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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

teeloo Re: Um. WRONG. (323 comments)

I use a VPN service specially targeted at Netflix users and I can switch between any of the Netflix regions. In addition, this works in almost all the countries I have been to including Hong Kong, UK, Spain... The content available so far is diverse enough to keep me interested.

about 9 months ago
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3,500 Year Old Florida Tree Dies of Natural Causes

teeloo Re:Sigh (206 comments)

Interesting facts. Terrible writing. ("mileniums"?).

more than 2 years ago
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Mechanic's Mistake Trashes $244 Million Aircraft

teeloo Tool outlines (428 comments)

How about doing what every handyman does in his garage: hanging the tools on a board and tracing an outline of all of them.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Who Downloaded Bomb Recipes Jailed For 2 Years

teeloo Re:where do I turn myself in (741 comments)

...And I'm thinking of pressing the "History Erasor" button! I think I have Space Madness!

more than 2 years ago
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Statisticians Uncover the Mathematics of a Serial Killer

teeloo Yeah I saw that on... (164 comments)

Numb3rs already. Yawn.

more than 2 years ago
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Looking Back At the Commodore 64

teeloo Those were the days... (263 comments)

I was in high school at the time and did all my essays on the C64. Boy did it make things so much easier than using a typewriter (or pen and paper for that matter!). The only problem was that you couldn't type more than about 10 pages at a time before it ran out of memory. Most of my assignments ended up being done in parts...

more than 2 years ago
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77 Million Accounts Stolen From Playstation Network

teeloo Re:passwords? (645 comments)

Not only that:

- If you wanted to play any of the games online, you had to have a PSN account. Which meant you had to provide a credit card whether you were ever going to buy anything or not.

NOT TRUE. You can create PS3 accounts without having to provide any cc info. I have done so many times for the GT5 birthday/gift car cheat.

more than 3 years ago
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77 Million Accounts Stolen From Playstation Network

teeloo Re:passwords? (645 comments)

Well actually if you're on Netflix US, you can still log on and watch as normal on the PS3. Netflix Canada does not work though. I have both accounts, so this is from personal experience.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Gmail Motion Beta

teeloo B- (104 comments)

C'mon, that's just stupid. You couldn't come up with something better than this for April Fools?

more than 3 years ago
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Tesla Sues BBC's Top Gear For Libel

teeloo Not only that, (547 comments)

the Tesla is an American car. Top Gear has always made fun/trashed of American cars because of their poor handling, cheap quality, under-engineering, crappy mileage, etc.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Arrested For Linking To Online Videos

teeloo Way to get around it... (308 comments)

I wonder if one can get around being a "linking site" by simply removing the HREF's, leaving just the text of the links. Then one would have to copy/paste instead of just clicking.

more than 3 years ago
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TSA To Retest Full Body Scanners For Radiation

teeloo AVG (199 comments)

This sets a new bar for incompetence. Its almost comical that they are admitting that someone didn't divide by 10 to get an average, but instead *added* the numbers together. This smells like its too dumb to be true, and they are hiding something.

more than 3 years ago
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Ex-Microsoft CTO Writes $625 Cookbook

teeloo Groundbreaking? (176 comments)

I don't see how this breaks any new ground. Ferran Adria has had all his work documented in his El Bulli volumes since the 80's and he is widely recognized as being the most influencial chef of the last decade, if not of all time. Even Heston Blumenthal is a prior advocate of using science in cooking, with his "Kitchen Kemistry" TV series. I'm sorry but Nathan Myhrvold is a barbecue champion, and is a nobody in the gastronomic world. This project smells of something an American would do -- that is, "bigger". I don't see how anyone can just make a recipe book without having the recipes stand the test of a public trial (that is, served in a real restaurant at the mercy of real critics).

more than 3 years ago
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Man Pays $200,000 To Save Fake Online Girlfriend

teeloo I know there's (464 comments)

a funny Mastercard commercial in this somewhere....

more than 3 years ago
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Secrets of a Memory Champion

teeloo As shown by Derren Brown (290 comments)

The "memory places" technique is exactly what Derren Brown uses in one of his shows (I think it was Trick of the Mind): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1mweFSqACU In this sequence, Derren plays blackjack and explains exactly how he is able to memorize the decks of cards in real time.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

teeloo Loving it! (2058 comments)

This is the exact sort of thing that makes me love your wonderful country!
Keep up the great work America. Its keeping my "pro" US FB page filled with great content.
Pukka.

more than 4 years ago
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Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

teeloo Re:What's the payback on an Escalade? (762 comments)

That's not a valid question in this case. You need to compare the costs of running the different versions of the same model, ie - gasoline/hybrid or gasoline/diesel.

more than 4 years ago

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System-wide Air Canada computer glitch

teeloo teeloo writes  |  more than 7 years ago

teeloo writes "This morning, Air Canada experienced what they called "a communications error between the airline's central reservation system and computer systems at airports across Canada". This forced them to manually check in passengers (taking s long as 20 minutes per). Does anyone know exactly what happens technically when this communications breakdown occurs? I mean, don't they have redundancies in place?"
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