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Comment: Re:my solution is the gym (Score 1) 819

by Mr.123 (#47845837) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room
Up until a few years ago, Cathay Pacific had clamshell non-reclining economy seats. You slide your entire chair forward to get some recline. I absolutely loved it, but apparently everyone else hated it. They took it all out a few years ago and replaced it with the traditional reclining seat. I doubt it'll make a come back anytime soon anywhere.

4-Billion-Pixel Panorama View From Curiosity Rover 101

Posted by samzenpus
from the take-a-look dept.
SternisheFan points out that there is a great new panorama made from shots from the Curiosity Rover. "Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA's Curiosity rover is currently exploring, with this 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 images. ...The entire image stretches 90,000 by 45,000 pixels and uses pictures taken by the rover's two MastCams. The best way to enjoy it is to go into fullscreen mode and slowly soak up the scenery — from the distant high edges of the crater to the enormous and looming Mount Sharp, the rover's eventual destination."

Comment: malware (Score 5, Interesting) 88

by Mr.123 (#42958317) Attached to: iOS Developer Site At Core of Facebook, Apple Watering Hole Attack
The site in question has been hosting malware on and off for over a year now. They were flagged at least half a dozen times by google over the past year for hosting malware. The site then went down for weeks while overhauling the entire forum software and then bam, this happens. Unfortunately some very good discussions happen on the site and I just can't quit using it.

Comment: Re:Get rid of them (Score 1) 825

by Mr.123 (#39073489) Attached to: Obama Pushes For Cheaper Pennies

We also ditched $1 and $2 paper currency for $1 and $2 coins. That was also a good move in getting rid of those ratty dollar bills. The US cold easily do the same thing as you already have $1 coins in circulation. About the only people who will notice a change are the strippers who will now have use their coin slots.

Wait what? How am I suppose to tip strippers without $1 bills!?!

Comment: Re:It would be a good start (Score 5, Informative) 744

by Mr.123 (#38864773) Attached to: Some Critics Suggest Apple Boycott Over Chinese Working Conditions
Chinese Readers on the ‘iEconomy’

If not to buy Apple, what’s the substitute – Samsung? Don’t you know that Samsung’s products are from its OEM factory in Tianjin? Samsung workers’ income and benefits are even worse than those at Foxconn. If not to buy iPad – (do you think) I will buy Android Pad? Have you ever been to the OEM factories for Lenovo and ASUS? Quanta, Compaq factories of other companies are all worse than those for Apple. Not to buy iPod – (do you think) I will buy Aigo, Meizu? Do you know that Aigo’s Shenzhen factory will not pay their workers until the 19th of the second month? If you were to quit, fine, I’m sorry, your salary will be withdrawn. Foxconn never dares to do such things. First, their profit margin is higher than peers as they manufacture for Apple. Second, at least those foreign devils will regularly audit factories. Domestic brands will never care if workers live or die. I am not speaking for Foxconn. I am just speaking as an insider of this industry, and telling you some disturbing truth. — Anonymous.

Comment: Re:Comcast would never cooperate! (Score 1) 232

by Mr.123 (#38505100) Attached to: DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012
Yeah, I know it's unlikely, but if Apple or anyone else can pull it off, it'd be a huge reason for me to buy a new TV. The cable boxes are old, slow, and clunky. I was indeed thinking of a similar launch strategy as the iPhone. Maybe they can bring the satellite companies into play as well.

Comment: Prediction (Score 1) 232

by Mr.123 (#38504520) Attached to: DigiTimes Lends Credence To Apple-Branded TVs For 2012
My prediction

* Runs any of the 500,000 apps in the App Store w/ iPhone/iPod/iPad as controller.
* AirPlay becomes more fluid, maybe uses new Bluetooth chips in the 4S (currently uses wifi and can be extremely laggy depending on your home wifi setup).
* Opens up new API that allows apps to overlay menu/images over TV signal (Don't like ESPN's stats on the game? Download XYZ app w/ real time stats + chat.)
* Allows Siri on iPhone 4S to control the TV, setup DVR times, search through recordings, etc.
* Announces a deal w/ TWC/Comcast/Verizon/etc to replace their cable boxes reducing my number of remotes from 3 to 1 (or 0 if I can use my iPhone).

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.