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Comment: Re:One filter = no tier (Score 1) 163

by vux984 (#49553983) Attached to: Apple Watch Launches

It's called CallerID.

And I don't need to look at my phone to know whether someone important is calling, because that's what distinctive ring/vibration is for.

Since you didn't say why, True wins.

I said why in the parent post, and in the post I made before that too.

loolololol since it's not tied to iTunes in any way, invalid.

"lololololol" right back at you. What's the domain called? Maybe you thought I meant the itunes application? If so your retort is understandable, but you still misunderstood.

I could use only third party apps and no Apple services

How do you get third party apps without using Apple services (for example without using smart ass?

Apple watch is vastly less reliant on Apple than Android Wear is on Google.

If only there was some way of getting apps for it without relying on apple, that might actually be true. But there is not, so its not.

Android wear might completely dependent on google than I thought; I really don't know. I speculate that if you can run it cyanogenmod you don't need google services to use it... but perhaps not. It doesn't really matter... I'm not advocating an android wear anyway.

Without Google Now it's a paperweight.

Without Apple so is your apple watch. Because without itunes (itunes the service not itunes the app), there are no 3rd party apps for it.

Comment: It hurts! (Score 3, Funny) 72

by markdavis (#49553079) Attached to: Random Generator Parodies Vapid Startup Websites

OK, I am in pain from laughing so hard!

Some of my favs include:

* Effortify! "Share your favorite efforts and discover new ones."

* Sprayit! "Spray like never before."


* Insectify! "The evolution of the insect"

Comment: Re:IPhones (Score 4, Interesting) 286

by ahabswhale (#49552771) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

If you think it's any better with Android, you'd be sorely mistaken. After installing Lolipop on my SGS5, it's performance went to complete shit and the battery life is abysmal (even with a brand new battery). I was able to fix the performance problem by doing things no user should have to do but I'm still working on the battery issue. And my experience is hardly anecdotal. Do some googling and you will find this is happening to A LOT of people.

Comment: Re:Cinavia hasn't been broken (Score 1) 279

by sexconker (#49552459) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

You can "[citation needed]" or you can look it up.
Your generation is useless.

Cinavia was cracked about 2 years ago and public tools for removing it from streams have been available for well over a year (often for money). Additionally, there are other (free) tools that attempt to round out the gaps that are left when the Cinavia signal is stripped out.

Even Wikipedia has this info.

Comment: Re:Seems to be OK all around then (Score 1) 605

but they still don't seriously threaten our society

exactly because we have vaccines, you fucking moron

and if not enough vaccinate, the diseases find vectors to proliferate again, AND they have a chance to get lucky and develop new strains that can get around our exisitng vaccines, threatening everyone period

everyone has to get vaccinated. if not, the person is ignorant, irresponsible and dangerous to all of our health. if you don't agree with that statement, you don't know what the fuck you are talking about and/ or you are blindly selfishly irresponsible

you have no freedom to choose something that threatens other people's lives (nevermind your own)

Comment: Re:Transmission loss (Score 1) 260

by russotto (#49551793) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes

It's not transmission losses. Turning fuel into electricity at large scale is 40% efficient. Turning electricity into heat with resistance heaters is 100% efficient. Turning fuel into heat at small scale is ~85% efficient with a regular furnace, ~95% efficient with a high-efficiency furnace. The big gain in using fuel for heat instead of electricity is avoiding the Carnot limit, not transmission losses.

Comment: Reminds me of the post on The Verge the other day (Score 1) 260

by melted (#49551753) Attached to: Tesla To Announce Battery-Based Energy Storage For Homes

Reminds me of the post on The Verge the other day about $45K 3.3KW solar charging stations that San Francisco bought with taxpayer money. Man, I'm glad I'm not a CA taxpayer, because I'd be pissed. Let's very optimistically assume 365 days sunny days a year and 10 hours of sunlight. That's 12775 KWh of energy, which at $0.15/KWh works out to $1916 per year. That's 23 years before those chargers pay for themselves, and that does not include repairs and maintenance (such as, you know, washing those panels once a year, and replacing broken stuff), AND the assumption is that the batteries generate their peak output through the entire day. So realistically, 50-60 years before you have any chance of breaking even.

This is basically the same thing. It makes no economic sense for 99.9% of its potential users, even those who already have solar.

All syllogisms have three parts, therefore this is not a syllogism.