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Comment Re:Controller? (Score 0, Flamebait) 118

If your console is dead, why would you still need the controller?

What do you mean, you're going to buy a new one? People are really stupid enough to buy a product with a failure rate this high? And to buy it repeatedly no matter how many times it fails?

Wow. People are dumb.

Comment We only have three seasons (Score 1) 451

Here in Lake Havasu City, AZ, there are three seasons:

Summer lasts from the end of Spring Break until Snowbird Season in September/October. Snowbird Season lasts for months until March/April when Spring Break season starts. Spring Break lasts for a few months until the end of May/beginning of June when the Summer heat returns, driving away all of the Spring Breakers smart enough to get out.

Each change of season is indicated by the large group of people leaving or returning. Snowbirds arrive when it starts to get tolerable outside, but they're driven away like magnetic polar opposites when the Spring Breakers start showing up. And most of the Spring Breakers know better than to stick around when it starts hitting 110+ for Summer.

Comment Re:No problem on Sprint (Score 3, Informative) 383

Instructions that I posted here:

      1. Call Your Voicemail
      2. At the menu, press 3 for Personal Options
      3. Press 2 for Greeting
      4. Press 1 to change the greeting.
      5. To enable/disable the instructions, press 3


Submission + - ISO votes to reject Microsoft's OOXML as standard

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has failed in its attempt to have its Office Open XML document format fast-tracked straight to the status of an international standard by the International Organization for Standardisation. http://www.computerworlduk.com/technology/developm ent/software/news/index.cfm?newsid=4983

Decryption Keys For HD-DVD Found, Confirmed 473

kad77 writes "It appears that, despite skepticism, 'muslix64' was the real deal. Starting from a riddle posted on pastebin.com, members on the doom9 forum identified the Title key for the HD-DVD release 'Serenity.' Volume Unique Keys and Title keys for other discs followed within hours, confirming that software HD-DVD players, like any common program, store important run-time data in memory. Here's a link to decryption utility and sleuthing info in the original doom9 forum thread. The Fair Use crowd has won Round One; now how will the industry respond?"

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