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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

rogoshen1 Re:Patent is for use without music? (141 comments)

Extortion? That's bogus, this suit must be legit.. why else would they have waited until just after Apple bought Beats?

9 hours ago

Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants

rogoshen1 Re:You had me at (68 comments)

now if only they could get around to that pesky aids problem


Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

rogoshen1 Re:1 or 1 million (220 comments)

Instead of calling you a shill, my guess is that your name is 'bobby verizon' and your dad owns the company? Because that's the only reason someone would defend the logic behind Verizon saying 'UNLIMITED', while really meaning "some arbitrary limit that we don't think you'll use, so we'll go a head and label it unlimited anyways."

I am immortal*

*other than standard aging processes, random acts of violence, trauma, communicable disease, cancer, or Rapture.



Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

rogoshen1 Re:1 or 1 million (220 comments)

well since verizon (and other ISP's) get to redefine words like 'unlimited', i'll redefine the term "dollar" to "liberian dollar".. i just need to find a way to sneak that into fine print.. and i should be good to go.


Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

rogoshen1 Re:French dialog boxes (263 comments)

i wonder if members of the french resistance would get angry over hearing that tired goddamn joke time and time again? Anger in the
Buzz Aldrin punching a dude in the face for saying the moon landing was a fraud.. that type of anger.

2 days ago

Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

rogoshen1 Re:But what IS the point they're making? (298 comments)

I'm pretty sure the tree farms are what supply the pulp needed to make paper, rather than actual construction materials (because as you said, the amount of time needed for trees to grow to the proper size.)

2 days ago

Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students

rogoshen1 Re:Getting there. (120 comments)

Honestly, with most everyone having cell phones, kindles, books, magazine, the power of conversation.. is waiting 40 minutes to recharge that big of a deal?

The charging situation seems to take two forms.
1. commuting: recharge at home, over night, no waiting at all.
2. road-trip/extended drive (300-500 miles or more): pull into charging station, grab a coffee, a snack.. read/chat/whatever, then go on your way. you get a break from driving (a very, very good thing)

For Christ's sake, set up a coffee shop with a lounge at the charging station, and it actually sounds like a pleasant break :(

2 days ago

Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

rogoshen1 Re:I can hear (223 comments)

There is one unfortunate difference between Jackson and MLK. (well, unfortunate in the case of MLK.)

3 days ago

Autonomous Sea-Robot Survives Massive Typhoon

rogoshen1 Re:big deal (47 comments)

No no no .. if software was physically tangible; the weight of the java code would have made the thing sink to the ocean floor -- and possibly into the earth's core.

4 days ago

The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

rogoshen1 Re:i bet (190 comments)

What makes you think they'd ever need to formally charge, try, and convict him? He'd be locked away in a gitmo-like place during an infinitely long period for 'discovery'. =/

And if they *did* try him, it would be under similar conditions to FISA, and we'd never know about it other than the inevitable verdict of:

"He was given multiple life sentences without the possibility for parole; but we can't tell you anything about the case because it's classified. Terrorism."

4 days ago

Researchers Print Electronic Memory On Paper

rogoshen1 Re:Ink? Nope. (78 comments)

that is the creepiest thing i've read all day.

4 days ago

Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

rogoshen1 Re:"Compatible" (94 comments)

show me one god damn thing any of these IP companies have done that could be conveyed as 'pro-consumer' in the past 15 odd years. Tell me who the real leaches are.

4 days ago

FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

rogoshen1 Re:Really? (125 comments)

Rachel? really? I thought she was doing pretty well for herself financially. Joey on the other hand.. After the show ended, his career went no where.. One would think he'd have saved enough to avoid having to do telemarketing.. but alas..

about two weeks ago

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

rogoshen1 Re:Not if you use the Virtuix Omni (154 comments)

So is that why those little shits constantly kick the back of the seat? to stave off motion sickness?

about two weeks ago

Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

rogoshen1 Re:No excuses left (390 comments)

corporations are not people. (fuck you citizens united.) Corporations exist *only* because the state gave them the go-ahead, in the form a charter. Rapacious pursuit of profit at the expense of society should be grounds for having the charter yanked, and the corporation dissolved.

about two weeks ago

Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

rogoshen1 Re:But scarcity! (390 comments)

As I understand it, the main issue is the right-of-ways and last mile infrastructure that allows Comcast/Verizon to act like monopolies. With muni-broadband, once the rights to lay down fiber (or whatever medium is used) are secured, actually upgrading the system is considerably cheaper and easier. It's getting past the barriers raised by ... and this is very surprising!... existing telcos!

Electric co-ops / utility boards are probably a better example of how it would work for municipal broadband rather than roads. Many many many areas rely on publicly owned co-ops for electrical service, and it works just fine.

Besides, what's happened is we've paid telcos to upgrade their infrastructure, which they didn't do, and now they cry foul anytime there's a bit of competition. I think they had their chance to represent the public interest -- so screw em.

about two weeks ago

Microsoft's Missed Opportunities: Memo From 1997

rogoshen1 Re:So... about this memo (161 comments)

Only if you memorize more than 3 consecutive words, write a summary, or link to it (without prior written approval). Otherwise, you're good to go mister dude.

about two weeks ago

Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

rogoshen1 Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (300 comments)

Not sure if this is a 'whoosh' moment, but should all companies just coast into being irrelevant? If they didn't spend money on tablet/phone/whatever development -- IE new products, eventually their cash-cows will dry up, and they'll be left with nothing.

about two weeks ago

Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

rogoshen1 Re:Good for them (138 comments)

Is this possibly why the 'south park channel' on Plex suddenly stopped working? :(

about two weeks ago


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