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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

robbyb20 Re:Clever! (198 comments)

Its time ManBearPig entered society as well.

about a month ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

robbyb20 Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

If every persons reaction to being spied on was "Oh My God, What The Fuck, Bar-B-Que" I might be ok with it. I could go for some ribs...or grilled hotdogs OR a Hamburger. Fuck it, give me it all! Mmmmm, BBQ

about a month ago
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Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

robbyb20 Re:See even Microsoft thinks MacBook Airs rule! (365 comments)

While i agree that Macs do allow you to get their "Office" equivalent bundle for free, I would like to state that nothing that comes with Macs out of the box for photo editing compares to Adobe CC(photoshop and Lightroom). Those are better than any iLife app out there and Apreture is laughable compared to Lightroom and Photoshop is in a whole nother game.

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

robbyb20 Re: We are being bred for slavery (364 comments)

I guess you could also look at this way.

Yes, i am doing better. But i saw some other guy doing worse than me! Fuck you, give me more of your money. Not like you have any other choice anyway, so you may as well just bend over while i rape you with my increased prices.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

robbyb20 Re:Count me in (711 comments)

Ha! If that wasnt a double negative I dont know what is.

That aside - Ive been using iPhones since 3g. Have had a 3g, 3Gs(after my 3G was stollen), 4S and now a 5S. I have never had any hardware issues with any phone, internal or external. Its not to say you couldnt have had any, but out of 4 iPhones I've owned(all upgraded because of want), theyve had a pretty good track record. Too bad you had a bum unit and didnt get a chance to really appreciate the device. Im sure it was frustrating.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

robbyb20 Re:Anecdotal but... (711 comments)

Not mention those people that ARE the geek friend, are usually annoyed with these questions. ;)

about 2 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

robbyb20 Re:Other way around (711 comments)

I recently did the same thing. I added a line to my contract and picked up the Lumia 1020 for the camera. Thought I'd kill 2 birds with 1 stone. Come to find out that WP8(8.1) does not have great support for apps(I'm used to the iPhone selection of apps) and the camera was inconsistent unless shot in RAW(which was cool) but then I always had to copy the 45mn+ files back to my computer to edit.

Long story short, Im back on my iPhone 5S and will stay here and wait for the camera designer(808/1020) Apple snagged from Nokia a couple weeks ago makes a big improvement to the camera on the iPhone.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

robbyb20 Re:Other way around (711 comments)

May I ask what you were trying to buy and in what country/region? I find this interesting and have not come across this, although my traveling abroad has been limited to Italy, Ireland and Mexico and whatever apps I may have bought were all big name.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

robbyb20 Re: Or... (316 comments)

Will do! Thanks for the suggestion.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

robbyb20 Re:Or... (316 comments)

Still have a spare laptop laying around, I would be willing to give another distro a try. Do you have any suggestions for me?

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

robbyb20 Re:Or... (316 comments)

Good question. If memory serves me right, it was still reserved for whatever Adobe product I was in. Lightroom usually only took up about 1-1.5gb, Photoshop when it opened large files was around 3-5gb, Aftereffects(thats where the GBs of temp files were), around 2gb. I would be done editing, shut down all of the programs and my memory usage would still allocate for those programs even tho they were shut down. This would cause other things to crawl, for example, games. Removing those items from memory would dramatically increase performance. Unfortunately that was a year ago and a little hazy on the details.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

robbyb20 Re:Or... (316 comments)

Please re-read my whole comment. I used 2 different versions of Linux. One that was almost 20 years old, and one that is a couple months. I only mentioned the older one as a means to show that I wasnt tied to Windows because of lack of interest in other OSes.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

robbyb20 Re:Or... (316 comments)

Just wanted to add that I also used a current build of Ubuntu a couple months ago as well in case you missed that part of it.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

robbyb20 Re:Or... (316 comments)

Thank you the tips. As the resident IT person in the family, I gave Macs a try to see what the hubub was about. Unforunately, no one in the family or circle of friends had the knowledge you do and thus I was on my own to learn.

As far as memory management went, I had 16gb in there so it shouldnt have been a problem but after using photoshop and working on files 3-4gb in size, it was a problem. After closing out of any program(especially Adobe products), it would hold onto 4-5gb of memory allocated specifically for that for hours at a time. Only way to free it up was to reboot or go into memory management and free it up. And just in case youre wondering, yes, i was closing it down properly, not just minimizing it and thinking ti was closed like so many people who i have come across that use macs think.

I really wish I was able to get the same resale value. This was an early 2013 model(upgraded screen but not retina) and sold 6 months later. If it wasnt retina, no one wanted it and thus value dropped to those extremely low numbers.

I may give it a go again at a later time but it just didnt work for me the way i wanted it to.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

robbyb20 Re:Or... (316 comments)

There are some people who actually prefer Windows(7, not 8) to everything else.

Tried Linux in early 90s, not the best experience.

Tried Mac in 2013 for 6 months, not an awesome experience. Never freed up large amounts of memory unless i did it manually, adobe products temp files took up 130gb and not intuitive to find and delete, little things like single clicking on a long file name to see the whole file from the desk top or even finder was impossible. That was important to me since my photo file names are usually pretty long(Latename - date - sequence). It didnt work for the way that "I" work so it wasnt an option. Plus, bought the MBP maxed out for 2500, couldnt sell if for more than 1300. Complete waste of money and time for me.

Tried Ubuntu on a side laptop 2 months ago and for the life of me couldnt do anything but look at the internet. To get Steam to work properly, i had to install a bunch of other libraries that werent intuitive to find. This is important for those of us that would like to use a system but out of the box, cant do it with out further additions just to get certain programs to work.

Guess where im back at? A freshly reformatted windows 7 box and no complaints from this user.

Sorry if this post seems like its directed towards you. It was mainly for the comment about people realizing they dont need microsoft specific tools and dumping them and wanted to point out that even tho I dont NEED microsoft, i still prefer them.

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Travis Kalanick About Startups and Uber

robbyb20 Re:What's the plan for the future? (79 comments)

Ill have to wait for it to come to Chicago. Good to know its there.

Thanks for the link!

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Travis Kalanick About Startups and Uber

robbyb20 Re:What's the plan for the future? (79 comments)

While this a joke(most likely....), a decent messenger service thats not a whole lot of cash for same day deliveries wouldnt be so bad. I would pay to have someone come pick up a package and deliver to the other person. Even go as far as to make it so that delivery is coordinated and the other person is wiating outside for the truck/car to come or receive notification that package is arriving via text so they know when to go downstairs/to the door.

Please note, messenger services are local only.

about 2 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Travis Kalanick About Startups and Uber

robbyb20 Alternatives (79 comments)

There seem to be a lot of people that are questioning the legality of Uber which I understand but I have a question for Travis and also the people on this board.

What prompted you to conceive this service? Was it lack of offerings available, difficulty finding a reliable ride or something else?

For those of you questioning this service, what alternative do you suggest that offers the same ease of access to transportation? I am someone who uses Uber 2-10 times a week and I do not have anything as convenient as Uber. In my area, I can get Uberx(personally owned cars), taxi(big name guys) and black cars. Are the objections to this service valid in my area since all the regular players are involved or is this directed to just UberX?

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

robbyb20 Re:Auto switches (415 comments)

So if a message doesnt get delivered to the device, it gets delivered to an email account associated with the device?

If I turn off all my iDevices and have a friend with an iphone me, since the message doesnt have a device to connect with, it sends to my registered email and i receive it there?

It would be interesting to try out but i'm highly suspicious.

about 3 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

robbyb20 Re:Sender should go to android. (415 comments)

Wait, what? Im confused. what side are you on? Im an iPhone user...wait, maybe thats why im confused. nm, carry on.

about 3 months ago

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