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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

seinman Re:It's 2014 (349 comments)

Not always. I recently bought an Ikea coffee table, and was surprised to find that my laser mouse does not work accurately on it. It does work, to a degree, but the cursor skips around the screen a lot, so it's clearly not properly tracking the surface. I put down a mouse pad and all is well again, so it's definitely an issue with the Ikea table and not something else like Bluetooth range, battery charge, etc. The coffee table in question is the Lack, and the mouse is the Apple Bluetooth Mighty Mouse, if anyone wants to try to re-create this.

about 2 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

seinman Re:Lies (544 comments)

This is true. And even if they did know it was electric, they may not know what an electric car sounds like. Until my wife bought a Prius, I had no idea myself; I had never been near enough to a running electric vehicle to hear their sounds.

about 5 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

seinman Re:Lies (544 comments)

Every professional editor in the world would add engine noise to a shot of an operating automobile. It's one of those things that you do without even thinking about, because generally you will receive footage (especially if it's b-roll) that has poor audio quality. The editor probably dropped it in like he/she would always do, without stopping to think "hey, that's an electric car, so that silence i'm hearing in the footage SHOULD be there." I would most certainly consider that an editing error.

about 5 months ago
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4K Is For Programmers

seinman Re:Too big (520 comments)

Actually, 3840x2160 is used in "4K" TVs because it's exactly four times the resolution of 1080p (double in each direction), which makes scaling up existing content much easier. According to Wikipedia, 4K also covers a lot of different resolutions that are near 4000, from 3840 all the way up to 4096. Just like how a lot of TVs are advertised as "32-inch class" because they're 31.5 inches. Close enough to make general comparisons.

about 8 months ago
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How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

seinman Re:Fitting rooms (385 comments)

One of the primary reasons that Amazon prices are so low is because they don't have any retail buildings to staff and maintain. If they start buying up stores and stocking them with staff, equipment, and merchandise, they will lose that edge.

about 10 months ago
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NJ Court: Sending a Text Message To a Driver Could Make You Liable For Crash

seinman No wonder... (628 comments)

No wonder everybody hates New Jersey.

1 year,3 days
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My ISP...

seinman Re:Missing option (290 comments)

I was going to respond and say the exact same thing. Comcast keeps claiming that they have a 250 GB/month cap, but I am going well over this every single month (sometimes double) and I have never once gotten an extra charge or even a notice that I have broken the cap.

1 year,8 days
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Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

seinman Nintendo (288 comments)

Super Nintendo, of course.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Friendly Video Streaming?

seinman Re:Backwards (147 comments)

I went with a Mac. The Mac Mini is perfect for this sort of setup, and runs all the software I need it to (XBMC, Plex, etc) and plays all the formats I want (I use VLC), AND streams everything I want (Hulu, Netflix). Never crashes, has a built in IR reciever that I use with a Harmony remote, and uses very little electricity.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Flagged Channels For XBMC PVR?

seinman Re:Don't try it, it's illegal (328 comments)

Live broadcasts. For me, it's sports. There are a lot of sporting events that I want to watch that are only on cable/satellite. Even if there was someone torrenting sporting events (I've looked high and low, unless it's the super bowl, this doesn't exist), I would still rather watch most of them live.

about a year and a half ago
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'Hobbit' Creates Big Data Challenge

seinman Re:Bring back the intermission. (245 comments)

Most people pee before the film starts, and do not need to again until it is over. Two to three hours is not long to wait. The few idiots who don't think of that or drink so much pop that they can't hold it anymore are the only ones who would need an intermission.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is Your New Years Eve Tradition?

seinman Re:Pet owner (256 comments)

I will blow up what I want, when I want. It's not my fault your dog is a pussy.

about a year and a half ago
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The Coming Wave of In-Dash Auto System Obsolescence

seinman Re:No fancy gizmos please... (445 comments)

I hear you can get maps printed on this material called paper, and they bind many of them together into a booklet. Sounds scary, but people tell me it's usable.

about 2 years ago
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How We'll Get To 54.5 Mpg By 2025

seinman Re:My Civic CRX got 56 MPG in 1985 (717 comments)

Safety standards, or lack thereof. Cars have to be heavy now to pass the government-required safety tests. Lighter materials don't hold up as well in an accident.

about 2 years ago
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Budget 27" IPS Displays From Korea Are For Real

seinman Re:I bought one 4 months ago! (266 comments)

True, which is why a lot of people will open the display and test it in the store before they pay for it. Apple doesn't mind, because hey, they're buying an $800 monitor. They just seal up the rejects and sell them to less anal people.

more than 2 years ago
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Ten Cops Can't Recover Police Chief's Son's iPhone

seinman Re:Still useful. (277 comments)

Who said anything about an iPhone? The OP just said cell phone, and didn't mention the "Find my iPhone" app or anything, just "GPS tracking." My brother had a $10 flip phone that had that feature. We had a service called family locator, and even the cheapest phones they sold supported it. I don't see a problem with giving a child an inexpensive cell phone, especially since pay phones are few and far between these days.

more than 2 years ago
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20 Years of GSM and SMS

seinman Re:20 years later... (157 comments)

Alice will notice the difference. The text balloons for SMS messages are green, and they're blue for iMessages. It also says "Text message" or "iMessage" in the text box before you start typing your message to indicate how the message will be sent.

more than 2 years ago
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to SlashdotTV! (Video)

seinman Re:No. (203 comments)

Exactly. I have been regularly reading Slashdot for about 10 years now. I come here for the comments, mostly. I tend to get the actual stories/articles earlier from other sites that I frequent, but the conversation here is always insightful. Yes, even now, I still feel that way; although the quality of the comments have gone downhill from the early days.

more than 2 years ago
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What the iPad 3 Looks Like

seinman Re:It's the accessories market, stupid. (471 comments)

I do know a lot of people with iPads. I work in an environment where I see dozens every day. About half just have a smart cover, but the other half have all kinds of different cases and keyboards. The iPad accessory market is certainly thriving.

more than 2 years ago

Submissions

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Ask Slashdot: What's the best way to allow wedding guests to share photos?

seinman seinman writes  |  more than 2 years ago

seinman (463076) writes "I recently got engaged, and am in the process of setting up a website with information about us and our wedding. Now that everyone has digital cameras and camera phones, there will be hundreds of pictures taken by our guests that I'd love to have access to original, high quality copies of. I'd like to set up a page on our site where guests can upload their personal photos from the event. It would have to be private so nobody else can see each user's photos, but it has to be easy for all of our guests to understand and use. I was considering printing cards with instructions and/or a unique password for each user to hand out at the reception to help accommodate this requirement. Are there any good software packages (preferably open source of course) that would make this easy? I am not skilled in HTML or scripting, so would be unable to roll my own."

Journals

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I love moderation sometimes

seinman seinman writes  |  about 11 years ago

I got a -1, Funny score on my most recent comment. I find that comical.

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Sometimes moderation bites the big one

seinman seinman writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Usually slashdot's moderation system is kind to me. Probably because the majority of my posts are either informative or funny. It says "excellent," but simple math tells me that my karma would be at 50 if they still had the number system in place.

Anyway, today I posted a comment which I thought to me quite humorous. You can read it here. It got one funny mod, and several troll and flamebait.

I guess some people just don't have a very good sense of humor. My karma's still excellent, of course, but i'm slowly losing faith in the moderation system. I once thought it was great, because by reading at +3 I got all good comments. Sometimes I read at -1 just for the hell of it, and see a lot of good stuff that just didn't get modded up as it should. Damn moderators. I should metamod. I didn't before because i'm lazy. I never get real mod points because I come here too often. Another /. fuckup in my mind, because when I did get mod points, I was always metamodded as fair.

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Slashdot getting kinky

seinman seinman writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Is it just me, or does the icon for first person shooter games look like a penis pump?

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La la la

seinman seinman writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I have nothing to say. I just made an entry for the hell of it. Oh yeah, and watch Six Feet Under on HBO Sunday nights, because I said so.

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