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Comment: Yes, they matter. (Score 1) 253 253

I recently switched from Verizon to Cricket to save some money and went from a Galaxy S4 to a Galaxy Express. The S4 was snappy, no lag opening apps, unlocked right away and so on. The Express would often lag switching apps or even unlocking the screen. When I had it synced via bluetooth with my car stereo and I would skip a song, it would take 3 or 4 seconds to actually skip, where the S4 was instantaneous. I know it seems petty, but when you're used to speed, it's hard to go back. I ended up biting the bullet and getting a Nexus 5. Life is good again.

Comment: I'm no hardware expert (Score 1) 358 358

I'm no hardware expert so the following question isn't rhetorical. How hard is it really to capture the audio output going to your speakers? Unless they put some kind of encryption into them like with HDMI, it seems to me that they are a little short sighted to say the least saying this is non-piratable.

Comment: Re:They always told me I was so smart... (Score 1) 243 243

I was in a similar situation. My parents always told me I was so smart because I could do some things on the computer so I pursued a career in IT. Most miserable 10 years of my life. What was once a hobby, became a chore that I wasn't any good at because I only enjoyed doing the things I was interested in. If I wasn't interested in it, like networking, servers, and such, I completely lacked motivation to do it. I've since found my passion and am on my way to working in that field.

Comment: Re:Democrats voted (Score 1) 932 932

In theory it gets atrociously bad politicians out of office. I've never seen it work in practice though. They did it to Cynthia McKinney here in Georgia but then the voters in that district got stuck with Hank Johnson who thought Guam was going to tip over so I don't think they really came out ahead on that one.

Comment: Re:Can I play with my friends? (Score 1) 133 133

It's technically possible. War Thunder just arrived for PS4 and there is cross-platform gameplay. PS4 players are easily denoted in-game by the * next to their name which doesn't do them any favors since the general consensus is that keyboard/mouse controls are far superior to controller.

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