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Comment: Re:Apple vs. Other Devices (Score 1) 240

by rjr162 (#45473119) Attached to: Not All USB Power Is Created Equal

I also have a 1.5A cigarette light.. errrr "Power Port" charger that will charge my gt-i9300 S3 just fine but will NOT charge my wife's international Note II. It will for a short while if she's using it, then the phone will start making the charger connected sound over and over. The only way for it to charge her phone is to turn the phone off. The Note II just pulls too much power with the screen, battery etc and seems to overheat the charger. (Not that I'd expect this to happen with an iPhone but thought I'd share)

Comment: Re: I agree (Score 2) 312

by rjr162 (#44342941) Attached to: Poll Shows That 75% Prefer Printed Books To eBooks

Same with me... PDF manuals are great but I print the sections I need and highlight, or read the PDF while copy/pasting or typing the sections I need and printing my version out.

Same deal with when I do remote starts. So much easier to have a hard copy on hand than messing with a PDF or website on a damn laptop or handheld

Comment: I guess I'm confused but... (Score 1) 178

by rjr162 (#44038313) Attached to: TiVo Series 5 Coming This Fall

"One model of TiVo’ s new all-digital DVRs would include ATSC over-the-air reception capability; this model, therefore, requires waiver of both the DCR Rules and Section 15.117(b)’s dual analog/digital tuner requirement."

Why does it need a waiver of the rules and Section 15.117(b) when all OTA broadcasts (and pretty much all other forms of broadcast) are now digital and not analog? I mean the FCC mandated the analog to digital OTA switch over... I guess I'm just really confused or our government is really that SLOW and/or doesn't know what the heck the other sections are doing even when it's plastered all over the news... ??

Comment: Re:So what? (Score 1) 230

by rjr162 (#43913309) Attached to: New Drugs Trail Many Old Ones In Effectiveness Against Disease

not quite, because how do you *know* it's the best way? You don't. it's just the best way of the ways you know, but there are many unknown ways of which some could be better.

For your example: "It's like having a screwdriver and then trying to invent a hammer that's different from a screwdriver but does the same thing."

It'd be more like "It's like having a screwdriver and then trying to invent something that's different from a screw driver but does the same thing, such as an electric drill or screw driver, and then beyond that a cordless drill or screw driver"

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"