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Comment: they've always had a "lesser" phone (Score 1) 348

by erotic_pie (#44867057) Attached to: Did Apple Make a Mistake By Releasing Two New iPhones?
The 5C is nothing new, Apple has always sold a "lesser/budget" phone with the previous year's model, it's just that this year they tweaked the previous years model with a new ccase.

The 5C is nothing more than a 5 with, what I am assuming, is a cheaper to produce case, leading to higher margins compared to just selling the previous year's model.

Comment: Horrible things? (Score 4, Insightful) 856

by erotic_pie (#43698103) Attached to: California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated
Wouldn't most "horrible things" that you would do with a gun be illegal? Meaning you wouldn't be able to walk away scott-free.

Unless there is some crazy loophole that says if you kill someone with an unregistered homemade gun it's 100% legal. Which if that's the case I don't think it's the 3D printer that is the problem.

Also, I guess this means it's time to start regulating CNC machines as well.

Comment: Re:I'll probably be in the minority here... (Score 0) 134

Good to know.

I guess it really does depend on the area. Here in Colorado, Sprint's coverage has been lightyears beyond what AT&T's coverage was. Even some places up in the mountains I'll still get decent coverage. My 3g data speeds are about half of what I was getting with AT&T (1mbit vs. 2mbit) but I'll take slower in more places than faster in few places any day. I also get 3g in most places that I was just stuck with edge on AT&T.

Comment: I'll probably be in the minority here... (Score 2, Interesting) 134

I'll probably be in the minority here, but I would say go with Sprint. Sure their data speeds aren't the fastest, but they are a good bit cheaper than Verizon, and their speeds are still plenty useable for web browsing, Pandora, and Netflix. Plus you get the added bonus of free roaming on Verizon's network if you're outside of Sprint's coverage areas. Pretty much anything is better than AT&T.

Comment: Re:Just scientific experiments? (Score 0) 169

by erotic_pie (#39338081) Attached to: Single-Ion Clock 100 Times More Accurate Than Atomic Clock
If I remember correctly, GPS will be difficult to get much more accurate than it is today to the time distortions caused by relativity. Once a clock gets this accurate the relativistic distortion between the sattellite in space and the user on the ground becomes too great. That is of course if they don't find a workaround to the problem.

Comment: Tamrac (Score 0) 282

by erotic_pie (#37095500) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Laptop + DSLR Backpacks
I love Tamrac bags, they have a great build quality for the cost.

I have had the Adventure 9 and am currently using the Expedition 7x and they are great bags.

I would highly reccomend any of these bags:

"Success covers a multitude of blunders." -- George Bernard Shaw