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Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 1) 408 408

by gspear (#47021055) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?
What my insurance company does is to send a check for the depreciated value of the stolen items. I would then have up to a year to buy replacements. After showing proof, the insurance company would then send me another check to cover the difference. Makes sense if I choose not to replace any stolen items.

Comment: On planes, too (Score 2) 123 123

by gspear (#44374427) Attached to: The Rise of Linux In In-Vehicle Infotainment
I was on a Cathay Pacific flight a couple of years ago when the in-flight entertainment system (video on demand, music, games) got stuck. I told the attendant and he said he would reset it. The screen went blank and then showed what was clearly a Linux console boot sequence (complete with penguin logo).

Comment: Re:DLP (Score 1) 95 95

by gspear (#42158347) Attached to: Mitsubishi Drops Bulky DLP TVs: End of an Era
I have the first generation 1080p DLP from Samsung (HLR series). It has its rough spots -- no 1080p input over HDMI (only VGA), 1:1 pixel setting needs to be set in Service Menu at every power up -- but it it's still working well and I can't really justify getting rid of it yet. I replaced the bulb once because it was getting dim. I replaced the color wheel after it shattered but the replacement was about $100 and the procedure wasn't too complicated.

Comment: Re:Will this be any different? (Score 1) 147 147

by gspear (#39499755) Attached to: GNOME 3.4 Released
I was disappointed to find out that cinnamon won't implement 2-D virtual desktop configurations either, something I started usng with swm, and through olvwm, fvwm, sawfish, and compiz+wall plugin. nd if you had to stick with one dimension, I'm finding gnome-shell's vertical layout of multiple desktops more sensible than cinnamon's horizontal layout.
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Hank Chien Reclaims Donkey Kong High Score 122 122

Posted by Soulskill
from the barrels-of-fun dept.
An anonymous reader writes "If you can say anything about Hank Chien, it's that he evidently doesn't take defeat very well. Sure, he knew not so deep down that his Donkey Kong World Record score wouldn't last forever, but he couldn't have foreseen that it would have been toppled so quickly. Twice, even. But he also knew that more Kong competition would be coming his way; namely Richie Knucklez Kong-Off in March. So Hank had something to prove, and prove he did. Scoring a massive 1,068,000 points in less than three hours, Hank has officially reclaimed the high score in Nintendo’s 1981 arcade classic."

Woman Sues Google Over Street View Shots of Her Underwear 417 417

Posted by samzenpus
from the airing-your-clean-laundry dept.
Kittenman writes "The Telegraph (and several US locals) are covering a story about a Japanese woman who had her underwear on the line while the Google car went past. She is now suing Google: 'I was overwhelmed with anxiety that I might be the target of a sex crime,' the woman told a district court. 'It caused me to lose my job and I had to change my residence.'"

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