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Comment Re:The term is "Creative Destruction" (Score 1) 432 432

Regular Taxi services are just as bad IMHO. A yellow cab taxi approached us once in Atlantic City. It said something like $20 max on his car (was years ago, don't remember the exact amount). He wanted to charge us $50 as we were getting out. I told him his car said $20 (or whatever the max was), paid him the $20 + 20% tip. He got super mad, I told him to call the police if he felt like we were in the wrong, and he drove off angry. This is one of the reason both Uber as well as Lyft are thriving. The other is access. As someone who used to frequent new york city, we often had to take illegal black car services during rush hour. Rather than adjusting to demand, The trademark yellow cabs were nowhere to be found (until years later. Last time I was in NYC things had improved slightly...they even take credit cards via a fancy system in the back now!) I'm not arguing for or against Lyft/Uber. I don't use them (moved away from NYC to somewhere more accessible), but if your business model is so inefficient you actually leave room for a competitor to enter the market, you are doing something wrong...

Comment Pretty sure... (Score 1) 149 149

As someone who has a bazillion different grills and smokers. I'm pretty sure these 'students' don't know their (pork) butt, from a hole in the ground. Science doesn't make great flavor, expertise does (otherwise we'd have robots cooking gourmet meals by now...those things can't even run the local mcdonalds, forget cooking quality brisket. Also love the nerds on slashdot claiming to know about quality bbq. How many people here know without looking what animal or what part of said animal the brisket comes from?) P.S. I've been a computer nerd since I was old enough to read or write. My day job is a software engineer. My hobby is creating awesome food.

Comment Re:Android 5.1 fucked up my Nexus 5's camera. (Score 1) 179 179

FYI, the GPS issue is actually a hardware one, and easily fixable by tightening the screws on the S3. I didn't believe this at first, but I was shocked when it fixed things. GPS worked perfectly on my S3 (replaced it with an HTC One M8 recently due to a faulty power switch; the M8 runs Lollipop GPe...couldn't be happier).

Comment Really? (Score 1) 331 331

Second? is there anyone here who DOESN'T use newegg just to configure the initial build, only to switch to amazon (with it's lower prices) to complete the purchase? Just sayin...Newegg was cheaper...in the early 2000s. Amazon actually rules the roost now, even though it's website blows balls (newegg isn't doing so hot these days either, with it's downgrade in UI experience.)

Comment Re:What's TSYNC ? (Score 1) 338 338

Ben, you've really made me dislike Debian, and Debian was my one of my first distros. You may claim that Chrome is Spyware, but you have absolutely no proof to back up your claims (that the Chrome browser is spyware...hint, it's a trap, don't fall for it.) I personally use Chrome every day, and you know what I don't use every day? Debian, Do you know why? People like you. I've been using Linux for 20 years and it's people like you that get in the way of progress. I want to deal with a project that puts personal opinions aside and focuses on the greater good. Debian is not that project.

Comment Re:Pointless (Score 1) 93 93

They won't be competing with Twitch anyway. Alongside an average 20% drop in framerate across most games (tested with: Radeon 6970, Geforce GTX 750 ti, and others, including onboard AMD/intel graphics.) it tends to be rather buggy (friends frequently get bumped from streams), has next to no marketshare (everyone uses twitch), and no opportunity for revenue generation. In the mean time, OBS runs near flawlessly (no noticeable framerate decrease on most machines), supports several different streaming platforms, and much more.

Comment Re:Posting from MacOS.. (Score 1) 598 598

huh? Not to troll MacOS (I LOVE MacOS...) but my android phone has synced contacts and stuff for YEARS. My friend recently gave apple the finger and switched to Android because it just works. He dropped his iPhone 4s in a lake and lost ALL his contacts while we were fishing. Google has been syncing contacts to the cloud for as long as I can remember. Other stuff is synced as well (like photos). Apple is actually BEHIND the curve when it comes to syncs. I can bump two android devices together and clone said devices in order to reinstall apps, etc. This is an area where Apple definitely needs to catch up. As it stands right now, I can sync an android device a hell of a lot more easier than an iDevice.

Comment Re:Well... no. (Score 1) 126 126

It's not as easy as you think. When i set up my merchant account I had to have a credit report pulled. When the address I was using didn't match the one on my credit report, they made me send them a copy of a utility bill. All in all i had to give them: 2 different IDs Utility bill Lots of personal information In addition, if there was a fraud alert on my credit report or anything suspicious at all, things would get a lot more complicated. That's here in the US though. I have no idea how things work elsewhere.

If graphics hackers are so smart, why can't they get the bugs out of fresh paint?