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Comment My wonderful wife bought me a Phantom 3 for Xmas (Score 1) 115

And it's been raining ever since. So I've only flown it once. I'm pretty freaking excited to fly it though. And yes. I did register it with the FAA. Here's a little review I wrote comparing it to the Phantom 2 I bought and returned after only 30 days a year ago.

https://www.thegeekpub.com/400...

Comment Re:I run a site that uses ads, let me tell you TRU (Score 1) 523

LOL. What the hell are you ranting about? I don't demand anything. If you want to visit my site, great, if not great. That's your choice, not mine. I can't make you do anything, and even if I could I don't want. to.

Some answers:
1. Malware... I only use google adsense. Google's network is not full of malware. Yes some people use shady ad nets, I don't.
2. Yes, I do believe people like you want everything for free. I bet you also pirate movies, and make up some excuse about how sucky all the platforms are, so you'd just rather steal them.

Comment Re:I run a site that uses ads, let me tell you TRU (Score 1) 523

You might be right, but my experience tells a different story. I sell LOTS of plan files, every day to lots of very nice people. I also provide some limited technical support to the people who buy them. What you might not be aware of is the number of school children who watch my videos and do my projects as part of a classroom exercise. I get emails from teachers regularly who thank me for what I am doing to help them teach children. Not everyone who does my projects are skilled like me and you.

Comment Re:Er... What's wrong with this exactly? (Score 3, Informative) 300

Would you be OK with having your name and home address publicly searchable from your license plate?

So that anyone who sees your car can find out your name and where you live?

It already is. All DMV records are public data. Publicdata.com has all of them for $2 a month.

Comment I run a site that uses ads, let me tell you TRUTH! (Score 4, Insightful) 523

I run a website that uses ads. It's called The Geek Pub. I make things and I create videos and articles so that others can do it themselves too.

I also sell detailed plan files on the site for anywhere between $1 and $10 depending on how complicated the project is. This is how I would LIKE to make my revenue. But it doesn't work. I have no choice but to show ads. Why? Because I almost daily find a copy of every plan my site sells on bittorrent or file sharing sites. I've even had people post links to them in the comment section of my own site!

The TRUTH: People want everything for free and they have zero desire to actually support the content creators. They steal our content and post it for the world and then complain about the ads we use to make money. We can't win as content creators.

Comment PROGRESS BARS!!!! (Score 5, Interesting) 462

My biggest gripe with Apple and Microsoft right now is the lack of progress bars throughout the OS. For example, when Windows 10 boots the first time it goes through all this "Let's get started..." "Just setting up a few things..." etc. But you literally have no idea how long it is going to be before you use the computer, and on a tablet device it can be quite some time. I feel like this is a huge UI miss. One step forward, two steps back.

Comment Re:Odd choice (Score 1) 337

I use a Surface Pro 3 as my workstation. It's fantastic. I take it to meetings, dock it when I am in my office, etc. But I have to tell you it. It sucks as a travel device. It sucks because the battery only lasts about 3 hours. I am constantly hunting for a place to plug in. That's why I still travel with my iPad. 10 hours of battery is a wonderful thing when traveling.

Submission + - Old School Arcade Cabinet Build (youtube.com)

MikeDataLink writes: I've been dreaming for a decade about building an old school arcade cabinet using MAME. I finally got around to starting the project and produced the first video How to build an Arcade Cabinet: Part 1. This build will be a fully modernized arcade cabinet with all of the old school touches including Happ controls and a real life working coin door. Thought you guys might enjoy following along. Its brought back so many childhood memories for me!

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