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Comment: Re:Hypocrites (Score 2) 224

by unity (#48345361) Attached to: Mayday PAC Goes 2 For 8
"Their "competition" for the best video about the effect of big money was such an enormous debacle and a clear showing that their true goal was not to get money out of politics, but to get Conservative (and even libertarian) money out of politics"

And worth mentioning. If you look at the top 10 spending SuperPACs in the last cycle, you'll find that the left-leaning PACs outspent the right-leaning PACs by more than double.

The top 3 super pac disbursements this cycle were from the left: NextGen Climate, Senate Majority, House Majority. They spent over $160 Million combined The next 3 were from the right: American Crossroads, Freedom Partners, Ending Spending Action. They spent less than half of what the left spent at $76 million combined Rounding out the top 10 we have: NEA Advocacy (left leaning) $18 Milllion Congressional Leadership Fund (right leaning) $16 Million Americans for Responsible Solutions (left leaning) $16 Million Independence USA (left leaning) $15 Million Which totals another $49 Million on the left, and $16 Million on the right The grand total for the top 10 equals $209 Million for the left and $92 Million for the right.


Comment: Re:NEWS? (Score 2) 92

by unity (#48019259) Attached to: Facebook's Atlas: the Platform For Advertisers To Track Your Movements
"IE, well ... treat IE like the thing you use for work when all else fails. Because there's always another exploit around the corner."
Meh, I don't recall ever having much of a problem with IE. On the topic, there is a whole "tracking protection" section under IE accelerators. I block most all of it with these 4 easy to add addons:


Comment: i met a guy that had been hit (Score 2) 191

by unity (#48012215) Attached to: The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning
I was having a safety meeting with a guy when he told me how he had been hit by lightning once on a construction site. I said, "what'd you do?" He said, "I got up and ran! The only thing I could think of was that I didn't want to get hit again!"
He seemed like a normal enough guy, but he was adamant about not wanting to get struck again, that's for sure.

Comment: Re:Alright smart guy (Score 1) 504

by unity (#47962381) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?
"And the WP8.1 Developer Preview sure wasn't running nicely on my Lumia. I could not make any calls after the phone had been on for a while."
I had that problem at first as well; it turned out that it was turning on some new? feature called "Wi-Fi calling" by default. After I turned that off and set it to prefer cellular calling I had no more problems. 8.1 developer preview is great.

Comment: Re:Confusion? Really? (Score 1) 207

by unity (#47251401) Attached to: Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order
I think you are greatly underestimating its effect. I have been sent many a link to it by my wife (non-geek) and have heard many of her girlfriends and female relatives discuss things they have seen on the site at social gatherings. It has definitely generated traffic to the store, as I don't think this is some isolated experience. I (a geek) wouldn't even know about the site if it wasn't for the nongeek women in my life.

Comment: Re:Alleged Apple patents on Android (Score 1) 249

by unity (#46182315) Attached to: Wozniak To Apple: Consider Building an Android Phone
I had to make a blackberry app for a customer and It was a total pain in the ass for too many reasons to list. I say good riddance to it. I wouldn't count windows phone out, its easy to develop for and I happen to really like the interface. They did take too long to get into all the carriers. My big complaint with MS was their total lack of support for corporate apps on the WP. They have recently rectified that FINALLY, but still its a pita and takes a fair number of steps to enable. oh, and i'm with you on the beta bullshit.

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