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Comment: Re:What good is aid going to do (Score 1, Interesting) 165

by Jeff Flanagan (#47931185) Attached to: Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response
>This is full on level of nutjobbery.

The Republicans put a lot of work into disconnecting conservatives from reality, it would be surprising if it didn't spill over onto sites that aren't devoted to lying to conservatives to keep them confused and hateful.

Comment: Re:I've never understood this... (Score 2) 786

by Jeff Flanagan (#47928927) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children
>They don't want the kids to learn science or even mention things like evolution...
>Is their religion on such shaky grounds that it can't stand up to some critical thinking?

Name one religion than isn't on shaky ground and can stand up to critical thinking. Religion is way past its sell-by date, and is obviously pure fantasy.

+ - Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service->

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An anonymous reader writes "One of the reasons people have been fleeing cable TV in droves is the idea that they're paying for hundreds of channels but only using a handful. Even though that's not really true, Verizon is now working an an internet TV service that lets people pick and pay for only the channels they want. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said, "I think everyone understands it will go to a la carte. The question is what is that transition look like ... I don't think there is anyone that would stand up here and say the only way it's going to be offered five years from now is linear and it's going to be tied to your TV set because frankly they will miss the market and they will be the ones left behind.""
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Comment: Re:Battery life seems to be a killer (Score 1) 87

by Jeff Flanagan (#47835345) Attached to: Moto 360 Reviews Arrive
>I've seen a lot of people on this site bash smartwatches if they have less than a week of battery life, and that always seemed like overkill to me.

Yes, that would be an insane requirement. People with that kind of attitude are just a waste of time since they're in the market for a product that does not exist.

>I suspect a lot of people (most?) are like me and take off their watches at night anyways

That means you can't have any sleep-monitoring functionality in the watch, and health tracking is the only thing that will get many of us to strap something to our wrists, since watches have been made obsolete by our phones. A 24 hour charge, with a very fast charger or easily replaceable battery is the only way to make this work. Charging one battery while you're using the other, and making a quick swap is probably the best solution with current technology.

Btw, "anyways" isn't a word.

Comment: Re:The diet is unimportant... (Score 1) 588

by Jeff Flanagan (#47807721) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study
>But in terms of eating, 100 calories can be pretty small. That's less than a typical can of soda.

Cutting sugar-based drinks out of my diet was the biggest help, followed by cutting way back on my pizza intake. Switching to meat-based snacks with some fat in them made me feel full on many less calories than when I was eating a ton of sugar and carbs. I went from 6'2" 165lbs, to 115lbs with more muscle, and feel at least a decade younger than when I was overweight. I had felt old and used up, but that was just poor nutrition and lack of exercise, not old age.

Comment: Re:NX and SSE2 (Score 1) 188

by Jeff Flanagan (#47775675) Attached to: Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware
They initially offered it in the store, and that buggy release crashed some PCs, including one of mine, on install. It then encouraged us to reinstall Windows from scratch, losing data, even though it was possible to recover back to Win 8.0 without data loss. It was a mess.

They later moved it to Windows update, where it automatically installed correctly even on PCs that were screwed up by the Windows store 8.1 release, so I think you're imagining something that's not the actual reason, and the real reason was to drive traffic to the nearly-useless Windows Store.

Comment: Re:Beyond what humans can do (Score 1, Interesting) 708

by Jeff Flanagan (#47765225) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report
It's funny how delusional people like frikken lazers think that pointing out that he's in Republican alternate reality means that nuts are censoring his message. These AGW deniers are just as cracked as evolution deniers, and are often the same people. I hope he gets some professional help.

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