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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

Timothy Hartman Re:No SD card, non-removable battery (201 comments)

Get a Blu Dash 5.5 or something like that then. There are a ton of choices. Blue, ZTE, Huwei, and others all make things with plenty of choices. I'm not going to suggest someone buy some farkle brand in order to simply disprove that there aren't modern phones with replaceable batteries.

I don't consider Apple, Samsung, HTC, or LG to be any less evil than the next one. Couple in whatever your carrier is, there is little to no chance there isn't a scumbag or two in the experience.

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Launches Mobile Maxwell GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M Notebook Graphics

Timothy Hartman Graphics Card News (29 comments)

Graphics card news has been virtually the same since 1999 with the exception of not seeing games that meet future gen card specs on launch. The incentive to run your current gen games at faster than eyeballs speed on a laptop has to have lost its charm when people who purchase high end laptops would prefer portability of ultra books and anyone who demands the performance and travels can ship their desktops to the competitions they are in to need them.

The launches of the laptops that actually support these just felt flat to me from what I saw. Honestly who wants that big a hunk of appliance on their lap at this age? The audience for laptops as big as early 2000 era laptops has to be getting slim. With laptop sales being so flat and performance gamers being what they are it doesn't make any sense for the people who have bought $600 cards every six months to want to be behind again on a $3000 lappy.

Maybe I'm just getting crotchety and I have a 670M.

about two weeks ago
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Adobe Spies On Users' eBook Libraries

Timothy Hartman Re:Time for some crapflooding. (150 comments)

If they aren't encrypting they probably aren't set up on whatever is reading these for SQL injection or all sorts of other fun. Could be hilarious actually.

about two weeks ago
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Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

Timothy Hartman Re:Alternate title (299 comments)

or Dice Clickbait Cancer

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

Timothy Hartman Republic Wireless (209 comments)

$40 unlimited. nuff said.

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Timothy Hartman Re:Windows Nein (399 comments)

The
Windows
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For those who don't speak German.

about three weeks ago
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Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry

Timothy Hartman Re:Stop blaming the Soviets (151 comments)

Perhaps to you, but to Russia at the time they valued the industry over nature. I'm sure now that the area affected is no longer part of Russia they have no intention to get rid of farmland to improve nature in countries they no longer control.

about three weeks ago
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

Timothy Hartman Re:Why? (171 comments)

Why did I have to perform a search on dogpile to figure out Bing was?

about three weeks ago
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Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards

Timothy Hartman Re:Swift is MIA in TFA (69 comments)

This is the first Dice article I've seen linked and it did not disappoint when it came to disappointing. I think anyone who has looked at Mac OS X from even the most casual development end or UI customizing end already knows at least a little Interface Builder. I was using it in the first four releases of OS X to fix poorly designed interfaces just because as a graphic artist things like that drive you crazy and it is just as easy to edit the nibs than to explain to the devs.

You are absolutely right. This has nothing to do with programming and very little to do with Interface Builder.

Apple's own docs are way better a starting point than this cringeworthy shameless Dice promotion with third rate screen shots. They could have at least had someone with a bit of experience make the screens so it didn't look like it was done by someone who hasn't ever used the application.

about three weeks ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

Timothy Hartman Re:Someone's going to complain (208 comments)

a) Their constitution is based on ours. b) It's not really standard surveying work when it is targeting a specific area to collect money from tax evaders with drones and it is most certainly invasive if they are comparing it against people's tax documents.

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

Timothy Hartman Re:Can't be pirated? (358 comments)

I already can't listen to U2, so I think they are well on their way.

about a month ago
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Indiana University Researchers Get $1 Million Grant To Study Memes

Timothy Hartman Re:Let me help them (126 comments)

He had a meme, but he ated it.

about 2 months ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

Timothy Hartman Re:Informative winners list (180 comments)

Considering it was one spot from the bottom of the list you only disregarded Game of Thrones.

about 2 months ago
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Feds: Red Light Camera Firm Paid For Chicago Official's Car, Condo

Timothy Hartman Re:Offtopic: Messages and Karma Lost (115 comments)

I'm sure we can rule out posting offtopic as a possibility.

about 2 months ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Timothy Hartman Re:In b4 hipsters (146 comments)

That's why I like ProgressQuest. The gear farms itself. No subscription fees.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Drops Spurious Fees When Customer Reveals Recording

Timothy Hartman Re:Automated notice not necessary here (368 comments)

In my state all the calls are recorded anonymously for my safety as well as the safety of my country. Freedom isn't free after all.

about 2 months ago

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