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Comment Re:Why do you need this stuff on the internet at l (Score 1) 65 65

Sorry, I really don't want cameras in my bathrooms, and given the risky nature of operating high-temp torches I'd rather be there in person. I've seen a couple of instances at friends' houses where the plumber accidently set-fire to the paper outer layer on the drywall.

Comment Re:Why do you need this stuff on the internet at l (Score 1) 65 65

This is exactly why I have never gone for "smart controls" like this. Liftmaster is equally stupid with their "MyQ" system on the Liftmaster, Chamberlain, Craftsman, and several other brandings applied to their garage door openers; you have to use Liftmaster's stuff through their servers to control your garage door opener in your house. It literally serves to act as an advertising revenue stream for them if they so choose.

Comment Re:No Compromises (Score 1) 142 142

I've had more than 90GB of music for over a decade. Then there are pictures, and books, and if this thing is supposed to be a bit of my own personal entertainment while I'm away from a proper desktop computer or my own entertainment system, movies, TV shows, and all sorts of other things that I don't want to have to stream in order to use.

Comment Re:Seriously! (Score 1) 145 145

You're assuming that the end owner of the safe even has access to the Windows Shell in a meaningful way. I expect they've replaced the shell with something of their own devising.

I also expect that they spent as little as possible on making the computer-side of the device and didn't even consider the digital security aspects of their choices. Pretty stupid for a security company, but it wouldn't be the first time that such decisions have been made.

Comment Re:No Compromises (Score 2) 142 142

I think that's part of the point, lots of people want different things in their phones, but very few manufacturers are respecting those wants.

I want storage expansion and dual-SIM. I wouldn't mind front-mounted speakers. I actually want a real, physical keyboard but I know that's simply not in the cards. I want about double the battery capacity compared to most phones, with a removable battery. I want the LTE bands for my carrier in my area to all be supported. I want a camera capable of about 5MP pictures as I have a real camera that I use when I want ultra high quality photos.

It's really the removal of the memory expansion that upsets me. They're doing it to force consumers to buy new phones in a couple of years instead of simply adding more torage capacity to their existing phones.

Comment Re:I'll wait until (Score 1) 452 452

MythBuster's is so full of junk science that I feel dumber after watching an episode and find myself wondering things like the will the great ball of fire in the sky rise tomorrow and is the earth flat.

Really? I just enjoy watching the inevitable mechanical carnage from something they missed in their design or build process.

Comment Re:I AM AMAZED! (Score 1) 12 12

Folks, we get it: 3D is "the wave of the future", and people are printing out custom made 3D dildoes for a custom fit. We get it.

Thanks for the story.

Additive technologies have some rather important limitations, they can't produce anything that needs incredible strength achieved through pressure. Admittedly a lot of products are produced at STP, but if you need forged metal parts for their strength you're not going to get that inexpensively through an additive technology like a 3d printer. Subtractive technolgies, where that pre-hardened lump of material is machined down to the part that one wants is the only way currently to practically achieve that kind of result.

A large number of installed systems work by fiat. That is, they work by being declared to work. -- Anatol Holt