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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

thetoadwarrior Re:I won't notice (331 comments)

You need some super specs then.

4 days ago
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Researchers Use Siri To Steal Data From iPhones

thetoadwarrior Big deal out of nothing (55 comments)

It's interesting but hardly a concern given the requirements to make it work.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

thetoadwarrior Re:Found something you can't buy? (273 comments)

I'm not sure what space has to do with this and if such a person exists you seem to be the only person that holds a grudge against them.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

thetoadwarrior Found something you can't buy? (273 comments)

A collection of obscenely wealthy guys are upset that life won't let them get their way. Maybe if they at least admit they're scared shitless about it they can get their way.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

thetoadwarrior Re: Makes sense. (629 comments)

All the carriers work with Apple and they've got no control over iPhone. It's easy to blame the carriers but it's not even like Google had to do it first. Apple set a precedent and Google choose to do another way. A way that just happens to make it hard to lay blame on anyone in particular.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

thetoadwarrior Re: Makes sense. (629 comments)

OEMs won't have anything to push out if Google doesn't provide a patch.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

thetoadwarrior Re: Makes sense. (629 comments)

I had a G1 and that definitely quit receiving updates before the 2year contract ended. You'd think Google would try to forward the best image for their debut android device. I've got a friend who has a hard-on for android so he's always stuck with them despite his experiences on updates are similar. His argument is that he can root it which is correct but you should not need to root the thing just to get updates and the vast majority of people can't or won't do that.

about two weeks ago
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Google Throws Microsoft Under Bus, Then Won't Patch Android Flaw

thetoadwarrior Re: Makes sense. (629 comments)

It feels like Google rigged things so they don't have to take responsibility for their mistakes. Of course it's consumers that get screwed not that Google cares since their real customers are advertisers.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome For OS X Catches Up With Safari's Emoji Support

thetoadwarrior What about battery life (104 comments)

Chrome has awful battery life compared to any other browser. We need that more than smilies.

about two weeks ago
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Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground

thetoadwarrior Re:Duck Duck Go (155 comments)

Same here, DDG more than covers what I need. There's few things I need google for and half the time it's that I'm just not happy with DDG's image results so I'll check google and unfortunately often google won't have what I want either.

about three weeks ago
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Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground

thetoadwarrior Re:Thank the Mozilla Foundation (155 comments)

Yeah but no one else is silly enough to have 12 profiles. Besides every one who doesn't use Google has to do switch. So I can't muster up any sympathy.

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

thetoadwarrior Re: Modern Technology (189 comments)

Well that and Mt. Rushmore among other far more modern structures and if the old roman, victorian, or whatever stuff is still standing then it will be thanks us. In fact in another 2000 years arguably there may be no original pieces left on some if not all structures. But who am I to break the circle jerk of how things have gone to shit and everything was better in the old days.

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

thetoadwarrior Re: Modern Technology (189 comments)

And likewise if you do an image search for roman concrete you can see it still wears away. It's more flexible and more resistant to salt but it still wears away and in fact is apparently weaker. It's a trade-off and all those nice buildings in Italy still require maintenance.

Just look at the colosseum, you can clearly see newer touch-up work. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wi...

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

thetoadwarrior Re: Modern Technology (189 comments)

Like anything else some things fail straight away and some go on forever. If there was something genuinely better about their concrete then all their stuff would have lasted. But everything from paintings to buildings that we want to keep rely on regular maintenance. Yes the Romans have some concrete in water that thanks to materials like volcanic ash last longer but of all the things they built most of it doesn't exist now or requires maintenance. Compared to all things built around the globe a could structures in Italy are insignificant and can't be used to prove all old building methods were superior.

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

thetoadwarrior Re: Modern Technology (189 comments)

Of course we can. We repair the things every year. The fact you don't appear to notice shows how good we are at it.

about three weeks ago
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UK Government Department Still Runs VME Operating System Installed In 1974

thetoadwarrior Re: Modern Technology (189 comments)

That's BS. There are plenty of homes missing now from that era and castles that went to shit too. Saffron Walden in the UK has a castle but you'd probably not notice since it's just a small pile of remains. Famous structures like Ely Cathedral still stand because it gets repaired on an annual basis. There are plenty of bits on it that are only a couple years old at most. They've even got scaffolding all up the side it right now. They've also been digging at the foundation. You underestimate how much effort goes into keeping old buildings going. I've lived in Victorian homes and new build and the maintenance costs are like night and day. My current home might not be around in 500 years but I don't care and why should it? It's not special and there will be far better ways to build homes in that time. Maybe by then all those old Victorian homes will finally be rid bad technology like lead pipes.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

thetoadwarrior If anyone knows about making rubbish (598 comments)

It would be Tumblr. They can't drop in quality because they're already at the bottom.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

thetoadwarrior Re:Any actual examples? (598 comments)

Yeah because hardly anyone uses Safari on Windows. They're primarily a hardware company so providing software to a competing system that has no hardware benefit for them and no one uses would be a dumb move. Also, no one made you upgrade. My 4S is still on 7 and I still see people using 6. You jumped on the bandwagon early, shit broke and you got upset. Likewise you can't blame them when 3rd party software is coded in a way that easily breaks between versions. Most of my software worked on my iphone 6 just fine. There were just a couple games that were busted. When your app store model has people expect to get free upgrades for life just because they paid $5 once for the app then you get app developers that might not do a great job or won't be fussed to upgrade quickly. Yet if these developers wanted payments for major versions you, like many others, would probably complain.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

thetoadwarrior Re:Any actual examples? (598 comments)

Works fine for me. Probably a user error.

about three weeks ago

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Governor Palin's newborn cover up

thetoadwarrior thetoadwarrior writes  |  more than 6 years ago

thetoadwarrior (1268702) writes "Governor Sarah Palin wasn't the best choice for for vice president. She's not even sure what the Vice President does and, while they tried to cover up her support for Obama's energy plan, Google's cache has come to the rescue once again.

However the biggest story is the emerging evidence that her newborn child may be her grandson. Will the traditional media cover this? The photo and video evidence is quite compelling and could lead to one of the biggest political scandals ever if it turns out to be true.

ArcXIX writes:

Yesterday, with the news of Sarah Louise Heath Palin inexplicably being chosen as a Vice-Presidential nominee, the attentive American public was also introduced to her character. Unfortunately for all of us, it was filled with multiple instances of backtracking and outright lies. While Alaskans had been giving her an 80% approval rating, recently 87% of Alaskans polled on the subject of TrooperGate believed she was lying.
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Well, Sarah, I'm calling you a liar. And not even a good one. Trig Paxson Van Palin is not your son. He is your grandson. The sooner you come forward with this revelation to the public, the better.

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