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

by eWarz (#49451723) Attached to: Google Lollipop Bricking Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Devices
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

by eWarz (#49359525) Attached to: Amazon Requires Non-Compete Agreements.. For Warehouse Workers
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

by eWarz (#49212833) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux
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

by eWarz (#48862603) Attached to: Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone
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

by eWarz (#48743285) Attached to: Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive
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

by eWarz (#48306621) Attached to: Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card
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.

Comment: Re:Please describe exactly (Score 1, Informative) 392

I can't resist but to feed the troll. This guy claims to pay '$12,000/year in deductibles', but the federal silver plan is about a fifth of that. Even the federal bronze plans don't have deductibles that high. Once again..another republican moron that didn't graduate high school trying to run the company... Before you mod down, educate yourself: https://www.healthcare.gov/how...

Comment: Re:Lack of ability to challenge bad debt (Score 2) 570

by eWarz (#47563079) Attached to: 35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
If this is true, you have both a lawsuit against the original creditor (fraud or negligence), the collection agency (violation of the FDCPA), as well as TransUnion (FCRA violation). Most lawyers will take this pro bono if you can prove with any level of intelligence that you don't owe the original debt. Take advantage of this! I've known people who've easily collected 50k between the supposed original creditor, collection agency, and moronic credit reporting agencies like TransUnion...and that's after attorney's fees. Should you feed into litigious america? I'd normally say no, but fuck that, big corporation needs to learn not to mess with consumers.

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