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Comment Hearing aids (Score 4, Interesting) 311

For something that is starting to border on consumer electronics, the hearing aid industry is very frustrating for a young person with hearing loss. Not just the $7000/pair cost every few years, but the closed system of hearing aid companies and resellers/servicers. Having to schedule an appointment in a week, because this week's tweak made certain frequencies sound terrible, and the bluetooth dongles for adjusting settings are only available to authorized resellers or occasionally on the grey market. If it wouldn't completely disrupt the audiology business, there would have been phone apps with the same functionality years ago. I don't see that changing any time soon, since it's an industry built completely around servicing the elderly who are much less likely to engage with such technology.

Comment Re:If you don't have riveting hero(s).... (Score 1) 168

Was this really made by Marvel?

No, this would be 20th Century Fox, who retains the film rights to FF (and X-Men) so long as they keep making the movies. So it's not really any surprise how this turned out when a primary motivation for making the movie was "If we don't, then Marvel gets to."

Comment Re:Fifth amendment zone of lawlessness (Score 1) 431

You can be compelled to provide keys or passwords, because the keys and passwords themselves aren't evidence against you. They just unlock the evidence that already exists.

Solution: include a confession in your password itself. And then hope it was properly stored...

Comment Re: From someone who gave up on the game... (Score 1) 166

I picked the game back up last weekend and had a pretty identical experience. Quality drops and interesting legendaries that affect skills and game mechanics in fun, useful but not really game breaking ways. I also found far more crafting recipes dropping than I remember. I'm definitely excited to get into the expansion as soon as I can.

Comment Re:Random (Score 1) 458

"I used a string of random characters as my SSID to reduce the risk of collisions."

I don't get it. What does your SSID have to do with driving?

What driving? He just wants to avoid huge ships.

I assumed he wanted to avoid the other bits that were clogging the tubes.

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