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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr Re:sport? (148 comments)

sapphire also repels water a little better. that wouldn't do anything to overall water resistance, of course, but would make reading off the display easier. which might be a benefit to using in "sporty" sweaty situations.

6 hours ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr Re:didn't have to be worse.. (148 comments)

it was _per reporting_. reality is unknown as yet. it may be due to a known cause, both in how sapphire is manufactured or how its used.

it may also be complete baloney. we just don't know.

8 hours ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr Re:Ion strengthened? (148 comments)

even apple doesnt have enough fly swatters to get rid of all the marketspeak..

10 hours ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr didn't have to be worse.. (148 comments)

..might simply have been not appreciably better than glass alternatives.

if true (this sounds like speculation) kudos apple for not releasing something just because they could.

10 hours ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

zr Re:What's so American (531 comments)

he was wrong on the main point he was making which is the source of value. he pushed the idea that its from robbing the worker. where as in reality its in the mutually beneficial exchange of goods and services on free market.

all other points he was making were mostly moot. kinda why none of it worked out in practice. real world isn't a utopia.

about a week ago
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Getting Into College the Old Fashioned Way: With Money

zr Re:Have money to burn? Burn it (161 comments)

my point is only that the value of a top school is there, but in this day and age shouldn't be overestimated.

about a week ago
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Getting Into College the Old Fashioned Way: With Money

zr Have money to burn? Burn it (161 comments)

The internet liberated knowledge. So long as paid education doesnt retard development MITOCW, Coursera and many many others, I see no problem.

about a week ago
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Willow Garage Founder Scott Hassan Aims To Build a Startup Village

zr Eloi will move in (62 comments)

Morlock will stay out. Wells, buddy, looks like you were right about this.

Now, where's my time machine?

about two weeks ago
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Carmack On Mobile VR Development

zr this is a more interesting quote (60 comments)

The other thing that was a real surprise to me was how important the power management was, not just for battery life, but for performance. Because if you go ahead and fire up all four cores at the top clock rate and draw a bunch of stuff, you overheat within minutes. If you really load everything onto the system that can draw power, you will probably thermally throttle down in under a minute. So you literally just can’t use all the capabilities of the system at the same time.

about two weeks ago
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Hackers Break Into HealthCare.gov

zr Re:Better hands than GW Bush (150 comments)

TFA is on CNN, not on Fox.

Nowhere in the article there's any blame addressed to Obama.

I think maybe you're seeing things brother..

about two weeks ago
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

zr Re:What will it take? (302 comments)

the next story on slashdot—on iCloud nude pics leakage—collected more comments. ..i'm sorry to disappoint you but it really is not more complex than that..

about two weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

zr Re:Alleged leaker already named (336 comments)

this is probably the biggest takeaway there.

we can still fight for some degree of privacy. but any meaningful anonymity is not available to the average folk.

about two weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

zr Re:If you care about data security, don't use Appl (336 comments)

doesnt help nor hurt. not going to register in any meaningful way. news cycle is 24 minutes. it will have been forgotten by the time next post goes up on /.

the knowledge that "noodies" are out there will linger for a few days for its intrinsic value..

about two weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

zr Re:whats the big deal? (336 comments)

are her b**bs any different than bajillion of others in all shapes and sizes freely available on the internets?

about two weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

zr Re:If you care about data security, don't use Appl (336 comments)

there have been many pearl harbor level events, apple being nowhere near the worst offender. in fact one can easily argue that apple has done pretty well with respect to protecting user's privacy. and we don't strictly speaking know that this particular breach was caused by apple.

about two weeks ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

zr whats the big deal? (336 comments)

seriously, what am i missing?

about two weeks ago
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My degree of colorblindness:

zr Re:Blank poll? (267 comments)

since neither black or white are actually colors, there can be no colorblindness of black-white variety. except for total blindness that is.

about a month ago
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

zr Re:Why? (136 comments)

presence of ads does no more to user's control of the device than tv ads do with regard to control of the television set.

what you're talking about is circumventing app owners' revenue source.

whether you choose to think of that as shoplifting or "fighting the power" is your personal choice but at least don't confuse it with control.

don't like ads? vote with your feet, buy ad-free apps. that _is_ control, btw.

about a month and a half ago
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

zr Re:Why? (136 comments)

for vast majority of people jailbreak, in fact, constitutes loss of control.

about a month and a half ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

zr Re:10.10 per hour (778 comments)

would you then agree that its important to help folks both with fish _and_ fish poles?

Yes. That is in fact precisely how I feel about it. Teaching 'em how to use the pole is right in there as well.

terrific. we agree.

It's awful how entitlement programs are designed to self-perpetuate by cutting off recipients when they just begin to get their shit together.

i think you have causality exactly backwards here. i doubt we'll agree on this point though, so lets move on.

do you think too much fish can be a factor in demotivating people from learning to use the fish pole?

about 2 months ago

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