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Comment: Re:Best idea is not to hide. (Score 1) 158

Pretty sure the main premise for many zombie apocalypse settings is that the zombie outbreak is caused by a disease that infects healthy, regular humans, possibly killing them, possibly not. When they die, however, they become zombies. This means that there is an unknown disease spreading, potentially worldwide, that infects people *before* we start seeing zombies. That's not a single zombie infecting the rest of us.

Comment: Re: Nosedive (Score 1) 598

by Sechr Nibw (#48740249) Attached to: Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

I'm assuming you mean MacBook or MacBook Pro, as iBooks haven't been sold since 2006, and they were PPC systems, and 10.6 was the version that nixed PPC support. However, whatever model of Apple you're looking to get RAM for, go to otherworldcomputing.com / macsales.com (same site now). They have RAM for every model of Intel powered Mac, as well as some for PPC powered Macs, amazingly. Every stick of RAM they sell, they have tested that make and model in the computer it is advertised for. If you want, you can use the site just as a resource to determine what kind of memory (speed, max size) to buy at NewEgg or wherever you normally shop.

Comment: Re:30-46% less force is required to deform?! (Score 1) 304

by Sechr Nibw (#48010009) Attached to: Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

If you're an American consumer, then your iPhone 6+ isn't a "$700 device", because only T-Mobile and small pay-as-you-go providers actually offer phone (service) plans that don't include phone (device) subsidies. When you shop for an iPhone 6 or 6+, you see anywhere from $199 to $499 as the price, because you're locked into a $350+ Early Termination Fee two-year contract. This is a huge reason why we, as a society, consider our phones to be two-year disposable devices - because we're getting even more robbed by the cell-telcos if we DON'T upgrade every two years.

Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 1) 504

by Sechr Nibw (#47960079) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

I updated my iPad 3, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5S on release day, and haven't noticed any issues on them. Granted, the 5S is my day-to-day device, so it gets the majority of my usage, but the others seem to work fine (iPad as a gaming/reading/couch-surfing device, 4S mostly as a jukebox on my sound system). Heck, I've got my 3GS hooked up to my alarm clock, running iOS 6 and it's able to run the latest Pandora app still!

Comment: Re:Freemium vs DLC (Score 1) 139

by Sechr Nibw (#47485879) Attached to: Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

At the very least they should show if the in-app purchasables are something that you can buy just once, or repeatedly. That would be a good indicator of actual upgrade vs paid consumables. I have no problem with free, ad-supported apps that have a $1-2 "remove ads" in-app purchase. If it is a quality app, then I have no qualms about supporting it either with the ad views, or by paying to remove ads.

Comment: Re:Good. Now what about ads? (Score 1) 139

by Sechr Nibw (#47485869) Attached to: Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

I see what you're saying, but I very much like when there is a free, ad-supported version of a program, that I can try-before-I-buy, with the author either releasing a "pro" version or some such, that is $1-2, ad-free, or an in-app purchase to remove ads. However, if he made the second type of program, it would likely be grouped together with the freemium games that require daily purchases of $1 buckets of water to make your crops grow, etc. That's the problem I see with the EC ruling.

Comment: Re:All hail Netboox! (Score 2) 87

by Sechr Nibw (#47469791) Attached to: Amazon Is Testing a $10-Per-Month Ebook Service

Like I posted (at the same time as you, apparently!), it's worse than that. I have a Kindle device, but I have to read the book JUST on the Kindle, I can't switch to any of the alternate devices, which is something I do all the time when reading a book. Whether I'm at my desk (Kindle for Mac/Windows), on the bus (iPhone/iPad), or at home, reading before bed (Kindle PW), I want to be able to read the same book, which just doesn't work for the KOLL checkout system.

Comment: Re:No thank you. (Score 1) 87

by Sechr Nibw (#47468769) Attached to: Amazon Is Testing a $10-Per-Month Ebook Service

You either get constant prompts to go to the "furthest read page", or reset the furthest page after you finish a book and don't read the same one at the same time, or disable WhisperSync.

If you go for #2, good news: they did actually make a way for the user to do this (in the past, you had to contact customer service). Unfortunately, it's something that you have to do for each book, you can't select a bunch and say "reset all".

If you go for #3, then you lose the advantage of one person using multiple devices and having it sync.

Comment: Re:For us dummies.... (Score 1) 382

by Sechr Nibw (#47458615) Attached to: White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

I'd imagine one of the biggest factors/problems/differences between buying out-of-state Ferraris/Lamborghinis and out-of-state Teslas is the fact that you can refuel the Ferrari or Lamborghini basically anywhere along the way back to your state. The Tesla? Not so much. You either need to plan charging stops, or get it towed/hauled to within X miles of your home (where X depends on the model of Tesla, obviously).

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