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Comment: Re:Bugs in Win 7 UI (Score 1) 516

by Icyfire0573 (#49149603) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

I don't know where it is, but I've experienced this once. We created a file (blank txt file) and then deleted it and it was still there and then we were getting errors deleting it. We even went so far as to go to CMD and delete it, and try and use UAC to runas an administrator and it STILL wouldn't delete.

I think we logged off and on before it showed that it was gone.

Comment: Re:Yeah, right (Score 1) 267

by Icyfire0573 (#49079433) Attached to: What Your Online Comments Say About You

I really like this idea. It is something I currently do not do myself but when I do pass around information information I is less:

"Yeah, I heard a guy on the internet talking about X, and you won't believe what he said! Let me tell you about it..."

And more, I read this, I didn't check to see if it is right, but,
I don't know if I believe this, but I read X by some guy.

Comment: Z-Wave (Score 1) 248

by Icyfire0573 (#49050841) Attached to: Smart Homes Often Dumb, Never Simple

I don't know what he is on about. I got a TON of Z-Wave stuff from RadioShack when they decided they didn't want to carry it any more. 3-way switches, regular switches, outlet replacements, remote controls and plug in adapters. I bought a ZWave stick separately.

Now, 90% of my light switches are Z-Wave controlled. Sockets in the wall that previously had no way to control except for going over and pulling the string on the lamp I have a handy remote for. I can walk into a room and press the light switch, if I leave without turning it off I don't have to get up (remote control). I have the bedside light turn on every workday to get me up as an alarm. I can control my lights through the internet if need be (rare, geek cred only). I use it to turn on my Slow Cooker so it cooks for 8 hours on low, if I get delayed at work I just change the turn on time. I'm still working on connecting IFTTT to send me an email which I parse as it comes in when I enter an area so it turns on the porch light if it is dark outside when I come home, but that is more a time issue than anything else. I also use it to turn on a fan when I am on my bicycle trainer so it isn't on when i'm warming up and I don't have to stop once I do. It works well enough that I didn't even have to give my girlfriend any explanation, she pressed the buttons , saw what lights came on, and done.

Comment: Re:Astonishing amount to win. He'd better run n hi (Score 1) 308

by Icyfire0573 (#43198891) Attached to: CCTV Hack Takes Casino For $33 Million

I didn't read the article either but doesn't this kind of imply that there was more than one player because it was poker? So assuming 5 people, 4 getting fleeced and 8 hands. thats 4*8 so 32 million, or 1 mil per person per hand. Not 4 mil per hand? Not that 1 mil isn't a lot of fucking money to lose of course. Just checking the facts.

Comment: Tracphone (Score 1) 246

by Icyfire0573 (#42707979) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Pay-as-You-Go Plan For Text and Voice Only?

I just switched from Verizon to Tracphone. They have agreements with all of the providers so they use the same coverage or better as Verizon. When hurricane Sandy came through I didn't have a single issue making any calls.

I bought a phone from them that gives you triple minutes, and then bought the largest block of minutes they had (1500 @ $200) so I have 4500 minutes, text messages are 0.3 per message (MMS is charged differently).

Also, I got the Samsung S390G, I don't think I would recommend that as a good phone. It has various user interface issues, including the space bar, when pressed in the middle automatically adding a period. And a limit of 200 texts on the phone before you have to start deleting them, and no way to archive them off the phone unless you want to move them to the sim card 30 at a time.

Comment: Refresher (Score 1) 105

by Icyfire0573 (#42151499) Attached to: Raspberry Pi's $25 Model A Hits Production Line

I thought the model A and B came out at the same time? Did the B come out first for the enthusiasts to fund the reduced model. (I know the stated goal of the A is for education) whereas the goal for the B would presumably be for hackers. That being said I am actually borrowing a friends RPi to see about it's use as a serial console and I am not disappointed.

Comment: Re:If there was a Bad at Math Map... (Score 1) 1163

by Icyfire0573 (#41961977) Attached to: Secession Petitions Flood White House Website

Why not? Term limits are 2 consecutive terms. He's been out of office, and so is quite eligible once again.


22nd Amendment
No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

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