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Comment: Re:Still hope for the US. (Score 4, Insightful) 102

by Maltese Falcon (#42002635) Attached to: A Free Internet, If You Can Keep It

This post says nothing untrue or insulting. He states a fact, our political system is bent and broken (in reality, they all are, just in different degrees. The second point he makes is to encourage us in supporting those U.S. politicians who act as Rep. Lofgren has here... to try to preserve and strengthen our freedoms and liberties, because as he basically said, the world looks to us. As the U.S. goes, so does the rest of the world.


Auto Incorrect 86

Posted by samzenpus
from the slip-of-the-finger dept.
theodp writes "Combine smartphone auto correction and fat-fingered virtual keyboard typing, writes Rob Walker, and the results can be hilarious and even shocking. The website Damn You, Autocorrect collects the awesomely embarrassing text messages that you never meant to send. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to masturbate some chicken for bisexuals night!"

Comment: Implications for the iPod Touch.. (Score 1) 280

by Maltese Falcon (#31942596) Attached to: Android Ported To iPhone

My first thought upon seeing this was that if Android is ported to the iPhone, it'll also run on an iPod touch, making it a very nice VoIP phone that should at least compete with the iPhone in power. do better once it's optimized and avoid AT&T voice and data plans. Of course, you can only use it in hot-spotted areas.


+ - Tech Crunch's new DIY kit->

Submitted by Maltese Falcon
Maltese Falcon (11786) writes "This is great... Tech Crunch has developed a new DIY tablet kit aptly named the F.U.J.J. Selling for only $49.99 (plus $5 S&H) it includes everything you'd need, including patent-pending touch sensitive overlay and radiation shielding as an enclosure... it even includes an optional 4G module. All you provide is any working LCD screen (7" up to 17"). Mike Arrington himself even went so far as to make a demonstration video on it's easy assembly."
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Man Sues Neighbor For Not Turning Off His Wi-Fi 428

Posted by samzenpus
from the have-you-never-wondered-why-I-drink-only-distilled-water-or-rain-water-and-only-pure-grain-alcohol dept.
Scyth3 writes "A man is suing his neighbor for not turning off his cell phone or wireless router. He claims it affects his 'electromagnetic allergies,' and has resorted to being homeless. So, why doesn't he check into a hotel? Because hotels typically have wireless internet for free. I wonder if a tinfoil hat would help his cause?"

Comment: Out of state phone orders (Score 3, Interesting) 532

by Maltese Falcon (#28529581) Attached to: Rhode Island Affiliates Banned From Sales

By the very same reasoning they use for Amazon, if anyone goes to a phone located in Rhode Island and makes a purchase of anything, it's the same as going to a brick and mortar of that shop in the state and is also subject to equivalent taxes. Even ordering by US mail out of a catalog would reason out to the same logic (providing the catalog and/or mailbox is physically located in R.I.). Amazon might even be able to use that to force R.I. to either include phone orders across the board or drop the bill/law.

PlayStation (Games)

Activision CEO Warns Sony That the PS3 Needs a Price Cut 149

Posted by Soulskill
from the take-the-hint-sony dept.
Bobby Kotick, President and CEO of Activision, one of the largest game companies in the world, has come out with a none-too-subtle warning to Sony that they need to seriously consider a price drop on the Playstation 3. Rumors have been circulating for months that such a drop was forthcoming, but Sony has staunchly denied that they had any plans to drop prices, Kotick said, "The PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they don't make it easy for me to support the platform. It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better. ... They have to cut the price, because if they don't, the attach rates [the number of games each console owner buys] are likely to slow. If we are being realistic, we might have to stop supporting Sony." While it's unlikely that Activision would follow through with such a threat, it definitely adds to the pressure Sony is feeling to lower the PS3's price. Sony issued a brief response which said nothing of consequence.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990