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Comment Re:Guns (Score 1) 337 337

I have. I was in a Peter Piper Pizza (a pizza place with children's rides and playsets for those who might not know) and there was a guy sitting across the room with his family with a pistol holstered in the open. I didn't get up and leave, but I did keep looking over to make sure there weren't any heated discussions starting.

Comment Add a cellular data toggle widget (Score 1) 129 129

On Android 4.4 I could toggle my cell data on and off with a swipe and a press. Android 5.1 has broken that simplicity, so now it's a swipe, a press, a careful swipe and another press (thanks, Google, for making that harder). I can toggle background data access on and off from the same widget bar. I just turn it on when I need it and off when I don't. The rest of the time I use wi-fi. I set my podcast app to only update and download on wi-fi, so I have plenty to listen to on my commutes without consuming my cell plan at all.

Comment Death by 1B papercuts (Score 1) 139 139

Since you can't be sure if someone is just speaking in code, just send the government everything and claim you think it could be terror activity. In fact, send them 10+ copies of everything and inundate them with the reports. Hell, generate random email messages and submit those. Let them set loose their analysts trying to puzzle out randomly generated garbage.

Comment Patrol more, sit less (Score 1) 468 468

I understand cops ideally need to be parked somewhere to monitor traffic, but rush hour makes up a limited part of their day. And even then they can alter their location periodically to foil both stalkers and people hoping to avoid the upcoming speed traps.

It's not like, "But my app said you were further up the road," is going to get anyone out of a ticket. And all the invalid police location entries will keep the Waze users slowed down more than it would have if the cop stayed put because there's now a larger area they might get busted in.

Comment Fake CC list wouldn't work (Score 1) 130 130

I can't speak to the other fake flooding ideas, but I do recall hearing a story where the reporter was shocked to learn that many who sell compromised CC lists offer a refund for any CC numbers that don't work. Putting out a long list of free numbers might district a few newbies, but the people with the experience and the financial backing wouldn't have been distracted by such free lists of dubious origin.

Comment Rush that check to the bank (Score 1) 400 400

Good on Mozilla for getting an influx of cash, but I'll be changing the search preferences of every Firefox I install on my and my coworkers systems. Yahoo's little "no more working from home" mess was cited by our CEO as a reason to halt the practice where I work. So Yahoo can go fsck itself with a broken broomstick.

Comment Going to miss my Droid 4's keyboard (Score 1) 544 544

I get the reason why manufacturers aren't producing slide out keyboards. Internationalization, easier to break, etc. That doesn't mean I like what's happening.

I'd like to see a flip phone that doubles as a wi-fi hotspot and then I'll just use a tablet for the things I wanted the "smart" part of the smartphone to do. (And it will look a lot less stupid than talking on a phablet that barely fits in anyone's hands who isn't 7 feet tall.)

Comment Use the smart phones / tablets as controllers (Score 1) 559 559

Find a way to communicate between the next Wii and smart phones, perhaps via Bluetooth. Create an app that lets the phone act as a touch screen controller for games. Perhaps have settings and preferences that can be stored on the device so people can keep their settings when they visit friends to play. Perhaps use LAN TCP/IP protocols instead of Bluetooth if you want to make the software workable on sub-$100 tablets. (Because what adult lets their 5 year old nephew repeatedly drop an iPad?)

Comment H1-B and/or specific (Score 1) 465 465

Both arguments I see are correct. I've personally seen it used to justify an H1-B and I have no doubt the internal promotion after a "public advertisement" arguments are both correct.

Next time I see such a specific placement ad, I may just call up the HR department and ask them whether or not I should bother submitting for a job as it seems they already have someone in mind.

Comment Re:Where's the outrage?! (Score 1) 255 255

How am I supposed to be outraged when CM doesn't bother supporting my Android 4.x device? I'm not going to buy a several hundred dollar phone just so I can turn around and void the warranty on it. If I'm going to experiment with an unsupported OS, it will be because my carrier is never going to bother updating my phone OS again.

Comment An unbottable game (Score 1) 285 285

If they want to prevent people from using bots, maybe they should END THE EFFING GRINDING. Seriously. What kind of entertainment company thinks people are entertained by repeatedly clicking a set of actions in the same place over and over again?

You want bots to stop being made? Stop making games that people don't want to have to drudge through.

Comment The beatings will continue until morale improves (Score 1) 477 477

Because nothing improves morale like being stuck in traffic for 30-60 minutes each direction so you can sit in a low walled cubicle with your over-cologned and over-perfumed coworkers trying not to listen to them think out loud for most of 8 hours. And in this case, even the dehumanizing cubicle might be too much for employees to ask for.

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