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Comment Re:WTF? (Score 2) 144

This kind of thing has been keeping me from getting a smartphone.

So, I have a question: The smartphones people carry are getting more and more powerful. Is there no way to run an app in a sandbox or an emulator that is running on the phone? Like a VM? I'd love to be able to install an app and only give it the contacts I want or let it have the GPS coordinates when I want.

Comment Re:Let me get this straight (Score 1) 276

Hello. Fellow Spyderco carrier here. You mention the Honeybee and the sibling post before you mentions the ladybug. However, both of those are fixed or locking blades. Those are two things that are not allowed. Plus, the blade can't have a molded grip which removes most (all?) of the Spyderco catalog. *Then* the thing can only be 1 half inch wide. This is a stat I do not see on the Spyderco website but I bet that also removes most / all of their brand. *sigh*

I'm going to get some cheap knives and ship them to each hotel I fly to.

Comment Re:But how does it sound? (Score 5, Informative) 315

Here's the thing: If you invent something, you get to name it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Interchange_Format#Pronunciation
" According to Steve Wilhite, the creator of the GIF format, the original pronunciation deliberately echoes the American peanut butter brand, Jif, "

Comment Re:Bad summary: the airline, not the government (Score 3, Informative) 624

I'm sure all the Ross Perot voters thought that in '92. If 85% of those people had voted Bush and 15% had voted Clinton, Bush would have won. (I know it is unlikely, please bear with me) Your vote will not put Obama in office or keep him out but the sum of all the people influenced by Ron Paul and his supporters? Who knows?
Feel fee to check my math. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/data.php?year=1992&datatype=national&def=1&f=0&off=0&elect=0/

1 Mole = 25 Cagey Bees

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