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Comment: Re:Freakin' Riders. (Score 2) 767

by Wamoc (#45958119) Attached to: Incandescent Bulbs Get a Reprieve

In this case it is doubly stupid since CFLs save you money as well...

Not always. I have some fixtures in my house that if I put a CFL in it will burn out in a week or two, but putting a good old incandescent bulb in there will last a year or two. That light is used for about 5 minutes a day, so I save a lot of money by putting in incandescents. Just because on paper something can save you money, doesn't mean that in practice it does. Those figures are from perfect condition labs, not how people actually use them.

Comment: Re:Aren't they clearly labeled? (Score 1) 348

by Wamoc (#45715295) Attached to: Red Light Camera Use Declined In 2013 For the First Time
The red light cameras are not always clearly marked. Some of them near me have signs for it, but others don't have a sign at all.
And your assertion that you haven't had problems with them since you don't run red lights is ridiculous. I don't run red lights either and I have had them take pictures of me when I was the first car in the line and I didn't clear the intersection before it turned red (I was paying attention and started into the intersection immediately after it turned green). I know of one that takes a picture of every vehicle turning left (been doing that for about 5 years now). There are times/places where it is impossible to not get hit by the red light cameras without knowing the flawed ones.

Comment: Re:Seattle? Seriously? (Score 1) 240

by Wamoc (#44681203) Attached to: Only One US City Makes "Top Ten Internet Cities Worldwide" List

Reading the article, it appears Seattle scored highly based, at least in part, on things they say they plan to do.

If Obama saying he is going to do stuff (and not actually doing them) is enough to get him a Nobel prize, then why can't Seattle win this for saying they will improve things?

Comment: Re:Why fine them? (Score 1) 86

by Wamoc (#42681035) Attached to: Sony Fined In UK For PlayStation Network Hack
The reason Sony is being fined is because of how their security was implemented. The other companies had actual security in place. Sony's security was the equivalent of a sign on the data saying "Please don't take this". The ICO knows that no security is 100% safe, but expects companies to at least attempt to keep data safe (which Sony did not do in this case). Sony also had every single one of its divisions customer data hacked.

They also offered free identity protection to ALL OF THEIR CUSTOMERS, for free.

I never got an offer of free identity protection when my data was stolen. The emails I got from them basically said "By the way, you may want to keep an eye out for identity theft". My data wasn't stolen through the PSN, but through the online MMO games portion.

Comment: Re:Actually it does. (Score 1) 183

by Wamoc (#42450745) Attached to: Antivirus Software Performs Poorly Against New Threats

As it renders the virus useless.

No it doesn't. Viruses take advantage of a vulnerability to infect a system. Once it is on the system it doesn't use the vulnerability anymore.

Obligatory car analogy: You got a nail through a tire on your car. To take care of it you just don't drive on the road with nails on it where you got the first one. This doesn't fix it as the nail is still there making the tire deflate.

Comment: Re:Yawn (Score 1) 357

by Wamoc (#41694527) Attached to: Surface RT vs. iPad: a Comparison

Mistake #1: He compares it to 32 GB iPad, yet fails to mention that Windows and Office alone eat up about 12GB. So in reality, Surface is 20 GB and not 32.

Obvious shill is obvious.

And if he compared it to the 16GB iPad that would not have been a fair comparison because the Surface has a lot more storage. The 32GB iPad does not have 32GB of usable storage either. 32GB iPad to 32GB Surface is the closest to a fair comparison.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 1160

by Wamoc (#41659581) Attached to: Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech

Most of the founding fathers are 'suspected atheists.'

Actually, most of the founding fathers were proclaimed deists. They believed that a God created everything, then sat back to watch everything. This same believe could have lost you the trust of the people back then as well.

The bomb will never go off. I speak as an expert in explosives. -- Admiral William Leahy, U.S. Atomic Bomb Project

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