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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Timothy Hartman Re:Time Shifting? (258 comments)

Correction, they lost him. Maybe he was what was holding them back from the other 160,000 members.

4 hours ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Timothy Hartman Re:Time Shifting? (258 comments)

Well they did add Gary Haber after he was dead. Zombies can be pretty convincing.

4 hours ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Timothy Hartman Re:Time Shifting? (258 comments)

They went to the trouble of selecting The Coraline Theme. That shows they have some dedication. The nefarious threat of having the power of a $40 mp3 player built in to vehicles should be reckoned with and you have to applaud them for choosing Wordpress for their method to do so.

8 hours ago
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3-D Printing Comes To Amazon

Timothy Hartman Re:Strength (61 comments)

What they mean is there is literally a bazillion materials. So many materials that if you saw the list you'd literally die.

yesterday
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Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

Timothy Hartman Re:this post brought to you (96 comments)

Reading the article it seemed pretty pro Oracle in that they have a unique offering their competitors cannot get that is tailored to their database software. The idea that the processors can activate cores on their own doesn't seem to be an issue as the up charge is per processor. Maybe I'm ignorant and having multicore systems be treated as a multiprocessor system, but the person licensing should be fully aware when buying grossly overpriced hardware to run their grossly overpriced software what they are getting in to and will happily pay for the performance.

2 days ago
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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream

Timothy Hartman Re:Well, to be fair... (116 comments)

Chess players are drug tested like athletes in traditional sports. Wonder if eSports will do the same.

5 days ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

Timothy Hartman Re:Why does Apple charge for Mac OSX? (165 comments)

The don't charge for Mac OS X actually anymore. Didn't last revision cycle and the previous two versions were $29 and $19 respectively.

about a week ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Timothy Hartman Re:Its not just low end phones (290 comments)

I shop specifically for a phone that doesn't have terrible software, or can take Cyanogenmod. The S3 had laughably bad software, which I replaced immediately after getting my free Dropbox space. I got a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 and without Cyanogenmod it just sits.

Bennet should have enough sense to buy a decent phone even if getting a cheap one. Most complaints in the article could be solved by replacing the keyboard and messaging apps. Screen capture is pretty easy via app also. What's more, after penning the first article about getting a terrible phone, wouldn't a rational human being not get another terrible phone or at least return it within the two weeks when it is painfully apparent they made a mistake?

about two weeks ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

Timothy Hartman Re:What Could Go Wrong? (205 comments)

The ball gags would be nice for some adults too. They could sell quite a few of these fetishmobiles.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Timothy Hartman Hair Stylist (509 comments)

Get some experience doing nails just in case.

about two weeks ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Timothy Hartman Re:So this means... (214 comments)

I was using a figure greater than the world's GDP to make it an obvious exaggeration, but that's a huge whoosh. Software piracy was supposed to be $59 billion in 2010 and movie piracy $58 billion in 2011. The figures are made up and don't matter. It's just numbers to help Washington justify staying in their back pockets. The notion of a lost sale becomes pretty apparent when you see people who fill terabyte hard drives with terrible music. When a college student with an income downloads in a quarter more content than they will earn in a lifetime you can hardly consider that person as a lost sale.

about two weeks ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Timothy Hartman Re:I'll confess (214 comments)

January is when they let people's wallets recover.

about two weeks ago
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Economist: File Sharing's Impact On Movies Is Modest At Most

Timothy Hartman Re:So this means... (214 comments)

They were losing trillions of dollars a day before their efforts and probably are only able to write down a few hundred billion in losses at the hands of these insidious thieves. I'd say you'd be a fool to not think their efforts were worth it.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Timothy Hartman Re:Bill Gates (311 comments)

The Joint Photographic Experts Group probably had a hand in this too.

about three weeks ago
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Dwarf Fortress Gets Biggest Update In Years

Timothy Hartman Progress Quest (138 comments)

More of a Progress Quest fan. No sense learning all those commands when the game can do it for you.

about three weeks ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Timothy Hartman Re:Christmas is coming early this year (702 comments)

Most non-Samsung phones have batteries that are not accessible, including the Nexus 5, most LG, most Motos, and tons of others. Many Samsung owner I know don't know they can replace their battery also. Most don't know the difference between a SIM and MicroSD card either.

about three weeks ago
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Employees Staying Away From Internal Corporate Social Networks

Timothy Hartman Re:Yammer (131 comments)

At the time I was trying Yammer out it did not have support for animated GIFs. If it did I'd probably be able to get 99% of my job done by reducing email server's load of animated deliciousness.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Timothy Hartman Re:Better yet... (536 comments)

+9001 Funny.

about a month ago
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The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code

Timothy Hartman Re:DLC? (178 comments)

downloadable content. Day one downloadable content is the real cancer where you don't get the whole game unless you pay extra.

about a month ago

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