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Comment: Re:PS4 next (Score 1) 55

by Dahamma (#48472749) Attached to: Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

Actually, turns out the PS4 *does* do all of what was claimed for the PS Vita - you can play PS4 games on the Vita over Wifi including pausing and continue.

Their sleep/wake is a lot slower than promised, true. But it's a big improvement over the PS3, and it also does finally let you go back to the system menu while the current app/game is paused...

Comment: Re:Copyright? (Score 1) 167

by Dahamma (#48472679) Attached to: Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Until that one time you are forced at gunpoint in a dark alley to calculate a cube root!

And, actually, seriously bad example - who cares about the battery life of a shitty $5 calculator when these days you can solve differential equations on your phone? Maybe you *should* have done a bit of research first...

Comment: Re:OH GOODY (Score 1) 200

by Dahamma (#48446265) Attached to: Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

Yep - you can go look it up on any number of articles for confirmation, but the current state of sapphire screens is that they are heavier/thicker, more brittle, require more power due to lower transmission of light, and are much more expensive.

The *only* advantage right now is sapphire is almost impossible to scratch with normal use (assuming you don't routinely carry piles of loose diamonds around in your front pocket). Hence it's used for lenses, the new fingerprint-recognition, home button, and the iWatch screen, where scratch resistance is the #1 concern.

Comment: Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (Score 1) 371

by Dahamma (#48446189) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Sounds like a typical socialist to me. No solutions, only complaints

Bloody worthless bastards, they've taken everything we had!

Except for universal health care, higher standards of living, better working conditions, and lower crime rates, what has any socialist government ever done for its people?

Comment: Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (Score 1) 371

by Dahamma (#48446157) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

Not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, but I'd say it's true!

The French workforce may strike more (and be particularly obnoxious about it, shutting down highways and city centers), but they also get more vacation, better hours, better pay, full healthcare, and retirement. American workers have lost all of their power, which is why they are increasingly losing all of their benefits and living wages. Welcome to "unfettered capitalism".

Comment: Re:Ask the credit card for a refund (Score 2) 306

by Dahamma (#48415805) Attached to: UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

No, YOUR statement is simply not true. Chargeback can be a pain but if you have a case it is accepted the majority of the time. And in THIS case (when it's literally used as a "fine" for restricting free speech) it's almost a no-brainer it will go through.

For a GOOD credit card customer they make more money on the customer than some single shady hotel transaction in the long run. And when it's dozens of customer (who will probably have legal standing if they care to take it beyond simple chargebacks) it's just not worth it for the credit card company to resist. And in this actual incident they actually got a quote from a cabinet minister saying it was uncalled for, so if they would basically be batshit insane f-you to the British government refusing to reverse the charge...

Comment: Could be solved be VISA, etc. immediately (Score 1) 306

by Dahamma (#48415769) Attached to: UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

I can't imagine a credit card company would approve of their card being used to "fine" customers. Accept an IMMEDIATE chargeback (which I assume they will, as the charge is insane) and tell the company one more violation and their contract is cancelled.

And then, good luck with a hotel accepting payment "cash only"...

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