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San Francisco Airport Testing Beacon System For Blind Travelers

sbrown7792 Re:Priorities (61 comments)

But if they help the traveler leave, how will they extract more money out of them?
Won't somebody think of the 'convenience' shops selling $10 candy?!

about a month and a half ago
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DOJ Complains About Getting a Warrant To Search Mobile Phones

sbrown7792 Somebody call a wambulance (178 comments)

Digital or not, it's someone's property. Get over yourself and get a warrant to search/seize it.

tech-savvy criminals will be able to cover up or destroy evidence contained on their phones before the police can crack [it] open

And fire-savvy criminals will be able to cover up or destroy evidence contained in their house. What's the difference?

about 5 months ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

sbrown7792 Re:Three words (323 comments)

"2 dozen channels"

You must have missed the part of the article that laments the fact that "the future of digital TV and movies is destined to be fragmented across several services..."

If you have to hop between 2 dozen services to get to your content, whereas 'pirates' can get basically anything they want from one central location, that is where the media industry has failed.

about 6 months ago
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Goodbye, Google Voice

sbrown7792 Re:Silent MMS dropping is a deal breaker (166 comments)

Strange, I've never had a problem with that. I'm on AT&T and whenever someone sends me MMS, I get a text saying "MMS Recieved" and an email with the media as an attachment, within seconds. It's far from ideal, but at least for me its not silent.

about 6 months ago
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Gmail's 'Unsubscribe' Tool Comes Out of the Weeds

sbrown7792 Re:Did Google do this right? (129 comments)

They do. If you look here, Google states that:

If a sender continues to send you email after you tried to unsubscribe from their messages, new messages from this sender will go directly to Spam.

Google has their shit together when it comes to filtering spam

about 7 months ago
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High-Gain Patch Antennas Boost Wi-Fi Capacity In Crowded Lecture Halls

sbrown7792 Re:"New" high gain antennae? (104 comments)

Well, they're "new" in the sense that they just purchased them, and knowing how much red tape there can be at universities, I'd say that is something to be impressed at.

about a year ago
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NSA Broke Into Links Between Google, Yahoo Datacenters

sbrown7792 Re:Terms of Service violation (394 comments)

And because that's a well known fact means that Google can't just block THOSE companies too?

about a year ago
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First New Top-Level Domains Added To the Root Zone

sbrown7792 Phishing (106 comments)

And phishers everywhere rejoiced

about a year ago
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Wi-Fi Light Bulbs Shipping Soon

sbrown7792 Re:Subtle mind control (401 comments)

Then comes the malware which makes all the lights in your house turn on except for the ones in the room you're currently in... which would be ever so frustrating (and tempting)

about a year ago
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Google Glass Banned At Google Shareholder Meeting

sbrown7792 Also not included: (151 comments)

Anything with a camera... who would have thought Glass would be any different? I'm confused as to why anyone would be surprised about this.

about a year ago
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Should Congress Telecommute?

sbrown7792 Re:only if it saves money (213 comments)

Hell no! They'll give themselves a raise for being 'green' since they don't have to travel anymore!

about a year and a half ago
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Are Lenovo's ThinkPads Getting Worse?

sbrown7792 Yes (271 comments)

While we all know about Betteridge's Law, the answer here is yes.

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S4

sbrown7792 Re:Eh, that's it? (619 comments)

I can't think of any line of phones where I would want to have each iteration.

Tell that to the Apple Fanbois

about a year and a half ago
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Project To Build Dual-Booting Linux, Android Tablet For $100

sbrown7792 Patents? (114 comments)

There was literally just a story on why we wouldn't be seeing this type of thing... I'm all for this, but I can see this getting sued into oblivion :(

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Stands In the Way of a Truly Solar-Powered Airliner?

sbrown7792 Batteries. (590 comments)

The capacity and weight as well as power delivery, for taking off (with clouds above) and night flights.

about 2 years ago
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Asus Announces x86 Transformer

sbrown7792 Yeah, but (203 comments)

Can it run Crysis?

more than 2 years ago
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Chemists Make Olympic Rings On a Molecular Scale

sbrown7792 Re:Hardcoded famous trademark (89 comments)

IIRC, a trademark's lifespan is dictated by how long it is actively defended (in this case, by the IOC or whatever).

more than 2 years ago

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