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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

suprcvic Yes, they matter. (253 comments)

I recently switched from Verizon to Cricket to save some money and went from a Galaxy S4 to a Galaxy Express. The S4 was snappy, no lag opening apps, unlocked right away and so on. The Express would often lag switching apps or even unlocking the screen. When I had it synced via bluetooth with my car stereo and I would skip a song, it would take 3 or 4 seconds to actually skip, where the S4 was instantaneous. I know it seems petty, but when you're used to speed, it's hard to go back. I ended up biting the bullet and getting a Nexus 5. Life is good again.

about 3 months ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

suprcvic I'm no hardware expert (358 comments)

I'm no hardware expert so the following question isn't rhetorical. How hard is it really to capture the audio output going to your speakers? Unless they put some kind of encryption into them like with HDMI, it seems to me that they are a little short sighted to say the least saying this is non-piratable.

about 3 months ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

suprcvic Re:They always told me I was so smart... (243 comments)

I was in a similar situation. My parents always told me I was so smart because I could do some things on the computer so I pursued a career in IT. Most miserable 10 years of my life. What was once a hobby, became a chore that I wasn't any good at because I only enjoyed doing the things I was interested in. If I wasn't interested in it, like networking, servers, and such, I completely lacked motivation to do it. I've since found my passion and am on my way to working in that field.

about 4 months ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

suprcvic Why was I an underachiever? (227 comments)

I should have tried harder in high school and college so I could really understand all this space stuff.

about 5 months ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

suprcvic Depth perception? (468 comments)

How would this effect the pilots depth perception? If it did, would it even matter?

about 5 months ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

suprcvic Re:All smart watches suck (242 comments)

No, but I own a small shop with a couple of rental computers and I'm seeing more and more (young) people who don't even know access the web on anything other than their smart phone let alone write software and build a circuit.

about 6 months ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

suprcvic Re:All smart watches suck (242 comments)

Because, you know, everybody is an engineer.

about 6 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

suprcvic Re:I skipped Windows 7... (681 comments)

Just wait for a few iterations of Mac OS until Apple says the latest one will not work on your still perfectly functional hardware.

about 6 months ago
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House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary

suprcvic Re:Democrats voted (932 comments)

In theory it gets atrociously bad politicians out of office. I've never seen it work in practice though. They did it to Cynthia McKinney here in Georgia but then the voters in that district got stuck with Hank Johnson who thought Guam was going to tip over so I don't think they really came out ahead on that one.

about 6 months ago
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Grand Theft Auto V For Modern Platforms Confirmed

suprcvic Re:Can I play with my friends? (133 comments)

It's technically possible. War Thunder just arrived for PS4 and there is cross-platform gameplay. PS4 players are easily denoted in-game by the * next to their name which doesn't do them any favors since the general consensus is that keyboard/mouse controls are far superior to controller.

about 6 months ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

suprcvic So... (474 comments)

So other comcast customers can stroll through and leech my bandwidth, that I pay for? Good thing I don't use a comcast wifi router.

about 6 months ago
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Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

suprcvic This is new? (415 comments)

This was happening to me 2 years ago. How is this just now becoming "news"?

about 7 months ago
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Steve Jobs Defied Convention, and Perhaps the Law

suprcvic Who cares? (311 comments)

When you've got billions of dollars in the bank, who cares if what you're doing is illegal. The worst that will happen to large corporations is some fines numbering in the millions which is peanuts to them. Now if you or I did this, we'd be out of business.

about 7 months ago
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Nissan Develops a Self-Cleaning Car

suprcvic Self-cleaning or just repellent? (94 comments)

Self-cleaning sounds a whole lot cooler and is a better marketing term, but it's not really self-cleaning, it just repels things. Not really the same thing.

about 8 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

suprcvic What's in a name? (469 comments)

New violins don't have cool names like Stradivarius though. That name is so epic, it could make anything look or sound high brow and expensive. Stradivarius Coffee, home of the $75 latte. Stradivarius Bounce House, let your kids bounce around for only $125/hr. Stradivarius Water, Anything less, will dehydrate you, only $49.99 per 8oz bottle made out of the finest Stradivarius plastics. With a name like that, people will pay anything.

about 8 months ago
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Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

suprcvic Not according to my microbiology instructor (497 comments)

He insists that since scientists just attribute whatever they can't explain to "random chance" (Can't recall ever hearing one actually utter those words) there must be an intelligent designer. Yeah, I'm dropping the class and complaining to the department head. 'Merica.

about 9 months ago
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NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water In Martian Meteorite

suprcvic Another misleading title (41 comments)

I read the title and thought they'd actually found water, only to find out it was hundreds of millions of years ago that it was there.

about 10 months ago
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Spotify's Own Math Suggests Musicians Are Still Getting Hosed

suprcvic Everyone always seems to forget... (244 comments)

Middlemen aside, everyone always seems to forget that you have to price a product at what the customers are willing to pay for it while still making a profit for yourself after paying royalties, salaries, etc.... If the artists feel they aren't getting paid enough through this medium, they need to branch out to other mediums and find other ways to make money on their product. They can't just say "I want X amount of dollars each month or X amount for each play" and expect any sane businessperson to take them seriously without factoring in the costs associated with offering the service.

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