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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

Timothy Hartman Re:Why does Apple charge for Mac OSX? (47 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 half an hour ago

Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

Timothy Hartman Re:Its not just low end phones (289 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?

3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Timothy Hartman Hair Stylist (507 comments)

Get some experience doing nails just in case.

about a week ago

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

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

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

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 three weeks ago

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

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

+9001 Funny.

about three weeks ago

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

Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

Timothy Hartman Re:Dup (358 comments)

timothy's best posts are dupes. It's the original stuff that you need to watch out for.

about a month ago

The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

Timothy Hartman Re:Tuning it out? (254 comments)

For the $50 promotional advertising credit I got with my dog's Facebook he pulled down 7,500 fans. Granted he is not a brand, but there is some effectiveness with them. I personally haven't used Facebook outside of the pages (which are naturally ad free), so I can't testify to the experience for those who do. I don't want to keep tabs on people, but Squinky demands fame.

about 1 month ago

Oracle Buying Micros Systems For $5.3 Billion

Timothy Hartman Re:Got the name wrong (71 comments)

The company's name is MICROS Systems, Inc.. Not that bad a job butchering it really by omitting the Inc.

about 1 month ago

Microsoft's Cloud Storage Service OneDrive Now Offers 15GB For Free

Timothy Hartman Re:Just in! (99 comments)

It's pretty amazing news really when you think that there are only a dozen or so other companies that are better liked and have better offerings doing the same thing for free.
In all seriousness though at $7 a month for 1 TB and Office 365 the people who still insist on Microsoft Office are getting a pretty good deal compared to $10 a month for 1 TB and Google Apps. I personally prefer Google Apps over Microsoft Office and prefer not having to use either in general, but the interoperability between other people still stuck in Office is undeniable. A few phone calls from people who use Office everyday but have no clue what they are doing who struggle with files from Google Docs makes having a copy around worth it.

about a month ago

Synaptics Buys Key Apple Supplier

Timothy Hartman Re:really be an opportunity for us... (38 comments)

No way. Apple left them for dead when they leaked new iPods. They can kiss Apple's business goodbye very soon unless they have something important patent wise that precludes them from doing so.

about a month and a half ago

Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

Timothy Hartman Re:Not disabling ads (142 comments)

It not working takes out the incentive to moderate and log in, though.

about a month and a half ago

Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Timothy Hartman White Moto X (711 comments)

I constantly have people refer to my Moto X as an iPhone and tell me that it's natural for me to use an iPhone since I work on a lot of Macs. I don't think the Slashdot crowd are the type to get duped, but I can recount tons of people who went in for iPhones and were sold on Galaxy S3 by Verizon sales critters. I don't think really either is going to make for a better life more than the next. You can play Angry Birds while you poop with either equally effectively.

about 2 months ago


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