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Comment: Re:Who the hell needs this? (Score 1) 124

by aergern (#45980449) Attached to: BitTorrent's Bram Cohen Unveils New Steganography Tool DissidentX

You ARE the problem. You've been conditioned to believe this since 9/11 and it's wrong. Us old folks remember when our lives were private unless WE divulged the information. They've trained millennials to SHARE everything and quite a few of us older folks think we have to change with the times. Well, no. Fuck that.

Comment: Re:Seems like expensive space (Score 2) 167

by aergern (#45428387) Attached to: Sears To Convert Old Auto Centers Into National Chain of Data Centers

Apparently the other articles were not read about the fact that Sears outright OWNS most of their space across the country. They are turning buildings they all ready own outright into data centers. And not just auto centers either but retail stores they've closed.

Comment: Re:I won't buy another nexus until they add miniSD (Score 2) 78

by aergern (#45286733) Attached to: Google Nexus 5 Posts Best Gaming Benchmark Among Android Smartphones

So ... other than the "cloud" falacy ... ever strike you that Microsoft sued a bunch of OEM's? And maybe it was due to their use of exFAT/Fat32 on the SDcard? Yeah. Well. Think about it.

If they don't format the /sdcard partition in a Microsoft FS but may you use Android Transfer or as an MTP device ...then OEM's and Google don't have to pay Microsoft a dime. heh.

Comment: Re:second hand e-smoke (Score 1) 314

by aergern (#44800479) Attached to: Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

" Liquid for producing vapor in electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-juice or e-liquid, is a solution of propylene glycol(PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and/or polyethylene glycol 400 (PEG400) mixed with concentrated flavors; and optionally, a variable concentration of nicotine. "

You probably should do some actual research. And as others say ... don't eat much? Do ya?

Comment: Re:Can't win (Score 1) 372

by aergern (#44569133) Attached to: New Tech Money, Same Old Problems

No, you are missing the point. There busses, Caltrain and BART already ... instead of these corps. helping to make public transit even better they are opting out of paying their fair share and spending it on MORE busses that only their employees can ride ... which clog the streets even more. I pass a bunch of them each morning on my ride in. *shrug*

Comment: Re:Misses the point (Score 2) 419

by aergern (#44073971) Attached to: Android Fragmentation Isn't Hurting Its Adoption

It's the same with targeting Android 4.0.x as the baseline. You will hit 75% of the Android market. There are some folks who just use their phone to talk and text ... Android 2.2.x will do that until their phones break so they will not upgrade until they have to. Folks need to stop whining about fragmentation and target the majority because most of those "good enough" phones with 2.2.x on them will just be around ... it's not like they can be revoked or have a newer version that's crippled. It is what it is.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil