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Comment: Re:AZ isn't anti-immigrant (Score 1) 835

by greeze (#36557990) Attached to: LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Do you really think in a state where brown skin is the majority that cops will waste their time bugging everyone who is brown skinned? We in AZ are aware there are a lot of legal Hispanics here, don't insult us with your assumptions.

Where do you see that AZ is majority non-white? Census numbers from 2010 show that Arizona is 73% white. Did I just read your post wrong?

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/04000.html

Comment: Re:So... Holotoy? (Score 1) 96

by greeze (#35792922) Attached to: Glasses-Free 3D On iPad (Sorta)

Holotoy uses the accelerometer and calculates the viewing angle based on the iPad's orientation. This uses the camera and calculates the viewing angle based on the viewer's location in space. The main difference is that with this, you can put the device on a table and it'll adjust the angle as you move around it. You don't have to be holding and moving the device for it to work.

Comment: Re:Does bookmark sync *really* work? (Score 1) 189

by greeze (#35452962) Attached to: Firefox 4 RC1 Released

The lack of versioning is the real problem with it, though. It was a fluke that I lost some of my bookmarks, but it happened. In my case, it wasn't user error. It was a bug. But imagine if it was a user error and I accidentally deleted a bookmark or bookmarks. With no versioning in there, there's absolutely no way to get them back.

Sync works great until it doesn't. And when it doesn't, there's no recourse. It's great that it's working for you, but anyone would be wise to have a backup plan in place if they're going to use this.

Comment: Re:Does bookmark sync *really* work? (Score 3, Informative) 189

by greeze (#35442904) Attached to: Firefox 4 RC1 Released

No, it's crap. I love Firefox 4, but bookmark sync is pretty friggin' awful. I've lost entire folders full of bookmarks, which wouldn't be a problem if there was a way to roll back to previous versions. There isn't. Once they're gone, they're gone. Luckily I still had my Foxmarks account and was able to bring back most of what I'd lost. Until there's a way to view your sync'd data in a secure online account, and to roll back to previous versions, I suggest you stay far far away from Firefox Sync if you value your data.

Comment: Re:Batteries are history (Score 1) 650

by greeze (#29607209) Attached to: Electric Car Nano-Batteries Aim For 500 Mile Range

"Yes dear, the battery in the car is flat, I've just got to wait an hour for it to charge, then I'll be on my way home..."

"Yes dear, I ran out of gas and now I have to walk to the nearest gas station, fill up a can, walk back to the empty car, put enough in there to *drive* to the gas station, fill it for real, then I'll be on my way home."

Comment: Re:If I ever see (Score 1) 144

by greeze (#29293291) Attached to: Running Over Virtual Pedestrians Helps In-Game Ad Recall

Ah, but what if they offered you a version without commercials for $60 or one with ads all over it for $20 - which would you choose then? (And yes, in this scenario you must only choose one or the other - saying "I would download the torrent for free" isn't what I am looking for as an answer.)

If I was absolutely forced to choose one or the other, I'd go with the $60 ad-free version if it was a great game, or the $20 version if it was so-so. But *really*, I'd grab a torrent if it was just so-so.
 

And as a follow up - have you gotten rid of your television, radio, and internet as well, because they also have ads everywhere. Forget going to the movie theater too - even forking over $12 won't let you escape the ads. (Except for a cool old school theater in my city where they have zero ads or previews, but instead have a real live person playing a pipe organ before they show the feature.)

* Television: Still have it. No cable though. I use it to watch ad-free TV shows that I've downloaded, and Instant-Watch movies from Netflix (I *will* still pay for media if the price is right.)
* Radio: Replaced with ad-free podcasts of all my favorite shows.
* Internet: Firefox with adblock plus.
* Theater: I have my pick of second-run theaters all over my city that will show me an ad-free movie for $3. Some have sofas as seats and serve beer and pizza, too. I do still get the previews, but I like those. Oh, and no kids in the evenings.

I get pretty much all the entertainment I want for much less than I used to pay, and it's (mostly) ad-free. Why would I choose something dripping with ads when there's so much available without?

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