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Comment Re:Less service? (Score 1) 480

Doesn't Tesla have an undercar robot that will do a battery swap in a few minutes now? Yeah, replacing the batteries in the trunk takes a while, and Honda won't even let me replace my own batteries in my hybrid, despite explaining to them that I have a degree in Electronics Engineering and experience as an electronics technician.

Comment There is a valid reason for some of these (Score 1) 239

Dominoes now allows you to order pizza by texting them a pizza emoji; presumably other delivery services would like to get in on the action. (Sounds to me like this would require setting up a lot of information associated with your phone number ahead of time for it to work, and useless for any company that doesn't do delivery or internet orders)

Comment Re:Wildly expensive (Score 1) 93

So I have a hunch the copyright holders of these older movies will try to get much larger licensing fees out of MST3k this time around.

Maybe, if they're clueless. Lots of movies that were basically collecting dust have experienced a "revival" from being lampooned on MST3K. For example, Manos, the Hands of Fate is basically a household name among movie geeks these days. If your movie is truly pretty shit and it's not making any money for you, you know the old saying about bad publicity...

Comment Re:Bringing stuff back (Score 2) 93

Yeah, I hate to say it, but I don't particularly relish the idea of an aging Joel or Mike besmirching the memory of the original by attempting to reclaim the old magic.

It won't be either. They're not ruling out the old characters making cameos or something, but they're getting a new, younger host (some comedian) and a couple other new people to play the bots. Joel's mostly just running the show.

Comment Re:Typical (Score 1) 381

If you ever want to slum it, I've found myself quite happy with Sennheiser CX-150s (2 for $30 special on Newegg). Those are my most expensive set. My others are neon-green Panasonic RPHJE120G, $6 each. When sitting at work listening to music or podcasts, the Sennheisers are slightly better than the cheap Panasonics. When mowing the lawn or working outside, it really doesn't matter except that the seal with the ear needs to be tight.

I'm happy to report that I don't have golden ears :)

Comment Re:Real bad news (Score 1) 381

Standby time on larger devices will be excellent. There is plenty of room for a battery and the non-screen electronics draw the same amount as the smaller phones. My problem is that I don't like phones with 5" screens, let alone phablets or tablets. I want something that I can stick in my rear jeans pocket and sit on like a wallet.

Comment Re:Typical (Score 1) 381

Needless to say, I haven't spend $700 on headphones if you total up my entire 40 years - and that includes two sets of noise cancelling headphones from when I used to take a lot of long flights. So my headphones are rarely worthy of a new jack. I'll just be happy if the weakest link is moved one step up the chain.

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -- who has no gills. -- Ambrose Bierce