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Apple and AT&T Sued, Again, Over 3G

writerjosh Re:Sue-Happy (230 comments)

Whoever flagged me as a "Troll" can you please identify yourself and tell me why you marked me as a "Troll?" I'd really like to know.

more than 5 years ago
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Apple and AT&T Sued, Again, Over 3G

writerjosh Sue-Happy (230 comments)

These guys are just sue-happy. They see a profitable buisiness (Apple) and want a piece of their pie. Every company that ever existed on the face of the earth has said theirs is the "best". Maybe 3G isn't that fast. Maybe they did hype it a bit, but sue them over it? Jeeze, if every consumer that was dissatisfied with their purchase were to sue, we'd all be in court for a lifetime. Get over it.

more than 4 years ago
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EU Commissioner Wants Standard For Mobile Phone Connectors

writerjosh Re:Too Bad (374 comments)

What's up with this "Troll" flagger? Got nothing better to do, eh? Jeeze. Get over yourself.

more than 5 years ago
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Robotic Prostheses For Human Faces

writerjosh Re:Great (111 comments)

Stop going waaaah, already... all it does is demonstrate that you're being a poor sport about somebody having a different opinion than you. Ones who tag your post as a troll are just as entitled to their opinion as the ones that tagged your post as interesting.

Thanks for the reply, but "Troll" has nothing to do with difference of opinion: it's a designation that the person posting (me) is doing so for spam or to cause trouble. I welcome difference of opinion, but people who mark "Troll" are just lazy because they didn't even read the original story this post was referring to. If so, they would have seen my post as a simple nerd joke. Jeeze. So again, I say "Troll markers, get a life."

more than 5 years ago
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Robotic Prostheses For Human Faces

writerjosh Re:Great (111 comments)

Either way, people marking people as Trolls for no good reason is just rude and abusive (of their power to mark "real" trolls).

more than 5 years ago
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Robotic Prostheses For Human Faces

writerjosh Re:Great (111 comments)

Whoever marked me as a "Troll" should get a life. Look at my karma: Excellent. I post here all the time.

If you don't like my post, fine, but don't mark me as a troll before you do some basic research into who I am.

more than 5 years ago
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Robotic Prostheses For Human Faces

writerjosh Great (111 comments)

BORG or Skynet? Which is coming first?

more than 5 years ago
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EU Commissioner Wants Standard For Mobile Phone Connectors

writerjosh Too Bad (374 comments)

It's too bad this EU guy wants to insist on regulation. They need to let the consumers decide, not the gov.

Let the best man (company) win. Don't stifle innovation with silly regulations.

more than 5 years ago
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Kansas Secession from the Union?

writerjosh Huh? (1 comments)

I don't see anything in this document to indicate Kansas wants to Secede over this. Not exactly a correct title.

Sure, they're pissed, and as a state, they have a right to be. But they should check their own backyard before they go blaming the current admin. After all, Kansas overwhelmingly voted the yahoos into office that got us into this mess in the first place.

See: "What's the Matter with Kansas" http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Matter-Kansas-Conservatives-America/dp/080507774X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234822651&sr=1-1

more than 5 years ago
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Rare Venomous Mammal Filmed

writerjosh Nerdy Animals (233 comments)

"Solenodon paradoxus collects food by digging extensive tunnel systems under the ground, then foraging for insects and other invertebrates from the surrounding soil.

Foods eaten include: millipedes (Iulides), ground beetles (Carabidae), various orthopteran insects (Gryllidae, Tettigoniidae, Blattidae), earthworms (Lumbricidae) and various types of snails."

Strange that an animal loaded with venom doesn't go after small mammals or something.

"Solenodon paradoxus is described as a 'slow mover' and a 'clumsy runner with no agility in avoiding enemies and a poor means of defense'"

So what you're saying is, Solenodon paradoxus is the nerd of the jungle.

more interesting facts: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Solenodon_paradoxus.html

more than 5 years ago
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Are Browser Games Filling the Same Role As Political Cartoons?

writerjosh Flash Won't Survive History (33 comments)

I think Flash political games will unfortunately fall to the dustbin of history. Just the mere fact that technology changes and Flash (.swf, etc) will almost certainly become obsolete in favor of the latest and greatest file format of the future. Flash will become the .mov or .avi of the internet world. Will Flash games be preserved? Who will take the time and effort to convert them to the new file format? How many times have you encountered a Flash error even today?...Much less the future.

As for static cartoons in .jpg or .gif format, at the very least, these tend to survive because of their stability and wide-spread acceptance that doesn't seem to be waning.

Besides, those Flash games can be a little...childish(?). Whereas a cartoon has a long history of being "acceptable" to adults. Ironic, but true.

more than 5 years ago
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Burger King's New Cologne for Sale

writerjosh Sex Panther (1 comments)

Reminds me of Sex Panther Cologne: "60% of the time, it works every time."

"Ever seen a black t-shirt with a wolf airbrushed on the front and a shark wrestling a sherman tank
on the back? Now imagine wearing a three-piece suit made out of those shirts. Sex Panther is like that, but in cologne form."

about 6 years ago
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Wiretap Whistleblower, a Life in Limbo?

writerjosh UnConstitutional (521 comments)

I think this statement says it all: "..If somebody were to say, who am I to do that? I would say, 'I had taken an oath to uphold the Constitution'..."

I think that counts for a lot. If the gov is doing something unconstitutional, then it's your duty to uphold that document first. As a gov official, you have an oath to that body of laws first and foremost. Loyalty to gove agencies or executives is secondary at best.

about 6 years ago
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Wikipedia's New Definition of Truth

writerjosh A Reasonable Aggregate of Truth (428 comments)

I think we shouldn't look at Wikipedia as being absolute truth, or not truth, but "a reasonable aggregate of truth." I know that's why I look to Wikipedia when I'm curious about something: not as a source of final truth on a subject, but a starting point. Wikipedia does a great job at collecting relevant information and presenting it in an easy to read fashion, but it should only be used as one tool in research.

As the article author suggests, Wikipedia, when compared to magazine articles or books, is still only the best opinions of other humans. True, magazine articles and books typically have more fact-checking involved - because the author has a reputation to protect - but it's still opinion - just like Wikipedia. The only way a reader can assess ultimate truth is to view Wikipedia in comparison to as many other publications as possible - online or offline. This is the scholastic method and should be the method for every Wikipedia reader. I know this isn't always the case, but this isn't always the case for your average book reader or magazine reader either: they read an opinion that jives with them, and it becomes truth - no different than a Wiki entry.

more than 6 years ago
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Consumer Reports Gets Its Game On

writerjosh Wee Fit (301 comments)

I think it's obvious to anyone with common sense that this Wii Fit can hardly be considered a workout. On one hand, I commend Nintendo for at least attempting to get people off the couch, but it's only a half-a$$ed attempt. It's kind of like McDonald's offering salads to their menu so they can call themselves a "responsible" fast-food joint. Will Nintendo now say they are a "responsible" video game company? It's too little too late.

Besides, after the buzz wears down, anyone doing these "exercises" will quickly discover there are no results to be had, and the balancing board will end up in the closet with the rest of the rubber bands, abdominizors, and exercises dvds.

Perhaps a better alternative would be to attach electrodes to the player's butt and give them a shock every time they miss. That would keep couch potatoes on their toes. ;)

more than 6 years ago

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