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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

yabos Re:No (189 comments)

I personally don't "get it" how bb is better at those 3 things. Perhaps you can enlighten us?
iPhone, Android, BB: All can send emails. You can argue whether the physical keyboard is better etc. but that's personal preference.
iPhone, Android, BB: All can sync contacts. Not sure why one is better than the other.
iPhone, Android(never used it but I believe?), BB: Can work with Exchange if you use that, calendars seamlessly sync between devices, computers, etc.
All I have ever heard is BB is "better" at it, but no one says *why*.

about a week ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

yabos Re:Am I the only one? (421 comments)

I can bend my thumb back to a 90 degree angle with just my muscle and tendon and farther if I apply pressure with my other hand/fingers, so no. Some people like me have very flexible joints.

about a week ago
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TSA Screening Barely Working Better Than Chance

yabos Re:Fuck the TSA (337 comments)

Actually you can't get signal up that high(~35,000 feet). Around here when I fly my plane you lose data service above 3000 feet or so and at 10,000' you have no signal whatsoever. Now I'm not sure what altitude these calls were supposedly made at but I have first hand knowledge of when my phone will and won't work.

about a year ago
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Hacking Lightbulbs To Cause a Sustained Blackout

yabos Re:wireless basic needs (115 comments)

I can't wait till everyone's toilet starts tweeting every time they take a shit.

about a year ago
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Google To Buy Waze For $1.3 Billion

yabos Re:Not sure this is good (153 comments)

Except when you're in a foreign country where having a functioning GPS map is very useful, you don't usually have a data connection since phones are often locked to your home carrier making data fees astronomical.

about a year ago
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WWDC Sells Out In 2 Minutes; Ticket On eBay 45 Minutes Later

yabos Re:Entrance exam (162 comments)

Only the keynote on the first day is public information. The rest is NDA. Press shouldn't be buying a full conference ticket just for the keynote.

about a year and a half ago
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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

yabos Re:Cost Per Lumen? BS! (308 comments)

Nice to see that we get ripped off in Canada on these bulbs too compared to the USA...
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/95-watt-60w-warm-white-led-light-bulb-1-pack/827146
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/6-watt-40w-warm-white-led-light-bulb-1-pack/827152
I bought 2 of the 60w equivalents and they look pretty good. I'm not a fan of the bluish ones, but the yellowish ones looks great. I like that they rate it to a comparable incandescent. Most LEDs seem to give you a lumens output value but for most people, that requires some research into what that is in equivalent incandescent bulb.

about a year and a half ago
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Cause of LED Efficiency Droop Finally Revealed

yabos Re:multiply (308 comments)

Yes but only if the lightning bolt moves across the wire at a speed that the human eye/brain can detect.

about a year and a half ago
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Huge Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant

yabos Re:Ya, happens all too often (422 comments)

Yes, and then you have the idiots that move close to the airport or whatever and complain about the noise. Well don't bloody well move somewhere near an airport if you don't want to hear the jets!!!

about a year and a half ago
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Twitter Launches the World's Umpteenth Online Music Site

yabos Oh great... (45 comments)

It'll just be all justin dweeber crap.

It seems like they're just acting like an affiliate that recommends music based on tweets?

about a year and a half ago
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Open Source ARM Mali Driver Runs Q3A Faster Than the Proprietary Driver

yabos Re:Optimized Code (71 comments)

Quiet, you

about a year and a half ago
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Dutch Cold Case Murder Solved After 8000 People Gave Their DNA

yabos Re:Interesting (513 comments)

Then if they are really interested in you, they can get a warrant. Stand up for your rights.

about 2 years ago
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iOS 6 Streaming Bug Sends Data Usage Skyrocketing

yabos Re:Bypassing wifi too (98 comments)

My GF's iPad keeps complaining that she's nearing here data usage cap(1GB). When you go to check the usage on the cellular provider's website(Bell Canada), she's well below the cap. Something is indeed a little buggy with iOS 6. Most of the usage is on WIFI also.

about 2 years ago
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RIM Offering Free Voice Calling In Attempt to Remain Competitive

yabos Re:What RIM needs to do to remain competitive (134 comments)

I used to think it'd be a good idea if Apple integrated with BBM, assuming RIM would allow it. Now that they have iMessage, I don't think they care at all about BBM even if RIM offered to do all the work.

about 2 years ago
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Do Recreational Drugs Help Programmers?

yabos Re:LSD and Unix (878 comments)

Or meth and Windows 8?

about 2 years ago
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Parent Questions Mandatory High School Chemistry

yabos You won't know what you're losing... (866 comments)

Until it's too late. I didn't plan on going to university after high school. I still took biology, chemistry, calculus, linear algebra, etc. in high school. A few years after graduating, I decided to go into software engineering at university, which requires a first year in general engineering consisting of most of the above topics except biology. Had I not taken those courses(which btw I was bad at chemistry in both HS and uni), I would have probably not been accepted into university without taking some other courses.

Just because you don't think you'll need a certain course in HS, doesn't mean you won't be glad you took it later in life.

about 2 years ago
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Teardown Finds iPhone 5 Costs Apple About the Same As Did 4S

yabos Yeah like, (143 comments)

Bigger screen, faster CPU&GPU, more ram, new camera? Oh wait.. they did that.

about 2 years ago
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RIPE Region Runs Out of IPv4 Addresses

yabos Re:Canada will soon be on its own (241 comments)

No major ISP has IPv6 here. Teksavvy's is a beta still, you can request to join.

about 2 years ago
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Cutting the Power Cable: How Advantageous Is Wireless Charging?

yabos Re:Interference with RFID (284 comments)

Luckily NDB is being phased out. The airport I live near has ILS at one end of 33/15, NDB at the other, and VOR for the 09/27 runway. NDB is not very accurate compared to the more modern VOR and ILS. There are some NDB only runways in the world but they are usually remote so perhaps the interference issue isn't a big deal.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's Your Take On Stand-Up Desks?

yabos Re:Hey buddy (347 comments)

I've thought about buying a used couch, but you never know what went on on the thing.

about 2 years ago

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