incident per 1-5 years is equivalent to "citizens control the gov't", because it's corporations that do.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

poetmatt Re:t-mobile (321 comments)

Unlimited data is not unlimited data, and their international coverage caps out at 1GB.

Just get a foreign sim card and people can stop dealing with this weird crap where they pay excessive amounts for standard service.

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Charges $750 For One Minute of International Data Roaming

poetmatt Re:50MB = 750$ (321 comments)

It is to be outlawed, as long as you live in the EU. In the US, no such luck. Instead, you have a "stupid tax", for people too fucking stupid to install a foreign sim card in their AT&T sim card friendly phones.

This isn't that complicated and AT&T is shit, but it's not that hard (and a whole lot cheaper and more convenient) to get a sim in a foreign country and basically treat it the same as your home wireless service - just with substantially better reception.

Having to "turn on" data temporarily in a foreign country is the first sign of a mistake.

about 2 months ago
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This 360-Degree, 4K Video Camera isn't Getting Kickstarted (Video)

poetmatt Re:Offer a ROI? (61 comments)

I disagree 100%. The quality of the video that comes from this camera looks more like 4 1080p cameras at best and 4 480p cameras in reality.

I think the idea of a 4k panoramic camera is good, but I haven't seen a single video from their kickstarter that wasn't absolutely grainy as shit and significantly worse than the average smartphone.

about 2 months ago
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This 360-Degree, 4K Video Camera isn't Getting Kickstarted (Video)

poetmatt Re:Offer a ROI? (61 comments)

It also looks like crap, which is amusing as the actual slashdot news post for this camera implies entirely differently.

about 2 months ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

poetmatt Re:Ellsberg got a fair trial (519 comments)

This is 100% incorrect.

He cannot be guilty under any circumstances, until tried by the laws at hand.

You are just as bad as Kerry and just as unconstitutional in your argument.

about 2 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

poetmatt not quite (222 comments)

Considering that XP is pirated in China to a significant percentage less than 99%, you're missing that if everybody is using Linux nobody is going to be buying MS anything at all. Effectively total market lockout. Which can affect the NSA as well.

Truthfully, this probably won't affect anything.

about 2 months ago
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Why Snowden Did Right

poetmatt Re:thank you Snowden (348 comments)

Please stop begging the question. We have no way to ever quantify that, and it simply doesn't matter.

The information is out there, and all we can do is hopefully move forward as a society as a result.

about 2 months ago
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Why I'm Sending Back Google Glass

poetmatt Re:Pretty obvious (166 comments)

Every display is retinal, because it uses your retinas.

Your post is bullshit, whether you're implying apple (as the poster below) implied or not.

When displays aren't retinal, that might actually be the key to success.

about 2 months ago

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ACTA and SOPA make a return via TAFTA

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  about a year and a half ago

poetmatt (793785) writes "Techdirt notes that a new trade agreement is being released which will reintroduce the same IP maximalist issues from ACTA, SOPA and TPP previously, this time named TAFTA.

FTA: "More details are starting to come out as the main EU negotiator for ACTA, Karel de Gucht, came to DC to see about getting things kicked off, on an agreement that's being called TAFTA — the Trans Atlantic "Free Trade" Agreement. Of course, instead of recognizing the lessons from previous failed efforts to push for broken maximalist policies, it appears that the plan is to try, try again."

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Supposed Android Malware is a wild guess, says "researcher"

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  about 2 years ago

poetmatt (793785) writes "Courtesy of the link at Muktware, self proclaimed Microsoft researcher Terry Zink admits that it was a wild guess that the emails claiming to be sent from android might not actually be sent from Android devices.

Sophos also acknowledged that their wild guess is not necessarily accurate either, in a half apology half denial not dissimilar to O'Reily's half apology for misstatements, ending in saying "the evidence suggests it is Android malware and there isn't a good reason to think that pretending it is from Yahoo! via Android devices is of any benefit to the spammers." with no actual proof."

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Verizon gives the finger to prospective customers

poetmatt poetmatt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

As a current Verizon customer, in reading about Verizon unveiling their new shared plans hopefully people will be able to reasonably identify just how much so these plans aren't worth their time. The Verge already has a writeup highlighting just how these plans are fairly hostile to anyone currently on Verizon. Considering that getting a new phone on subsidy will require that you're switched to these plans (and thus pay even more money than currently), how would they even expect someone would want to consider such an atrocity?

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